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Fergus County

Population in 2012: 250 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -16.9%
 

Males: 129  (51.8%)
Females: 121  (48.2%)

Median resident age:  44.8 years
Montana median age:  44.1 years

Zip codes: 59430.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $31,405 (it was $28,393 in 2000)
Denton:

$31,405
Montana:

$44,222
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $15,349

Denton town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $75,318 (it was $40,600 in 2000)
Denton:

$75,318
Montana:

$184,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $68,080; Detached houses: $71,737; Townhouses or other attached units: $39,558; In 2-unit structures: $39,558; Mobile homes: $54,183

Median gross rent in 2011: $592.

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  • White alone - 248 (97.3%)
  • Hispanic - 5 (2.0%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (0.8%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Denton: 85.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (18.2%), Norwegian (15.3%), English (12.9%), Irish (11.8%), French (10.9%), United States (4.0%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 3603 feet

Land area: 0.76 square miles.

Population density: 328 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Denton:

  • High school or higher: 89.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.8%
  • Unemployed: 0.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Denton town:

  • Never married: 17.3%
  • Now married: 54.4%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 15.2%
  • Divorced: 12.7%

6 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.5%
Montana:  1.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $940 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $567 (0.8%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Great Falls, MT (64.0 miles , pop. 56,690).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (571.1 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (960.3 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Stanford, MT (4.1 miles ), Hobson, MT (4.7 miles ), Geraldine, MT (5.0 miles ), Hanover, MT (5.0 miles ), Moore, MT (5.2 miles) , Geyser, MT (5.2 miles ), Lewistown Heights, MT (5.3 miles ), Lewistown, MT (5.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $90,000
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 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: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Latitude: 47.32 N, Longitude: 109.95 W

Area code: 406

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.1%
Montana:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -49 (-14.0%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (21%)
  • Construction (19%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (16%)
  • Wholesale trade (10%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (26%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Information (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Bus drivers (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (17%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (15%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (11%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secondary school teachers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Denton-area historical tornado activity is significantly above Montana state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/5/1988, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 28.3 miles away from the Denton town center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/8/1976, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 6.6 miles away from the town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Denton-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Montana state average. It is 95% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/26/2007 at 06:27:32, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 ML, Depth: 1.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 57.7 miles away from the city center
On 5/24/2000 at 04:22:06, a magnitude 4.2 (3.7 MB, 4.2 MD, Depth: 1.6 mi) earthquake occurred 96.4 miles away from Denton center
On 4/8/2000 at 11:30:22, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 ML, Depth: 2.9 mi) earthquake occurred 96.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/10/2000 at 19:14:05, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MD, Depth: 1.3 mi) earthquake occurred 92.6 miles away from the city center
On 2/6/1999 at 23:29:48, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MD, 3.8 ML, Depth: 0.7 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 89.2 miles away from Denton center
On 1/9/2003 at 00:02:17, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 ML, Depth: 6.6 mi) earthquake occurred 92.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Fergus County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Political contributions by individuals in Denton, MT

Airports located in Denton:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Denton:

  • Montana State University-Billings (about 126 miles; Billings, MT; Full-time enrollment: 2,629)
  • Montana State University (about 126 miles; Bozeman, MT; FT enrollment: 9,518)
  • The University of Montana (about 193 miles; Missoula, MT; FT enrollment: 11,744)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 258 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 12,325)
  • North Idaho College (about 321 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; FT enrollment: 3,090)
  • Idaho State University (about 331 miles; Pocatello, ID; FT enrollment: 8,867)
  • University of Idaho (about 337 miles; Moscow, ID; FT enrollment: 9,625)

Public high school in Denton:

Public elementary/middle schools in Denton:

See full list of schools located in Denton, map of school districts: DENTON ELEMENTARY, DENTON HIGH SCHOOL

Library in Denton:

  • DENTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $12,340; Location: 515 BROADWAY; 6,042 books; 210 audio materials; 115 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 56 state licensed databases)

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Notable locations in Denton: Denton (A), Farmers Cooperative Elevator (B), General Mills Incorporated Elevator (C), Denton Rural Fire District (D), Denton Ambulance (E), Denton Fire Department (F), Denton Public Library (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Denton include: Saint Anthony Church (A), Our Saviors Lutheran Church (B), Denton Community Methodist Church (C), Denton Bible Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Denton include: Denton City Park (1), Lions Club Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Holm Motel (313 Broadway).

