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The City of Chinook had a population of 1,231 as of July 1, 2017. Chinook ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Chinook is located at latitude 48.5902 and longitude -109.2315 in Blaine County. The formal boundaries for the City of Chinook (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Blaine County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,428 feet.

The City of Chinook (GNIS ID: 2409455) 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 Chinook is located within Chinook Division of Blaine County.

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


Total Population 1,231
Daytime Population: Workers 705
Daytime Population: Residents 674
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,379
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.12
Population in Households 1,199
Population in Familes 866
Population in Group Qrtrs 32
Population Density2 2,397
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $40,077
Average Household Income $52,836
Per Capita Income $25,537


Total Housing Units 704 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 398 (56.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 208 (29.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 97 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $94,243
Average Home Value $126,065


Total Households 607
Average Household Size 1.98
Family Households 315
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 0.32% 0.16%
Households 0.18% 0.13%
Families 0.09% -0.13%
Median Household Income   1.54%
Per Capita Income   2.48%

Chinook, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chinook 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 # 77 79th
Population Density # 14 96th
Diversity Index # 74 80th
Median Household Income # 273 25th
Per Capita Income # 228 38th

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