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Three Forks, Montana - Basic Facts

The City of Three Forks had a population of 2,271 as of July 1, 2018. Three Forks 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 Three Forks is located at latitude 45.8896 and longitude -111.5527 in Gallatin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Three Forks (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.44 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Gallatin County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,075 feet.

The City of Three Forks (GNIS ID: 2412067) 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 Three Forks is located within Three Forks Division of Gallatin County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Three Forks: Bridgeville, Madison City, Shedd's Bridges, Sheds Bridge, The Bridges.

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


Total Population 2,271
Population in Households 2,264
Population in Familes 1,805
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density2 1,577
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $41,978
Average Household Income $59,453
Per Capita Income $25,026


Total Housing Units 1,037 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 653 (63.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 298 (28.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 86 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $181,406
Average Home Value $194,449


Total Households 951
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 617
Average Family Size 3
  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 2.39% 2.77%
Households 2.35% 2.71%
Families 2.0% 2.5%
Median Household Income   4.14%
Per Capita Income   3.71%

Three Forks, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Three Forks 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 # 46 88th
Population Density # 39 90th
Diversity Index # 297 18th
Median Household Income # 259 29th
Per Capita Income # 246 33rd

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