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Scobey, Montana - Basic Facts

The City of Scobey is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Daniels County at latitude 48.7906 and longitude -105.4208. Daniels County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,467 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Scobey, but most people and references simply refer to it as Scobey, Montana.

The P1 Census Class Code for Scobey indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Scobey (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Scobey, MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,031
Population in Households 993
Population in Familes 735
Population in Group Qrtrs 38
Population Density1 1,362
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 485
Average Household Size 2.05
Family Households 266
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 623 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 374 (60.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 111 (17.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 138 (22.2%)
Median Home Value $175,694
Average Home Value $196,533


Median Household Income $42,322
Average Household Income $60,278
Per Capita Income $28,255
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.32% 0.73%
Households 0.64% 0.85%
Families 1.28% 0.74%
Median Household Income   3.58%
Per Capita Income   1.7%
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.


Scobey, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Scobey to the other 364 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Montana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 88 76th
Population Density1 # 52 86th
Diversity Index2 # 211 42nd
Median Household Income # 189 48th
Per Capita Income # 76 79th

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