Plentywood, Montana

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Population in 2013: 1,903 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.7%
 
Males: 861  (45.3%)
Females: 1,042  (54.7%)
Median resident age:  51.3 years
Montana median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 59254.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $43,243 (it was $30,037 in 2000)
Plentywood:

$43,243
MT:

$46,972

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $30,328 (it was $15,609 in 2000)

Plentywood city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $118,374 (it was $53,400 in 2000)
Plentywood:

$118,374
MT:

$190,100

Median gross rent in 2013: $623.

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  • Races in Plentywood, MT (2010)

    Plentywood races chart
    • 1,62693.8%White alone
    • 372.1%Hispanic
    • 271.6%American Indian alone
    • 281.6%Two or more races
    • 120.7%Asian alone
    • 40.2%Black alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Plentywood: 86.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (24.3%), Norwegian (22.0%), Irish (11.7%), Danish (5.2%), Polish (4.8%), English (4.5%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 2047 feet

Land area: 1.17 square miles.

Population density: 1,621 people per square mile   (low).

Plentywood, Montana map

For population 25 years and over in Plentywood:

  • High school or higher: 89.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 10.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Plentywood city:

  • Never married: 23.5%
  • Now married: 48.0%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 15.3%
  • Divorced: 10.9%

42 residents are foreign born (1.1% North America, 0.6% Europe).

This city:

2.0%
Montana:

1.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,266 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $842 (0.8%)

Plentywood satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bismarck, ND (221.9 miles , pop. 55,532).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (594.6 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (947.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Antelope, MT (2.7 miles) , Reserve, MT (3.5 miles) , Outlook, MT (3.6 miles) , Medicine Lake, MT (4.4 miles ), Westby, MT (4.9 miles) , Flaxville, MT (5.3 miles) , Grenora, ND (5.5 miles ), Froid, MT (5.5 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $107,200
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $117,500
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $129,100
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $152,700
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $219,800
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $229,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $209,100
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $222,100
  • 2012: 6 buildings, average cost: $225,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 48.78 N, Longitude: 104.56 W

Area code: 406

Plentywood household income distribution Plentywood home values distribution
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 4 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.75
Montana average:

1.78
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

2.3%
Montana:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -67 (-3.1%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (20%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (30%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)

Work and jobs in Plentywood: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Plentywood, Montana

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Earthquake activity:

Plentywood-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Montana state average. It is 48% 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 410.3 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 546.9 miles away from Plentywood 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 407.6 miles away from the city 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 28.9 miles away from the city center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 321.2 miles away from Plentywood center
On 11/11/1998 at 11:59:37, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 28.8 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 Sheridan County (2) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Plentywood topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Plentywood:

  • SHERIDAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (440 WEST LAUREL AVE)
  • SHERIDAN MEMORIAL HOSPTIAL (Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 440 W LAUREL AVE)
  • SHERIDAN MEMORIAL NURSING HOME (440 W LAUREL AVE)

Airports located in Plentywood:

  • Sher-Wood Airport (Runways: 3, Air Taxi Ops: 250, Itinerant Ops: 7,050, Local Ops: 4,050, Military Ops: 10)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Plentywood:

  • Minot State University (about 154 miles; Minot, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,887)
  • Bismarck State College (about 221 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)
  • University of Mary (about 227 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,854)
  • Montana State University-Billings (about 278 miles; Billings, MT; FT enrollment: 4,319)
  • Black Hills State University (about 298 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 3,166)
  • Sheridan College (about 300 miles; Sheridan, WY; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (about 332 miles; Rapid City, SD; FT enrollment: 2,102)

Public high school in Plentywood:

Public elementary/middle schools in Plentywood:

See full list of schools located in Plentywood, School District: PLENTYWOOD K-12 SCHOOLS

Library in Plentywood:

  • SHERIDAN COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $138,025; Location: 100 WEST LAUREL AVE; 34,451 books; 2,586 audio materials; 808 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 56 state licensed databases; 61 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Plentywood: Sheridan County Fairgrounds (A), Plentywood Can-Am RV Park (B), Plentywood (C), Ag Grain Incorporated (D), Sheridan County Library (E), Sheridan County Courthouse (F), Pioneer Manor Retirement Home (G), Sheridan Memorial Hospital Ambulance (H), Plentywood Police Department (I), Plentywood City Volunteer Fire Department (J), Sheridan County Sheriff's Department (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Plentywood include: Church of Christ (A), Plentywood Seventh Day Adventist Church (B), Bethel Evangelical Church (C), First Congregational United Church of Christ (D), Saint Josephs Catholic Church (E), Plentywood Lutheran Parish (F), United Methodist Church (G), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (H), Trinity Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Plentywood include: Harry DeSilva City Park (1), Mill Park (2), Polly Park (3), Sherwood Park (4), Sportsman Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Sherwood Airport - Office & Reservations (515 West 1st Avenue).

