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Saint Ignatius, Montana - Basic Facts

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The Town of Saint Ignatius had a population of 863 as of July 1, 2016. Saint Ignatius ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Saint Ignatius is located at latitude 47.3183 and longitude -114.0954 in Lake County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Saint Ignatius (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lake County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,940 feet.

The Town of Saint Ignatius (GNIS ID: 2412594) 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 Saint Ignatius is located within Flathead Division of Lake County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Saint Ignatius 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 Saint Ignatius: Mission, Sni'ye'lmn.

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


Total Population 863
Population in Households 862
Population in Familes 681
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 1,535
Diversity Index2 63


Total Households 340
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 219
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 380 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 191 (50.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 149 (39.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 40 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $99,603
Average Home Value $147,222


Median Household Income $29,753
Average Household Income $50,457
Per Capita Income $19,277
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.39% 0.44%
Households 0.33% 0.35%
Families 0.67% 0.18%
Median Household Income   2.25%
Per Capita Income   1.08%
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.

Saint Ignatius, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Saint Ignatius 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 # 106 71st
Population Density1 # 44 88th
Diversity Index2 # 7 99th
Median Household Income # 345 5th
Per Capita Income # 315 14th

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