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Basin, Montana - Basic Facts

The Basin Census Designated Place had a population of 209 as of July 1, 2017. Basin ranks in the lower 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 Basin is located at latitude 46.2834 and longitude -112.2872 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the Basin Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,364 feet.

The Basin Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2407801) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Montana is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Basin Census Designated Place is located within Boulder Division of Jefferson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Basin population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Basin: Basin City.

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


Total Population 209
Daytime Population: Workers 21
Daytime Population: Residents 105
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 126
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.60
Population in Households 209
Population in Familes 172
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 16
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $47,229
Average Household Income $75,308
Per Capita Income $30,884


Total Housing Units 122 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 79 (64.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 19 (15.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 (19.7%)
Median Home Value $247,500
Average Home Value $271,519


Total Households 98
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 67
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 -0.2% -0.19%
Households -0.14% -0.2%
Families 3.29% -0.3%
Median Household Income   4.71%
Per Capita Income   4.1%

Basin, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Basin 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 # 240 34th
Population Density # 335 8th
Diversity Index # 233 36th
Median Household Income # 174 52nd
Per Capita Income # 100 73rd

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