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Melstone, Montana - Basic Facts

The Town of Melstone had a population of 97 as of July 1, 2016. Melstone ranks in 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 Melstone is located at latitude 46.5987 and longitude -107.8685 in Musselshell County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Melstone (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Musselshell County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,926 feet.

The Town of Melstone (GNIS ID: 2412981) 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 Melstone is located within Melstone Division of Musselshell County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Melstone 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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Melstone, MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 97
Population in Households 94
Population in Familes 77
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 141
Diversity Index2 10
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 53
Average Household Size 1.77
Family Households 35
Average Family Size 2

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 78 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 41 (52.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 (15.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 25 (32.1%)
Median Home Value $234,091
Average Home Value $277,907
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $44,613
Average Household Income $55,083
Per Capita Income $25,018
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.17% 0.0%
Households 0.31% 0.37%
Families 6.22% 0.0%
Median Household Income   -1.44%
Per Capita Income   1.41%
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.

Melstone, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Melstone 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 # 311 14th
Population Density1 # 213 42nd
Diversity Index2 # 306 16th
Median Household Income # 180 51st
Per Capita Income # 214 41st

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