Moore, Montana

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Population in 2012: 192 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +3.2%
 
Males: 115  (59.9%)
Females: 77  (40.1%)
Median resident age:  49.2 years
Montana median age:  38.3 years

Zip code: 59464

Estimated median household income in 2012: $46,661 (it was $25,536 in 2000)
Moore:

$46,661
MT:

$45,076
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,652 (it was $13,140 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $39,788 (it was $35,000 in 2000)
Moore:

$39,788
MT:

$184,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $89,245; Detached houses: $107,677; Mobile homes: $64,458

Median gross rent in 2012: $525.

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  • White alone - 183 (94.8%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (2.6%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (2.1%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.5%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Moore: 86.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (25.8%), Irish (16.3%), United States (8.2%), English (6.9%), Norwegian (6.4%), Swedish (6.4%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 4171 feet

Land area: 0.24 square miles.

Population density: 804 people per square mile 
 
 (low).
Moore, Montana map

For population 25 years and over in Moore:

  • High school or higher: 97.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 18.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Moore town:

  • Never married: 24.1%
  • Now married: 56.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 12.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $369 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $447 (1.2%)

Moore satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Great Falls, MT (83.2 miles , pop. 56,690).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (544.7 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (938.4 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Hobson, MT (2.9 miles ), Lewistown Heights, MT (3.6 miles ), Lewistown, MT (3.7 miles ), Judith Gap, MT (4.6 miles) , Hanover, MT (4.6 miles ), Denton, MT (5.2 miles ), Stanford, MT (5.3 miles ), Judith Gap-Shawmut, MT (5.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $120,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $120,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $120,000

Latitude: 46.98 N, Longitude: 109.69 W

Area code: 406

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

3.8%
Montana:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -23 (-11.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (60%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Information (8%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Retail trade (3%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (2%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Wholesale trade (14%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Information (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (15%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (13%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (9%)
  • Carpenters (9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Secondary school teachers (6%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (20%)
  • Personal appearance workers (13%)
  • Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers (10%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)

Average climate in Moore, Montana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Moore-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Montana state average. It is 20% 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 173.0 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 282.4 miles away from Moore 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 167.0 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 175.9 miles away from the 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 267.7 miles away from Moore center
On 10/28/1983 at 19:51:24, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.8 ML) earthquake occurred 278.2 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 Fergus 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, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Snow: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Moore topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Moore:

  • CENTRAL MONTANA MC HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; LEWISTOWN, MT)
  • CENTRAL MONTANA MEDICAL CTR (Hospital, about 14 miles away; LEWISTOWN, MT)
  • CENTRAL MONTANA SKILLED NURSING (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; LEWISTOWN, MT)
  • VALLE VISTA MANOR (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; LEWISTOWN, MT)
  • MONTANA MENTAL HEALTH NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; LEWISTOWN, MT)

Airports located in Moore:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Moore:

  • Montana State University-Billings (about 99 miles; Billings, MT; Full-time enrollment: 4,319)
  • Montana State University (about 112 miles; Bozeman, MT; FT enrollment: 12,942)
  • Sheridan College (about 203 miles; Sheridan, WY; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • The University of Montana (about 203 miles; Missoula, MT; FT enrollment: 13,602)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 241 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 30,522)
  • Idaho State University (about 315 miles; Pocatello, ID; FT enrollment: 10,350)
  • Black Hills State University (about 330 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 3,166)

Public high school in Moore:

Public elementary/middle schools in Moore:

  • Moore School (Students: 47; Location: 509 Highland Avenue; Grades: PK-6)
  • Moore 7-8 School (Students: 15; Location: 509 Highland Avenue; Grades: 7-8)
See full list of schools located in Moore, map of school districts: MOORE ELEMENTARY, MOORE HIGH SCHOOL

Library in Moore:

  • MOORE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $11,994; Location: 403 FERGUS AVENUE; 8,650 books; 56 state licensed databases)

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Notable locations in Moore: Moore (A), Moore Rural Fire District (B), Moore Fire Department (C), Moore Memorial Library (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Moore include: Saint Mathias Church (A), Community Methodist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

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

MOORE TOWN OF (Population served: 220, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2005 and AUG-18-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-16-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-18-2005)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-24-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-24-2005), St Compliance achieved (APR-03-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-24-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-24-2005), St Compliance achieved (APR-03-2006)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-01-1997 and FEB-18-2004, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (DEC-31-2000), St Compliance achieved (FEB-18-2004)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-1996 and DEC-2000, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from DEC-31-2000 to DEC-31-2000)
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 14.7%
(9.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
Montana:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  70.2%
Whole state:  62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.1%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Moore compared to Montana state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (59%)
  • Wood (20%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Utility gas (5%)

