Garrison, Montana

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Population in 2010: 96. Population change since 2000: -14.3%
Males: 47  (49.3%)
Females: 49  (50.7%)
Median resident age:  51.8 years
Montana median age:  38.3 years

Zip codes: 59731, 59733.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $32,228 (it was $33,250 in 2000)
Garrison:

$32,228
MT:

$45,076
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $14,433 (it was $12,678 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $134,611 (it was $61,300 in 2000)
Garrison:

$134,611
MT:

$184,800
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $134,192; Detached houses: $175,053; Mobile homes: $23,286

Median gross rent in 2012: $800.

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  • White alone - 87 (90.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (5.2%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (3.1%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (1.0%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Garrison: 88.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (41.2%), English (11.5%), German (8.1%), Irish (6.1%), Swedish (2.7%), Dutch (2.0%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 4354 feet

Land area: 9.54 square miles.

Population density: 10 people per square mile   (very low).

Garrison, Montana map

For population 25 years and over in Garrison:

  • High school or higher: 85.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Garrison CDP:

  • Never married: 24.4%
  • Now married: 68.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 7.4%

1 residents are foreign born

This place:  0.7%
Montana:  1.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $950 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $633 (2.0%)

Garrison satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Missoula, MT (60.5 miles , pop. 57,053).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (445.9 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (900.7 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Deer Lodge, MT (3.3 miles ), Avon, MT (3.4 miles) , Drummond, MT (4.2 miles ), Elliston, MT (4.3 miles ), Maxville, MT (4.5 miles) , Deer Lodge Valley, MT (5.0 miles ), Philipsburg, MT (5.1 miles ), Marysville, MT (5.4 miles) .

Latitude: 46.54 N, Longitude: 112.83 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 406

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

5.7%
Montana:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (37%)
  • Manufacturing (33%)
  • Accommodation and food services (23%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Accommodation and food services (38%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (25%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (15%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (15%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (15%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (15%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (12%)
  • Woodworkers (12%)
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (18%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (14%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (14%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (9%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (9%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (9%)

Average climate in Garrison, Montana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Garrison-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Montana state average. It is 75% 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 172.2 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 176.7 miles away from Garrison 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 163.9 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 79.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 478.7 miles away from Garrison center
On 8/22/1984 at 09:46:30, a magnitude 5.8 (5.0 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.8 ML) earthquake occurred 151.8 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 Powell County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Fires: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Garrison topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Garrison:

  • DEER LODGE CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; DEER LODGE, MT)
  • POWELL CO MEM HOSP LTC UNIT (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; DEER LODGE, MT)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Garrison:

  • The University of Montana (about 60 miles; Missoula, MT; Full-time enrollment: 13,602)
  • Montana State University (about 105 miles; Bozeman, MT; FT enrollment: 12,942)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 196 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 30,522)
  • University of Idaho (about 200 miles; Moscow, ID; FT enrollment: 10,416)
  • Lewis-Clark State College (about 201 miles; Lewiston, ID; FT enrollment: 3,199)
  • North Idaho College (about 203 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; FT enrollment: 4,684)
  • Washington State University (about 207 miles; Pullman, WA; FT enrollment: 25,055)

Public elementary/middle school in Garrison:

  • Garrison School (Students: 13; Location: 33 School House Road; Grades: PK-6)
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Notable locations in Garrison: Garrison (A), Riverfront RV Park (B), Garrison Volunteer Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Brock Creek (A), Willow Creek (B), Little Blackfoot River (C), Warm Springs Creek (D), Rock Creek (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Powell 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 Garrison and their reported violations in the past:

