Grass Range, Montana

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Population in 2013: 106 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -28.9%
Males: 58  (55.3%)
Females: 48  (44.7%)
Median resident age:  55.5 years
Montana median age:  38.3 years

Zip code: 59032

Estimated median household income in 2012: $24,667 (it was $19,375 in 2000)
Grass Range:

$24,667
MT:

$45,076
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,095 (it was $10,939 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $53,016 (it was $37,500 in 2000)
Grass Range:

$53,016
MT:

$184,800
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $164,519; Detached houses: $195,286; Mobile homes: $35,300

Median gross rent in 2012: $658.

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  • White alone - 109 (99.1%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.9%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Grass Range: 86.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (39.2%), United States (12.0%), English (8.8%), Irish (7.8%), French (4.1%), Danish (3.2%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 3482 feet

Land area: 0.15 square miles.

Population density: 728 people per square mile   (low).

Grass Range, Montana map

For population 25 years and over in Grass Range:

  • High school or higher: 89.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.5%
  • Unemployed: 16.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Grass Range town:

  • Never married: 29.4%
  • Now married: 37.8%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 8.6%
  • Divorced: 21.8%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.3%
Montana:  1.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $580 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $450 (1.2%)

Grass Range satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Billings, MT (86.7 miles , pop. 89,847).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (530.2 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (949.2 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Winnett, MT (4.6 miles) , Roy, MT (4.9 miles ), Lewistown, MT (5.4 miles ), Lewistown Heights, MT (5.6 miles ), Hanover, MT (5.7 miles ), Roundup, MT (6.5 miles ), Camp Three, MT (6.5 miles) , Moore, MT (6.5 miles) .

Latitude: 47.03 N, Longitude: 108.80 W

Area code: 406

Grass Range household income distribution Grass Range home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.8%
Montana:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -6 (-3.9%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (26%)
  • Construction (21%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (15%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Manufacturing (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Accommodation and food services (36%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Retail trade (3%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (18%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (18%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (14%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (14%)
  • Top executives (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (24%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (19%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Secondary school teachers (10%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (10%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (10%)

Average climate in Grass Range, Montana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Grass Range-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Montana state average. It is 5% 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 192.1 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 316.5 miles away from Grass Range 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 187.5 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 212.7 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 303.8 miles away from Grass Range center
On 10/28/1983 at 19:51:24, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.8 ML) earthquake occurred 312.2 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 Fergus 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, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Snow: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Grass Range topographic map

Birthplace of: Clyde Summers - Legal scholar.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Grass Range:

  • Montana State University-Billings (about 87 miles; Billings, MT; Full-time enrollment: 4,319)
  • Montana State University (about 143 miles; Bozeman, MT; FT enrollment: 12,942)
  • Sheridan College (about 181 miles; Sheridan, WY; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • The University of Montana (about 245 miles; Missoula, MT; FT enrollment: 13,602)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 266 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 30,522)
  • Black Hills State University (about 296 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 3,166)
  • Casper College (about 315 miles; Casper, WY; FT enrollment: 2,770)

Public high school in Grass Range:

Public elementary/middle schools in Grass Range:

See full list of schools located in Grass Range, map of school districts: GRASS RANGE ELEMENTARY, GRASS RANGE HIGH SCHOOL

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Notable locations in Grass Range: Grass Range Volunteer Fire Department (A), Grass Range Rural Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Grass Range include: United Methodist Church (A), Saint Barbaras Catholic Church (B), American Lutheran Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Grass Range: Grass Range City Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Fergus 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 Grass Range and their reported violations in the past:

GRASS RANGE TOWN OF (Population served: 102, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-23-2013), St Public Notif requested (OCT-23-2013)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In MAY-01-2010, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-12-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-12-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-30-2010)
  • 43 regular monitoring violations
AYERS HUTTERITE COLONY (Population served: 46, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In OCT-05-2010, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-28-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-28-2010), St Compliance achieved (OCT-28-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-28-2010), St Public Notif received (NOV-22-2010)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 23.3%
(21.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  1.8 people
Montana:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  47.5%
Whole state:  62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  8.2%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Grass Range compared to Montana state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above 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

Grass Range travel time to work - commute Grass Range mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (57%)
  • Wood (25%)
  • Electricity (16%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Grass Range town (based on Fergus County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 53.28%
Here: 53.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchHutterian BrethrenPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents35.8%11.8%9.7%7.9%5.0%
Congregations20.0%5.7%14.3%14.3%5.7%
NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristLutheran ChurchEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents4.7%4.3%4.2%2.6%14.0%
Congregations2.9%2.9%5.7%2.9%25.7%
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: 6
Fergus County:

5.37 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Fergus County:

4.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Here:

15.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.9%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Fergus County:

23.6%
Montana:

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

5.3%
State:

10.7%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$625
Water Supply 0$0 2$543
Totals for Government 0$0 3$1,168

Grass Range government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $14,000 ($132.08)
    Financial Administration: $7,000 ($66.04)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($28.30)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($28.30)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($28.30)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($9.43)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($9.43)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($9.43)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $13,000 ($122.64)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($47.17)

