Geyser, Montana

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Population in July 2007: 527.
Males: 278  (52.8%)
Females: 249  (47.2%)
Median resident age:  39.0 years
Montana median age:  37.5 years

Zip code: 59447

Estimated median household income in 2012: $41,948 (it was $30,096 in 2000)
Geyser:

$41,948
MT:

$45,076
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,784 (it was $12,057 in 2000)

Geyser CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $111,846 (it was $71,700 in 2000)
Geyser:

$111,846
MT:

$184,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $234,570; Detached houses: $348,773; Townhouses or other attached units: $169,197; In 2-unit structures: $20,779; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $37,402; Mobile homes: $59,815
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Geyser races chart
  • White alone - 581 (96.8%)
  • Two or more races - 14 (2.3%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (0.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.2%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Geyser: 169.1 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 4173 feet

Land area: 549.8 square miles.

Population density: 1.0 people per square mile   (very low).

Geyser, Montana map

For population 25 years and over in Geyser:

  • High school or higher: 77.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Geyser CCD:

  • Never married: 30.1%
  • Now married: 61.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.3%
  • Divorced: 5.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Geyser CCD:  0.5% ($363)
Montana:  1.3% ($1,212)
Geyser satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Great Falls, MT (40.1 miles , pop. 56,690).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (545.5 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (953.4 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Stanford, MT (3.9 miles ), Belt, MT (4.6 miles ), Monarch-Neihart, MT (4.7 miles ), Neihart, MT (5.0 miles) , Highwood, MT (5.1 miles) , Geraldine, MT (5.1 miles ), Denton, MT (5.2 miles ), Stockett, MT (5.6 miles) .

Latitude: 47.26 N, Longitude: 110.51 W

Area code: 406

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

3.2%
Montana:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (68%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (3%)
  • Truck transportation (2%)
  • Accommodation and food services (2%)
  • Food (1%)
  • Accommodation and food services (24%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (20%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Health care (7%)
  • U. S. Postal service (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (61%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers (3%)
  • Cashiers (3%)
  • Construction laborers (2%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (2%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (14%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (14%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)

Work and jobs in Geyser: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Geyser, Montana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Geyser-area historical earthquake activity is near Montana state average. It is 29% 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 186.6 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 271.8 miles away from Geyser 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 179.4 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 162.4 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/1984 at 09:46:30, a magnitude 5.8 (5.0 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.8 ML) earthquake occurred 253.4 miles away from Geyser center
On 10/29/1983 at 23:29:11, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.0 MS, 5.8 ML) earthquake occurred 264.6 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 Judith Basin County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Snows: 2, Storms: 2, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Geyser: William Wylie Galt.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Geyser:

  • Montana State University (about 114 miles; Bozeman, MT; Full-time enrollment: 12,942)
  • Montana State University-Billings (about 139 miles; Billings, MT; FT enrollment: 4,319)
  • The University of Montana (about 167 miles; Missoula, MT; FT enrollment: 13,602)
  • Sheridan College (about 244 miles; Sheridan, WY; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 247 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 30,522)
  • North Idaho College (about 296 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; FT enrollment: 4,684)
  • University of Idaho (about 310 miles; Moscow, ID; FT enrollment: 10,416)

Public high school in Geyser:

Public elementary/middle schools in Geyser:

See full list of schools located in Geyser, map of school districts: GEYSER ELEMENTARY, GEYSER HIGH SCHOOL

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Notable locations in Geyser: Geyser (A), Geyser Elevator (B), Geyser Volunteer Fire Company (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Geyser include: Geyser Community Presbyterian Church (A), Saint Cyril Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Judith Basin 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 Geyser and their reported violations in the past:

GEYSER JUDITH BASIN CTY WATER SEWER DIST (Population served: 95, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In JAN-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-15-2012), St Compliance achieved (MAR-08-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-29-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-29-2007), St Compliance achieved (FEB-13-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-29-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-29-2007), St Compliance achieved (FEB-13-2008)
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
  • 79 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Montana:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  72.2%
Whole state:  62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.9%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

