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Carlton, Montana - Basic Facts

The Carlton Census Designated Place had a population of 732 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Carlton is located at latitude 46.6912 and longitude -114.0624 in Missoula County. The formal boundaries for the Carlton Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Missoula County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,225 feet.

The Carlton Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583796) 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 Carlton Census Designated Place is located within Lolo Division of Missoula County.

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


Total Population 732
Daytime Population: Workers 76
Daytime Population: Residents 319
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 395
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.54
Population in Households 732
Population in Familes 595
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 119
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $56,524
Average Household Income $71,256
Per Capita Income $28,110


Total Housing Units 306 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 222 (72.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 66 (21.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $278,676
Average Home Value $296,606


Total Households 287
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 202
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 0.74% 0.86%
Households 0.74% 0.96%
Families -0.66% 0.78%
Median Household Income   2.73%
Per Capita Income   2.62%

Carlton, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Carlton 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 # 120 67th
Population Density # 227 38th
Diversity Index # 175 53rd
Median Household Income # 61 84th
Per Capita Income # 162 56th

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