Jefferson City, Montana

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Population in 2010: 472. Population change since 2000: +60.0%
Males: 236  (50.1%)
Females: 236  (49.9%)
Median resident age:  34.7 years
Montana median age:  39.9 years

Zip codes: 59638.

Estimated median household income in 2015: $88,150 (it was $53,125 in 2000)
Jefferson City:

$88,150
MT:

$49,509

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $27,769 (it was $21,953 in 2000)

Jefferson City CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $311,273 (it was $122,900 in 2000)
Jefferson City:

$311,273
MT:

$209,500

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $359,030; Detached houses: $393,227; Mobile homes: $118,379

Median gross rent in 2015: $776.

  • Races in Jefferson City, MT (2010)

    Jefferson City races chart
    • 44995.1%White alone
    • 91.9%Two or more races
    • 71.5%Hispanic
    • 61.3%American Indian alone
    • 10.2%Black alone

Races in Jefferson City detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Jefferson City: 86.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (16.2%), Scandinavian (15.7%), American (13.3%), English (13.3%), Norwegian (11.4%), Irish (7.6%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 4558 feet

Land area: 12.1 square miles.

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

Jefferson City,MT real estate house value index trend

Jefferson City, Montana map

For population 25 years and over in Jefferson City:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.0%
  • Unemployed: 9.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Jefferson City CDP:

  • Never married: 25.8%
  • Now married: 59.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 8.9%

2 residents are foreign born

This place:

0.3%
Montana:

2.1%



According to our research of Montana and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Jefferson City, Montana as of November 17, 2017.
The ratio of number of residents in Jefferson City to the number of sex offenders is 118 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $1,561 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $3,643 (0.4%)

Jefferson City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Great Falls, MT (85.1 miles , pop. 56,690).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (484.7 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (889.4 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Clancy, MT (2.6 miles ), Elkhorn, MT (3.0 miles) , Boulder, MT (3.3 miles ), Montana City, MT (3.4 miles ), South Hills, MT (3.5 miles ), Basin, MT (3.6 miles ), Helena, MT (3.8 miles ), Helena West Side, MT (3.9 miles ).

Latitude: 46.39 N, Longitude: 112.04 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 406

Jefferson City household income distribution Jefferson City home values distribution

Jefferson City tourist attractions:

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.1%
Montana:

3.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (26%)
  • Construction (19%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Other services, except public administration (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (28%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (26%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (17%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (4%)
  • Community and social service occupations (3%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (18%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (14%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (12%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Legal occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Jefferson City, Montana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Jefferson City-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Montana state average. It is 66% 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 142.7 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 181.3 miles away from Jefferson City 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 134.3 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 73.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 490.6 miles away from Jefferson City center
On 8/22/1984 at 09:46:30, a magnitude 5.8 (5.0 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.8 ML) earthquake occurred 160.6 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 Jefferson County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 3, Fires: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Jefferson City topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Jefferson City:

  • BIG SKY CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; HELENA, MT)
  • ROCKY MOUNTAIN CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; HELENA, MT)
  • ST PETERS HOSPITAL DIALYSIS UNIT (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; HELENA, MT)
  • HOSPICE OF ST PETERS COMM HOSP (Hospital, about 14 miles away; HELENA, MT)
  • ST PETER'S HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 14 miles away; HELENA, MT)
  • COONEY CONVALESCENT HOME (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; HELENA, MT)
  • SHODAIR CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 14 miles away; HELENA, MT)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Jefferson City:

  • Montana State University (about 69 miles; Bozeman, MT; Full-time enrollment: 12,942)
  • The University of Montana (about 98 miles; Missoula, MT; FT enrollment: 13,602)
  • Montana State University-Billings (about 174 miles; Billings, MT; FT enrollment: 4,319)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 179 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 30,522)
  • Lewis-Clark State College (about 238 miles; Lewiston, ID; FT enrollment: 3,199)
  • University of Idaho (about 239 miles; Moscow, ID; FT enrollment: 10,416)
  • North Idaho College (about 242 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; FT enrollment: 4,684)

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Notable locations in Jefferson City: Jefferson City Rest Area (A), Jefferson City Fire Company (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Beavertown Creek (A), Comet Creek (B), Troy Creek (C), Spring Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Jefferson City: Freighters Historical Marker (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Jefferson 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 2013 was 68.5. This is about average.

City:

68.5
U.S.:

74.7

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2000 was 5.39. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.39
U.S.:

1.91

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2006 was 26.9. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.9
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.53. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 15.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.53
U.S.:

9.35

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 0.141. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.141
U.S.:

0.014
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 6.7%
(8.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Montana:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  74.0%
Whole state:  62.8%

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

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.3
Montana average:

9.9

Jefferson City travel time to work - commute Jefferson City mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Jefferson City CDP (based on Jefferson County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic9903
Evangelical Protestant73511
Other5773
Mainline Protestant2344
None8,870-
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
Jefferson County:

1.80 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Jefferson County:

4.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Here:

13.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.5%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Jefferson County:

22.3%
Montana:

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

6.9%
State:

10.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

56.1%
State:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Jefferson City:

56.7%
Montana:

48.0%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.6
Montana:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Jefferson City:

18.2%
Montana:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

6.6%
State:

9.9%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Jefferson City:

6.9
Montana:

6.8

Overweight people:
Jefferson City:

38.0%
State:

35.3%

General health condition:
Here:

61.6%
Montana:

57.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

80.4%
Montana:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Jefferson City, MT Residents

