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Carter, Montana - Basic Facts

The Carter Census Designated Place had a population of 57 as of July 1, 2016. Carter ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Montana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Carter is located at latitude 47.7778 and longitude -110.9328 in Chouteau County. The formal boundaries for the Carter Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Chouteau County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,123 feet.

The Carter Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2407975) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Montana is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Carter Census Designated Place is located within Fort Benton Division of Chouteau County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Carter population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Carter: Sidney.

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Carter Census Designated Place, MT Boundary Map

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Carter, MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 57
Population in Households 53
Population in Familes 43
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 20
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 28
Average Household Size 1.89
Family Households 18
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 32 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 21 (65.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 6 (18.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 4 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $141,667
Average Home Value $197,500


Median Household Income $50,000
Average Household Income $73,752
Per Capita Income $32,069
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.28% 0.0%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families 0.92% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.0%
Per Capita Income   1.88%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Carter, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Carter to the other 364 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Montana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 343 6th
Population Density1 # 324 12th
Diversity Index2 # 304 17th
Median Household Income # 117 69th
Per Capita Income # 48 87th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Montana Census Data Comparison Tool.