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Population in 2010: 176. Population change since 2000: -6.9%
Males: 82  (47.1%)
Females: 94  (52.9%)

Median resident age:  40.0 years
Montana median age:  38.3 years

Zip code: 59450

Estimated median household income in 2012: $49,685 (it was $44,375 in 2000)
Highwood:

$49,685
MT:

$45,076
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,667

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $106,942 (it was $73,600 in 2000)
Highwood:

$106,942
MT:

$184,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $103,810; Detached houses: $109,265; Mobile homes: $80,625

Median gross rent in 2012: $494.

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  • White alone - 168 (95.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (2.8%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.6%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.6%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.6%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Highwood: 88.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (22.9%), Norwegian (17.9%), Irish (9.6%), Scottish (8.7%), English (8.3%), Polish (6.0%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 3390 feet

Land area: 4.48 square miles.

Population density: 39 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Highwood:

  • High school or higher: 96.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 44.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.7%
  • Unemployed: 1.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Highwood CDP:

  • Never married: 37.7%
  • Now married: 40.4%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 15.9%

2 residents are foreign born

This place:  1.1%
Montana:  1.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,211 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,000 (1.3%)

Highwood satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Great Falls, MT (23.8 miles , pop. 56,690).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (537.8 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (974.6 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Belt, MT (3.9 miles ), Carter, MT (3.9 miles) , Fort Benton, MT (4.1 miles ), Malmstrom AFB, MT (4.5 miles ), Sand Coulee, MT (4.7 miles ), Gibson Flats, MT (4.8 miles) , Black Eagle, MT (4.8 miles ), Stockett, MT (4.9 miles) .

Latitude: 47.59 N, Longitude: 110.79 W

Area code: 406

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.6%
Montana:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (17%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (11%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Other services, except public administration (16%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (8%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (18%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (12%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (12%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (12%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Bus drivers (6%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (19%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Child care workers (8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)


Average climate in Highwood, Montana

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Earthquake activity:

Highwood-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Montana state average. It is 92% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/16/1994 at 11:03:41, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.1 ML, 4.2 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 67.3 miles away from the city center
On 5/24/2000 at 04:22:06, a magnitude 4.2 (3.7 MB, 4.2 MD, Depth: 1.6 mi) earthquake occurred 90.6 miles away from Highwood center
On 4/8/2000 at 11:30:22, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 ML, Depth: 2.9 mi) earthquake occurred 90.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/10/2000 at 19:14:05, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MD, Depth: 1.3 mi) earthquake occurred 86.5 miles away from the city center
On 2/6/1999 at 23:29:48, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MD, 3.8 ML, Depth: 0.7 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 87.2 miles away from Highwood center
On 4/1/1993 at 22:22:33, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MD, 3.9 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 90.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Chouteau County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Political contributions by individuals in Highwood, MT

Airports located in Highwood:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Highwood:

  • Montana State University (about 134 miles; Bozeman, MT; Full-time enrollment: 9,518)
  • The University of Montana (about 158 miles; Missoula, MT; FT enrollment: 11,744)
  • Montana State University-Billings (about 165 miles; Billings, MT; FT enrollment: 2,629)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 265 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 12,325)
  • North Idaho College (about 280 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; FT enrollment: 3,090)
  • University of Idaho (about 299 miles; Moscow, ID; FT enrollment: 9,625)
  • Lewis-Clark State College (about 306 miles; Lewiston, ID; FT enrollment: 2,534)

Public high school in Highwood:

Public elementary/middle schools in Highwood:

See full list of schools located in Highwood, map of school districts: HIGHWOOD ELEMENTARY, HIGHWOOD HIGH SCHOOL


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Notable location: Highwood Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Lake: Big Sag Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 4.31. This is significantly better than average.
City:

4.31
U.S.:

31.96
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.380. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.380
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 2.18. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

2.18
U.S.:

3.08
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2006 was 7.95. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

7.95
U.S.:

23.99

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

HIGHWOOD COUNTY WATER AND SEWER DISTRICT (Population served: 280, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2005 and AUG-22-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-16-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-22-2005)
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 6.2%

Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
Montana:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  70.1%
Whole state:  62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  3.0%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Highwood, MT

Highwood 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 significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below 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 above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Highwood travel time to work - commute


Highwood mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (64%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (18%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Wood (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Highwood CDP (based on Chouteau County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 104.19%
Here104.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaEvangelical Free Church of America
Adherents69.0%9.1%7.6%5.1%2.6%
Congregations23.5%29.4%5.9%5.9%5.9%
NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchChurch of God (Anderson, Indiana)Hutterian BrethrenLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents2.4%1.6%1.6%0.6%0.4%
Congregations5.9%5.9%5.9%5.9%5.9%
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: 4
Chouteau County:

7.63 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Chouteau County:

3.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

5.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.3%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Chouteau County:

24.8%
Montana:

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

12.1%
State:

10.7%

6.13% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,867 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.13%
Montana average:

8.25%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Cascade County, MT  0.93% ($36,813 average AGI)


7.58% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($25,652 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.58%
Montana average:

7.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Cascade County, MT  1.44% ($30,400 average AGI)
to Gallatin County, MT  0.80% ($20,357)
to Hill County, MT  0.63% ($32,364)

Strongest AM radio stations in Highwood:

  • KMON (560 AM; 5 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KEIN (1310 AM; 5 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: MUNSON RADIO, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KXGF (1400 AM; 1 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KGVW (640 AM; 10 kW; BELGRADE, MT; Owner: GALLATIN VALLEY WITNESS, INC.)
  • KKGR (680 AM; daytime; 5 kW; EAST HELENA, MT; Owner: KKGR, INC.)
  • KQDI (1450 AM; 1 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KMTX (950 AM; 5 kW; HELENA, MT; Owner: CAPRI, INC)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBOW (550 AM; 5 kW; BUTTE, MT; Owner: BUTTE BROADCASTING INCORPORATED)
  • KJJR (880 AM; 10 kW; WHITEFISH, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INCORPORATED)

Strongest FM radio stations in Highwood:

  • KEHT (100.3 FM; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: GEORGE S. FLINN, JR.)
  • KMON-FM (94.5 FM; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KVVR (97.9 FM; DUTTON, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • KQDI-FM (106.1 FM; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KLFM (92.9 FM; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KAAK (98.9 FM; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KGPR (89.9 FM; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: GREAT FALLS PUBLIC RADIO ASSOC.)

TV broadcast stations around Highwood:

  • KRTV (Channel 3; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: KRTV COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KTGF (Channel 16; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: MMM LICENSE LLC)
  • KFBB-TV (Channel 5; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: KFBB CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • K53DW (Channel 53; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

1
  • Mark C Follett, Highwood,Montana (Lat: 47.661889 Lon: -110.912722), Type: 69.0, Overall height: 66 m
    Registrant: 6307530112, Dbmoline@wowway.Com, 1212 SO. NAPER BLVD. #119-215

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • 4 Mi Se (Lat: 47.511083 Lon: -110.675222), Call Sign: KKI265
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.915 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/07/2012, Expiration Date: 06/18/2022
    Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440
  • 10 Mi Nnw (Lat: 47.665250 Lon: -110.875778), Call Sign: KKL273
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.480 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/26/1996, Expiration Date: 10/01/2001, Cancellation Date: 03/03/2002
    Registrant: Bough Ranch Corp, Rr 1 Box 41, Highwood, MT 59450
  • Atop Baldy Peak, (Lat: 47.441361 Lon: -110.629944), Type: Bant, Structure height: 9 m, Call Sign: WQDK515
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.525 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/19/2005, Expiration Date: 03/18/2006, Cancellation Date: 05/20/2006, Certifier: Frank Schumacher
    Registrant: Mountain View Co-Op, 1000 Smelter Ave, Black Eagle, MT 59414, Phone: (406) 453-2435

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • HIGHWOOD BAL, Lewis & Clark National Forest (Lat: 47.442778 Lon: -110.630833), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WQKE215
    Assigned Frequencies: 6645.00 MHz, 6645.00 MHz, 6615.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/15/2009, Expiration Date: 04/15/2019, Certifier: Scott F Bradford
    Registrant: Montana Statewide System - Pssb, Helena, MT 59620-0113, Phone: (406) 444-2782, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KA7YUC
    Grant Date: 02/09/1996, Expiration Date: 02/09/2006, Cancellation Date: 02/12/2008
    Registrant: Donald T Wigen, Route 1 Box 75, Highwood, MT 59450
  • Call Sign: KB7GGS
    Grant Date: 12/06/1988, Expiration Date: 12/06/1998, Cancellation Date: 12/07/2000
    Registrant: Ronald S La Motte, Rr 1 Box 44, Highwood, MT 59450
  • Call Sign: KG7YZ, Licensee ID: L00435335
    Grant Date: 11/15/2011, Expiration Date: 02/11/2022, Certifier: Tom M Van Hoose
    Registrant: Tom M Van Hoose, 3300 Burley Hill Rd, Highwood, MT 59450
  • Call Sign: N7WLQ, Licensee ID: L00683026
    Grant Date: 03/11/2013, Expiration Date: 05/21/2023, Certifier: Kimberly C Van Hoose
    Registrant: Kimberly C Van Hoose, 3242 Burley Hill Rd, Highwood, MT 59450

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: BELL 47D1 (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 78 mph), Engine: FRANKLIN 6A4200 SERIES (200 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 12087 , Serial Number: 734, Airworthiness Date: 03/16/1972
    Registrant (Individual): Maria S Masuda, Po Box 48, Highwood, MT 59450
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172E (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3562S , Serial Number: 17250762, Year manufactured: 1963, Airworthiness Date: 10/16/1963
    Registrant (Corporation): Spring Coulee Ranch Inc, 2000 Spring Coulee Ln, Highwood, MT 59450


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4

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