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Alberton, Montana - Basic Facts

The Town of Alberton had a population of 404 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Alberton is located at latitude 47.0044 and longitude -114.4853 in Mineral County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Alberton (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Mineral County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,054 feet.

The Town of Alberton (GNIS ID: 2412342) 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 Alberton is located within Alberton Division of Mineral County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Alberton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Alberton: Browntown.

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Alberton, MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 404
Daytime Population: Workers 120
Daytime Population: Residents 249
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 369
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 404
Population in Familes 310
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 706
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $41,660
Average Household Income $53,214
Per Capita Income $24,589


Total Housing Units 202 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 136 (67.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 48 (23.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $215,972
Average Home Value $254,015


Total Households 184
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 115
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 -0.53% -0.2%
Households -0.44% -0.22%
Families 0.24% -0.17%
Median Household Income   1.06%
Per Capita Income   2.36%

Alberton, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alberton 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 # 164 55th
Population Density # 102 72nd
Diversity Index # 189 50th
Median Household Income # 244 33rd
Per Capita Income # 247 32nd

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