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Frenchtown, Montana - Basic Facts

The Frenchtown Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Missoula County at latitude 47.028 and longitude -114.2462. Missoula County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,045 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Frenchtown 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 Frenchtown Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Frenchtown: French Town.

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


Total Population 1,907
Population in Households 1,902
Population in Familes 1,652
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density1 283
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 691
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 536
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 718 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 584 (81.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 108 (15.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 ( 3.8%)
Median Home Value $216,667
Average Home Value $243,299


Median Household Income $71,238
Average Household Income $90,715
Per Capita Income $33,558
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.04% 0.98%
Households 1.34% 1.16%
Families 0.67% 1.1%
Median Household Income   2.41%
Per Capita Income   2.48%
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.


Frenchtown, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Frenchtown 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 # 56 85th
Population Density1 # 165 55th
Diversity Index2 # 178 52nd
Median Household Income # 8 98th
Per Capita Income # 18 95th

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