Busby, Montana

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Population in 2010: 745. Population change since 2000: +7.2%
Males: 394  (53.0%)
Females: 351  (47.0%)
Median resident age:  20.5 years
Montana median age:  38.3 years

Zip codes: 59016.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $23,551 (it was $28,750 in 2000)
Busby:

$23,551
MT:

$45,076
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $8,443 (it was $8,383 in 2000)

Busby CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $65,639 (it was $55,300 in 2000)
Busby:

$65,639
MT:

$184,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $172,573; Detached houses: $206,106; Mobile homes: $67,183

Median gross rent in 2012: $833.

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  • American Indian alone - 664 (89.1%)
  • White alone - 42 (5.6%)
  • Hispanic - 30 (4.0%)
  • Two or more races - 8 (1.1%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.1%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Busby: 85.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (2.9%), English (2.1%), Norwegian (2.1%), Irish (1.0%).

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: 76.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.3%
  • 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: 36.2%
  • Now married: 45.1%
  • Separated: 5.9%
  • Widowed: 4.0%
  • Divorced: 8.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $128 (0.2%)

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 June 2014:
Here:

10.7%
Montana:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (70%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Educational services (41%)
  • Public administration (36%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (18%)
  • Carpenters (18%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Special education teachers (14%)
  • Librarians, curators, and archivists (13%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Secondary school teachers (8%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (6%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (6%)

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).
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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)

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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
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Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2011 was 81.1. This is about average.

City:

81.1
U.S.:

74.2

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.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.20. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.20
U.S.:

1.93

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2011 was 30.2. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 16.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.2
U.S.:

20.2

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.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 71.6%
(27.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 75.5% 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

Busby compared to Montana state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above 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 below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Busby travel time to work - commute Busby mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (68%)
  • Electricity (18%)
  • Other fuel (10%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Busby CDP (based on Big Horn County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 39.41%
Here: 39.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAConservative Congregational Christian ConferenceLutheran ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents51.0%10.2%4.9%4.4%3.9%
Congregations20.0%14.3%2.9%8.6%2.9%
NameUnited Church of ChristAssemblies of GodSouthern Baptist ConventionLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents3.6%3.0%2.9%2.4%13.8%
Congregations2.9%5.7%8.6%2.9%31.4%
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: 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%

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.)


FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • 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
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