Powell County MT Information


Powell County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 6,802
Daytime Population: Workers 2,944
Daytime Population: Residents 2,693
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,637
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 5,265
Population in Familes 4,166
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,537
Population Density2 3
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $41,550
Average Household Income $54,271
Per Capita Income $20,940


Total Housing Units 3,105 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,621 (52.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 751 (24.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 733 (23.6%)
Median Home Value $146,181
Average Home Value $204,025


Total Households 2,372
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 1,490
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 -0.45% -0.76%
Households -0.53% -0.95%
Families -0.82% -1.13%
Median Household Income   1.18%
Per Capita Income   2.14%


Powell County MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Powell 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 # 29 50th
Population Density # 26 55th
Diversity Index # 19 68th
Median Household Income # 38 34th
Per Capita Income # 51 11th

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