Bearcreek, Montana

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Population in 2014: 83 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: 0.0%
 
Males: 38  (46.1%)
Females: 45  (53.9%)
Median resident age:  43.4 years
Montana median age:  40.1 years

Zip code: 59007

Estimated median household income in 2016: $53,856 (it was $32,917 in 2000)
Bearcreek:

$53,856
MT:

$50,027

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $20,145 (it was $13,572 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $197,188 (it was $90,000 in 2000)
Bearcreek:

$197,188
MT:

$217,200

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $139,847; Detached houses: $159,437; Mobile homes: $86,191

Median gross rent in 2016: $556.

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Ancestries: American (30.5%), German (27.6%), English (11.4%), Norwegian (8.6%), Welsh (3.8%), Danish (2.9%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 4578 feet

Land area: 0.12 square miles.

Population density: 690 people per square mile   (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Bearcreek:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.7%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bearcreek town:

  • Never married: 7.6%
  • Now married: 80.9%
  • Separated: 4.4%
  • Widowed: 0.8%
  • Divorced: 6.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,643 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $763 (0.3%)

Bearcreek satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Billings, MT (52.7 miles , pop. 89,847).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (422.6 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (819.4 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Red Lodge, MT (2.2 miles ), Belfry, MT (2.7 miles ), Bridger, MT (3.9 miles ), Roberts, MT (4.1 miles ), Fromberg, MT (4.5 miles ), Boyd, MT (4.6 miles) , Roscoe, MT (4.6 miles) , Joliet, MT (4.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $229,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $229,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 45.16 N, Longitude: 109.16 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 406

Bearcreek household income distribution Bearcreek home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.1%
Montana:

3.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +46 (+124.3%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (24%)
  • Other services, except public administration (24%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Wholesale trade (16%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (12%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Public administration (47%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (24%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (16%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Transportation occupations (16%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (61%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (3%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)

Average climate in Bearcreek, Montana

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Earthquake activity:

Bearcreek-area historical earthquake activity is near Montana state average. It is 28% 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 84.2 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 240.6 miles away from Bearcreek 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 84.4 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 187.8 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) earthquake occurred 167.1 miles away from Bearcreek center
On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 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 Carbon County (6) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Fires: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Bearcreek:

  • BEARTOOTH BILLINGS CLINIC Critical Access Hospitals (about 6 miles away; RED LODGE, MT)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bearcreek:

  • Montana State University-Billings (about 54 miles; Billings, MT; Full-time enrollment: 4,319)
  • Montana State University (about 99 miles; Bozeman, MT; FT enrollment: 12,942)
  • Sheridan College (about 112 miles; Sheridan, WY; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 160 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 30,522)
  • Casper College (about 214 miles; Casper, WY; FT enrollment: 2,770)
  • Idaho State University (about 228 miles; Pocatello, ID; FT enrollment: 10,350)
  • Western Wyoming Community College (about 247 miles; Rock Springs, WY; FT enrollment: 2,086)

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Carbon County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 14.5%
Average household size:
This town:  1.8 people
Montana:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  45.5%
Whole state:  62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.8%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.2
Montana average:

9.8

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Bearcreek town (based on Carbon County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic1,9674
Mainline Protestant1,0379
Evangelical Protestant74414
Other4062
None5,924-
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: 3
Carbon County:

3.09 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Carbon County:

3.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 16
Here:

16.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.1%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Carbon County:

26.2%
Montana:

23.1%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$399
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$150
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$50
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$450
Water Supply 0$0 1$250
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$200
Totals for Government 0$0 11$1,499

Bearcreek government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $7,000 ($84.34)
    Financial Administration: $5,000 ($60.24)
    Water Utilities: $4,000 ($48.19)
    Sewerage: $4,000 ($48.19)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($24.10)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($12.05)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($12.05)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($12.05)
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000 ($12.05)
    Health Services - Other: $1,000 ($12.05)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $7,000 ($84.34)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($72.29)

Bearcreek government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $5,000 ($60.24)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $10,000 ($120.48)
    Special Assessments: $7,000 ($84.34)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($24.10)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $14,000 ($168.67)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $3,000 ($36.14)
    Highways: $3,000 ($36.14)
  • Tax - Property: $7,000 ($84.34)

Bearcreek government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $93,000 ($1120.48)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $89,000 ($1072.29)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $4,000 ($48.19)

Bearcreek government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $81,000 ($975.90)

8.41% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,129 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.41%
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 Yellowstone County, MT  2.22% ($42,037 average AGI)
from Stillwater County, MT  0.38% ($27,071)
from Gallatin County, MT  0.35% ($29,846)


8.56% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,145 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.56%
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  3.08% ($35,702 average AGI)
to Gallatin County, MT  0.49% ($18,611)
to Park County, WY  0.32% ($33,083)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bearcreek:

  • KPOW (1260 AM; 5 kW; POWELL, WY; Owner: CHAPARRAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KZMQ (1140 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GREYBULL, WY; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF WYOMING LLC)
  • KGVW (640 AM; 10 kW; BELGRADE, MT; Owner: GALLATIN VALLEY WITNESS, INC.)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KUYO (830 AM; daytime; 25 kW; EVANSVILLE, WY; Owner: WYOMING CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBOZ (1090 AM; 5 kW; BOZEMAN, MT; Owner: REIER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KBSR (1490 AM; 1 kW; LAUREL, MT; Owner: SUN MOUNTAIN, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bearcreek:

  • KMXE (99.3 FM; RED LODGE, MT; Owner: SILVER ROCK COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • KCGL (104.1 FM; POWELL, WY; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF WYOMING, LLC)
  • KTAG (97.9 FM; CODY, WY; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF WYOMING, LLC)
  • K233AC (94.5 FM; CODY, WY; Owner: WESTERN INSPIRATIONAL BROADCASTERS, INC)
  • KLZY (92.5 FM; POWELL, WY; Owner: CHAPARRAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KUWP (90.1 FM; POWELL, WY; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING)
  • K244CK (96.7 FM; COWLEY, ETC., WY; Owner: CONNECTION COMMUNICATIONS ASSOC., INC.)
  • KZMQ-FM (100.3 FM; GREYBULL, WY; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF WYOMING LLC)
  • K206BA (89.1 FM; RED LODGE, MT; Owner: MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY-BILLINGS)

TV broadcast stations around Bearcreek:

  • K57EW (Channel 57; BRIDGER, ETC., MT; Owner: CLARKS FORK VALLEY TV DISTRICT NO. 1)
  • K59DT (Channel 59; BRIDGER, ETC., MT; Owner: CLARKS FORK VALLEY TV DISTRICT NO. 1)
  • K61EX (Channel 61; BRIDGER, ETC., MT; Owner: CLARKS FORK VALLEY TV DISTRICT NO. 1)
  • K63EA (Channel 63; BRIDGER, ETC., MT; Owner: CLARKS FORK VALLEY TV DISTRICT NO. 1)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: K7LK, Licensee ID: L00207149, Grant Date: 05/02/2008, Expiration Date: 07/21/2018, Registrant: Lewin V Kuster, Bearcreek, MT 59007

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (64%)
  • Electricity (19%)
  • Utility gas (12%)

Bearcreek compared to Montana state average:

  • Unemployed percentage 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.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
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