Alder, Montana

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Population in 2010: 103. Population change since 2000: -11.2%
Males: 58  (57.2%)
Females: 45  (42.8%)
Median resident age:  52.5 years
Montana median age:  38.3 years

Zip codes: 59710, 59749.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $41,525 (it was $26,458 in 2000)
Alder:

$41,525
MT:

$45,076
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,172 (it was $16,300 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $84,119 (it was $83,800 in 2000)
Alder:

$84,119
MT:

$184,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $652,190; Detached houses: $869,219; Mobile homes: $290,475

Median gross rent in 2012: $529.

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  • White alone - 101 (98.1%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (1.0%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (1.0%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Alder: 92.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (23.9%), Norwegian (18.0%), German (14.6%), English (8.3%), Scottish (7.3%), Danish (6.8%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 5114 feet

Land area: 2.01 square miles.

Population density: 51 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Alder:

  • High school or higher: 92.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.3%
  • Unemployed: 11.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Alder CDP:

  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 84.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 9.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $767 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,058 (1.4%)

Alder satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Idaho Falls, ID (126.8 miles , pop. 50,730).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (504.2 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (815.9 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Virginia City, MT (2.9 miles) , Sheridan, MT (3.2 miles ), Ennis, MT (4.3 miles ), Twin Bridges, MT (4.3 miles ), Madison Valley, MT (4.8 miles ), Pony, MT (5.0 miles) , Dillon, MT (5.2 miles ), Harrison, MT (5.5 miles) .

Latitude: 45.32 N, Longitude: 112.11 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 406

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

4.0%
Montana:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (26%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (20%)
  • Construction (20%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (20%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (15%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Educational services (57%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (23%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (25%)
  • Carpenters (14%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (11%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Extraction workers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (29%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (13%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (13%)
  • Printing workers (13%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (8%)

Average climate in Alder, Montana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Alder-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Montana state average. It is 79% 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 88.4 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 119.9 miles away from Alder 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 80.8 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 23.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 431.0 miles away from Alder center
On 8/22/1984 at 09:46:30, a magnitude 5.8 (5.0 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.8 ML) earthquake occurred 107.0 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 Madison County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 2, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Alder:

  • TOBACCO ROOT MOUNTAINS CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; SHERIDAN, MT)
  • RUBY VALLEY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 10 miles away; SHERIDAN, MT)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Alder:

  • Montana State University (about 57 miles; Bozeman, MT; Full-time enrollment: 12,942)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 106 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 30,522)
  • The University of Montana (about 140 miles; Missoula, MT; FT enrollment: 13,602)
  • Idaho State University (about 171 miles; Pocatello, ID; FT enrollment: 10,350)
  • Montana State University-Billings (about 177 miles; Billings, MT; FT enrollment: 4,319)
  • College of Southern Idaho (about 224 miles; Twin Falls, ID; FT enrollment: 5,051)
  • Boise State University (about 235 miles; Boise, ID; FT enrollment: 16,774)

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Notable locations in Alder: Alder KOA Kampground (A), Alder (B), Alder Rural Fire District (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Alder: Grace Community Fellowship Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Madison 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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Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2003 was 12.0. This is significantly better than average.

City:

12.0
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 10.1. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 24.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.1
U.S.:

20.2
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 0.0%
Average household size:
This place:  1.8 people
Montana:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  52.5%
Whole state:  62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  1.7%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Alder compared to Montana state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (39%)
  • Wood (31%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9%)

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 Alder CDP (based on Madison County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 24.67%
Here: 24.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchEpiscopal ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents37.8%19.5%9.8%9.7%7.5%
Congregations18.8%12.5%12.5%12.5%6.3%
NameAssemblies of GodNew Testament Association Independent Baptist Churches/Other Fundamental BaptistsLutheran ChurchChurches of ChristOther
Adherents6.7%5.6%1.8%0.8%0.7%
Congregations12.5%12.5%6.3%6.3%-
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: 2
Madison County:

2.70 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Madison County:

1.35 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Madison County:

4.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
Here:

29.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.7%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Madison County:

