Melstone, Montana

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Population in 2013: 105 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -22.8%
Males: 62  (59.3%)
Females: 43  (40.7%)
Median resident age:  50.0 years
Montana median age:  38.3 years

Zip code: 59054

Estimated median household income in 2012: $21,898 (it was $31,250 in 2000)
Melstone:

$21,898
MT:

$45,076
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,795 (it was $15,027 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $33,022 (it was $25,000 in 2000)
Melstone:

$33,022
MT:

$184,800
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $50,205; Detached houses: $72,250; Mobile homes: $23,750

Median gross rent in 2012: $350.

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  • White alone - 93 (96.9%)
  • Black alone - 2 (2.1%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (1.0%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Melstone: 85.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (31.7%), German (13.0%), Norwegian (8.9%), Scotch-Irish (6.5%), Danish (3.3%), Polish (3.3%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 2914 feet

Land area: 0.68 square miles.

Population density: 154 people per square mile   (very low).

Melstone, Montana map

For population 25 years and over in Melstone:

  • High school or higher: 74.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.3%
  • Unemployed: 14.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Melstone town:

  • Never married: 28.8%
  • Now married: 45.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 21.8%
  • Divorced: 3.6%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.5%
Montana:  1.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $725 (4.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $489 (1.5%)

Melstone satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Billings, MT (64.6 miles , pop. 89,847).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (487.1 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (930.7 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Musselshell, MT (3.5 miles) , North Treasure, MT (5.5 miles ), Roundup, MT (5.8 miles ), Camp Three, MT (5.9 miles) , Klein, MT (5.9 miles) , Custer, MT (6.0 miles) , Winnett, MT (6.0 miles) , Buffalo Creek, MT (6.0 miles ).

Latitude: 46.60 N, Longitude: 107.87 W

Area code: 406

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

3.8%
Montana:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +27 (+24.8%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (38%)
  • Construction (33%)
  • Accommodation and food services (17%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (4%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (26%)
  • Educational services (26%)
  • Accommodation and food services (22%)
  • Other services, except public administration (22%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (18%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (18%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (14%)
  • Top executives (11%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (23%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (20%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (17%)
  • Engineers (10%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (10%)
  • Child care workers (10%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (10%)

Average climate in Melstone, Montana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Melstone-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Montana state average. It is 4% 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 194.8 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 336.9 miles away from Melstone 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 192.3 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 240.8 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 305.0 miles away from Melstone center
On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML) earthquake occurred 390.5 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 Musselshell County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 2, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Melstone topographic map

Birthplace of: Evelyn Sharp - Aviatrix.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Melstone:

  • Montana State University-Billings (about 64 miles; Billings, MT; Full-time enrollment: 4,319)
  • Sheridan College (about 135 miles; Sheridan, WY; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • Montana State University (about 166 miles; Bozeman, MT; FT enrollment: 12,942)
  • Black Hills State University (about 243 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 3,166)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 271 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 30,522)
  • Casper College (about 272 miles; Casper, WY; FT enrollment: 2,770)
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (about 287 miles; Rapid City, SD; FT enrollment: 2,102)

Public high school in Melstone:

Public elementary/middle schools in Melstone:

See full list of schools located in Melstone, map of school districts: MELSTONE ELEMENTARY, MELSTONE HIGH SCHOOL

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Notable location: Melstone Volunteer Fire Department and Quick Response Unit (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Melstone and their reported violations in the past:

MELSTONE TOWN OF (Population served: 170, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between JAN-2011 and MAR-2011, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-26-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-26-2011), St Public Notif received (MAY-10-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUL-19-2011)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-30-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-30-2010), St Public Notif received (NOV-12-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-20-2011)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In AUG-2007. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-01-2007), St Public Notif requested (OCT-01-2007), St Public Notif received (OCT-01-2007), St Compliance achieved (APR-28-2008)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In AUG-2007. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-01-2007), St Public Notif requested (OCT-01-2007), St Public Notif received (OCT-01-2007), St Compliance achieved (APR-28-2008)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In AUG-2007, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-01-2007), St Public Notif requested (OCT-01-2007), St Public Notif received (OCT-01-2007), St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2009)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 51 regular monitoring violations
  • 44 other older monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 47.8%
(49.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  1.9 people
Montana:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  46.2%
Whole state:  62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  1.9%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Melstone compared to Montana state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (26%)
  • Electricity (26%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (16%)
  • Other fuel (16%)
  • Wood (12%)

