Cardwell, Montana

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Population in 2010: 50. Population change since 2000: +25.0%
Males: 19  (38.3%)
Females: 31  (61.7%)
Median resident age:  44.5 years
Montana median age:  39.6 years

Zip code: 59721

Estimated median household income in 2013: $71,600 (it was $21,250 in 2000)
Cardwell:

$71,600
MT:

$46,972

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $27,508 (it was $9,716 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $132,203 (it was $76,700 in 2000)
Cardwell:

$132,203
MT:

$190,100

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $250,343; Detached houses: $266,022; Townhouses or other attached units: $226,489; Mobile homes: $114,127
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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Cardwell: 85.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (24.3%), German (20.0%), Italian (17.1%), Hungarian (10.0%), English (8.6%), United States (7.1%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 4271 feet

Land area: 2.28 square miles.

Population density: 22 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Cardwell:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 52.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 70.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cardwell CDP:

  • Never married: 12.5%
  • Now married: 64.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 16.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $924 (1.5%)

Cardwell satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Great Falls, MT (117.8 miles , pop. 56,690).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (498.3 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (853.3 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Whitehall, MT (2.6 miles ), Harrison, MT (3.7 miles) , Pony, MT (3.8 miles) , Willow Creek, MT (4.0 miles ), Rader Creek, MT (4.2 miles ), Three Forks, MT (4.4 miles ), Wheatland, MT (4.5 miles ), Logan, MT (5.1 miles) .

Latitude: 45.86 N, Longitude: 111.96 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 406

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

3.1%
Montana:

3.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (78%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (79%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (78%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (22%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Community and social service occupations (0%)
  • Legal occupations (0%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (42%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (26%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (11%)
  • Legal occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)

Average climate in Cardwell, Montana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Cardwell-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Montana state average. It is 71% 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 110.0 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 153.0 miles away from Cardwell 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 101.7 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 44.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 464.3 miles away from Cardwell center
On 8/22/1984 at 09:46:30, a magnitude 5.8 (5.0 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.8 ML) earthquake occurred 135.8 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 Jefferson County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Fires: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Chet Huntley - (1911-1974), television journalist.

airports located in Cardwell:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cardwell:

  • Montana State University (about 46 miles; Bozeman, MT; Full-time enrollment: 12,942)
  • The University of Montana (about 119 miles; Missoula, MT; FT enrollment: 13,602)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 143 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 30,522)
  • Montana State University-Billings (about 166 miles; Billings, MT; FT enrollment: 4,319)
  • Idaho State University (about 209 miles; Pocatello, ID; FT enrollment: 10,350)
  • Lewis-Clark State College (about 246 miles; Lewiston, ID; FT enrollment: 3,199)
  • University of Idaho (about 250 miles; Moscow, ID; FT enrollment: 10,416)

Public elementary/middle school in Cardwell:

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Streams, rivers, and creeks: Boulder River (A), Jefferson Slough (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Jefferson 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 2013: 0.0%
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Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Montana:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  65.0%
Whole state:  62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.0%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 5.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.3
Montana average:

9.9

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Cardwell CDP (based on Jefferson County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic9903
Evangelical Protestant73511
Other5773
Mainline Protestant2344
None8,870-
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: 2
Jefferson County:

1.80 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Jefferson County:

4.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Here:

13.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.5%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Jefferson County:

22.3%
Montana:

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

6.9%
State:

10.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Cardwell:

52.0%
Montana:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

60.0%
Montana:

48.0%

Average BMI:
Cardwell:

27.1
Montana:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

23.1%
State:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

8.9%
Montana:

9.9%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Cardwell:

6.8
Montana:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

44.1%
Montana:

35.3%

General health condition:
Cardwell:

58.8%
State:

57.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

84.3%
State:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Cardwell, MT Residents

8.04% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($44,727 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.04%
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 Lewis and Clark County, MT  2.29% ($46,896 average AGI)
from Gallatin County, MT  0.50% ($29,619)
from Silver Bow County, MT  0.48% ($56,800)


8.79% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,189 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.79%
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 Lewis and Clark County, MT  2.68% ($41,168 average AGI)
to Silver Bow County, MT  0.90% ($21,553)
to Gallatin County, MT  0.71% ($23,300)

Strongest AM radio stations in Cardwell:

  • KGVW (640 AM; 10 kW; BELGRADE, MT; Owner: GALLATIN VALLEY WITNESS, INC.)
  • KBOW (550 AM; 5 kW; BUTTE, MT; Owner: BUTTE BROADCASTING INCORPORATED)
  • KXTL (1370 AM; 5 kW; BUTTE, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KKGR (680 AM; daytime; 5 kW; EAST HELENA, MT; Owner: KKGR, INC.)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBOZ (1090 AM; 5 kW; BOZEMAN, MT; Owner: REIER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KMTX (950 AM; 5 kW; HELENA, MT; Owner: CAPRI, INC)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMON (560 AM; 5 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KANA (580 AM; 1 kW; ANACONDA, MT; Owner: JIMMY RAY CARROLL)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWEI (1260 AM; 50 kW; WEISER, ID; Owner: TREASURE VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cardwell:

