Big Sky, Montana

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Population in 2010: 2,308. Population change since 2000: +89.0%
Males: 1,324  (57.4%)
Females: 984  (42.6%)
Median resident age:  34.2 years
Montana median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 59716, 59730.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $73,523 (it was $39,688 in 2000)
Big Sky:

$73,523
MT:

$46,972

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $34,393 (it was $31,492 in 2000)

Big Sky CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $422,899 (it was $231,900 in 2000)
Big Sky:

$422,899
MT:

$190,100

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $348,165; Detached houses: $395,868; Townhouses or other attached units: $208,245; In 2-unit structures: $170,361; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $282,394; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $153,841; Mobile homes: $102,413; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $33,882

Median gross rent in 2013: $921.

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  • Races in Big Sky, MT (2010)

    Big Sky races chart
    • 2,15093.2%White alone
    • 793.4%Hispanic
    • 271.2%Two or more races
    • 261.1%Asian alone
    • 150.6%Black alone
    • 70.3%American Indian alone
    • 30.1%Other race alone
    • 10.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Big Sky: 93.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (23.8%), Irish (16.6%), English (6.8%), Dutch (5.7%), Norwegian (4.4%), Scottish (3.6%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 3220 feet

Land area: 228.1 square miles.

Population density: 10 people per square mile   (very low).

Big Sky,MT real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Big Sky:

  • High school or higher: 97.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 56.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.5%
  • Unemployed: 5.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Big Sky CDP:

  • Never married: 39.1%
  • Now married: 52.0%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 0.6%
  • Divorced: 7.2%

44 residents are foreign born (2.1% Europe, 0.7% Africa).

This place:

3.6%
Montana:

1.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,631 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $4,036 (0.5%)

Big Sky satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Idaho Falls, ID (128.2 miles , pop. 50,730).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (492.1 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (813.2 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Madison Valley, MT (4.2 miles ), Ennis, MT (4.7 miles ), Gallatin Gateway, MT (4.7 miles ), South Glastonbury, MT (4.9 miles ), Corwin Springs, MT (5.2 miles) , Four Corners, MT (5.3 miles ), Emigrant, MT (5.3 miles ), King Arthur Park, MT (5.4 miles ).

Latitude: 45.27 N, Longitude: 111.30 W

Area code: 406

Big Sky household income distribution Big Sky home values distribution

Big Sky tourist attractions:

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.2%
Montana:

3.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (29%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (33%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (19%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Big Sky, Montana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Big Sky-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Montana state average. It is 66% 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 58.0 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 148.2 miles away from Big Sky 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 49.6 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 62.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 455.3 miles away from Big Sky center
On 8/22/1984 at 09:46:30, a magnitude 5.8 (5.0 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.8 ML) earthquake occurred 140.5 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 Gallatin County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 3, Fires: 2, Floods: 2, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Airports and heliports located in Big Sky:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Big Sky:

  • Montana State University (about 31 miles; Bozeman, MT; Full-time enrollment: 12,942)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 104 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 30,522)
  • Montana State University-Billings (about 140 miles; Billings, MT; FT enrollment: 4,319)
  • The University of Montana (about 170 miles; Missoula, MT; FT enrollment: 13,602)
  • Idaho State University (about 176 miles; Pocatello, ID; FT enrollment: 10,350)
  • Sheridan College (about 216 miles; Sheridan, WY; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • College of Southern Idaho (about 245 miles; Twin Falls, ID; FT enrollment: 5,051)