Sheridan 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 Plentywood and their reported violations in the past:

SUNSET CAMPING LLC (Population served: 42, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: Nitrate-Nitrite. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-01-2013), St Public Notif requested (MAY-01-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-02-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation

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

  • PLENTYWOOD WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 1,700, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 9.3%
(5.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 45.5% for American Indian residents, 95.6% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.0 people
Montana:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  56.3%
Whole state:  62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.6%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Plentywood in 2010:

  • 56 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 18 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 5 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Plentywood in 2000:

  • 87 people in nursing homes
  • 20 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 11 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 2 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

Plentywood, Montana environmental map by EPA

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Plentywood compared to Montana state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic 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 below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Banks with branches in Plentywood (2011 data):

  • Stockman Bank of Montana: Plentywood Branch at 102 North Main Street, branch established on 1989/11/06. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $2,132.8 mil, Deposits: $1,619.5 mil, headquarters in Miles City, MT, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 27 total offices, Holding Company: Stockman Financial Corporation
  • Montana State Bank: at Main And Third Avenue, branch established on 1917/05/25. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $72.4 mil, Deposits: $65.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Treasure Bancorp, Inc.
  • Rocky Mountain Bank: 115 East 1st Avenue Branch at 115 East 1st Avenue, branch established on 1912/09/01. 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.4
Montana average:

9.9

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (52%)
  • Electricity (35%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Utility gas (1%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Plentywood city (based on Sheridan County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,44911
Evangelical Protestant1,35912
Catholic7842
Other861
None--
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
Sheridan County:

5.94 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Sheridan County:

5.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Here:

26.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.7%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Sheridan County:

27.0%
Montana:

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

13.0%
State:

10.7%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$652
Other Government Administration 1$3,671$44,0527$1,665
Judicial and Legal 1$4,514$54,1680$0
Police Protection - Officers 3$9,941$39,7640$0
Police - Other 1$3,330$39,9600$0
Streets and Highways 2$8,012$48,0720$0
Parks and Recreation 1$3,286$39,4320$0
Water Supply 1$3,070$36,8400$0
Totals for Government 10$35,824$42,9898$2,317

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

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $192,000 ($100.89)
    Water Utilities: $153,000 ($80.40)
    Solid Waste Management: $133,000 ($69.89)
    Parks & Recreation: $104,000 ($54.65)
    Regular Highways: $82,000 ($43.09)
    Sewerage: $73,000 ($38.36)
    General - Other: $65,000 ($34.16)
    Fire Protection: $29,000 ($15.24)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $27,000 ($14.19)
    Gas Utilities: $21,000 ($11.04)
    Financial Administration: $19,000 ($9.98)
    Air Transportation: $8,000 ($4.20)
    Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($2.63)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $35,000 ($18.39)
    General - Other: $10,000 ($5.25)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($1.58)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($0.53)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($0.53)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $433,000 ($227.54)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $32,000 ($16.82)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $135,000 ($70.94)
    Sewerage: $97,000 ($50.97)
    All Other: $8,000 ($4.20)
    Parks & Recreation: $7,000 ($3.68)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $50,000 ($26.27)
    General Revenue, NEC: $29,000 ($15.24)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $258,000 ($135.58)
    Gas Utilities: $1,000 ($0.53)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $192,000 ($100.89)
    Highways: $49,000 ($25.75)
    All Other: $5,000 ($2.63)
  • Tax - Property: $241,000 ($126.64)
    NEC: $4,000 ($2.10)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $527,000 ($276.93)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $507,000 ($266.42)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $20,000 ($10.51)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,246,000 ($654.76)

6.58% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,535 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.58%
Montana average:

6.86%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.


4.90% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($44,784 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.90%
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  0.80% ($49,500 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Plentywood:

  • KATQ (1070 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PLENTYWOOD, MT; Owner: RADIO INTERNAT'L-KATQ B/CAST ASSOC.)
  • KEYZ (660 AM; 5 kW; WILLISTON, ND; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KATL (770 AM; 10 kW; MILES CITY, MT; Owner: STAR PRINTING COMPANY)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KMTA (1050 AM; 10 kW; MILES CITY, MT; Owner: SENGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KHRT (1320 AM; 10 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KCJB (910 AM; 5 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Plentywood:

  • K220FE (91.9 FM; PLENTYWOOD, MT; Owner: PRAIRIE PUBLIC BROADCASTING,INC)
  • KATQ-FM (100.1 FM; PLENTYWOOD, MT; Owner: RADIO INTERNAT'L-KATQ B/CAST ASSOC.)
  • KCGM (95.7 FM; SCOBEY, MT; Owner: PRAIRIE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Plentywood:

  • K46GS (Channel 46; PLENTYWOOD, MT; Owner: SHERIDAN COUNTY)
Plentywood fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2013

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2013 (per 100,000 population)


Plentywood fatal accident list:

Jul 11, 2006 07:05 PM, E Northern Ave, Chestnut Street, Lat: 48.77145, Lon: -104.55567, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jan 13, 1975 05:30 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 19
  • Hazardous Condition: 5
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Plentywood

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Plentywood, MT
Most common first names in Plentywood, MT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2785.4 years
Anna1781.2 years
Mary1680.5 years
Robert1567.1 years
William1376.2 years
Agnes1284.7 years
Marie1287.9 years
Alice1189.2 years
Ruth1181.9 years
Charles1171.4 years
Most common last names in Plentywood, MT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Anderson2278.3 years
Johnson2181.1 years
Nelson2179.9 years
Marsh2075.8 years
Christensen1679.2 years
Lee1583.1 years
Jensen1578.7 years
Peterson1481.1 years
Smith1277.7 years
Rasmussen1282.5 years
Businesses in Plentywood, MT
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1La-Z-Boy2
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
FedEx1U-Haul1
H&R Block1

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