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Judith Basin County

Population in 2012: 221 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -9.4%
 

Males: 102  (46.5%)
Females: 119  (53.5%)

Median resident age:  48.4 years
Montana median age:  44.1 years

Zip codes: 59452.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $39,289 (it was $30,179 in 2000)
Hobson:

$39,289
Montana:

$44,222
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $18,172

Hobson city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $104,995 (it was $48,500 in 2000)
Hobson:

$104,995
Montana:

$184,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $82,286; Detached houses: $88,724; Townhouses or other attached units: $128,367; Mobile homes: $64,498

Median gross rent in 2011: $619.

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  • White alone - 210 (97.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (1.9%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.5%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Hobson: 87.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (19.6%), Irish (13.7%), Danish (12.9%), Norwegian (11.8%), English (8.9%), French (6.6%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 4078 feet

Land area: 0.25 square miles.

Population density: 879 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Hobson:

  • High school or higher: 92.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.4%
  • Unemployed: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hobson city:

  • Never married: 3.9%
  • Now married: 73.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 11.8%
  • Divorced: 11.2%

3 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.4%
Montana:  1.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $756 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $742 (0.7%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Great Falls, MT (75.0 miles , pop. 56,690).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (550.1 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (938.9 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Moore, MT (2.9 miles) , Stanford, MT (4.4 miles ), Lewistown Heights, MT (4.5 miles ), Lewistown, MT (4.6 miles ), Denton, MT (4.7 miles ), Judith Gap, MT (4.8 miles) , Hanover, MT (5.1 miles ), Geyser, MT (5.9 miles ).

Latitude: 47.00 N, Longitude: 109.87 W

Area code: 406

Hobson household income distribution Hobson home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.7%
Montana:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +19 (+8.4%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Wholesale trade (19%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (19%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Top executives (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (19%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (15%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (12%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Life and physical scientists (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Hobson-area historical tornado activity is significantly above Montana state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/24/1994, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 20.8 miles away from the Hobson city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/24/1994, a category F2 tornado 20.8 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hobson-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Montana state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/26/2007 at 06:27:32, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 ML, Depth: 1.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 47.6 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 85.5 miles away from Hobson center
On 4/8/2000 at 11:30:22, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 ML, Depth: 2.9 mi) earthquake occurred 86.0 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 82.3 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 77.2 miles away from Hobson center
On 1/9/2003 at 00:02:17, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 ML, Depth: 6.6 mi) earthquake occurred 71.6 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 Judith Basin 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, Snows: 2, Storms: 2, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Political contributions by individuals in Hobson, MT

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hobson:

  • Montana State University-Billings (about 106 miles; Billings, MT; Full-time enrollment: 2,629)
  • Montana State University (about 108 miles; Bozeman, MT; FT enrollment: 9,518)
  • The University of Montana (about 195 miles; Missoula, MT; FT enrollment: 11,744)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 239 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 12,325)
  • Idaho State University (about 312 miles; Pocatello, ID; FT enrollment: 8,867)
  • North Idaho College (about 328 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; FT enrollment: 3,090)
  • Casper College (about 337 miles; Casper, WY; FT enrollment: 2,078)

Public high school in Hobson:

Public elementary/middle schools in Hobson:

See full list of schools located in Hobson, School District: HOBSON K-12 SCHOOLS


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Notable locations in Hobson: Hobson (A), Hobson Stop Trailer Court and RV Park (B), Hobson Rural Volunteer Fire District (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Hobson include: Sacred Heart Catholic Church (A), Hobson Methodist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Judith Basin 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 Hobson and their reported violations in the past:

HOBSON TOWN OF (Population served: 244, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-24-2004), St Boil Water Order (DEC-24-2004), St Public Notif requested (DEC-24-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-24-2004), St Compliance achieved (MAY-23-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-01-2005 and MAY-12-2006, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-19-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-19-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAY-12-2006)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2005 and AUG-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-16-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-30-2005)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 16.7%
(16.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Montana:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  64.3%
Whole state:  62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.1%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 2.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Hobson, MT

Hobson 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.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Hobson travel time to work - commute


Hobson mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (41%)
  • Electricity (31%)
  • Utility gas (14%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • Other fuel (4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Hobson (based on Judith Basin County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 42.85%
Here42.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)United Methodist ChurchHutterian BrethrenOther
Adherents53.7%13.6%12.3%10.0%10.3%
Congregations40.0%20.0%10.0%10.0%20.0%
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
Judith Basin County:

9.80 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Judith Basin County:

4.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

19.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.6%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Judith Basin County:

25.7%
Montana:

23.1%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
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$250
Sewerage 0$0 1$250
Totals for Government 0$0 2$500

Hobson government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Parks & Recreation: $29,000 ($131.22)
    Sewerage: $23,000 ($104.07)
    General - Other: $21,000 ($95.02)
    Regular Highways: $12,000 ($54.30)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($13.57)
    Police Protection: $2,000 ($9.05)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $15,000 ($67.87)

Hobson government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($9.05)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $16,000 ($72.40)
    General Revenue, NEC: $13,000 ($58.82)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $18,000 ($81.45)
    Highways: $11,000 ($49.77)
    All Other: $11,000 ($49.77)
  • Tax - Property: $13,000 ($58.82)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $94,000 ($425.34)

6.56% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($49,000 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.56%
Montana average:

8.25%

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



7.86% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,694 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.86%
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  1.52% ($57,417 average AGI)
to Fergus County, MT  1.39% ($20,182)

Strongest AM radio stations in Hobson:

  • KXLO (1230 AM; 1 kW; LEWISTOWN, MT; Owner: KXLO BROADCAST, INC.)
  • KMON (560 AM; 5 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KGVW (640 AM; 10 kW; BELGRADE, MT; Owner: GALLATIN VALLEY WITNESS, INC.)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KKGR (680 AM; daytime; 5 kW; EAST HELENA, MT; Owner: KKGR, INC.)
  • KEIN (1310 AM; 5 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: MUNSON RADIO, INC.)
  • KURL (730 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: ELENBAAS MEDIA, INC.)
  • KGHL (790 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KMTX (950 AM; 5 kW; HELENA, MT; Owner: CAPRI, INC)
  • KSEN (1150 AM; 10 kW; SHELBY, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBUL (970 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hobson:

  • KEHT (100.3 FM; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: GEORGE S. FLINN, JR.)
  • 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.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Hobson)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • .25 Mi Se Hwy 87 At Jct Fas 239 (Lat: 47.002750 Lon: -109.868806), Call Sign: KNCL391, Licensee ID: L00434190
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.685 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/29/2001, Expiration Date: 01/14/2012, Cancellation Date: 03/17/2012
    Registrant: Ray E Valentine, Box 229, Hobson, MT 59452, Phone: (406) 423-5602
  • 2 Blocks E Of Main St (Lat: 47.008306 Lon: -109.872972), Call Sign: WZU679, Licensee ID: L00053599
    Assigned Frequencies: 157.725 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/11/2004, Expiration Date: 04/12/2014
    Registrant: Bob Noel, Box 426, Hobson, MT 59452, Phone: (254) 378-9039
  • 4 Mi Wsw (Lat: 46.993028 Lon: -109.967417), Type: Pipe, Structure height: 15 m, Overall height: 21 m, Call Sign: WPRS771
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.390 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/27/2006, Expiration Date: 01/17/2016, Certifier: Rod Mikkelsen
    Registrant: Falls Communications Inc, Box 2248, Great Falls, MT 59403, Phone: (406) 452-0796, Fax: (406) 771-1745

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KJ7C, Licensee ID: L00462019
    Grant Date: 11/10/2005, Expiration Date: 02/07/2016, Certifier: Carol J Westberg
    Registrant: Carol J Westberg, Hc 81 Box 77, Hobson, MT 59452
  • Call Sign: W7HFZ, Licensee ID: L00053599
    Grant Date: 09/14/2006, Expiration Date: 12/11/2016, Certifier: James R Noel
    Registrant: James R Noel, Box 426, Hobson, MT 59452


FAA Registered Aircraft:

9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Hobson)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2


Most common first names in Hobson, MT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James580.4 years
John582.6 years
Charles477.5 years
Kenneth467.8 years
William480.5 years
Joe372.7 years
Mary382.7 years
Richard366.0 years
Robert370.7 years
Walter370.7 years
Most common last names in Hobson, MT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Watson684.7 years
Gore369.3 years
Boyd377.7 years
Bruchez375.3 years
Haack370.7 years
Stewart385.3 years
Swanz384.3 years
Taurman382.0 years
Mack272.0 years
Barr285.5 years
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