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Baker, Montana - Basic Facts

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The City of Baker had a population of 1,980 as of July 1, 2017. Baker 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 Baker is located at latitude 46.3649 and longitude -104.2734 in Fallon County. The formal boundaries for the City of Baker (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles. Fallon County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,920 feet.

The City of Baker (GNIS ID: 2409772) 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 City of Baker is located within Baker Division of Fallon County.

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


Total Population 1,980
Daytime Population: Workers 1,160
Daytime Population: Residents 1,039
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,199
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.11
Population in Households 1,949
Population in Familes 1,522
Population in Group Qrtrs 31
Population Density2 2,041
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $53,609
Average Household Income $73,139
Per Capita Income $31,415


Total Housing Units 1,002 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 591 (59.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 268 (26.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 143 (14.3%)
Median Home Value $110,393
Average Home Value $136,168


Total Households 859
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 523
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 1.79% 1.76%
Households 1.65% 1.67%
Families 1.82% 1.52%
Median Household Income   2.39%
Per Capita Income   3.34%

Baker, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Baker 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 # 58 84th
Population Density # 21 95th
Diversity Index # 306 16th
Median Household Income # 91 75th
Per Capita Income # 89 76th

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