Jordan, Montana

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Population in 2017: 396 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +8.8%
 
Males: 187  (47.4%)
Females: 209  (52.6%)
Median resident age:

55.8 years
Montana median age:

40.0 years

Zip codes: 59337.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $42,435 (it was $26,250 in 2000)
Jordan:

$42,435
MT:

$53,386

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $29,900 (it was $17,426 in 2000)

Jordan town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $79,917 (it was $33,100 in 2000)
Jordan:

$79,917
MT:

$231,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $159,755; detached houses: $217,137; mobile homes: $73,960

Median gross rent in 2017: $530.

March 2019 cost of living index in Jordan: 85.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 7.9%
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  • Races in Jordan, MT (2010)
    • 33798.3%White alone
    • 30.9%Hispanic
    • 20.6%American Indian alone
    • 10.3%Two or more races

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



According to our research of Montana and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Jordan, Montana as of June 02, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Jordan is 309 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


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Ancestries: German (34.3%), American (25.4%), Irish (9.4%), Norwegian (8.8%), English (8.3%), Basque (3.9%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated in 1951

Elevation: 2598 feet

Land area: 0.36 square miles.

Population density: 1,115 people per square mile   (low).

Jordan, Montana map

14 residents are foreign born (1.6% Europe, 1.4% North America, 0.8% Latin America).

This town:

3.8%
Montana:

1.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,042 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $407 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Billings, MT (131.3 miles , pop. 89,847).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (523.9 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (991.4 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

North Garfield, MT (3.5 miles ),
South Garfield, MT (4.3 miles ),
South Valley, MT (6.7 miles ),
North of the Yellowstone, MT (7.0 miles ),
Fort Peck, MT (7.2 miles ),
Nashua, MT (7.9 miles ),
Glasgow, MT (7.9 miles ),
Circle, MT (7.9 miles )

Latitude: 47.32 N, Longitude: 106.91 W

Area code: 406

Distribution of median household income in Jordan, MT in 2017
Distribution of house value in Jordan, MT in 2017

Jordan satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.1%
Montana:

4.2%
Most common industries in Jordan, MT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (16.4%)
  • Health care (10.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (9.7%)
  • Construction (9.7%)
  • Educational services (9.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.2%)
  • Gasoline stations (6.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (19.5%)
  • Construction (16.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (15.3%)
  • Gasoline stations (8.5%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.9%)
  • Food (5.1%)
  • Truck transportation (5.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (20.2%)
  • Educational services (18.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (13.5%)
  • Public administration (12.4%)
  • Social assistance (10.1%)
  • Gasoline stations (4.5%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (4.5%)
Most common occupations in Jordan, MT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (4.3%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (11.0%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (7.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.9%)
  • Carpenters (5.1%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (15.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.5%)

Average climate in Jordan, Montana

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Earthquake activity:

Jordan-area historical earthquake activity is below Montana state average. It is 21% smaller 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 262.1 miles away from Jordan 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 401.2 miles away from Jordan 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 259.5 miles away from Jordan 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 301.2 miles away from Jordan center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 219.1 miles away from the city center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 218.5 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 Garfield County (5) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 2, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Jordan topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Jordan:

  • GARFIELD COUNTY HEALTH CENTER (Government - Local, provides emergency services, 332 LEAVITT AVE)
  • GARFIELD COUNTY HEALTH CENTER (332 LEAVITT AVE)

Airports located in Jordan:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Jordan:

  • Montana State University-Billings (about 131 miles; Billings, MT; Full-time enrollment: 4,319)
  • Sheridan College (about 177 miles; Sheridan, WY; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • Montana State University (about 228 miles; Bozeman, MT; FT enrollment: 12,942)
  • Black Hills State University (about 245 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 3,166)
  • Minot State University (about 269 miles; Minot, ND; FT enrollment: 2,887)
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (about 288 miles; Rapid City, SD; FT enrollment: 2,102)
  • Bismarck State College (about 290 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)

Public high school in Jordan:

Public elementary/middle schools in Jordan:

See full list of schools located in Jordan

Library in Jordan:

  • GARFIELD COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $24,227; Location: 228 MAIN ST; 11,952 books; 450 audio materials; 125 video materials; 4 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Jordan: Kamp Katie (A), Jordan Mobile Home Park (B), Garfield County Courthouse (C), Garfield County Sheriff's Department (D), Garfield County Library (E), Jordan Volunteer Fire Department (F), Garfield County Museum (G), Garfield County Ambulance (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Jordan include: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (A), Saint Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church (B), Community Presbyterian Church (C), Jordan Seventh Day Adventist Church (D), Saint John the Baptist Church (E), Assembly of God Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Jordan include: Woodland Park (1), Panwitz Park (2), Willems Park (3), Kariotis Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Garfield Hotel & Motel (Highway 200 & Main), Hell Creek Marina (Creek Road).

Birthplace of: Jerry Kramer - Football player, Wayne Hawkins - Football League All-Star player.

