Heron, MT 59844 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 59844: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Heron, MT 59844

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Sanders County
  • Centroid: Latitude 48.045, Longitude -115.956
  • Time Zone: Mountain Time Zone (UTC -7 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 32
  • PO Box Addresses: 128
  • Residential Addresses: 178
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 178

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

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Heron, MT 59844 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 624
Daytime Population: Workers 1,401
Daytime Population: Residents 380
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,781
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.85
Population in Households 605
Population in Familes 463
Population in Group Qrtrs 19
Population Density2 10
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $42,841
Average Household Income $53,512
Per Capita Income $21,632


Total Housing Units 347 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 186 (53.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 61 (17.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 100 (28.8%)
Median Home Value $198,958
Average Home Value $263,978


Total Households 247
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 154
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 -0.98% -0.95%
Households -0.86% -0.82%
Families -1.19% -1.06%
Median Household Income   3.2%
Per Capita Income   2.83%

Heron, MT 59844 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 59844 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 # 159 56th
Population Density # 96 73rd
Diversity Index # 129 64th
Median Household Income # 254 30th
Per Capita Income # 315 13th

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