Busby, Montana

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Population in 2010: 745. Population change since 2000: +7.2%
Males: 363  (48.7%)
Females: 382  (51.3%)
Median resident age:  15.5 years
Montana median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 59016.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $31,026 (it was $28,750 in 2000)
Busby:

$31,026
MT:

$46,972

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $9,026 (it was $8,383 in 2000)

Busby CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $61,509 (it was $55,300 in 2000)
Busby:

$61,509
MT:

$190,100

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $94,648; Detached houses: $94,774

Median gross rent in 2013: $912.

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  • Races in Busby, MT (2010)

    Busby races chart
    • 66489.1%American Indian alone
    • 425.6%White alone
    • 304.0%Hispanic
    • 81.1%Two or more races
    • 10.1%Black alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Busby: 86.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (3.3%), English (2.2%), Norwegian (2.2%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 3434 feet

Land area: 14.2 square miles.

Population density: 52 people per square mile   (very low).

Busby, Montana map

For population 25 years and over in Busby:

  • High school or higher: 77.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 21.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Busby CDP:

  • Never married: 32.6%
  • Now married: 43.5%
  • Separated: 7.0%
  • Widowed: 4.4%
  • Divorced: 12.5%



According to our research of Montana and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Busby, Montana as of December 09, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Busby to the number of sex offenders is 745 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Busby CDP:  1.0% ($543)
Montana:  1.3% ($1,212)
Busby satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Billings, MT (77.7 miles , pop. 89,847).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (403.7 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (873.0 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Northern Cheyenne, MT (1.8 miles ), Muddy, MT (3.5 miles ), Lame Deer, MT (4.1 miles ), Crow Agency, MT (4.9 miles ), Lodge Grass, MT (4.9 miles ), Birney, MT (5.1 miles) , Colstrip, MT (5.5 miles ), Tongue River, MT (5.5 miles) .

Latitude: 45.53 N, Longitude: 106.97 W

Area code: 406

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

5.2%
Montana:

3.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (59%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Educational services (35%)
  • Public administration (32%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (46%)
  • Sales and related occupations (20%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (45%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (34%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)

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

Average climate in Busby, Montana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Busby-area historical earthquake activity is below Montana state average. It is 9% 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 191.8 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 349.7 miles away from Busby 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 193.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 103.5 miles away from the city center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 102.3 miles away from Busby 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) earthquake occurred 274.6 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 Big Horn County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 2, Fire: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Busby topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Busby:

  • Sheridan College (about 53 miles; Sheridan, WY; Full-time enrollment: 2,070)
  • Montana State University-Billings (about 78 miles; Billings, MT; FT enrollment: 4,319)
  • Black Hills State University (about 168 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 3,166)
  • Casper College (about 190 miles; Casper, WY; FT enrollment: 2,770)
  • Montana State University (about 198 miles; Bozeman, MT; FT enrollment: 12,942)
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (about 211 miles; Rapid City, SD; FT enrollment: 2,102)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 265 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 30,522)

Public high school in Busby:

  • NORTHERN CHEYENNE TRIBAL SCHOOL (Location: ONE CAMPUS DR, Grades: KG-12)

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Churches in Busby include: Christ the King Church (A), White River Mennonite Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Reservoir: Rednose Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Ash Creek (A), Busby Creek (B), Davis Creek (C), Deafy Creek (D), Eagle Feathers Creek (E), Parker Creek (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Busby: Indian Chief Two Moons Historical Monument (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Big Horn 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 2012 was 87.0. This is about average.

City:

87.0
U.S.:

74.7

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.41. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.41
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2011 was 1.53. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 21.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.53
U.S.:

1.91

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 27.7. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 16.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.7
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 6.93. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 16.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.93
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 58.0%
(10.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 61.5% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
This place:  4.1 people
Montana:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  82.8%
Whole state:  62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  10.0%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 2.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.1% of all households
12 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles in 2010

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.3
Montana average:

9.9

Busby travel time to work - commute Busby 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 Busby CDP (based on Big Horn County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic5,1026
Evangelical Protestant1,77021
Other8254
Mainline Protestant7118
None4,457-
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
Big Horn County:

2.35 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

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

0.78 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Big Horn County:

10.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

5.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.6%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Big Horn County:

32.4%
Montana:

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

19.8%
State:

10.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

44.3%
Montana:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

43.5%
Montana:

48.0%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.6
Montana:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Busby:

23.7%
State:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Busby:

12.7%
Montana:

9.9%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Busby:

6.6
Montana:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

34.0%
State:

35.3%

General health condition:
Busby:

52.7%
State:

57.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Busby:

81.3%
Montana:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Busby, MT Residents

6.00% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,221 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.00%
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  2.05% ($24,848 average AGI)
from Rosebud County, MT  0.42% ($28,250)
from Sheridan County, WY  0.26% ($29,700)


6.00% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,944 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.00%
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  2.15% ($32,687 average AGI)
to Gallatin County, MT  0.26% ($22,600)

Strongest AM radio stations in Busby:

  • KROE (930 AM; 5 kW; SHERIDAN, WY; Owner: LOVCOM, INC.)
  • KATL (770 AM; 10 kW; MILES CITY, MT; Owner: STAR PRINTING COMPANY)
  • KIKC (1250 AM; 5 kW; FORSYTH, MT; Owner: MILES CITY, FORSYTH B/DCSTG, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KURL (730 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: ELENBAAS MEDIA, INC.)
  • KZMQ (1140 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GREYBULL, WY; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF WYOMING LLC)
  • KGHL (790 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KBUL (970 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KUYO (830 AM; daytime; 25 kW; EVANSVILLE, WY; Owner: WYOMING CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KHDN (1230 AM; 1 kW; HARDIN, MT; Owner: SUN MOUNTAIN, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Busby:

  • KMHK (95.5 FM; HARDIN, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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)
  • KMCJ (99.5 FM; COLSTRIP, MT; Owner: HI-LINE RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 4m13ftTotal length
  • 2,490Total average daily traffic
  • 49Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,830Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • 0.44 Miles North Of Hwy 212 (Lat: 45.534417 Lon: -106.968333), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 60.6 m, Overall height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WQVX228
    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: 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:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: ICARUS ENTERPRISES LLC WAG-AERO SUPERCUB (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-290 SERIES (140 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8097R , Serial Number: 001, Year manufactured: 1995, Airworthiness Date: 05/19/1995
    Registrant (Individual): Darrel R Pilkington, Hc 42 Box 687, Busby, MT 59016

Most common first names in Busby, MT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary584.0 years
Frank477.8 years
John482.8 years
Henry368.6 years
Josephine371.3 years
Robert352.0 years
Carrie274.5 years
James257.5 years
George258.0 years
Irvin263.5 years
Most common last names in Busby, MT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Russell865.3 years
Small570.8 years
Bailey468.8 years
Roundstone361.6 years
Brady361.0 years
Morrison368.0 years
Little Bear266.5 years
Littlewhitem284.0 years
Bearquiver276.5 years
Highbear284.5 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (74%)
  • Electricity (13%)
  • Other fuel (10%)
  • Utility gas (3%)

Busby compared to Montana state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Busby on our top lists:

  • #72 on the list of "Top 100 cities with youngest residents"
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