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Philipsburg, Montana - Basic Facts

The Town of Philipsburg had a population of 828 as of July 1, 2017. Philipsburg ranks in the upper 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 Philipsburg is located at latitude 46.3324 and longitude -113.2958 in Granite County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Philipsburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.81 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Granite County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,243 feet.

The Town of Philipsburg (GNIS ID: 2413127) 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 Philipsburg is located within Philipsburg Division of Granite County.

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


Total Population 828
Daytime Population: Workers 383
Daytime Population: Residents 484
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 867
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.05
Population in Households 806
Population in Familes 562
Population in Group Qrtrs 22
Population Density2 1,022
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $46,248
Average Household Income $58,238
Per Capita Income $29,184


Total Housing Units 571 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 284 (49.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 135 (23.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 151 (26.4%)
Median Home Value $188,110
Average Home Value $218,246


Total Households 420
Average Household Size 1.92
Family Households 222
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 0.08% 0.38%
Households 0.2% 0.38%
Families 0.25% 0.18%
Median Household Income   1.78%
Per Capita Income   2.41%

Philipsburg, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Philipsburg 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 # 111 70th
Population Density # 73 80th
Diversity Index # 193 47th
Median Household Income # 185 49th
Per Capita Income # 133 64th

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