Busby, Montana Population 2024

430

Busby is a city located in Big Horn County Montana. Busby has a 2024 population of 430. Busby is currently declining at a rate of -4.87% annually and its population has decreased by -26.62% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 586 in 2020.

The average household income in Busby is $51,130 with a poverty rate of 14.44%. The median age in Busby is 33.4 years: 21.5 years for males, and 35.1 years for females.

Busby Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Busby was:

  • Native American: 95.36%
  • White: 2.95%
  • Two or more races: 1.69%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
State
Montana
Land Area (mi²)
14.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
30.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-26.62% (-156)
The current population of Busby, Montana is 430 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 586.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Native American45295.36%
White142.95%
Two or more races81.69%
Black or African American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

Native American

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Busby Population by Race

Busby Population Pyramid 2024

Busby Median Age

33.4

Total

21.5

Male

35.1

Female

Busby Adults

There are 292 adults, (20 of whom are seniors) in Busby.

Busby Age Dependency

74.3

Age Dependency Ratio

7.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

66.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Busby Sex Ratio

Female28359.7%
Male19140.3%

Busby Population by Age

Busby Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1353.3955.644.4
Married654.4673.826.2
Non Family4005050
Female243.4229.270.8
Male67.50100

4.21

Average Family Size

3.39

Average Household Size

55.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Busby Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade41.57%
Associates Degree176.69%
Bachelors Degree6826.77%
Graduate Degree00%
High School Graduate9135.83%
Less Than 9th Grade00%
Some College7429.13%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Busby Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Busby Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Native American23923560
Hispanic22220
2+ Races888
White770

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

Busby Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$71,786$0$72,875
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$40,781$41,406$0
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$44,712$46,250$43,654
Some College$24,167$0$0

$44,712

Average Earnings

$46,250

Average Male

$43,654

Average Female

Busby Earnings by Educational Attainment

Busby Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Busby Language

90.61% of Busby residents speak only English, while 9.39% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 9.39% of the population.

Busby Language

Busby Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Native4425913.35%
White77100%

14.44%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.22%

Male Poverty Rate

13.24%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Busby

The race most likely to be in poverty in Busby is White, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Busby is Native, with 13.35% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.65%. Among those working part-time, it was 0%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.17%.

Busby Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School16.48%
Some College15.38%
Less Than 9th Grade0%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Busby Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed6.8%
Male Employed0%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Busby Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Busby Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$62,708$62,731
Households$44,712$51,130
Married Families$59,931$-999,999,999
Non Families-$19,893

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Busby Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

40.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.5%

Male Marriage Rate

38.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Busby Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Busby Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Busby Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Busby Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

33

Number of Veterans

27

Male Veterans

6

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War13
Vietnam13
First Gulf War0
Korea0
World War II0

Busby Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7413
35 to 547
55 to 647
18 to 346
75+0

Busby Veterans by Age

count

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
Native American259.03%
2+ Races8100%

Busby Veterans by Race

Busby Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.24%

Veteran Disability Rate

Busby Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57%

Labor Force Participation

46.5%

Employment Rate

18.4%

Unemployment Rate

Busby Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Busby Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Busby Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

88.19%

Born in Busby

100%

Native Born

0%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Busby residents were born in the United States, with 88.19% having been born in Montana. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Busby Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2024430-22-4.87%
2023452-22-4.64%
2022474-22-4.44%
2021496-90-15.36%
2020586-61-9.43%
2019647-68-9.51%
20187156710.34%
2017648315.02%
2016617-73-10.58%
2015690-36-4.96%
201472618333.7%
20135437315.53%
20124705112.17%
2011419-326-43.76%
201074500%

Busby Population by Year