Lavina, Montana

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Population in 2013: 180 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -13.9%
 
Males: 86  (47.9%)
Females: 94  (52.1%)
Median resident age:  44.5 years
Montana median age:  38.3 years

Zip codes: 59046.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $34,707 (it was $24,643 in 2000)
Lavina:

$34,707
MT:

$45,076
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,947 (it was $12,475 in 2000)

Lavina town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $73,819 (it was $41,900 in 2000)
Lavina:

$73,819
MT:

$184,800
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $88,347; Detached houses: $103,160; Mobile homes: $30,333

Median gross rent in 2012: $625.

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  • White alone - 166 (88.8%)
  • Hispanic - 7 (3.7%)
  • Other race alone - 5 (2.7%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (2.7%)
  • Asian alone - 3 (1.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.5%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lavina: 86.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (20.9%), German (14.9%), English (10.9%), Danish (10.4%), Irish (6.5%), Norwegian (6.5%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 3436 feet

Land area: 1.01 square miles.

Population density: 178 people per square mile   (very low).

Lavina, Montana map

For population 25 years and over in Lavina:

  • High school or higher: 91.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.4%
  • Unemployed: 6.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lavina town:

  • Never married: 15.2%
  • Now married: 67.9%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 8.7%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.0%
Montana:  1.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $686 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $586 (1.1%)

Lavina satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Billings, MT (40.1 miles , pop. 89,847).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (486.6 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (898.4 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Broadview, MT (3.7 miles) , Ryegate, MT (3.9 miles ), Klein, MT (4.5 miles) , Camp Three, MT (4.5 miles) , Roundup, MT (4.7 miles ), Shawmut, MT (5.3 miles) , Northwest Yellowstone, MT (5.4 miles ), North Stillwater, MT (5.8 miles ).

Latitude: 46.30 N, Longitude: 108.94 W

Area code: 406

Lavina household income distribution Lavina home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

2.9%
Montana:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +58 (+38.4%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (20%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (13%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (8%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Educational services (44%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (14%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Top executives (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (7%)
  • Construction laborers (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (29%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (14%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (13%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)

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

Average climate in Lavina, Montana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Lavina-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Montana state average. It is 15% 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 145.7 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 282.3 miles away from Lavina 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 142.1 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 185.8 miles away from the city center
On 2/3/1994 at 09:05:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.8 ML, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 263.0 miles away from Lavina center
On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML) earthquake occurred 344.2 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 Golden Valley County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lavina topographic map

Airports located in Lavina:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lavina:

  • Montana State University-Billings (about 40 miles; Billings, MT; Full-time enrollment: 4,319)
  • Montana State University (about 111 miles; Bozeman, MT; FT enrollment: 12,942)
  • Sheridan College (about 144 miles; Sheridan, WY; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 221 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 30,522)
  • The University of Montana (about 243 miles; Missoula, MT; FT enrollment: 13,602)
  • Casper College (about 272 miles; Casper, WY; FT enrollment: 2,770)
  • Black Hills State University (about 276 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 3,166)

Public high school in Lavina:

Public elementary/middle schools in Lavina:

  • Lavina School (Students: 43; Location: 214 1st Street East; Grades: PK-6)
  • Lavina 7-8 School (Students: 7; Location: 214 1st Street East; Grades: 7-8)
See full list of schools located in Lavina, School District: LAVINA K-12 SCHOOLS

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Notable location: Lavina Volunteer Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Lavina include: Saint Josephs Catholic Church (A), Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (B), Lavina Methodist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Park in Lavina: Lavina City Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Golden Valley County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2002 was 4.84. This is significantly better than average.

City:

4.84
U.S.:

74.22

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2003 was 2.43. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.43
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2002 was 0.376. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.376
U.S.:

1.929
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 21.8%
(22.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Montana:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  65.8%
Whole state:  62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  3.8%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Lavina compared to Montana state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Lavina travel time to work - commute Lavina mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (64%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (21%)
  • Wood (7%)
  • Electricity (6%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Lavina town (based on Golden Valley County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 34.07%
Here: 34.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchHutterian BrethrenUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents28.5%28.2%17.5%11.5%14.4%
Congregations12.5%12.5%25.0%25.0%25.0%
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 convenience stores (with gas): 1
Golden Valley County:

8.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

17.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.4%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Golden Valley County:

24.4%
Montana:

23.1%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$463
Sewerage 0$0 1$379
Totals for Government 0$0 2$842

Lavina government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $111,000 ($616.67)
    Central Staff Services: $6,000 ($33.33)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($16.67)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($11.11)
    Police Protection: $2,000 ($11.11)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($5.56)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($5.56)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $2,000 ($11.11)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $6,000 ($33.33)

Lavina government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $19,000 ($105.56)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $3,000 ($16.67)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($11.11)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $8,000 ($44.44)
  • Tax - Property: $12,000 ($66.67)

Lavina government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $6,000 ($33.33)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $6,000 ($33.33)

Lavina government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $96,000 ($533.33)

3.82% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,200 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.82%
Montana average:

6.86%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.


