Carbon County MT Information


Carbon County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 10,456
Daytime Population: Workers 3,676
Daytime Population: Residents 5,098
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,774
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.84
Population in Households 10,403
Population in Familes 8,085
Population in Group Qrtrs 53
Population Density2 5
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $51,072
Average Household Income $65,955
Per Capita Income $30,174


Total Housing Units 6,692 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,515 (52.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,258 (18.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,919 (28.7%)
Median Home Value $257,353
Average Home Value $329,552


Total Households 4,773
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 2,946
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 0.51% 0.61%
Households 0.6% 0.67%
Families 0.29% 0.48%
Median Household Income   2.23%
Per Capita Income   2.97%


Carbon County MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Carbon County to the other 56 counties and county equivalents 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 # 21 64th
Population Density # 17 71st
Diversity Index # 39 32nd
Median Household Income # 13 79th
Per Capita Income # 16 73rd

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