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The Swan Lake Census Designated Place had a population of 114 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 114
Daytime Population: Workers 23
Daytime Population: Residents 53
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 76
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.67
Population in Households 114
Population in Familes 92
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 15
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $54,783
Average Household Income $64,915
Per Capita Income $28,949


Total Housing Units 183 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 47 (25.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 10 ( 5.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 126 (68.9%)
Median Home Value $356,250
Average Home Value $478,191


Total Households 57
Average Household Size 2.0
Family Households 39
Average Family Size 2
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.12% 0.17%
Households 0.0% 0.35%
Families 0.73% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.7%
Per Capita Income   2.46%

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, 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 # 299 18th
Population Density # 339 7th
Diversity Index # 246 33rd
Median Household Income # 76 79th
Per Capita Income # 139 62nd

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