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Fort Shaw, Montana - Basic Facts

The Fort Shaw Census Designated Place had a population of 311 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Fort Shaw is located at latitude 47.4969 and longitude -111.8193 in Cascade County. The formal boundaries for the Fort Shaw Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cascade County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,504 feet.

The Fort Shaw Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408243) 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 Fort Shaw Census Designated Place is located within Sun River Valley Division of Cascade County.

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


Total Population 311
Daytime Population: Workers 28
Daytime Population: Residents 180
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 208
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.67
Population in Households 290
Population in Familes 241
Population in Group Qrtrs 21
Population Density2 55
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $58,504
Average Household Income $67,053
Per Capita Income $26,295


Total Housing Units 121 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 94 (77.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 26 (21.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1 ( 0.8%)
Median Home Value $216,667
Average Home Value $220,573


Total Households 120
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 84
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 1.46% 1.25%
Households 1.46% 1.46%
Families 1.76% 1.16%
Median Household Income   3.21%
Per Capita Income   2.78%

Fort Shaw, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Shaw 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 # 196 46th
Population Density # 266 27th
Diversity Index # 174 53rd
Median Household Income # 54 85th
Per Capita Income # 204 44th

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