Browning, Montana

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Population in 2019: 1,014 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -4.8%
 
Males: 486  (48.0%)
Females: 528  (52.0%)
Median resident age:

32.2 years
Montana median age:

40.5 years

Zip codes: 59417.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $33,011 (it was $23,879 in 2000)
Browning:

$33,011
MT:

$57,153

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $12,882 (it was $8,955 in 2000)

Browning town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $97,877 (it was $46,400 in 2000)
Browning:

$97,877
MT:

$253,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $83,568; detached houses: $99,018; mobile homes: $33,918

Median gross rent in 2019: $636.

March 2019 cost of living index in Browning: 83.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 31.9%
(7.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.0% for American Indian residents)
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  • Races in Browning, MT (2019)
    • 93097.9%American Indian alone
    • 373.9%White alone
    • 30.3%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Montana and other state lists, there were 32 registered sex offenders living in Browning, Montana as of October 20, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Browning is 31 to 1.


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Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 4380 feet

Land area: 0.27 square miles.

Population density: 3,724 people per square mile   (average).

Browning, Montana map

3 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.3%
Montana:

1.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,370 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $458 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Great Falls, MT (108.2 miles , pop. 56,690).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (427.5 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (1038.3 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

South Browning, MT (0.7 miles ),
North Browning, MT (0.9 miles ),
Blackfeet, MT (2.3 miles ),
Starr School, MT (2.4 miles ),
East Glacier Park Village, MT (3.5 miles ),
Heart Butte, MT (4.5 miles ),
Babb, MT (5.3 miles),
Little Browning, MT (5.5 miles )

Latitude: 48.56 N, Longitude: 113.01 W

Area code: 406

Distribution of median household income in Browning, MT in 2019
Distribution of house value in Browning, MT in 2019
Browning satellite photo by USGS

Browning tourist attractions:

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

8.0%
Montana:

4.3%
Most common industries in Browning, MT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (22.5%)
  • Public administration (18.2%)
  • Health care (10.2%)
  • Social assistance (8.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.1%)
  • Construction (6.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (22.2%)
  • Construction (16.7%)
  • Public administration (16.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.9%)
  • Social assistance (5.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.0%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (22.6%)
  • Public administration (19.1%)
  • Health care (15.1%)
  • Social assistance (11.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.5%)
  • Retail florists (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Browning, MT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.9%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.3%)
  • Construction laborers (6.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (10.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Child care workers (5.0%)

Average climate in Browning, Montana

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Earthquake activity:

Browning-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Montana state average. It is 614% 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 297.9 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 312.1 miles away from Browning center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 7/6/2017 at 06:30:17, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 7.6 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 117.7 miles away from Browning center
On 3/31/2020 at 23:52:30, a magnitude 6.5 (6.5 MW, Depth: 7.5 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 300.2 miles away from Browning center
On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 448.7 miles away from Browning center, causing $80,000,000 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) earthquake occurred 289.6 miles away from Browning 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 Glacier County (10) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Landslides: 2, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Browning topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Browning:

  • P H S INDIAN HOSPITAL AT BROWNING - BLACKFEET (Government - Federal, 760 HOSPITAL CIRCLE, POST OFFICE BOX 760)
  • BLACKFEET CARE CENTER (728 S GOVERNMENT SQ)
  • DCI BLACKFEET (HOSPITAL CIRCLE)

Airports located in Browning:

Amtrak station:

BROWNING (HEART BUTTE RD. S.) - Seasonal Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms.

College/University in Browning:

  • Blackfeet Community College (Full-time enrollment: 386; Location: 504 S. East Boundary; Private, not-for-profit; Website: bfcc.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Browning:

  • The University of Montana (about 126 miles; Missoula, MT; Full-time enrollment: 13,602)
  • North Idaho College (about 186 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; FT enrollment: 4,684)
  • Spokane Community College (about 210 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,482)
  • Whitworth University (about 211 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 2,689)
  • Gonzaga University (about 212 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,780)
  • Spokane Falls Community College (about 215 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,052)
  • Montana State University (about 221 miles; Bozeman, MT; FT enrollment: 12,942)

Public high school in Browning:

Private high schools in Browning:

  • CUTS WOOD SCHOOL (Students: 24, Location: 308 POPMINI ST, Grades: 1-10)
  • STRAIGHT ARROW SCHOOL (Students: 2, Location: 108 2ND ST, Grades: 5-9)

Public elementary/middle schools in Browning:

  • NAPI SCHOOL (Students: 359, Location: 112 1ST AVE. SE, Grades: 4-6)
  • K W BERGAN SCHOOL (Students: 303, Location: 210 1ST AVE SW, Grades: PK-1)
  • BROWNING MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 294, Location: 900 S. PIEGAN, Grades: 7-8)
  • VINA CHATTIN SCHOOL (Students: 274, Location: 208 LST AVENUE SW, Grades: PK-1)
  • BROWNING ELEMENTARY (Location: 112 FIRST AVE SOUTH WEST, Grades: 2-3)

Private elementary/middle school in Browning:

  • DE LA SALLE BLACKFEET SCHOOL (Students: 67, Location: 104 1ST NW, Grades: 4-8)
See full list of schools located in Browning

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Browning: Columbia Grain Incorporated Elevator (A), Browning Branch Library (B), Browning Volunteer Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Browning include: Sommer Haven Christian Church (A), Browning United Methodist Church (B), Blackfeet United Methodist Parish (C), Browning Evangelist Church (D), Browning Independent Baptist Church (E), Calvary Assembly of God Church (F), Glacier View Baptist Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Montana Ranch Adventures (Tours & Charters; Duck Lake).

