Plains, Montana

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Population in 2017: 1,093 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -2.9%
 
Males: 568  (52.0%)
Females: 525  (48.0%)
Median resident age:

47.5 years
Montana median age:

40.0 years

Zip codes: 59859.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $42,566 (it was $26,331 in 2000)
Plains:

$42,566
MT:

$53,386

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $22,323 (it was $13,010 in 2000)

Plains town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $163,455 (it was $67,700 in 2000)
Plains:

$163,455
MT:

$231,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $145,034; detached houses: $163,412; mobile homes: $69,638

Median gross rent in 2017: $670.

March 2019 cost of living index in Plains: 89.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 24.7%
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  • Races in Plains, MT (2010)
    • 97593.0%White alone
    • 252.4%Hispanic
    • 242.3%Two or more races
    • 171.6%American Indian alone
    • 50.5%Asian alone
    • 20.2%Black alone

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



According to our research of Montana and other state lists, there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Plains, Montana as of May 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Plains is 114 to 1.


Crime rates in Plains by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(93.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(93.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(95.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(80.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(78.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
3
(240.2)
5
(397.1)
3
(235.8)
3
(239.2)
1
(79.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(189.2)
3
(277.5)
3
(281.2)
2
(186.6)
4
(379.9)
5
(464.7)
5
(454.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
4
(320.3)
5
(397.1)
2
(157.2)
7
(558.2)
2
(159.1)
3
(236.6)
1
(94.6)
0
(0.0)
2
(185.0)
3
(281.2)
2
(186.6)
1
(95.0)
1
(92.9)
4
(363.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
9
(720.6)
23
(1,827)
48
(3,774)
38
(3,030)
14
(1,114)
13
(1,025)
13
(1,230)
9
(851.5)
7
(647.5)
17
(1,593)
17
(1,586)
9
(854.7)
14
(1,301)
7
(635.8)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(158.9)
6
(471.7)
3
(239.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(157.7)
2
(189.2)
1
(94.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(93.7)
1
(93.3)
1
(95.0)
1
(92.9)
2
(181.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(78.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(78.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)123.3193.0246.9227.371.693.871.079.594.4409.6121.3200.4158.9156.2

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City-data.com crime index in Plains, MT

Crime rate in Plains detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.72
Montana average:

1.73
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Ancestries: German (19.3%), Irish (10.6%), Italian (3.9%), English (3.3%), Norwegian (3.1%), Swedish (2.1%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 2468 feet

Land area: 0.56 square miles.

Population density: 1,947 people per square mile   (low).

Plains, Montana map

16 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.4%
Montana:

1.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,003 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,192 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Missoula, MT (58.2 miles , pop. 57,053).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (340.0 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (942.6 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Paradise, MT (2.5 miles),
Weeksville, MT (2.6 miles),
Hot Springs, MT (3.8 miles ),
St. Regis, MT (3.9 miles ),
Camas, MT (3.9 miles),
Superior, MT (4.3 miles ),
Lonepine, MT (4.5 miles),
Riverbend, MT (4.5 miles )

Latitude: 47.46 N, Longitude: 114.89 W

Area code: 406

Distribution of median household income in Plains, MT in 2017
Distribution of house value in Plains, MT in 2017
Plains satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

7.7%
Montana:

4.2%
Population change in the 1990s: +124 (+12.4%).
Most common industries in Plains, MT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (13.2%)
  • Educational services (11.1%)
  • Construction (10.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.4%)
  • Public administration (5.4%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (17.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.8%)
  • Educational services (8.8%)
  • Public administration (8.3%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (7.1%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (4.6%)
  • Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers (4.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (25.9%)
  • Educational services (13.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.9%)
  • Social assistance (6.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.0%)
  • Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Plains, MT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.1%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (3.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7.1%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (5.8%)
  • Carpenters (5.4%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.2%)
  • Extraction workers (4.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7.5%)
  • Child care workers (6.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.0%)

Average climate in Plains, Montana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Plains, Montana environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 75.9. This is about average.

