Fort Benton, MT 59442 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 59442: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Fort Benton, MT 59442

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Chouteau County
  • Centroid: Latitude 47.82, Longitude -110.671
  • Time Zone: Mountain Time Zone (UTC -7 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 86
  • PO Box Addresses: 789
  • Residential Addresses: 112
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 58
    • Single Family Addresses: 54

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Database updated: February 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Fort Benton, MT 59442 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,719
Daytime Population: Workers 861
Daytime Population: Residents 894
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,755
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 1,637
Population in Familes 1,266
Population in Group Qrtrs 82
Population Density2 2
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $46,166
Average Household Income $65,651
Per Capita Income $31,043


Total Housing Units 994 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 544 (54.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 250 (25.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 200 (20.1%)
Median Home Value $146,875
Average Home Value $191,452


Total Households 794
Average Household Size 2.06
Family Households 475
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 -0.33% -0.55%
Households -0.33% -0.53%
Families -0.68% -0.73%
Median Household Income   2.39%
Per Capita Income   3.02%

Fort Benton, MT 59442 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 59442 to the other 362 ZIP Codes 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 # 104 72nd
Population Density # 192 49th
Diversity Index # 310 15th
Median Household Income # 195 46th
Per Capita Income # 123 66th

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