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Fortine, Montana - Basic Facts

The Fortine Census Designated Place had a population of 338 as of July 1, 2017. Fortine 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 Fortine is located at latitude 48.7701 and longitude -114.886 in Lincoln County. The formal boundaries for the Fortine Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Lincoln County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,972 feet.

The Fortine Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408246) 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 Fortine Census Designated Place is located within Eureka Division of Lincoln County.

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


Total Population 338
Daytime Population: Workers 132
Daytime Population: Residents 196
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 328
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.97
Population in Households 335
Population in Familes 275
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 48
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $49,675
Average Household Income $62,363
Per Capita Income $27,351


Total Housing Units 193 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 115 (59.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 31 (16.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 47 (24.4%)
Median Home Value $285,870
Average Home Value $298,913


Total Households 146
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 99
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 0.54% 0.7%
Households 0.48% 0.68%
Families 0.87% 0.6%
Median Household Income   1.39%
Per Capita Income   2.62%

Fortine, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fortine 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 # 188 49th
Population Density # 278 24th
Diversity Index # 274 25th
Median Household Income # 155 58th
Per Capita Income # 179 51st

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