Fergus County MT Information


Fergus County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 11,797
Population in Households 11,332
Population in Familes 8,835
Population in Group Qrtrs 465
Population Density1 3
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 5,221
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 3,207
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,039 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,673 (60.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,548 (25.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 818 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $176,207
Average Home Value $227,178


Median Household Income $44,290
Average Household Income $65,135
Per Capita Income $29,426
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.25% 0.29%
Households 0.33% 0.35%
Families 0.02% 0.16%
Median Household Income   2.39%
Per Capita Income   3.04%
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.


Fergus County MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fergus County to the other 56 counties and county equivalents 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 # 17 71st
Population Density1 # 27 50th
Diversity Index2 # 41 27th
Median Household Income # 30 48th
Per Capita Income # 18 70th

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