Carter, Montana

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Population in 2010: 58. Population change since 2000: -6.5%
Males: 30  (52.0%)
Females: 28  (48.0%)
Median resident age:  38.8 years
Montana median age:  40.1 years

Zip code: 59420

Estimated median household income in 2016: $72,937 (it was $24,583 in 2000)
Carter:

$72,937
MT:

$50,027

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $18,030 (it was $19,397 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $82,225 (it was $71,400 in 2000)
Carter:

$82,225
MT:

$217,200

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $155,433; Detached houses: $154,904
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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Carter: 81.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (47.6%), Irish (14.3%), Polish (4.8%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 3109 feet

Land area: 2.91 square miles.

Population density: 20 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Carter:

  • High school or higher: 93.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.2%
  • Unemployed: 6.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 41.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Carter CDP:

  • Never married: 13.0%
  • Now married: 73.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 7.5%

3 residents are foreign born (3.1% Europe).

This place:

3.1%
Montana:

2.0%

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

Carter CDP:  0.7% ($483)
Montana:  1.3% ($1,212)

Carter satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Great Falls, MT (24.6 miles , pop. 56,690).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (521.5 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (987.6 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Fort Benton, MT (3.7 miles ), Highwood, MT (3.9 miles) , Malmstrom AFB, MT (4.7 miles ), Black Eagle, MT (4.8 miles ), Loma, MT (4.9 miles) , Great Falls, MT (5.0 miles ), Gibson Flats, MT (5.0 miles) , Belt, MT (5.2 miles ).

Latitude: 47.78 N, Longitude: 110.96 W

Area code: 406

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

2.6%
Montana:

3.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (39%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (33%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (11%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (43%)
  • Other services, except public administration (36%)
  • Public administration (21%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Material moving occupations (39%)
  • Management occupations (28%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (50%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (36%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (14%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)

Average climate in Carter, Montana

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Earthquake activity:

Carter-area historical earthquake activity is near Montana state average. It is 28% 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 222.9 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 290.5 miles away from Carter 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 215.2 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 182.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/1984 at 09:46:30, a magnitude 5.8 (5.0 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.8 ML) earthquake occurred 269.0 miles away from Carter center
On 10/29/1983 at 23:29:11, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.0 MS, 5.8 ML) earthquake occurred 280.9 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 Chouteau County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 3, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Carter:

  • Montana State University (about 147 miles; Bozeman, MT; Full-time enrollment: 12,942)
  • The University of Montana (about 156 miles; Missoula, MT; FT enrollment: 13,602)
  • Montana State University-Billings (about 180 miles; Billings, MT; FT enrollment: 4,319)
  • North Idaho College (about 272 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; FT enrollment: 4,684)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 278 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 30,522)
  • Sheridan College (about 284 miles; Sheridan, WY; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • University of Idaho (about 294 miles; Moscow, ID; FT enrollment: 10,416)

Public elementary/middle school in Carter:

  • CARTER SCHOOL (Students: 7, Location: 438 2ND AVE., Grades: PK-8)
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Notable locations in Carter: General Mills Incorporated Elevator (A), Carter (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Carter include: Presbyterian Church (A), Carter Methodist Church (B), Saint Margaret Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Park in Carter: Carter City Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Chouteau 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 2009 was 29.0. This is significantly better than average.

City:

29.0
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 7.95. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.95
U.S.:

19.96

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 5.19. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 24.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.19
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 3.1%
(3.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.1 people
Montana:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  60.7%
Whole state:  62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  7.1%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.4
Montana average:

9.8

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Carter CDP (based on Chouteau County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,4353
Mainline Protestant8447
Evangelical Protestant5307
Other1681
None836-
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
Chouteau County:

7.63 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Chouteau County:

3.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

5.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.3%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Chouteau County:

24.8%
Montana:

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

12.1%
State:

10.7%

5.90% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,766 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.90%
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 Cascade County, MT  1.27% ($27,696 average AGI)


7.13% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,603 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.13%
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 Cascade County, MT  1.91% ($30,943 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Carter:

  • KMON (560 AM; 5 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KEIN (1310 AM; 5 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: MUNSON RADIO, 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)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KXGF (1400 AM; 1 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KKGR (680 AM; daytime; 5 kW; EAST HELENA, MT; Owner: KKGR, INC.)
  • KGVW (640 AM; 10 kW; BELGRADE, MT; Owner: GALLATIN VALLEY WITNESS, INC.)
  • KQDI (1450 AM; 1 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KMTX (950 AM; 5 kW; HELENA, MT; Owner: CAPRI, INC)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KJJR (880 AM; 10 kW; WHITEFISH, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INCORPORATED)
  • KBOW (550 AM; 5 kW; BUTTE, MT; Owner: BUTTE BROADCASTING INCORPORATED)

Strongest FM radio stations in Carter:

  • KEHT (100.3 FM; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: GEORGE S. FLINN, JR.)
  • KMON-FM (94.5 FM; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KVVR (97.9 FM; DUTTON, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KQDI-FM (106.1 FM; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KIKF (104.9 FM; CASCADE, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP INC.)
  • KINX (107.3 FM; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP INC.)
  • K261CC (100.1 FM; CHESTER, MT; Owner: RANDALL D. ROCKS)
  • KLFM (92.9 FM; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KAAK (98.9 FM; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KGPR (89.9 FM; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: GREAT FALLS PUBLIC RADIO ASSOC.)

TV broadcast stations around Carter:

  • KTGF (Channel 16; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: MMM LICENSE LLC)
  • KRTV (Channel 3; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: KRTV COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KFBB-TV (Channel 5; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: KFBB CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • K53DW (Channel 53; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • 1/8 Mi W (Lat: 47.770806 Lon: -110.971611), Call Sign: KNCF660, Licensee ID: L00047372
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.595 MHzGrant Date: 09/13/2011, Expiration Date: 12/02/2021Registrant: Bob Jacobsen, Carter, MT 59420, Phone: (406) 734-5326
  • 18 Mi Nw (Lat: 48.000528 Lon: -111.118306), Call Sign: KNDK242, Licensee ID: L00412458
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.990 MHzGrant Date: 04/26/2002, Expiration Date: 07/20/2012, Cancellation Date: 09/22/2012Registrant: Lester Lippert, Carter, MT 59420, Phone: (406) 734-5442
  • 8 Mi W 2.5 Mi N (Lat: 47.817194 Lon: -111.143583), Call Sign: WYX393
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.520 MHzGrant Date: 02/28/2004, Expiration Date: 04/04/2014, Cancellation Date: 06/07/2014Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440
  • 8 Mi Nw (Lat: 47.828306 Lon: -111.063278), Call Sign: WZA729, Licensee ID: L00069275
    Assigned Frequencies: 157.725 MHzGrant Date: 11/03/1998, Expiration Date: 01/19/2004, Cancellation Date: 03/21/2004Registrant: Charlson Ranch Company, 5 Wilson Butte Rd, Great Falls, MT 59405
  • L2 MOBILES, Lat: 47.871389 Lon: -110.755417, Call Sign: KOH849
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.160 MHzGrant Date: 04/09/2011, Expiration Date: 04/03/2021Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 8310 Nieman Rd., Lenexa, KS 66214, Phone: (913) 577-8926, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • CARTER, 8.0 Miles North Of (Lat: 47.868833 Lon: -110.961611), Overall height: 15.2 m, Call Sign: WLC999
    Assigned Frequencies: 2124.80 MHzGrant Date: 02/27/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 12/17/2010Registrant: Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, LLP, 2120 L Street, Nw, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 659-0830, Fax: (202) 828-5568

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KC7ICV, Grant Date: 01/13/1995, Expiration Date: 01/13/2005, Cancellation Date: 01/17/2007, Registrant: Carlin P Onstad, Hc 65 Box 25, Carter, MT 59420
  • Call Sign: WQ7B, Licensee ID: L00146115, Grant Date: 12/27/2007, Expiration Date: 03/17/2018, Registrant: Douglas C Laubach, 11173 Buck Bridge Rd., Carter, MT 59420

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 32772 , Serial Number: 5606, Year manufactured: 1941, Airworthiness Date: 10/22/1956
    Registrant (Corporation): Lohse Flying Service Inc, Box 276, Carter, MT 59420
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-150 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3674Z , Serial Number: 18-7399, Year manufactured: 1960, Airworthiness Date: 06/13/1960
    Registrant (Co-Owned): William F Lohse, Po Box 276, Carter, MT 59420, Other Owners: Gerald E Lohse, Dennis A Lohse

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 5
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (62%)
  • Wood (24%)
  • Electricity (7%)

Carter compared to Montana state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
There are 2 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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