Hotel: Glacier Trailhead Cabins (Highway 89 North).

Birthplace of: Alfred Young Man - Cree artist, Joe Hipp - Boxer, Steve Reevis - Actor.

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

2.8 people
Montana:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

67.5%
Whole state:

62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

15.0%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

People in group quarters in Browning in 2000:

  • 39 people in nursing homes
  • 8 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 8 people in other group homes

Banks with branches in Browning (2011 data):

  • Native American Bank, National Association: Main Office Branch at 125 North Public Square, branch established on 2007/04/02. Info updated 2007/04/05: Bank assets: $69.6 mil, Deposits: $60.9 mil, headquarters in Denver, CO, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Native American Bancorporation Co.

For population 15 years and over in Browning:

Marital status in Browning, MT
  • Never married: 41.1%
  • Now married: 36.3%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 8.8%
  • Divorced: 12.4%

For population 25 years and over in Browning:

  • High school or higher: 83.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.5%
  • Unemployed: 23.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 8.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.2
Montana average:

9.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Browning
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Browning, MT (based on Glacier County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic7,4005
Evangelical Protestant85113
Mainline Protestant7714
Other3141
None4,063-
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: 4
Glacier County:

3.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Here:

4.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
This county:

9.75 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

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

10.9%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Glacier County:

30.9%
Montana:

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

24.0%
State:

10.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Browning:

47.0%
Montana:

51.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Browning:

44.8%
Montana:

50.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.5
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Browning:

22.0%
State:

20.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

12.5%
Montana:

9.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Browning:

6.7
Montana:

6.9

Overweight people:
Browning:

35.1%
Montana:

34.8%

General health condition:
Browning:

53.6%
State:

58.6%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

80.5%
Montana:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Browning, MT Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 0$0 0$0

5.11% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($35,825 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.11%
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 Missoula County, MT  0.75% ($18,645 average AGI)
from Cascade County, MT  0.53% ($28,182)


4.72% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,088 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.72%
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 Cascade County, MT  0.78% ($38,781 average AGI)
to Missoula County, MT  0.51% ($40,333)

Businesses in Browning, MT

  • H&R Block: 1
  • RadioShack: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Browning:

  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, 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)
  • KJJR (880 AM; 10 kW; WHITEFISH, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INCORPORATED)
  • KGEZ (600 AM; 5 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: SKYLINE BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMON (560 AM; 5 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KXLY (920 AM; 20 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE RADIO, INC.)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KQQQ (1150 AM; 25 kW; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: RADIO PALOUSE, INC.)
  • KEIN (1310 AM; 5 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: MUNSON RADIO, INC.)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Browning:

  • KBBZ (98.5 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKMT (95.9 FM; COLUMBIA FALLS, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDBR (106.3 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSIL (100.7 FM; WALLACE, ID; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Browning:

  • K57FM (Channel 57; BROWNING, MT; Owner: BROWNING PUBLIC SCHOOL)
  • K05EE (Channel 5; BIG ARM, ETC., MT; Owner: BLACKTAIL TV TAX DISTRICT)
  • Browning, Montana
  • Fatal accident count13
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents17
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:2
  • Fatalities13
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents42
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents3
  • Montana average
  • Fatal accident count2881
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents3861
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons1394
  • Fatalities3343
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents7183
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents105
See more detailed statistics of Browning fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 13ft / 3.7mTotal length
  • 2,310Total average daily traffic
  • 231Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,720Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

1
  • Mary Vargas, 12 Miles East Of Browning, Montana. (Lat: 48.570444 Lon: -112.879694), Type: 195.0, Overall height: 195 m, Registrant: Fred@fwhannel.Com, , Scott-sdale, Phone: (480) 585-7475

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Browning, MT)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: K7TIL, Grant Date: 07/28/1994, Expiration Date: 07/28/2004, Cancellation Date: 07/29/2006, Registrant: Buzz Salois, Box 48, Browning, MT 59417
  • Call Sign: KB7IKG, Licensee ID: L00297774, Grant Date: 02/09/2012, Expiration Date: 02/09/2022, Registrant: Leo F Skierka, Hc 72 Box 140, Browning, MT 59417
  • Call Sign: KE7HIU, Licensee ID: L01138438, Grant Date: 01/06/2017, Expiration Date: 01/06/2027, Certifier: Chris J Skierka, Registrant: Chris J Skierka, 162 Brown Rd, Browning, MT 59417
  • Call Sign: KJ7SVZ, Licensee ID: L02397969, Grant Date: 12/09/2020, Expiration Date: 12/09/2030, Certifier: Gary D Johnson Jr, Registrant: Gary D Johnson Jr, Browning, MT 59417-0811


FAA Registered Aircraft:

9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Browning)
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Browning, MT
  • 47.6%Electricity
  • 34.8%Utility gas
  • 12.3%Wood
  • 5.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Browning, MT
  • 53.3%Electricity
  • 34.8%Utility gas
  • 9.6%Wood
  • 2.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Browning compared to Montana state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic 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 above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Browning on our top lists:

  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded (population 1,000+)"
  • #7 (59417) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the smallest percentage of taxpayers using charity contributions deductions in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #7 (59417) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the lowest charity contributions deductions as a percentage of AGI in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #68 (59417) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the smallest percentage of taxpayers reporting taxable interest in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
There are 6 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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