Saco, Montana

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Population in 2013: 196 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -12.5%
 
Males: 109  (55.8%)
Females: 87  (44.2%)
Median resident age:  48.1 years
Montana median age:  38.3 years

Zip codes: 59261.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $44,697 (it was $23,125 in 2000)
Saco:

$44,697
MT:

$45,076
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,324 (it was $16,421 in 2000)

Saco town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $45,039 (it was $20,000 in 2000)
Saco:

$45,039
MT:

$184,800
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $47,742; Detached houses: $49,932; Mobile homes: $37,750

Median gross rent in 2012: $480.

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  • White alone - 186 (94.4%)
  • Two or more races - 8 (4.1%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (1.0%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.5%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Saco: 84.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Norwegian (26.3%), German (25.9%), English (12.6%), Irish (5.3%), Dutch (4.9%), Italian (4.5%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated in 1918

Elevation: 2175 feet

Land area: 0.33 square miles.

Population density: 598 people per square mile   (low).

Saco, Montana map

For population 25 years and over in Saco:

  • High school or higher: 87.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 38.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Saco town:

  • Never married: 25.8%
  • Now married: 39.4%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 13.3%
  • Divorced: 19.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $356 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $590 (1.7%)

Saco satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Billings, MT (193.1 miles , pop. 89,847).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (604.9 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (1058.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Hinsdale, MT (4.0 miles ), Whitewater, MT (4.6 miles ), Malta, MT (5.0 miles ), Glasgow, MT (6.1 miles ), St. Marie, MT (6.1 miles) , Dodson, MT (6.5 miles) , South Valley, MT (6.6 miles ), Nashua, MT (7.1 miles ).

Latitude: 48.46 N, Longitude: 107.34 W

Area code: 406

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

4.5%
Montana:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -38 (-14.5%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (30%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (30%)
  • Utilities (18%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (2%)
  • Retail trade (2%)
  • Retail trade (26%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Public administration (18%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (14%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (11%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Plant and system operators (6%)
  • Bus drivers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (14%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (12%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (10%)
  • Librarians, curators, and archivists (8%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (8%)
  • Customer service representatives (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)

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

Average climate in Saco, Montana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Saco-area historical earthquake activity is below Montana state average. It is 27% 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 311.9 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 432.4 miles away from Saco 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 307.5 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 325.3 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 417.2 miles away from Saco center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 300.2 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 Phillips County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Saco topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Saco:

  • Montana State University-Billings (about 193 miles; Billings, MT; Full-time enrollment: 4,319)
  • Sheridan College (about 257 miles; Sheridan, WY; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • Montana State University (about 261 miles; Bozeman, MT; FT enrollment: 12,942)
  • Minot State University (about 279 miles; Minot, ND; FT enrollment: 2,887)
  • Black Hills State University (about 320 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 3,166)
  • Bismarck State College (about 325 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)
  • The University of Montana (about 329 miles; Missoula, MT; FT enrollment: 13,602)

Public high school in Saco:

Public elementary/middle schools in Saco:

  • Saco School (Students: 34; Location: #321 Highway 243; Grades: PK-6)
  • Saco 7-8 School (Students: 15; Location: #321 Highway 243; Grades: 7-8)
See full list of schools located in Saco, map of school districts: SACO ELEMENTARY, SACO HIGH SCHOOL

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Notable locations in Saco: Saco (A), Saco Dehy Incorporated Elevator (B), Saco Branch Library (C), Phillips County Volunteer Fire Company Saco Station (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Saco include: Saint Francis Assisi Church (A), Saco Lutheran Church (B), Saco Methodist Church (C), Assembly of God Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Saco Motel (Highway 2).

