Shepherd, Montana

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Population in 2010: 516. Population change since 2000: +167.4%
Males: 277  (53.7%)
Females: 239  (46.3%)
Median resident age:  36.9 years
Montana median age:  38.3 years

Zip code: 59079

Estimated median household income in 2012: $45,998 (it was $31,250 in 2000)
Shepherd:

$45,998
MT:

$45,076
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,000 (it was $13,025 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $115,051 (it was $64,000 in 2000)
Shepherd:

$115,051
MT:

$184,800
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $89,316; Detached houses: $129,900; Mobile homes: $24,553
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  • White alone - 482 (93.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 15 (2.9%)
  • Two or more races - 14 (2.7%)
  • Black alone - 2 (0.4%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (0.4%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.2%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Shepherd: 91.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (38.4%), Irish (16.3%), German (9.2%), English (8.9%), Swiss (6.0%), Dutch (3.0%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 3106 feet

Land area: 1.07 square miles.

Population density: 484 people per square mile   (low).

Shepherd, Montana map

For population 25 years and over in Shepherd:

  • High school or higher: 101.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 13.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Shepherd CDP:

  • Never married: 12.3%
  • Now married: 56.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.7%
  • Divorced: 27.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $929 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $496 (3.8%)

Shepherd satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Billings, MT (14.3 miles , pop. 89,847).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (452.7 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (881.1 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Huntley, MT (1.9 miles ), Worden, MT (3.0 miles ), Ballantine, MT (3.1 miles ), Lockwood, MT (3.2 miles ), Billings, MT (3.8 miles ), Northwest Yellowstone, MT (4.0 miles ), Buffalo Creek, MT (4.0 miles ), Huntley Project, MT (4.2 miles ).

Latitude: 45.94 N, Longitude: 108.34 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 406

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

3.7%
Montana:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (27%)
  • Construction (21%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (17%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (40%)
  • Retail trade (29%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (17%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (14%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (14%)
  • Secondary school teachers (8%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8%)
  • Woodworkers (8%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (17%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (17%)
  • Cashiers (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)

Average climate in Shepherd, Montana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Shepherd-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Montana state average. It is 9% 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 147.4 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 296.4 miles away from Shepherd 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 145.8 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 207.9 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 254.4 miles away from Shepherd center
On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML) earthquake occurred 340.8 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 Yellowstone County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Shepherd topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Shepherd:

  • EAGLE CLIFF MANOR (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; BILLINGS, MT)
  • ST JOHNS LUTH HOME-BILLINGS HEIGHTS (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; BILLINGS, MT)
  • PONDEROSA PINES HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; BILLINGS, MT)
  • YELLOWSTONE SURGERY CENTER LLC (Hospital, about 14 miles away; BILLINGS, MT)
  • BILLINGS CLINIC DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; BILLINGS, MT)
  • BILLINGS CLINIC HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 14 miles away; BILLINGS, MT)
  • ST VINCENT HEALTHCARE Acute Care Hospitals (about 14 miles away; BILLINGS, MT)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Shepherd:

  • Montana State University-Billings (about 14 miles; Billings, MT; Full-time enrollment: 4,319)
  • Sheridan College (about 107 miles; Sheridan, WY; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • Montana State University (about 132 miles; Bozeman, MT; FT enrollment: 12,942)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 224 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 30,522)
  • Casper College (about 238 miles; Casper, WY; FT enrollment: 2,770)
  • Black Hills State University (about 240 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 3,166)
  • The University of Montana (about 277 miles; Missoula, MT; FT enrollment: 13,602)

Public high school in Shepherd:

Public elementary/middle schools in Shepherd:

See full list of schools located in Shepherd, map of school districts: SHEPHERD ELEMENTARY, SHEPHERD HIGH SCHOOL

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Notable locations in Shepherd: Shepherd Volunteer Fire Department Storage Facility (A), Shepherd Volunteer Fire Department Station Headquarters (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 15.4. This is significantly better than average.

