Helmville, Montana

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Population in July 2007: 510.
Males: 268  (52.6%)
Females: 242  (47.4%)
Median resident age:  42.4 years
Montana median age:  37.5 years

Zip code: 59854

Estimated median household income in 2012: $35,887 (it was $27,188 in 2000)
Helmville:

$35,887
MT:

$45,076
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,648 (it was $13,962 in 2000)

Helmville CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $215,216 (it was $136,800 in 2000)
Helmville:

$215,216
MT:

$184,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $518,196; Detached houses: $475,284; Mobile homes: $739,912
Helmville races chart
  • White alone - 495 (96.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 6 (1.2%)
  • Two or more races - 6 (1.2%)
  • Hispanic - 6 (1.2%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.2%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Helmville: 260.2 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 4306 feet

Land area: 1266.5 square miles.

Population density: 0.4 people per square mile   (very low).

Helmville, Montana map

For population 25 years and over in Helmville:

  • High school or higher: 88.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Helmville CCD:

  • Never married: 12.5%
  • Now married: 70.8%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 8.2%
  • Divorced: 8.4%

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

Helmville CCD:  0.5% ($725)
Montana:  1.3% ($1,212)
Helmville satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Missoula, MT (45.3 miles , pop. 57,053).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (429.3 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (930.1 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Ovando, MT (2.4 miles) , Lincoln, MT (4.3 miles ), Drummond, MT (4.5 miles ), Seeley Lake, MT (4.9 miles ), Seeley Lake-Blackfoot Valley, MT (5.5 miles ), Garrison, MT (5.6 miles) , Avon, MT (5.7 miles) , Clinton, MT (5.8 miles ).

Latitude: 46.95 N, Longitude: 113.06 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 406

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

5.7%
Montana:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (49%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Truck transportation (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (27%)
  • Educational services (27%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Health care (7%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Wood products (2%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (38%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Woodworkers (5%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (20%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)

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

Average climate in Helmville, Montana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Helmville-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Montana state average. It is 72% 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 201.9 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 202.2 miles away from Helmville 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 193.5 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 110.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 498.3 miles away from Helmville center
On 8/22/1984 at 09:46:30, a magnitude 5.8 (5.0 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.8 ML) earthquake occurred 175.8 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).

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Helmville:

  • The University of Montana (about 44 miles; Missoula, MT; Full-time enrollment: 13,602)
  • Montana State University (about 132 miles; Bozeman, MT; FT enrollment: 12,942)
  • North Idaho College (about 183 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; FT enrollment: 4,684)
  • University of Idaho (about 189 miles; Moscow, ID; FT enrollment: 10,416)
  • Lewis-Clark State College (about 192 miles; Lewiston, ID; FT enrollment: 3,199)
  • Washington State University (about 195 miles; Pullman, WA; FT enrollment: 25,055)
  • Spokane Community College (about 208 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,482)

Public elementary/middle school in Helmville:

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Notable locations in Helmville: Manley Ranch (A), Monture Creek Recreation Site (B), Old Boyd Ranch (C), Mineral Hill Sportsmans Access (D), Basin Creek Guard Station (E), Hahn Creek Guard Station (F), Holbrook Guard Station (G), Shaw Creek Guard Station (H), Blackfoot Canyon Campground (I), Big Nelson Campground (J), Monture Creek Campground (K), Monture Creek Guard Station (L), Monture Hereford Ranch (M), Morrell Lookout (N), Murphy Ranch (O), Cedar Meadow Fishing Access Site (P), Aunt Molly Fishing Access Site (Q), Lincoln Canyon Fishing Access Site (R), Browns Lake Fishing Access Site (S), Harry Morgan Fishing Access Site (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Helmville include: Helmville Community Fellowship (A), Saint Thomas the Apostle Church (B), Blackfoot Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Helmville Cemetery (1), Saint Thomas Cemetery (2), Ovando Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Rice Lake (A), Reservoir Lake (B), Spawn Lake (C), Upsata Lake (D), Chimney Lakes (E), Otis Lake (F), Big Knife Lakes (G), Deadmans Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Lost Creek (A), Babcock Creek (B), Bartlett Creek (C), Bill Creek (D), Black Canyon Creek (E), Blind Canyon Creek (F), Boulder Creek (G), Braziel Creek (H), Brownie Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Helmville include: Cottonwood Park (1), Copenhaver Park (2). 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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2004 was 25.4. This is significantly better than average.

