Lake County MT Information


Lake County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 30,096
Population in Households 29,509
Population in Familes 23,848
Population in Group Qrtrs 587
Population Density1 20
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 11,887
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 7,925
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 17,460 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,162 (46.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,725 (21.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,573 (31.9%)
Median Home Value $250,492
Average Home Value $335,163


Median Household Income $44,599
Average Household Income $60,392
Per Capita Income $24,150
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.64% 0.72%
Households 0.54% 0.67%
Families 0.27% 0.5%
Median Household Income   2.15%
Per Capita Income   2.63%
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.


Lake County MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake 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 # 9 86th
Population Density1 # 6 91st
Diversity Index2 # 4 95th
Median Household Income # 29 50th
Per Capita Income # 46 20th

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