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Population in 2010: 325. Population change since 2000: +92.3%
Males: 179  (55.3%)
Females: 146  (44.7%)

Median resident age:  45.1 years
Montana median age:  38.3 years

Zip codes: 59918, 59934.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $23,660 (it was $26,500 in 2000)
Fortine:

$23,660
MT:

$45,076
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,196

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $120,372 (it was $81,700 in 2000)
Fortine:

$120,372
MT:

$184,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $216,946; Detached houses: $262,743; Mobile homes: $69,086

Median gross rent in 2012: $571.

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  • White alone - 311 (95.7%)
  • Two or more races - 8 (2.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (1.2%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (0.6%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Fortine: 88.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (32.3%), Irish (13.1%), Norwegian (10.5%), English (9.7%), Swedish (9.5%), French (5.4%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 2967 feet

Land area: 3.00 square miles.

Population density: 108 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Fortine:

  • High school or higher: 89.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.4%
  • Unemployed: 36.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fortine CDP:

  • Never married: 18.5%
  • Now married: 63.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.8%
  • Divorced: 14.1%

2 residents are foreign born

This place:  1.2%
Montana:  1.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,517 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $746 (1.1%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Spokane Valley, WA (131.4 miles , pop. 89,755).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (351.4 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (1030.8 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Trego, MT (2.1 miles ), Stryker, MT (3.0 miles) , Eureka, MT (3.2 miles ), Midvale, MT (3.3 miles ), Indian Springs, MT (3.9 miles) , Rexford, MT (3.9 miles) , West Kootenai, MT (4.5 miles ), Olney, MT (4.6 miles) .

Latitude: 48.76 N, Longitude: 114.90 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 406

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

12.5%
Montana:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (31%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (22%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (18%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (16%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Finance and insurance (25%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (15%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (17%)
  • Plant and system operators (17%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Carpenters (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (22%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (9%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (9%)


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Earthquake activity:

Fortine-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Montana state average. It is 43% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/22/1998 at 01:17:47, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 ML, 4.6 ML, Depth: 7.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 55.1 miles away from the city center
On 5/2/1995 at 19:31:02, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.2 ML, 4.5 ML, Depth: 5.6 mi) earthquake occurred 47.2 miles away from Fortine center
On 3/22/2006 at 17:24:32, a magnitude 4.3 (3.6 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.2 ML, Depth: 5.1 mi) earthquake occurred 14.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/29/1995 at 18:10:50, a magnitude 4.1 (3.7 ML, 4.1 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 47.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/1/1992 at 11:33:47, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 3.8 ML, 4.2 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 81.4 miles away from Fortine center
On 5/2/1995 at 20:47:07, a magnitude 4.0 (3.8 MB, 3.8 ML, 4.0 ML, Depth: 5.6 mi) earthquake occurred 47.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lincoln County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Fires: 2, Landslide: 1, Snow: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Fortine:

  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - MOUNTAIN VIEW MANOR (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; EUREKA, MT)

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fortine:

  • North Idaho College (about 116 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; Full-time enrollment: 3,090)
  • Whitworth University (about 136 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 2,381)
  • Spokane Community College (about 137 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 4,944)
  • The University of Montana (about 139 miles; Missoula, MT; FT enrollment: 11,744)
  • Gonzaga University (about 139 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 5,437)
  • Spokane Falls Community College (about 140 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 4,852)
  • Eastern Washington University (about 152 miles; Cheney, WA; FT enrollment: 9,533)

Public elementary/middle school in Fortine:

  • Fortine School (Students: 50; Location: Meadow Creek Road; Grades: PK-8)
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Notable locations in Fortine: Fortine (A), Trego - Fortine - Stryker Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Fortine: Fortine Community Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Creek: Deep Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Bower's Cabins (9250 Highway 93 S).

 
Lincoln 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 Fortine and their reported violations in the past:

CRYSTAL LAKES UTILITY COMPANY (Population served: 90, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
BARNABY LAKE HOA (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-18-2003), St Boil Water Order (NOV-18-2003), St Public Notif requested (NOV-18-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-18-2003), St Compliance achieved (SEP-22-2004)
  • OCCT Study Recommendation - Between JUL-01-2003 and JUL-14-2003, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-26-2003), St Compliance achieved (JUL-14-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (JUN-11-2002), St Public Notif requested (JUN-11-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-11-2002), St Public Notif received (OCT-02-2002), St Compliance achieved (OCT-03-2002)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-1996 and DEC-2000, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2000), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-31-2000)
  • 110 regular monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 32.1%

Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
Montana:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  66.0%
Whole state:  62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  7.8%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Fortine, MT

Fortine compared to Montana state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Fortine travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (54%)
  • Electricity (34%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Fortine CDP (based on Lincoln County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 38.22%
Here38.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLDS (Mormon) ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionLutheran Church
Adherents25.3%10.1%10.0%7.5%6.7%
Congregations7.5%2.5%7.5%5.0%5.0%
NameAssemblies of GodChristian Churches and Churches of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAOther
Adherents6.3%5.5%4.6%3.7%20.3%
Congregations7.5%5.0%5.0%2.5%52.5%
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: 5
Lincoln County:

2.65 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Lincoln County:

4.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 18
Here:

9.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.3%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Lincoln County:

22.6%
Montana:

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

5.8%
State:

10.7%

8.49% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,982 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.49%
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 Flathead County, MT  1.09% ($25,971 average AGI)
from Missoula County, MT  0.31% ($27,700)
from Spokane County, WA  0.19% ($50,333)


8.04% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,237 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.04%
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 Flathead County, MT  1.53% ($29,122 average AGI)
to Missoula County, MT  0.55% ($32,914)
to Gallatin County, MT  0.27% ($17,294)

Strongest AM radio stations in Fortine:

  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KJJR (880 AM; 10 kW; WHITEFISH, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INCORPORATED)
  • KGEZ (600 AM; 5 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: SKYLINE BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXLY (920 AM; 20 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE RADIO, INC.)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KMJY (700 AM; 10 kW; NEWPORT, WA; Owner: JAMES E. AND HELEN G. STARGEL)
  • KQQQ (1150 AM; 25 kW; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: RADIO PALOUSE, INC.)
  • KVNI (1080 AM; 10 kW; COEUR D' ALENE, ID; Owner: QUEENB RADIO, INC.)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KLCB (1230 AM; 1 kW; LIBBY, MT; Owner: LINCOLN COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fortine:

  • KBBZ (98.5 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKMT (95.9 FM; COLUMBIA FALLS, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDBR (106.3 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KALS (97.1 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KALISPELL CHRISTIAN RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KIBX (92.1 FM; BONNERS FERRY, ID; Owner: SPOKANE PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Fortine:

  • K59BW (Channel 59; BONNERS FERRY, ID; Owner: STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION (IEPBS))


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • Various Locations (Lat: 48.999667 Lon: -114.626528), Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WPOU249
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.443 MHz, 956.443 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/31/2009, Expiration Date: 06/17/2019, Certifier: Bruce A Mckinley
    Registrant: Northwestern Energy, 40 East Broadway Street, Butte, MT 59701, Phone: (406) 497-1000, Fax: (406) 497-3158, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Fortine)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

22 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Fortine)

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