Dodson, Montana

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Population in 2014: 123 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +0.8%
 
Males: 59  (48.4%)
Females: 64  (51.6%)
Median resident age:  23.2 years
Montana median age:  40.1 years

Zip code: 59524

Estimated median household income in 2016: $32,314 (it was $19,464 in 2000)
Dodson:

$32,314
MT:

$50,027

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $18,936 (it was $10,187 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $56,666 (it was $19,700 in 2000)
Dodson:

$56,666
MT:

$217,200

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $70,865; Detached houses: $90,443; Mobile homes: $21,850

Median gross rent in 2016: $595.

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  • Races in Dodson, MT (2010)

    Dodson races chart
    • 6149.2%American Indian alone
    • 5241.9%White alone
    • 86.5%Hispanic
    • 32.4%Two or more races
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Dodson: 84.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: French (6.8%), Irish (1.5%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 2284 feet

Land area: 0.19 square miles.

Population density: 654 people per square mile   (low).

Dodson, Montana map

For population 25 years and over in Dodson:

  • High school or higher: 80.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.3%
  • Unemployed: 10.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dodson town:

  • Never married: 32.4%
  • Now married: 43.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.4%
  • Divorced: 19.7%

5 residents are foreign born (2.5% North America, 1.6% Europe).

This town:

4.1%
Montana:

1.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $764 (1.8%)

Dodson satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Great Falls, MT (153.7 miles , pop. 56,690).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (610.9 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (1047.2 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Malta, MT (4.2 miles ), Fort Belknap Agency, MT (4.9 miles ), Harlem, MT (5.1 miles ), Lodge Pole, MT (5.3 miles ), Fort Belknap, MT (5.5 miles ), Turner, MT (5.6 miles) , Hays, MT (5.9 miles ), Zortman, MT (6.0 miles) .

Latitude: 48.40 N, Longitude: 108.25 W

Area code: 406

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

3.1%
Montana:

3.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -15 (-10.9%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (54%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (23%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (15%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Educational services (32%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (17%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (54%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (31%)
  • Transportation occupations (15%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (32%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (21%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (4%)

Average climate in Dodson, Montana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Dodson-area historical earthquake activity is below Montana state average. It is 17% 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 288.6 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 399.6 miles away from Dodson 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 283.4 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 291.2 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 383.0 miles away from Dodson center
On 10/29/1983 at 23:29:11, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.0 MS, 5.8 ML) earthquake occurred 393.9 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 Phillips County (6) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Dodson topographic map

Amtrak station near Dodson:

  • 18 miles: MALTA (51 S 1ST ST. E) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dodson:

  • Montana State University-Billings (about 181 miles; Billings, MT; Full-time enrollment: 4,319)
  • Montana State University (about 231 miles; Bozeman, MT; FT enrollment: 12,942)
  • Sheridan College (about 259 miles; Sheridan, WY; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • The University of Montana (about 288 miles; Missoula, MT; FT enrollment: 13,602)
  • Minot State University (about 320 miles; Minot, ND; FT enrollment: 2,887)
  • Black Hills State University (about 341 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 3,166)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 360 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 30,522)

Public high school in Dodson:

Public elementary/middle schools in Dodson:

  • DODSON SCHOOL (Students: 34, Location: 124 FIRST AVE W, Grades: PK-6)
  • DODSON 7-8 (Students: 11, Location: 124 FIRST AVE W, Grades: 7-8)
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Notable locations in Dodson: Dodson Branch Library (A), Phillips County Volunteer Fire Company Peoples Creek Dodson Station (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Dodson include: Dodson Lutheran Church (A), Dodson Community Church (B), Sacred Heart Catholic Church (C), Congregational Church of Dodson (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Phillips 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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 43.4. This is significantly better than average.

City:

43.4
U.S.:

74.7

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.502. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.502
U.S.:

6.399

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 30.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.26. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.26
U.S.:

19.96

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 3.79. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.79
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 29.3%
(15.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 29.6% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 36.2% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Montana:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  65.3%
Whole state:  62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  8.2%
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:

12.2
Montana average:

9.8

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Religion statistics for Dodson town (based on Phillips County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant7636
Catholic6555
Evangelical Protestant59811
Other1402
None2,097-
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: 2
Phillips County:

5.08 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Phillips County:

7.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

10.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.8%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Phillips County:

24.1%
Montana:

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

17.0%
State:

10.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Dodson:

48.1%
Montana:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

44.7%
State:

48.0%

Average BMI:
Dodson:

30.1
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.1%
Montana:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

17.4%
Montana:

9.9%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Dodson:

37.7%
State:

35.3%

General health condition:
Dodson:

55.8%
Montana:

57.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Dodson:

83.3%
Montana:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Dodson, MT Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$590
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$160
Totals for Government 0$0 6$750

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $12,000 ($97.56)
    Regular Highways: $9,000 ($73.17)
    Financial Administration: $9,000 ($73.17)
    Sewerage: $5,000 ($40.65)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($32.52)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($32.52)
    Housing & Community Development: $3,000 ($24.39)
    Health Services - Other: $1,000 ($8.13)
    Police Protection: $1,000 ($8.13)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $17,000 ($138.21)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $7,000 ($56.91)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $7,000 ($56.91)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $13,000 ($105.69)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $20,000 ($162.60)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $11,000 ($89.43)
    Highways: $6,000 ($48.78)
  • Tax - Property: $5,000 ($40.65)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $115,000 ($934.96)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $75,000 ($609.76)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $40,000 ($325.20)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $115,000 ($934.96)

