Circle, MT Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Circle, Montana - Basic Facts

The Town of Circle had a population of 615 as of July 1, 2015. Circle ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Montana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Circle is located at latitude 47.4176 and longitude -105.587 in McCone County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Circle (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. McCone County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,444 feet.

The Town of Circle (GNIS ID: 2413204) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Montana is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Circle is located within Circle Division of McCone County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Circle 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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Circle, MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 615
Population in Households 599
Population in Familes 466
Population in Group Qrtrs 16
Population Density1 786
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 282
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 166
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 360 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 200 (55.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 82 (22.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 78 (21.7%)
Median Home Value $169,697
Average Home Value $209,250


Median Household Income $37,067
Average Household Income $56,811
Per Capita Income $25,631
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.0% 0.48%
Households 0.27% 0.56%
Families 0.82% 0.36%
Median Household Income   2.85%
Per Capita Income   2.28%
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.


Circle, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Circle 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 # 134 63rd
Population Density1 # 93 75th
Diversity Index2 # 339 7th
Median Household Income # 270 26th
Per Capita Income # 157 57th

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