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Big Timber, Montana - Basic Facts

The City of Big Timber had a population of 1,574 as of July 1, 2017. Big Timber ranks in the upper 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 Big Timber is located at latitude 45.8345 and longitude -109.9481 in Sweet Grass County. The formal boundaries for the City of Big Timber (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.92 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Sweet Grass County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,091 feet.

The City of Big Timber (GNIS ID: 2409846) 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 Big Timber is located within South of the Yellowstone Division of Sweet Grass County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Big Timber 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 Big Timber: Dornix.

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Big Timber, MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,574
Daytime Population: Workers 1,666
Daytime Population: Residents 731
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,397
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.52
Population in Households 1,538
Population in Familes 1,163
Population in Group Qrtrs 36
Population Density2 1,712
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $47,852
Average Household Income $59,808
Per Capita Income $27,491


Total Housing Units 933 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 471 (50.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 254 (27.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 208 (22.3%)
Median Home Value $183,388
Average Home Value $211,040


Total Households 725
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 415
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 -0.57% -0.51%
Households -0.48% -0.45%
Families -0.46% -0.63%
Median Household Income   1.9%
Per Capita Income   2.76%

Big Timber, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Big Timber 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 # 72 80th
Population Density # 34 91st
Diversity Index # 263 28th
Median Household Income # 168 54th
Per Capita Income # 171 53rd

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