Heron, MT Profile: Facts & Data


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Heron, Montana - Basic Facts

The Heron Census Designated Place had a population of 271 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Heron is located at latitude 48.0638 and longitude -115.9802 in Sanders County. The formal boundaries for the Heron Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sanders County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,251 feet.

The Heron Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408378) 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 Heron Census Designated Place is located within Thompson Falls-West End Division of Sanders County.

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


Total Population 271
Population in Households 263
Population in Familes 199
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density2 53
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $43,787
Average Household Income $51,842
Per Capita Income $22,341


Total Housing Units 125 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 75 (60.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 26 (20.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 (19.2%)
Median Home Value $198,333
Average Home Value $256,333


Total Households 101
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 63
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 -0.48% 0.0%
Households -0.47% 0.0%
Families 0.0% -0.32%
Median Household Income   0.94%
Per Capita Income   1.8%

Heron, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Heron 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 # 209 43rd
Population Density # 270 26th
Diversity Index # 125 65th
Median Household Income # 230 37th
Per Capita Income # 290 21st

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