Polson, MT 59860 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 59860: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Polson, MT 59860

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 625
  • Single Family Addresses: 4,284
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 123
  • County: Lake County
  • Centroid: Latitude 47.698, Longitude -114.141
  • Time Zone: Mountain Time Zone (UTC -7 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Polson, MT 59860 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 10,560
Population in Households 10,465
Population in Familes 8,259
Population in Group Qrtrs 95
Population Density1 33
Diversity Index2 49


Total Households 4,486
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 2,883
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,128 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,936 (41.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,550 (21.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,642 (37.1%)
Median Home Value $240,169
Average Home Value $336,274


Median Household Income $37,947
Average Household Income $53,421
Per Capita Income $22,830
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.78% 0.72%
Households 0.74% 0.68%
Families 0.47% 0.52%
Median Household Income   1.86%
Per Capita Income   1.47%
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.

Polson, MT 59860 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 59860 to the other 356 ZIP Codes 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 # 27 93rd
Population Density1 # 53 85th
Diversity Index2 # 16 96th
Median Household Income # 292 18th
Per Capita Income # 284 21st

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