City:

25.4
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 22.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.9
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 4.48. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.48
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This place:  2.1 people
Montana:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  68.2%
Whole state:  62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  3.3%
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: 0.4% of all households

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

18.9%
Whole state:

14.6%

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

6.0%
Whole state:

5.8%

Helmville compared to Montana state average:

  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above 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 (35%)
  • Wood (35%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (19%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Utility gas (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 Helmville CCD (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 Helmville:

  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KLCY (930 AM; 5 kW; EAST MISSOULA, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKGR (680 AM; daytime; 5 kW; EAST HELENA, MT; Owner: KKGR, INC.)
  • KMTX (950 AM; 5 kW; HELENA, MT; Owner: CAPRI, INC)
  • KGVO (1290 AM; 5 kW; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBOW (550 AM; 5 kW; BUTTE, MT; Owner: BUTTE BROADCASTING INCORPORATED)
  • KMON (560 AM; 5 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KGVW (640 AM; 10 kW; BELGRADE, MT; Owner: GALLATIN VALLEY WITNESS, INC.)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KJJR (880 AM; 10 kW; WHITEFISH, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INCORPORATED)
  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXTL (1370 AM; 5 kW; BUTTE, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Helmville:

  • KGGL (93.3 FM; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KYSS-FM (94.9 FM; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KUFM (89.1 FM; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA)
  • KMTX-FM (105.3 FM; HELENA, MT; Owner: CAPRI, INC)
  • KZMT (101.1 FM; HELENA, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KBQQ (106.7 FM; PINESDALE, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP INC.)
  • KZOQ-FM (100.1 FM; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KMZL (91.1 FM; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: FAITH COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • K204EV (88.7 FM; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KMSO (102.5 FM; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: SHEILA CALLAHAN & FRIENDS, INC)
  • KPLG (91.5 FM; PLAINS, MT; Owner: YOUR NETWORK OF PRAISE, INC.)
  • KVCM (103.1 FM; HELENA, MT; Owner: HI-LINE RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • K210BF (89.9 FM; BUTTE, MT; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, 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)
  • K213CB (90.5 FM; DEER LODGE, MT; Owner: HI-LINE RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Helmville:

  • K05EE (Channel 5; BIG ARM, ETC., MT; Owner: BLACKTAIL TV TAX DISTRICT)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Robert Leedham, 4.9 Mi At 89 Degrees From (Lat: 46.864444 Lon: -112.861667), Type: 67.1, Overall height: 67.1 m
    Registrant: 9135514568, Jerry.Elmore@bnsf.Com, 4515 KANSAS AVENUE
  • Robert Leedham, 4.9 Mi At 89 Degrees From (Lat: 46.864444 Lon: -112.861667), Type: 67.1, Overall height: 67.1 m
    Registrant: 9135514568, Jerry.Elmore@bnsf.Com, 4515 KANSAS AVENUE
  • 4.9 Mi At 89 Degrees From (Lat: 46.864444 Lon: -112.861667), Type: 67.1, Overall height: 67.1 m
    Registrant: 9135514627, Toddh@writeme.Com, 4515 KANSAS AVE.

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 1000 Garnet Mountain Lane (Lat: 46.887528 Lon: -113.053083), Type: Bant, Structure height: 7.6 m, Overall height: 9.1 m, Call Sign: KNGE249
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.550 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/11/2002, Expiration Date: 02/11/2013
    Registrant: Federal Licensing, Inc., 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • STATION, 4.9 Mi At 89 Degrees From (Lat: 46.864361 Lon: -112.861694), Overall height: 67.1 m, Call Sign: WAA803
    Assigned Frequencies: 6745.00 MHz, 6845.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/20/1999, Expiration Date: 06/30/2009, Cancellation Date: 04/15/2009
    Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (914) 551-4615, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 414A (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 8, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 198 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-520 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 414CB , Serial Number: 414A0279, Year manufactured: 1979, Airworthiness Date: 01/18/2001
    Registrant (Individual): Kevin A Dba Bloxham, 4105 Wales Creek Rd, Helmville, MT 59843, Other Owners: Supplies Premier

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