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Medicine Lake, Montana - Basic Facts

The Town of Medicine Lake had a population of 259 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Medicine Lake is located at latitude 48.5023 and longitude -104.5017 in Sheridan County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Medicine Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sheridan County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 1,959 feet.

The Town of Medicine Lake (GNIS ID: 2412975) 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.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Medicine Lake: Flandrem.

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


Total Population 259
Population in Households 259
Population in Familes 210
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 643
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 126
Average Household Size 2.06
Family Households 81
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 192 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 102 (53.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 24 (12.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 66 (34.4%)
Median Home Value $172,059
Average Home Value $209,653


Median Household Income $57,792
Average Household Income $64,837
Per Capita Income $30,791
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.72% 3.32%
Households 2.8% 3.41%
Families 4.28% 3.24%
Median Household Income   1.42%
Per Capita Income   1.94%
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.

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Medicine Lake, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Medicine Lake 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 # 215 41st
Population Density1 # 110 70th
Diversity Index2 # 217 41st
Median Household Income # 42 89th
Per Capita Income # 51 86th

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