Townsend, MT Profile: Facts & Data


Townsend Local Links & Resources:
Hotels | Resources | ALL Townsend Content

Also See: Townsend, MT ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps | Local Area Photos

Townsend, Montana - Basic Facts

The City of Townsend had a population of 1,921 as of July 1, 2018. Townsend ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Montana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Townsend is located at latitude 46.3188 and longitude -111.5197 in Broadwater County. The formal boundaries for the City of Townsend (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Broadwater County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,842 feet.

The City of Townsend (GNIS ID: 2412089) 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 Townsend is located within Townsend East Division of Broadwater County.

Jump to... (On This Page!)
  1. Townsend 2018 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for Townsend (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
  1. Neighborhoods Demographics (Home Values, Household Income, etc.)
  2. Montana Research Tools (Easy Tools & Current Data)
  3. Montana Data Comparison Tool - 2018 Demographics

Research a Montana Address and get...

Boundary Maps, Demographic Data, School Zones Review maps and data for the neighborhood, city, county, ZIP Code, and school zone. July 1, 2018, data includes home values, household income, percentage of homes owned, rented or vacant, etc.


Townsend, MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,921
Population in Households 1,878
Population in Familes 1,428
Population in Group Qrtrs 43
Population Density2 1,218
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $39,542
Average Household Income $53,762
Per Capita Income $23,832


Total Housing Units 916 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 610 (66.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 234 (25.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 72 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $150,833
Average Home Value $156,822


Total Households 844
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 504
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.27% -0.08%
Households 0.32% -0.02%
Families 0.22% -0.16%
Median Household Income   0.81%
Per Capita Income   2.56%

Townsend, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Townsend to the other 364 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Montana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 56 85th
Population Density # 61 84th
Diversity Index # 176 51st
Median Household Income # 284 22nd
Per Capita Income # 266 27th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Montana Census Data Comparison Tool.

Quick & Easy Ways to...

  1. Get Current Demographic Data for Cities, Towns, and ZIP Codes
  2. View Boundary Maps, for Cities, Towns, and ZIP Codes
  3. Locate Physical, Cultural, and Historical Features
  4. Research Public Schools & Attendance Zones

Montana Census Data Comparison Tool

Compare Montana July 1, 2018 Data
Highest or Lowest: