Box Elder, Montana

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Population in 2010: 87. Population change since 2000: -89.0%
Males: 40  (46.1%)
Females: 47  (53.9%)
Median resident age:  26.8 years
Montana median age:  38.3 years

Zip codes: 59521.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $16,734 (it was $19,728 in 2000)
Box Elder:

$16,734
MT:

$45,076
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,170 (it was $6,128 in 2000)

Box Elder CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $49,684 (it was $41,700 in 2000)
Box Elder:

$49,684
MT:

$184,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $89,786; Detached houses: $102,160; Mobile homes: $46,476

Median gross rent in 2012: $933.

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Box Elder races chart
  • American Indian alone - 43 (49.4%)
  • White alone - 30 (34.5%)
  • Two or more races - 7 (8.0%)
  • Hispanic - 7 (8.0%)

Races in Box Elder detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Box Elder: 86.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (15.1%), Dutch (11.8%), Italian (5.4%), French (4.3%), United States (4.3%), Welsh (4.3%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 2686 feet

Land area: 5.75 square miles.

Population density: 15 people per square mile   (very low).

Box Elder, Montana map

For population 25 years and over in Box Elder:

  • High school or higher: 84.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 19.0%
  • Unemployed: 25.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Box Elder CDP:

  • Never married: 26.7%
  • Now married: 58.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.2%
  • Divorced: 11.3%

21 residents are foreign born (1.8% Europe, 1.5% Asia, 1.1% North America).

This place:  2.9%
Montana:  1.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $871 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $640 (1.3%)

Box Elder satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Great Falls, MT (81.4 miles , pop. 56,690).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (564.8 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (1027.8 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Rocky Boy West, MT (0.9 miles ), Boneau, MT (2.6 miles) , Rocky Boy's, MT (2.7 miles ), Sangrey, MT (2.8 miles ), Azure, MT (3.0 miles ), St. Pierre, MT (3.1 miles ), Big Sandy, MT (3.2 miles ), Rocky Boy's Agency, MT (3.3 miles ).

Latitude: 48.31 N, Longitude: 110.00 W

Area code: 406

Box Elder household income distribution Box Elder home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.3%
Montana:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (36%)
  • Accommodation and food services (21%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (14%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Accommodation and food services (56%)
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (15%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (17%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (11%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (10%)
  • Food processing workers (7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)

Work and jobs in Box Elder: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Box Elder, Montana

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Earthquake activity:

Box Elder-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Montana state average. It is 6% 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 260.6 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 344.4 miles away from Box Elder 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 253.8 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 235.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/1984 at 09:46:30, a magnitude 5.8 (5.0 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.8 ML) earthquake occurred 324.2 miles away from Box Elder center
On 10/29/1983 at 23:29:11, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.0 MS, 5.8 ML) earthquake occurred 335.8 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 Hill County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 3, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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College/University in Box Elder:

  • Stone Child College (Full-time enrollment: 325; Location: 8294 Upper Box Elder Road; Public; Website: www.stonechild.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Box Elder:

  • Montana State University-Billings (about 188 miles; Billings, MT; Full-time enrollment: 4,319)
  • Montana State University (about 190 miles; Bozeman, MT; FT enrollment: 12,942)
  • The University of Montana (about 211 miles; Missoula, MT; FT enrollment: 13,602)
  • Sheridan College (about 285 miles; Sheridan, WY; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • North Idaho College (about 318 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; FT enrollment: 4,684)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 323 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 30,522)
  • Spokane Community College (about 344 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,482)

Public high school in Box Elder:

Public elementary/middle schools in Box Elder:

See full list of schools located in Box Elder, map of school districts: BOX ELDER ELEMENTARY, BOX ELDER HIGH SCHOOL

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Notable locations in Box Elder: General Mills Incorporated Elevator (A), Chippewa Tribal Police Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Box Elder: Saint Anthony Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hill 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 2012: 46.1%
(5.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 72.0% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
This place:  3.4 people
Montana:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  80.8%
Whole state:  62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  19.2%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Box Elder compared to Montana state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Box Elder travel time to work - commute Box Elder mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (44%)
  • Electricity (24%)
  • Utility gas (20%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Box Elder CDP (based on Hill County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 45.58%
Here: 45.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChristian Churches and Churches of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchHutterian Brethren
Adherents28.9%24.6%6.7%6.6%5.3%
Congregations17.1%19.5%2.4%7.3%9.8%
NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodSouthern Baptist ConventionLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents4.9%3.9%3.9%3.1%12.1%
Congregations2.4%4.9%4.9%2.4%29.3%
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
Hill County:

1.21 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

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

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Hill County:

4.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Here:

6.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.1%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Hill County:

29.0%
Montana:

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

18.8%
State:

