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Medicine Lake, Montana - Basic Facts

The Town of Medicine Lake had a population of 230 as of July 1, 2017. Medicine Lake ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Medicine Lake is located at latitude 48.5023 and longitude -104.5017 in Sheridan County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Medicine Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sheridan County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 1,959 feet.

The Town of Medicine Lake (GNIS ID: 2412975) 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 Town of Medicine Lake is located within Medicine Lake Division of Sheridan County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Medicine Lake 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 Medicine Lake: Flandrem.

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


Total Population 230
Daytime Population: Workers 89
Daytime Population: Residents 121
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 210
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 230
Population in Familes 186
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 571
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $51,601
Average Household Income $74,497
Per Capita Income $35,058


Total Housing Units 167 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 89 (53.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 20 (12.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 58 (34.7%)
Median Home Value $91,176
Average Home Value $123,295


Total Households 109
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 70
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 0.3% 0.0%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families 1.03% -0.58%
Median Household Income   2.89%
Per Capita Income   3.52%

Medicine Lake, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Medicine Lake 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 # 222 39th
Population Density # 122 67th
Diversity Index # 326 10th
Median Household Income # 113 69th
Per Capita Income # 30 92nd

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