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Heron, Montana - Basic Facts

The Heron Census Designated Place had a population of 285 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Heron is located at latitude 48.0638 and longitude -115.9802 in Sanders County. The formal boundaries for the Heron Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sanders County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,251 feet.

The Heron Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408378) 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 Heron Census Designated Place is located within Thompson Falls-West End Division of Sanders County.

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

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Heron Census Designated Place, MT Boundary Map

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


Total Population 285
Population in Households 277
Population in Familes 212
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density1 56
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 107
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 68
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 129 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 81 (62.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 26 (20.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 (17.1%)
Median Home Value $132,353
Average Home Value $169,207


Median Household Income $46,379
Average Household Income $55,021
Per Capita Income $23,199
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.2% 0.14%
Households 0.36% 0.37%
Families 1.47% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.69%
Per Capita Income   2.35%
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.


Heron, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Heron 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 # 206 44th
Population Density1 # 265 27th
Diversity Index2 # 117 68th
Median Household Income # 162 56th
Per Capita Income # 215 41st

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