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 Melstone town (based on Musselshell County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 27.66%
Here: 27.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchHutterian BrethrenUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA
Adherents37.7%16.1%11.3%10.9%5.2%
Congregations17.6%11.8%5.9%5.9%5.9%
NameChurches of ChristAssemblies of GodWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchOther
Adherents4.6%3.3%2.9%2.6%5.5%
Congregations11.8%5.9%5.9%5.9%23.5%
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: 2
Musselshell County:

4.47 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Musselshell County:

6.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1
Here:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.2%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Musselshell County:

20.6%
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$662
Water Supply 1$2,149$25,7880$0
Totals for Government 1$2,149$25,7881$662

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $53,000 ($504.76)
    General - Other: $14,000 ($133.33)
    Financial Administration: $7,000 ($66.67)
    Parks & Recreation: $6,000 ($57.14)
    General Public Buildings: $5,000 ($47.62)
    Sewerage: $5,000 ($47.62)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($38.10)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000 ($28.57)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($9.52)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $28,000 ($266.67)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $7,000 ($66.67)
    All Other: $2,000 ($19.05)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($19.05)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $34,000 ($323.81)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $7,000 ($66.67)
    General Support: $6,000 ($57.14)
    All Other: $1,000 ($9.52)
  • Tax - Property: $16,000 ($152.38)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $57,000 ($542.86)

10.62% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($46,193 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.62%
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  2.86% ($41,022 average AGI)


7.22% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,634 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.22%
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  2.51% ($30,282 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Melstone:

  • KURL (730 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: ELENBAAS MEDIA, INC.)
  • KGHL (790 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KATL (770 AM; 10 kW; MILES CITY, MT; Owner: STAR PRINTING COMPANY)
  • KBUL (970 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KGVW (640 AM; 10 kW; BELGRADE, MT; Owner: GALLATIN VALLEY WITNESS, INC.)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KUYO (830 AM; daytime; 25 kW; EVANSVILLE, WY; Owner: WYOMING CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 6th St West (Lat: 46.599694 Lon: -107.873444), Call Sign: KBT648, Licensee ID: L00045214
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.895 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/22/1997, Expiration Date: 02/12/2002, Cancellation Date: 11/20/2001
    Registrant: John Balock Jr, Melstone, MT 59054, Phone: (406) 358-2200
  • 3 Blks W Main St (Lat: 46.599139 Lon: -107.869278), Call Sign: KZQ344
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.540 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/12/1996, Expiration Date: 03/17/2001, Cancellation Date: 05/20/2001
    Registrant: Joseph J Kanta, Box 66, Melstone, MT 59054, Phone: (406) 358-2464
  • 10 Mi Ne (Lat: 46.738306 Lon: -107.726500), Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: WPDE696
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.275 MHz, 158.415 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/01/2003, Expiration Date: 09/16/2013, Cancellation Date: 12/10/2012, Certifier: Rick A Ross
    Registrant: Whiting Oil And Gas Corporation, 1700 Broadway Suite 2300, Denver, CO 80290, Phone: (303) 837-1661, Fax: (303) 390-4923, Email:
  • 521 Second West (Lat: 46.599139 Lon: -107.874278), Call Sign: WXY786
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.580 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/23/2013, Expiration Date: 06/15/2023, Certifier: Pamela S Zaharko
    Registrant: Jakes Garage, Melstone, MT 59054, Phone: (406) 358-2370, Fax: (406) 358-2477, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 210D (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 141 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3850Y , Serial Number: 21058350, Year manufactured: 1964, Airworthiness Date: 10/11/1996
    Registrant (Partnership): Ventures Webole, Po Box 233, Melstone, MT 59054
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-22 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-290 SERIES (140 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 648A , Serial Number: 22-51, Year manufactured: 1951
    Registrant (Co-Owned): John Benson, , Melstone, MT 59054, Other Owners: Art Kincheloe

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