Polson, MT 59860 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 59860: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Polson, MT 59860

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Lake County
  • Centroid: Latitude 47.698, Longitude -114.141
  • Time Zone: Mountain Time Zone (UTC -7 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 618
  • PO Box Addresses: 810
  • Residential Addresses: 4,390
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 117
    • Single Family Addresses: 4,273

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

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Polson, MT 59860 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 11,217
Daytime Population: Workers 4,733
Daytime Population: Residents 6,290
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,023
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 11,108
Population in Familes 8,798
Population in Group Qrtrs 109
Population Density2 31
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $40,707
Average Household Income $56,310
Per Capita Income $23,627


Total Housing Units 7,249 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,056 (42.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,621 (22.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,572 (35.5%)
Median Home Value $244,304
Average Home Value $332,346


Total Households 4,677
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 3,012
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 0.7% 0.79%
Households 0.6% 0.73%
Families 0.32% 0.55%
Median Household Income   1.56%
Per Capita Income   2.33%

Polson, MT 59860 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 59860 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 # 26 93rd
Population Density # 55 85th
Diversity Index # 16 96th
Median Household Income # 287 21st
Per Capita Income # 295 19th

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