20.4%
Montana:

23.1%

7.41% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($47,756 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.41%
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 Gallatin County, MT  1.35% ($32,974 average AGI)
from Beaverhead County, MT  0.39% ($12,909)


7.24% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,603 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.24%
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 Gallatin County, MT  1.17% ($42,364 average AGI)
to Beaverhead County, MT  0.60% ($28,059)
to Silver Bow County, MT  0.39% ($16,273)

Strongest AM radio stations in Alder:

  • KGVW (640 AM; 10 kW; BELGRADE, MT; Owner: GALLATIN VALLEY WITNESS, INC.)
  • KBOW (550 AM; 5 kW; BUTTE, MT; Owner: BUTTE BROADCASTING INCORPORATED)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBOZ (1090 AM; 5 kW; BOZEMAN, MT; Owner: REIER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KXTL (1370 AM; 5 kW; BUTTE, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KDBM (1490 AM; 1 kW; DILLON, MT; Owner: DEAD-AIR BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KKGR (680 AM; daytime; 5 kW; EAST HELENA, MT; Owner: KKGR, INC.)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWEI (1260 AM; 50 kW; WEISER, ID; Owner: TREASURE VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KZNR (690 AM; 10 kW; BLACKFOOT, ID; Owner: WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KMTX (950 AM; 5 kW; HELENA, MT; Owner: CAPRI, INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Alder:

  • K210BF (89.9 FM; BUTTE, MT; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KAPC (91.3 FM; BUTTE, MT; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA)
  • KOPR (94.1 FM; BUTTE, MT; Owner: BUTTE BROADCASTING INCORPORATED)
  • KMBR (95.5 FM; BUTTE, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • K213CJ (90.5 FM; BUTTE, MT; Owner: MONTANA CHRISTIAN RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KAAR (92.5 FM; BUTTE, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KBEV-FM (98.3 FM; DILLON, MT; Owner: DEAD-AIR BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • K240CI (95.9 FM; BIG SKY, MT; Owner: MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY-BILLINGS)
  • K288ES (105.5 FM; BIG SKY, MT; Owner: REIER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • SIERRA, 1093 Cottonwood Creek Rd (Lat: 45.220417 Lon: -112.305500), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WQMY707
    Assigned Frequencies: 6197.24 MHz, 6226.89 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/09/2010, Expiration Date: 11/09/2020, Certifier: Scott F Bradford
    Registrant: Montana Statewide System - Pssb, Helena, MT 59620-0113, Phone: (406) 444-2782, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: KB7VWL, Licensee ID: L00655968
    Grant Date: 04/12/2013, Expiration Date: 06/15/2023, Certifier: Diane P Degner
    Registrant: Diane P Degner, Alder, MT 59710
  • Call Sign: KC7UWX, Licensee ID: L01303474
    Grant Date: 07/11/2007, Expiration Date: 03/04/2017, Certifier: Chris Jones
    Registrant: Chris Jones, Alder, MT 59710
  • Call Sign: N7YEU, Licensee ID: L00463131
    Grant Date: 03/05/2012, Expiration Date: 05/05/2022, Certifier: Norman L Degner
    Registrant: Norman L Degner, Alder, MT 59710
  • Call Sign: KF7ZLO, Licensee ID: L01745980
    Grant Date: 11/13/2012, Expiration Date: 11/13/2022, Cancellation Date: 03/01/2013, Certifier: Dan S Birdsill
    Registrant: Dan S Birdsill, Alder, MT 59710
  • Call Sign: K9BRD, Previous Call Sign: KF7ZLO, Licensee ID: L01745980
    Grant Date: 03/01/2013, Expiration Date: 03/01/2023, Certifier: Dan S Birdsill
    Registrant: Dan S Birdsill, Alder, MT 59710

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: HUNTER SCOTT R ZENITH 701 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 701MT , Serial Number: 73691, Year manufactured: 2003, Airworthiness Date: 10/19/2005
    Registrant (Individual): Charles W D'Autremont, Po Box 30, Alder, MT 59710

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
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