Heart Butte, Montana

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Population in 2010: 582. Population change since 2000: -16.6%
Males: 300  (51.6%)
Females: 282  (48.4%)
Median resident age:  24.2 years
Montana median age:  39.9 years

Zip codes: 59448.

Estimated median household income in 2015: $22,585 (it was $20,885 in 2000)
Heart Butte:

$22,585
MT:

$49,509

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $8,977 (it was $6,845 in 2000)

Heart Butte CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $58,682 (it was $54,000 in 2000)
Heart Butte:

$58,682
MT:

$209,500

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $116,450; Detached houses: $128,028; Mobile homes: $31,867

Median gross rent in 2015: $394.

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  • Races in Heart Butte, MT (2010)

    Heart Butte races chart
    • 55395.0%American Indian alone
    • 142.4%Hispanic
    • 91.5%White alone
    • 61.0%Two or more races

Races in Heart Butte detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Heart Butte: 84.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 4462 feet

Land area: 4.50 square miles.

Population density: 129 people per square mile   (very low).

Heart Butte, Montana map

For population 25 years and over in Heart Butte:

  • High school or higher: 86.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.8%
  • Unemployed: 37.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Heart Butte CDP:

  • Never married: 48.8%
  • Now married: 36.7%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 3.5%
  • Divorced: 8.8%

13 residents are foreign born (1.7% North America, 0.3% Asia).

This place:

2.3%
Montana:

2.1%



According to our research of Montana and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Heart Butte, Montana as of October 20, 2017.
The ratio of number of residents in Heart Butte to the number of sex offenders is 146 to 1.


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

Heart Butte CDP:  2.1% ($1,107)
Montana:  1.3% ($1,212)
Heart Butte satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Great Falls, MT (90.1 miles , pop. 56,690).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (434.5 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (1021.8 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Dupuyer, MT (4.1 miles) , South Browning, MT (4.4 miles ), Browning, MT (4.5 miles ), East Glacier Park Village, MT (4.6 miles ), North Browning, MT (4.6 miles ), Blackfeet, MT (4.7 miles ), Valier-Dupuyer, MT (4.7 miles ), Starr School, MT (5.0 miles ).

Latitude: 48.29 N, Longitude: 112.83 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 406

Heart Butte household income distribution Heart Butte home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.9%
Montana:

3.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (26%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Sales and related occupations (19%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (15%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (15%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Heart Butte, Montana

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Earthquake activity:

Heart Butte-area historical earthquake activity is near Montana state average. It is 46% 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 277.7 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 295.1 miles away from Heart Butte 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 269.4 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 200.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 454.7 miles away from Heart Butte center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 8/22/1984 at 09:46:30, a magnitude 5.8 (5.0 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.8 ML) earthquake occurred 268.3 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 Pondera County (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 3, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Heart Butte topographic map

Amtrak station near Heart Butte:

  • 19 miles: BROWNING (HEART BUTTE RD. S.) - Seasonal Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Heart Butte:

  • The University of Montana (about 113 miles; Missoula, MT; Full-time enrollment: 13,602)
  • North Idaho College (about 189 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; FT enrollment: 4,684)
  • Montana State University (about 201 miles; Bozeman, MT; FT enrollment: 12,942)
  • Spokane Community College (about 214 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,482)
  • Whitworth University (about 216 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 2,689)
  • Gonzaga University (about 216 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,780)
  • Spokane Falls Community College (about 219 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,052)

Public high school in Heart Butte:

  • HEART BUTTE HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 1 SCHOOL RD, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Heart Butte:

  • HEART BUTTE ELEMENTARY (Students: 58, Location: 1 SCHOOL ROAD, Grades: PK-6)
  • HEART BUTTE 7-8 (Location: 1 SCHOOL RD, Grades: 7-8)
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Notable location: Heart Butte Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Heart Butte: Saint Anne Parish (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Saint Anne Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: South Fork Whitetail Creek (A), North Fork Whitetail Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Pondera County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2007 was 27.3. This is significantly better than average.

