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Big Arm, Montana - Basic Facts

The Big Arm Census Designated Place had a population of 204 as of July 1, 2019. Big Arm ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper 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 Big Arm is located at latitude 47.798 and longitude -114.2948 in Lake County. The formal boundaries for the Big Arm Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 5.42 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lake County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,946 feet.

The Big Arm Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2407837) 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 Big Arm Census Designated Place is located within Flathead Division of Lake County.


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Big Arm, MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Big Arm, MT Housing Affordability Index is 96
State of Montana Housing Affordability Index is 110
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Big Arm, MT Wealth Index is 117
State of Montana Wealth Index is 79
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 204 (100%)
Population in Households 204 (100.0%)
Population in Families 164 (80.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 38
Diversity Index2 53
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $54,361
Average Household Income $78,119
Per Capita Income $32,369
Wealth Index4 117

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 191 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 70 (36.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 ( 6.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 109 (57.1%)
Median Home Value $318,182
Housing Affordability Index3 96
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 82
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 56
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.55% 1.24%
Households 1.42% 1.19%
Families 1.68% 1.05%
Median Household Income   2.57%
Per Capita Income   2.81%

Big Arm, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Big Arm to the other 364 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Montana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 246 33rd
Population Density # 291 20th
Diversity Index # 21 95th
Median Household Income # 140 61st
Per Capita Income # 116 68th

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