Montana City, Montana

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Population in 2010: 2,715. Population change since 2000: +29.7%
Males: 1,484  (54.7%)
Females: 1,231  (45.3%)
Median resident age:  45.3 years
Montana median age:  38.3 years

Zip codes: 59634.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $97,540 (it was $66,027 in 2000)
Montana City:

$97,540
MT:

$45,076
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $35,639 (it was $21,774 in 2000)

Montana City CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $311,635 (it was $164,300 in 2000)
Montana City:

$311,635
MT:

$184,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $319,727; Detached houses: $322,551; Townhouses or other attached units: $244,452; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $244,452; Mobile homes: $150,128

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,222.

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Montana City races chart
  • White alone - 2,589 (95.4%)
  • Two or more races - 46 (1.7%)
  • Hispanic - 36 (1.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 28 (1.0%)
  • Asian alone - 11 (0.4%)
  • Black alone - 3 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.07%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Montana City: 91.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (29.8%), Irish (14.1%), English (10.1%), Norwegian (7.5%), United States (4.1%), Dutch (3.4%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 4043 feet

Land area: 28.2 square miles.

Population density: 96 people per square mile   (very low).

Montana City,MT real estate house value index trend

Montana City, Montana map

For population 25 years and over in Montana City:

  • High school or higher: 99.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 47.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.7%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Montana City CDP:

  • Never married: 17.1%
  • Now married: 72.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 2.4%
  • Divorced: 7.8%

23 residents are foreign born

This place:  0.8%
Montana:  1.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,419 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,027 (0.6%)

Montana City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Great Falls, MT (73.4 miles , pop. 56,690).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (487.4 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (899.8 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: South Hills, MT (1.8 miles ), East Helena, MT (1.9 miles ), Clancy, MT (2.2 miles ), Helena Valley Southeast, MT (2.3 miles ), Helena, MT (2.5 miles ), Helena West Side, MT (2.9 miles ), Spokane Creek, MT (3.0 miles ), Helena Valley Northeast, MT (3.0 miles ).

Latitude: 46.54 N, Longitude: 111.93 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 406

Montana City household income distribution Montana City home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.7%
Montana:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (22%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (7%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Finance and insurance (15%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Engineers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (3%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Other financial specialists (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)

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

Average climate in Montana City, Montana

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Earthquake activity:

Montana City-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Montana state average. It is 62% 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 149.7 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 193.0 miles away from Montana City 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 141.3 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 84.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 502.1 miles away from Montana City center
On 8/22/1984 at 09:46:30, a magnitude 5.8 (5.0 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.8 ML) earthquake occurred 172.1 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 Jefferson County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Fires: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Montana City topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Montana City:

  • BIG SKY CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; HELENA, MT)
  • COONEY CONVALESCENT HOME (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; HELENA, MT)
  • SHODAIR CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 5 miles away; HELENA, MT)
  • ST PETERS HOSPITAL DIALYSIS UNIT (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; HELENA, MT)
  • HOSPICE OF ST PETERS COMM HOSP (Hospital, about 5 miles away; HELENA, MT)
  • ST PETER'S HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 5 miles away; HELENA, MT)
  • HOMELINK OF ST PETER'S (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; HELENA, MT)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Montana City:

  • Montana State University (about 74 miles; Bozeman, MT; Full-time enrollment: 12,942)
  • The University of Montana (about 100 miles; Missoula, MT; FT enrollment: 13,602)
  • Montana State University-Billings (about 172 miles; Billings, MT; FT enrollment: 4,319)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 189 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 30,522)
  • University of Idaho (about 243 miles; Moscow, ID; FT enrollment: 10,416)
  • North Idaho College (about 243 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; FT enrollment: 4,684)
  • Lewis-Clark State College (about 243 miles; Lewiston, ID; FT enrollment: 3,199)

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Notable locations in Montana City: McClellan Ranger Station (A), Eagle Emergency Services (B), Montana City Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (C), Montana City Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Montana City: Friendship Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Northern Pacific Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Deep Creek (A), McClellan Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Montana City: Prickly Pear Diggings Historical Marker (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Jefferson 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 102. This is worse than average.

