Fort Shaw, Montana

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Population in 2010: 280. Population change since 2000: +2.2%
Males: 120  (43.2%)
Females: 160  (56.8%)
Median resident age:  55.8 years
Montana median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 59443, 59483.

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Estimated median household income in 2016: $29,521 (it was $36,250 in 2000)
Fort Shaw:

$29,521
MT:

$50,027

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $20,151 (it was $17,381 in 2000)

Fort Shaw CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $181,563 (it was $71,700 in 2000)
Fort Shaw:

$181,563
MT:

$217,200

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $162,446; Detached houses: $196,738; Mobile homes: $30,414
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  • Races in Fort Shaw, MT (2010)

    Fort Shaw races chart
    • 25490.7%White alone
    • 124.3%Two or more races
    • 72.5%Hispanic
    • 41.4%American Indian alone
    • 20.7%Asian alone
    • 10.4%Black alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Fort Shaw: 89.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (36.4%), Dutch (17.3%), Irish (10.9%), Scottish (10.0%), Swedish (8.2%), French Canadian (3.6%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 3518 feet

Land area: 5.64 square miles.

Population density: 50 people per square mile   (very low).

Fort Shaw,MT real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Fort Shaw:

  • High school or higher: 81.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 37.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fort Shaw CDP:

  • Never married: 12.9%
  • Now married: 78.4%
  • Separated: 8.8%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

5 residents are foreign born (3.4% Europe, 1.4% Asia).

This place:

3.4%
Montana:

2.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,079 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,807 (0.9%)

Fort Shaw satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Great Falls, MT (24.5 miles , pop. 56,690).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (483.0 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (966.8 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Sun River Valley, MT (0.9 miles ), Sun River, MT (2.1 miles) , Simms, MT (2.4 miles ), Fairfield, MT (3.3 miles ), Vaughn, MT (3.6 miles ), Ulm, MT (3.9 miles ), Sun Prairie, MT (3.9 miles ), Power, MT (4.0 miles) .

Latitude: 47.50 N, Longitude: 111.81 W

Area code: 406

Fort Shaw household income distribution Fort Shaw home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.5%
Montana:

3.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (69%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Public administration (46%)
  • Educational services (36%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (69%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (25%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Community and social service occupations (0%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (86%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)

Work and jobs in Fort Shaw: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Fort Shaw, Montana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Fort Shaw-area historical earthquake activity is near Montana state average. It is 46% 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 210.7 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 255.7 miles away from Fort Shaw 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 202.5 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 150.2 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 232.4 miles away from Fort Shaw center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 560.7 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 Cascade County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fort Shaw:

  • The University of Montana (about 112 miles; Missoula, MT; Full-time enrollment: 13,602)
  • Montana State University (about 133 miles; Bozeman, MT; FT enrollment: 12,942)
  • Montana State University-Billings (about 196 miles; Billings, MT; FT enrollment: 4,319)
  • North Idaho College (about 233 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; FT enrollment: 4,684)
  • University of Idaho (about 252 miles; Moscow, ID; FT enrollment: 10,416)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 256 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 30,522)
  • Washington State University (about 258 miles; Pullman, WA; FT enrollment: 25,055)

Public elementary/middle school in Fort Shaw:

  • FORT SHAW ELEM SCHOOL (Location: SCHOOL LOOP ROAD, Grades: PK-5)

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Notable location: Fort Shaw Rural Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Fort Shaw include: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (A), Congregational Bible Church (B), Saint Anns Catholic Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Park in Fort Shaw: Fort Shaw Historical Marker (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Cascade 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 2010 was 16.5. This is significantly better than average.

City:

16.5
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.380. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 23.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.380
U.S.:

0.293

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 5.19. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 24.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.19
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 15.0%
(15.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
Montana:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  68.5%
Whole state:  62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.5%
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:

8.7
Montana average:

9.8

Fort Shaw travel time to work - commute Fort Shaw mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Fort Shaw CDP (based on Cascade County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant10,96857
Catholic9,37512
Mainline Protestant5,73923
Other4,37416
Orthodox801
Black Protestant731
None50,718-
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: 14
Cascade County:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Cascade County:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 28
Cascade County:

3.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 76
Here:

9.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.0%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Cascade County:

24.4%
Montana:

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

9.1%
State:

10.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Fort Shaw:

50.5%
State:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Fort Shaw:

50.8%
State:

48.0%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.3
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.5%
Montana:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Fort Shaw:

10.5%
Montana:

9.9%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Fort Shaw:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Fort Shaw:

43.8%
Montana:

35.3%

General health condition:
Fort Shaw:

57.0%
Montana:

57.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Fort Shaw:

80.7%
Montana:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Fort Shaw, MT Residents

7.04% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,283 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.04%
Montana average:

6.86%

0.35% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,776 average AGI)
Cascade County:

0.35%
Montana average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Missoula County, MT  0.30% ($25,418 average AGI)
from Lewis and Clark County, MT  0.27% ($35,844)
from Gallatin County, MT  0.24% ($27,538)


7.14% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,653 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.14%
Montana average:

6.73%

0.27% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,287 average AGI)
Cascade County:

0.27%
Montana average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Missoula County, MT  0.36% ($22,916 average AGI)
to Lewis and Clark County, MT  0.30% ($37,760)
to Yellowstone County, MT  0.26% ($30,694)

Strongest AM radio stations in Fort Shaw:

  • KMON (560 AM; 5 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KEIN (1310 AM; 5 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: MUNSON RADIO, INC.)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KSEN (1150 AM; 10 kW; SHELBY, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKGR (680 AM; daytime; 5 kW; EAST HELENA, MT; Owner: KKGR, INC.)
  • KMTX (950 AM; 5 kW; HELENA, MT; Owner: CAPRI, INC)
  • KXGF (1400 AM; 1 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KGVW (640 AM; 10 kW; BELGRADE, MT; Owner: GALLATIN VALLEY WITNESS, INC.)
  • KQDI (1450 AM; 1 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KBOW (550 AM; 5 kW; BUTTE, MT; Owner: BUTTE BROADCASTING INCORPORATED)
  • KJJR (880 AM; 10 kW; WHITEFISH, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INCORPORATED)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fort Shaw:

  • KVVR (97.9 FM; DUTTON, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KMON-FM (94.5 FM; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KQDI-FM (106.1 FM; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • K246AC (97.1 FM; HELENA, MT; Owner: LAST CHANCE PUBLIC RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • K251AC (98.1 FM; HELENA, MT; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS-MT UNIV. SYSTEM)
  • 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.)
  • KEHT (100.3 FM; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: GEORGE S. FLINN, JR.)
  • KTZZ (93.7 FM; CONRAD, MT; Owner: JEANNINE M. MASON)
  • KMTX-FM (105.3 FM; HELENA, MT; Owner: CAPRI, INC)
  • KZMT (101.1 FM; HELENA, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KAAK (98.9 FM; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KLFM (92.9 FM; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KGPR (89.9 FM; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: GREAT FALLS PUBLIC RADIO ASSOC.)
  • KGFC (88.9 FM; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: HI-LINE RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Fort Shaw:

  • KTGF (Channel 16; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: MMM LICENSE LLC)
  • KRTV (Channel 3; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: KRTV COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KFBB-TV (Channel 5; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: KFBB CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 8m26ftTotal length
  • 100Total average daily traffic
  • 3Total average daily truck traffic
  • 100Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Atop Shaw Butte Off Of Birdtail Creek Rd. (Lat: 47.459028 Lon: -111.838806), Type: Pipe, Structure height: 3 m, Overall height: 10 m, Call Sign: WNPQ744
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.770 MHzGrant Date: 05/16/2013, Expiration Date: 07/21/2023, Certifier: Jonathan W GlinsmannRegistrant: State Of Montana - Pscb, 100 Neill Ave., Helena, MT 59620-0115, Phone: (406) 444-2491, Fax: (406) 443-6275, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Shaws Butte, Shaws Butte - 9.4mi S & Nw From (Lat: 47.459111 Lon: -111.837472), Type: Tower, Structure height: 18.3 m, Overall height: 25 m, Call Sign: WQKG227
    Assigned Frequencies: 6745.00 MHz, 6845.00 MHzGrant Date: 05/06/2009, Expiration Date: 11/02/2009, Cancellation Date: 01/02/2010, Certifier: Robert LeedhamRegistrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Ave., Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4640, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:
  • Shaw Butte, Shaws Butte - 9.4mi. S & Nw From (Lat: 47.459111 Lon: -111.837472), Type: Tower, Structure height: 18.3 m, Overall height: 25 m, Call Sign: WAA801
    Assigned Frequencies: 6845.00 MHz, 6745.00 MHzGrant Date: 07/01/2009, Expiration Date: 06/30/2019Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4640, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KD7IXH, Licensee ID: L00232646, Grant Date: 01/28/2010, Expiration Date: 04/25/2020, Certifier: Robert J Pasma, Registrant: Robert J Pasma, 86 10th Ln, Fort Shaw, MT 59443
  • Call Sign: KE7SJQ, Licensee ID: L01379887, Grant Date: 03/14/2008, Expiration Date: 03/14/2018, Certifier: Jennifer S Hane, Registrant: Jennifer S Hane, Fort Shaw, MT 59443

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: CESSNA T210H (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 141 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2217R , Serial Number: T210-0367, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 10/25/1968
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Mike D Parke, Po Box 83, Fort Shaw, MT 59443, Other Owners: Catherine E Parke
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150H (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6615S , Serial Number: 15067415, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 09/30/1967
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Thomas W Stott, 145 10th Ln, Fort Shaw, MT 59443, Other Owners: Richard T Stott
  • Aircraft: MOONEY M20E (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 127 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7845V , Serial Number: 466, Year manufactured: 1964, Airworthiness Date: 09/08/1964
    Registrant (Individual): Kevin D Birky, 50 11th Ln Ne, Fort Shaw, MT 59443
  • Aircraft: CHAMPION 7EC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C90 SERIES (95 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8922R , Serial Number: 7JC-6, Year manufactured: 1960, Airworthiness Date: 05/24/1960
    Registrant (Individual): Douglas A Rohrer, 13571 Hwy 200, Fort Shaw, MT 59443

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$141,465
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0107.00
Most common first names in Fort Shaw, MT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John581.4 years
William580.6 years
Edward380.4 years
Alfred271.5 years
Henry271.0 years
Donald273.5 years
Lucille276.5 years
Gertrude280.0 years
Joe278.5 years
Charles269.0 years
Most common last names in Fort Shaw, MT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jenkins590.6 years
Johnson376.0 years
Bliss381.7 years
Hawley266.1 years
Caldwell271.0 years
Bailey292.0 years
Dodgson294.9 years
Holmesland269.5 years
Barrow291.0 years
Hull268.5 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (90%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8%)

Fort Shaw compared to Montana state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There are 3 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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