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Population in 2012: 611 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.1%
 

Males: 280  (45.9%)
Females: 331  (54.1%)

Median resident age:  45.9 years
Montana median age:  38.3 years

Zip codes: 59215.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $35,189 (it was $27,500 in 2000)
Circle:

$35,189
MT:

$45,076
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,367

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $89,471 (it was $35,800 in 2000)
Circle:

$89,471
MT:

$184,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $50,680; Detached houses: $54,074; Mobile homes: $25,154

Median gross rent in 2012: $467.

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  • White alone - 592 (96.3%)
  • Hispanic - 10 (1.6%)
  • Two or more races - 9 (1.5%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.3%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Circle: 86.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (32.9%), Norwegian (26.3%), Irish (8.3%), United States (6.6%), English (5.9%), French (2.8%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 2437 feet

Land area: 0.79 square miles.

Population density: 773 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Circle:

  • High school or higher: 92.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.7%
  • Unemployed: 0.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Circle town:

  • Never married: 22.2%
  • Now married: 65.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 4.7%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.3%
Montana:  1.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,393 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,192 (1.4%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Billings, MT (179.8 miles , pop. 89,847).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Denver, CO (532.9 miles , pop. 554,636).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (959.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Richey, MT (5.4 miles) , North McCone, MT (5.9 miles) , West Glendive, MT (6.7 miles ), Terry, MT (6.7 miles ), Fallon, MT (6.8 miles) , Glendive, MT (6.8 miles ), Wolf Point, MT (6.8 miles ), Lambert, MT (6.9 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $250,000

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 47.42 N, Longitude: 105.59 W

Area code: 406

Circle household income distribution Circle home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

2.2%
Montana:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -126 (-16.4%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (32%)
  • Construction (27%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Utilities (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (4%)
  • Information (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Information (11%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (15%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Electricians (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)

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Earthquake activity:

Circle-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Montana state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/29/1998 at 03:31:58, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, 3.7 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 77.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in McCone County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers in Circle:

  • MCCONE COUNTY HEALTH CENTER (Critical Access Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 605 SULLIVAN AVE)
  • MCCONE COUNTY HOSPITAL (Hospital, provides emergency services, PO BOX 195)
  • MCCONE CO NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, PO BOX 48)

Political contributions by individuals in Circle, MT

Airports located in Circle:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Circle:

  • Montana State University-Billings (about 179 miles; Billings, MT; Full-time enrollment: 2,629)
  • Minot State University (about 208 miles; Minot, ND; FT enrollment: 2,416)
  • Black Hills State University (about 219 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 2,551)
  • Bismarck State College (about 229 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,710)
  • University of Mary (about 234 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,016)
  • Montana State University (about 287 miles; Bozeman, MT; FT enrollment: 9,518)
  • Casper College (about 320 miles; Casper, WY; FT enrollment: 2,078)

Public high school in Circle:

Public elementary/middle schools in Circle:

See full list of schools located in Circle, map of school districts: CIRCLE ELEMENTARY, CIRCLE HIGH SCHOOL

Library in Circle:

  • GEORGE MCCONE MEMORIAL COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $48,166; Location: 1101 C AVENUE; 18,800 books; 278 audio materials; 714 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 36 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • First Baptist Church of Circle was established in 1978.

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Notable locations in Circle: Scheers Trailer Court (A), Farmers Elevator (B), Circle (C), Redwater Valley Ambulance Service (D), McCone County Museum (E), George McCone Memorial County Library (F), Circle Police Department (G), Mccone County Sheriff's Department (H), McCone County Volunteer Fire Department (I), McCone County Courthouse (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Circle include: Evangelical Church of North America (A), Faith Assembly of God Church (B), United Christian Church (C), Salem Lutheran Wisconsin Synod (D), First Lutheran Church (E), Saint Francis Xaviers Catholic Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Circle include: Circle Historical Marker (1), Ben Larson Park (2), Circle Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Travelers Inn (102 B Avenue JCT Highway 13 &).

 
McCone County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Circle and their reported violations in the past:

CIRCLE TOWN OF (Population served: 644, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 9.6%
(9.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.1 people
Montana:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  57.2%
Whole state:  62.8%

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

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Circle, MT

19 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

Circle compared to Montana state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.


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Banks with branches in Circle (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Circle Branch at 301 W Main Street, branch established on 1917/10/15. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Circle travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (49%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (27%)
  • Utility gas (17%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6%)
  • Coal or coke (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Circle town (based on McCone County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 61.96%
Here62.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchAssemblies of GodSouthern Baptist ConventionOther
Adherents41.6%37.5%6.5%6.1%8.2%
Congregations10.0%30.0%10.0%10.0%40.0%
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: 1
This county:

5.83 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
This county:

5.83 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1
McCone County:

5.83 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

10.38 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.6%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

22.5%
Montana:

23.1%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$2,080$24,9601$1,118
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$1,036
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$580
Firefighters 0$0 1$112
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$125
Water Supply 1$1,958$23,4961$150
Totals for Government 2$4,038$24,22812$3,121

