Absarokee, Montana

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Population in 2010: 1,150. Population change since 2000: -6.8%
Males: 565  (49.1%)
Females: 585  (50.9%)
Median resident age:  45.9 years
Montana median age:  38.3 years

Zip codes: 59001.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,567 (it was $43,676 in 2000)
Absarokee:

$36,567
MT:

$45,076
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,416 (it was $20,677 in 2000)

Absarokee CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $163,997 (it was $105,100 in 2000)
Absarokee:

$163,997
MT:

$184,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $177,508; Detached houses: $185,000; Mobile homes: $36,875

Median gross rent in 2012: $527.

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Absarokee races chart
  • White alone - 1,083 (94.2%)
  • Hispanic - 43 (3.7%)
  • Two or more races - 16 (1.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 6 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.2%)

Races in Absarokee detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Absarokee: 88.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (24.3%), United States (14.7%), English (13.1%), Irish (11.3%), Scottish (7.8%), Norwegian (7.5%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 4044 feet

Land area: 2.03 square miles.

Population density: 567 people per square mile   (low).

Absarokee, Montana map

For population 25 years and over in Absarokee:

  • High school or higher: 92.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Absarokee CDP:

  • Never married: 10.7%
  • Now married: 62.1%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 8.6%
  • Divorced: 15.4%

7 residents are foreign born

This place:  0.6%
Montana:  1.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,369 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,303 (1.1%)

Absarokee satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Billings, MT (47.5 miles , pop. 89,847).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (451.1 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (841.1 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Roberts, MT (3.4 miles ), Roscoe, MT (3.5 miles) , Columbus, MT (3.5 miles ), Reed Point, MT (3.7 miles) , Boyd, MT (4.3 miles) , Joliet, MT (4.8 miles ), Greycliff, MT (4.8 miles) , Red Lodge, MT (5.0 miles ).

Latitude: 45.52 N, Longitude: 109.44 W

Area code: 406

Absarokee household income distribution Absarokee home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.0%
Montana:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (32%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (27%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Extraction workers (29%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (12%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (3%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Life and physical scientists (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (5%)

Work and jobs in Absarokee: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Absarokee, Montana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Absarokee-area historical earthquake activity is near Montana state average. It is 31% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 88.7 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 236.0 miles away from Absarokee center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 6/30/1975 at 18:54:13, a magnitude 6.1 (5.6 MB, 5.9 MS, 6.1 UK, 6.1 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 86.1 miles away from the city center
On 7/26/2005 at 04:08:37, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MB, 5.2 MS, 5.6 MW, Depth: 8.0 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 152.1 miles away from the city center
On 2/3/1994 at 09:05:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.8 ML, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 204.2 miles away from Absarokee center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 534.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Stillwater County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 4, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Absarokee topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Absarokee:

  • BEARTOOTH MANOR (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; COLUMBUS, MT)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Absarokee:

  • Montana State University-Billings (about 49 miles; Billings, MT; Full-time enrollment: 4,319)
  • Montana State University (about 79 miles; Bozeman, MT; FT enrollment: 12,942)
  • Sheridan College (about 133 miles; Sheridan, WY; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 165 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 30,522)
  • Idaho State University (about 236 miles; Pocatello, ID; FT enrollment: 10,350)
  • The University of Montana (about 237 miles; Missoula, MT; FT enrollment: 13,602)
  • Casper College (about 242 miles; Casper, WY; FT enrollment: 2,770)

Public high school in Absarokee:

Public elementary/middle schools in Absarokee:

  • Absarokee School (Students: 160; Location: 327 South Woodard Avenue; Grades: PK-6)
  • Nye School (Students: 4; Location: 16 Buck Creek Road; Grades: PK-6)
See full list of schools located in Absarokee, map of school districts: ABSAROKEE ELEMENTARY, ABSAROKEE HIGH SCHOOL

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Notable locations in Absarokee: Absaroka Fishing Access Site (A), Absarokee Rural Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Absarokee include: Christ Covenant Church (A), Community Congregational Church (B), Absarokee Evangelical Church (C), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (D), Saint Michaels Catholic Church (E), Immanual Lutheran Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Rosebud Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotels: Bed & No Breakfast Bunkhouse (18 North Woodard), Fiddler Creek Cabins (53 Stillwater Drive), Stillwater Lodge (28 South Woodard).

