Fortine, Montana

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Population in 2010: 325. Population change since 2000: +92.3%
Males: 180  (55.4%)
Females: 145  (44.6%)
Median resident age:  42.4 years
Montana median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 59918, 59934.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $24,034 (it was $26,500 in 2000)
Fortine:

$24,034
MT:

$46,972

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $12,388 (it was $13,140 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $121,676 (it was $81,700 in 2000)
Fortine:

$121,676
MT:

$190,100

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $222,436; Detached houses: $299,456; Mobile homes: $56,614

Median gross rent in 2013: $598.

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  • Races in Fortine, MT (2010)

    Fortine races chart
    • 31195.7%White alone
    • 82.5%Two or more races
    • 41.2%American Indian alone
    • 20.6%Hispanic
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Fortine: 89.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (29.7%), Irish (13.4%), Swedish (11.1%), Norwegian (9.8%), English (9.5%), French (7.9%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 2967 feet

Land area: 3.00 square miles.

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

Fortine, Montana map

For population 25 years and over in Fortine:

  • High school or higher: 86.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.4%
  • Unemployed: 17.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fortine CDP:

  • Never married: 20.8%
  • Now married: 64.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.3%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

2 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.2%
Montana:

1.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,549 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $796 (1.1%)

Fortine satellite photo by USGS

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

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (344.0 miles , pop. 480,100).

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

Fortine household income distribution Fortine home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

11.2%
Montana:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (32%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (25%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (15%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Finance and insurance (22%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Public administration (7%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (40%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (28%)
  • Production occupations (21%)
  • Material moving occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (39%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (21%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (17%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (13%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)

Average climate in Fortine, Montana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Fortine-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Montana state average. It is 62% 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 353.4 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 328.4 miles away from Fortine center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 366.7 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 374.0 miles away from the city center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 357.7 miles away from Fortine center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
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 257.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), 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, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Fortine:

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

Airports and heliports located in Fortine:

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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: 4,684)
  • Whitworth University (about 136 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 2,689)
  • Spokane Community College (about 137 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,482)
  • Gonzaga University (about 138 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,780)
  • The University of Montana (about 139 miles; Missoula, MT; FT enrollment: 13,602)
  • Spokane Falls Community College (about 140 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,052)
  • Eastern Washington University (about 153 miles; Cheney, WA; FT enrollment: 11,643)

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:

T AND N CURTIS INC (Population served: 119, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from OCT-10-2006 to OCT-10-2006), St Public Notif requested (2 times from OCT-10-2006 to OCT-10-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-10-2006), St Compliance achieved (2 times from MAY-06-2007 to JAN-07-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 10 routine major monitoring violations
  • 5 regular monitoring violations
CRYSTAL LAKES UTILITY COMPANY (Population served: 85, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-04-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from SEP-04-2012 to SEP-04-2012), St Public Notif received (SEP-21-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-25-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-19-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from NOV-19-2007 to NOV-19-2007), St Public Notif received (DEC-11-2007), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 28.5%
(28.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
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

Fortine compared to Montana state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below 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 above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.7
Montana average:

9.9

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (60%)
  • Electricity (34%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,75028
Mainline Protestant1,0659
Other9976
Catholic6503
None13,225-
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: 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%

6.13% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,059 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.13%
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 Flathead County, MT  0.91% ($29,262 average AGI)
from Missoula County, MT  0.27% ($25,167)
from Kootenai County, ID  0.19% ($25,385)


6.67% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,503 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.67%
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 Flathead County, MT  1.01% ($27,618 average AGI)
to Missoula County, MT  0.37% ($22,840)
to Spokane County, WA  0.22% ($48,133)

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))
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 2m7ftTotal length
  • 100Total average daily traffic
  • 3Total average daily truck traffic
  • 100Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • 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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