Ovando, Montana

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Population in 2010: 81. Population change since 2000: +14.1%
Males: 42  (52.7%)
Females: 39  (47.3%)
Median resident age:  56.0 years
Montana median age:  39.6 years

Zip code: 59854

Estimated median household income in 2013: $64,773 (it was $26,250 in 2000)
Ovando:

$64,773
MT:

$46,972

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $26,147 (it was $15,012 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $144,484 (it was $80,000 in 2000)
Ovando:

$144,484
MT:

$190,100

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $141,335; Detached houses: $141,523

Median gross rent in 2013: $775.

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    • 8098.8%White alone
    • 11.2%Two or more races
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Ovando: 89.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (30.0%), English (22.2%), Scottish (16.7%), Irish (8.9%), West Indian (6.7%), Norwegian (5.6%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 4100 feet

Land area: 9.04 square miles.

Population density: 9.0 people per square mile   (very low).

Ovando, Montana map

For population 25 years and over in Ovando:

  • High school or higher: 79.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 12.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ovando CDP:

  • Never married: 22.0%
  • Now married: 60.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 5.5%
  • Divorced: 11.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,091 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $821 (1.1%)

Ovando satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Missoula, MT (42.4 miles , pop. 57,053).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (425.0 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (934.5 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Helmville, MT (2.4 miles ), Seeley Lake, MT (4.3 miles ), Lincoln, MT (4.7 miles ), Drummond, MT (4.9 miles ), Seeley Lake-Blackfoot Valley, MT (5.0 miles ), Clinton, MT (5.6 miles ), Turah, MT (5.9 miles ), Piltzville, MT (6.0 miles ).

Latitude: 47.02 N, Longitude: 113.14 W

Area code: 406

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

5.7%
Montana:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (39%)
  • Accommodation and food services (18%)
  • Finance and insurance (14%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (41%)
  • Public administration (36%)
  • Retail trade (23%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (29%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (25%)
  • Management occupations (21%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (4%)
  • Transportation occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (36%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (32%)
  • Sales and related occupations (23%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)

Average climate in Ovando, Montana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Ovando-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Montana state average. It is 73% 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 207.5 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 205.7 miles away from Ovando 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 199.1 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 115.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 500.3 miles away from Ovando center
On 8/22/1984 at 09:46:30, a magnitude 5.8 (5.0 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.8 ML) earthquake occurred 179.0 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 Powell County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Fires: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ovando topographic map

Airports located in Ovando:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ovando:

  • The University of Montana (about 42 miles; Missoula, MT; Full-time enrollment: 13,602)
  • Montana State University (about 137 miles; Bozeman, MT; FT enrollment: 12,942)
  • North Idaho College (about 178 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; FT enrollment: 4,684)
  • University of Idaho (about 185 miles; Moscow, ID; FT enrollment: 10,416)
  • Lewis-Clark State College (about 189 miles; Lewiston, ID; FT enrollment: 3,199)
  • Washington State University (about 191 miles; Pullman, WA; FT enrollment: 25,055)
  • Spokane Community College (about 203 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,482)

Public elementary/middle school in Ovando:

  • Ovando School (Students: 19; Location: 108 Birch Street; Grades: PK-8)
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Notable location: Ovando Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Ovando: Blackfoot Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Ovando Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lake: Lahrity Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Powell 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 2009 was 39.8. This is significantly better than average.

City:

39.8
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 15.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.1
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 8.01. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.01
U.S.:

9.14

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

TRIXIS ANTLER SALOON (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
STRAY BULLET COMMERCIAL BLDG(UNAPPROVED) (Population served: 43, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 14.1%
(15.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This place:  1.9 people
Montana:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  64.3%
Whole state:  62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  2.4%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Ovando compared to Montana 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.
  • 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 below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.7
Montana average:

9.9

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (45%)
  • Wood (43%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Other fuel (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ovando CDP (based on Powell County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5747
Other5703
Catholic4353
Mainline Protestant1122
None5,336-
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
Powell County:

2.81 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Powell County:

1.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

14.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.3%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Powell County:

25.4%
Montana:

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

15.4%
State:

10.7%

8.39% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,489 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.39%
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 Silver Bow County, MT  0.70% ($26,000 average AGI)
from Deer Lodge County, MT  0.56% ($38,833)
from Missoula County, MT  0.47% ($29,100)


8.22% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,205 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.22%
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 Deer Lodge County, MT  0.84% ($25,889 average AGI)
to Missoula County, MT  0.84% ($25,944)
to Silver Bow County, MT  0.56% ($31,833)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ovando:

  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KLCY (930 AM; 5 kW; EAST MISSOULA, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGVO (1290 AM; 5 kW; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKGR (680 AM; daytime; 5 kW; EAST HELENA, MT; Owner: KKGR, INC.)
  • KMTX (950 AM; 5 kW; HELENA, MT; Owner: CAPRI, 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)
  • KGVW (640 AM; 10 kW; BELGRADE, MT; Owner: GALLATIN VALLEY WITNESS, INC.)
  • KJJR (880 AM; 10 kW; WHITEFISH, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INCORPORATED)
  • KGEZ (600 AM; 5 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: SKYLINE BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ovando:

  • KGGL (93.3 FM; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KYSS-FM (94.9 FM; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KUFM (89.1 FM; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA)
  • KBQQ (106.7 FM; PINESDALE, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP INC.)
  • KZOQ-FM (100.1 FM; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KMZL (91.1 FM; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: FAITH COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • K204EV (88.7 FM; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KMTX-FM (105.3 FM; HELENA, MT; Owner: CAPRI, INC)
  • KZMT (101.1 FM; HELENA, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KMSO (102.5 FM; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: SHEILA CALLAHAN & FRIENDS, INC)
  • KPLG (91.5 FM; PLAINS, MT; Owner: YOUR NETWORK OF PRAISE, INC.)
  • KVCM (103.1 FM; HELENA, MT; Owner: HI-LINE RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Ovando:

  • K05EE (Channel 5; BIG ARM, ETC., MT; Owner: BLACKTAIL TV TAX DISTRICT)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Steven Mejia, Dry Gulch Road (Lat: 47.012639 Lon: -113.072444), Type: 60.7, Overall height: 59.5 m
    Registrant: 7327440652, , 5012 FISHER ISLAND DRIVE
  • Steven Mejia, Dry Gulch Road (Lat: 47.012639 Lon: -113.072444), Type: 60.7, Overall height: 59.5 m
    Registrant: 7327440652, , 5012 FISHER ISLAND DRIVE
  • Steven N Mejia, Dry Gulch Road (Lat: 47.012639 Lon: -113.072444), Type: 60.7, Overall height: 59.5 m
    Registrant: 7327440652, , 26 YOLANDA DRIVE

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Various Locations (Lat: 47.155194 Lon: -113.122556), Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WPNM237
    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:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: KC7WBJ, Licensee ID: L01268258
    Grant Date: 04/12/2007, Expiration Date: 04/24/2017, Certifier: Chad J Krutar
    Registrant: Chad J Krutar, 4981 Hwy 200, Ovando, MT 59854
  • Call Sign: KC7WBK
    Grant Date: 04/24/1997, Expiration Date: 04/24/2007, Cancellation Date: 04/25/2009
    Registrant: William E Wellman, 82 White Tail Ranch Rd, Ovando, MT 59854
  • Call Sign: WA7YYB, Licensee ID: L00658004
    Grant Date: 03/20/2003, Expiration Date: 06/15/2013
    Registrant: Charles I Weihe, Ovando, MT 59854
  • Call Sign: KD7TJS, Licensee ID: L00597488
    Grant Date: 11/20/2002, Expiration Date: 11/20/2012, Cancellation Date: 08/02/2005, Certifier: Gary Aitken
    Registrant: Gary Aitken, 609 Old Trailhead Ln, Ovando, MT 59854
  • Call Sign: K7ATC, Previous Call Sign: KD7TJS, Licensee ID: L00597488
    Grant Date: 08/02/2005, Expiration Date: 08/02/2015, Certifier: Gary Aitken
    Registrant: Gary Aitken, 609 Old Trailhead Ln, Ovando, MT 59854


FAA Registered Aircraft:

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