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Fox Lake, Montana - Basic Facts

The Fox Lake Census Designated Place had a population of 183 as of July 1, 2017. Fox Lake 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 Fox Lake is located at latitude 47.6857 and longitude -104.6307 in Richland County. The formal boundaries for the Fox Lake Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.18 sq. miles and a water area of 1.49 sq. miles. Richland County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,362 feet.

The Fox Lake Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408254) 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 Fox Lake Census Designated Place is located within Lambert Division of Richland County.

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


Total Population 183
Daytime Population: Workers 68
Daytime Population: Residents 105
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 173
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.95
Population in Households 183
Population in Familes 152
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 44
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $60,330
Average Household Income $90,500
Per Capita Income $36,665


Total Housing Units 85 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 53 (62.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 23 (27.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $131,250
Average Home Value $186,792


Total Households 76
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 52
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 2.05% 2.5%
Households 1.96% 2.5%
Families 3.69% 2.56%
Median Household Income   4.95%
Per Capita Income   4.32%

Fox Lake, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fox Lake 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 # 255 30th
Population Density # 285 22nd
Diversity Index # 106 71st
Median Household Income # 42 89th
Per Capita Income # 22 94th

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