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Sand Coulee, Montana - Basic Facts

The Sand Coulee Census Designated Place had a population of 230 as of July 1, 2017. Sand Coulee ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Sand Coulee is located at latitude 47.4025 and longitude -111.172 in Cascade County. The formal boundaries for the Sand Coulee Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cascade County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,471 feet.

The Sand Coulee Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583842) 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 Sand Coulee Census Designated Place is located within Eden-Stockett Division of Cascade County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sand Coulee population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sand Coulee: Gulch, Sandcoulee.

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Sand Coulee, MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 230
Daytime Population: Workers 26
Daytime Population: Residents 123
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 149
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.65
Population in Households 230
Population in Familes 190
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 88
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $50,625
Average Household Income $77,185
Per Capita Income $32,670


Total Housing Units 99 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 77 (77.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 18 (18.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 4 ( 4.0%)
Median Home Value $110,714
Average Home Value $149,026


Total Households 95
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 66
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 1.13% 0.85%
Households 1.22% 0.83%
Families 0.21% 0.6%
Median Household Income   1.6%
Per Capita Income   3.84%

Sand Coulee, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sand Coulee 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 # 224 39th
Population Density # 243 34th
Diversity Index # 276 24th
Median Household Income # 137 63rd
Per Capita Income # 66 82nd

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