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Carlton, Montana - Basic Facts

The Carlton Census Designated Place had a population of 738 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Carlton is located at latitude 46.6912 and longitude -114.0624 in Missoula County. The formal boundaries for the Carlton Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Missoula County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,225 feet.

The Carlton Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583796) 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 Carlton Census Designated Place is located within Lolo Division of Missoula County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Carlton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Carlton, MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 738
Population in Households 738
Population in Familes 600
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 120
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 292
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 206
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 311 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 226 (72.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 66 (21.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $283,108
Average Home Value $308,370


Median Household Income $56,153
Average Household Income $69,297
Per Capita Income $27,589
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.99% 1.11%
Households 1.14% 1.14%
Families -0.46% 1.05%
Median Household Income   2.94%
Per Capita Income   2.36%
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.

Carlton, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Carlton to the other 364 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Montana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 121 67th
Population Density1 # 227 38th
Diversity Index2 # 182 51st
Median Household Income # 49 87th
Per Capita Income # 148 60th

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