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 25.2. This is better than average.
City:

25.2
U.S.:

32.0
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 5.90. This is significantly better than average. There were 15 monitors within city limits.
City:

5.90
U.S.:

9.39
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 29.7. This is about average. There were 19 monitors within city limits.
City:

29.7
U.S.:

28.3

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

DENTON TOWN OF (Population served: 375, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 7 regular monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 16.4%
(16.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.7% for Hispanic or Latino 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:  53.3%
Whole state:  62.8%

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

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Denton, MT

Denton compared to Montana state average:

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


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Banks with branches in Denton (2011 data):

  • Farmers State Bank of Denton, Montana: Farmers State Bank Of Denton, Montana at 423 Broadway, branch established on 1929/06/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $18.7 mil, Deposits: $16.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: W.C. Edwards Holding Co., Inc.

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Denton travel time to work - commute


Denton mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (37%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (26%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Wood (13%)
  • Utility gas (4%)
  • Other fuel (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Denton (based on Fergus County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 53.28%
Here53.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchHutterian BrethrenPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents35.8%11.8%9.7%7.9%5.0%
Congregations20.0%5.7%14.3%14.3%5.7%
NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristLutheran ChurchEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents4.7%4.3%4.2%2.6%14.0%
Congregations2.9%2.9%5.7%2.9%25.7%
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: 6
Fergus County:

5.37 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Fergus County:

4.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Here:

15.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.9%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Fergus County:

23.6%
Montana:

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

5.3%
State:

10.7%

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
Other Government Administration 1$1,474$17,6880$0
Water Supply 1$2,253$27,0360$0
Totals for Government 2$3,727$22,3620$0

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $51,000 ($204.00)
    Regular Highways: $20,000 ($80.00)
    Financial Administration: $15,000 ($60.00)
    Sewerage: $12,000 ($48.00)
    Libraries: $8,000 ($32.00)
    General Public Buildings: $5,000 ($20.00)
    Parks & Recreation: $5,000 ($20.00)
    Police Protection: $5,000 ($20.00)
    General - Other: $5,000 ($20.00)
    Fire Protection: $4,000 ($16.00)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $11,000 ($44.00)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $16,000 ($64.00)
    Libraries: $2,000 ($8.00)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $45,000 ($180.00)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $15,000 ($60.00)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $38,000 ($152.00)
    All Other: $1,000 ($4.00)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $7,000 ($28.00)
    Special Assessments: $6,000 ($24.00)
    General Revenue, NEC: $4,000 ($16.00)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $65,000 ($260.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $20,000 ($80.00)
    General Support: $17,000 ($68.00)
    Highways: $11,000 ($44.00)
  • Tax - Property: $37,000 ($148.00)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $243,000 ($972.00)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $177,000 ($708.00)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $227,000 ($908.00)
    Other, NEC: $124,000 ($496.00)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $53,000 ($212.00)
    Water Utilities: $16,000 ($64.00)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $114,000 ($456.00)

6.96% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($35,948 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.96%
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 Yellowstone County, MT  0.74% ($27,576 average AGI)
from Gallatin County, MT  0.43% ($29,579)
from Cascade County, MT  0.41% ($29,278)


7.33% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,113 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.33%
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 Yellowstone County, MT  0.96% ($27,558 average AGI)
to Gallatin County, MT  0.67% ($21,867)
to Cascade County, MT  0.58% ($18,231)

Strongest AM radio stations in Denton:

  • KMON (560 AM; 5 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KGVW (640 AM; 10 kW; BELGRADE, MT; Owner: GALLATIN VALLEY WITNESS, INC.)
  • KXLO (1230 AM; 1 kW; LEWISTOWN, MT; Owner: KXLO BROADCAST, INC.)
  • KEIN (1310 AM; 5 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: MUNSON RADIO, INC.)
  • KKGR (680 AM; daytime; 5 kW; EAST HELENA, MT; Owner: KKGR, INC.)
  • KSEN (1150 AM; 10 kW; SHELBY, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMTX (950 AM; 5 kW; HELENA, MT; Owner: CAPRI, INC)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KURL (730 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: ELENBAAS MEDIA, INC.)
  • KGHL (790 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Denton:

  • KEHT (100.3 FM; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: GEORGE S. FLINN, JR.)
  • 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.)

TV broadcast stations around Denton:

  • K10HB (Channel 10; DENTON, MT; Owner: DENTON T.V. ASSOCIATION)
  • K12HP (Channel 12; DENTON, MT; Owner: DENTON T.V. ASSOCIATION)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 1 meters (3ft)
Total average daily traffic: 100
Total average daily truck traffic: 3
Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic: 100


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • DENTON, 2.5 Miles North Of (Lat: 47.366667 Lon: -109.957694), Overall height: 9.8 m, Call Sign: KPI61
    Assigned Frequencies: 10875.0 MHz, 11115.0 MHz, 10875.0 MHz, 11115.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/06/2000, Expiration Date: 08/01/2010, Cancellation Date: 10/25/2001
    Registrant: Qwest Corporation, 700 W. Mineral Avenue, Room Co G1.24, Littleton, CO 80120, Phone: (303) 707-8706, Fax: (303) 707-9775, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • 13.4 Miles Ene Of (Lat: 47.400528 Lon: -109.653778), Call Sign: KNKL897, Licensee ID: L00013463
    Assigned Frequencies: 454.450 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/26/1999, Expiration Date: 11/01/2008, Cancellation Date: 12/20/2008
    Registrant: Triangle Telephone Cooperative Associati, Havre, MT 59501-0000, Phone: (406) 265-6741

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: KA7VQV, Licensee ID: L01325755
    Grant Date: 09/21/2007, Expiration Date: 12/01/2017, Certifier: George W Peterson
    Registrant: George W Peterson, 1004 Lehman, Denton, MT 59430-1004
  • Call Sign: KD7TMH, Licensee ID: L00604107
    Grant Date: 12/06/2002, Expiration Date: 12/06/2012, Cancellation Date: 10/04/2003, Certifier: Victor J Thomson
    Registrant: Victor J Thomson, Denton, MT 59430
  • Call Sign: KD7TMI, Licensee ID: L00604108
    Grant Date: 12/04/2012, Expiration Date: 12/06/2022, Certifier: Infinity X Thomson
    Registrant: Infinity X Thomson, Denton, MT 59430
  • Call Sign: KD7TMJ, Licensee ID: L00604109
    Grant Date: 11/14/2012, Expiration Date: 12/06/2022, Certifier: Quasar Thomson
    Registrant: Quasar Thomson, Denton, MT 59430
  • Call Sign: N7PEE, Previous Call Sign: KD7TMH, Licensee ID: L00604107
    Grant Date: 10/04/2003, Expiration Date: 10/04/2013, Certifier: Victor J Thomson
    Registrant: Victor J Thomson, Denton, MT 59430


FAA Registered Aircraft:

11 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Denton)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2


Most common first names in Denton, MT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
George674.7 years
Charles677.3 years
James582.2 years
John588.4 years
Frank485.5 years
Donald469.4 years
Lucille384.7 years
Emma282.5 years
Clarence275.5 years
Ivan283.9 years
Most common last names in Denton, MT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Allen979.2 years
Barber973.5 years
Donaldson577.8 years
Rice480.0 years
Knox488.0 years
Skarda477.2 years
Ronish481.0 years
Coppedge372.3 years
Pitt387.4 years
Hershberger372.7 years
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