City:

27.3
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 19.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.9
U.S.:

20.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 50.5%
(25.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 51.5% for American Indian residents, 20.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  4.3 people
Montana:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  85.4%
Whole state:  62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  3.6%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported
15 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.6
Montana average:

9.9

Heart Butte travel time to work - commute Heart Butte mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Heart Butte CDP (based on Pondera County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,39217
Catholic9003
Mainline Protestant4304
Other2764
None3,155-
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
Pondera County:

3.38 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

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

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Pondera County:

6.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

10.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.8%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Pondera County:

26.8%
Montana:

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

10.6%
State:

10.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Heart Butte:

46.5%
Montana:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Heart Butte:

44.5%
Montana:

48.0%

Average BMI:
Heart Butte:

30.2
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.2%
State:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Heart Butte:

13.5%
State:

9.9%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Heart Butte:

6.7
Montana:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

35.8%
State:

35.3%

General health condition:
Heart Butte:

54.0%
Montana:

57.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

82.7%
Montana:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Heart Butte, MT Residents

5.71% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,674 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.71%
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 Teton County, MT  0.63% ($22,188 average AGI)
from Cascade County, MT  0.60% ($28,733)
from Toole County, MT  0.40% ($37,800)


5.56% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($22,521 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 Cascade County, MT  0.99% ($27,160 average AGI)
to Glacier County, MT  0.56% ($28,786)

Strongest AM radio stations in Heart Butte:

  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KSEN (1150 AM; 10 kW; SHELBY, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KJJR (880 AM; 10 kW; WHITEFISH, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INCORPORATED)
  • KGEZ (600 AM; 5 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: SKYLINE BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KMON (560 AM; 5 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KEIN (1310 AM; 5 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: MUNSON RADIO, INC.)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXLY (920 AM; 20 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE RADIO, INC.)
  • KKGR (680 AM; daytime; 5 kW; EAST HELENA, MT; Owner: KKGR, INC.)
  • KQQQ (1150 AM; 25 kW; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: RADIO PALOUSE, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Heart Butte:

  • KSIL (100.7 FM; WALLACE, ID; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Heart Butte:

  • K05EE (Channel 5; BIG ARM, ETC., MT; Owner: BLACKTAIL TV TAX DISTRICT)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 4m13ftTotal length
  • 720Total average daily traffic
  • 72Total average daily truck traffic
  • 844Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • E GLACIER MT BALDY, 24 Km W (Lat: 48.318444 Lon: -113.154167), Type: Tower, Structure height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: WQNP908
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.010 MHzGrant Date: 04/13/2011, Expiration Date: 04/13/2021, Certifier: Steven KellerRegistrant: Montana Department Of Transportation, 2701 Prospect Ave, Helena, MT 59620-1001, Phone: (406) 444-6305, Fax: (406) 444-6353, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Horn Ridge, On Top Of Horn Ridge On Blackfeet Reservation (Lat: 48.300444 Lon: -112.879556), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WQUR349
    Assigned Frequencies: 11645.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHzGrant Date: 09/17/2014, Expiration Date: 09/17/2024, Certifier: Gerald BeeksRegistrant: Montana West, 312 Main Street Sw, Ronan, MT 59864, Phone: (406) 676-9233, Fax: (406) 676-8889, Email:

Most common first names in Heart Butte, MT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Joseph879.3 years
Mary577.6 years
George384.7 years
Annie385.3 years
William374.0 years
Richard374.4 years
Rita371.4 years
Albert274.0 years
Andrew280.5 years
James277.5 years
Most common last names in Heart Butte, MT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Horn569.0 years
Rutherford571.0 years
Evans479.0 years
Calfbossribs371.9 years
Choate395.3 years
Comes At Night370.7 years
Hall376.6 years
Marceau375.7 years
Spottedeagle380.7 years
Wells371.0 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (54%)
  • Wood (25%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13%)
  • Other fuel (4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)

Heart Butte 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 below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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