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Sunburst, Montana - Basic Facts

The Town of Sunburst is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Toole County at latitude 48.8828 and longitude -111.9114. Toole County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,366 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Sunburst, but most people and references simply refer to it as Sunburst, Montana.

The P1 Census Class Code for Sunburst indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sunburst: Purple Springs.

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Sunburst, MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 362
Population in Households 362
Population in Familes 302
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 207
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 147
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 100
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 176 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 109 (61.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 38 (21.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 (16.5%)
Median Home Value $163,158
Average Home Value $201,364


Median Household Income $51,696
Average Household Income $62,026
Per Capita Income $26,761
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.83% -0.73%
Households -0.47% -0.69%
Families -1.58% -0.61%
Median Household Income   2.74%
Per Capita Income   1.81%
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, 2014 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 # 221 40th
Median Household Income # 64 83rd
Per Capita Income # 121 67th

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