Fort Smith, Montana

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Population in 2010: 161. Population change since 2000: +32.0%
Males: 129  (80.6%)
Females: 32  (19.4%)
Median resident age:  61.4 years
Montana median age:  39.6 years

Zip code: 59035

Estimated median household income in 2013: $28,518 (it was $24,250 in 2000)
Fort Smith:

$28,518
MT:

$46,972

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $17,519 (it was $10,692 in 2000)
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  • Races in Fort Smith, MT (2010)

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    • 11269.6%White alone
    • 4125.5%American Indian alone
    • 42.5%Two or more races
    • 21.2%Other race alone
    • 21.2%Hispanic
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Fort Smith: 83.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (52.2%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 3284 feet

Land area: 1.18 square miles.

Population density: 137 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Fort Smith:

  • High school or higher: 77.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 4.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fort Smith CDP:

  • Never married: 35.3%
  • Now married: 0.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 44.8%
  • Divorced: 20.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $208 (2.0%)

Fort Smith satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Billings, MT (44.4 miles , pop. 89,847).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (404.4 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (844.1 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Crow Reservation, MT (3.7 miles ), St. Xavier, MT (3.8 miles) , Lodge Grass, MT (5.2 miles ), Wyola, MT (5.4 miles) , Crow Agency, MT (5.5 miles ), Pryor, MT (5.5 miles ), Hardin, MT (5.7 miles ), South Yellowstone, MT (5.9 miles ).

Latitude: 45.31 N, Longitude: 107.93 W

Area code: 406

Fort Smith household income distribution Fort Smith home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

10.7%
Montana:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Average climate in Fort Smith, Montana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Fort Smith-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Montana state average. It is 6% 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 143.1 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 301.1 miles away from Fort Smith 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 144.3 miles away from the city 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 231.2 miles away from the city center
On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML) earthquake occurred 322.0 miles away from Fort Smith 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) earthquake occurred 225.9 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 Big Horn County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 2, Fire: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Airports located in Fort Smith:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fort Smith:

  • Montana State University-Billings (about 45 miles; Billings, MT; Full-time enrollment: 4,319)
  • Sheridan College (about 62 miles; Sheridan, WY; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • Montana State University (about 154 miles; Bozeman, MT; FT enrollment: 12,942)
  • Casper College (about 189 miles; Casper, WY; FT enrollment: 2,770)
  • Black Hills State University (about 207 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 3,166)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 217 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 30,522)
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (about 248 miles; Rapid City, SD; FT enrollment: 2,102)

Public elementary/middle school in Fort Smith:

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Notable locations in Fort Smith: Afterbay Campground (A), Fort Smith Visitor Center (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Yellowtail Afterbay Reservoir (A), Bighorn Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Grapevine Creek (A), Lime Kiln Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Big Horn 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 Fort Smith and their reported violations in the past:

FORT SMITH WATER AND SEWER DISTRICT (Population served: 450, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-22-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-22-2013), St No addtl Formal Action needed (MAR-08-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAY-15-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-22-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-22-2013), St No addtl Formal Action needed (MAR-08-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAY-15-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-16-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-16-2013), St No addtl Formal Action needed (MAR-08-2013), St Compliance achieved (JAN-17-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-16-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-16-2013), St No addtl Formal Action needed (MAR-08-2013), St Compliance achieved (JAN-17-2014)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 270 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 33.3%
(52.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This place:  1.8 people
Montana:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  38.2%
Whole state:  62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.6%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 2.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Fort Smith compared to Montana state average:

  • Median household income below 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.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

1.3
Montana average:

9.9

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (59%)
  • Utility gas (38%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Fort Smith CDP (based on Big Horn County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic5,1026
Evangelical Protestant1,77021
Other8254
Mainline Protestant7118
None4,457-
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: 3
Big Horn County:

2.35 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Big Horn County:

0.78 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Big Horn County:

10.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

5.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.6%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Big Horn County:

32.4%
Montana:

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

19.8%
State:

10.7%

6.00% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,221 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.00%
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 Yellowstone County, MT  2.05% ($24,848 average AGI)
from Rosebud County, MT  0.42% ($28,250)
from Sheridan County, WY  0.26% ($29,700)