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Notable locations in Big Sky: Karst Power Plant (A), Michel Ranch (B), B K Ranch (C), Porcupine Ranch (D), Rainbow Ranch (E), Red Cliff Camp (F), Shady Rest Camp (G), Smith Ranch (H), Big Sky Ski Area (I), Crail Ranch (J), Moose Flat Campground (K), Big Sky Golf Course (L), Windy Pass Forest Service Station (M), Ousel Falls Recreation Site (N), Moose Creek Flat Recreation Site (O), McGill Campground (P), State Game Range Headquarters (Q), Porcupine Forest Service Station (R), Karst Ranch (S), Lazy T 4 Ranch (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Big Sky: Soldiers Chapel (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Soldiers Chapel Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes: Hidden Lakes (A), Lake Levinsky (B), Deer Lake (C), Lake Elsie (D), Shadow Lake (E), Ulerys Lakes (F), Dudley Lake (G), Moon Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Asbestos Creek (A), Beaver Creek (B), Buck Creek (C), Burnt Creek (D), Swan Creek (E), Tamphery Creek (F), Fourth Creek (G), Third Creek (H), Second Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Best Western Buck's T-4 Lodge & Restaurant - Main Dining Room & Lounge (USHighway 191) (1), Snowcrest (1 Lone Mountain Trail) (2), Big Horn Condominiums (Big Sky Resort) (3), Best Western Buck's T-4 Lodge & Restaurant - Mike Scholz Proprietor (USHighway 191) (4), Cinnamon Lodge (Highway 191) (5), Corral Steak House & Motel (Highway 191) (6), Best Western Buck's T-4 Lodge & Restaurant - Rafters Grill (USHighway 191) (7), Comfort Inn at Big Sky (USHighway 191) (8), Rainbow Ranch Lodge (42950 Gallatin Road) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Gallatin 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
(lower is better)

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

City:

12.0
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 10.1. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.1
U.S.:

20.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 11.1%
(10.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 24.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.1 people
Montana:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  49.3%
Whole state:  62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  8.7%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
132 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010

Banks with branches in Big Sky (2011 data):

  • First Security Bank: Big Sky Branch at 78 Meadow Village Drive, branch established on 2005/12/19. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $565.8 mil, Deposits: $494.4 mil, headquarters in Bozeman, MT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Inter-Mountain Bancorp., Inc.
  • American Bank: Big Sky Branch at 1700 Big Sky Road, branch established on 1999/01/19. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $332.3 mil, Deposits: $276.6 mil, headquarters in Bozeman, MT, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Guaranty Development Company
  • Big Sky Western Bank: Big Sky Branch at 55 Lone Peak Drive, branch established on 1999/06/17. Info updated 2011/08/02: Bank assets: $386.2 mil, Deposits: $221.5 mil, headquarters in Bozeman, MT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Glacier Bancorp, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.4
Montana average:

9.9

Big Sky travel time to work - commute Big Sky mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Big Sky CDP (based on Gallatin County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant12,09962
Catholic6,4006
Mainline Protestant5,83317
Other4,40921
Black Protestant1201
Orthodox501
None60,602-
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: 20
Gallatin County:

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 33
Gallatin County:

3.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 107
Here:

12.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

3.7%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Gallatin County:

17.5%
Montana:

23.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

6.5%
State:

10.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

53.1%
Montana:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Big Sky:

52.7%
Montana:

48.0%

Average BMI:
Big Sky:

28.5
Montana:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

19.1%
Montana:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

8.7%
State:

9.9%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Big Sky:

6.9
Montana:

6.8

Overweight people:
Big Sky:

30.6%
Montana:

35.3%

General health condition:
This city:

62.7%
Montana:

57.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Big Sky:

82.0%
Montana:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Big Sky, MT Residents

9.27% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,251 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.27%
Montana average:

6.86%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($752 average AGI)
Gallatin County:

0.08%
Montana average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Yellowstone County, MT  0.47% ($33,126 average AGI)
from Missoula County, MT  0.39% ($21,241)
from Park County, MT  0.37% ($39,833)


8.72% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,260 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.72%
Montana average:

6.73%

0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($262 average AGI)
Gallatin County:

0.10%
Montana average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Yellowstone County, MT  0.48% ($31,465 average AGI)
to Missoula County, MT  0.36% ($24,858)
to Lewis and Clark County, MT  0.28% ($30,131)

