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Population in 2010: 50. Population change since 2000: +25.0%
Males: 16  (33.3%)
Females: 34  (66.7%)

Median resident age:  42.0 years
Montana median age:  38.3 years

Zip code: 59721

Estimated median household income in 2012: $41,525 (it was $21,250 in 2000)
Cardwell:

$41,525
MT:

$45,076
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $31,933

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $135,722 (it was $76,700 in 2000)
Cardwell:

$135,722
MT:

$184,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $1,528,229; Detached houses: $3,199,493; Mobile homes: $228,356
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  • White alone - 49 (98.0%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (2.0%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Cardwell: 94.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Italian (33.3%), German (27.8%), Irish (25.0%), English (13.9%), Scotch-Irish (8.3%), United States (5.6%).

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: 34.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 70.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cardwell CDP:

  • Never married: 7.7%
  • Now married: 53.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 30.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $900 (1.0%)

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

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (506.1 miles , pop. 563,374).

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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.6%
Montana:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (67%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (33%)
  • 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 (60%)
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)


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Earthquake activity:

Cardwell-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Montana state average. It is 189% greater than the overall U.S. average.

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 8/20/1999 at 13:50:25, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB, 4.5 MS, 5.1 MD, Depth: 9.9 mi) earthquake occurred 84.9 miles away from Cardwell center
On 5/8/2007 at 15:46:49, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.4 MW, 4.7 ML, Depth: 8.4 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 33.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2006 at 00:05:32, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 3.6 MS, 4.1 MW, 4.0 ML, Depth: 7.1 mi) earthquake occurred 18.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/28/1998 at 03:11:54, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.1 MD, 4.0 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 14.0 miles away from Cardwell center
On 2/5/2006 at 03:25:52, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.4 MW, 4.6 ML, Depth: 8.7 mi) earthquake occurred 81.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), 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, Snow: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Chet Huntley - (1911-1974), television journalist.

Political contributions by individuals in Cardwell, MT

Airports located in Cardwell:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cardwell:

  • Montana State University (about 47 miles; Bozeman, MT; Full-time enrollment: 9,518)
  • The University of Montana (about 119 miles; Missoula, MT; FT enrollment: 11,744)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 142 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 12,325)
  • Montana State University-Billings (about 166 miles; Billings, MT; FT enrollment: 2,629)
  • Idaho State University (about 209 miles; Pocatello, ID; FT enrollment: 8,867)
  • Lewis-Clark State College (about 246 miles; Lewiston, ID; FT enrollment: 2,534)
  • University of Idaho (about 250 miles; Moscow, ID; FT enrollment: 9,625)

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 2012: 0.0%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents)

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

Cardwell compared to Montana 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.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (67%)
  • Wood (13%)
  • Other fuel (13%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 25.58%
Here25.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist Church
Adherents35.7%21.6%9.6%9.5%9.4%
Congregations19.0%9.5%9.5%9.5%14.3%
NameLutheran ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Seventh-Day Adventist ChurchChurch of the NazareneOther
Adherents5.4%3.3%2.4%1.7%1.4%
Congregations9.5%4.8%9.5%4.8%9.5%
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
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%

10.18% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($45,731 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.18%
Montana average:

8.25%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Lewis and Clark County, MT  2.97% ($53,228 average AGI)
from Gallatin County, MT  0.78% ($32,633)
from Silver Bow County, MT  0.63% ($28,417)


10.02% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,716 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.02%
Montana average:

7.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Lewis and Clark County, MT  2.92% ($39,982 average AGI)
to Gallatin County, MT  0.94% ($29,944)
to Silver Bow County, MT  0.89% ($29,412)

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.)


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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  • 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:

3
  • South Boulder, Lat: 45.800278 Lon: -111.943889, Type: Pipe, Structure height: 4 m, Call Sign: WQMJ539
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/24/2010, Expiration Date: 08/24/2020, Certifier: Joe Adams
    Registrant: 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/24/2010, Expiration Date: 08/24/2020, Certifier: Joe Adams
    Registrant: 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/06/2013, Expiration Date: 02/06/2023, Certifier: Kirt P Mayson
    Registrant: Northwestern Energy, 40 East Broadway Street, Butte, MT 59701, Phone: (406) 497-1000, Fax: (406) 497-3525, 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 R Toensing
    Registrant: Mark Toensing, 633 S Boulder Rd, Cardwell, MT 59721

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: BEECH K35 (Category: Land, Seats: 5, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 150 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR I0-470 SERIES (260 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 40NL , Serial Number: D-5743, Year manufactured: 1958
    Registrant (Individual): Jean E Deming, 463 Hwy 359, Cardwell, MT 59721


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4

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