Opheim, Montana

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Population in 2012: 87 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -21.6%
Males: 48  (56.2%)
Females: 39  (43.8%)
Median resident age:  58.4 years
Montana median age:  38.3 years

Zip code: 59250

Estimated median household income in 2012: $32,724 (it was $24,583 in 2000)
Opheim:

$32,724
MT:

$45,076
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,074 (it was $24,680 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $32,012 (it was $20,000 in 2000)
Opheim:

$32,012
MT:

$184,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $87,538; Detached houses: $52,117; Mobile homes: $203,922
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  • White alone - 83 (97.6%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (2.4%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Opheim: 84.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Norwegian (17.0%), Irish (16.4%), German (13.8%), Swedish (5.0%), English (2.5%), Danish (1.9%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 3265 feet

Land area: 0.22 square miles.

Population density: 399 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).
Opheim, Montana map

For population 25 years and over in Opheim:

  • High school or higher: 97.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 9.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Opheim town:

  • Never married: 35.8%
  • Now married: 45.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 12.8%

3 residents are foreign born (2.5% North America).

This town:  2.5%
Montana:  1.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $343 (1.5%)

Opheim satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Billings, MT (234.7 miles , pop. 89,847).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (625.2 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (1027.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: St. Marie, MT (5.7 miles) , Hinsdale, MT (6.2 miles ), Scobey, MT (6.7 miles ), Glasgow, MT (6.8 miles ), Nashua, MT (7.1 miles ), Fort Peck Reservation, MT (7.1 miles) , Saco, MT (7.1 miles ), Whitewater, MT (7.5 miles ).

Latitude: 48.86 N, Longitude: 106.41 W

Area code: 406

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

3.2%
Montana:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -33 (-22.9%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (42%)
  • Retail trade (25%)
  • Accommodation and food services (19%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Utilities (3%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Educational services (58%)
  • Utilities (33%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)

Average climate in Opheim, Montana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Opheim, Montana average temperatures Opheim, Montana average precipitation Opheim, Montana humidity Opheim, Montana wind speed Opheim, Montana snowfall Opheim, Montana sunshine Opheim, Montana clear and cloudy days

Earthquake activity:

Opheim-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Montana state average. It is 37% 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 358.6 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 482.7 miles away from Opheim 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 354.6 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 375.9 miles away from the city center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 321.0 miles away from Opheim center
On 7/29/1998 at 03:31:58, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, 3.7 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 84.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Valley County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 1

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

Airports located in Opheim:

See details about airports located in Opheim, MT

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Opheim:

  • Montana State University-Billings (about 234 miles; Billings, MT; Full-time enrollment: 4,319)
  • Minot State University (about 238 miles; Minot, ND; FT enrollment: 2,887)
  • Sheridan College (about 285 miles; Sheridan, WY; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • Bismarck State College (about 296 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)
  • University of Mary (about 302 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,854)
  • Montana State University (about 310 miles; Bozeman, MT; FT enrollment: 12,942)
  • Black Hills State University (about 325 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 3,166)

Public high school in Opheim:

Public elementary/middle schools in Opheim:

See full list of schools located in Opheim, School District: OPHEIM K-12 SCHOOLS

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Notable locations in Opheim: Farmers Union Grain Company Elevator (A), Opheim Community Library (B), Opheim Police Department (C), Opheim Volunteer Fire Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Opheim include: United Methodist Church (A), First Lutheran Church (B), First Baptist Church of Opheim (C), Marantha Center (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Valley 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 Opheim and their reported violations in the past:

OPHEIM TOWN OF (Population served: 111, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-04-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-04-2005), St Public Notif received (SEP-26-2005), St Compliance achieved (FEB-07-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-20-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-20-2003), St Boil Water Order (DEC-20-2003), St Public Notif requested (DEC-20-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-20-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-22-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-22-2003), St Boil Water Order (AUG-22-2003), St Public Notif requested (AUG-22-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-22-2003), St Public Notif received (SEP-02-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (NOV-03-1999), St Public Notif requested (NOV-03-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-03-1999), St Compliance achieved (JUN-22-2001)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (AUG-15-1999), St Public Notif requested (AUG-15-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-15-1999), St Compliance achieved (JUN-22-2001)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 6 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 24.8%
(11.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 72.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  1.8 people
Montana:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  51.1%
Whole state:  62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  2.1%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Opheim compared to Montana 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.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (54%)
  • Electricity (25%)
  • Other fuel (17%)

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 Opheim town (based on Valley County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 47.24%
Here: 47.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionFellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches
Adherents43.7%22.2%3.8%3.6%3.2%
Congregations19.4%16.1%9.7%6.5%3.2%
Name U.S. Conference of Mennonite Brethren ChurchesLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodMennonite; Other GroupsOther
Adherents3.2%3.1%3.0%2.9%11.4%
Congregations3.2%3.2%3.2%3.2%32.3%
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
Valley County:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Valley County:

5.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

14.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.8%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Valley County:

24.7%
Montana:

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

14.9%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$560
Totals for Government 0$0 5$560

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $11,000 ($126.44)
    Water Utilities: $10,000 ($114.94)
    Central Staff Services: $8,000 ($91.95)
    General Public Buildings: $7,000 ($80.46)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($34.48)
    Air Transportation: $2,000 ($22.99)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($11.49)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $171,000 ($1965.52)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $12,000 ($137.93)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($34.48)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $17,000 ($195.40)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $8,000 ($91.95)
    General Support: $7,000 ($80.46)
    All Other: $1,000 ($11.49)
  • Tax - Property: $12,000 ($137.93)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $50,000 ($574.71)

5.57% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200534,452 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.57%
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 Roosevelt County, MT  0.46% ($37,231 average AGI)
from Yellowstone County, MT  0.35% ($32,300)


6.89% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200631,822 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.89%
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  0.91% ($32,923 average AGI)
to Hill County, MT  0.45% ($25,538)
to Gallatin County, MT  0.35% ($20,200)

Strongest AM radio stations in Opheim:

  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KATQ (1070 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PLENTYWOOD, MT; Owner: RADIO INTERNAT'L-KATQ B/CAST ASSOC.)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KATL (770 AM; 10 kW; MILES CITY, MT; Owner: STAR PRINTING COMPANY)
  • KEYZ (660 AM; 5 kW; WILLISTON, ND; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KLTZ (1240 AM; 1 kW; GLASGOW, MT; Owner: GLASGOW BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KMTA (1050 AM; 10 kW; MILES CITY, MT; Owner: SENGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • 4 Kilometers West Of Opheim (Lat: 48.862500 Lon: -106.492500), Type: Tower, Structure height: 42.7 m, Overall height: 48.8 m, Call Sign: KNKN291
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/09/2009, Expiration Date: 10/16/2019
    Registrant: Hill & Welch, 1025 Connecticut Ave., Nw #1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 857-1470, Fax: (301) 622-2864, Email:

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Poe Opheim (Lat: 48.999472 Lon: -106.389194), Call Sign: WNRQ750
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.475 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/01/2005, Expiration Date: 03/19/2015
    Registrant: State Of Montana - Pssb, 125 N. Roberts, Helena, MT 59620, Phone: (406) 444-2782, Email:
  • 4 Mi E (Lat: 48.869472 Lon: -106.314194), Call Sign: KNBI205, Licensee ID: L00052262
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.595 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/20/2001, Expiration Date: 07/29/2011, Cancellation Date: 10/01/2011
    Registrant: Walstad Farms Inc, Opheim, MT 59250, Phone: (406) 724-3417
  • Tank - First Street & Willow Avenue (Lat: 48.857278 Lon: -106.411861), Type: Tank, Structure height: 45.7 m, Call Sign: WPVC287
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.203 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/30/2012, Expiration Date: 06/17/2022, Certifier: John Marvin
    Registrant: Micro-Comm, Inc, 15895 S Pflumm Road, Olathe, KS 66062, Phone: (913) 390-4500, Fax: (913) 390-4550

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Various Locations (Lat: 48.720000 Lon: -106.352500), Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WPNM217
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.281 MHz, 956.281 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/31/2008, Expiration Date: 04/06/2018, Certifier: Bruce A Mckinley
    Registrant: Northwestern Energy, 40 East Broadway Street, Butte, MT 59701, Phone: (406) 497-1000, Fax: (406) 497-3525, Email:
  • OPHEIM, 3.1 Mi W Of (Lat: 48.862500 Lon: -106.492528), Overall height: 42.7 m, Call Sign: KPH81
    Assigned Frequencies: 5937.80 MHz, 6056.40 MHz, 6034.20 MHz, 6152.80 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/14/1994, Expiration Date: 02/01/2001, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001
    Registrant: Nemont Telephone Cooperative Inc, Hwy 13 South, Scobey, MT 59263-0600

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KA7BFU, Licensee ID: L00258249
    Grant Date: 06/09/2010, Expiration Date: 07/17/2020, Certifier: George A Asleson
    Registrant: George A Asleson, Opheim, MT 59250

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 65-TL (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 75 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-145B SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 29483 , Serial Number: 4570T, Year manufactured: 1940
    Registrant (Individual): Robert W Wilson, 779th Ac And W Squad, Opheim, MT 59250
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172H (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3806R , Serial Number: 17255306, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 10/06/1966
    Registrant (Individual): Kenneth T Floyd, Po Box 165, Opheim, MT 59250
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150E (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6142T , Serial Number: 15060842, Year manufactured: 1964, Airworthiness Date: 09/26/1964
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Timothy A Miller, Rural Route, Opheim, MT 59250, Other Owners: Connie R Miller

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
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