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Sunburst, Montana - Basic Facts

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The Town of Sunburst had a population of 363 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Sunburst is located at latitude 48.8743 and longitude -111.9012 in Toole County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Sunburst (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0.24 sq. miles. Toole County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,366 feet.

The Town of Sunburst (GNIS ID: 2413350) 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 Town of Sunburst is located within Sunburst Division of Toole County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sunburst 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 Sunburst: Purple Springs.

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


Total Population 363
Population in Households 363
Population in Familes 300
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 208
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 145
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 98
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 176 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 107 (60.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 38 (21.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 31 (17.6%)
Median Home Value $95,000
Average Home Value $137,500


Median Household Income $53,781
Average Household Income $62,368
Per Capita Income $26,666
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.52% -0.61%
Households -0.54% -0.56%
Families -1.4% -0.62%
Median Household Income   2.31%
Per Capita Income   1.89%
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.

Sunburst, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sunburst 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 # 179 51st
Population Density1 # 182 50th
Diversity Index2 # 209 43rd
Median Household Income # 70 81st
Per Capita Income # 171 53rd

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