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Busby, Montana - Basic Facts

The Busby Census Designated Place had a population of 772 as of July 1, 2017. Busby ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Montana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Busby is located at latitude 45.5257 and longitude -106.9775 in Big Horn County. The formal boundaries for the Busby Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Big Horn County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,435 feet.

The Busby Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2407928) 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 Busby Census Designated Place is located within Northern Cheyenne Reservation Division of Big Horn County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Busby 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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Busby, MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 772
Daytime Population: Workers 82
Daytime Population: Residents 562
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 644
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 767
Population in Familes 680
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 54
Diversity Index3 39


Median Household Income $31,449
Average Household Income $46,264
Per Capita Income $12,443


Total Housing Units 204 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 104 (51.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 82 (40.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $110,714
Average Home Value $150,481


Total Households 186
Average Household Size 4.12
Family Households 148
Average Family Size 5
  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 0.49% 0.36%
Households 0.45% 0.32%
Families -0.09% 0.27%
Median Household Income   -0.76%
Per Capita Income   1.19%

Busby, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Busby 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 # 118 68th
Population Density # 267 27th
Diversity Index # 42 89th
Median Household Income # 341 7th
Per Capita Income # 353 3rd

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