Fox Lake, Montana

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Population in 2010: 158. Population change since 2000: +0.6%
Males: 81  (51.4%)
Females: 77  (48.6%)
Median resident age:  47.7 years
Montana median age:  40.1 years

Zip code: 59243

Estimated median household income in 2016: $52,995 (it was $31,000 in 2000)
Fox Lake:

$52,995
MT:

$50,027

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $27,368 (it was $14,443 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $142,806 (it was $31,400 in 2000)
Fox Lake:

$142,806
MT:

$217,200

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $226,294; Detached houses: $269,139; Mobile homes: $66,564

Median gross rent in 2016: $544.

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  • Races in Fox Lake, MT (2010)

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    • 15497.5%White alone
    • 21.3%Hispanic
    • 10.6%Black alone
    • 10.6%Two or more races
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Fox Lake: 85.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Norwegian (42.9%), German (31.4%), Irish (5.7%), Czech (2.9%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 2360 feet

Land area: 4.21 square miles.

Population density: 38 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Fox Lake:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fox Lake CDP:

  • Never married: 26.9%
  • Now married: 65.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.3%
  • Divorced: 3.0%

16 residents are foreign born (10.2% North America).

This place:

10.2%
Montana:

1.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $812 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $788 (0.5%)

Fox Lake satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bismarck, ND (190.3 miles , pop. 55,532).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (540.5 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (922.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Lambert, MT (2.5 miles ), Crane, MT (4.3 miles) , Knife River, MT (4.5 miles ), Savage-Crane, MT (4.6 miles ), Richey, MT (4.6 miles) , Sidney, MT (4.7 miles ), Fairview, MT (5.4 miles ), East Fairview, ND (5.4 miles) .

Latitude: 47.68 N, Longitude: 104.63 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 406

Fox Lake household income distribution Fox Lake home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.8%
Montana:

3.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Other services, except public administration (30%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (15%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Finance and insurance (18%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (18%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (40%)
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (15%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (10%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (10%)
  • Material moving occupations (10%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (27%)
  • Sales and related occupations (18%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (14%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Community and social service occupations (5%)

Average climate in Fox Lake, Montana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Fox Lake-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Montana state average. It is 42% 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 360.5 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 507.0 miles away from Fox Lake 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 359.1 miles away from the city center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 247.0 miles away from the city center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 247.3 miles away from Fox Lake center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 368.7 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 Richland County (5) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fox Lake:

  • Minot State University (about 159 miles; Minot, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,887)
  • Bismarck State College (about 189 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)
  • University of Mary (about 194 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,854)
  • Black Hills State University (about 224 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 3,166)
  • Montana State University-Billings (about 227 miles; Billings, MT; FT enrollment: 4,319)
  • Sheridan College (about 231 miles; Sheridan, WY; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (about 259 miles; Rapid City, SD; FT enrollment: 2,102)

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Notable locations in Fox Lake: Nortana Grain Company Elevator (A), Historical Society Museum (B), Lambert Rural Fire District (C), Richland County Ambulance Lambert (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Fox Lake include: First Lutheran Church (A), Saint Theresas Catholic Church (B), Christian and Missionary Alliance Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Lake: Fox Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Middle Fork Fox Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Fox Lake include: Fox Lake Wildlife Management Area (1), Lambert Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Richland County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 8.7%
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
Montana:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  60.6%
Whole state:  62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  12.1%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.5% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.4
Montana average:

9.8

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Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Fox Lake CDP (based on Richland County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,12510
Evangelical Protestant1,69915
Catholic1,5395
Other2891
None4,094-
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: 4
Richland County:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

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

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Richland County:

5.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Here:

11.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.0%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Richland County:

28.3%
Montana:

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

11.0%
State:

10.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

46.9%
State:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Fox Lake:

46.5%
State:

48.0%

Average BMI:
Fox Lake:

27.4
Montana:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

10.3%
State:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Fox Lake:

6.5%
Montana:

9.9%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Fox Lake:

6.9
Montana:

6.8

Overweight people:
Fox Lake:

16.7%
Montana:

35.3%

General health condition:
Fox Lake:

61.1%
Montana:

57.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Fox Lake:

88.3%
Montana:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Fox Lake, MT Residents

8.86% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,297 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.86%
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  0.77% ($39,344 average AGI)
from Gallatin County, MT  0.50% ($40,048)
from Flathead County, MT  0.46% ($31,947)


5.56% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,339 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.56%
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  0.62% ($50,680 average AGI)
to Ward County, ND  0.27% ($63,727)

Strongest AM radio stations in Fox Lake:

  • KEYZ (660 AM; 5 kW; WILLISTON, ND; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KATL (770 AM; 10 kW; MILES CITY, MT; Owner: STAR PRINTING COMPANY)
  • KGLE (590 AM; 1 kW; GLENDIVE, MT; Owner: FRIENDS OF CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • KMTA (1050 AM; 10 kW; MILES CITY, MT; Owner: SENGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KATQ (1070 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PLENTYWOOD, MT; Owner: RADIO INTERNAT'L-KATQ B/CAST ASSOC.)
  • KFLN (960 AM; 5 kW; BAKER, MT; Owner: NEWELL BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KXGN (1400 AM; 1 kW; GLENDIVE, MT; Owner: GLENDIVE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KLTC (1460 AM; 5 kW; DICKINSON, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fox Lake:

  • KTHC (95.1 FM; SIDNEY, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KYYZ (96.1 FM; WILLISTON, ND; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • K201FG (88.1 FM; CULBERTSON, MT; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KDSR (101.1 FM; WILLISTON, ND; Owner: WILLISTON COMMUNITY BROADCASTING CORP. D/B/A KDSR(FM))
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 0mTotal length
  • 100Total average daily traffic
  • 3Total average daily truck traffic
  • 100Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Other fuel (33%)
  • Electricity (23%)
  • Utility gas (13%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (10%)

Fox Lake compared to Montana state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
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