Lima, Montana

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Population in 2013: 226 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -6.6%
 
Males: 103  (45.9%)
Females: 123  (54.1%)
Median resident age:  51.8 years
Montana median age:  38.3 years

Zip codes: 59739.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $27,127 (it was $20,313 in 2000)
Lima:

$27,127
MT:

$45,076
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,741 (it was $13,163 in 2000)

Lima town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $94,218 (it was $62,800 in 2000)
Lima:

$94,218
MT:

$184,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $132,203; Detached houses: $152,071; Mobile homes: $28,684

Median gross rent in 2012: $492.

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  • White alone - 201 (91.0%)
  • Hispanic - 8 (3.6%)
  • Two or more races - 6 (2.7%)
  • Black alone - 2 (0.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.9%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2 (0.9%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lima: 89.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (16.5%), United States (15.1%), English (12.9%), French (10.4%), Norwegian (3.9%), Welsh (3.6%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 6256 feet

Land area: 0.55 square miles.

Population density: 410 people per square mile   (low).

Lima,MT real estate house value index trend

Lima, Montana map

For population 25 years and over in Lima:

  • High school or higher: 95.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Unemployed: 2.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lima town:

  • Never married: 22.1%
  • Now married: 46.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 25.4%

4 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.7%
Montana:  1.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $664 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $833 (1.7%)

Lima satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Idaho Falls, ID (83.9 miles , pop. 50,730).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northwest Clackamas, OR (492.8 miles , pop. 224,220).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (768.8 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Lima-Centennial Valley, MT (3.7 miles ), Spencer, ID (5.2 miles) , Clark Canyon-Horse Prairie, MT (5.7 miles ), West Clark, ID (5.8 miles ), East Clark, ID (5.9 miles) , Dubois, ID (6.0 miles ), Leadore, ID (6.2 miles) , Dillon, MT (6.3 miles ).

Latitude: 44.64 N, Longitude: 112.59 W

Area code: 406

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

3.4%
Montana:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -23 (-8.7%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (38%)
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Accommodation and food services (19%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (9%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Public administration (28%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (15%)
  • Other transportation workers (13%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Engineers (6%)
  • Secondary school teachers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (15%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (13%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Registered nurses (8%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (8%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (8%)

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

Average climate in Lima, Montana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Lima-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Montana state average. It is 91% 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 95.5 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 71.2 miles away from Lima center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 379.8 miles away from the city 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 91.3 miles away from the city center
On 10/28/1983 at 19:51:24, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.8 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 67.0 miles away from Lima center
On 8/22/1984 at 09:46:30, a magnitude 5.8 (5.0 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.8 ML) earthquake occurred 67.5 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 Beaverhead 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).
Lima topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lima:

  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 70 miles; Rexburg, ID; Full-time enrollment: 30,522)
  • Montana State University (about 104 miles; Bozeman, MT; FT enrollment: 12,942)
  • Idaho State University (about 123 miles; Pocatello, ID; FT enrollment: 10,350)
  • The University of Montana (about 168 miles; Missoula, MT; FT enrollment: 13,602)
  • College of Southern Idaho (about 171 miles; Twin Falls, ID; FT enrollment: 5,051)
  • Boise State University (about 194 miles; Boise, ID; FT enrollment: 16,774)
  • Utah State University (about 205 miles; Logan, UT; FT enrollment: 21,131)

Public high school in Lima:

Public elementary/middle schools in Lima:

  • Lima School (Students: 48; Location: 1 North Harrison; Grades: PK-6)
  • Lima 7-8 School (Students: 14; Location: 1 North Harrison; Grades: 7-8)
See full list of schools located in Lima, School District: LIMA K-12 SCHOOLS

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Notable locations in Lima: Lima (A), Sportsman Inn and RV Park (B), Lima Rural Volunteer Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Lima include: Lima Mission (A), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (B), Lima Community Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Alder Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Beaverhead 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 Lima and their reported violations in the past:

LIMA TOWN OF (Population served: 279, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2004, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-04-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-04-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUL-15-2005)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • 29 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 17.2%
(9.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.1 people
Montana:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  59.4%
Whole state:  62.8%

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

No gay or lesbian households reported

Lima compared to Montana state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (56%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17%)
  • Utility gas (16%)
  • Electricity (6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

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 Lima town (based on Beaverhead County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.50%
Here: 48.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)Vineyard USA
Adherents47.0%22.1%8.4%7.1%3.9%
Congregations10.5%21.1%5.3%10.5%5.3%
NameEpiscopal ChurchAssemblies of GodUnited Methodist ChurchNew Testament Association Independent Baptist Churches/Other Fundamental BaptistsOther
Adherents2.9%2.4%2.4%1.4%2.4%
Congregations10.5%5.3%5.3%5.3%21.1%
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: 3
Beaverhead County:

3.41 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

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

5.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 16
Here:

18.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.4%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Beaverhead County:

23.0%
Montana:

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

7.6%
State:

10.7%
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 6$1,481
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$150
Other and Unallocable 1$2,136$25,6320$0
Totals for Government 1$2,136$25,6327$1,631