Phillips 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 Saco and their reported violations in the past:

SLEEPING BUFFALO HOT SPRINGS INC (Population served: 45, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-07-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from SEP-07-2007 to SEP-07-2007), St Public Notif requested (FEB-06-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-06-2008), St Public Notif received (FEB-12-2008), St Compliance achieved (3 times from FEB-14-2008 to JAN-29-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 11 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 15.6%
(7.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 52.5% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  1.9 people
Montana:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  46.1%
Whole state:  62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  3.9%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Saco compared to Montana state average:

  • Median house value significantly below 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 significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (97%)
  • Electricity (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Saco town (based on Phillips County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 80.59%
Here: 80.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaHutterian BrethrenAssemblies of GodNational Association of Congregational Christian Churches
Adherents54.2%25.3%5.4%3.8%3.2%
Congregations22.7%22.7%9.1%9.1%4.5%
NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristSouthern Baptist ConventionOther
Adherents2.5%2.4%1.2%1.1%0.9%
Congregations4.5%4.5%4.5%9.1%9.1%
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 grocery stores: 2
Phillips County:

5.08 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Phillips County:

7.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

10.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.8%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Phillips County:

24.1%
Montana:

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

17.0%
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
Other Government Administration 1$2,889$34,6681$400
Sewerage 1$4,227$50,7240$0
Water Supply 1$4,065$48,7800$0
Totals for Government 3$11,181$44,7241$400

5.25% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,047 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.25%
Montana average:

6.86%

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


5.89% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($25,875 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.89%
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 Saco:

  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLTZ (1240 AM; 1 kW; GLASGOW, MT; Owner: GLASGOW BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KATL (770 AM; 10 kW; MILES CITY, MT; Owner: STAR PRINTING COMPANY)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KMTA (1050 AM; 10 kW; MILES CITY, MT; Owner: SENGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KATQ (1070 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PLENTYWOOD, MT; Owner: RADIO INTERNAT'L-KATQ B/CAST ASSOC.)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KEYZ (660 AM; 5 kW; WILLISTON, ND; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KGVW (640 AM; 10 kW; BELGRADE, MT; Owner: GALLATIN VALLEY WITNESS, INC.)
  • KMON (560 AM; 5 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Saco:

  • KMMR (100.1 FM; MALTA, MT; Owner: KMMR RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Saco:

  • K09BX (Channel 9; SACO, ETC., MT; Owner: PHILLIPS COUNTY TV TRANSLATOR DIST.)
  • K06FI (Channel 6; SACO, ETC., MT; Owner: PHILLIPS COUNTY TV TRANSLATOR DIST.)
  • K12FB (Channel 12; SACO, ETC., MT; Owner: PHILLIPS COUNTY TV TRANSLATOR DIST.)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • 1.5 Miles North Of Us Hwy. 2 Near Sleeping Buffalo (Lat: 48.483667 Lon: -107.530722), Type: Tower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Overall height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: KNKN291
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/09/2009, Expiration Date: 10/16/2019
    Registrant: Hill & Welch, 1025 Connecticut Ave., Nw #1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 857-1470, Fax: (301) 622-2864, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Gary Dascher, 1.5 Miles North Of Us Hwy 2 Near Sleeping Buffalo (Lat: 48.483667 Lon: -107.530750), Type: 60.7, Overall height: 57.9 m
    Registrant: 2027750070, Welchlaw@earthlink.Net, 1330 NEW HAMPSHIRE AVE., NW #113
  • Gary Dascher, 1.5 Miles North Of Us Hwy 2 Near Sleeping Buffalo (Lat: 48.483667 Lon: -107.530750), Type: 60.7, Overall height: 57.9 m
    Registrant: 2027750070, Welchlaw@earthlink.Net, 1330 NEW HAMPSHIRE AVE., NW #113
  • Robert Merrigan, 1.5 Miles North Of Us Hwy 2 Near Sleeping Buffalo (Lat: 48.483667 Lon: -107.530750), Type: 60.7, Structure height: 30071 m, Overall height: 57.9 m, Licensee ID: C
    Registrant: 8006366680, Bob.Merrigan@nemont.Coop

