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Fox Lake, Montana - Basic Facts

The Fox Lake Census Designated Place had a population of 178 as of July 1, 2016. Fox Lake ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper 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 Fox Lake is located at latitude 47.6857 and longitude -104.6307 in Richland County. The formal boundaries for the Fox Lake Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.18 sq. miles and a water area of 1.49 sq. miles. Richland County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,362 feet.

The Fox Lake Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408254) 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.

Montana is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Fox Lake Census Designated Place is located within Lambert Division of Richland County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fox Lake population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Fox Lake, MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 178
Population in Households 178
Population in Familes 148
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 43
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 73
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 50
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 85 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 51 (60.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 22 (25.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 12 (14.1%)
Median Home Value $118,750
Average Home Value $181,863


Median Household Income $59,183
Average Household Income $82,521
Per Capita Income $33,190
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.93% 3.85%
Households 1.63% 3.81%
Families 3.63% 3.71%
Median Household Income   1.57%
Per Capita Income   2.14%
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.

Fox Lake, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fox Lake to the other 364 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 263 28th
Population Density1 # 285 22nd
Diversity Index2 # 81 78th
Median Household Income # 32 91st
Per Capita Income # 28 93rd

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