Carter, MT Profile: Facts & Data


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Carter, Montana - Basic Facts

The Carter Census Designated Place had a population of 57 as of July 1, 2018. Carter ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Montana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Carter is located at latitude 47.7778 and longitude -110.9328 in Chouteau County. The formal boundaries for the Carter Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Chouteau County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,123 feet.

The Carter Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2407975) 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 Carter Census Designated Place is located within Fort Benton Division of Chouteau County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Carter: Sidney.

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


Total Population 57
Population in Households 53
Population in Familes 42
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 20
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $50,000
Average Household Income $77,578
Per Capita Income $31,347


Total Housing Units 32 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 20 (62.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 7 (21.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 5 (15.6%)
Median Home Value $183,333
Average Home Value $227,500


Total Households 27
Average Household Size 1.96
Family Households 18
Average Family Size 2
  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 -0.21% -0.35%
Households -0.44% 0.0%
Families 0.7% -1.14%
Median Household Income   3.71%
Per Capita Income   3.19%

Carter, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Carter 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 # 342 6th
Population Density # 324 11th
Diversity Index # 244 33rd
Median Household Income # 150 58th
Per Capita Income # 102 72nd

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