Sidney, MT Profile: Facts & Data


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Sidney, Montana - Basic Facts

The City of Sidney had a population of 6,089 as of July 1, 2018. Sidney ranks in the upper 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 Sidney is located at latitude 47.7144 and longitude -104.1671 in Richland County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sidney (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Richland County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 1,942 feet.

The City of Sidney (GNIS ID: 2411896) 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 Sidney is located within Sidney Division of Richland County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sidney: Central City, Maggie's Town.

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Sidney, MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 6,089
Population in Households 6,068
Population in Familes 4,671
Population in Group Qrtrs 21
Population Density2 1,993
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $57,509
Average Household Income $82,230
Per Capita Income $35,785


Total Housing Units 2,893 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,698 (58.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 998 (34.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 196 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $197,358
Average Home Value $210,353


Total Households 2,697
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 1,661
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.95% 1.35%
Households 1.92% 1.34%
Families 2.27% 1.22%
Median Household Income   1.72%
Per Capita Income   2.75%

Sidney, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sidney to the other 364 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Montana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 19 95th
Population Density # 22 94th
Diversity Index # 126 66th
Median Household Income # 67 82nd
Per Capita Income # 37 90th

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