Turtle Lake, MT Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Turtle Lake Census Designated Place had a population of 224 as of July 1, 2017. Turtle Lake ranks in 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 Turtle Lake is located at latitude 47.6701 and longitude -114.0857 in Lake County. The formal boundaries for the Turtle Lake Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Lake County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,097 feet.

The Turtle Lake Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409366) 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 Turtle Lake Census Designated Place is located within Flathead Division of Lake County.

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


Total Population 224
Daytime Population: Workers 0
Daytime Population: Residents 129
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 129
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.58
Population in Households 224
Population in Familes 180
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 375
Diversity Index3 52


Median Household Income $47,607
Average Household Income $65,409
Per Capita Income $28,748


Total Housing Units 69 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 51 (73.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 14 (20.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 3 ( 4.3%)
Median Home Value $259,375
Average Home Value $295,588


Total Households 66
Average Household Size 3.39
Family Households 43
Average Family Size 4
  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 0.96% 1.05%
Households 0.87% 0.89%
Families -1.51% 0.91%
Median Household Income   2.15%
Per Capita Income   3.14%

Turtle Lake, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Turtle Lake 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 # 232 37th
Population Density # 146 60th
Diversity Index # 24 94th
Median Household Income # 170 54th
Per Capita Income # 144 61st

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