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 Moore town (based on Fergus County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 53.28%
Here: 53.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchHutterian BrethrenPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents35.8%11.8%9.7%7.9%5.0%
Congregations20.0%5.7%14.3%14.3%5.7%
NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristLutheran ChurchEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents4.7%4.3%4.2%2.6%14.0%
Congregations2.9%2.9%5.7%2.9%25.7%
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: 6
Fergus County:

5.37 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

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

4.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Here:

15.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.9%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Fergus County:

23.6%
Montana:

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

5.3%
State:

10.7%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$1,027$12,3240$0
Sewerage 0$0 1$161
Water Supply 0$0 1$161
Local Libraries 0$0 1$478
Totals for Government 1$1,027$12,3243$800

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $35,000 ($182.29)
    Sewerage: $26,000 ($135.42)
    Financial Administration: $15,000 ($78.13)
    Libraries: $4,000 ($20.83)
    General Public Buildings: $2,000 ($10.42)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($10.42)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $23,000 ($119.79)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $11,000 ($57.29)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $10,000 ($52.08)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($10.42)
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($10.42)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $37,000 ($192.71)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $9,000 ($46.88)
  • Tax - Property: $13,000 ($67.71)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $184,000 ($958.33)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $181,000 ($942.71)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $3,000 ($15.63)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $85,000 ($442.71)

6.96% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200535,948 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.96%
Montana average:

8.25%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Yellowstone County, MT  0.74% ($27,576 average AGI)
from Gallatin County, MT  0.43% ($29,579)
from Cascade County, MT  0.41% ($29,278)


7.33% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200633,113 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.33%
Montana average:

7.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Yellowstone County, MT  0.96% ($27,558 average AGI)
to Gallatin County, MT  0.67% ($21,867)
to Cascade County, MT  0.58% ($18,231)

Strongest AM radio stations in Moore:

  • KXLO (1230 AM; 1 kW; LEWISTOWN, MT; Owner: KXLO BROADCAST, INC.)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMON (560 AM; 5 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KGVW (640 AM; 10 kW; BELGRADE, MT; Owner: GALLATIN VALLEY WITNESS, INC.)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KURL (730 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: ELENBAAS MEDIA, INC.)
  • KGHL (790 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KKGR (680 AM; daytime; 5 kW; EAST HELENA, MT; Owner: KKGR, INC.)
  • KEIN (1310 AM; 5 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: MUNSON RADIO, INC.)
  • KBUL (970 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMTX (950 AM; 5 kW; HELENA, MT; Owner: CAPRI, INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Moore:

  • KEHT (100.3 FM; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: GEORGE S. FLINN, JR.)
  • 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.)

TV broadcast stations around Moore:

  • KBAO (Channel 13; LEWISTOWN, MT; Owner: SUNBELT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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  • 1/2 Mi S Of Hwy 87 Lts 3&4 Block 3 (Lat: 46.981361 Lon: -109.695194), Call Sign: KXS555, Licensee ID: L00051560
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.035 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/08/1999, Expiration Date: 08/22/2004, Cancellation Date: 10/23/2004
    Registrant: George R Tews, Moore, MT 59464, Phone: (406) 374-2420

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: KE7MCW, Licensee ID: L01262279
    Grant Date: 03/27/2007, Expiration Date: 03/27/2017, Certifier: Ryan T Kolar
    Registrant: Ryan T Kolar, 890 Rock Creek Rd, Moore, MT 59464

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182P (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 182KK , Serial Number: 182-60944, Year manufactured: 1971, Airworthiness Date: 01/19/1972
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Guy M Willson, Po Box 113, Moore, MT 59464, Other Owners: Joan S Willson
  • Aircraft: WACO GXE (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2113 , Serial Number: 868, Year manufactured: 1941, Airworthiness Date: 03/29/1941
    Registrant (Individual): Frank Bass, Star Route, Moore, MT 59464
  • Aircraft: PIPER J3F-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: FRANKLIN 4AC176B SER (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 38737 , Serial Number: 7208, Year manufactured: 1941, Airworthiness Date: 03/14/1957
    Registrant (Individual): Frank E Bass, Star Rt, Moore, MT 59464


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 5
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