Simms, Montana

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Population in 2010: 354. Population change since 2000: -5.1%
Males: 213  (60.2%)
Females: 141  (39.8%)
Median resident age:  46.8 years
Montana median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 59477.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $44,872 (it was $28,333 in 2000)
Simms:

$44,872
MT:

$46,972

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $18,408 (it was $11,758 in 2000)

Simms CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $129,536 (it was $66,200 in 2000)
Simms:

$129,536
MT:

$190,100

Median gross rent in 2013: $491.

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  • Races in Simms, MT (2010)

    Simms races chart
    • 32892.7%White alone
    • 72.0%Two or more races
    • 61.7%American Indian alone
    • 51.4%Hispanic
    • 41.1%Other race alone
    • 20.6%Black alone
    • 20.6%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Simms: 87.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (20.0%), Norwegian (16.4%), Irish (13.8%), French (7.6%), Scottish (4.2%), United States (3.6%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 3566 feet

Land area: 7.70 square miles.

Population density: 46 people per square mile   (very low).

Simms,MT real estate house value index trend

Simms, Montana map

For population 25 years and over in Simms:

  • High school or higher: 87.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.8%
  • Unemployed: 1.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Simms CDP:

  • Never married: 18.4%
  • Now married: 51.7%
  • Separated: 7.5%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 22.4%

7 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.9%
Montana:

1.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,226 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,255 (1.1%)

Simms satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Great Falls, MT (30.2 miles , pop. 56,690).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (477.5 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (965.7 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Fort Shaw, MT (2.4 miles ), Sun River Valley, MT (2.5 miles ), Fairfield, MT (3.0 miles ), Sun River, MT (3.1 miles) , Vaughn, MT (4.3 miles ), Cascade, MT (4.3 miles ), Power, MT (4.4 miles) , Ulm, MT (4.5 miles ).

Latitude: 47.49 N, Longitude: 111.93 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 406

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

4.0%
Montana:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (24%)
  • Construction (20%)
  • Other services, except public administration (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (15%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (45%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Information (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (34%)
  • Transportation occupations (28%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (20%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (36%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (17%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (15%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (0%)

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

Average climate in Simms, Montana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Simms-area historical earthquake activity is near Montana state average. It is 48% 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 211.3 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 252.7 miles away from Simms 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 203.1 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 148.0 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 229.0 miles away from Simms center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 556.9 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 Cascade County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 1

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

  • The University of Montana (about 106 miles; Missoula, MT; Full-time enrollment: 13,602)
  • Montana State University (about 133 miles; Bozeman, MT; FT enrollment: 12,942)
  • Montana State University-Billings (about 200 miles; Billings, MT; FT enrollment: 4,319)
  • North Idaho College (about 228 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; FT enrollment: 4,684)
  • University of Idaho (about 246 miles; Moscow, ID; FT enrollment: 10,416)
  • Washington State University (about 252 miles; Pullman, WA; FT enrollment: 25,055)
  • Lewis-Clark State College (about 252 miles; Lewiston, ID; FT enrollment: 3,199)

Public high school in Simms:

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Notable location: Simms Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Simms include: Simms United Methodist Church (A), Simms Community Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Simms Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cascade 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 Simms and their reported violations in the past:

SUN RIVER MIDDLE SCHOOL (Population served: 173, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-03-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from AUG-03-2012 to AUG-03-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-21-2012), St Compliance achieved (AUG-28-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In SEP-04-2014, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-18-2014), St Public Notif requested (SEP-18-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-04-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-04-2009), St Compliance achieved (OCT-29-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-10-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2009 and MAR-2009, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-29-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2009 and MAR-2009, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-29-2009)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
  • 3 other older monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 29.3%
Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
Montana:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  62.5%
Whole state:  62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.9%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Simms compared to Montana state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above 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 above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.7
Montana average:

9.9

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (78%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)

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 Simms CDP (based on Cascade County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant10,96857
Catholic9,37512
Mainline Protestant5,73923
Other4,37416
Orthodox801
Black Protestant731
None50,718-
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: 14
Cascade County:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Cascade County:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 28
Cascade County:

3.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 76
Here:

9.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.0%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Cascade County:

24.4%
Montana:

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

9.1%
State:

10.7%

7.04% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,283 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.04%
Montana average:

6.86%

0.35% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,776 average AGI)
Cascade County:

0.35%
Montana average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Missoula County, MT  0.30% ($25,418 average AGI)
from Lewis and Clark County, MT  0.27% ($35,844)
from Gallatin County, MT  0.24% ($27,538)


7.14% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,653 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.14%
Montana average:

6.73%

0.27% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,287 average AGI)
Cascade County:

0.27%
Montana average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Missoula County, MT  0.36% ($22,916 average AGI)
to Lewis and Clark County, MT  0.30% ($37,760)
to Yellowstone County, MT  0.26% ($30,694)

Strongest AM radio stations in Simms:

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

Strongest FM radio stations in Simms:

  • KMON-FM (94.5 FM; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KVVR (97.9 FM; DUTTON, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • 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)
  • 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.)
  • KEHT (100.3 FM; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: GEORGE S. FLINN, JR.)
  • KQDI-FM (106.1 FM; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KMTX-FM (105.3 FM; HELENA, MT; Owner: CAPRI, INC)
  • KZMT (101.1 FM; HELENA, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KTZZ (93.7 FM; CONRAD, MT; Owner: JEANNINE M. MASON)
  • KVCM (103.1 FM; HELENA, MT; Owner: HI-LINE RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KAAK (98.9 FM; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Simms:

  • KTGF (Channel 16; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: MMM LICENSE LLC)
  • KRTV (Channel 3; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: KRTV COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Simms fatal accident list:

Apr 22, 1980 07:30 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 17m56ftTotal length
  • 1,042Total average daily traffic
  • 25Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,090Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Simms)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Sullivan Hill 1.5 Mi E Of Cty Line (Lat: 47.281889 Lon: -112.007778), Call Sign: WNIY245
    Assigned Frequencies: 49.2000 MHz, 452.050 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/10/2003, Expiration Date: 06/21/2013, Cancellation Date: 02/03/2012, Certifier: Gary N Gompf
    Registrant: Conocophillips Communications Inc., Bartlesville, OK 74005-3338, Phone: (918) 661-3338
  • HEADWORKS, Inlet Of Main Ft Shaw Canal (Lat: 47.511667 Lon: -112.072778), Type: Mast, Structure height: 10 m, Call Sign: WPSJ619
    Assigned Frequencies: 463.225 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/22/2011, Expiration Date: 05/22/2021, Certifier: Laurence R Vincent
    Registrant: Ft. Shaw Irrigation District, # 5 North Fort Shaw Road, Ft Shaw, MT 59443, Phone: (406) 788-1023, Fax: (406) 264-5701, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • SULLIVAN 2, Sullivan 2 (Lat: 47.289694 Lon: -112.009417), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Overall height: 33.5 m, Call Sign: WQEE628
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 5974.85 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/09/2006, Expiration Date: 01/09/2016, Certifier: Charles Larsen
    Registrant: Montana Highway Patrol, 615a S 27th Street, Billings, MT 59101, Phone: (406) 896-4364, Fax: (406) 444-4355, Email:
  • SULLIVAN 2, