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Valier, Montana - Basic Facts

The Town of Valier is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Pondera County at latitude 48.3052 and longitude -112.2524. Pondera County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,816 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Valier, but most people and references simply refer to it as Valier, Montana.

The P1 Census Class Code for Valier indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Valier (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.92 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 513
Population in Households 369
Population in Familes 306
Population in Group Qrtrs 144
Population Density1 558
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 240
Average Household Size 1.54
Family Households 159
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 284 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 180 (63.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 59 (20.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 44 (15.5%)
Median Home Value $166,935
Average Home Value $199,581


Median Household Income $40,459
Average Household Income $49,284
Per Capita Income $16,004
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.18% 0.19%
Households 0.6% 0.41%
Families 3.39% 0.25%
Median Household Income   2.14%
Per Capita Income   0.62%
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.


Valier, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Valier 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 # 149 59th
Population Density1 # 123 66th
Diversity Index2 # 165 56th
Median Household Income # 208 43rd
Per Capita Income # 330 10th

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