RIVERFRONT RV PARK GARRISON (Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In JUL-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from JUL-23-2008 to JUL-23-2008), St Boil Water Order (JUL-23-2008), St Public Notif requested (JUL-23-2008), St Public Notif received (AUG-25-2008), St Compliance achieved (OCT-04-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
ROUGH STOCK SALOON (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between OCT-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: Nitrate-Nitrite. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-23-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-23-2012), St Compliance achieved (APR-26-2012)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Nitrate-Nitrite. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (DEC-21-2009), St Public Notif requested (OCT-25-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-25-2011), St Compliance achieved (APR-26-2012)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between APR-2011 and JUN-2011, Contaminant: Nitrate-Nitrite. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (DEC-21-2009), St Public Notif requested (JUL-21-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-21-2011), St Public Notif received (AUG-29-2011), St Compliance achieved (APR-26-2012)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Nitrate-Nitrite. Follow-up actions: St Other (JUL-17-2009), St Public Notif requested (AUG-27-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-27-2009), St AO (w/penalty) issued (DEC-21-2009), St Public Notif received (APR-05-2010), St Compliance achieved (APR-12-2011)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Nitrate-Nitrite. Follow-up actions: St Other (JUL-17-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-17-2009), St Public Notif requested (JUL-17-2009), St AO (w/penalty) issued (DEC-21-2009), St Public Notif received (APR-05-2010), St Compliance achieved (APR-12-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 19 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 9.0%
(7.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.0 people
Montana:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  56.3%
Whole state:  62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.3%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Garrison compared to Montana state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (32%)
  • Electricity (27%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20%)
  • Utility gas (16%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Garrison CDP (based on Powell County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 37.27%
Here: 37.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodLutheran ChurchSouthern Baptist Convention
Adherents58.0%9.3%7.5%6.1%4.9%
Congregations23.5%5.9%5.9%5.9%11.8%
NameEpiscopal ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Evangelical Free Church of AmericaCommunity Church of ChristOther
Adherents3.7%3.6%1.7%1.4%3.9%
Congregations5.9%5.9%5.9%5.9%23.5%
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: 2
Powell County:

2.81 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Powell County:

1.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

14.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.3%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Powell County:

25.4%
Montana:

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

15.4%
State:

10.7%

8.39% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,489 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.39%
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 Silver Bow County, MT  0.70% ($26,000 average AGI)
from Deer Lodge County, MT  0.56% ($38,833)
from Missoula County, MT  0.47% ($29,100)


8.22% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,205 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.22%
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 Deer Lodge County, MT  0.84% ($25,889 average AGI)
to Missoula County, MT  0.84% ($25,944)
to Silver Bow County, MT  0.56% ($31,833)

Strongest AM radio stations in Garrison:

  • KBCK (1400 AM; 1 kW; DEER LODGE, MT; Owner: JIMMY RAY CARROLL)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBOW (550 AM; 5 kW; BUTTE, MT; Owner: BUTTE BROADCASTING INCORPORATED)
  • KKGR (680 AM; daytime; 5 kW; EAST HELENA, MT; Owner: KKGR, INC.)
  • KMTX (950 AM; 5 kW; HELENA, MT; Owner: CAPRI, INC)
  • KXTL (1370 AM; 5 kW; BUTTE, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KANA (580 AM; 1 kW; ANACONDA, MT; Owner: JIMMY RAY CARROLL)
  • KGVW (640 AM; 10 kW; BELGRADE, MT; Owner: GALLATIN VALLEY WITNESS, INC.)
  • KLCY (930 AM; 5 kW; EAST MISSOULA, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGVO (1290 AM; 5 kW; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMON (560 AM; 5 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Garrison:

  • K213CB (90.5 FM; DEER LODGE, MT; Owner: HI-LINE RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KMTX-FM (105.3 FM; HELENA, MT; Owner: CAPRI, INC)
  • KZMT (101.1 FM; HELENA, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • K210BF (89.9 FM; BUTTE, MT; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KVCM (103.1 FM; HELENA, MT; Owner: HI-LINE RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KAPC (91.3 FM; BUTTE, MT; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA)
  • KOPR (94.1 FM; BUTTE, MT; Owner: BUTTE BROADCASTING INCORPORATED)
  • KMBR (95.5 FM; BUTTE, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • K213CJ (90.5 FM; BUTTE, MT; Owner: MONTANA CHRISTIAN RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KAAR (92.5 FM; BUTTE, 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)
  • KQRV (96.9 FM; DEER LODGE, MT; Owner: ROBERT CUMMINGS TOOLE)
  • KGLM-FM (97.7 FM; ANACONDA, MT; Owner: JIMMY RAY CARROLL)
  • KGGL (93.3 FM; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KBQQ (106.7 FM; PINESDALE, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP INC.)
  • KYSS-FM (94.9 FM; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KZOQ-FM (100.1 FM; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KUFM (89.1 FM; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA)
  • KMZL (91.1 FM; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: FAITH COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Garrison:

  • KMTF (Channel 10; HELENA, MT; Owner: ROCKY MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING COMPANY)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • Ricki Elerick, Off Of Hwy 12. Approximately 6.2 Miles From The Intersection Of Hwy 12 & I-90 (Lat: 46.543972 Lon: -112.694028), Type: 96.0, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 7035331312, Relerick@mesacommunications.Com
  • Ricki Elerick, Near Us 12 (Lat: 46.504694 Lon: -112.827889), Type: 105.2, Overall height: 100.5 m
    Registrant: 7035331312, Relerick@mesacommunications.Com
  • Ricki Elerick, Off Of Hwy 12. Approximately 6.2 Miles From The Intersection Of Hwy 12 & I-90 (Lat: 46.543972 Lon: -112.694028), Type: 96.0, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 7035331312, Kcreed@mesacommunications.Com, 6400 ARLINGTON BLVD, SUITE 1000
  • Ricki Elerick, Near Us 12 (Lat: 46.504694 Lon: -112.827889), Type: 105.2, Overall height: 100.5 m
    Registrant: 7035331312, Relerick@mesacommunications.Com

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Gravel Rd 3.8 Mi & Hwy 10 E (Lat: 46.556583 Lon: -112.768389), Call Sign: WNNO775
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.475 MHz, 462.475 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/06/2003, Expiration Date: 12/23/2013, Certifier: Robert Leedham
    Registrant: Montana Rail Link, 101 International Way, Missoula, MT 59808, Phone: (406) 523-1461, Fax: (406) 523-1529, Email:
  • Bn Depot (Lat: 46.523806 Lon: -112.802833), Call Sign: KZC697, Licensee ID: L00005110
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.545 MHz, 161.100 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/22/1997, Expiration Date: 04/01/2002, Cancellation Date: 02/13/2001
    Registrant: Burlington Northern And Santa Fe Railway Co, 4515 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (612) 298-2555

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • STATION, Int Of Us Hwy 12 And I90 Frontage Rd (Lat: 46.524917 Lon: -112.795028), Overall height: 12.2 m, Call Sign: WNEY529
    Assigned Frequencies: 2197.60 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/09/2009, Expiration Date: 06/16/2019, Certifier: Robert Leedham
    Registrant: Montana Rail Link Inc, 101 International Way, Missoula, MT 59808, Phone: (406) 523-1461, Fax: (406) 523-1529, Email:
  • STATION, Hy 10 & 3.2 Mi N On Gravel Rd, 3 Mi E Of (Lat: 46.556583 Lon: -112.768361), Overall height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: KZJ85
    Assigned Frequencies: 2147.60 MHz, 6645.00 MHz, 6685.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/20/2009, Expiration Date: 06/16/2019, Certifier: Robert Leedham
    Registrant: Montana Rail Link Inc, 101 International Way, Missoula, MT 59808, Phone: (406) 523-1461, Fax: (406) 523-1529, Email:
  • STATION, Bpa Garrison Substation 3.5 Miles W Of (Lat: 46.516028 Lon: -112.888917), Overall height: 19.8 m, Call Sign: WHH609
    Assigned Frequencies: 6865.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/04/2012, Expiration Date: 07/30/2022, Certifier: Bruce A Mckinley
    Registrant: Northwestern Energy, 40 East Broadway Street, Butte, MT 59701, Phone: (406) 497-1000, Fax: (406) 497-3525, Email:
  • GARRISON, 6 Miles Nne Of (Lat: 46.601583 Lon: -112.758083), Overall height: 23.8 m, Call Sign: WLL796, Licensee ID: L00896575
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 5974.90 MHz, 5974.90 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6034.20 MHz, 6034.20 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 6063.80 MHz... (+4 more)
    Grant Date: 01/30/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 04/09/2011, Certifier: Robert A Esty
    Registrant: International Communications Group, Inc. D/B/A Corban Networks

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