Hungry Horse, Montana

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Population in 2010: 826. Population change since 2000: -11.6%
Males: 464  (56.2%)
Females: 362  (43.8%)
Median resident age:  42.3 years
Montana median age:  38.3 years

Zip codes: 59919.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $28,009 (it was $26,550 in 2000)
Hungry Horse:

$28,009
MT:

$45,076
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $12,859 (it was $10,530 in 2000)

Hungry Horse CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $75,233 (it was $78,300 in 2000)
Hungry Horse:

$75,233
MT:

$184,800
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $130,990; Detached houses: $108,120; Mobile homes: $177,000

Median gross rent in 2012: $449.

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  • White alone - 767 (92.9%)
  • Two or more races - 27 (3.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 12 (1.5%)
  • Hispanic - 12 (1.5%)
  • Asian alone - 6 (0.7%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.2%)

Races in Hungry Horse detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Hungry Horse: 91.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (42.6%), Irish (14.5%), Scottish (8.7%), Italian (5.5%), Dutch (4.1%), English (3.6%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 3088 feet

Land area: 1.85 square miles.

Population density: 447 people per square mile   (low).

Hungry Horse,MT real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Hungry Horse:

  • High school or higher: 71.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.6%
  • Unemployed: 17.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hungry Horse CDP:

  • Never married: 24.3%
  • Now married: 47.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.6%
  • Divorced: 23.8%

4 residents are foreign born

This place:  0.4%
Montana:  1.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,131 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,038 (1.9%)

Hungry Horse satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Missoula, MT (105.3 miles , pop. 57,053).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (378.5 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (1013.7 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Martin City, MT (1.2 miles ), Coram, MT (1.6 miles ), Columbia Falls, MT (2.4 miles ), Bad Rock-Columbia Heights, MT (2.6 miles ), West Glacier, MT (3.0 miles ), Helena Flats, MT (3.3 miles ), Whitefish, MT (3.6 miles ), South Fork, MT (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 48.38 N, Longitude: 114.06 W

Area code: 406

Hungry Horse household income distribution Hungry Horse home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.7%
Montana:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (30%)
  • Construction (19%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Retail trade (3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (50%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (16%)
  • Woodworkers (15%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (14%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (19%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Cashiers (9%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (7%)

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

Average climate in Hungry Horse, Montana

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Earthquake activity:

Hungry Horse-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Montana state average. It is 60% 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 310.0 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 298.2 miles away from Hungry Horse center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 399.3 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 405.9 miles away from the city center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 390.6 miles away from Hungry Horse center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
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 218.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Flathead County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 5, Floods: 4, Storms: 3, Snows: 2, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Hungry Horse:

  • WHITEFISH CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; WHITEFISH, MT)

Amtrak stations near Hungry Horse:

  • 9 miles: WEST GLACIER (HWY. 2, E. OF GOING-TO-THE-SUN RD.)
  • 13 miles: WHITEFISH (500 DEPOT ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, car rental agency, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hungry Horse:

  • The University of Montana (about 106 miles; Missoula, MT; Full-time enrollment: 13,602)
  • North Idaho College (about 136 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; FT enrollment: 4,684)
  • Spokane Community College (about 161 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,482)
  • Whitworth University (about 161 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 2,689)
  • Gonzaga University (about 163 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,780)
  • Spokane Falls Community College (about 165 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,052)
  • Eastern Washington University (about 175 miles; Cheney, WA; FT enrollment: 11,643)

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Notable locations in Hungry Horse: Crooked Tree Motel and RV Park (A), Canyon RV and Campground (B), Duval RV and Bike Park (C), Mountain Meadow RV Park and Campground (D), Hungry Horse Campground (E), Glacier Bible Camp (F), Hungry Horse Ranger Station (G), Hungry Horse Fire District (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Hungry Horse include: Hungry Horse Baptist Church (A), Hungry Horse Chapel (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Mini Golden Inns Motel (8955 Highway 2 East), Hungry Horse Hotel (8808 East Highway 2), Tamarack Lodge & Motel (9549 Highway 2 East), Crooked Tree Motel & RV Park (8688 Highway 2), Glacier Cabins (9478 Highway 2 East).

Flathead 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 2012 was 95.0. This is worse than average.

City:

95.0
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2005 was 0.323. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.323
U.S.:

0.303

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 25.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 9.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 14.4. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.4
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.93. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.93
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 41.2%
(40.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
Montana:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  58.8%
Whole state:  62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  8.9%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households

Hungry Horse 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Hungry Horse travel time to work - commute Hungry Horse mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (48%)
  • Wood (32%)
  • Electricity (20%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Hungry Horse CDP (based on Flathead County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 40.00%
Here: 40.0%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssemblies of GodLDS (Mormon) ChurchLutheran Church
Adherents33.3%12.3%10.9%9.5%6.3%
Congregations6.3%7.4%5.3%8.4%3.2%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesChristian and Missionary AllianceOther
Adherents3.9%3.2%2.4%2.3%15.9%
Congregations5.3%4.2%6.3%5.3%48.4%
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: 15
Flathead County:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Flathead County:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 45
Flathead County:

5.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 97
Here:

11.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.8%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Flathead County:

20.0%
Montana:

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

8.4%
State:

10.7%

5.75% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,790 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.75%
Montana average:

6.86%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($226 average AGI)
Flathead County:

0.05%
Montana average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Missoula County, MT  0.39% ($29,309 average AGI)
from Lincoln County, MT  0.20% ($27,618)
from Gallatin County, MT  0.17% ($37,233)


