Prairie County MT Information


Prairie County Subdivisions

Prairie County MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,194
Population in Households 1,173
Population in Familes 911
Population in Group Qrtrs 21
Population Density1 1
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 551
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 336
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 673 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 428 (63.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 123 (18.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 122 (18.1%)
Median Home Value $93,182
Average Home Value $198,657


Median Household Income $34,911
Average Household Income $51,896
Per Capita Income $24,216
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.2% 0.03%
Households 0.0% -0.11%
Families -0.28% -0.3%
Median Household Income   1.85%
Per Capita Income   2.4%
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.


Prairie County MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Prairie County to the other 56 counties and county equivalents 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 # 51 11th
Population Density1 # 51 11th
Diversity Index2 # 44 23rd
Median Household Income # 53 7th
Per Capita Income # 37 36th

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