Birney, Montana

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Population in 2010: 137.
Population change since 2000: +26.9%
Males: 58  (43.0%)
Females: 79  (57.0%)
Median resident age:

17.0 years
Montana median age:

40.0 years

Zip codes: 59012, 59043.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $24,923 (it was $15,417 in 2000)
Birney:

$24,923
MT:

$53,386

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $16,022 (it was $9,338 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $170,216 (it was $70,500 in 2000)
Birney:

$170,216
MT:

$231,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $109,928; detached houses: $109,324
March 2019 cost of living index in Birney: 90.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 69.5%
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  • Races in Birney, MT (2010)
    • 13296.4%American Indian alone
    • 32.2%Hispanic
    • 10.7%White alone
    • 10.7%Two or more races



According to our research of Montana and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Birney, Montana as of November 23, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Birney is 120 to 1.


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Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 3123 feet

Land area: 15.1 square miles.

Population density: 9.1 people per square mile   (very low).

Birney, Montana map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Birney CDP:

0.7% ($518)
Montana:

1.3% ($1,212)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Billings, MT (103.4 miles , pop. 89,847).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (390.5 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (874.5 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Ashland, MT (4.0 miles ),
Lame Deer, MT (4.1 miles ),
Muddy, MT (4.3 miles ),
Otter, MT (4.7 miles ),
Northern Cheyenne, MT (4.8 miles ),
Tongue River, MT (5.0 miles),
Busby, MT (5.1 miles ),
Colstrip, MT (5.8 miles )

Latitude: 45.42 N, Longitude: 106.47 W

Area code: 406

Distribution of median household income in Birney, MT in 2017
Distribution of house value in Birney, MT in 2017

Birney satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.8%
Montana:

4.2%

Average climate in Birney, Montana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 54.2. This is better than average.

City:

54.2
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 1.46. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.46
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2017 was 0.541. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.541
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 31.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 15.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.2
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.20. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.20
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Birney-area historical earthquake activity is below Montana state average. It is 15% smaller 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 213.1 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 371.9 miles away from Birney 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 214.9 miles away from Birney center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 86.3 miles away from Birney center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 85.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 213.7 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 Rosebud County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Fires: 3, Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Birney:

  • Sheridan College (about 51 miles; Sheridan, WY; Full-time enrollment: 2,070)
  • Montana State University-Billings (about 103 miles; Billings, MT; FT enrollment: 4,319)
  • Black Hills State University (about 143 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 3,166)
  • Casper College (about 179 miles; Casper, WY; FT enrollment: 2,770)
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (about 186 miles; Rapid City, SD; FT enrollment: 2,102)
  • Montana State University (about 223 miles; Bozeman, MT; FT enrollment: 12,942)
  • Chadron State College (about 249 miles; Chadron, NE; FT enrollment: 2,374)

Public elementary/middle school in Birney:

  • BIRNEY SCHOOL (Students: 6, Location: 205 COMMERCIAL STREET, Grades: PK-8)
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Creeks: Birney Creek (A), Mission Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rosebud 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:

4.6 people
Montana:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

86.7%
Whole state:

62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

3.3%
Whole state:

6.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Birney:

Marital status in Birney, MT
  • Never married: 50.4%
  • Now married: 32.3%
  • Separated: 11.3%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

For population 25 years and over in Birney:

  • High school or higher: 92.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.0%
  • Unemployed: 45.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.9
Montana average:

10.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Birney, MT (based on Rosebud County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic2,5734
Evangelical Protestant1,71919
Other6243
Mainline Protestant2184
None4,099-
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: 6
Rosebud County:

6.55 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
This county:

4.37 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Rosebud County:

8.73 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

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

9.5%
State:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Rosebud County:

39.1%
Montana:

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

19.5%
Montana:

10.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Birney:

44.0%
Montana:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Birney:

41.4%
State:

48.0%

Average BMI:
Birney:

28.4
Montana:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Birney:

18.5%
State:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

5.1%
State:

9.9%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Birney:

6.2
Montana:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

20.9%
State:

35.3%

General health condition:
Birney:

52.9%
Montana:

