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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 34,657 as of July 1, 2019. 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 45.902 and longitude -112.6571 in Silver Bow County. The formal boundaries for the Butte-Silver Bow 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Butte-Silver Bow, MT Housing Affordability Index is 115
State of Montana Housing Affordability Index is 110
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Butte-Silver Bow, MT Wealth Index is 55
State of Montana Wealth Index is 79
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 34,657 (100%)
Population in Households 33,659 (97.1%)
Population in Families 24,759 (71.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 998 ( 2.9%)
Population Density 48
Diversity Index2 22
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $37,917
Average Household Income $55,251
Per Capita Income $23,986
Wealth Index4 55

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 16,846 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,252 (60.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,754 (28.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,840 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $155,361
Housing Affordability Index3 115
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 15,006
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 8,495
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.37% 0.34%
Households 0.28% 0.28%
Families 0.03% 0.14%
Median Household Income   1.42%
Per Capita Income   1.82%

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, 2019 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 # 277 24th
Diversity Index # 96 74th
Median Household Income # 318 13th
Per Capita Income # 271 26th

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