City:

102
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.154. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.154
U.S.:

0.303

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.334. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.334
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 30.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2006 was 19.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.6
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.66. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.66
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 0.141. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.141
U.S.:

0.015
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 1.3%
(1.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.8 people
Montana:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  84.9%
Whole state:  62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.7%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
10 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Montana City, Montana environmental map by EPA

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Montana City compared to Montana state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Montana City travel time to work - commute Montana City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (72%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Wood (7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Montana City CDP (based on Jefferson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 25.58%
Here: 25.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist Church
Adherents35.7%21.6%9.6%9.5%9.4%
Congregations19.0%9.5%9.5%9.5%14.3%
NameLutheran ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Seventh-Day Adventist ChurchChurch of the NazareneOther
Adherents5.4%3.3%2.4%1.7%1.4%
Congregations9.5%4.8%9.5%4.8%9.5%
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
Jefferson County:

1.80 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

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

4.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Here:

13.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.5%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Jefferson County:

22.3%
Montana:

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

6.9%
State:

10.7%

8.04% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($44,727 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.04%
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 Lewis and Clark County, MT  2.29% ($46,896 average AGI)
from Gallatin County, MT  0.50% ($29,619)
from Silver Bow County, MT  0.48% ($56,800)


8.79% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,189 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.79%
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 Lewis and Clark County, MT  2.68% ($41,168 average AGI)
to Silver Bow County, MT  0.90% ($21,553)
to Gallatin County, MT  0.71% ($23,300)

Strongest AM radio stations in Montana City:

  • KKGR (680 AM; daytime; 5 kW; EAST HELENA, MT; Owner: KKGR, INC.)
  • KMTX (950 AM; 5 kW; HELENA, MT; Owner: CAPRI, INC)
  • KBLL (1240 AM; 1 kW; HELENA, MT; Owner: HOLTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KCAP (1340 AM; 1 kW; HELENA, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KGVW (640 AM; 10 kW; BELGRADE, MT; Owner: GALLATIN VALLEY WITNESS, INC.)
  • KBOW (550 AM; 5 kW; BUTTE, MT; Owner: BUTTE BROADCASTING INCORPORATED)
  • KMON (560 AM; 5 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KXTL (1370 AM; 5 kW; BUTTE, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KBOZ (1090 AM; 5 kW; BOZEMAN, MT; Owner: REIER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KEIN (1310 AM; 5 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: MUNSON RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Montana City:

  • KVCM (103.1 FM; HELENA, MT; Owner: HI-LINE RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KBLL-FM (99.5 FM; HELENA, MT; Owner: HOLTER BROASDCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K246AC (97.1 FM; HELENA, MT; Owner: LAST CHANCE PUBLIC RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • K251AC (98.1 FM; HELENA, MT; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS-MT UNIV. SYSTEM)
  • KMTX-FM (105.3 FM; HELENA, MT; Owner: CAPRI, INC)
  • KZMT (101.1 FM; HELENA, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KUHM (91.7 FM; HELENA, MT; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA)
  • K210BF (89.9 FM; BUTTE, MT; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KHKR-FM (104.1 FM; EAST HELENA, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KAPC (91.3 FM; BUTTE, MT; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA)
  • KOPR (94.1 FM; BUTTE, MT; Owner: BUTTE BROADCASTING INCORPORATED)
  • KMBR (95.5 FM; BUTTE, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • K213CJ (90.5 FM; BUTTE, MT; Owner: MONTANA CHRISTIAN RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KAAR (92.5 FM; BUTTE, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KIKF (104.9 FM; CASCADE, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP INC.)
  • KINX (107.3 FM; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP INC.)
  • K213CB (90.5 FM; DEER LODGE, MT; Owner: HI-LINE RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Montana City:

  • K36CX (Channel 36; CLANCY, MT; Owner: BOULDER TV TRANSLATOR ASSOCIATION)
  • KMTF (Channel 10; HELENA, MT; Owner: ROCKY MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KHBB-LP (Channel 21; HELENA, MT; Owner: KFBB CORPORATION)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KE7GYY, Licensee ID: L01130118
    Grant Date: 03/17/2006, Expiration Date: 03/17/2016, Certifier: Douglas W Semple
    Registrant: Douglas W Semple, 34 Mergenthaler Rd, Montana City, MT 59634
  • Call Sign: KE7ILN, Licensee ID: L01169916
    Grant Date: 07/06/2006, Expiration Date: 07/06/2016, Certifier: Karen L Semple
    Registrant: Karen L Semple, 34 Mergenthaler Rd, Montana City, MT 59634-9657

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 11
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Montana City

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Montana City, MT

Businesses in Montana City, MT

  • FedEx: 1
  • MasterBrand Cabinets: 2
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