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The Town of Denton had a population of 296 as of July 1, 2016. Denton ranks in 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 Denton is located at latitude 47.3217 and longitude -109.9489 in Fergus County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Denton (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Fergus County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,599 feet.

The Town of Denton (GNIS ID: 2412418) 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 Town of Denton is located within Denton Division of Fergus County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Denton 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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Denton, MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 296
Population in Households 277
Population in Familes 228
Population in Group Qrtrs 19
Population Density1 389
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 141
Average Household Size 1.96
Family Households 96
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 182 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 103 (56.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 38 (20.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 41 (22.5%)
Median Home Value $126,852
Average Home Value $269,660


Median Household Income $42,441
Average Household Income $69,287
Per Capita Income $30,263
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.41% 1.76%
Households 2.61% 2.04%
Families 6.7% 1.81%
Median Household Income   -0.63%
Per Capita Income   1.8%
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.

Denton, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Denton 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 # 203 45th
Population Density1 # 145 60th
Diversity Index2 # 345 5th
Median Household Income # 209 43rd
Per Capita Income # 94 74th

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