Fort Benton, Montana Population 2024

1,428

Fort Benton is a city located in Chouteau County Montana. Fort Benton has a 2024 population of 1,428. It is also the county seat of Chouteau County. Fort Benton is currently declining at a rate of -0.42% annually and its population has decreased by -1.79% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,454 in 2020.

The average household income in Fort Benton is $72,251 with a poverty rate of 8.41%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Fort Benton is 36.6 years, 37.7 years for males, and 35.5 years for females.

Fort Benton Demographics

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

  • White: 92.75%
  • Two or more races: 6.41%
  • Native American: 0.84%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
State
Montana
Land Area (mi²)
2.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
622.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.79% (-26)
The current population of Fort Benton, Montana is 1,428 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,454.

Fort Benton, Montana Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,43292.75%
Two or more races996.41%
Native American130.84%
Black or African American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Native American

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Fort Benton Population by Race

Fort Benton Population Pyramid 2024

Fort Benton Median Age

36.6

Total

37.7

Male

35.5

Female

Fort Benton Adults

There are 1,091 adults, (368 of whom are seniors) in Fort Benton.

Fort Benton Age Dependency

113.6

Age Dependency Ratio

50.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

62.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Fort Benton Sex Ratio

Female80452.07%
Male74047.93%

Fort Benton Population by Age

Fort Benton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5482.7378.321.7
Married2543.4386.213.8
Non Family237066.733.3
Male343.881000
Female2311.1378.321.7

3.82

Average Family Size

2.73

Average Household Size

78.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Fort Benton Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade121.17%
9th to 12th Grade141.36%
High School Graduate39638.56%
Some College19518.99%
Associates Degree827.98%
Bachelors Degree22521.91%
Graduate Degree10310.03%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Fort Benton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fort Benton Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White959933328
2+ Races56560
Hispanic15150
Native American12120

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 34.2%.

Fort Benton Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$38,952$46,890$27,768
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
High School Graduate$0$0$11,900
Some College$37,700$39,886$16,563
Bachelors Degree$47,159$76,364$45,337
Graduate Degree$71,406$99,250$65,313

$38,952

Average Earnings

$46,890

Average Male

$27,768

Average Female

Fort Benton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fort Benton Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Fort Benton Language

99.93% of Fort Benton residents speak only English, while 0.07% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 0.07% of the population.

Fort Benton Language

Fort Benton Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,2831229.51%
Multiple9933.03%

8.41%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.51%

Male Poverty Rate

10.13%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fort Benton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fort Benton is White, with 9.51% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fort Benton is Multiple, with 3.03% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 10.93%. Among those working part-time, it was 3.95%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.04%.

Fort Benton Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College12.36%
High School6.98%
Bachelors or Greater3.98%
Less Than 9th Grade0%

Fort Benton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed1.92%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed13.54%
Female Unemployed0%

Fort Benton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fort Benton Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$67,656$72,251
Families$90,346$93,362
Married Families$91,543$-999,999,999
Non Families$25,547$43,398

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Fort Benton Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

44.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.7%

Male Marriage Rate

42.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Fort Benton Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Fort Benton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Fort Benton Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Fort Benton Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

97

Number of Veterans

88

Male Veterans

9

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam54
First Gulf War31
Second Gulf War20
Korea7
World War II0

Fort Benton Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7431
75+31
35 to 5419
55 to 6410
18 to 346

Fort Benton Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White929.11%
Native American538.46%

Fort Benton Veterans by Race

Fort Benton Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

17.39%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.7%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fort Benton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

56.2%

Labor Force Participation

51.7%

Employment Rate

6.4%

Unemployment Rate

Fort Benton Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Fort Benton Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Fort Benton 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

53.43%

Born in Fort Benton

100%

Native Born

0%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Fort Benton residents were born in the United States, with 53.43% 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.

Fort Benton Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,395-7-0.5%
20281,402-6-0.43%
20271,408-7-0.49%
20261,415-6-0.42%
20251,421-7-0.49%
20241,428-6-0.42%
20231,434-7-0.49%
20221,441-12-0.83%
20211,453-1-0.07%
20201,454110.76%
20191,443-4-0.28%
20181,44720.14%
20171,445-14-0.96%
20161,459-2-0.14%
20151,461-32-2.14%
20141,493151.01%
20131,478-18-1.2%
20121,496352.4%
20111,461-3-0.2%
20101,46400%

Fort Benton Population by Year