Strongest AM radio stations in Big Sky:

  • KGVW (640 AM; 10 kW; BELGRADE, MT; Owner: GALLATIN VALLEY WITNESS, INC.)
  • KBOZ (1090 AM; 5 kW; BOZEMAN, MT; Owner: REIER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBOW (550 AM; 5 kW; BUTTE, MT; Owner: BUTTE BROADCASTING INCORPORATED)
  • KOBB (1230 AM; 1 kW; BOZEMAN, MT; Owner: REIER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKGR (680 AM; daytime; 5 kW; EAST HELENA, MT; Owner: KKGR, INC.)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KMMS (1450 AM; 1 kW; BOZEMAN, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KZNR (690 AM; 10 kW; BLACKFOOT, ID; Owner: WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KWYS (920 AM; 1 kW; WEST YELLOWSTONE, MT; Owner: ALPINE BROADCASTING LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KXTL (1370 AM; 5 kW; BUTTE, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Big Sky:

  • K240CI (95.9 FM; BIG SKY, MT; Owner: MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY-BILLINGS)
  • K288ES (105.5 FM; BIG SKY, MT; Owner: REIER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KXLB (100.7 FM; LIVINGSTON, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBMC (102.1 FM; BOZEMAN, MT; Owner: MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY-BILLINGS)
  • K240CO (95.9 FM; LIVINGSTON, MT; Owner: REIER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • K218DN (91.5 FM; GALLATIN GATEWAY, ET, MT; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KOBB-FM (93.7 FM; BOZEMAN, MT; Owner: REIER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KZLO-FM (99.9 FM; BOZEMAN, MT; Owner: REIER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KMMS-FM (95.1 FM; BOZEMAN, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGLT (91.9 FM; BOZEMAN, MT; Owner: BD. OF REGENTS-MONTANA UNIV. SYSTEM)
  • KPKX (97.5 FM; LIVINGSTON, MT; Owner: REIER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KSCY (96.7 FM; BELGRADE, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • K257AE (99.3 FM; WEST FORK, ETC., MT; Owner: BIG SKY OWNER'S ASSOCIATION INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Big Sky:

  • KUSM (Channel 9; BOZEMAN, MT; Owner: MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • K07LE (Channel 7; GALLATIN RIVER, ETC., MT; Owner: BIG SKY OWNERS ASSOC INC.)
  • K09LP (Channel 9; GALLATIN RIVER, ETC., MT; Owner: BIG SKY OWNERS ASSOC INC.)

Big Sky fatal accident list:

Sep 25, 2006 07:25 PM, Us-191, Lat: 45.30420, Lon: -111.19649, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 31m102ftTotal length
  • $9,315,000Total costs
  • 24,646Total average daily traffic
  • 483Total average daily truck traffic
  • 33,331Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 21950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 22000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Big Sky, MT

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2
  • MT08_BigSky, Ne 1/4 Ne 1/4 Sec. 31, Rge 3 E, Tshp 6 S (408841) (Lat: 45.273528 Lon: -111.395000), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 17.7 m, Overall height: 21.3 m, Call Sign: KNKN283
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHzGrant Date: 11/16/2010, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020, Certifier: Michael P GogginRegistrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:
  • (Yc Club) 212 Golf Course Road (Lat: 45.221472 Lon: -111.400694), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 57.9 m, Call Sign: KNKN302
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHzGrant Date: 08/31/2010, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Michael P Goggin, Ne 1/4 Ne 1/4 Section 31, Township 6 S, Range 3 E (Lat: 45.273528 Lon: -111.395000), Type: 21.3, Overall height: 17.7 m, Registrant: 2024572055, Mg7268@att.Com, 1120 20TH STREET, N.W., SUITE 1000
  • Michael P Goggin, Ne 1/4 Ne 1/4 Section 31, Township 6 S, Range 3 E (Lat: 45.273528 Lon: -111.395000), Type: 21.3, Overall height: 17.7 m, Registrant: 2024572055, Mg7268@att.Com, 1120 20TH STREET, N.W., SUITE 1000
  • Lone Mountain, 4.17 Km Wsw (Lat: 45.278056 Lon: -111.450000), Type: 15.2, Overall height: 15.2 m, Registrant: 4069954497, L_morton@pacbell.Net, 47520 GALLATIN ROAD, SUITE 1D

