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Thompson Falls, Montana - Basic Facts

The City of Thompson Falls had a population of 1,314 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Thompson Falls is located at latitude 47.5992 and longitude -115.34 in Sanders County. The formal boundaries for the City of Thompson Falls (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.73 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sanders County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,556 feet.

The City of Thompson Falls (GNIS ID: 2412062) 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 Thompson Falls is located within Thompson Falls-West End Division of Sanders County.

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


Total Population 1,314
Population in Households 1,301
Population in Familes 972
Population in Group Qrtrs 13
Population Density2 761
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $29,897
Average Household Income $42,504
Per Capita Income $20,341


Total Housing Units 699 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 391 (55.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 227 (32.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 81 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $183,247
Average Home Value $228,920


Total Households 618
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 363
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 0.01% 0.3%
Households 0.0% 0.32%
Families 0.03% 0.16%
Median Household Income   1.78%
Per Capita Income   2.36%

Thompson Falls, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Thompson Falls 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 # 76 79th
Population Density # 96 74th
Diversity Index # 189 48th
Median Household Income # 348 5th
Per Capita Income # 313 14th

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