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Scobey, Montana - Basic Facts

The City of Scobey had a population of 995 as of July 1, 2016. Scobey ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Montana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Scobey is located at latitude 48.7906 and longitude -105.4208 in Daniels County. 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. Daniels County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,467 feet.

The City of Scobey (GNIS ID: 2411841) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Montana is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Scobey is located within Scobey Division of Daniels County.

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

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


Total Population 995
Population in Households 956
Population in Familes 698
Population in Group Qrtrs 39
Population Density1 1,314
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 466
Average Household Size 2.05
Family Households 251
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 615 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 358 (58.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 108 (17.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 149 (24.2%)
Median Home Value $103,804
Average Home Value $132,799


Median Household Income $45,063
Average Household Income $65,906
Per Capita Income $31,398
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.35% -0.04%
Households -0.2% 0.09%
Families -0.06% -0.16%
Median Household Income   2.85%
Per Capita Income   1.9%
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, 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 # 91 75th
Population Density1 # 54 85th
Diversity Index2 # 204 45th
Median Household Income # 177 52nd
Per Capita Income # 64 83rd

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