Baker, MT Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Baker, Montana - Basic Facts

The City of Baker had a population of 1,776 as of July 1, 2015. Baker ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for 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 Baker is located at latitude 46.3649 and longitude -104.2734 in Fallon County. The formal boundaries for the City of Baker (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles. Fallon County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,920 feet.

The City of Baker 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Baker population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

City of Baker, MT Boundary Map

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Baker, MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,776
Population in Households 1,745
Population in Familes 1,366
Population in Group Qrtrs 31
Population Density1 1,831
Diversity Index2 9
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 786
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 482
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 939 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 539 (57.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 247 (26.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 153 (16.3%)
Median Home Value $143,750
Average Home Value $179,221
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $52,013
Average Household Income $65,473
Per Capita Income $28,524
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.38% 1.06%
Households 0.57% 1.27%
Families 0.94% 1.1%
Median Household Income   2.69%
Per Capita Income   2.5%
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.

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Baker, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Baker to the other 364 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Montana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 63 83rd
Population Density1 # 27 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 321 12th
Median Household Income # 102 72nd
Per Capita Income # 94 74th

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