Swan Lake, MT Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Swan Lake Census Designated Place had a population of 116 as of July 1, 2016. Swan Lake 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 Swan Lake is located at latitude 47.9361 and longitude -113.7997 in Lake County. The formal boundaries for the Swan Lake Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lake County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,104 feet.

The Swan Lake Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583855) 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 Swan Lake Census Designated Place is located within Woods Bay-Rollins Division of Lake County.

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

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


Total Population 116
Population in Households 116
Population in Familes 93
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 15
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 58
Average Household Size 2.0
Family Households 40
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 187 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 48 (25.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 10 ( 5.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 129 (69.0%)
Median Home Value $375,000
Average Home Value $488,021


Median Household Income $51,071
Average Household Income $59,778
Per Capita Income $27,602
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.42% 0.34%
Households 0.28% 0.34%
Families 1.26% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.41%
Per Capita Income   1.8%
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.

Swan Lake, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Swan Lake 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 # 296 19th
Population Density1 # 338 7th
Diversity Index2 # 250 31st
Median Household Income # 101 73rd
Per Capita Income # 147 60th

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