Belknap, MT Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Belknap, Montana - Basic Facts

The Belknap Census Designated Place had a population of 159 as of July 1, 2017. Belknap ranks in the lower 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 Belknap is located at latitude 47.6473 and longitude -115.4221 in Sanders County. The formal boundaries for the Belknap Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sanders County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,415 feet.

The Belknap Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583789) 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 Belknap Census Designated Place is located within Thompson Falls-West End Division of Sanders County.

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


Total Population 159
Daytime Population: Workers 7
Daytime Population: Residents 99
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 106
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.67
Population in Households 159
Population in Familes 130
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 33
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $35,817
Average Household Income $51,880
Per Capita Income $22,983


Total Housing Units 83 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 57 (68.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 13 (15.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 (15.7%)
Median Home Value $247,500
Average Home Value $319,737


Total Households 70
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 49
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 0.09% -0.13%
Households 0.2% 0.0%
Families -0.28% -0.41%
Median Household Income   1.79%
Per Capita Income   2.78%

Belknap, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Belknap 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 # 273 25th
Population Density # 298 18th
Diversity Index # 292 20th
Median Household Income # 308 16th
Per Capita Income # 274 25th

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