7.35% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($49,967 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.35%
Montana average:

6.73%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Strongest AM radio stations in Lavina:

  • KURL (730 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: ELENBAAS MEDIA, INC.)
  • KGHL (790 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KBUL (970 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGVW (640 AM; 10 kW; BELGRADE, MT; Owner: GALLATIN VALLEY WITNESS, 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.)
  • KBLG (910 AM; 1 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KATL (770 AM; 10 kW; MILES CITY, MT; Owner: STAR PRINTING COMPANY)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KZMQ (1140 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GREYBULL, WY; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF WYOMING LLC)
  • KMON (560 AM; 5 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KMZK (1240 AM; 1 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: ELENBAAS MEDIA, INC.)
  • KMTA (1050 AM; 10 kW; MILES CITY, MT; Owner: SENGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lavina:

  • KRKX (94.1 FM; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KZRV (107.5 FM; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Lavina:

  • K11MB (Channel 11; LAVINA, MT; Owner: GOLDEN VALLEY ASSN.#2 TRANSL.DIST.)
  • K13MR (Channel 13; LAVINA, MT; Owner: GOLDEN VALLEY ASSN.#2 TRANSL.DIST.)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 4 meters (13ft)
Total average daily traffic: 1,730
Total average daily truck traffic: 34
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 2,128

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • 2 Mi W (Lat: 46.302167 Lon: -108.986833), Call Sign: KYA372
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.550 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/15/2004, Expiration Date: 11/29/2014
    Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 26941 Cabot Road #134, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, Phone: (949) 348-8510
  • Painted Robe Substation (Lat: 46.216611 Lon: -108.934056), Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: WPFP376
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.200 MHz, 456.275 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/21/2004, Expiration Date: 08/12/2014, Certifier: Bruce A Mckinley
    Registrant: Northwestern Energy, 40 East Broadway Street, Butte, MT 59701, Phone: (406) 497-1000, Fax: (406) 497-3525, Email:
  • Blemont Radio Site, Bnsf Ls362 Mp 48.5 - Hlcs Base (Lat: 46.228611 Lon: -108.982500), Type: Tower, Structure height: 24.2 m, Overall height: 28.9 m, Call Sign: WQNN899
    Assigned Frequencies: 44.5800 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/05/2011, Expiration Date: 04/05/2021, Certifier: Robert Leedham
    Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co, 4515 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4640, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

7
  • Call Sign: KC1PK, Previous Call Sign: N1GIY, Licensee ID: L00151947
    Grant Date: 05/04/2009, Expiration Date: 06/27/2019, Certifier: Thomas R Ames
    Registrant: Thomas R Ames, Sundown Rd, Lavina, MT 59046
  • Call Sign: KD6BGF, Licensee ID: L00558733
    Grant Date: 08/02/2012, Expiration Date: 09/22/2022
    Registrant: James F Heath, 105 Maine, Lavina, MT 59046
  • Call Sign: KE7NLW, Licensee ID: L01289029
    Grant Date: 05/31/2007, Expiration Date: 05/31/2017, Certifier: John D Pontz
    Registrant: John D Pontz, 30 Sundown Rd, Lavina, MT 59046
  • Call Sign: KE7TVB, Licensee ID: L01397171
    Grant Date: 05/06/2008, Expiration Date: 05/06/2018, Certifier: Sylvia Houghton
    Registrant: Sylvia Houghton, 799 Dean Creek Road, Lavina, MT 59046
  • Call Sign: KE7UBX, Licensee ID: L01401359
    Grant Date: 05/20/2008, Expiration Date: 05/20/2018, Certifier: Nancy A May
    Registrant: Nancy A May, 176 Mathison Rd, Lavina, MT 59046
  • Call Sign: KF7BHW, Licensee ID: L01478268
    Grant Date: 03/27/2009, Expiration Date: 03/27/2019, Certifier: Mark Semon
    Registrant: Mark Semon, 620 Dean Creek Rd, Lavina, MT 59046
  • Call Sign: KF7RBI, Licensee ID: L01651208
    Grant Date: 07/19/2011, Expiration Date: 07/19/2021, Certifier: Janet M Summers
    Registrant: Janet M Summers, Lavina, MT 59046

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-160 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3455Z , Serial Number: 22-7374, Year manufactured: 1960
    Registrant (Individual): Robert E Ray, , Lavina, MT 59046
  • 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: 6202A , Serial Number: 33002, Year manufactured: 1956, Airworthiness Date: 05/22/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Fred W Wallis, Po Box 185, Lavina, MT 59046
  • Aircraft: CHAMPION 7GCBC (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8333V , Serial Number: 63, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 07/12/1966
    Registrant (Corporation): J C Jensen Inc, 176 Jensen Rd, Lavina, MT 59046

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
Most common first names in Lavina, MT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert663.3 years
James565.1 years
William379.7 years
Clifford268.0 years
Albert272.0 years
Florence273.0 years
Elmer289.9 years
Charles278.5 years
Herman259.0 years
Harold282.6 years
Most common last names in Lavina, MT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Anderson479.3 years
Krause476.7 years
Hamilton376.3 years
Horpestad372.7 years
Johnson389.3 years
Larson380.0 years
Lehfeldt382.3 years
Stephenson383.3 years
Bolton265.5 years
Brownlee291.1 years
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