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Swan Lake, Montana - Basic Facts

The Swan Lake Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Lake County at latitude 47.9361 and longitude -113.7997. Lake County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,104 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Swan Lake 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 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.

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


Total Population 113
Population in Households 113
Population in Familes 91
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 15
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 58
Average Household Size 1.95
Family Households 40
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 184 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 48 (26.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 10 ( 5.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 126 (68.5%)
Median Home Value $203,571
Average Home Value $265,196


Median Household Income $45,568
Average Household Income $65,810
Per Capita Income $30,117
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.0% 0.0%
Households 0.41% 0.0%
Families 1.85% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.14%
Per Capita Income   3.52%
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, 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 # 299 18th
Population Density1 # 339 7th
Diversity Index2 # 248 33rd
Median Household Income # 139 62nd
Per Capita Income # 45 88th

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