10.7%

6.21% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,074 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.21%
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 Cascade County, MT  0.55% ($21,657 average AGI)
from Blaine County, MT  0.54% ($18,941)
from Missoula County, MT  0.35% ($23,455)


6.04% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,270 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.04%
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 Cascade County, MT  0.57% ($26,861 average AGI)
to Missoula County, MT  0.51% ($24,125)
to Yellowstone County, MT  0.51% ($32,531)

Strongest AM radio stations in Box Elder:

  • KOJM (610 AM; 1 kW; HAVRE, MT; Owner: NEW MEDIA BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSEN (1150 AM; 10 kW; SHELBY, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMON (560 AM; 5 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KEIN (1310 AM; 5 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: MUNSON RADIO, INC.)
  • KGVW (640 AM; 10 kW; BELGRADE, MT; Owner: GALLATIN VALLEY WITNESS, INC.)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KKGR (680 AM; daytime; 5 kW; EAST HELENA, MT; Owner: KKGR, INC.)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KJJR (880 AM; 10 kW; WHITEFISH, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INCORPORATED)
  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Box Elder:

  • KXEI (95.1 FM; HAVRE, MT; Owner: HI-LINE RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KNMC (90.1 FM; HAVRE, MT; Owner: NORTHERN MONTANA COLLEGE)
  • KPQX (92.5 FM; HAVRE, MT; Owner: NEW MEDIA BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • K261CC (100.1 FM; CHESTER, MT; Owner: RANDALL D. ROCKS)
  • KEHT (100.3 FM; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: GEORGE S. FLINN, JR.)
  • KRYK (101.3 FM; CHINOOK, MT; Owner: NEW MEDIA BROADCASTERS, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Box Elder:

  • KBBJ (Channel 9; HAVRE, MT; Owner: SUNBELT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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  • Don Bitz 3 Blks W Hwy 2 (Lat: 48.326944 Lon: -110.024083), Call Sign: KNFX732
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.355 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/01/2012, Expiration Date: 07/09/2022
    Registrant: Jack Spillman, 2159 Ruddy Duck, Kalispell, MT 59901, Phone: (406) 257-2105, Email:
  • CENTENNIAL MTN, 12 Miles Southeast Of (Lat: 48.209278 Lon: -109.836861), Type: Tower, Structure height: 24 m, Overall height: 32 m, Call Sign: KKC887
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.775 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/14/2011, Expiration Date: 09/17/2021
    Registrant: Ewa 21116823, 122 Baltimore St, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (800) 886-4222, Fax: (717) 337-9157, Email:
  • Hill 1/4 Mi E Of Rocky Boy (Lat: 48.254444 Lon: -109.781861), Call Sign: KNAD278
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.280 MHz, 155.325 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/12/2005, Expiration Date: 11/05/2015
    Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern, Suite E # 501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:
  • 15 Miles Nw (Lat: 48.383861 Lon: -110.293000), Call Sign: KNDM939
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.565 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/12/1997, Expiration Date: 08/18/2002, Cancellation Date: 12/22/2002
    Registrant: Ordean Solberg, Box Elder, MT 59521
  • 11 1/2 Mi W (Lat: 48.493056 Lon: -110.286889), Call Sign: KNEC309, Licensee ID: L00454722
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.520 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/12/2002, Expiration Date: 11/02/2012, Cancellation Date: 01/05/2013
    Registrant: Doug Gabriel, 3100 3rd Ave N, Great Falls, MT 59401, Phone: (406) 352-4845
  • Lat: 48.297583 Lon: -109.996556, Call Sign: WQLW240
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.050 MHz, 452.125 MHz, 452.200 MHz, 452.225 MHz, 452.250 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/10/2010, Expiration Date: 05/10/2020, Certifier: Tony Belcourt
    Registrant: R & J Communications, 10911 34th St S.W., Dickinson, ND 58601, Phone: (701) 225-9608, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • KHEW(FM) Main Studio, 16 Black Prairie St. (Lat: 48.289028 Lon: -109.855306), Type: Tower, Structure height: 12.2 m, Overall height: 13 m, Call Sign: WQPA628
    Assigned Frequencies: 946.000 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/21/2012, Expiration Date: 04/01/2021, Certifier: Bruce Sunchild
    Registrant: Myers Lazrus, 1220 Nineteenth St. Nw, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 546-8023, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: KD7ELP
    Grant Date: 03/16/1999, Expiration Date: 03/16/2009, Cancellation Date: 03/17/2011
    Registrant: Nolan D Parker, Rr1 Box 1300, Box Elder, MT 59521

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: NYSTROM CONRAD SKY RAIDER II (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: HIRTH 3202 (270 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8182A , Serial Number: SR2 049, Year manufactured: 2005, Airworthiness Date: 03/16/2006
    Registrant (Individual): Conrad Nystrom, 48782 Taylor Rd, Box Elder, MT 59521

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