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Shepherd, Montana - Basic Facts

The Shepherd Census Designated Place had a population of 542 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Shepherd is located at latitude 45.9468 and longitude -108.3464 in Yellowstone County. The formal boundaries for the Shepherd Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Yellowstone County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,107 feet.

The Shepherd Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408725) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Montana is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Shepherd Census Designated Place is located within Shepherd Division of Yellowstone County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Shepherd 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 Shepherd: Cactus Flat, Headquarters, Holland, Hollandville, Little Holland, New Holland.

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


Total Population 542
Daytime Population: Workers 153
Daytime Population: Residents 257
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 410
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.76
Population in Households 542
Population in Familes 450
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 244
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $65,215
Average Household Income $84,858
Per Capita Income $30,712


Total Housing Units 212 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 158 (74.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 45 (21.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 8 ( 3.8%)
Median Home Value $154,167
Average Home Value $196,226


Total Households 204
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 149
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 0.68% 0.83%
Households 0.62% 0.87%
Families 0.67% 0.66%
Median Household Income   2.05%
Per Capita Income   2.71%

Shepherd, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shepherd 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 # 146 60th
Population Density # 175 52nd
Diversity Index # 166 55th
Median Household Income # 19 95th
Per Capita Income # 108 71st

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