5.25% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,047 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.25%
Montana average:

6.86%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

5.89% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($25,875 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.89%
Montana average:

6.73%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Strongest AM radio stations in Dodson:

  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KATL (770 AM; 10 kW; MILES CITY, MT; Owner: STAR PRINTING COMPANY)
  • KOJM (610 AM; 1 kW; HAVRE, MT; Owner: NEW MEDIA BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KMON (560 AM; 5 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KSEN (1150 AM; 10 kW; SHELBY, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMTA (1050 AM; 10 kW; MILES CITY, MT; Owner: SENGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KGVW (640 AM; 10 kW; BELGRADE, MT; Owner: GALLATIN VALLEY WITNESS, INC.)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Dodson:

  • KGVA (88.1 FM; FORT BELKNAP AGENCY, MT; Owner: FORT BELKNAP COLLEGE)
  • KMMR (100.1 FM; MALTA, MT; Owner: KMMR RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Dodson:

  • K08FS (Channel 8; DODSON, WAGNER, MT; Owner: PHILLIPS COUNTY TV TRANSLATOR DIST.)
  • K10FC (Channel 10; DODSON, WAGNER, MT; Owner: PHILLIPS COUNTY TV TRANSLATOR DIST.)
  • K12GP (Channel 12; DODSON, WAGNER, MT; Owner: PHILLIPS COUNTY TV TRANSLATOR DIST.)
  • K36CW (Channel 36; DODSON, MT; Owner: PHILLIPS COUNTY TV TRANSLATOR DIST.)

Dodson fatal accident list:

Oct 23, 1987 04:55 PM, R006, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 4, Drunken persons involved: 1
Dec 2, 1978 05:10 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 8m26ftTotal length
  • 2,910Total average daily traffic
  • 57Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,431Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • 45 Mi S (Lat: 48.166667 Lon: -108.450694), Call Sign: KZL676
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.595 MHzGrant Date: 03/08/1996, Expiration Date: 04/30/2001, Cancellation Date: 07/01/2001Registrant: Ben Kirkaldie, Star Rt Box 31, Dodson, MT 59524, Phone: (406) 673-3423
  • 6.04 Mi At 199 Degrees (Lat: 48.314167 Lon: -108.287639), Call Sign: WNPE968
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.130 MHzGrant Date: 02/12/2004, Expiration Date: 04/25/2014, Cancellation Date: 12/31/2012, Certifier: Bruce A MckinleyRegistrant: Northwestern Energy, 40 East Broadway Street, Butte, MT 59701, Phone: (406) 497-1000, Fax: (406) 497-3525, Email:
  • L1 MOBILES, Lat: 48.438917 Lon: -108.216944, Call Sign: KOG261
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.545 MHz, 457.425 MHzGrant Date: 04/12/2012, Expiration Date: 06/26/2022Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4640, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Dodson, 0.15mi E On Mthwy 2 Then 3.2mi N On Gravel Rd Fr (Lat: 48.438861 Lon: -108.216778), Type: Tower, Structure height: 36.6 m, Overall height: 42.7 m, Call Sign: WQH51
    Assigned Frequencies: 6093.45 MHz, 6063.80 MHzGrant Date: 03/11/2008, Expiration Date: 04/22/2018Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4640, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KD7TRL, Licensee ID: L00608922, Grant Date: 12/17/2002, Expiration Date: 12/17/2012, Cancellation Date: 12/18/2014, Certifier: Richard B Utt, Registrant: Richard B Utt, 1226 Matador Road, Dodson, MT 59524

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-18A 150 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9115F , Serial Number: 18-6726, Year manufactured: 1953, Airworthiness Date: 12/11/1987
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Clyde H Robinson, 2203 Lazy Jd Rd, Dodson, MT 59524, Other Owners: Iris E Robinson

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

DODSON TOWN OF (Population served: 120, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from OCT-20-2006 to OCT-20-2006), St Public Notif requested (OCT-20-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-20-2006), St Public Notif requested (OCT-20-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-20-2006), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from SEP-26-2006 to SEP-26-2006), St Public Notif requested (SEP-26-2006), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from AUG-25-2006 to AUG-25-2006), St Public Notif requested (AUG-25-2006), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-23-2013), St Public Notif requested (OCT-23-2013)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In JUL-01-2013, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-16-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-16-2013), St Public Notif received (OCT-09-2013)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-19-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-19-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUL-08-2008)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2004, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-04-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-04-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUL-08-2008)
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
Most common first names in Dodson, MT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William674.0 years
John572.0 years
Henry464.5 years
Robert459.8 years
Evelyn361.3 years
Elizabeth355.9 years
Margaret381.0 years
Percy374.4 years
Raymond369.0 years
Thomas374.6 years
Most common last names in Dodson, MT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Kirkaldie1176.7 years
Black582.4 years
Healy573.6 years
Snell575.4 years
Wilke578.6 years
Appelhans459.5 years
Bell366.6 years
Kienenberger375.0 years
James370.9 years
Crasco374.7 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (63%)
  • Wood (25%)
  • Other fuel (4%)
  • Electricity (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)

Dodson compared to Montana state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
There is 1 pilot and no other airmen in this city.
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