Butte-Silver Bow, MT Profile: Facts & Data


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Butte-Silver Bow, Montana - Basic Facts

The Butte-Silver Bow is the 5th largest city in Montana with a population of 34,512 as of July 1, 2018. Butte-Silver Bow 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 Butte-Silver Bow is located at latitude 45.896 and longitude -112.6602 in Silver Bow County. The formal boundaries for the Butte-Silver Bow (see map below) encompass a land area of 716.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0.57 sq. miles. Silver Bow County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,817 feet.

The Butte-Silver Bow (GNIS ID: ) has a C8 Census Class Code which indicates the balance of a consolidated city excluding the separately incorporated place(s) within that consolidated government. Separate census estimates are also produced for the semi-independent places which together with the "balance record," sum to the entire territory of the consolidated city.

Montana is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Butte-Silver Bow is located within Butte Division of Silver Bow County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Butte-Silver Bow: Butte-Silver Bow (Balance).

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Butte-Silver Bow, MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 34,512
Population in Households 33,514
Population in Familes 24,457
Population in Group Qrtrs 998
Population Density2 48
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $43,785
Average Household Income $60,935
Per Capita Income $26,924


Total Housing Units 16,829 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,046 (59.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,936 (29.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,847 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $147,911
Average Home Value $194,680


Total Households 14,982
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 8,485
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 0.35% 0.25%
Households 0.29% 0.21%
Families 0.01% 0.06%
Median Household Income   1.96%
Per Capita Income   2.69%

Butte-Silver Bow, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Butte-Silver Bow 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 # 5 99th
Population Density # 276 24th
Diversity Index # 105 72nd
Median Household Income # 231 37th
Per Capita Income # 210 43rd

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