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Poplar, Montana - Basic Facts

The City of Poplar had a population of 887 as of July 1, 2017. Poplar ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Poplar is located at latitude 48.1105 and longitude -105.1967 in Roosevelt County. The formal boundaries for the City of Poplar (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Roosevelt County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 1,991 feet.

The City of Poplar (GNIS ID: 2411458) 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 Poplar is located within Fort Peck Reservation Division of Roosevelt County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Poplar population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Poplar: Poplar Creek Agency, Poplar River.

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


Total Population 887
Daytime Population: Workers 440
Daytime Population: Residents 695
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,135
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.28
Population in Households 843
Population in Familes 670
Population in Group Qrtrs 44
Population Density2 3,205
Diversity Index3 41


Median Household Income $35,579
Average Household Income $48,165
Per Capita Income $16,904


Total Housing Units 375 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 146 (38.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 197 (52.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 32 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $51,316
Average Home Value $68,836


Total Households 343
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 221
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 1.26% 0.56%
Households 1.27% 0.58%
Families 1.67% 0.36%
Median Household Income   1.38%
Per Capita Income   2.28%

Poplar, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Poplar 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 # 101 73rd
Population Density # 3 99th
Diversity Index # 39 90th
Median Household Income # 311 15th
Per Capita Income # 341 7th

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