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Glendive, Montana - Basic Facts

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The City of Glendive had a population of 5,224 as of July 1, 2017. Glendive ranks in the upper 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 Glendive is located at latitude 47.1065 and longitude -104.7109 in Dawson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Glendive (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Dawson County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,077 feet.

The City of Glendive (GNIS ID: 2410600) 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 Glendive is located within Glendive Division of Dawson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Glendive population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Glendive, MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,224
Population in Households 4,740
Population in Familes 3,591
Population in Group Qrtrs 484
Population Density1 1,574
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 2,195
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 1,262
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,404 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,314 (54.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 882 (36.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 209 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $164,680
Average Home Value $162,938


Median Household Income $50,940
Average Household Income $64,495
Per Capita Income $28,261
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.79% 0.74%
Households 0.88% 0.82%
Families 0.81% 0.58%
Median Household Income   1.13%
Per Capita Income   2.46%
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.

Glendive, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Glendive to the other 364 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Montana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 23 94th
Population Density1 # 40 89th
Diversity Index2 # 88 76th
Median Household Income # 124 66th
Per Capita Income # 158 57th

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