Circle government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $243,000 ($397.71)
    Police Protection: $80,000 ($130.93)
    Solid Waste Management: $74,000 ($121.11)
    Housing & Community Development: $64,000 ($104.75)
    Sewerage: $32,000 ($52.37)
    Parks & Recreation: $30,000 ($49.10)
    Regular Highways: $28,000 ($45.83)
    Financial Administration: $25,000 ($40.92)
    General - Other: $17,000 ($27.82)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $11,000 ($18.00)
    General Public Buildings: $6,000 ($9.82)
    Fire Protection: $4,000 ($6.55)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($3.27)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $12,000 ($19.64)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($6.55)
    Fire Protection: $4,000 ($6.55)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $143,000 ($234.04)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $51,000 ($83.47)

Circle government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $73,000 ($119.48)
    Sewerage: $29,000 ($47.46)
    Parks & Recreation: $5,000 ($8.18)
    All Other: $1,000 ($1.64)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $64,000 ($104.75)
    General Support: $2,000 ($3.27)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $14,000 ($22.91)
    Interest Earnings: $13,000 ($21.28)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $202,000 ($330.61)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $53,000 ($86.74)
    Highways: $24,000 ($39.28)
    All Other: $3,000 ($4.91)
  • Tax - Property: $135,000 ($220.95)
    NEC: $2,000 ($3.27)

Circle government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $843,000 ($1379.71)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $8,000 ($13.09)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $835,000 ($1366.61)

Circle government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $44,000 ($72.01)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $481,000 ($787.23)

3.43% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,682 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.43%
Montana average:

8.25%

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



5.21% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,265 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.21%
Montana average:

7.69%

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


Strongest AM radio stations in Circle:

  • KATL (770 AM; 10 kW; MILES CITY, MT; Owner: STAR PRINTING COMPANY)
  • KMTA (1050 AM; 10 kW; MILES CITY, MT; Owner: SENGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KGLE (590 AM; 1 kW; GLENDIVE, MT; Owner: FRIENDS OF CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • KEYZ (660 AM; 5 kW; WILLISTON, ND; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KFLN (960 AM; 5 kW; BAKER, MT; Owner: NEWELL BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KIKC (1250 AM; 5 kW; FORSYTH, MT; Owner: MILES CITY, FORSYTH B/DCSTG, INC.)
  • KATQ (1070 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PLENTYWOOD, MT; Owner: RADIO INTERNAT'L-KATQ B/CAST ASSOC.)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXGN (1400 AM; 1 kW; GLENDIVE, MT; Owner: GLENDIVE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KVCK (1450 AM; 1 kW; WOLF POINT, MT; Owner: WOLF TOWN WIRELESS, INC.)

Circle fatal accident list:

Jul 8, 1978 01:41 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Sep 30, 1977 11:10 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Circle)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

34 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 1.2 Mi W Of Hwy 200 & Mayberry Rd & Colorado St Int (Lat: 47.408611 Lon: -105.612222), Call Sign: WQV764
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.280 MHz, 155.385 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/26/2004, Expiration Date: 01/16/2015
    Registrant: Tab Electronics, Inc., Glendive, MT 59330, Phone: (406) 365-4310
  • 774 Cow Creek Road (Lat: 47.816667 Lon: -105.617222), Type: Pole, Structure height: 12.2 m, Overall height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: KNBI899
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.960 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/31/2011, Expiration Date: 04/01/2021
    Registrant: Tab Electronics, Inc., P. O. Box 1346, Glendive, MT 59330, Phone: (406) 365-4310, Email:
  • Lat: 47.394722 Lon: -105.932250, Call Sign: WPEB868
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.125 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/09/2003, Expiration Date: 01/25/2014
    Registrant: Tab Electronics, Inc., 72 Seven Mile Drive, Glendive, MT 59330, Phone: (406) 365-4310, Fax: (406) 365-5714
  • 1/2 Mi W Of Hwy 200 (Lat: 47.415278 Lon: -105.590278), Call Sign: WZE580
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.550 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/11/2004, Expiration Date: 04/17/2014
    Registrant: Tab Electronics, Inc., Glendive, MT 59330, Phone: (405) 365-4310

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KC7GCU
    Grant Date: 10/18/1994, Expiration Date: 10/18/2004, Cancellation Date: 10/19/2006
    Registrant: Wendell Q Noridn, Box 547, Circle, MT 59215


FAA Registered Aircraft:

12 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Circle)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 30

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Most common first names in Circle, MT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1182.4 years
William977.9 years
Edward873.6 years
Mary784.4 years
Frank773.6 years
Harold769.6 years
Mildred779.1 years
Helen688.0 years
Arthur677.5 years
Marie678.3 years
Most common last names in Circle, MT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jensen783.1 years
Murphy782.3 years
Curtiss775.8 years
Pawlowski774.0 years
Schara771.0 years
Reinemer683.0 years
Schillinger682.5 years
Undem581.6 years
Holben466.3 years
Groh481.0 years

Businesses in Circle, MT

  • True Value: 1
  • U-Haul: 1

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