6.00% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,944 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.00%
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 Yellowstone County, MT  2.15% ($32,687 average AGI)
to Gallatin County, MT  0.26% ($22,600)

Strongest AM radio stations in Fort Smith:

  • KURL (730 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: ELENBAAS MEDIA, INC.)
  • KGHL (790 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KBUL (970 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KZMQ (1140 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GREYBULL, WY; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF WYOMING LLC)
  • KROE (930 AM; 5 kW; SHERIDAN, WY; Owner: LOVCOM, INC.)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KPOW (1260 AM; 5 kW; POWELL, WY; Owner: CHAPARRAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KWYO (1410 AM; 5 kW; SHERIDAN, WY; Owner: KWYO AM, LLC)
  • KUYO (830 AM; daytime; 25 kW; EVANSVILLE, WY; Owner: WYOMING CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KHDN (1230 AM; 1 kW; HARDIN, MT; Owner: SUN MOUNTAIN, INC.)
  • KATL (770 AM; 10 kW; MILES CITY, MT; Owner: STAR PRINTING COMPANY)
  • KBLG (910 AM; 1 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KMTA (1050 AM; 10 kW; MILES CITY, MT; Owner: SENGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fort Smith:

  • K244CK (96.7 FM; COWLEY, ETC., WY; Owner: CONNECTION COMMUNICATIONS ASSOC., INC.)
  • KZMQ-FM (100.3 FM; GREYBULL, WY; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF WYOMING LLC)
  • KMXE (99.3 FM; RED LODGE, MT; Owner: SILVER ROCK COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • KMHK (95.5 FM; HARDIN, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRKX (94.1 FM; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KZRV (107.5 FM; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Fort Smith:

  • KHMT (Channel 4; HARDIN, MT; Owner: VHR BROADCASTING OF BILLINGS, LLC)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 6m20ftTotal length
  • 115Total average daily traffic
  • 1Total average daily truck traffic
  • 175Total future (year 2027) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Scott Johnson, Wapa Yellowtail Substation (Lat: 45.308028 Lon: -107.953444), Type: 55.0, Overall height: 55 m
    Registrant: 7209627380, Sjohnson@wapa.Gov
  • Scott Johnson, Wapa Yellowtail Substation (Lat: 45.308028 Lon: -107.953444), Type: 55.0, Structure height: 30003 m, Overall height: 55 m
    Registrant: 7209627380, Sjohnson@wapa.Gov

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Yellowtail Wapa Sub 2 Km Wsw (Lat: 45.308028 Lon: -107.953444), Type: Tower, Structure height: 55 m, Call Sign: WPHB759
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.425 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/04/2005, Expiration Date: 05/08/2015, Cancellation Date: 01/04/2013, Certifier: Fred C Gailey
    Registrant: Pacificorp, 825 Ne Multnomah St. 700 Lct, Portland, OR 97232-2149, Phone: (503) 813-6915, Fax: (503) 813-6434, Email:
  • WELL Y1, Well Y1 Near Intersection Of Yellowtail Street And 2nd Street (Lat: 45.307083 Lon: -107.917000), Type: Bant, Structure height: 7 m, Overall height: 9 m, Call Sign: WQOJ553
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.037 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/18/2011, Expiration Date: 10/18/2021, Certifier: Dennis Fischer
    Registrant: In Control, Inc., 10350 Jamestown Street Ne, Blaine, MN 55449, Phone: (763) 783-9500, Fax: (763) 783-9502, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Yellowtail WAPA, Yellowtail Wapa, 1.29 Km Wsw Of (Lat: 45.308028 Lon: -107.953444), Type: Tower, Structure height: 48.8 m, Overall height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: WQOE331
    Assigned Frequencies: 957.550 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/29/2011, Expiration Date: 08/29/2021, Certifier: Marcus Kohler
    Registrant: Pacificorp, 825 Ne Multnomah St 700 Lct, Portland, OR 97232, Phone: (503) 813-6398, Fax: (503) 813-6434, Email:

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3
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