City:

75.9
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 16.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.4
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.58. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.58
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Plains-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Montana state average. It is 88% 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 285.1 miles away from Plains 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 239.6 miles away from Plains center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 357.0 miles away from Plains center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 498.5 miles away from the city center
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 361.9 miles away from the city center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 348.8 miles away from the city center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sanders County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Fires: 3, Storms: 3, Landslides: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Plains topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Plains:

  • CLARK FORK VALLEY HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 10 KRUGER RD)
  • CLARK FORK VALLEY HOME HEALTH AGENCY (10 KRUGER ROAD)
  • CLARK FORK VALLEY NURSING HOME (10 KRUGER RD)

Airports and heliports located in Plains:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Plains:

  • The University of Montana (about 60 miles; Missoula, MT; Full-time enrollment: 13,602)
  • North Idaho College (about 91 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; FT enrollment: 4,684)
  • University of Idaho (about 113 miles; Moscow, ID; FT enrollment: 10,416)
  • Spokane Community College (about 117 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,482)
  • Washington State University (about 119 miles; Pullman, WA; FT enrollment: 25,055)
  • Gonzaga University (about 119 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,780)
  • Whitworth University (about 120 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 2,689)

Public high school in Plains:

Public elementary/middle schools in Plains:

See full list of schools located in Plains

Library in Plains:

  • PLAINS PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT (Operating income: $80,807; Location: 108 WEST RAILROAD; 15,702 books; 9,111 e-books; 338 audio materials; 251 video materials; 3 local licensed databases; 56 state licensed databases; 45 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Plains: Plains (A), Plains District Ranger Office (B), Plains Police Department (C), Plains Public Library (D), Plains Volunteer Fire Department (E), Plains Community Ambulance (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Plains include: Clark Fork Baptist Church (A), Plains Bible Chapel (B), Plains United Methodist Church (C), Saint James Catholic Church (D), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (E), First Lutheran Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Sanders 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 Plains and their reported violations in the past:

PLAINS TOWN OF (Population served: 1,340, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Plains that have no violations reported:

  • SUBWAY PLAINS (Population served: 106, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.0 people
Montana:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

51.0%
Whole state:

62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

4.4%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
25 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
22 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010
25 people in nursing homes in 2000
12 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Banks with branches in Plains (2011 data):

  • Rocky Mountain Bank: Plains Branch at 108 East Railroad Avenue, branch established on 1904/04/01. Info updated 2009/03/04: Bank assets: $434.6 mil, Deposits: $365.4 mil, headquarters in Billings, MT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Heartland Financial Usa, Inc.
  • First Security Bank of Missoula: Plains Branch at 510 West Railroad, branch established on 2000/06/29. Info updated 2011/05/11: Bank assets: $1,103.5 mil, Deposits: $732.7 mil, headquarters in Missoula, MT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Glacier Bancorp, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Plains:

Marital status in Plains, MT
  • Never married: 23.3%
  • Now married: 43.1%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 15.8%
  • Divorced: 16.8%

For population 25 years and over in Plains:

  • High school or higher: 84.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.0%
  • Unemployed: 8.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.8
Montana average:

10.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Plains
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Plains, MT (based on Sanders County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,33318
Other5434
Mainline Protestant4479
Catholic3504
None8,740-
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: 5
Sanders County:

4.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Sanders County:

0.91 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Sanders County:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
This county:

10.90 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

10.38 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.5%
State:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Sanders County:

22.3%
State:

23.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Sanders County:

14.5%
State:

10.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

53.9%
Montana:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Plains:

50.9%
Montana:

48.0%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.4
Montana:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

20.6%
Montana:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Plains:

10.2%
Montana:

9.9%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.0
Montana:

6.8

Overweight people:
Plains:

35.2%
Montana:

35.3%

General health condition:
Plains:

58.1%
State:

57.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

76.6%
State:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Plains, MT Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 3$11,932$47,7280$0
Parks and Recreation 1$2,688$32,2560$0
Local Libraries 1$2,415$28,9802$1,738
Financial Administration 1$3,427$41,1240$0
Streets and Highways 1$3,739$44,8680$0
Other Government Administration 1$893$10,7166$900
Sewerage 1$3,721$44,6520$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$1,317
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$1,801
Totals for Government 9$28,815$38,42012$5,756

