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Population in 2010: 179. Population change since 2000: +4.7%
Males: 85  (47.8%)
Females: 94  (52.2%)
Median resident age:  51.7 years
Montana median age:  39.6 years

Zip code: 59468

Estimated median household income in 2013: $56,306 (it was $38,036 in 2000)
Power:

$56,306
MT:

$46,972

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $24,661 (it was $16,527 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $135,506 (it was $67,500 in 2000)
Power:

$135,506
MT:

$190,100

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $131,342; Detached houses: $165,026; Mobile homes: $52,092

Median gross rent in 2013: $758.

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  • Races in Power, MT (2010)

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    • 17195.5%White alone
    • 52.8%Two or more races
    • 31.7%American Indian alone
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Power: 86.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (33.5%), Irish (13.5%), English (6.0%), United States (6.0%), Norwegian (4.8%), Italian (3.2%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 3682 feet

Land area: 1.50 square miles.

Population density: 119 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Power:

  • High school or higher: 89.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.3%
  • Unemployed: 8.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Power CDP:

  • Never married: 16.2%
  • Now married: 70.3%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 7.0%

2 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.2%
Montana:

1.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,144 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,133 (0.9%)

Power satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Great Falls, MT (23.7 miles , pop. 56,690).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (487.8 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (981.5 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Dutton, MT (3.0 miles ), Vaughn, MT (3.6 miles ), Sun River, MT (3.6 miles) , Sun River Valley, MT (3.9 miles ), Sun Prairie, MT (3.9 miles ), Fairfield, MT (3.9 miles ), Fort Shaw, MT (4.0 miles ), Simms, MT (4.4 miles ).

Latitude: 47.72 N, Longitude: 111.69 W

Area code: 406

Power household income distribution Power home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.1%
Montana:

3.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (34%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Information (6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Educational services (31%)
  • Information (16%)
  • Finance and insurance (16%)
  • Utilities (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (7%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (37%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (23%)
  • Management occupations (17%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (14%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (3%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (31%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (13%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (4%)

Average climate in Power, Montana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Power-area historical earthquake activity is near Montana state average. It is 40% 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 223.4 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 271.4 miles away from Power 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 215.3 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 165.8 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/1984 at 09:46:30, a magnitude 5.8 (5.0 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.8 ML) earthquake occurred 248.1 miles away from Power center
On 10/29/1983 at 23:29:11, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.0 MS, 5.8 ML) earthquake occurred 260.2 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 Teton County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Snow: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Power:

  • The University of Montana (about 123 miles; Missoula, MT; Full-time enrollment: 13,602)
  • Montana State University (about 145 miles; Bozeman, MT; FT enrollment: 12,942)
  • Montana State University-Billings (about 201 miles; Billings, MT; FT enrollment: 4,319)
  • North Idaho College (about 238 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; FT enrollment: 4,684)
  • University of Idaho (about 260 miles; Moscow, ID; FT enrollment: 10,416)
  • Spokane Community College (about 265 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,482)
  • Washington State University (about 266 miles; Pullman, WA; FT enrollment: 25,055)

Public high school in Power:

Public elementary/middle schools in Power:

  • POWER SCHOOL (Students: 58, Location: 402 TETON AVE, Grades: PK-6)
  • POWER 7-8 (Students: 31, Location: 402 TETON AVE, Grades: 7-8)
  • HILLCREST COLONY ELEMENTARY (Location: 1124 WILSON ROAD, Grades: PK-8)
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Notable locations in Power: Power (A), Harvest States Cooperatives Elevator (B), Power Ambulance (C), Power Volunteer Fire Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Power include: Guardian Angel Catholic Church (A), United Church of Christ Congregational (B), Zion Lutheran Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Teton 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 2010 was 16.5. This is significantly better than average.

City:

16.5
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.380. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 23.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.380
U.S.:

0.293

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 5.19. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 24.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.19
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 7.3%
(3.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.7 people
Montana:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  76.1%
Whole state:  62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  3.0%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.6
Montana average:

9.9

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Power CDP (based on Teton County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,2268
Catholic1,1004
Evangelical Protestant94912
Other5402
None2,258-
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
Teton County:

3.33 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

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

1.67 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Teton County:

3.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

5.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.1%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Teton County:

24.8%
Montana:

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

6.7%
State:

10.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Power:

46.2%
Montana:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

53.0%
State:

48.0%

Average BMI:
Here:

26.1
Montana:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Power:

15.7%
State:

21.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Power:

6.9
Montana:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

17.2%
Montana:

35.3%

General health condition:
Power:

62.7%
State:

57.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Power:

87.1%
Montana:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Power, MT Residents

5.83% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,113 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.83%
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 Cascade County, MT  1.24% ($37,031 average AGI)
from Lewis and Clark County, MT  0.54% ($22,357)


6.16% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,541 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.16%
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 Cascade County, MT  2.02% ($19,115 average AGI)
to Pondera County, MT  0.62% ($22,188)
to Lewis and Clark County, MT  0.39% ($40,600)

Strongest AM radio stations in Power:

  • KMON (560 AM; 5 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KEIN (1310 AM; 5 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: MUNSON RADIO, INC.)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSEN (1150 AM; 10 kW; SHELBY, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KXGF (1400 AM; 1 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KKGR (680 AM; daytime; 5 kW; EAST HELENA, MT; Owner: KKGR, INC.)
  • KMTX (950 AM; 5 kW; HELENA, MT; Owner: CAPRI, INC)
  • KQDI (1450 AM; 1 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KGVW (640 AM; 10 kW; BELGRADE, MT; Owner: GALLATIN VALLEY WITNESS, INC.)
  • KJJR (880 AM; 10 kW; WHITEFISH, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INCORPORATED)
  • KBOW (550 AM; 5 kW; BUTTE, MT; Owner: BUTTE BROADCASTING INCORPORATED)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Power:

  • KVVR (97.9 FM; DUTTON, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KMON-FM (94.5 FM; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KTZZ (93.7 FM; CONRAD, MT; Owner: JEANNINE M. MASON)
  • KQDI-FM (106.1 FM; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KEHT (100.3 FM; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: GEORGE S. FLINN, JR.)
  • KIKF (104.9 FM; CASCADE, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP INC.)
  • KINX (107.3 FM; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP INC.)
  • K246AC (97.1 FM; HELENA, MT; Owner: LAST CHANCE PUBLIC RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • K251AC (98.1 FM; HELENA, MT; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS-MT UNIV. SYSTEM)
  • KAAK (98.9 FM; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KLFM (92.9 FM; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KGPR (89.9 FM; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: GREAT FALLS PUBLIC RADIO ASSOC.)

TV broadcast stations around Power:

  • KTGF (Channel 16; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: MMM LICENSE LLC)
  • KRTV (Channel 3; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: KRTV COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KFBB-TV (Channel 5; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: KFBB CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • K53DW (Channel 53; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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  • 1/8 Mi N Townsite E 1/2 Sect 26 T23n R1w (Lat: 47.718556 Lon: -111.690806), Call Sign: KNCF665, Licensee ID: L00460588
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.565 MHzGrant Date: 02/05/2002, Expiration Date: 02/05/2012, Cancellation Date: 04/07/2012Registrant: Ross H Fitzgerald, Power, MT 59468, Phone: (406) 463-2343
  • 10 Mi S (Lat: 47.640778 Lon: -111.675806), Call Sign: WQV460
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.005 MHzGrant Date: 08/28/1996, Expiration Date: 07/23/2001, Cancellation Date: 09/23/2001Registrant: Skip Neuman, 1490 2nd Rd Ne, Vaughn, MT 59487
  • 7 Mi Ne (Lat: 47.966361 Lon: -111.546667), Call Sign: WRO769, Licensee ID: L00057386
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.385 MHzGrant Date: 11/22/1999, Expiration Date: 10/26/2004, Cancellation Date: 01/01/2005Registrant: Steven F Dahlman, Dutton, MT 59433, Phone: (406) 463-2369
  • 10 Mi Ne Of (Lat: 47.966361 Lon: -111.646667), Call Sign: WYX579, Licensee ID: L01052770
    Assigned Frequencies: 157.725 MHzGrant Date: 08/25/2005, Expiration Date: 10/30/2015, Cancellation Date: 01/02/2016Registrant: Adam F Dahlman, 1290 18th Ln Ne, Dutton, MT 59433, Phone: (406) 463-2444

