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Richey, Montana - Basic Facts

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The Town of Richey had a population of 199 as of July 1, 2017. Richey ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Richey is located at latitude 47.6442 and longitude -105.0697 in Dawson County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Richey (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Dawson County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,507 feet.

The Town of Richey (GNIS ID: 2412547) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Montana is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Richey is located within Richey Division of Dawson County.

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


Total Population 199
Daytime Population: Workers 89
Daytime Population: Residents 100
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 189
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.95
Population in Households 199
Population in Familes 167
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 814
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $63,767
Average Household Income $96,326
Per Capita Income $43,444


Total Housing Units 156 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 78 (50.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 24 (15.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 53 (34.0%)
Median Home Value $121,875
Average Home Value $201,899


Total Households 103
Average Household Size 1.93
Family Households 72
Average Family Size 2
  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 1.63% 1.46%
Households 1.72% 1.32%
Families 4.87% 1.09%
Median Household Income   4.69%
Per Capita Income   4.07%

Richey, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Richey 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 # 247 32nd
Population Density # 91 75th
Diversity Index # 355 3rd
Median Household Income # 24 94th
Per Capita Income # 2 100th

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