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Basin, Montana - Basic Facts

The Basin Census Designated Place had a population of 212 as of July 1, 2016. Basin ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Montana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Basin is located at latitude 46.2834 and longitude -112.2872 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the Basin Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,364 feet.

The Basin Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2407801) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Montana is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Basin Census Designated Place is located within Boulder Division of Jefferson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Basin population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Basin: Basin City.

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Basin, MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 212
Population in Households 212
Population in Familes 175
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 17
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 99
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 68
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 123 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 80 (65.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 19 (15.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 (19.5%)
Median Home Value $241,667
Average Home Value $260,443


Median Household Income $43,109
Average Household Income $68,194
Per Capita Income $27,570
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.0% -0.09%
Households 0.0% -0.2%
Families 4.07% -0.3%
Median Household Income   -0.42%
Per Capita Income   1.47%
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.

Basin, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Basin 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 # 242 35th
Population Density1 # 336 8th
Diversity Index2 # 239 35th
Median Household Income # 201 45th
Per Capita Income # 149 59th

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