Kicking Horse, Montana

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Population in 2010: 286. Population change since 2000: +257.5%
Males: 145  (50.8%)
Females: 141  (49.2%)
Median resident age:  20.0 years
Montana median age:  38.3 years

Zip code: 59864

Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,249 (it was $28,906 in 2000)
Kicking Horse:

$38,249
MT:

$45,076
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,540 (it was $16,524 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $120,271 (it was $350,000 in 2000)
Kicking Horse:

$120,271
MT:

$184,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $586,538; Mobile homes: $586,538
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  • White alone - 117 (40.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 88 (30.8%)
  • Hispanic - 47 (16.4%)
  • Black alone - 18 (6.3%)
  • Two or more races - 13 (4.5%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.7%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.3%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Kicking Horse: 264.7 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Dutch (19.2%), German (17.6%), Irish (4.4%), Norwegian (1.1%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Land area: 2.47 square miles.

Population density: 116 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).
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For population 25 years and over in Kicking Horse:

  • High school or higher: 70.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Kicking Horse CDP:

  • Never married: 52.0%
  • Now married: 25.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 14.4%
  • Divorced: 8.6%

30 residents are foreign born (15.2% Europe).

This place:  15.2%
Montana:  1.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Kicking Horse CDP:  0.0% ($0)
Montana:  1.3% ($1,212)

Kicking Horse satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Missoula, MT (41.6 miles , pop. 57,053).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (377.3 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (951.7 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Charlo, MT (2.1 miles ), Ronan, MT (2.1 miles ), Pablo, MT (3.1 miles ), St. Ignatius, MT (3.2 miles ), Ravalli, MT (3.7 miles) , Old Agency, MT (3.7 miles) , Turtle Lake, MT (3.8 miles) , Kerr, MT (4.0 miles) .

Latitude: 47.46 N, Longitude: 114.08 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 406

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

6.2%
Montana:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (41%)
  • Construction (30%)
  • Finance and insurance (19%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Other services, except public administration (76%)
  • Construction (24%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)

Average climate in Kicking Horse, Montana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Kicking Horse-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Montana state average. It is 78% 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 259.3 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 234.5 miles away from Kicking 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 394.4 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 510.5 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 159.9 miles away from Kicking Horse center
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 251.0 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 Lake County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 2, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Kicking Horse:

  • LAKE COUNTY HOME OPTIONS (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; RONAN, MT)
  • MOUNTAIN VIEW CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; RONAN, MT)
  • POLSON HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; POLSON, MT)
  • PROVIDENCE ST JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 16 miles away; POLSON, MT)

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

  • The University of Montana (about 42 miles; Missoula, MT; Full-time enrollment: 13,602)
  • North Idaho College (about 128 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; FT enrollment: 4,684)
  • University of Idaho (about 148 miles; Moscow, ID; FT enrollment: 10,416)
  • Washington State University (about 154 miles; Pullman, WA; FT enrollment: 25,055)
  • Spokane Community College (about 154 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,482)
  • Gonzaga University (about 156 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,780)
  • Whitworth University (about 157 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 2,689)

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Reservoirs: Kickinghorse Reservoir (A), Kicking Horse Reservoir (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Kicking Horse: Mission Mountain Wilderness Historical Marker (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lake 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 2010 was 60.1. This is better than average.

City:

60.1
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 13.5. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.5
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 8.49. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.49
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 31.8%
(28.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 83.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 31.3% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  3.1 people
Montana:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  78.3%
Whole state:  62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.3%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported
215 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010

Kicking Horse compared to Montana state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (62%)
  • Electricity (35%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Kicking Horse CDP (based on Lake County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 39.97%
Here: 40.0%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLDS (Mormon) ChurchChristian and Missionary AllianceAssemblies of God
Adherents48.4%9.3%8.2%4.3%4.1%
Congregations15.6%6.7%4.4%8.9%6.7%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristLutheran ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents3.8%3.7%3.1%2.5%12.6%
Congregations8.9%6.7%6.7%4.4%31.1%
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: 10
Lake County:

3.52 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Lake County:

1.76 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

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

3.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 27
Here:

9.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.5%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Lake County:

25.9%
Montana:

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

14.6%
State:

10.7%

8.39% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200539,952 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.39%
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 Missoula County, MT  1.30% ($28,500 average AGI)
from Flathead County, MT  0.65% ($44,776)
from Sanders County, MT  0.28% ($23,680)


7.70% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200635,441 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.70%
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 Missoula County, MT  1.40% ($24,548 average AGI)
to Flathead County, MT  1.25% ($38,315)
to Gallatin County, MT  0.27% ($20,333)

Strongest AM radio stations in Kicking Horse:

  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KGEZ (600 AM; 5 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: SKYLINE BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KLCY (930 AM; 5 kW; EAST MISSOULA, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KJJR (880 AM; 10 kW; WHITEFISH, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INCORPORATED)
  • KGVO (1290 AM; 5 kW; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • 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)
  • KVNI (1080 AM; 10 kW; COEUR D' ALENE, ID; Owner: QUEENB RADIO, INC.)
  • KWEI (1260 AM; 50 kW; WEISER, ID; Owner: TREASURE VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Kicking Horse:

  • KQRK (92.3 FM; RONAN, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPLG (91.5 FM; PLAINS, MT; Owner: YOUR NETWORK OF PRAISE, INC.)
  • KGGL (93.3 FM; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KYSS-FM (94.9 FM; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KUFM (89.1 FM; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA)
  • KSIL (100.7 FM; WALLACE, ID; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KALS (97.1 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KALISPELL CHRISTIAN RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KBQQ (106.7 FM; PINESDALE, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP INC.)
  • KLTC-FM (107.5 FM; SUPERIOR, MT; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KZOQ-FM (100.1 FM; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KDBR (106.3 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMZL (91.1 FM; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: FAITH COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • K204EV (88.7 FM; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KMSO (102.5 FM; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: SHEILA CALLAHAN & FRIENDS, INC)
  • K231AF (94.1 FM; RONAN, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Kicking Horse:

  • K05EE (Channel 5; BIG ARM, ETC., MT; Owner: BLACKTAIL TV TAX DISTRICT)
  • KSKC-CA (Channel 25; PABLO/RONAN, MT; Owner: SALISH KOOTENAI COLLEGE)
  • K28CF (Channel 28; ST. IGNATIUS, MT; Owner: SALISH KOOTENAI COLLEGE)
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