Harrison, Montana

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Population in 2010: 137. Population change since 2000: -15.4%
Males: 65  (47.9%)
Females: 72  (52.1%)
Median resident age:  43.9 years
Montana median age:  39.6 years

Zip code: 59735

Estimated median household income in 2013: $37,573 (it was $36,875 in 2000)
Harrison:

$37,573
MT:

$46,972

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $17,568 (it was $13,287 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $106,712 (it was $66,100 in 2000)
Harrison:

$106,712
MT:

$190,100

Median gross rent in 2013: $716.

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    • 13497.8%White alone
    • 21.5%Hispanic
    • 10.7%Asian alone
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Harrison: 87.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (30.1%), English (15.2%), Norwegian (12.9%), Irish (11.4%), Greek (7.3%), Dutch (3.2%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 4915 feet

Land area: 0.23 square miles.

Population density: 596 people per square mile   (low).

Harrison, Montana map

For population 25 years and over in Harrison:

  • High school or higher: 88.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Harrison CDP:

  • Never married: 30.7%
  • Now married: 53.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 9.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $738 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $988 (1.0%)

Harrison satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Great Falls, MT (126.8 miles , pop. 56,690).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (509.8 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (842.2 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Pony, MT (2.5 miles) , Willow Creek, MT (3.4 miles ), Cardwell, MT (3.7 miles) , Three Forks, MT (4.2 miles ), Whitehall, MT (4.4 miles ), Wheatland, MT (4.5 miles ), Logan, MT (4.6 miles) , Amsterdam, MT (4.8 miles) .

Latitude: 45.70 N, Longitude: 111.79 W

Area code: 406

Harrison household income distribution Harrison home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.8%
Montana:

3.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (24%)
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (30%)
  • Accommodation and food services (26%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (24%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (24%)
  • Transportation occupations (20%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (14%)
  • Material moving occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (46%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (26%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (20%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)

Average climate in Harrison, Montana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Harrison-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Montana state average. It is 70% 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 96.0 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 149.7 miles away from Harrison 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 87.6 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 43.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 461.0 miles away from Harrison center
On 8/22/1984 at 09:46:30, a magnitude 5.8 (5.0 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.8 ML) earthquake occurred 134.8 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 Madison County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 2, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, 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 Harrison:

  • Montana State University (about 36 miles; Bozeman, MT; Full-time enrollment: 12,942)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 131 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 30,522)
  • The University of Montana (about 133 miles; Missoula, MT; FT enrollment: 13,602)
  • Montana State University-Billings (about 158 miles; Billings, MT; FT enrollment: 4,319)
  • Idaho State University (about 199 miles; Pocatello, ID; FT enrollment: 10,350)
  • Sheridan College (about 245 miles; Sheridan, WY; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • College of Southern Idaho (about 254 miles; Twin Falls, ID; FT enrollment: 5,051)

Public high school in Harrison:

Public elementary/middle schools in Harrison:

  • HARRISON SCHOOL (Students: 43, Location: 120 HARRISON ST, Grades: PK-6)
  • HARRISON 7-8 (Students: 19, Location: 120 HARRISON ST, Grades: 7-8)
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Notable locations in Harrison: Harrison Elevator (A), Harrison (B), Harrison - Norris - Pony Fire District (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Madison 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 2013: 6.6%
Average household size:
This place:  2.2 people
Montana:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  54.0%
Whole state:  62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.8%
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: 1.6% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.0
Montana average:

9.9

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Harrison CDP (based on Madison County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic6004
Mainline Protestant5156
Other4104
Evangelical Protestant3959
None5,771-
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: 2
Madison County:

2.70 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

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

1.35 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Madison County:

4.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
Here:

29.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.7%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Madison County:

20.4%
Montana:

23.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.1%
State:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

53.1%
Montana:

48.0%

Average BMI:
Harrison:

28.0
Montana:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

27.4%
State:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

13.0%
Montana:

9.9%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Harrison:

7.1
Montana:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

49.0%
Montana:

35.3%

General health condition:
Harrison:

52.0%
State:

57.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

82.2%
State:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Harrison, MT Residents

7.41% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($47,756 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.41%
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 Gallatin County, MT  1.35% ($32,974 average AGI)
from Beaverhead County, MT  0.39% ($12,909)


7.24% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,603 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.24%
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 Gallatin County, MT  1.17% ($42,364 average AGI)
to Beaverhead County, MT  0.60% ($28,059)
to Silver Bow County, MT  0.39% ($16,273)

Strongest AM radio stations in Harrison:

  • KGVW (640 AM; 10 kW; BELGRADE, MT; Owner: GALLATIN VALLEY WITNESS, INC.)
  • KBOW (550 AM; 5 kW; BUTTE, MT; Owner: BUTTE BROADCASTING INCORPORATED)
  • KBOZ (1090 AM; 5 kW; BOZEMAN, MT; Owner: REIER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKGR (680 AM; daytime; 5 kW; EAST HELENA, MT; Owner: KKGR, INC.)
  • KXTL (1370 AM; 5 kW; BUTTE, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KMTX (950 AM; 5 kW; HELENA, MT; Owner: CAPRI, INC)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KOBB (1230 AM; 1 kW; BOZEMAN, MT; Owner: REIER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMON (560 AM; 5 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KWEI (1260 AM; 50 kW; WEISER, ID; Owner: TREASURE VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Harrison:

  • K210BF (89.9 FM; BUTTE, MT; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, 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.)
  • KBMC (102.1 FM; BOZEMAN, MT; Owner: MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY-BILLINGS)
  • KXLB (100.7 FM; LIVINGSTON, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KVCM (103.1 FM; HELENA, MT; Owner: HI-LINE RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • K218DN (91.5 FM; GALLATIN GATEWAY, ET, MT; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K240CO (95.9 FM; LIVINGSTON, MT; Owner: REIER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KOBB-FM (93.7 FM; BOZEMAN, MT; Owner: REIER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KZLO-FM (99.9 FM; BOZEMAN, MT; Owner: REIER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • K240CI (95.9 FM; BIG SKY, MT; Owner: MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY-BILLINGS)
  • K288ES (105.5 FM; BIG SKY, MT; Owner: REIER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Harrison:

  • K07PQ (Channel 7; PONY, MT; Owner: PONY HOMECOMING CLUB)
  • K10HZ (Channel 10; PONY, MT; Owner: EAGLE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 4 Mi W (Lat: 45.660750 Lon: -111.781917), Call Sign: KNHT403
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.520 MHzGrant Date: 12/24/2003, Expiration Date: 11/30/2013, Cancellation Date: 02/01/2014Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440
  • SILO, Harrison Elevators - Silo (Lat: 45.701583 Lon: -111.780528), Type: Silo, Structure height: 30.4 m, Call Sign: WPXC218
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.270 MHzGrant Date: 01/15/2013, Expiration Date: 03/03/2023, Certifier: Larry BrookeRegistrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KC7IAV, Licensee ID: L00966725, Grant Date: 12/02/2014, Expiration Date: 01/19/2025, Registrant: Parker L Taylor, 55 Norwegian Creek Rd, Harrison, MT 59735
  • Call Sign: KC7SQQ, Licensee ID: L01212544, Grant Date: 11/13/2006, Expiration Date: 09/17/2016, Certifier: Richard N Kantorowicz, Registrant: Richard N Kantorowicz, Harrison, MT 59735
  • Call Sign: N7AQV, Licensee ID: L00856694, Grant Date: 04/30/2004, Expiration Date: 07/21/2014, Certifier: Calvin Smith, Registrant: Calvin Smith, 280 Harrison Lake Rd, Harrison, MT 59735

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: YPMA GENE ONE MORE TRI (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 333GY , Serial Number: 1001
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Gene A Ypma, Po Box 161, Harrison, MT 59735, Other Owners: Virginia L Ypma
  • Aircraft: CESSNA A185F (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 127 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4762E , Serial Number: 18503868, Year manufactured: 1979, Airworthiness Date: 07/16/1979
    Registrant (Individual): E H Wachs, Po Box 193, Harrison, MT 59735
  • Aircraft: CHRISTEN INDUSTRIES INC A-1 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 500TE , Serial Number: 1048, Year manufactured: 1988, Airworthiness Date: 07/22/1988
    Registrant (Individual): Ed Wachs, Po Box 193, Harrison, MT 59735
  • Aircraft: AERO COMMANDER CALLAIR A-9B (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 82 mph), Engine: LYCOMING TI0-540 SER (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7669V , Serial Number: 1397, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 08/08/1968
    Registrant (Individual): Gene A Ypma, Box 161, Harrison, MT 59735

Drinking water stations with addresses in Harrison and their reported violations in the past:

TOWN HAUL DINER (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-20-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-20-2006), St Compliance achieved (2 times from JUL-18-2006 to DEC-29-2008)
  • 23 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (40%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21%)
  • Utility gas (19%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (11%)
  • Electricity (6%)

Harrison compared to Montana state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
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