34.9%
Whole state:

14.6%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

24.6%
Whole state:

5.8%

Geyser compared to Montana state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below 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 significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (50%)
  • Electricity (21%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (12%)
  • Wood (10%)
  • Utility gas (5%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Geyser CCD (based on Judith Basin County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 42.85%
Here: 42.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)United Methodist ChurchHutterian BrethrenOther
Adherents53.7%13.6%12.3%10.0%10.3%
Congregations40.0%20.0%10.0%10.0%20.0%
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
Judith Basin County:

9.80 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

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

4.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

19.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.6%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Judith Basin County:

25.7%
Montana:

23.1%

6.14% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,208 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.14%
Montana average:

6.86%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.


8.48% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,074 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.48%
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 Cascade County, MT  1.37% ($31,545 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Geyser:

  • KMON (560 AM; 5 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KEIN (1310 AM; 5 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: MUNSON RADIO, INC.)
  • KGVW (640 AM; 10 kW; BELGRADE, MT; Owner: GALLATIN VALLEY WITNESS, INC.)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KKGR (680 AM; daytime; 5 kW; EAST HELENA, MT; Owner: KKGR, INC.)
  • KSEN (1150 AM; 10 kW; SHELBY, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMTX (950 AM; 5 kW; HELENA, MT; Owner: CAPRI, INC)
  • KBOW (550 AM; 5 kW; BUTTE, MT; Owner: BUTTE BROADCASTING INCORPORATED)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXGF (1400 AM; 1 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Geyser:

  • KEHT (100.3 FM; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: GEORGE S. FLINN, JR.)
  • KIKF (104.9 FM; CASCADE, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP INC.)
  • KINX (107.3 FM; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP INC.)
  • KMON-FM (94.5 FM; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KVVR (97.9 FM; DUTTON, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • 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)
  • KQDI-FM (106.1 FM; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)

Geyser fatal accident list:

May 28, 1982 09:25 AM, R086, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Blackstone Dilworth, 70 Mccarthy Creek Road (Lat: 47.255722 Lon: -110.502056), Type: 97.5, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 3615479111, Asanchez@towersoftexas.Com, 400 FM 534
  • Blackstone Dilworth, 70 Mccarthy Creek Road (Lat: 47.255722 Lon: -110.502056), Type: 97.5, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 3615479111, Asanchez@towersoftexas.Com, 400 FM 534
  • Beth Jones, 70 Mccarthy Creek Road (Lat: 47.255722 Lon: -110.502056), Type: 97.5, Structure height: 30045 m, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 3615479111, , 400 FM 534

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Tank, Tank; 2.09 Km South Of Hwy 87 (Lat: 47.237778 Lon: -110.500000), Type: Tank, Structure height: 4.9 m, Overall height: 5.5 m, Call Sign: WQDX425
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.471 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/22/2005, Expiration Date: 11/22/2015, Certifier: Chris Schmitt
    Registrant: Siemens Water Technologies, 1239 Willow Lake Boulevard, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110, Phone: (651) 766-2700, Fax: (651) 766-2743, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • GEYSER, 2.5 Miles W Of (Lat: 47.255778 Lon: -110.554361), Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: KPZ79, Licensee ID: L00101860
    Assigned Frequencies: 2165.20 MHz, 5937.80 MHz, 6056.40 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/25/1991, Expiration Date: 02/01/2001, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001
    Registrant: Three Rivers Telephone Cooperative, Inc., 422 Second Avenue S-Box 429, Fairfield, MT 59436

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: N7DBR, Licensee ID: L01083210
    Grant Date: 11/11/2005, Expiration Date: 01/11/2016, Certifier: Joseph H Evans
    Registrant: Joseph H Evans, Geyser, MT 59447
  • Call Sign: W7AVD, Licensee ID: L00222928
    Grant Date: 07/17/2007, Expiration Date: 10/15/2017, Certifier: Gerald W Evans
    Registrant: Gerald W Evans, Box 35, Geyser, MT 59447

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