8.04% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($44,727 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.04%
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 Lewis and Clark County, MT  2.29% ($46,896 average AGI)
from Gallatin County, MT  0.50% ($29,619)
from Silver Bow County, MT  0.48% ($56,800)


8.79% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,189 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.79%
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 Lewis and Clark County, MT  2.68% ($41,168 average AGI)
to Silver Bow County, MT  0.90% ($21,553)
to Gallatin County, MT  0.71% ($23,300)

Strongest AM radio stations in Jefferson City:

  • KKGR (680 AM; daytime; 5 kW; EAST HELENA, MT; Owner: KKGR, INC.)
  • KMTX (950 AM; 5 kW; HELENA, MT; Owner: CAPRI, INC)
  • KBOW (550 AM; 5 kW; BUTTE, MT; Owner: BUTTE BROADCASTING INCORPORATED)
  • KGVW (640 AM; 10 kW; BELGRADE, MT; Owner: GALLATIN VALLEY WITNESS, INC.)
  • KBLL (1240 AM; 1 kW; HELENA, MT; Owner: HOLTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCAP (1340 AM; 1 kW; HELENA, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KXTL (1370 AM; 5 kW; BUTTE, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KMON (560 AM; 5 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KBOZ (1090 AM; 5 kW; BOZEMAN, MT; Owner: REIER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KANA (580 AM; 1 kW; ANACONDA, MT; Owner: JIMMY RAY CARROLL)

Strongest FM radio stations in Jefferson City:

  • KVCM (103.1 FM; HELENA, MT; Owner: HI-LINE RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • K210BF (89.9 FM; BUTTE, MT; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KMTX-FM (105.3 FM; HELENA, MT; Owner: CAPRI, INC)
  • KBLL-FM (99.5 FM; HELENA, MT; Owner: HOLTER BROASDCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KZMT (101.1 FM; HELENA, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • 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)
  • KAPC (91.3 FM; BUTTE, MT; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA)
  • KOPR (94.1 FM; BUTTE, MT; Owner: BUTTE BROADCASTING INCORPORATED)
  • KMBR (95.5 FM; BUTTE, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • K213CJ (90.5 FM; BUTTE, MT; Owner: MONTANA CHRISTIAN RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KAAR (92.5 FM; BUTTE, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KUHM (91.7 FM; HELENA, MT; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA)
  • KHKR-FM (104.1 FM; EAST HELENA, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • K213CB (90.5 FM; DEER LODGE, MT; Owner: HI-LINE RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Jefferson City:

  • KMTF (Channel 10; HELENA, MT; Owner: ROCKY MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K08KT (Channel 8; BOULDER, MT; Owner: BOULDER TV ASSN.)
  • K36CX (Channel 36; CLANCY, MT; Owner: BOULDER TV TRANSLATOR ASSOCIATION)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 25m82ftTotal length
  • 14,070Total average daily traffic
  • 284Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

7
  • Call Sign: K7JM, Licensee ID: L00170211, Grant Date: 09/21/2006, Expiration Date: 12/11/2016, Certifier: John D Mc Dougall, Registrant: John D Mc Dougall, 11 Masters Way, Jefferson City, MT 59638
  • Call Sign: KC7VCU, Licensee ID: L00241291, Grant Date: 02/27/2007, Expiration Date: 03/13/2017, Certifier: Steve R Tubbs, Registrant: Steve R Tubbs, Jefferson City, MT 59638
  • Call Sign: KE6UQM, Licensee ID: L01236087, Grant Date: 01/20/2007, Expiration Date: 01/20/2017, Registrant: Arthur M Villa, P.O.Box 310, Jefferson City, MT 59638
  • Call Sign: W7MKB, Licensee ID: L01017477, Grant Date: 05/12/2015, Expiration Date: 07/05/2025, Registrant: Frank J Kamlowsky, 36 Tizer Lake Road, Jefferson City, MT 59638
  • Call Sign: WR7AGT, Previous Call Sign: WB7BED, Licensee ID: L00144213, Grant Date: 07/01/2006, Expiration Date: 07/26/2016, Registrant: Thomas T Gasta, Jefferson City, MT 59638
  • Call Sign: KD7QZH, Licensee ID: L00504080, Grant Date: 04/19/2002, Expiration Date: 04/19/2012, Cancellation Date: 05/10/2002, Certifier: Thomas T Gasta, Registrant: Mac Pass Repeater Group, Jefferson City, MT 59638
  • Call Sign: WR7HLN, Previous Call Sign: KD7QZH, Licensee ID: L00504080, Grant Date: 02/25/2012, Expiration Date: 05/10/2022, Certifier: Thomas T Gasta, Registrant: Mac Pass Repeater Group, Jefferson City, MT 59638

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

T'INGS HAPPEN (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 10 routine major monitoring violations
Most common first names in Jefferson City, MT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John381.0 years
Edward375.7 years
Dorothy283.0 years
Mary284.0 years
Arthur282.0 years
James278.0 years
Clifford262.5 years
Norman278.0 years
Robert282.4 years
Ronald264.0 years
Most common last names in Jefferson City, MT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Madison483.2 years
Shorten366.4 years
Elbert280.5 years
Jones291.0 years
Dixon271.0 years
Barnes250.0 years
Bell274.6 years
Blake273.0 years
Bridges285.5 years
Keski267.5 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (35%)
  • Wood (31%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14%)
  • No fuel used (2%)

Jefferson City compared to Montana state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
There are 6 pilots and 3 other airmen in this city.
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