City:

15.4
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.261. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.261
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2003 was 2.43. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.43
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2009 was 2.42. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.42
U.S.:

1.93

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 24.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.2
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 6.30. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.30
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Shepherd and their reported violations in the past:

RED ROOSTER BAR (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 8 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 25.7%
Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
Montana:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  72.8%
Whole state:  62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  10.3%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.5% of all households

Shepherd compared to Montana state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students above 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

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (59%)
  • Electricity (29%)
  • Wood (11%)

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 Shepherd CDP (based on Yellowstone County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.57%
Here: 48.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLDS (Mormon) ChurchInternational Church of the Foursquare GospelSouthern Baptist Convention
Adherents36.2%12.1%8.4%8.1%5.9%
Congregations7.9%7.9%13.7%0.7%10.8%
NameLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of ChristAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents4.9%4.9%4.1%1.9%13.5%
Congregations5.0%5.0%5.0%4.3%39.6%
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: 16
Yellowstone County:

1.14 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Yellowstone County:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 66
Yellowstone County:

4.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 102
Here:

7.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.3%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Yellowstone County:

25.7%
Montana:

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

10.6%
State:

10.7%

5.55% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,619 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.55%
Montana average:

6.86%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($92 average AGI)
Yellowstone County:

0.02%
Montana average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Gallatin County, MT  0.29% ($31,465 average AGI)
from Missoula County, MT  0.22% ($29,870)
from Carbon County, MT  0.19% ($35,702)


5.39% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,678 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.39%
Montana average:

6.73%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($271 average AGI)
Yellowstone County:

0.05%
Montana average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Gallatin County, MT  0.28% ($33,126 average AGI)
to Missoula County, MT  0.20% ($28,449)
to Stillwater County, MT  0.16% ($43,948)

Strongest AM radio stations in Shepherd:

  • KURL (730 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: ELENBAAS MEDIA, INC.)
  • KBUL (970 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGHL (790 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KBLG (910 AM; 1 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KMZK (1240 AM; 1 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: ELENBAAS MEDIA, INC.)
  • KBSR (1490 AM; 1 kW; LAUREL, MT; Owner: SUN MOUNTAIN, INC.)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KZMQ (1140 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GREYBULL, WY; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF WYOMING LLC)
  • KATL (770 AM; 10 kW; MILES CITY, MT; Owner: STAR PRINTING COMPANY)
  • KGVW (640 AM; 10 kW; BELGRADE, MT; Owner: GALLATIN VALLEY WITNESS, INC.)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMTA (1050 AM; 10 kW; MILES CITY, MT; Owner: SENGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KIKC (1250 AM; 5 kW; FORSYTH, MT; Owner: MILES CITY, FORSYTH B/DCSTG, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Shepherd:

  • KRKX (94.1 FM; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KZRV (107.5 FM; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • K205CL (88.9 FM; SHEPHERD, MT; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KYYA-FM (93.3 FM; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KRZN (96.3 FM; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KLMT (89.3 FM; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: WESTERN INSPIRATIONAL BROADCASTERS INC)
  • KCTR-FM (102.9 FM; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBBB (103.7 FM; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRSQ (101.9 FM; LAUREL, MT; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KKBR (97.1 FM; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGHL-FM (98.5 FM; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KEMC (91.7 FM; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY-BILLINGS)
  • KNDZ (105.1 FM; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KMHK (95.5 FM; HARDIN, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • K296EM (107.1 FM; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: WESTERN INSPIRATIONAL BROADCASTERS, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Shepherd:

  • KSVI (Channel 6; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: QUORUM OF MONTANA LICENSE, LLC)
  • KULR-TV (Channel 8; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: KULR CORPORATION)
  • KTVQ (Channel 2; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: KTVQ COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KHMT (Channel 4; HARDIN, MT; Owner: VHR BROADCASTING OF BILLINGS, LLC)
  • K25BP (Channel 25; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: QUORUM OF MONTANA LICENSE, LLC)
  • K36EZ (Channel 36; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: COMANCHE ENTERPRISES)
  • K14IS (Channel 14; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: YELLOWSTONE VALLEY COMMUNITY TV, IN)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • SHEPHERD A, 9.5 Miles Ne Of (Lat: 46.064944 Lon: -108.272889), Overall height: 7.6 m, Call Sign: WLM656
    Assigned Frequencies: 2178.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/21/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 12/07/2006
    Registrant: Communications Advisory Counsel, LLC, 2154 Wisconsin Avenue Nw, Washington, DC 20007, Phone: (202) 333-5273, Fax: (202) 333-5274, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Shepherd)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

10 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Shepherd)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3
  • Good Intent Call: 1
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