Pondera County MT Information


Pondera County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 6,170
Daytime Population: Workers 2,374
Daytime Population: Residents 3,464
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,838
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.95
Population in Households 5,525
Population in Familes 4,552
Population in Group Qrtrs 645
Population Density2 4
Diversity Index3 33


Median Household Income $40,391
Average Household Income $56,861
Per Capita Income $22,896


Total Housing Units 2,690 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,580 (58.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 732 (27.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 378 (14.1%)
Median Home Value $111,837
Average Home Value $186,234


Total Households 2,312
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 1,515
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 0.04% -0.01%
Households 0.16% 0.08%
Families -0.12% -0.09%
Median Household Income   2.29%
Per Capita Income   2.62%


Pondera County MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pondera County to the other 56 counties and county equivalents 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 # 32 45th
Population Density # 23 61st
Diversity Index # 9 86th
Median Household Income # 45 21st
Per Capita Income # 48 16th

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