Valley County MT Information


Valley County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 7,534
Population in Households 7,408
Population in Familes 5,800
Population in Group Qrtrs 126
Population Density1 2
Diversity Index2 27


Total Households 3,329
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 2,041
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,144 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,372 (46.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 957 (18.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,815 (35.3%)
Median Home Value $110,498
Average Home Value $154,553


Median Household Income $47,466
Average Household Income $62,772
Per Capita Income $27,991
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.35% 0.55%
Households 0.64% 0.73%
Families 0.35% 0.58%
Median Household Income   2.35%
Per Capita Income   1.98%
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.


Valley County MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Valley County to the other 56 counties and county equivalents 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 # 28 52nd
Population Density1 # 41 27th
Diversity Index2 # 13 79th
Median Household Income # 14 77th
Per Capita Income # 19 68th

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