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Big Sky, MT)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • MOUNTAIN VIL, 0.5 Miles East Of Levinsky Lake (Lat: 45.288333 Lon: -111.389806), Type: Tower, Structure height: 5 m, Call Sign: WPQN693
    Assigned Frequencies: 18142.0 MHzGrant Date: 06/26/2000, Expiration Date: 06/26/2010, Cancellation Date: 08/28/2010, Certifier: Joseph A SheehanRegistrant: Klip, LLC, 168 1/2 South Main Street, Madison, GA 30650, Phone: (706) 343-1041, Fax: (706) 997-9999, Email:
  • Big Sky, Lat: 45.680000 Lon: -111.050000, Call Sign: WPZB660, Licensee ID: L00105515
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.368 MHzGrant Date: 11/14/2013, Expiration Date: 12/22/2023, Certifier: Terrence SmithRegistrant: Big Sky Co Water & Sewer Dist 363
  • BIG SKY, Lat: 45.680000 Lon: -111.050000, Call Sign: WQGX798
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.393 MHzGrant Date: 05/17/2007, Expiration Date: 05/17/2017, Certifier: Glenn WoodRegistrant: Sensus, 450 N Gallatin Ave, Uniontown, PA 15401, Phone: (800) 638-3748, Fax: (800) 888-2403, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

2
  • On Loan Mountain (Lat: 45.055472 Lon: -111.450500), Overall height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: KNLR673
    Assigned Frequencies: 931.012 MHzGrant Date: 06/13/2006, Expiration Date: 05/14/2016, Certifier: Gary A PudlesRegistrant: Attorney At Law, 2154 Wisconsin Ave, Nw, Ste 250, Washington, DC 20007, Phone: (202) 223-3772, Fax: (202) 315-3587, Email:
  • Big Sky Radio Site 5 Miles West If (Lat: 45.272694 Lon: -111.395222), Overall height: 8.8 m, Call Sign: WSI681
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.240 MHzGrant Date: 05/11/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 05/23/2009, Certifier: Trisha A RamhorstRegistrant: Spectrum Communications Sites, LLC, Bozeman, MT 59772, Phone: (406) 585-5565, Fax: (406) 585-5830, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KB7VUH, Licensee ID: L00679948, Grant Date: 09/25/2003, Expiration Date: 12/21/2013, Cancellation Date: 12/22/2015, Registrant: Richard M Wambsgans, Big Sky, MT 59716
  • Call Sign: KC7BKO, Grant Date: 03/29/1994, Expiration Date: 03/29/2004, Cancellation Date: 03/30/2006, Registrant: Douglas J Adelmann, 1426 Beaverhead, Big Sky, MT 59716
  • Call Sign: KD5OJW, Licensee ID: L00354441, Grant Date: 02/07/2011, Expiration Date: 05/08/2021, Certifier: Richard R Johnson, Registrant: Richard R Johnson, 47214 Gallatin Rd 700, Big Sky, MT 59716
  • Call Sign: KE7YUG, Licensee ID: L01451735, Grant Date: 12/11/2008, Expiration Date: 12/11/2018, Certifier: Kenneth J Morton, Registrant: Kenneth J Morton, Big Sky, MT 59716


FAA Registered Aircraft:

22 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Big Sky)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Big Sky and their reported violations in the past:

