Colstrip, Montana

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Population in 2017: 2,311 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -1.5%
 
Males: 1,142  (49.4%)
Females: 1,169  (50.6%)
Median resident age:

41.5 years
Montana median age:

40.0 years

Zip codes: 59323, 59327.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $89,963 (it was $55,650 in 2000)
Colstrip:

$89,963
MT:

$53,386

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $34,893 (it was $20,336 in 2000)

Colstrip city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $144,381 (it was $59,800 in 2000)
Colstrip:

$144,381
MT:

$231,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $138,563; detached houses: $170,252; mobile homes: $44,507

Median gross rent in 2017: $710.

March 2019 cost of living index in Colstrip: 85.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 4.7%
(2.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.1% for American Indian residents)
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  • Races in Colstrip, MT (2010)
    • 1,81081.8%White alone
    • 1948.8%American Indian alone
    • 964.3%Hispanic
    • 944.2%Two or more races
    • 140.6%Asian alone
    • 40.2%Black alone
    • 20.09%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Montana and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Colstrip, Montana as of July 04, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Colstrip is 583 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Colstrip by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(85.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(43.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
2
(84.1)
5
(212.5)
8
(341.6)
5
(215.4)
6
(255.9)
11
(459.3)
3
(134.3)
2
(88.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(42.8)
2
(84.8)
0
(0.0)
4
(172.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1
(42.1)
8
(340.0)
9
(384.3)
7
(301.6)
5
(213.2)
1
(41.8)
1
(44.8)
1
(44.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(42.4)
2
(86.0)
3
(129.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
49
(2,061)
45
(1,912)
75
(3,202)
32
(1,379)
33
(1,407)
22
(918.6)
25
(1,119)
12
(530.0)
9
(385.1)
13
(555.8)
12
(508.7)
9
(386.9)
9
(387.3)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(42.1)
1
(42.5)
9
(384.3)
1
(43.1)
3
(127.9)
2
(83.5)
3
(134.3)
1
(44.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(43.0)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(85.0)
2
(85.4)
3
(129.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(41.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)105.6146.2254.1122.8303.2138.285.545.515.430.840.359.359.0

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City-data.com crime index in Colstrip, MT

Crime rate in Colstrip detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 12 (7 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.01
Montana average:

1.73
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Ancestries: German (23.0%), American (7.4%), Irish (6.2%), Norwegian (4.5%), English (4.1%), Scandinavian (3.1%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated in 1999

Elevation: 3232 feet

Land area: 4.49 square miles.

Population density: 515 people per square mile   (low).

Colstrip, Montana map

53 residents are foreign born (0.6% Asia, 0.6% Europe).

This city:

2.3%
Montana:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $682 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $396 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Billings, MT (92.2 miles , pop. 89,847).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (424.4 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (902.4 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Rosebud, MT (1.5 miles ),
Lame Deer, MT (4.3 miles ),
Muddy, MT (4.6 miles ),
Ashland, MT (5.1 miles ),
Forsyth, MT (5.1 miles ),
Northern Cheyenne, MT (5.4 miles ),
Busby, MT (5.5 miles ),
Birney, MT (5.8 miles)

Latitude: 45.89 N, Longitude: 106.63 W

Area code: 406

Distribution of median household income in Colstrip, MT in 2017
Distribution of house value in Colstrip, MT in 2017
Colstrip satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.8%
Montana:

4.2%
Most common industries in Colstrip, MT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Utilities (21.0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (19.8%)
  • Educational services (19.2%)
  • Health care (5.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.6%)
  • Construction (4.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (32.5%)
  • Utilities (31.0%)
  • Educational services (8.5%)
  • Construction (6.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (2.9%)
  • Health care (2.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (2.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (32.3%)
  • Health care (10.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.9%)
  • Utilities (8.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (5.3%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Colstrip, MT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (10.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.7%)
  • Plant and system operators (4.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.0%)
  • Electricians (3.6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (17.4%)
  • Plant and system operators (6.7%)
  • Electricians (6.6%)
  • Extraction workers (5.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (11.3%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (7.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.7%)
  • Cashiers (5.1%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.5%)

Average climate in Colstrip, Montana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Colstrip, Montana environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 PM10
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2017 was 8.65. This is significantly better than average.