Stillwater County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
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Drinking water stations with addresses in Absarokee and their reported violations in the past:

ABSAROKEE WATER AND SEWER DIST (Population served: 1,100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 13.8%
(14.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.2 people
Montana:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  61.3%
Whole state:  62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.5%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported
9 people in nursing homes in 2000

Absarokee, Montana environmental map by EPA

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Absarokee compared to Montana state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Absarokee (2011 data):

  • The Yellowstone Bank: 31 Grove Street Branch at 31 Grove Street, branch established on 1963/04/15. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $437.3 mil, Deposits: $347.2 mil, headquarters in Laurel, MT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Yellowstone Holding Company
  • United Bank: at 3 South Woodard, branch established on 1963/05/06. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $69.2 mil, Deposits: $57.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Absarokee Bancorporation, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Absarokee travel time to work - commute Absarokee mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (79%)
  • Wood (11%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Absarokee CDP (based on Stillwater County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 29.24%
Here: 29.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaSouthern Baptist ConventionLDS (Mormon) ChurchUnited Church of Christ
Adherents28.9%15.7%13.4%13.1%8.8%
Congregations11.8%11.8%11.8%11.8%11.8%
NameLutheran ChurchAssemblies of GodInternational Church of the Foursquare GospelUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents8.3%4.6%4.3%1.1%1.9%
Congregations5.9%5.9%5.9%5.9%17.6%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Stillwater County:

3.48 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Stillwater County:

9.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Here:

10.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

10.38 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.0%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Stillwater County:

22.7%
Montana:

23.1%

7.91% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,834 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.91%
Montana average:

6.86%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Yellowstone County, MT  2.90% ($43,948 average AGI)
from Gallatin County, MT  0.30% ($19,300)


7.36% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,673 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.36%
Montana average:

6.73%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Yellowstone County, MT  2.76% ($29,098 average AGI)
to Carbon County, MT  0.42% ($27,071)
to Gallatin County, MT  0.30% ($22,400)

Strongest AM radio stations in Absarokee:

  • KGHL (790 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KURL (730 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: ELENBAAS MEDIA, INC.)
  • KBUL (970 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGVW (640 AM; 10 kW; BELGRADE, MT; Owner: GALLATIN VALLEY WITNESS, INC.)
  • KPOW (1260 AM; 5 kW; POWELL, WY; Owner: CHAPARRAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KZMQ (1140 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GREYBULL, WY; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF WYOMING LLC)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBOZ (1090 AM; 5 kW; BOZEMAN, MT; Owner: REIER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBSR (1490 AM; 1 kW; LAUREL, MT; Owner: SUN MOUNTAIN, INC.)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Absarokee:

  • KMXE (99.3 FM; RED LODGE, MT; Owner: SILVER ROCK COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • KRKX (94.1 FM; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Absarokee:

  • K05EI (Channel 5; ABSAROKEE, MT; Owner: ABSAROKEE COMMUNITY TV CLUB)
  • K10MO (Channel 10; ABSAROKEE, MT; Owner: ABSAROKEE COMMUNITY TV CLUB,INC)
  • K12HX (Channel 12; ABSAROKEE, MT; Owner: ABSAROKEE COMM. TV CLUB, INC.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Stephanie R Wilson, Absarokee Ne (Lat: 45.555194 Lon: -109.355111), Type: 39.6, Overall height: 36.5 m
    Registrant: 4067837210, Richard.Hood@nemont.Coop, 61 HWY 13 SOUTH
  • Bob Merrigan, Absarokee Ne (Lat: 45.555194 Lon: -109.355111), Type: 39.6, Structure height: 30095 m, Overall height: 36.5 m
    Registrant: 2028571470, Welchlaw@earthlink.Net, 1025 CONNECTICUT AVE., NW #1000
  • Bob Merrigan, Absarokee Ne (Lat: 45.555194 Lon: -109.355111), Type: 39.6, Structure height: 30095 m, Overall height: 36.5 m
    Registrant: 2028571470, Welchlaw@earthlink.Net, 1025 CONNECTICUT AVE., NW #1000