BIG SKY COUNTY WATER AND SEWER DIST 363 (Population served: 4,132, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from JAN-17-2012 to JAN-17-2012), St Public Notif requested (JAN-17-2012), St Compliance achieved (FEB-06-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-26-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from SEP-26-2008 to SEP-26-2008), St Public Notif received (SEP-29-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAY-29-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from SEP-17-2005 to SEP-17-2005), St Public Notif requested (SEP-17-2005), St Public Notif received (SEP-27-2005), St Compliance achieved (3 times from OCT-03-2005 to MAY-29-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In JAN-01-2014, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-23-2014), St Compliance achieved (MAR-26-2014)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 3 minor monitoring violations
  • 6 regular monitoring violations
ANDESITE RIDGE WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 450, Purch groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • OCCT/SOWT Study/Recommendation - In JUL-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-12-2012), St Public Notif requested (NOV-20-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-20-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-24-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from NOV-24-2010 to NOV-24-2010), St Compliance achieved (DEC-08-2010), St Public Notif received (DEC-22-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-26-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from JUL-26-2007 to JUL-26-2007), St Public Notif received (AUG-08-2007), St Compliance achieved (NOV-08-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure to Notify Other PWS - In NOV-01-2010, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-21-2010), St Public Notif requested (DEC-21-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAY-01-2012)
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In JAN-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-13-2011), St Compliance achieved (FEB-10-2011)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
LOWER PIONEER MOUNTAIN WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 350, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In DEC-01-2010, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-27-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-27-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAY-02-2011)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-12-2011), St Public Notif requested (NOV-12-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-12-2011), St Public Notif received (FEB-21-2012)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-19-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-19-2008), St Compliance achieved (JAN-23-2008)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 48 regular monitoring violations
WHITEWATER INN (Population served: 155, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-11-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from JUL-11-2008 to JUL-11-2008), St Other (NOV-19-2008), St AO (w/penalty) issued (MAR-05-2009), St Compliance achieved (APR-09-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-13-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from JUN-13-2008 to JUN-13-2008), St Other (NOV-19-2008), St AO (w/penalty) issued (MAR-05-2009), St Compliance achieved (APR-09-2009)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In MAY-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-16-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-16-2008), St Boil Water Order (MAY-16-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-16-2008), St Public Notif received (MAY-21-2008), St Other (NOV-19-2008), St AO (w/penalty) issued (MAR-05-2009), St Compliance achieved (APR-09-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-27-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from MAY-27-2008 to MAY-27-2008), St Public Notif received (JUL-17-2008), St Other (NOV-19-2008), St AO (w/penalty) issued (MAR-05-2009), St Compliance achieved (APR-09-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In JUL-01-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-02-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-02-2011), St Compliance achieved (JAN-23-2012)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In MAY-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-27-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-27-2006), St Compliance achieved (2 times from APR-01-2008 to APR-09-2009)
  • 12 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 minor monitoring violations
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
GRAVEL HOLLOW LLC (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
ANTLER RIDGE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION (Population served: 45, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 304 regular monitoring violations

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 19
  • Hazardous Condition: 20
  • Service Call: 3

Incident types - Big Sky

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Big Sky, MT

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Big Sky, Montana:

  • Comfort Inn Big Sky, 47214 Gallatin Rd, Big Sky, Montana 59716 , Phone: (406) 995-2333, Fax: (406) 995-2277
  • Huntley Lodge, #1 Lone Mountain Trail, Big Sky, Montana 59716 , Phone: (800) 548-4486, Fax: (406) 995-5001
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Big Sky, Montana

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (39%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (28%)
  • Wood (27%)
  • Utility gas (6%)

Businesses in Big Sky, MT

  • FedEx: 2
  • True Value: 1
  • UPS: 2

Big Sky compared to Montana state average:

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

Big Sky on our top lists:

  • #67 on the list of "Top 100 cities with strongest arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services industries"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest average weight of females"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
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