57.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Birney:

79.5%
Montana:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Birney, MT Residents

7.61% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($61,385 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.61%
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 Yellowstone County, MT  2.03% ($94,348 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Birney:

  • KROE (930 AM; 5 kW; SHERIDAN, WY; Owner: LOVCOM, INC.)
  • KATL (770 AM; 10 kW; MILES CITY, MT; Owner: STAR PRINTING COMPANY)
  • KMTA (1050 AM; 10 kW; MILES CITY, MT; Owner: SENGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWYO (1410 AM; 5 kW; SHERIDAN, WY; Owner: KWYO AM, LLC)
  • KIKC (1250 AM; 5 kW; FORSYTH, MT; Owner: MILES CITY, FORSYTH B/DCSTG, INC.)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KUYO (830 AM; daytime; 25 kW; EVANSVILLE, WY; Owner: WYOMING CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KZMQ (1140 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GREYBULL, WY; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF WYOMING LLC)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KURL (730 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: ELENBAAS MEDIA, INC.)
  • KGHL (790 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KIML (1270 AM; 5 kW; GILLETTE, WY; Owner: GILLETTE BROADCASTING CO.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Birney:

  • K206BN (89.1 FM; ASHLAND, MT; Owner: MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY-BILLINGS)
  • KZZS (98.3 FM; STORY, WY; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF WYOMING, L.L.C.)
  • KMCJ (99.5 FM; COLSTRIP, MT; Owner: HI-LINE RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)

Birney fatal accident list:

Jul 3, 2009 11:00 AM, Bia Route 4, Cemetary Road, Lat: 45.417250, Lon: -106.469064, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 30ft / 8.8mTotal length
  • 1,093Total average daily traffic
  • 105Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,373Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • 3.3 Miles North Of The Intersection Of Hwy 4 And Hwy 5 (Lat: 45.464583 Lon: -106.457500), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: WQVX230
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, Grant Date: 06/03/2015, Expiration Date: 06/03/2025, Certifier: Mark HansenRegistrant: Rini O\'Neil, Pc, 1200 New Hampshire Ave. Nw, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 955-5516, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • BIRNEY TELCO, Hwy 4 And Mission Creek (Lat: 45.413778 Lon: -106.464944), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 5.2 m, Call Sign: WQYI642,
    Assigned Frequencies: 17915.0 MHz, 17915.0 MHz, 17915.0 MHz, 17915.0 MHz, 17915.0 MHz, 17915.0 MHz, 17915.0 MHz, 17915.0 MHz, Grant Date: 10/11/2016, Expiration Date: 10/11/2026, Certifier: Louis Tomasetti, Registrant: Commnet Four Corners, LLC, 1562 North Park Street, Castle Rock, CO 80109, Phone: (303) 338-5960, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-18A 150 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3293Z , Serial Number: 18-7230, Year manufactured: 1959, Certificate Issue Date: 10/31/2011
    Registrant (Individual): Richard S Jr Hosford, 99 Red Bluff Loop, Birney, MT 59012
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172A (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7751T , Serial Number: 47351, Year manufactured: 1960, Airworthiness Date: 03/05/1960, Certificate Issue Date: 05/04/2010
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Kelly B Gundlach, 91 U Cross Ln, Birney, MT 59012, Other Owners: Nanalea Gundlach, Albert D Knobloch, Joan L Knobloch
  • Aircraft: BELLANCA 7GCBC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8712V , Serial Number: 836-75, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 06/02/1975, Certificate Issue Date: 05/04/1978
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Jack F Knobloch, 3052 Tongue River Rd, Birney, MT 59012, Other Owners: Marjorie F Knobloch
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 180C (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 121 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9196T , Serial Number: 50696, Year manufactured: 1960, Airworthiness Date: 01/20/1960, Certificate Issue Date: 04/29/2013
    Registrant (Corporation): Nance Cattle Co, Po Box 22, Birney, MT 59012

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Birney, MT
  • 68.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 31.3%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Birney, MT
  • 100.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Birney compared to Montana state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below 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.
There are 2 pilots and no other airmen in this city.
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