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Cardwell, Montana - Basic Facts

The Cardwell Census Designated Place had a population of 49 as of July 1, 2017. Cardwell ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Cardwell is located at latitude 45.8654 and longitude -111.9644 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the Cardwell Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,285 feet.

The Cardwell Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2407961) 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 Cardwell Census Designated Place is located within Whitehall Division of Jefferson County.

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


Total Population 49
Daytime Population: Workers 48
Daytime Population: Residents 25
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 73
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.49
Population in Households 49
Population in Familes 41
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 21
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $53,002
Average Household Income $91,822
Per Capita Income $35,732


Total Housing Units 23 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 16 (69.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 4 (17.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 3 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $268,750
Average Home Value $379,412


Total Households 20
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 14
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 -0.28% 0.0%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families 1.03% -1.47%
Median Household Income   5.57%
Per Capita Income   4.74%

Cardwell, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cardwell 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 # 348 5th
Population Density # 318 13th
Diversity Index # 339 7th
Median Household Income # 99 73rd
Per Capita Income # 26 93rd

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