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • Absarokee Rptr 1.6 Km Ne (Lat: 45.530500 Lon: -109.426000), Type: Tower, Structure height: 19 m, Overall height: 24 m, Call Sign: KOB523
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.250 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/21/2012, Expiration Date: 05/29/2022, Cancellation Date: 12/31/2012, Certifier: Bruce A Mckinley
    Registrant: Northwestern Energy, 40 East Broadway Street, Butte, MT 59701, Phone: (406) 497-1000, Fax: (406) 497-3525, Email:
  • Absarokee Compr 1.8 Km N (Lat: 45.537167 Lon: -109.431000), Type: Tower, Structure height: 16 m, Overall height: 23 m, Call Sign: WPMA311
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.200 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/07/2003, Expiration Date: 05/01/2013, Certifier: Bruce A Mckinley
    Registrant: Northwestern Energy, 40 East Broadway Street, Butte, MT 59701, Phone: (406) 497-1000, Fax: (406) 497-3525, Email:
  • Mystic Generating Plant 25 Mi Sw (Lat: 45.243556 Lon: -109.732389), Call Sign: KQV463
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.130 MHz, 159.435 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/10/2001, Expiration Date: 11/07/2011, Cancellation Date: 05/14/2002
    Registrant: Northwestern Energy, 40 East Broadway, Butte, MT 59701, Phone: (406) 497-2163, Fax: (406) 497-3525, Email:
  • Mystic Plant 40.2 Km Ssw (Lat: 45.243556 Lon: -109.732389), Type: Tower, Structure height: 6 m, Overall height: 12 m, Call Sign: WCH667
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.2000 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/20/2001, Expiration Date: 01/12/2012, Cancellation Date: 07/01/2010, Certifier: Elisabeth S Rice
    Registrant: Ppl Services Corp., 2 North Ninth Street, Allentown, PA 18101, Phone: (610) 774-2194, Fax: (406) 237-6901, Email:
  • Absarokee Compressor Sta (Lat: 45.527722 Lon: -109.426000), Type: Pole, Structure height: 11 m, Call Sign: WPGB812
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.885 MHz, 160.125 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/18/2005, Expiration Date: 12/14/2014, Certifier: Bruce A Mckinley
    Registrant: Northwestern Energy, 40 East Broadway Street, Butte, MT 59701, Phone: (406) 497-1000, Fax: (406) 497-3525, Email:
  • Absarokee Rptr 1.6 Km Nne (Lat: 45.530500 Lon: -109.426000), Type: Pipe, Structure height: 1.2 m, Overall height: 2 m, Call Sign: WQAI454
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.425 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/07/2004, Expiration Date: 06/07/2014, Certifier: Bruce A Mckinley
    Registrant: Northwestern Energy, 40 East Broadway Street, Butte, MT 59701, Phone: (406) 497-1000, Fax: (406) 497-3525, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Various Locations (Lat: 45.590194 Lon: -109.360417), Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WPNJ276
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.281 MHz, 956.281 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/31/2008, Expiration Date: 04/06/2018, Certifier: Bruce A Mckinley
    Registrant: Northwestern Energy, 40 East Broadway Street, Butte, MT 59701, Phone: (406) 497-1000, Fax: (406) 497-3525, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • Call Sign: KD7CLF, Previous Call Sign: KA6SRE, Licensee ID: L01406912
    Grant Date: 06/09/2008, Expiration Date: 08/06/2018, Certifier: James A Veik
    Registrant: James A Veik, 18 Spring Creek Rd, Absarokee, MT 59001
  • Call Sign: KD7JV, Licensee ID: L00426473
    Grant Date: 04/18/2008, Expiration Date: 04/20/2018, Certifier: Dorothy M Shelley
    Registrant: Dorothy M Shelley, 321 S Woodard, Absarokee, MT 59001-0546
  • Call Sign: KD7KA, Licensee ID: L00425516
    Grant Date: 04/18/2008, Expiration Date: 04/20/2018, Certifier: Gary L Shelley
    Registrant: Gary L Shelley, 321 S Woodard, Absarokee, MT 59001-0546
  • Call Sign: N7LMC, Previous Call Sign: KB7FCY, Licensee ID: L00235810
    Grant Date: 07/26/1988, Expiration Date: 07/26/1998, Cancellation Date: 07/27/2000
    Registrant: Jack L Exley Jr, Absarokee, MT 59001
  • Call Sign: WA7MTH, Licensee ID: L00418127
    Grant Date: 08/07/2008, Expiration Date: 10/23/2018, Certifier: Peter F Masse
    Registrant: Peter F Masse, 418 N Stillwater Rd, Absarokee, MT 59001
  • Call Sign: KF7ITV, Licensee ID: L01557176
    Grant Date: 03/25/2010, Expiration Date: 03/25/2020, Certifier: Frank J Cory
    Registrant: Frank J Cory, 19 Cottonwood Way, Absarokee, MT 59001


FAA Registered Aircraft:

12 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Absarokee)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 27
  • Hazardous Condition: 5

Incident types - Absarokee

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Absarokee, MT
Most common first names in Absarokee, MT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1678.3 years
William1275.0 years
Mary1085.2 years
Robert1080.6 years
George880.0 years
James673.0 years
Margaret675.0 years
Elizabeth678.9 years
Helen684.7 years
Richard667.8 years
Most common last names in Absarokee, MT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson1280.1 years
Arthun1178.2 years
Smith778.5 years
Davis672.3 years
Cook683.2 years
Ostrum684.8 years
Miller577.2 years
Hart579.8 years
Jensen476.3 years
Hudson467.0 years
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