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Heart Butte, Montana - Basic Facts

The Heart Butte Census Designated Place had a population of 594 as of July 1, 2017. Heart Butte ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Heart Butte is located at latitude 48.2896 and longitude -112.8338 in Pondera County. The formal boundaries for the Heart Butte Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Pondera County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,472 feet.

The Heart Butte Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408365) 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 Heart Butte Census Designated Place is located within Blackfeet Reservation West Division of Pondera County.

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


Total Population 594
Daytime Population: Workers 0
Daytime Population: Residents 397
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 397
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.67
Population in Households 594
Population in Familes 558
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 131
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $29,510
Average Household Income $44,372
Per Capita Income $11,623


Total Housing Units 148 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 78 (52.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 63 (42.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 7 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $100,000
Average Home Value $175,000


Total Households 141
Average Household Size 4.21
Family Households 118
Average Family Size 5
  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 0.28% 0.1%
Households 0.4% 0.14%
Families 0.12% 0.0%
Median Household Income   -0.38%
Per Capita Income   1.7%

Heart Butte, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Heart Butte 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 # 138 62nd
Population Density # 217 41st
Diversity Index # 79 78th
Median Household Income # 349 4th
Per Capita Income # 357 2nd

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