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Harlowton, Montana - Basic Facts

The City of Harlowton had a population of 990 as of July 1, 2016. Harlowton 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 Harlowton is located at latitude 46.4368 and longitude -109.8345 in Wheatland County. The formal boundaries for the City of Harlowton (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Wheatland County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,206 feet.

The City of Harlowton (GNIS ID: 2410704) 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 Harlowton is located within Harlowton Division of Wheatland County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Harlowton 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 Harlowton: Harlow.

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


Total Population 990
Population in Households 915
Population in Familes 711
Population in Group Qrtrs 75
Population Density1 1,700
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 473
Average Household Size 1.93
Family Households 280
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 582 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 329 (56.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 144 (24.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 109 (18.7%)
Median Home Value $95,918
Average Home Value $162,121


Median Household Income $32,924
Average Household Income $46,938
Per Capita Income $20,370
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.11% -0.28%
Households -0.17% -0.38%
Families 0.76% -0.58%
Median Household Income   1.69%
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.

Harlowton, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Harlowton 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 # 92 75th
Population Density1 # 35 91st
Diversity Index2 # 230 38th
Median Household Income # 326 11th
Per Capita Income # 305 16th

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