Plains government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $148,000 ($135.41)
    Sewerage: $68,000 ($62.21)
    Water Utilities: $68,000 ($62.21)
    Regular Highways: $66,000 ($60.38)
    Parks and Recreation: $28,000 ($25.62)
    Local Fire Protection: $23,000 ($21.04)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $20,000 ($18.30)
    Central Staff Services: $19,000 ($17.38)
    General - Other: $6,000 ($5.49)
    Health - Other: $1,000 ($0.91)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $47,000 ($43.00)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $35,000 ($32.02)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $417,000 ($381.52)

Plains government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $250,000 ($228.73)
    Other: $29,000 ($26.53)
    Parks and Recreation: $14,000 ($12.81)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $15,000 ($13.72)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $194,000 ($177.49)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $201,000 ($183.90)
    Highways: $24,000 ($21.96)
    Other: $8,000 ($7.32)
  • Tax - Property: $123,000 ($112.53)

Plains government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,163,000 ($1064.04)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,134,000 ($1037.51)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,000 ($26.53)

Plains government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $580,000 ($530.65)

5.09% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($32,639 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.09%
Montana average:

6.77%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Missoula County, MT  0.83% ($27,606 average AGI)
to Lake County, MT  0.68% ($24,963)
Businesses in Plains, MT
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Strongest AM radio stations in Plains:

  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KGEZ (600 AM; 5 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: SKYLINE BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KJJR (880 AM; 10 kW; WHITEFISH, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INCORPORATED)
  • KLCY (930 AM; 5 kW; EAST MISSOULA, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KXLY (920 AM; 20 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE RADIO, INC.)
  • KQQQ (1150 AM; 25 kW; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: RADIO PALOUSE, INC.)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KVNI (1080 AM; 10 kW; COEUR D' ALENE, ID; Owner: QUEENB RADIO, INC.)
  • KGVO (1290 AM; 5 kW; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMJY (700 AM; 10 kW; NEWPORT, WA; Owner: JAMES E. AND HELEN G. STARGEL)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Plains:

  • KPLG (91.5 FM; PLAINS, MT; Owner: YOUR NETWORK OF PRAISE, INC.)
  • KLTC-FM (107.5 FM; SUPERIOR, MT; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KQRK (92.3 FM; RONAN, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KALS (97.1 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KALISPELL CHRISTIAN RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KTWD (97.5 FM; WALLACE, ID; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • 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)
  • KSIL (100.7 FM; WALLACE, ID; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDBR (106.3 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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.)

TV broadcast stations around Plains:

  • K05EE (Channel 5; BIG ARM, ETC., MT; Owner: BLACKTAIL TV TAX DISTRICT)
  • K59BW (Channel 59; BONNERS FERRY, ID; Owner: STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION (IEPBS))
  • K05GM (Channel 5; PLAINS & PARADISE, MT; Owner: PLAINS-PARASIDE TV DISTRICT)
  • K07CH (Channel 7; PLAINS & PARADISE, MT; Owner: PLAINS-PARADISE TV DISTRICT)

Plains fatal accident list:

Sep 9, 2014 04:00 PM, Cr-East Stanton St, Lat: 47.456033, Lon: -114.882017, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 98ft / 29.9mTotal length
  • 100Total average daily traffic
  • 100Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Plains)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Plains, MT)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 35 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Plains)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 14 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Plains)
Most common first names in Plains, MT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert1978.9 years
John1971.9 years
William1667.4 years
Mary1483.6 years
James1279.0 years
Donald1167.0 years
Charles973.2 years
George875.4 years
Margaret882.4 years
Walter877.0 years
Most common last names in Plains, MT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson1981.9 years
Smith968.6 years
Kelly876.8 years
Brown778.9 years
Scott778.8 years
Coe674.1 years
Miller684.0 years
Cox675.7 years
Johnston581.4 years
Webber584.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Plains, MT
  • 43.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 31.2%Wood
  • 14.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 10.4%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Plains, MT
  • 45.7%Electricity
  • 35.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 14.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.6%Wood


Plains compared to Montana state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage 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 significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
There are 11 pilots and 6 other airmen in this city.
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