Musselshell, Montana

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Population in 2010: 60. Population change since 2000: 0.0%
Males: 21  (36.4%)
Females: 39  (63.6%)
Median resident age:  55.3 years
Montana median age:  39.6 years

Zip code: 59059

Estimated median household income in 2013: $18,416 (it was $23,750 in 2000)
Musselshell:

$18,416
MT:

$46,972

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $25,931 (it was $8,501 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $73,068 (it was $45,000 in 2000)
Musselshell:

$73,068
MT:

$190,100

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $85,603; Detached houses: $84,999; Mobile homes: $86,481

Median gross rent in 2013: $559.

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Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Musselshell: 92.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (13.8%), Irish (13.8%), German (12.3%), United States (10.8%), Danish (6.2%), Norwegian (6.2%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 2994 feet

Land area: 2.57 square miles.

Population density: 23 people per square mile   (very low).

Musselshell, Montana map

For population 25 years and over in Musselshell:

  • High school or higher: 90.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 9.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 44.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Musselshell CDP:

  • Never married: 17.3%
  • Now married: 43.0%
  • Separated: 7.2%
  • Widowed: 14.6%
  • Divorced: 17.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $672 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $359 (1.4%)

Musselshell satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Billings, MT (54.9 miles , pop. 89,847).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (485.2 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (922.5 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Melstone, MT (3.5 miles) , Roundup, MT (4.7 miles ), Klein, MT (4.8 miles) , Camp Three, MT (4.8 miles) , Buffalo Creek, MT (5.4 miles ), Winnett, MT (6.0 miles) , North Treasure, MT (6.0 miles ), Custer, MT (6.1 miles) .

Latitude: 46.52 N, Longitude: 108.09 W

Area code: 406

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

3.8%
Montana:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (100%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (50%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (25%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (67%)
  • Material moving occupations (33%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (50%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (25%)
  • Material moving occupations (25%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)

Average climate in Musselshell, Montana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Musselshell-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Montana state average. It is 0% 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 183.4 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 325.0 miles away from Musselshell 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 180.7 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 229.1 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 294.8 miles away from Musselshell center
On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML) earthquake occurred 379.7 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).
Musselshell topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Musselshell:

  • Montana State University-Billings (about 54 miles; Billings, MT; Full-time enrollment: 4,319)
  • Sheridan College (about 134 miles; Sheridan, WY; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • Montana State University (about 154 miles; Bozeman, MT; FT enrollment: 12,942)
  • Black Hills State University (about 248 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 3,166)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 260 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 30,522)
  • Casper College (about 270 miles; Casper, WY; FT enrollment: 2,770)
  • The University of Montana (about 281 miles; Missoula, MT; FT enrollment: 13,602)

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Notable location: Hawk Creek Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Musselshell Cemetery (1). 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

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 24.5 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 24.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.376
U.S.:

1.929

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

MUSSELSHELL COMMUNITY COUNTY W AND S DIS (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In JAN-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-14-2013), St Compliance achieved (JAN-22-2013)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-19-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-19-2008), St Public Notif received (FEB-27-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUN-19-2009)
  • 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 (JUN-19-2009)
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 49.1%
(45.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This place:  1.9 people
Montana:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  62.5%
Whole state:  62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  3.1%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Musselshell compared to Montana state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.0
Montana average:

9.9

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (87%)
  • Wood (10%)

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 Musselshell CDP (based on Musselshell County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic7513
Other2732
Evangelical Protestant25311
Mainline Protestant2323
None3,029-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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%

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 Musselshell:

  • 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)
  • KATL (770 AM; 10 kW; MILES CITY, MT; Owner: STAR PRINTING COMPANY)
  • 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.)
  • KGVW (640 AM; 10 kW; BELGRADE, MT; Owner: GALLATIN VALLEY WITNESS, INC.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KZMQ (1140 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GREYBULL, WY; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF WYOMING LLC)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 5m16ftTotal length
  • 120Total average daily traffic
  • 2Total average daily truck traffic
  • 132Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • BILL WADE, 15.4 Mi Se (Lat: 46.298333 Lon: -108.149722), Type: 85.0, Overall height: 85 m
    Registrant: 4064853301, Billw@midrivers.Com, 904 C AVENUE
  • 15.4 Mi Se (Lat: 46.298333 Lon: -108.149722), Type: 85.0, Overall height: 85 m
    Registrant: 4064853301, Mrtcinfo@mcn.Net, 102 SECOND AVE S

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 11.5 Mi S (Lat: 46.613833 Lon: -107.957111), Type: Tower, Structure height: 20.7 m, Overall height: 27.7 m, Call Sign: WNFJ433
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.715 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/16/2010, Expiration Date: 01/08/2021
    Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern Ste E #501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677-5993, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • DAVID HILL, 15.4 Mi Se Of (Lat: 46.298278 Lon: -108.149833), Overall height: 85.3 m, Call Sign: WHE449
    Assigned Frequencies: 6286.19 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/04/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021
    Registrant: Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative, Inc., 904 C Avenue, Circle, MT 59215, Phone: (406) 485-3301, Fax: (406) 687-3355, Email:
  • MUSSELSHELL, Main Street (Lat: 46.517750 Lon: -108.091778), Overall height: 42.7 m, Call Sign: WHE450
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/04/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021
    Registrant: Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative, Inc., 904 C Avenue, Circle, MT 59215, Phone: (406) 485-3301, Fax: (406) 687-3355, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

2
  • Sec 13, Township 11 North, Range 29 East (Lat: 46.711361 Lon: -108.008722), Call Sign: KNLM428
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.660 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/15/2005, Expiration Date: 02/10/2015
    Registrant: Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative, Inc., 904 C Avenue, Circle, MT 59215, Phone: (406) 485-3301, Fax: (406) 687-3355, Email:
  • Atop David Hill, 15 Mi S. Of (Lat: 46.298278 Lon: -108.149833), Overall height: 85.3 m, Call Sign: KNKP484
    Assigned Frequencies: 931.812 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/11/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 11/26/2003, Certifier: Paul H Kuzia
    Registrant: Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, 2300 N Street, N.W., 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 783-4141, Fax: (202) 783-5851, Email:

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