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Fort Shaw, Montana - Basic Facts

The Fort Shaw Census Designated Place had a population of 307 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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


Total Population 307
Population in Households 287
Population in Familes 238
Population in Group Qrtrs 20
Population Density2 54
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $58,452
Average Household Income $66,652
Per Capita Income $26,171


Total Housing Units 125 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 91 (72.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 27 (21.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 7 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $226,000
Average Home Value $242,778


Total Households 118
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 83
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 1.12% 0.9%
Households 1.08% 1.0%
Families 1.4% 0.71%
Median Household Income   4.43%
Per Capita Income   4.24%

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, 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 # 198 46th
Population Density # 269 26th
Diversity Index # 158 57th
Median Household Income # 57 85th
Per Capita Income # 231 37th

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