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Circle, Montana - Basic Facts

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The Town of Circle had a population of 635 as of July 1, 2017. Circle ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower 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 Circle is located at latitude 47.4176 and longitude -105.587 in McCone County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Circle (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. McCone County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,444 feet.

The Town of Circle (GNIS ID: 2413204) 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 Town of Circle is located within Circle Division of McCone County.

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


Total Population 635
Daytime Population: Workers 692
Daytime Population: Residents 321
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,013
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.60
Population in Households 618
Population in Familes 478
Population in Group Qrtrs 17
Population Density2 811
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $42,159
Average Household Income $58,014
Per Capita Income $26,322


Total Housing Units 360 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 206 (57.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 85 (23.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 70 (19.4%)
Median Home Value $99,648
Average Home Value $151,707


Total Households 290
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 169
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 0.44% 0.34%
Households 0.58% 0.41%
Families 0.84% 0.24%
Median Household Income   3.63%
Per Capita Income   2.86%

Circle, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Circle 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 # 134 63rd
Population Density # 92 75th
Diversity Index # 341 7th
Median Household Income # 238 35th
Per Capita Income # 203 45th

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