Box Elder, MT 59521 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 59521: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Box Elder, MT 59521

Not Acceptable, USPS
Rocky Boy, MT 59521

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Hill County
  • Centroid: Latitude 48.32, Longitude -109.833
  • Time Zone: Mountain Time Zone (UTC -7 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 27
  • PO Box Addresses: 254
  • Residential Addresses: 469
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 469

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

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Box Elder, MT 59521 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,355
Daytime Population: Workers 1,278
Daytime Population: Residents 2,429
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,707
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.10
Population in Households 3,353
Population in Familes 3,073
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 14
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $31,640
Average Household Income $44,522
Per Capita Income $11,489


Total Housing Units 971 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 361 (37.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 504 (51.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 106 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $78,409
Average Home Value $106,787


Total Households 865
Average Household Size 3.88
Family Households 752
Average Family Size 4
  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 0.07% -0.12%
Households 0.0% -0.19%
Families -0.11% -0.27%
Median Household Income   0.33%
Per Capita Income   1.81%

Box Elder, MT 59521 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 59521 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 # 64 83rd
Population Density # 80 78th
Diversity Index # 93 75th
Median Household Income # 349 4th
Per Capita Income # 354 2nd

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