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Sun Prairie, Montana - Basic Facts

The Sun Prairie Census Designated Place had a population of 1,664 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Sun Prairie is located at latitude 47.5346 and longitude -111.489 in Cascade County. The formal boundaries for the Sun Prairie Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Cascade County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,340 feet.

The Sun Prairie Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2410026) 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 Sun Prairie Census Designated Place is located within Great Falls North Division of Cascade County.

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


Total Population 1,664
Daytime Population: Workers 74
Daytime Population: Residents 941
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,015
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.61
Population in Households 1,664
Population in Familes 1,370
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 313
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $52,945
Average Household Income $61,855
Per Capita Income $24,150


Total Housing Units 672 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 555 (82.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 90 (13.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 ( 4.2%)
Median Home Value $116,923
Average Home Value $138,354


Total Households 644
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 454
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 0.29% 0.26%
Households 0.35% 0.37%
Families 0.06% 0.18%
Median Household Income   2.11%
Per Capita Income   2.83%

Sun Prairie, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sun Prairie 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 # 71 81st
Population Density # 158 57th
Diversity Index # 112 70th
Median Household Income # 101 73rd
Per Capita Income # 257 30th

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