Butte-Silver Bow, MT Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Butte-Silver Bow, Montana - Basic Facts

The Butte-Silver Bow is the 5th largest city in Montana with a population of 34,864 as of July 1, 2016. Butte-Silver Bow ranks in the lower 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 Butte-Silver Bow is located at latitude 45.896 and longitude -112.6602 in Silver Bow County. The formal boundaries for the Butte-Silver Bow (see map below) encompass a land area of 716.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0.57 sq. miles. Silver Bow County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,817 feet.

The Butte-Silver Bow (GNIS ID: ) has a C8 Census Class Code which indicates the balance of a consolidated city excluding the separately incorporated place(s) within that consolidated government. Separate census estimates are also produced for the semi-independent places which together with the "balance record," sum to the entire territory of the consolidated city.

Montana is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Butte-Silver Bow is located within Butte Division of Silver Bow County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Butte-Silver Bow: Butte-Silver Bow (Balance).

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Butte-Silver Bow, MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 34,864
Population in Households 33,866
Population in Familes 24,830
Population in Group Qrtrs 998
Population Density1 49
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 15,284
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 8,670
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 17,032 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,819 (57.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,465 (32.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,748 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $129,689
Average Home Value $173,529


Median Household Income $39,895
Average Household Income $53,918
Per Capita Income $24,098
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.63% 0.55%
Households 0.7% 0.6%
Families 0.36% 0.41%
Median Household Income   1.4%
Per Capita Income   1.66%
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.

Butte-Silver Bow, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Butte-Silver Bow 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 # 5 99th
Population Density1 # 275 25th
Diversity Index2 # 104 72nd
Median Household Income # 248 32nd
Per Capita Income # 242 34th

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