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Deer Lodge, Montana - Basic Facts

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The City of Deer Lodge had a population of 2,954 as of July 1, 2017. Deer Lodge ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Deer Lodge is located at latitude 46.3977 and longitude -112.7329 in Powell County. The formal boundaries for the City of Deer Lodge (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Powell County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,567 feet.

The City of Deer Lodge (GNIS ID: 2410310) 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 City of Deer Lodge is located within Deer Lodge Division of Powell County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Deer Lodge population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Deer Lodge: Cottonwood, Deerlodge, Idaho City, LaBarge, LaBarge City, Spanish Fork, Spanish Forks.

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Deer Lodge, MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,954
Population in Households 2,877
Population in Familes 2,211
Population in Group Qrtrs 77
Population Density1 2,035
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 1,322
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 795
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,545 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 848 (54.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 474 (30.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 223 (14.4%)
Median Home Value $109,559
Average Home Value $110,702


Median Household Income $41,551
Average Household Income $51,164
Per Capita Income $23,177
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.71% -1.11%
Households -0.65% -1.08%
Families -0.87% -1.29%
Median Household Income   1.0%
Per Capita Income   2.12%
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.

Deer Lodge, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Deer Lodge to the other 364 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Montana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 36 90th
Population Density1 # 22 94th
Diversity Index2 # 287 21st
Median Household Income # 248 32nd
Per Capita Income # 272 26th

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