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Willow Creek, Montana - Basic Facts

The Willow Creek Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Gallatin County at latitude 45.8097 and longitude -111.6489. Gallatin County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,160 feet.

The formal official name is the Willow Creek Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Willow Creek, Montana.

The U5 Census Class Code for Willow Creek indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Willow Creek Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.73 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Willow Creek Census Designated Place, MT Boundary Map


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Willow Creek, MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 241
Population in Households 241
Population in Familes 203
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 88
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 117
Average Household Size 2.06
Family Households 82
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 139 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 86 (61.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 31 (22.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 (15.8%)
Median Home Value $202,083
Average Home Value $259,770


Median Household Income $51,210
Average Household Income $64,025
Per Capita Income $26,574
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 3.29% 3.05%
Households 3.52% 3.21%
Families 9.39% 2.99%
Median Household Income   1.86%
Per Capita Income   2.23%
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.


Willow Creek, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Willow Creek to the other 364 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Montana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 220 40th
Population Density1 # 244 33rd
Diversity Index2 # 241 34th
Median Household Income # 71 81st
Per Capita Income # 130 65th

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