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Plentywood, Montana - Basic Facts

The City of Plentywood had a population of 1,936 as of July 1, 2016. Plentywood ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Montana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Plentywood is located at latitude 48.775 and longitude -104.5565 in Sheridan County. The formal boundaries for the City of Plentywood (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sheridan County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,047 feet.

The City of Plentywood (GNIS ID: 2411443) 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 Plentywood is located within Plentywood Division of Sheridan County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Plentywood 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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Plentywood, MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,936
Population in Households 1,861
Population in Familes 1,385
Population in Group Qrtrs 75
Population Density1 1,656
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 909
Average Household Size 2.05
Family Households 514
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,068 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 642 (60.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 266 (24.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 159 (14.9%)
Median Home Value $104,670
Average Home Value $146,423


Median Household Income $47,665
Average Household Income $66,924
Per Capita Income $31,507
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.78% 1.65%
Households 1.66% 1.56%
Families 1.72% 1.36%
Median Household Income   2.46%
Per Capita Income   2.02%
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.

Plentywood, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Plentywood 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 # 58 84th
Population Density1 # 38 90th
Diversity Index2 # 196 46th
Median Household Income # 138 62nd
Per Capita Income # 60 84th

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