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Shepherd, Montana - Basic Facts

The Shepherd Census Designated Place had a population of 534 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Shepherd is located at latitude 45.9468 and longitude -108.3464 in Yellowstone County. The formal boundaries for the Shepherd Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Yellowstone County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,107 feet.

The Shepherd Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408725) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Montana is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Shepherd Census Designated Place is located within Shepherd Division of Yellowstone County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Shepherd 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 Shepherd: Cactus Flat, Headquarters, Holland, Hollandville, Little Holland, New Holland.

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Shepherd Census Designated Place, MT Boundary Map

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


Total Population 534
Population in Households 534
Population in Familes 443
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 240
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 202
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 148
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 210 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 157 (74.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 45 (21.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 8 ( 3.8%)
Median Home Value $152,381
Average Home Value $195,673


Median Household Income $67,351
Average Household Income $84,664
Per Capita Income $30,840
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.55% 0.85%
Households 0.57% 0.78%
Families 0.66% 0.67%
Median Household Income   0.88%
Per Capita Income   1.6%
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.

Shepherd, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shepherd 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 # 148 60th
Population Density1 # 173 53rd
Diversity Index2 # 152 58th
Median Household Income # 12 97th
Per Capita Income # 81 78th

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