5.81% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,448 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.81%
Montana average:

6.73%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($313 average AGI)
Flathead County:

0.06%
Montana average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Missoula County, MT  0.46% ($19,766 average AGI)
to Gallatin County, MT  0.25% ($24,557)
to Lake County, MT  0.19% ($32,138)

Strongest AM radio stations in Hungry Horse:

  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KJJR (880 AM; 10 kW; WHITEFISH, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INCORPORATED)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KGEZ (600 AM; 5 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: SKYLINE BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KSEN (1150 AM; 10 kW; SHELBY, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KXLY (920 AM; 20 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE RADIO, INC.)
  • KQQQ (1150 AM; 25 kW; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: RADIO PALOUSE, INC.)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMJY (700 AM; 10 kW; NEWPORT, WA; Owner: JAMES E. AND HELEN G. STARGEL)
  • KVNI (1080 AM; 10 kW; COEUR D' ALENE, ID; Owner: QUEENB RADIO, INC.)
  • KLCY (930 AM; 5 kW; EAST MISSOULA, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hungry Horse:

  • KKMT (95.9 FM; COLUMBIA FALLS, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBBZ (98.5 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDBR (106.3 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KALS (97.1 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KALISPELL CHRISTIAN RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KSIL (100.7 FM; WALLACE, ID; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KQRK (92.3 FM; RONAN, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPLG (91.5 FM; PLAINS, MT; Owner: YOUR NETWORK OF PRAISE, INC.)
  • KZMN (103.9 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KUKL (89.9 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA)
  • K204CJ (88.7 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: YOUR CHRISTIAN COMPANION NETWORK, INC.)
  • K208DI (89.5 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K259AD (99.7 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: BEE B/C INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Hungry Horse:

  • K05EE (Channel 5; BIG ARM, ETC., MT; Owner: BLACKTAIL TV TAX DISTRICT)
  • K59BW (Channel 59; BONNERS FERRY, ID; Owner: STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION (IEPBS))
  • K26DD (Channel 26; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KEXI-LP (Channel 35; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: MONTANA BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • KMMF-LP (Channel 34; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: MONTANA LICENSE SUB, INC.)
  • K10LH (Channel 10; WEST GLACIER, ETC., MT; Owner: DESERT MOUNTAIN TELEVISION)
  • K12LU (Channel 12; WEST GLACIER, ETC., MT; Owner: DESERT MOUNTAIN TELEVISION)

Hungry Horse fatal accident list:

Jun 18, 1978 02:25 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 2

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 48.050000 Lon: -113.535000, Call Sign: WPWP567
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.600 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/30/2012, Expiration Date: 12/31/2022, Certifier: Roger L Claridge
    Registrant: Kalispell Communications, 2044 Us Hwy 2 East, Kalispell, MT 59901, Phone: (406) 752-6777, Fax: (406) 752-6779, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • Call Sign: AB7KM, Previous Call Sign: KC7CZX, Licensee ID: L00750321
    Grant Date: 05/20/2004, Expiration Date: 06/28/2014
    Registrant: Gary G Ross, Hungry Horse, MT 59919-0456
  • Call Sign: KC6TYS, Licensee ID: L00332479
    Grant Date: 03/07/2001, Expiration Date: 04/23/2011, Cancellation Date: 04/24/2013
    Registrant: James P Witt, 127 Main Street, Hungry Horse, MT 59919-0356
  • Call Sign: KC7DBF, Licensee ID: L00750546
    Grant Date: 05/20/2004, Expiration Date: 06/28/2014
    Registrant: Priscilla L Ross, Hungry Horse, MT 59919-0456
  • Call Sign: KD7FFN, Previous Call Sign: N9HLV, Licensee ID: L00259815
    Grant Date: 12/14/2010, Expiration Date: 03/05/2021, Certifier: James M Lemons
    Registrant: James M Lemons, Hungry Horse, MT 59919-0277
  • Call Sign: KD7JXL, Licensee ID: L00270827
    Grant Date: 07/14/2010, Expiration Date: 07/22/2020, Certifier: Wendy Stefaniak
    Registrant: Wendy Stefaniak, Hungry Horse, MT 59919
  • Call Sign: N0AMY, Previous Call Sign: N0BEE, Licensee ID: L00593192
    Grant Date: 02/15/2008, Expiration Date: 02/15/2018, Certifier: Tony L Tyler
    Registrant: Tony L Tyler, Hungry Horse, MT 59919

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: MOONEY M20J (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 126 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER A&C (200 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 318VP , Serial Number: 24-0996, Year manufactured: 1980, Airworthiness Date: 05/05/1980
    Registrant (Individual): Wendy Stefaniak, Po Box 190383, Hungry Horse, MT 59919
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182G (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3743U , Serial Number: 18255143, Year manufactured: 1963, Airworthiness Date: 12/07/1963
    Registrant (Corporation): Montana Wings Aviation LLC, Po Box 190800, Hungry Horse, MT 59919

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4
  • Hazardous Condition: 2
Most common first names in Hungry Horse, MT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William875.3 years
Robert750.6 years
John672.6 years
Frank469.0 years
Glenn370.6 years
Harold370.6 years
David352.3 years
Shirley365.7 years
Eleanor277.0 years
James269.5 years
Most common last names in Hungry Horse, MT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Oldfield469.5 years
Johnson368.0 years
Karnes276.5 years
Fox277.0 years
Green265.0 years
Brown266.9 years
Bolt271.6 years
Butt285.0 years
Benda272.9 years
Mcallister252.1 years
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