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Libby, Montana - Basic Facts

The City of Libby had a population of 2,474 as of July 1, 2017. Libby ranks in the upper 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 Libby is located at latitude 48.3864 and longitude -115.5567 in Lincoln County. The formal boundaries for the City of Libby (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Lincoln County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,096 feet.

The City of Libby (GNIS ID: 2410831) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Montana is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Libby is located within Libby Division of Lincoln County.

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


Total Population 2,474
Daytime Population: Workers 2,507
Daytime Population: Residents 1,433
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,940
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.59
Population in Households 2,377
Population in Familes 1,641
Population in Group Qrtrs 97
Population Density2 1,295
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $31,506
Average Household Income $43,885
Per Capita Income $20,880


Total Housing Units 1,448 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 642 (44.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 523 (36.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 283 (19.5%)
Median Home Value $135,398
Average Home Value $151,791


Total Households 1,165
Average Household Size 2.04
Family Households 600
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 -0.83% -0.49%
Households -0.99% -0.57%
Families -1.03% -0.78%
Median Household Income   0.65%
Per Capita Income   2.36%

Libby, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Libby 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 # 43 88th
Population Density # 56 85th
Diversity Index # 172 52nd
Median Household Income # 338 7th
Per Capita Income # 305 16th

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