  • K210BF (89.9 FM; BUTTE, MT; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KAPC (91.3 FM; BUTTE, MT; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA)
  • KOPR (94.1 FM; BUTTE, MT; Owner: BUTTE BROADCASTING INCORPORATED)
  • KMBR (95.5 FM; BUTTE, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • K213CJ (90.5 FM; BUTTE, MT; Owner: MONTANA CHRISTIAN RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KAAR (92.5 FM; BUTTE, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KVCM (103.1 FM; HELENA, MT; Owner: HI-LINE RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KBMC (102.1 FM; BOZEMAN, MT; Owner: MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY-BILLINGS)

TV broadcast stations around Cardwell:

  • K52CE (Channel 52; WHITEHALL, MT; Owner: WHITEHALL LOW POWER TELEVISION, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 30m98ftTotal length
  • 32,320Total average daily traffic
  • 643Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Ricki L Elerick, Cottonwood Canyon Road (Lat: 45.886056 Lon: -111.861250), Type: 149.9, Overall height: 145.4 m, Registrant: 7035331312, Relerick@mesacommunications.Com, 6400 ARLINGTON BLVD., SUITE 1000
  • Ricki Elerick, Cottonwood Canyon Road (Lat: 45.886056 Lon: -111.861250), Type: 149.9, Overall height: 145.4 m, Registrant: 7035331312, Relerick@mesacommunications.Com, 6400 ARLINGTON BLVD., SUITE 1000

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6
  • South Boulder, Lat: 45.800278 Lon: -111.943889, Type: Pipe, Structure height: 4 m, Call Sign: WQMJ539
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHzGrant Date: 08/24/2010, Expiration Date: 08/24/2020, Certifier: Joe AdamsRegistrant: Whitehall, MT 59759, Phone: (406) 490-4768
  • Cardwell, Lat: 45.870278 Lon: -111.959167, Type: Pipe, Structure height: 4 m, Call Sign: WQMJ539
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHzGrant Date: 08/24/2010, Expiration Date: 08/24/2020, Certifier: Joe AdamsRegistrant: Whitehall, MT 59759, Phone: (406) 490-4768
  • CARDWELL, 685 Cottonwood Road (Lat: 45.852972 Lon: -111.812917), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 12.2 m, Call Sign: WQQP239
    Assigned Frequencies: 6760.62 MHz, 6715.62 MHzGrant Date: 02/06/2013, Expiration Date: 02/06/2023, Certifier: Kirt P MaysonRegistrant: Northwestern Energy, 40 East Broadway Street, Butte, MT 59701, Phone: (406) 497-1000, Fax: (406) 497-3525, Email:
  • KG Cardwell Hill, Lat: 45.849444 Lon: -111.817028, Type: Ltower, Structure height: 59.4 m, Call Sign: WQUP883
    Assigned Frequencies: 11665.0 MHz, 11665.0 MHz, 11665.0 MHz, 11665.0 MHz, 11665.0 MHz, 11665.0 MHz, 11665.0 MHzGrant Date: 09/08/2014, Expiration Date: 09/08/2024, Certifier: Chris DavidsonRegistrant: Radio Licensing Services, 4700 Se International Way, Milwaukie, OR 97269, Phone: (503) 659-1240, Fax: (503) 794-3759, Email:
  • MT01039A, 1371 Doherty Mountain/702 Cottonwood Rd (Lat: 45.874722 Lon: -111.847306), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 47.5 m, Call Sign: WQWS326
    Assigned Frequencies: 10935.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz... (+4 more)Grant Date: 11/04/2015, Expiration Date: 11/04/2025, Certifier: David WerblowRegistrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:
  • MT01039C, Milligan Canyon Rd (Lat: 45.851750 Lon: -111.815278), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: WQXK371
    Assigned Frequencies: 11265.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz... (+6 more)Grant Date: 03/30/2016, Expiration Date: 03/30/2026, Certifier: David WerblowRegistrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: AA7QD, Previous Call Sign: N7YHG, Licensee ID: L00525040, Grant Date: 06/08/2012, Expiration Date: 06/30/2022, Registrant: Laurie J Steel, 118 Cemetery Hill Rd, Cardwell, MT 59721
  • Call Sign: N7YFW, Grant Date: 05/05/1992, Expiration Date: 05/05/2002, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2004, Registrant: Rhoda L Powell, 118 Cemetery Hill Rd, Cardwell, MT 59721
  • Call Sign: KF7QJK, Licensee ID: L01643936, Grant Date: 06/10/2011, Expiration Date: 06/10/2021, Cancellation Date: 06/12/2012, Certifier: Mark Toensing, Registrant: Mark Toensing, 633 S Boulder Rd, Cardwell, MT 59721
  • Call Sign: K4TOE, Previous Call Sign: KF7QJK, Licensee ID: L01643936, Grant Date: 06/12/2012, Expiration Date: 06/12/2022, Cancellation Date: 03/29/2013, Certifier: Mark Toensing, Registrant: Mark Toensing, 633 S Boulder Rd, Cardwell, MT 59721
  • Call Sign: W7TOE, Previous Call Sign: K4TOE, Licensee ID: L01643936, Grant Date: 03/29/2013, Expiration Date: 03/29/2023, Certifier: Mark Toensing, Registrant: Mark Toensing, 633 S Boulder Rd, Cardwell, MT 59721

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (38%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (38%)
  • Wood (10%)
  • Other fuel (10%)

Cardwell compared to Montana state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below 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 above state average.
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