City:

8.65
U.S.:

74.20
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2017 was 0.543. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.543
U.S.:

5.558
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2017 was 0.541. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.541
U.S.:

1.789
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2015 was 24.7. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.7
U.S.:

19.6

Earthquake activity:

Colstrip-area historical earthquake activity is below Montana state average. It is 15% 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 216.5 miles away from Colstrip 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 372.5 miles away from the city 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 217.0 miles away from Colstrip center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 120.1 miles away from Colstrip center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 119.3 miles away from Colstrip 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 304.0 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 Rosebud County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Fires: 3, Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Colstrip topographic map

Airports located in Colstrip:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Colstrip:

  • Sheridan College (about 80 miles; Sheridan, WY; Full-time enrollment: 2,070)
  • Montana State University-Billings (about 92 miles; Billings, MT; FT enrollment: 4,319)
  • Black Hills State University (about 166 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 3,166)
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (about 210 miles; Rapid City, SD; FT enrollment: 2,102)
  • Casper College (about 213 miles; Casper, WY; FT enrollment: 2,770)
  • Montana State University (about 214 miles; Bozeman, MT; FT enrollment: 12,942)
  • Chadron State College (about 278 miles; Chadron, NE; FT enrollment: 2,374)

Public high school in Colstrip:

Public elementary/middle schools in Colstrip:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Colstrip: Colstrip (A), Ponderosa Butte Public Golf Course (B), Colstrip Police Department (C), Bicentennial Library of Colstrip (D), Colstrip Fire District (E), Rosebud County Ambulance Service (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Colstrip include: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (A), Christ Covenant Church (B), Colstrip Christian and Missionary Alliance Church (C), Mount Calvary Lutheran Church (D), United Community Church (E), First Baptist Church (F), Grace Baptist Church (G), Saint Margaret Mary Catholic Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Parks in Colstrip include: Hollister Park (1), Winchester Park (2), North Park (3), Obert Rye Park (4), Firemans Park (5), Court Park (6), Cottonwood Park (7), South Park (8), Laramie Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Schoolhouse History & Art Center (Museums; 400 Woodrose).

Hotels: Super 8 Colstrip MT (6227 Main Street), Fort Union Inn (5 Dogwood Street).

Courts: Rosebud County - Justice Court Department #2 (303 Willow), Colstrip City - Clerk-Treasurer- City Court- Mayor (550 Willow Avenue).

Birthplace of: Kevin Criswell - College basketball player (Montana Grizzlies).

Rosebud 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 Colstrip and their reported violations in the past:

COLSTRIP CITY OF (Address: 12 CHERRY ST , Population served: 2,350, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2001, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-21-2005)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

2.6 people
Montana:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

72.1%
Whole state:

62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.9%
Whole state:

6.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Colstrip (2011 data):

  • First Interstate Bank: Colstrip Branch at 6210 Main Street, branch established on 1975/05/15. Info updated 2009/10/09: Bank assets: $7,294.7 mil, Deposits: $5,827.2 mil, headquarters in Billings, MT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 76 total offices, Holding Company: First Interstate Bancsystem, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Colstrip:

Marital status in Colstrip, MT
  • Never married: 19.2%
  • Now married: 70.9%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 1.8%
  • Divorced: 7.5%

For population 25 years and over in Colstrip:

  • High school or higher: 98.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.9
Montana average:

10.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Colstrip
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Colstrip, MT (based on Rosebud County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic2,5734
Evangelical Protestant1,71919
Other6243
Mainline Protestant2184
None4,099-
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: 6
Here:

6.55 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Here:

4.37 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

8.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

10.38 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Rosebud County:

9.5%
State:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Rosebud County:

39.1%
Montana:

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

19.5%
State:

10.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Colstrip:

51.8%
Montana:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Colstrip:

52.3%
Montana:

48.0%

Average BMI:
Colstrip:

28.8
Montana:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

22.1%
Montana:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Colstrip:

13.4%
State:

9.9%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Montana:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

37.8%
Montana:

35.3%

General health condition:
Colstrip:

58.8%
Montana:

57.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

82.9%
Montana:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Colstrip, MT Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 7$36,489$62,5530$0
Police - Other 4$14,092$42,2761$2,879
Streets and Highways 3$14,156$56,6240$0
Sewerage 2$9,267$55,6020$0
Water Supply 2$12,967$77,8020$0
Financial Administration 2$9,094$54,5641$1,360
Solid Waste Management 1$4,418$53,0160$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$6,581
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 1$483
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$4,993
Firefighters 0$0 2$1,204
Totals for Government 21$100,483$57,41914$17,500

Colstrip government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $424,000 ($183.47)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,106,000 ($478.58)
    Water Utilities: $735,000 ($318.04)
    Regular Highways: $499,000 ($215.92)
    Sewerage: $271,000 ($117.27)
    Financial Administration: $199,000 ($86.11)
    General - Other: $198,000 ($85.68)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $169,000 ($73.13)
    Solid Waste Management: $146,000 ($63.18)
    Local Fire Protection: $130,000 ($56.25)
    Parks and Recreation: $123,000 ($53.22)
    Central Staff Services: $121,000 ($52.36)
    General Public Buildings: $54,000 ($23.37)
    Health - Other: $11,000 ($4.76)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $8,000 ($3.46)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Bonds: $918,000 ($397.23)
    Benefit Payments: $41,000 ($17.74)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $33,000 ($14.28)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $12,000 ($5.19)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $222,000 ($96.06)
    Police Protection: $71,000 ($30.72)
    General - Other: $19,000 ($8.22)
    Local Fire Protection: $16,000 ($6.92)
    Health - Other: $10,000 ($4.33)
    Water Utilities: $8,000 ($3.46)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,454,000 ($629.16)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $21,000 ($9.09)

