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Sheridan, Montana - Basic Facts

The Town of Sheridan is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Madison County at latitude 45.4588 and longitude -112.1946. Madison County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,115 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Sheridan, but most people and references simply refer to it as Sheridan, Montana.

The P1 Census Class Code for Sheridan indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Sheridan (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.02 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 651
Population in Households 623
Population in Familes 481
Population in Group Qrtrs 28
Population Density1 640
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 312
Average Household Size 2.0
Family Households 182
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 389 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 223 (57.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 89 (22.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 77 (19.8%)
Median Home Value $175,794
Average Home Value $200,112


Median Household Income $37,944
Average Household Income $57,842
Per Capita Income $27,395
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.33% 0.27%
Households 0.46% 0.38%
Families 1.06% 0.22%
Median Household Income   2.74%
Per Capita Income   2.08%
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.


Sheridan, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sheridan 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 # 130 65th
Population Density1 # 108 71st
Diversity Index2 # 220 39th
Median Household Income # 238 35th
Per Capita Income # 102 72nd

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