Bear Dance, Montana

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Population in 2010: 275.
Males: 148  (54.2%)
Females: 127  (45.8%)
Median resident age:

64.6 years
Montana median age:

40.0 years

Zip codes: 59860, 59911.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $46,461
Bear Dance:

$46,461
MT:

$53,386

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,034

Bear Dance CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $291,902
Bear Dance:

$291,902
MT:

$231,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: over $1,000,000; detached houses: over $1,000,000
March 2019 cost of living index in Bear Dance: 85.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 5.7%
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  • Races in Bear Dance, MT (2010)
    • 25191.3%White alone
    • 217.6%Hispanic
    • 20.7%American Indian alone
    • 10.4%Two or more races

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

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Ancestries: Irish (16.0%), French (14.0%), German (13.0%), Polish (13.0%), Scottish (10.0%), American (9.0%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 3120 feet

15 residents are foreign born (6.9% North America).

This place:

6.9%
Montana:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,056 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,079 (0.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Missoula, MT (72.9 miles , pop. 57,053).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (378.7 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (982.8 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Big Fork-Swan River, MT (1.5 miles ),
Woods Bay, MT (2.5 miles ),
Rollins, MT (2.8 miles),
Swan Lake, MT (2.9 miles),
Bigfork, MT (3.3 miles ),
Kings Point, MT (3.4 miles),
Finley Point, MT (3.4 miles ),
Lakeside, MT (3.4 miles )

Latitude: 47.92 N, Longitude: 114.03 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 406

Distribution of median household income in Bear Dance, MT in 2017
Distribution of house value in Bear Dance, MT in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.9%
Montana:

4.2%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 49.5. This is significantly better than average.

City:

49.5
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2005 was 0.323. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 23.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.323
U.S.:

0.267
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 26.6. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 16.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.6
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2011 was 8.13. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.13
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Bear Dance-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Montana state average. It is 69% 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 282.3 miles away from Bear Dance 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 265.8 miles away from Bear Dance center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 397.7 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
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 187.4 miles away from the city center
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 403.5 miles away from Bear Dance center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 6/30/1975 at 18:54:13, a magnitude 6.1 (5.6 MB, 5.9 MS, 6.1 UK, 6.1 ML) earthquake occurred 273.9 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 Lake County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 2, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Bear Dance:

  • LAKE VIEW CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; BIGFORK, MT)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bear Dance:

  • The University of Montana (about 74 miles; Missoula, MT; Full-time enrollment: 13,602)
  • North Idaho College (about 130 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; FT enrollment: 4,684)
  • Spokane Community College (about 156 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,482)
  • Gonzaga University (about 158 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,780)
  • Whitworth University (about 158 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 2,689)
  • Spokane Falls Community College (about 161 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,052)
  • University of Idaho (about 163 miles; Moscow, ID; FT enrollment: 10,416)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Bear Dance: Yellow Bay Campground (A), Flathead Community Center (B), University of Montana Biological Station (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Bohannon Creek (A), Glen Creek (B), Gunderson Creek (C), Henry Creek (D), Yellow Bay Creek (E), Lolo Creek (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Bear Dance: Flathead Lake State Park - Yellow Bay Unit (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lake County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.2 people
Montana:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

72.4%
Whole state:

62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

2.4%
Whole state:

6.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Bear Dance:

Marital status in Bear Dance, MT
  • Never married: 5.0%
  • Now married: 71.4%
  • Separated: 4.7%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 14.7%

For population 25 years and over in Bear Dance:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 52.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.7%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.6
Montana average:

10.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bear Dance, MT (based on Lake County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic5,1007
Evangelical Protestant2,75730
Mainline Protestant1,98511
Other1,4495
None17,455-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 10
Here:

3.52 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
This county:

1.76 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

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

3.52 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 27
Here:

9.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

10.38 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Lake County:

8.5%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

25.9%
Montana:

23.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Lake County:

14.6%
Montana:

10.7%

7.76% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($44,860 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.76%
Montana average:

7.25%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Flathead County, MT  1.10% ($49,777 average AGI)
from Missoula County, MT  1.04% ($34,311)
from Sanders County, MT  0.26% ($24,963)


6.67% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($43,789 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.67%
Montana average:

6.77%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Flathead County, MT  1.22% ($43,285 average AGI)
to Missoula County, MT  1.22% ($31,805)
to Ravalli County, MT  0.27% ($26,148)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bear Dance:

  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KGEZ (600 AM; 5 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: SKYLINE BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KJJR (880 AM; 10 kW; WHITEFISH, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INCORPORATED)
  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLCY (930 AM; 5 kW; EAST MISSOULA, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KXLY (920 AM; 20 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE RADIO, INC.)
  • KSEN (1150 AM; 10 kW; SHELBY, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KQQQ (1150 AM; 25 kW; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: RADIO PALOUSE, INC.)
  • KGVO (1290 AM; 5 kW; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KVNI (1080 AM; 10 kW; COEUR D' ALENE, ID; Owner: QUEENB RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bear Dance:

  • KSIL (100.7 FM; WALLACE, ID; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KQRK (92.3 FM; RONAN, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KALS (97.1 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KALISPELL CHRISTIAN RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KDBR (106.3 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPLG (91.5 FM; PLAINS, MT; Owner: YOUR NETWORK OF PRAISE, INC.)
  • KKMT (95.9 FM; COLUMBIA FALLS, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBBZ (98.5 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KZMN (103.9 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KGGL (93.3 FM; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KYSS-FM (94.9 FM; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KUFM (89.1 FM; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA)
  • KUKL (89.9 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA)
  • K204CJ (88.7 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: YOUR CHRISTIAN COMPANION NETWORK, INC.)
  • K208DI (89.5 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K259AD (99.7 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: BEE B/C INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Bear Dance:

  • K05EE (Channel 5; BIG ARM, ETC., MT; Owner: BLACKTAIL TV TAX DISTRICT)
  • K59BW (Channel 59; BONNERS FERRY, ID; Owner: STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION (IEPBS))
  • KCFW-TV (Channel 9; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: EAGLE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K26DD (Channel 26; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K07EN (Channel 7; SOMERS, MT; Owner: BLACKTAIL TV TAX DISTRICT)
  • K48EO (Channel 48; SOMERS-LAKESIDE, MT; Owner: BLACKTAIL TV TAX DISTRICT)
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bear Dance, MT
  • 45.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 26.5%Wood
  • 24.8%Electricity
  • 3.4%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bear Dance, MT
  • 100.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Bear Dance compared to Montana state average:

  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above 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.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Bear Dance on our top lists:

  • #54 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest ratio of median house value to median household income"
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