Ryegate, Montana

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Population in 2013: 243 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -9.3%
 
Males: 117  (48.5%)
Females: 126  (51.5%)
Median resident age:  53.5 years
Montana median age:  38.3 years

Zip codes: 59074.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $37,187 (it was $26,250 in 2000)
Ryegate:

$37,187
MT:

$45,076
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,465 (it was $12,016 in 2000)

Ryegate town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $76,748 (it was $46,800 in 2000)
Ryegate:

$76,748
MT:

$184,800
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $80,269; Detached houses: $86,194; Mobile homes: $54,200

Median gross rent in 2012: $463.

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Ryegate races chart
  • White alone - 230 (93.9%)
  • Hispanic - 10 (4.1%)
  • Two or more races - 4 (1.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.4%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ryegate: 86.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (27.2%), English (14.2%), Irish (11.4%), Polish (9.4%), Norwegian (8.3%), Dutch (3.9%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 3664 feet

Land area: 0.68 square miles.

Population density: 355 people per square mile   (very low).

Ryegate, Montana map

For population 25 years and over in Ryegate:

  • High school or higher: 69.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.3%
  • Unemployed: 2.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ryegate town:

  • Never married: 23.6%
  • Now married: 45.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 13.3%
  • Divorced: 17.4%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.2%
Montana:  1.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $533 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $450 (0.6%)

Ryegate satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Billings, MT (49.4 miles , pop. 89,847).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (493.6 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (895.7 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Shawmut, MT (3.6 miles) , Lavina, MT (3.9 miles ), Judith Gap-Shawmut, MT (4.7 miles ), Broadview, MT (4.8 miles) , Harlowton, MT (5.4 miles ), North Stillwater, MT (5.5 miles ), Camp Three, MT (5.9 miles) , Klein, MT (5.9 miles) .

Latitude: 46.30 N, Longitude: 109.26 W

Area code: 406

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

2.9%
Montana:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +10 (+3.9%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (11%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Utilities (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (18%)
  • Public administration (18%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (15%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (16%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (11%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (8%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Air transportation workers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (16%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (13%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (11%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (11%)
  • Accountants and auditors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)

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

Average climate in Ryegate, Montana

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Earthquake activity:

Ryegate-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Montana state average. It is 20% 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 137.8 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 269.6 miles away from Ryegate 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 133.4 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 171.6 miles away from the city center
On 2/3/1994 at 09:05:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.8 ML, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 257.7 miles away from Ryegate center
On 8/22/1984 at 09:46:30, a magnitude 5.8 (5.0 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.8 ML) earthquake occurred 259.9 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 Golden Valley County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 2

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

Airports located in Ryegate:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ryegate:

  • Montana State University-Billings (about 50 miles; Billings, MT; Full-time enrollment: 4,319)
  • Montana State University (about 97 miles; Bozeman, MT; FT enrollment: 12,942)
  • Sheridan College (about 155 miles; Sheridan, WY; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 212 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 30,522)
  • The University of Montana (about 229 miles; Missoula, MT; FT enrollment: 13,602)
  • Casper College (about 280 miles; Casper, WY; FT enrollment: 2,770)
  • Idaho State University (about 285 miles; Pocatello, ID; FT enrollment: 10,350)

Public high school in Ryegate:

Public elementary/middle schools in Ryegate:

See full list of schools located in Ryegate, School District: RYEGATE K-12 SCHOOLS

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Notable locations in Ryegate: Schaffs RV Court (A), Ryegate Volunteer Fire Department (B), Golden Valley Court House (C), Ryegate Police Department (D), Golden Valley County Sheriff's Office (E), Ryegate Ambulance (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Ryegate include: Saint Mathias Catholic Church (A), First Golden Valley Baptist Church (B), Ryegate Methodist Church (C), Ryegate Assembly of God Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Court: Golden Valley County - Clerk of Court (107 Kemp).

Golden Valley County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

  • GOLDEN VALLEY COLONY (Address: 100 COLONY LANE , Population served: 85, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 9.4%
(9.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.0 people
Montana:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  59.8%
Whole state:  62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.6%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Ryegate compared to Montana state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age 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.

Banks with branches in Ryegate (2011 data):

  • Citizens Bank & Trust Company: Golden Valley Branch at 121 East 1st Avenue, branch established on 1998/11/16. Info updated 2008/08/12: Bank assets: $103.4 mil, Deposits: $89.8 mil, headquarters in Big Timber, MT, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Cbt Corporation, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (64%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (21%)
  • Wood (9%)
  • Electricity (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ryegate town (based on Golden Valley County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 34.07%
Here: 34.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchHutterian BrethrenUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents28.5%28.2%17.5%11.5%14.4%
Congregations12.5%12.5%25.0%25.0%25.0%
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 convenience stores (with gas): 1
Golden Valley County:

8.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Here:

17.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.4%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Golden Valley County:

24.4%
Montana:

23.1%
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
Other Government Administration 1$1,600$19,2005$250
Other and Unallocable 1$1,200$14,4000$0
Totals for Government 2$2,800$16,8005$250

