Fergus County MT Information


Fergus County Subdivisions

Fergus County MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 11,797
Daytime Population: Workers 5,887
Daytime Population: Residents 5,744
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,631
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 11,332
Population in Familes 8,835
Population in Group Qrtrs 465
Population Density2 3
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $44,290
Average Household Income $65,135
Per Capita Income $29,426


Total Housing Units 6,039 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,673 (60.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,548 (25.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 818 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $176,207
Average Home Value $227,178


Total Households 5,221
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 3,207
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 0.25% 0.29%
Households 0.33% 0.35%
Families 0.02% 0.16%
Median Household Income   2.39%
Per Capita Income   3.04%


Fergus County MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fergus County to the other 56 counties and county equivalents 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 # 17 71st
Population Density # 27 50th
Diversity Index # 41 27th
Median Household Income # 30 48th
Per Capita Income # 18 70th

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