Community Development Resources

Target Rates for 2000 Census Data

Previously the Community Development Division used 2000 Census Data as the base for determination of calculating target rate. 2000 Census data and applicable target rates are available here by using the drop down menus for comparison purposes. To search current 2010 census data visit the 2010 census data page.

Target rates are calculated for cities/towns/CDP or county.    


Amounts are computed using the 2000 census and target percentages based on a target rate survey completed in 2003. The target percentages are:
   2.3% combined (water and wastewater)
   1.4% for water alone
   0.9% for wastewater alone
   0.3% for solid waste


Treasure State Endowment Program (TSEP) 406 841-2770
Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) 406 841-2770
Census & Economic Information Center 406 841-2740

Definitions page for LMI web site

Census Designated Place (CDP): Census designated places (CDPs) have been created for each decennial census as the statistical counterparts of incorporated places. CDPs are delineated to provide census data for concentrations of population, housing, and commercial structures that are identifiable by name but are not within an incorporated place. CDP boundaries usually are defined in cooperation with state, local, and tribal officials. These boundaries, which usually coincide with visible features or the boundary of an adjacent incorporated place or other legal entity boundary, have no legal status, nor do these places have officials elected to serve traditional municipal functions.

Household: A household includes all the people who occupy a housing unit as their usual place of residence.

Income of households: This includes the income of the householder and all other individuals 15 years old and over in the household, whether they are related to the householder or not.

Individuals for whom poverty status is determined: Poverty status was determined for all people except institutionalized people, people in military group quarters, people in college dormitories, and unrelated individuals under 15 years old.

Low and Moderate Income Percent: Low and Moderate Income Percent is calculated by U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) using data from the U.S. Census Bureau's Decennial Census, specifically for the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG). LMI families are defined as those families whose income does not exceed 80% of the county median income for the previous year or 80% of the median income of the entire non-metropolitan area of the State of Montana, whichever is higher.

Median income: The median income divides the income distribution into two equal groups, one having incomes above the median, and other having incomes below the median.

Population: All people (male and female, child and adult) living in a given geographic area.

Notes: Total Population and Total Households are from Summary File (SF) 1, 100% data. Poverty Rates and Median Household Income are from Summary File (SF) 3, Sample data. Low and Moderate Income Percentage was developed by HUD using Census 2000 data.

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000, Decennial Census of Population and Housing, Summary File (SF) 1 and Summary File (SF) 3 and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Community Planning and Development

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