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Charlo, Montana - Basic Facts

The Charlo Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Lake County at latitude 47.4428 and longitude -114.1722. Lake County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,936 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Charlo 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 Charlo Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Charlo: Big Flat, Charlotte, Tabor.

Charlo Census Designated Place, MT Boundary Map


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


Total Population 391
Population in Households 389
Population in Familes 320
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 196
Diversity Index2 43


Total Households 165
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 114
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 189 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 123 (65.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 43 (22.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $138,462
Average Home Value $168,648


Median Household Income $33,797
Average Household Income $46,235
Per Capita Income $18,329
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.74% 0.66%
Households 1.03% 0.72%
Families 4.13% 0.69%
Median Household Income   2.83%
Per Capita Income   2.08%
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.


Charlo, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Charlo 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 # 171 53rd
Population Density1 # 186 49th
Diversity Index2 # 32 91st
Median Household Income # 296 19th
Per Capita Income # 311 15th

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