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Fortine, Montana - Basic Facts

The Fortine Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Lincoln County at latitude 48.7701 and longitude -114.886. Lincoln County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,972 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Fortine 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 Fortine Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles.

Fortine Census Designated Place, MT Boundary Map


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


Total Population 341
Population in Households 338
Population in Familes 280
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 48
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 150
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 104
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 208 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 119 (57.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 31 (14.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 58 (27.9%)
Median Home Value $203,125
Average Home Value $261,250


Median Household Income $45,558
Average Household Income $54,716
Per Capita Income $24,294
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.14% 1.37%
Households 1.47% 1.43%
Families 2.67% 1.31%
Median Household Income   2.09%
Per Capita Income   1.68%
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.


Fortine, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fortine 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 # 185 50th
Population Density1 # 274 25th
Diversity Index2 # 259 28th
Median Household Income # 140 62nd
Per Capita Income # 180 51st

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