Lame Deer, MT Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lame Deer, Montana - Basic Facts

The Lame Deer Census Designated Place had a population of 2,082 as of July 1, 2017. Lame Deer 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 Lame Deer is located at latitude 45.6177 and longitude -106.6134 in Rosebud County. The formal boundaries for the Lame Deer Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 55.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Rosebud County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,340 feet.

The Lame Deer Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408567) 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 Lame Deer Census Designated Place is located within Northern Cheyenne Reservation Division of Rosebud County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lame Deer 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 Lame Deer: Lamedeer.

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


Total Population 2,082
Daytime Population: Workers 1,134
Daytime Population: Residents 1,544
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,678
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.29
Population in Households 2,062
Population in Familes 1,829
Population in Group Qrtrs 20
Population Density2 37
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $30,889
Average Household Income $47,122
Per Capita Income $12,026


Total Housing Units 623 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 259 (41.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 268 (43.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 95 (15.2%)
Median Home Value $62,000
Average Home Value $75,775


Total Households 528
Average Household Size 3.91
Family Households 404
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 0.2% 0.17%
Households 0.18% 0.15%
Families 0.1% 0.05%
Median Household Income   -0.21%
Per Capita Income   1.16%

Lame Deer, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lame Deer 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 # 50 87th
Population Density # 293 20th
Diversity Index # 139 62nd
Median Household Income # 343 6th
Per Capita Income # 355 3rd

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