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Lima, Montana - Basic Facts

The Town of Lima had a population of 210 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Lima is located at latitude 44.6387 and longitude -112.592 in Beaverhead County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Lima (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Beaverhead County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,256 feet.

The Town of Lima (GNIS ID: 2412896) 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 Town of Lima is located within Lima-Centennial Valley Division of Beaverhead County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lima population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Lima, MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 210
Daytime Population: Workers 125
Daytime Population: Residents 104
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 229
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.09
Population in Households 210
Population in Familes 167
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 397
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $39,394
Average Household Income $55,153
Per Capita Income $24,154


Total Housing Units 173 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 61 (35.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 41 (23.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 72 (41.6%)
Median Home Value $148,077
Average Home Value $314,407


Total Households 101
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 64
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.7% -0.48%
Households -0.66% -0.4%
Families 0.22% -0.63%
Median Household Income   2.54%
Per Capita Income   2.76%

Lima, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lima to the other 364 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Montana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 239 35th
Population Density # 145 60th
Diversity Index # 182 51st
Median Household Income # 280 23rd
Per Capita Income # 256 30th

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