Fortine, MT Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Fortine, Montana - Basic Facts

The Fortine Census Designated Place had a population of 343 as of July 1, 2015. Fortine 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 Fortine is located at latitude 48.7701 and longitude -114.886 in Lincoln County. 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. Lincoln County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,972 feet.

The Fortine Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408246) 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 Fortine Census Designated Place is located within Eureka Division of Lincoln County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fortine population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Fortine Census Designated Place, MT Boundary Map

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Fortine, MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 343
Population in Households 339
Population in Familes 281
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 48
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 150
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 104
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 207 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 119 (57.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 31 (15.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 57 (27.5%)
Median Home Value $208,333
Average Home Value $268,697


Median Household Income $44,540
Average Household Income $49,715
Per Capita Income $21,900
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.03% 0.97%
Households 1.19% 1.04%
Families 2.15% 0.94%
Median Household Income   2.53%
Per Capita Income   2.15%
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, 2015 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 # 184 50th
Population Density1 # 276 24th
Diversity Index2 # 257 29th
Median Household Income # 178 51st
Per Capita Income # 243 34th

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