Colstrip government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $547,000 ($236.69)
    Solid Waste Management: $199,000 ($86.11)
    Other: $10,000 ($4.33)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Governments: $88,000 ($38.08)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $19,000 ($8.22)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $51,000 ($22.07)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $29,000 ($12.55)
    Interest Earnings: $26,000 ($11.25)
    Fines and Forfeits: $20,000 ($8.65)
    Sale of Property: $7,000 ($3.03)
    Rents: $3,000 ($1.30)
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,000 ($1.30)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $954,000 ($412.81)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $901,000 ($389.87)
    Other: $175,000 ($75.72)
    Highways: $56,000 ($24.23)
  • Tax - Property: $3,617,000 ($1565.12)
    Other License: $8,000 ($3.46)
    Amusements License: $5,000 ($2.16)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $2,000 ($0.87)

Colstrip government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $808,000 ($349.63)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $682,000 ($295.11)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $126,000 ($54.52)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $220,000 ($95.20)
    End of Fiscal Year: $89,000 ($38.51)

Colstrip government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,455,000 ($2793.16)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $106,000 ($45.87)

7.61% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($61,385 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.61%
Montana average:

6.77%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Yellowstone County, MT  2.03% ($94,348 average AGI)

Businesses in Colstrip, MT

  • Ace Hardware: 1
  • Super 8: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Colstrip:

  • KIKC (1250 AM; 5 kW; FORSYTH, MT; Owner: MILES CITY, FORSYTH B/DCSTG, INC.)
  • KATL (770 AM; 10 kW; MILES CITY, MT; Owner: STAR PRINTING COMPANY)
  • KMTA (1050 AM; 10 kW; MILES CITY, MT; Owner: SENGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KROE (930 AM; 5 kW; SHERIDAN, WY; Owner: LOVCOM, INC.)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KURL (730 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: ELENBAAS MEDIA, INC.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KUYO (830 AM; daytime; 25 kW; EVANSVILLE, WY; Owner: WYOMING CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KGHL (790 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KZMQ (1140 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GREYBULL, WY; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF WYOMING LLC)
  • KBUL (970 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWYO (1410 AM; 5 kW; SHERIDAN, WY; Owner: KWYO AM, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Colstrip:

  • KMCJ (99.5 FM; COLSTRIP, MT; Owner: HI-LINE RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KIKC-FM (101.3 FM; FORSYTH, MT; Owner: MILES CITY, FORSYTH B/CSTG, INC.)
  • K206BN (89.1 FM; ASHLAND, MT; Owner: MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY-BILLINGS)

TV broadcast stations around Colstrip:

  • K07WJ (Channel 7; COLSTRIP, MT; Owner: COLSTRIP TV TAX DISTRICT)
  • K28CB (Channel 28; COLSTRIP, MT; Owner: COLSTRIP PUBLIC SCHOOLS)
  • K13PV (Channel 13; COLSTRIP, MT; Owner: COLSTRIP TV TAX DISTRICT)
  • K09OY (Channel 9; COLSTRIP, MT; Owner: COLSTRIP TV TAX DISTRICT)
  • K66EQ (Channel 66; COLSTRIP, ETC., MT; Owner: QUORUM OF MONTANA LICENSE, LLC)
Colstrip fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Colstrip fatal accident list:

Aug 11, 1982 11:15 PM, P039, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Nov 17, 1977 10:15 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 36ft / 11.0mTotal length
  • $960,000Total costs
  • 4,825Total average daily traffic
  • 42Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,704Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 8. The highest number of fires - 18 took place in 2006, and the least - 0 in 2003. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Colstrip, MT When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (54.5%), and Structure Fires (20.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Colstrip, MT
    • 7354.5%Outside Fires
    • 2820.9%Structure Fires
    • 1914.2%Other
    • 1410.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Colstrip, MT
Most common first names in Colstrip, MT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Doris469.0 years
Raymond471.3 years
Donald355.0 years
Harry368.0 years
John372.3 years
Mabel371.0 years
William370.7 years
Albert283.4 years
Edith278.0 years
Dale277.6 years
Most common last names in Colstrip, MT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Nelson364.6 years
Peterson368.0 years
Fandrich280.0 years
Barney281.5 years
Johnson275.0 years
Julian266.5 years
Loveridge270.5 years
Maslowski267.9 years
Morris283.5 years
Oconnor267.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Colstrip, MT
  • 47.0%Electricity
  • 33.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 10.8%Coal or coke
  • 3.9%Utility gas
  • 2.5%Other fuel
  • 2.4%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Colstrip, MT
  • 90.4%Electricity
  • 9.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Colstrip compared to Montana state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
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Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2020.