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $22,000 ($90.53)
    Sewerage: $12,000 ($49.38)
    Central Staff Services: $7,000 ($28.81)
    Financial Administration: $7,000 ($28.81)
    Regular Highways: $6,000 ($24.69)
    General - Other: $5,000 ($20.58)
    General Public Buildings: $5,000 ($20.58)
    Police Protection: $2,000 ($8.23)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($8.23)
    Health Services - Other: $1,000 ($4.12)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($4.12)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $17,000 ($69.96)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $11,000 ($45.27)
    All Other: $10,000 ($41.15)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $16,000 ($65.84)
    General Revenue, NEC: $10,000 ($41.15)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $27,000 ($111.11)
    Gas Utilities: $0 ($0.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $15,000 ($61.73)
  • Tax - Property: $15,000 ($61.73)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $359,000 ($1477.37)

3.82% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,200 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.82%
Montana average:

6.86%

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


7.35% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($49,967 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.35%
Montana average:

6.73%

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

Strongest AM radio stations in Ryegate:

  • KGHL (790 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KURL (730 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: ELENBAAS MEDIA, INC.)
  • KBUL (970 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGVW (640 AM; 10 kW; BELGRADE, MT; Owner: GALLATIN VALLEY WITNESS, INC.)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KMON (560 AM; 5 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KBOZ (1090 AM; 5 kW; BOZEMAN, MT; Owner: REIER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KATL (770 AM; 10 kW; MILES CITY, MT; Owner: STAR PRINTING COMPANY)
  • KZMQ (1140 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GREYBULL, WY; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF WYOMING LLC)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

TV broadcast stations around Ryegate:

  • K06FU (Channel 6; RYEGATE, MT; Owner: GOLDEN VALLEY T.V. ASSOCIATION NO. 1)
  • K12HB (Channel 12; RYEGATE, MT; Owner: GOLDEN VALLEY T.V. ASSOCIATION NO. 1)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 4 meters (13ft)
Total average daily traffic: 340
Total average daily truck traffic: 6
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 377

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • 14.2 Miles South Of Ryegate (Lat: 46.088278 Lon: -109.271000), Type: Tower, Structure height: 31.7 m, Call Sign: KNKN531
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/31/2010, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • BILL WADE, 15.2 Mi Ne (Lat: 46.491111 Lon: -109.095278), Type: 74.0, Overall height: 74 m
    Registrant: 4064853301, Billw@midrivers.Com, 904 C AVENUE
  • Scott Bradford, 4.5 Ese Of (Lat: 46.283528 Lon: -109.162778), Type: 45.7, Overall height: 45.7 m
    Registrant: 4064442782, Sbradford@mt.Gov
  • 15.2 Mi Ne (Lat: 46.491111 Lon: -109.095278), Type: 74.0, Overall height: 74 m
    Registrant: 4064853301, Mrtcinfo@mcn.Net, 102 SECOND AVE S

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • RYEGATE, 14.2 Mi S Of (Lat: 46.088278 Lon: -109.271000), Type: Tower, Structure height: 31.7 m, Call Sign: WMT805
    Assigned Frequencies: 6004.50 MHz, 6625.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/25/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • Various Locations (Lat: 46.216056 Lon: -109.360444), Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WPNJ275
    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:

4
  • Call Sign: KC7CKH
    Grant Date: 05/31/1994, Expiration Date: 05/31/2004, Cancellation Date: 06/01/2006
    Registrant: Kyle S Shriver, Ryegate, MT 59074
  • Call Sign: N7NCW, Previous Call Sign: KB7HMW, Licensee ID: L00321413
    Grant Date: 03/01/2011, Expiration Date: 04/30/2021, Certifier: Roger L Puckett
    Registrant: Roger L Puckett, 520 Hwy 300, Ryegate, MT 59074
  • Call Sign: N7RLS, Previous Call Sign: KB7MUN, Licensee ID: L00321412
    Grant Date: 03/01/2011, Expiration Date: 04/30/2021, Certifier: Robin R Puckett
    Registrant: Robin R Puckett, 520 Hwy 300, Ryegate, MT 59074
  • Call Sign: W7EJP
    Grant Date: 08/28/1995, Expiration Date: 08/28/2005, Cancellation Date: 08/29/2007
    Registrant: Donald E Cole, 205 2nd Ave E, Ryegate, MT 59074-0157

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: SHOULDIS CHARLES E WA SPORT CRUISER (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING O-290 (125 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5913S , Serial Number: 21, Year manufactured: 2006, Airworthiness Date: 05/12/2006
    Registrant (Individual): Steve Gene Stoican, 1392 S Barber Rd, Ryegate, MT 59074
  • Aircraft: LANCAIR COMPANY LC-40-550FG (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-550 SERIES (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 616MS , Serial Number: 40047, Year manufactured: 2002, Airworthiness Date: 03/31/2002
    Registrant (Corporation): Dream Resources LLC, Po Box 96, Ryegate, MT 59074
  • Aircraft: STINSON 108-3 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: FRANKLIN 6A4165 SERIES (165 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 767C , Serial Number: 108-3767, Year manufactured: 1947
    Registrant (Individual): Wayne E Cavill, 130 Cavill Rd, Ryegate, MT 59074

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3
Most common first names in Ryegate, MT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John882.2 years
Margaret575.0 years
James473.2 years
Fred381.7 years
Henry389.6 years
Mary375.3 years
Evelyn287.5 years
Donald275.0 years
Alice294.5 years
Doris276.0 years
Most common last names in Ryegate, MT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Zeier687.0 years
Fiske572.6 years
Schaff471.5 years
Anderson378.7 years
Ice379.7 years
Sherod384.0 years
Wagner389.0 years
Lehfeldt280.1 years
Helmerichs282.0 years
Brewington273.0 years
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