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Pray, Montana - Basic Facts

Pray is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Pray Census Designated Place.

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Park County at latitude 45.3802 and longitude -110.6816. Park County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,003 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Pray Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 28.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0.53 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Pray: Pray Station.

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


Total Population 705
Population in Households 705
Population in Familes 550
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 25
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 329
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 211
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 474 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 239 (50.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 90 (19.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 145 (30.6%)
Median Home Value $200,781
Average Home Value $254,747


Median Household Income $41,757
Average Household Income $61,329
Per Capita Income $29,540
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.82% 0.67%
Households 1.18% 0.78%
Families 1.15% 0.65%
Median Household Income   3.67%
Per Capita Income   3.42%
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.


Pray, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pray 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 # 124 66th
Population Density1 # 312 15th
Diversity Index2 # 257 28th
Median Household Income # 194 47th
Per Capita Income # 52 86th

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