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Malta, Montana - Basic Facts

The City of Malta had a population of 2,002 as of July 1, 2017. Malta ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Malta is located at latitude 48.3554 and longitude -107.8711 in Phillips County. The formal boundaries for the City of Malta (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Phillips County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,254 feet.

The City of Malta (GNIS ID: 2410916) 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 Malta is located within Malta Division of Phillips County.

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


Total Population 2,002
Daytime Population: Workers 879
Daytime Population: Residents 1,155
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,034
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 1,964
Population in Familes 1,504
Population in Group Qrtrs 38
Population Density2 1,890
Diversity Index3 29


Median Household Income $34,741
Average Household Income $50,337
Per Capita Income $22,983


Total Housing Units 1,010 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 611 (60.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 293 (29.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 106 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $105,163
Average Home Value $122,668


Total Households 904
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 526
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 0.03% 0.01%
Households 0.02% -0.02%
Families -0.34% -0.27%
Median Household Income   0.55%
Per Capita Income   2.03%

Malta, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Malta 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 # 57 85th
Population Density # 25 93rd
Diversity Index # 61 84th
Median Household Income # 319 13th
Per Capita Income # 275 25th

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