Lame Deer, Montana

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Population in 2010: 2,052. Population change since 2000: +1.7%
Males: 1,095  (53.4%)
Females: 957  (46.6%)
Median resident age:  27.6 years
Montana median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 59043.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $31,032 (it was $19,828 in 2000)
Lame Deer:

$31,032
MT:

$46,972

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $11,847 (it was $7,247 in 2000)

Lame Deer CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $59,755 (it was $41,800 in 2000)
Lame Deer:

$59,755
MT:

$190,100

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $184,339; Detached houses: $220,528; Townhouses or other attached units: $85,938; Mobile homes: $60,464

Median gross rent in 2013: $532.

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  • Races in Lame Deer, MT (2010)

    Lame Deer races chart
    • 1,85990.6%American Indian alone
    • 884.3%White alone
    • 703.4%Hispanic
    • 271.3%Two or more races
    • 60.3%Black alone
    • 20.10%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Lame Deer: 85.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (5.3%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 3354 feet

Land area: 55.6 square miles.

Population density: 37 people per square mile   (very low).

Lame Deer, Montana map

For population 25 years and over in Lame Deer:

  • High school or higher: 78.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.8%
  • Unemployed: 21.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 9.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lame Deer CDP:

  • Never married: 46.8%
  • Now married: 31.7%
  • Separated: 4.4%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 10.9%

3 residents are foreign born

This place:

0.1%
Montana:

1.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $859 (1.5%)

Lame Deer satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Billings, MT (91.5 miles , pop. 89,847).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (406.4 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (884.4 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Muddy, MT (2.1 miles ), Northern Cheyenne, MT (3.8 miles ), Busby, MT (4.1 miles ), Birney, MT (4.1 miles) , Ashland, MT (4.2 miles ), Colstrip, MT (4.3 miles ), Rosebud, MT (4.6 miles ), Tongue River, MT (5.9 miles) .

Latitude: 45.62 N, Longitude: 106.66 W

Area code: 406

Lame Deer household income distribution Lame Deer home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.1%
Montana:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (30%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (4%)
  • Educational services (32%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Public administration (23%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (2%)
  • Finance and insurance (1%)
  • Accommodation and food services (1%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (19%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (11%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Lame Deer: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Lame Deer, Montana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Lame Deer-area historical earthquake activity is below Montana state average. It is 13% 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 208.4 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 366.1 miles away from Lame Deer 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 209.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 102.8 miles away from the city center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 101.9 miles away from Lame Deer center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 229.7 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 Rosebud 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, Storms: 2, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lame Deer topographic map

Birthplace of: Norma Bixby - Politician.

College/University in Lame Deer:

  • Chief Dull Knife College (Full-time enrollment: 171; Location: One College Drive; Public; Website: cdkc.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lame Deer:

  • Sheridan College (about 61 miles; Sheridan, WY; Full-time enrollment: 2,070)
  • Montana State University-Billings (about 91 miles; Billings, MT; FT enrollment: 4,319)
  • Black Hills State University (about 157 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 3,166)
  • Casper College (about 194 miles; Casper, WY; FT enrollment: 2,770)
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (about 201 miles; Rapid City, SD; FT enrollment: 2,102)
  • Montana State University (about 213 miles; Bozeman, MT; FT enrollment: 12,942)
  • Chadron State College (about 266 miles; Chadron, NE; FT enrollment: 2,374)

Public high school in Lame Deer:

Public elementary/middle schools in Lame Deer:

Private elementary/middle school in Lame Deer:

  • LIBERTY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 11; Location: 200 RIDGEWALKER LN; Grades: 1 - 10)
See full list of schools located in Lame Deer, map of school districts: LAME DEER ELEMENTARY, LAME DEER HIGH SCHOOL

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Notable locations in Lame Deer: Blackstone Corral (A), Northern Cheyenne Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Lame Deer include: Petter Memorial Mennonite Church (A), Morning Star Baptist Church (B), Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church (C), Lame Deer Catholic Church (D), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (E), Circle of Life Lutheran Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Lame Deer Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Alderson Creek (A), Coal Creek (B), Lame Deer Creek (C), Spotted Elk Creek (D), Standing Elk Creek (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rosebud 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 110. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

110
U.S.:

74

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.562. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.562
U.S.:

6.575

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.20. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.20
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 29.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 24.8. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.8
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.06. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.06
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 38.4%
(14.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 41.2% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
This place:  3.9 people
Montana:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  77.0%
Whole state:  62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  11.3%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households
21 people in federal detention centers in 2010
33 people in federal prisons and detention centers in 2000

Lame Deer, Montana environmental map by EPA

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Lame Deer compared to Montana state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Banks with branches in Lame Deer (2011 data):

  • First Interstate Bank: Lame Deer Branch at 502 Cheyenne Avneue, branch established on 1999/10/13. Info updated 2009/10/09: Bank assets: $7,294.7 mil, Deposits: $5,827.2 mil, headquarters in Billings, MT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 76 total offices, Holding Company: First Interstate Bancsystem, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.0
Montana average:

9.9

Lame Deer travel time to work - commute Lame Deer mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (57%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (35%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Coal or coke (0%)

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 Lame Deer CDP (based on Rosebud County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic2,5734
Evangelical Protestant1,71919
Other6243
Mainline Protestant2184
None4,099-
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: 6
Rosebud County:

6.55 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Rosebud County:

4.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

8.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.5%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Rosebud County:

39.1%
Montana:

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

19.5%
State:

10.7%

6.77% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,089 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.77%
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 Yellowstone County, MT  1.32% ($24,909 average AGI)
from Custer County, MT  0.42% ($32,643)
from Gallatin County, MT  0.30% ($24,200)


6.77% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,053 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.77%
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 Yellowstone County, MT  1.38% ($27,174 average AGI)
to Big Horn County, MT  0.48% ($28,250)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lame Deer:

  • KATL (770 AM; 10 kW; MILES CITY, MT; Owner: STAR PRINTING COMPANY)
  • KIKC (1250 AM; 5 kW; FORSYTH, MT; Owner: MILES CITY, FORSYTH B/DCSTG, INC.)
  • KMTA (1050 AM; 10 kW; MILES CITY, MT; Owner: SENGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KROE (930 AM; 5 kW; SHERIDAN, WY; Owner: LOVCOM, INC.)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWYO (1410 AM; 5 kW; SHERIDAN, WY; Owner: KWYO AM, LLC)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KURL (730 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: ELENBAAS MEDIA, INC.)
  • KUYO (830 AM; daytime; 25 kW; EVANSVILLE, WY; Owner: WYOMING CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KZMQ (1140 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GREYBULL, WY; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF WYOMING LLC)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KGHL (790 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KBUL (970 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lame Deer:

  • KMCJ (99.5 FM; COLSTRIP, MT; Owner: HI-LINE RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KIKC-FM (101.3 FM; FORSYTH, MT; Owner: MILES CITY, FORSYTH B/CSTG, INC.)
  • K206BN (89.1 FM; ASHLAND, MT; Owner: MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY-BILLINGS)
  • KMHK (95.5 FM; HARDIN, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Lame Deer:

  • K07TR (Channel 7; NO.CHEYENNE IND. RES, MT; Owner: DULL KNIFE MEMORIAL COLLEGE)
Lame Deer fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2013

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2013 (per 100,000 population)


Lame Deer fatal accident list:

Jul 2, 2000 09:45 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 5, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 2
Dec 5, 1988 08:15 AM, First St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Oct 25, 1984 12:34 AM, P037, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Jan 13, 1983 11:10 PM, R037, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 2m7ftTotal length
  • $69,000Total costs
  • 3,060Total average daily traffic
  • 306Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,580Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Yelloweyes Dr (Lat: 45.622194 Lon: -106.664472), Call Sign: WPTT618
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.945 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/12/2001, Expiration Date: 12/12/2011, Cancellation Date: 02/11/2012, Certifier: Cleone Whitefoot
    Registrant: Rf Communications Inc, Billings, MT 59108, Phone: (406) 655-1007, Fax: (406) 655-1039
  • Lat: 45.627361 Lon: -106.745444, Call Sign: WPVU336
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.187 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/21/2002, Expiration Date: 08/21/2012, Cancellation Date: 10/27/2012, Certifier: Merlin Sioux
    Registrant: Electronic Products Design, Inc., Wendell, NC 27591, Phone: (919) 365-9199, Fax: (919) 365-7005, Email:
  • Lat: 45.625694 Lon: -106.667556, Call Sign: WQDX519
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.1000 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/22/2005, Expiration Date: 11/22/2015, Certifier: John Jordan
    Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KC0OKO, Licensee ID: L00595250
    Grant Date: 11/15/2002, Expiration Date: 11/15/2012, Cancellation Date: 07/31/2012, Certifier: James D Dobkins
    Registrant: James D Dobkins, Lame Deer, MT 59043
  • Call Sign: K7OKO, Previous Call Sign: KC0OKO, Licensee ID: L00595250
    Grant Date: 07/31/2012, Expiration Date: 07/31/2022, Certifier: James D Dobkins
    Registrant: James D Dobkins, Lame Deer, MT 59043
  • Call Sign: KF7YRL, Licensee ID: L01736052
    Grant Date: 09/25/2012, Expiration Date: 09/25/2022, Certifier: Steven B Sonntag
    Registrant: Steven B Sonntag, 4 Miles South Muddy Creek Rd Box 822, Lame Deer, MT 59043
  • Call Sign: KF7ZQV, Licensee ID: L01748714
    Grant Date: 11/27/2012, Expiration Date: 11/27/2022, Certifier: Jesse H Sonntag
    Registrant: Jesse H Sonntag, Lame Deer, MT 59043

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
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