Garfield 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 Jordan and their reported violations in the past:

JORDAN TOWN OF (Population served: 364, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Average household size:
This town:

2.0 people
Montana:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

54.7%
Whole state:

62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

6.5%
Whole state:

6.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

11 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Jordan (2011 data):

  • Garfield County Bank: at 444 Main Street, branch established on 1960/03/14. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $50.7 mil, Deposits: $44.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Garfield County Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Jordan:

Marital status in Jordan, MT
  • Never married: 20.7%
  • Now married: 60.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 12.3%

For population 25 years and over in Jordan:

  • High school or higher: 91.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 8.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.6
Montana average:

10.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Jordan
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Jordan, MT (based on Garfield County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1572
Evangelical Protestant1164
Catholic1101
Other581
None765-
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: 1
Garfield County:

8.30 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

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

16.60 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Garfield County:

16.60 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

10.38 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Garfield County:

8.2%
State:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

25.5%
Montana:

23.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

46.4%
Montana:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Jordan:

40.1%
State:

48.0%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.5
Montana:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

23.7%
State:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

12.8%
Montana:

9.9%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Jordan:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Jordan:

32.2%
Montana:

35.3%

General health condition:
This city:

49.2%
Montana:

57.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

72.2%
Montana:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Jordan, MT Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 1$2,290$27,4801$280
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$3,003
Financial Administration 0$0 12$5,543
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$290
Firefighters 0$0 1$25
Sewerage 0$0 1$70
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$100
Totals for Government 1$2,290$27,48024$9,311

Jordan government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $6,000 ($15.15)
    Police Protection: $5,000 ($12.63)
  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $89,000 ($224.75)
    Sewerage: $89,000 ($224.75)
    Water Utilities: $82,000 ($207.07)
    Central Staff Services: $24,000 ($60.61)
    Regular Highways: $19,000 ($47.98)
    Parks and Recreation: $12,000 ($30.30)
    Police Protection: $5,000 ($12.63)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,000 ($10.10)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,000 ($7.58)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,000 ($20.20)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $86,000 ($217.17)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $67,000 ($169.19)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $9,000 ($22.73)

Jordan government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $85,000 ($214.65)
    Solid Waste Management: $84,000 ($212.12)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $10,000 ($25.25)
    General Revenue - Other: $6,000 ($15.15)
    Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($12.63)
    Special Assessments: $4,000 ($10.10)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $81,000 ($204.55)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $38,000 ($95.96)
    Highways: $14,000 ($35.35)
  • Tax - Property: $53,000 ($133.84)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000 ($2.53)

Jordan government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $572,000 ($1444.44)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $542,000 ($1368.69)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $56,000 ($141.41)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,000 ($65.66)

Jordan government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $560,000 ($1414.14)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $48,000 ($121.21)

Strongest AM radio stations in Jordan:

  • KATL (770 AM; 10 kW; MILES CITY, MT; Owner: STAR PRINTING COMPANY)
  • KMTA (1050 AM; 10 kW; MILES CITY, MT; Owner: SENGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KIKC (1250 AM; 5 kW; FORSYTH, MT; Owner: MILES CITY, FORSYTH B/DCSTG, INC.)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KURL (730 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: ELENBAAS MEDIA, INC.)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KGHL (790 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KUYO (830 AM; daytime; 25 kW; EVANSVILLE, WY; Owner: WYOMING CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBUL (970 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGVW (640 AM; 10 kW; BELGRADE, MT; Owner: GALLATIN VALLEY WITNESS, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 26ft / 8.3mTotal length
  • 1,791Total average daily traffic
  • 115Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,882Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Jordan)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Jordan, MT)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KD7RCO, Licensee ID: L00508841, Grant Date: 04/29/2002, Expiration Date: 04/29/2012, Cancellation Date: 04/30/2014, Certifier: Eric B Christensen, Registrant: Eric B Christensen, Jordan, MT 59337

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 170B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C145 SERIES (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3180A , Serial Number: 25824, Year manufactured: 1953, Airworthiness Date: 01/20/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 07/17/1971
    Registrant (Corporation): Ross Ranch & Livestock Co, Po Box 43, Jordan, MT 59337
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5561B , Serial Number: 33561, Year manufactured: 1956, Airworthiness Date: 07/20/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 02/07/2018
    Registrant (Individual): Bart Lammers, Po Box 302, Jordan, MT 59337
  • Aircraft: HUGHES 269C (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 64 mph), Engine: LYCOMING HIO-360 SER (205 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7489F , Serial Number: 570595, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 06/07/1977, Certificate Issue Date: 08/28/1998
    Registrant (Individual): Jerry Lee Coldwell, 2198 Haxby Rd, Jordan, MT 59337
  • Aircraft: CHAMPION AERONCA 7FC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C90 SERIES (95 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9839Y , Serial Number: 7FC-451, Year manufactured: 1961, Airworthiness Date: 09/07/1961, Certificate Issue Date: 05/16/2018
    Registrant (Individual): Denim Fogle, 890 Haxby Rd, Jordan, MT 59337

Most common first names in Jordan, MT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1079.4 years
Mary879.3 years
Robert776.0 years
Fred672.6 years
Esther683.0 years
Frank678.1 years
Anna591.6 years
George582.2 years
William566.8 years
Helen474.0 years
Most common last names in Jordan, MT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Billing681.9 years
Edwards570.4 years
Jessen576.2 years
Macdonald570.6 years
Murnion580.1 years
Saylor584.6 years
Watson578.4 years
Wille481.5 years
Harbaugh495.2 years
Jackson477.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Jordan, MT
  • 45.9%Electricity
  • 29.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 12.0%Wood
  • 6.0%Utility gas
  • 3.8%No fuel used
  • 2.3%Other fuel
  • 0.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Jordan, MT
  • 63.9%Electricity
  • 33.3%Utility gas
  • 2.8%Other fuel


Jordan compared to Montana state average:

  • Median house value significantly 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 significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
There are 5 pilots and no other airmen in this city.
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