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Saco, MT)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • STATION, 5 1/4 Mi W Of (Lat: 48.451083 Lon: -107.459250), Overall height: 48.8 m, Call Sign: WNTT839
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.181 MHz, 928.181 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/12/1999, Expiration Date: 02/16/2009, Cancellation Date: 08/02/2007, Certifier: James L Mcelvany
    Registrant: Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, 2120 L Street, N.W., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 828-5536, Fax: (202) 828-5568
  • Various Locations (Lat: 48.407222 Lon: -107.106444), Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WPNM211
    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:
  • SACO FLD TWR, 5.25 Mi W (Lat: 48.450250 Lon: -107.457861), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WPOU396
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.281 MHz, 952.281 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/07/2009, Expiration Date: 07/15/2019
    Registrant: Wbienergy, 2010 Montana Ave., Glendive, MT 59330, Phone: (406) 359-7200, Fax: (406) 359-7225, Email:
  • SACO, 5.3 Mi. W Of Saco (Lat: 48.453417 Lon: -107.458361), Type: Tower, Structure height: 24.4 m, Call Sign: WQGT409
    Assigned Frequencies: 6197.24 MHz, 6286.19 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/11/2007, Expiration Date: 04/11/2017, Certifier: Scott F Bradford
    Registrant: Montana Statewide System - Pssb, Helena, MT 59620-0113, Phone: (406) 444-2782, Email:
  • SACO, 5.3 Miles West Of Saco (Lat: 48.452694 Lon: -107.457750), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 12 m, Overall height: 13 m, Call Sign: WQQP244
    Assigned Frequencies: 6755.62 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/06/2013, Expiration Date: 02/06/2023, Certifier: Kirt P Mayson
    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: K7MXW, Licensee ID: L00961453
    Grant Date: 01/05/2005, Expiration Date: 03/30/2015, Certifier: Pamela D Linn
    Registrant: Pamela D Linn, Box 337, Saco, MT 59261
  • Call Sign: K7OZU, Licensee ID: L00587511
    Grant Date: 02/12/2008, Expiration Date: 04/16/2018
    Registrant: Orlie P Linn, Box 337, Saco, MT 59261-0337
  • Call Sign: K7UAX, Licensee ID: L01357927
    Grant Date: 01/11/2008, Expiration Date: 03/06/2018, Cancellation Date: 02/24/2008
    Registrant: Louis D De Puydt, Star Route 1 N, Saco, MT 59261
  • Call Sign: KC7WWX, Licensee ID: L01283320
    Grant Date: 05/15/2007, Expiration Date: 06/02/2017
    Registrant: Donni W Linn, Saco, MT 59261
  • Call Sign: KJ7CE, Previous Call Sign: KB7WTL, Licensee ID: L00949103
    Grant Date: 12/30/2004, Expiration Date: 12/30/2014
    Registrant: Joy E Linn, 103 Linn Lane, Saco, MT 59261

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172C (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1659Y , Serial Number: 17249359, Year manufactured: 1962, Airworthiness Date: 05/14/1962
    Registrant (Individual): Jason L Erickson, Po Box 215, Saco, MT 59261
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-150 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3854Z , Serial Number: 18-7614, Year manufactured: 1961, Airworthiness Date: 05/04/1961
    Registrant (Individual): Jesse L Erickson, Po Box 344, Saco, MT 59261

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
Most common first names in Saco, MT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
George774.8 years
William582.8 years
Alice573.4 years
John475.2 years
Margaret488.8 years
Mary477.8 years
Robert477.2 years
Herman382.7 years
Earl375.0 years
Helen376.0 years
Most common last names in Saco, MT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Barnard578.8 years
Obrien572.4 years
Siewing578.0 years
Erickson477.3 years
Conlon483.5 years
Knudson479.5 years
Mcnamara477.0 years
Simpson474.8 years
Albus388.0 years
Busche386.1 years

Businesses in Saco, MT

  • MasterBrand Cabinets: 2
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