Cooke City-Silver Gate, Montana

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Population in July 2007: 142.
Males: 78  (55.0%)
Females: 64  (45.0%)
Median resident age:  43.4 years
Montana median age:  37.5 years

Zip code: 59020

Estimated median household income in 2016: $35,337 (it was $25,000 in 2000)
Cooke City-Silver Gate:

$35,337
MT:

$50,027

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $52,217 (it was $31,618 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $396,418 (it was $162,500 in 2000)
Cooke City-Silver Gate:

$396,418
MT:

$217,200
  • Races in Cooke City-Silver Gate, MT (2000)

    Cooke City-Silver Gate races chart
    • 13797.9%White alone
    • 10.7%Black alone
    • 10.7%American Indian alone
    • 10.7%Two or more races
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Cooke City-Silver Gate: 108.3 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (25.7%), Irish (14.3%), French (9.3%), Norwegian (8.6%), Dutch (7.1%), English (5.7%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Land area: 9.99 square miles.

Population density: 14 people per square mile   (very low).

Cooke City-Silver Gate, Montana map

For population 25 years and over in Cooke City-Silver Gate:

  • High school or higher: 75.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.5%
  • Unemployed: 8.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 6.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cooke City-Silver Gate CDP:

  • Never married: 34.4%
  • Now married: 36.9%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 21.3%

2 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.4%
Montana:

1.8%

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

Cooke City-Silver Gate CDP:  0.5% ($825)
Montana:  1.3% ($1,212)

Cooke City-Silver Gate satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Billings, MT (86.4 miles , pop. 89,847).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (436.0 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (802.8 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Cooke City, MT (0.5 miles) , Silver Gate, MT (1.6 miles) , Gardiner-Cooke City, MT (5.4 miles ), Roscoe, MT (5.6 miles) , Jardine, MT (5.8 miles) , Red Lodge, MT (6.0 miles ), Mammoth, WY (6.1 miles ), Gardiner, MT (6.2 miles ).

Latitude: 45.02 N, Longitude: 109.94 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 406

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.6%
Montana:

3.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (57%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Furniture and home furnishings, and household appliance stores (4%)
  • Gasoline stations (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (85%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Gasoline stations (5%)
  • U. S. Postal service (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (21%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (19%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Construction laborers (9%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Engineers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (31%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (21%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Top executives (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (5%)

Average climate in Cooke City-Silver Gate, Montana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Cooke City-Silver Gate-area historical earthquake activity is near Montana state average. It is 43% 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 47.0 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 201.2 miles away from Cooke City-Silver Gate 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 45.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 494.7 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 131.1 miles away from Cooke City-Silver Gate center
On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML) earthquake occurred 243.7 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 Park County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 3, Fires: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Cooke City-Silver Gate topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cooke City-Silver Gate:

  • Montana State University (about 71 miles; Bozeman, MT; Full-time enrollment: 12,942)
  • Montana State University-Billings (about 88 miles; Billings, MT; FT enrollment: 4,319)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 124 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 30,522)
  • Sheridan College (about 148 miles; Sheridan, WY; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • Idaho State University (about 194 miles; Pocatello, ID; FT enrollment: 10,350)
  • The University of Montana (about 233 miles; Missoula, MT; FT enrollment: 13,602)
  • Casper College (about 236 miles; Casper, WY; FT enrollment: 2,770)

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Notable locations in Cooke City-Silver Gate: Cooke Ranger Station (A), Big Moose Resort (B), Soda Butte Campground (C), Colter Campground (D), Chief Joseph Campground (E), Cooke City Fire Department (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Cooke City-Silver Gate include: Saint Johns Catholic Church (A), Mount Republic Chapel of Peace (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Broadwater River (A), Sheep Creek (B), West Fork Clarks Fork (C), Fisher Creek (D), Lady of the Lake Creek (E), Miller Creek (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This place:  1.8 people
Montana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  34.2%
Whole state:  66.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  16.5%
Whole state:  5.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

15.8%
Whole state:

14.6%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

6.8%
Whole state:

5.8%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.1
Montana average:

10.4

Cooke City-Silver Gate travel time to work - commute Cooke City-Silver Gate mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Religion statistics for Cooke City-Silver Gate CDP (based on Park County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic1,5043
Mainline Protestant1,23510
Evangelical Protestant1,22614
Other6543
None11,017-
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
Park County:

2.49 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

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

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 27
Here:

16.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.8%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Park County:

18.9%
Montana:

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

10.7%
State:

10.7%

7.33% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,318 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.33%
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 Gallatin County, MT  1.42% ($34,522 average AGI)
from Yellowstone County, MT  0.36% ($31,391)
from Park County, WY  0.28% ($42,333)


7.91% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,709 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.91%
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 Gallatin County, MT  2.07% ($39,833 average AGI)
to Yellowstone County, MT  0.47% ($25,167)
to Missoula County, MT  0.22% ($37,286)

Strongest AM radio stations in Cooke City-Silver Gate:

  • KGVW (640 AM; 10 kW; BELGRADE, MT; Owner: GALLATIN VALLEY WITNESS, INC.)
  • KPOW (1260 AM; 5 kW; POWELL, WY; Owner: CHAPARRAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBOZ (1090 AM; 5 kW; BOZEMAN, MT; Owner: REIER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KGHL (790 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KURL (730 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: ELENBAAS MEDIA, INC.)
  • KZMQ (1140 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GREYBULL, WY; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF WYOMING LLC)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBUL (970 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KUYO (830 AM; daytime; 25 kW; EVANSVILLE, WY; Owner: WYOMING CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIQN (1010 AM; 50 kW; TOOELE, UT)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cooke City-Silver Gate:

  • KMXE (99.3 FM; RED LODGE, MT; Owner: SILVER ROCK COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • KCGL (104.1 FM; POWELL, WY; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF WYOMING, LLC)
  • KTAG (97.9 FM; CODY, WY; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF WYOMING, LLC)
  • K233AC (94.5 FM; CODY, WY; Owner: WESTERN INSPIRATIONAL BROADCASTERS, INC)
  • KLZY (92.5 FM; POWELL, WY; Owner: CHAPARRAL BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Cooke City-Silver Gate:

  • K11GE (Channel 11; COOKE CITY, ETC., MT; Owner: SHOO FLY TV TRANSLATOR STATION ASSN.)
  • K13FW (Channel 13; COOKE CITY, ETC., MT; Owner: SHOO FLY TV TRANSLATOR STATION ASSN.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 3m10ftTotal length
  • 250Total average daily traffic
  • 6Total average daily truck traffic
  • 315Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (59%)
  • Wood (38%)
  • Electricity (3%)

Cooke City-Silver Gate compared to Montana state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
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