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • Various Locations (Lat: 47.781056 Lon: -111.618306), Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WPNM250
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.281 MHz, 956.281 MHzGrant Date: 01/31/2008, Expiration Date: 04/06/2018, Certifier: Bruce A MckinleyRegistrant: Northwestern Energy, 40 East Broadway Street, Butte, MT 59701, Phone: (406) 497-1000, Fax: (406) 497-3525, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: K7BG, Previous Call Sign: AA7BG, Licensee ID: L00562550, Grant Date: 08/26/2006, Expiration Date: 11/04/2016, Registrant: Matthew S Trott, 1220 Wilson Rd, Power, MT 59468
  • Call Sign: N7XLV, Licensee ID: L00536298, Grant Date: 09/01/2012, Expiration Date: 09/04/2022, Registrant: Carrie L Trott, 1220 Wilson Rd, Power, MT 59468
  • Call Sign: WC7CW, Previous Call Sign: KC7PCP, Licensee ID: L00562550, Grant Date: 02/06/2007, Expiration Date: 02/06/2017, Registrant: Power Radio Operators, 1220 Wilson Rd, Power, MT 59468
  • Call Sign: KE7CWC, Licensee ID: L00977224, Grant Date: 02/11/2005, Expiration Date: 02/11/2015, Cancellation Date: 03/04/2005, Certifier: William O Speck Jr, Registrant: William O Speck Jr, 1519 Hwy 431, Power, MT 59468
  • Call Sign: W7WOS, Previous Call Sign: KE7CWC, Licensee ID: L00977224, Grant Date: 02/26/2015, Expiration Date: 03/04/2025, Certifier: William O Speck Jr, Registrant: William O Speck Jr, 1519 Hwy 431, Power, MT 59468

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182A (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2190G , Serial Number: 51490, Year manufactured: 1958, Airworthiness Date: 09/10/1958
    Registrant (Corporation): Gettel Farms Inc, 1471 Highway 431, Power, MT 59468
  • Aircraft: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP SR22 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-550 SERIES (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 416S , Serial Number: 0020, Year manufactured: 2001, Airworthiness Date: 05/14/2001
    Registrant (Individual): Byron Lee Grassman, Po Box 94, Power, MT 59468
  • Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8E (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 86 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 45732 , Serial Number: 2259, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 05/29/1957
    Registrant (Individual): William H Woodhouse, 1100 2nd Rd Ne, Power, MT 59468
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-250 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 135 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6170P , Serial Number: 24-1271, Year manufactured: 1959, Airworthiness Date: 08/07/1959
    Registrant (Individual): Bruce C Maurer, 2221 11th Rd Ne, Power, MT 59468
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-250 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 135 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7161P , Serial Number: 24-2327, Year manufactured: 1960, Airworthiness Date: 10/28/1960
    Registrant (Individual): Bruce C Maurer, 2221 11th Rd Ne, Power, MT 59468
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7758X , Serial Number: 17248258, Year manufactured: 1960
    Registrant (Individual): Mark W Anderson, 1518 Highway 431, Power, MT 59468
  • Aircraft: WARNICK RONALD S RV-4 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 975LL , Serial Number: 975, Airworthiness Date: 11/10/1987
    Registrant (Individual): William H Woodhouse, 1100 2nd Rd Ne, Power, MT 59468

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

  • POWER TETON COUNTY WATER DIST (Population served: 167, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 13
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Incident types - Power

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Power, MT

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (66%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (13%)
  • Other fuel (10%)
  • Electricity (8%)

Power compared to Montana state average:

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