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $62,000 ($274.34)
    Regular Highways: $15,000 ($66.37)
    General - Other: $14,000 ($61.95)
    Police Protection: $8,000 ($35.40)
    Financial Administration: $7,000 ($30.97)
    General Public Buildings: $3,000 ($13.27)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($8.85)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $35,000 ($154.87)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($26.55)

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

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($17.70)
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($8.85)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $59,000 ($261.06)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $17,000 ($75.22)
    Highways: $9,000 ($39.82)
    All Other: $1,000 ($4.42)
  • Tax - Property: $30,000 ($132.74)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $108,000 ($477.88)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $106,000 ($469.03)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $2,000 ($8.85)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $143,000 ($632.74)

7.80% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,225 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.80%
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 Gallatin County, MT  0.53% ($24,278 average AGI)
from Madison County, MT  0.50% ($28,059)
from Silver Bow County, MT  0.50% ($23,000)


8.01% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,687 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.01%
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 Missoula County, MT  0.61% ($24,095 average AGI)
to Gallatin County, MT  0.52% ($41,556)
to Lewis and Clark County, MT  0.47% ($28,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lima:

  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KGVW (640 AM; 10 kW; BELGRADE, MT; Owner: GALLATIN VALLEY WITNESS, INC.)
  • KZNR (690 AM; 10 kW; BLACKFOOT, ID; Owner: WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KID (590 AM; 5 kW; IDAHO FALLS, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBOW (550 AM; 5 kW; BUTTE, MT; Owner: BUTTE BROADCASTING INCORPORATED)
  • KWEI (1260 AM; 50 kW; WEISER, ID; Owner: TREASURE VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KUPI (980 AM; 5 kW; AMMON, ID; Owner: RAY GROTH OIL COMPANY, INC.)
  • KIQN (1010 AM; 50 kW; TOOELE, UT)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KBLI (1620 AM; 10 kW; BLACKFOOT, ID; Owner: WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KSL (1160 AM; 50 kW; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 4
Total length: 14 meters (46ft)
Total average daily traffic: 5,800
Total average daily truck traffic: 174

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Lima)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 1 Cleveland Ohio St (Lat: 44.629361 Lon: -112.584167), Call Sign: KLR274
    Assigned Frequencies: 39.5600 MHz, 39.8200 MHz, 39.8800 MHz, 39.9400 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/12/2012, Expiration Date: 10/19/2022
    Registrant: Dee Polley, 216 Middle Fork Road, Garden Valley, ID 83622, Phone: (208) 462-5200, Fax: (208) 247-2277, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • KONA, 18999 South Valley Rd (Lat: 44.597833 Lon: -111.973000), Type: Tower, Structure height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: WQMY675
    Assigned Frequencies: 6197.24 MHz, 6345.49 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/09/2010, Expiration Date: 11/09/2020, Certifier: Scott F Bradford
    Registrant: Montana Statewide System - Pssb, Helena, MT 59620-0113, Phone: (406) 444-2782, Email:
  • ANTELOPE PK, 13541 North Valley Rd (Lat: 44.682611 Lon: -112.024083), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WQMY683
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 6004.50 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/09/2010, Expiration Date: 11/09/2020, Certifier: Scott F Bradford
    Registrant: Montana Statewide System - Pssb, Helena, MT 59620-0113, Phone: (406) 444-2782, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • Top Of Mauer Mountain (Lat: 44.944361 Lon: -112.735556), Call Sign: WRV293
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.180 MHz, 459.025 MHz
    Expiration Date: 04/01/1999, Cancellation Date: 06/05/1999
    Registrant: Harvey E Lake Dba: Beaverhead Electronics, 365 North Parkview Court, Dillion, MT 59724

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KA3CAX
    Grant Date: 03/31/1995, Expiration Date: 03/31/2005, Cancellation Date: 04/03/2007
    Registrant: William E Robb Sr, 2 N Main St, Lima, MT 59739
  • Call Sign: KE7LBQ, Licensee ID: L01247142
    Grant Date: 02/16/2007, Expiration Date: 02/16/2017, Certifier: Judith D Scoggins
    Registrant: Judith D Scoggins, 308 Railroad, Lima, MT 59739
  • Call Sign: KE7LBR, Licensee ID: L01247145
    Grant Date: 02/16/2007, Expiration Date: 02/16/2017, Certifier: Dennis Scoggins Sr
    Registrant: Dennis Scoggins Sr, 308 Railroad, Lima, MT 59739

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: MD HELICOPTER INC 369FF (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 4, Weight: 12,500 - 19,999 Pounds), Engine: ROLLS-ROYC 250-C30 (650 HP) (Turbo-shaft)
    N-Number: 530GS , Serial Number: 0161FF, Year manufactured: 2009, Airworthiness Date: 03/20/2009
    Registrant (Corporation): Emerald Aviation LLC, Po Box 164, Lima, MT 59739

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
Most common first names in Lima, MT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John381.0 years
Donald374.3 years
Mary386.0 years
Iris290.5 years
Charles281.5 years
Helen278.0 years
Ethel276.5 years
Howard281.5 years
James280.0 years
Ruth275.0 years
Most common last names in Lima, MT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Peterson485.3 years
Wilson469.5 years
Cherry380.4 years
Calvert375.0 years
Mcninch387.0 years
Seybold379.7 years
Brown293.5 years
Hay274.5 years
Bernard265.4 years
Dorland272.0 years
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