Grass Range government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $1,000 ($9.43)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $3,000 ($28.30)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($18.87)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $28,000 ($264.15)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $6,000 ($56.60)
    Highways: $6,000 ($56.60)
  • Tax - Property: $10,000 ($94.34)

Grass Range government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $90,000 ($849.06)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $84,000 ($792.45)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $6,000 ($56.60)

Grass Range government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $81,000 ($764.15)

5.60% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,431 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.60%
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  0.66% ($35,567 average AGI)
from Gallatin County, MT  0.61% ($25,286)
from Cascade County, MT  0.33% ($33,267)


6.18% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,714 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.18%
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  0.96% ($29,091 average AGI)
to Missoula County, MT  0.39% ($13,056)
to Gallatin County, MT  0.37% ($33,529)

Strongest AM radio stations in Grass Range:

  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXLO (1230 AM; 1 kW; LEWISTOWN, MT; Owner: KXLO BROADCAST, INC.)
  • KURL (730 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: ELENBAAS MEDIA, INC.)
  • KGHL (790 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KGVW (640 AM; 10 kW; BELGRADE, MT; Owner: GALLATIN VALLEY WITNESS, INC.)
  • KBUL (970 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KMON (560 AM; 5 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KATL (770 AM; 10 kW; MILES CITY, MT; Owner: STAR PRINTING COMPANY)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KMTA (1050 AM; 10 kW; MILES CITY, MT; Owner: SENGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Grass Range:

  • K07OZ (Channel 7; GRASSRANGE, MT; Owner: GRASS RANGE TELEVISION TAX DISTRICT)
  • K13BL (Channel 13; GRASSRANGE, MT; Owner: GRASS RANGE TELEVISION TAX DISTRICT)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • 24 Miles East By Southeast Of Lewistown (Lat: 46.887750 Lon: -108.983778), Structure height: 32.9 m, Call Sign: KNKN531
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/31/2010, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Highway Dept Section House 43 Mi N (Lat: 47.612500 Lon: -108.695139), Call Sign: KBX610, Licensee ID: L00001857
    Assigned Frequencies: 47.0400 MHz, 47.1600 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/09/2002, Expiration Date: 12/11/2012, Cancellation Date: 03/11/2003
    Registrant: State Of Montana, 2701 Prospect Ave, Helena, MT 59620-1001, Phone: (406) 444-6305
  • N-Bar Ranch Airport (Lat: 46.837222 Lon: -108.948333), Type: Bant, Structure height: 6.5 m, Overall height: 6.7 m, Call Sign: WQQQ812
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.237 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/13/2013, Expiration Date: 02/13/2023, Certifier: Mohammad Saleh
    Registrant: All Weather Inc, 1165 National Dr., Sacramento, CA 95834, Phone: (916) 928-6748, Email:
  • 19102 Upper Flatwillow Road (Lat: 46.831111 Lon: -108.983056), Call Sign: WQQU519
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.790 MHz, 151.895 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/05/2013, Expiration Date: 03/05/2023, Certifier: Jason Weger
    Registrant: Lan Communications, Clyde, TX 79510, Phone: (325) 673-0867, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Grass Range, Approx 4.1 Mi W Elk Creek (Lat: 46.887750 Lon: -108.983778), Type: Tower, Structure height: 29.9 m, Overall height: 32.9 m, Call Sign: WQIK447
    Assigned Frequencies: 11265.0 MHz, 10627.5 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/04/2008, Expiration Date: 03/04/2018, Certifier: Pamelia Y Hoof
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • HIGHGROUND, Bench Rd (Lat: 46.989889 Lon: -108.800667), Type: Tower, Structure height: 4.8 m, Call Sign: WQIK448
    Assigned Frequencies: 10775.0 MHz, 10562.5 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/04/2008, Expiration Date: 03/04/2018, Certifier: Pamelia Y Hoof
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • N-Bar Ranch Airport (Lat: 46.837222 Lon: -108.948333), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 6.5 m, Overall height: 6.7 m, Call Sign: WQQK208
    Assigned Frequencies: 120.000 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/11/2013, Expiration Date: 01/11/2023, Certifier: Mohammad Saleh
    Registrant: All Weather Inc, 1165 National Dr., Sacramento, CA 95834, Phone: (916) 928-6748, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182J (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2929F , Serial Number: 18257029, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 03/12/1966
    Registrant (Individual): John D Deeney, 33065 Hwy 87 South, Grass Range, MT 59032
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 7AC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 84425 , Serial Number: 7AC-3125, Airworthiness Date: 04/26/1956
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Joe Delaney, 116367 Hwy 200, Grass Range, MT 59032, Other Owners: Mitchell Murphy
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-260 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 135 mph), Engine: LYCOMING TI0-540 SER (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9110P , Serial Number: 24-4588, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 10/27/1966
    Registrant (Individual): Gerald V Barron, 10767 Upper Flatwillow Rd, Grass Range, MT 59032

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 5
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