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The Pray Census Designated Place had a population of 777 as of July 1, 2018. Pray ranks in the lower 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 Pray is located at latitude 45.4169 and longitude -110.6481 in Park County. The formal boundaries for the Pray Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 28.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0.53 sq. miles. Park County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,003 feet.

The Pray Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583836) 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 Pray Census Designated Place is located within Livingston Division of Park County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pray population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Pray: Pray Station.

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Pray, MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 777
Population in Households 777
Population in Familes 597
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 27
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $45,039
Average Household Income $75,856
Per Capita Income $35,818


Total Housing Units 500 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 271 (54.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 86 (17.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 143 (28.6%)
Median Home Value $436,000
Average Home Value $493,333


Total Households 357
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 226
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 1.61% 1.5%
Households 1.61% 1.52%
Families 1.43% 1.29%
Median Household Income   1.7%
Per Capita Income   2.42%

Pray, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pray to the other 364 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Montana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 114 69th
Population Density # 307 16th
Diversity Index # 256 30th
Median Household Income # 213 42nd
Per Capita Income # 36 90th

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