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Pray, Montana - Basic Facts

The Pray Census Designated Place had a population of 711 as of July 1, 2015. Pray ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Montana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Pray is located at latitude 45.4169 and longitude -110.6481 in Park County. The formal boundaries for the Pray Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 28.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0.53 sq. miles. Park County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,003 feet.

The Pray Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583836) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pray population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Pray: Pray Station.

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Pray, MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 711
Population in Households 711
Population in Familes 553
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 25
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 327
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 210
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 478 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 237 (49.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 90 (18.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 151 (31.6%)
Median Home Value $209,677
Average Home Value $263,665


Median Household Income $50,550
Average Household Income $72,887
Per Capita Income $34,540
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.82% 0.94%
Households 0.84% 1.02%
Families 0.84% 0.84%
Median Household Income   2.77%
Per Capita Income   2.89%
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.

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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, 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 # 123 67th
Population Density1 # 312 15th
Diversity Index2 # 222 40th
Median Household Income # 118 68th
Per Capita Income # 24 94th

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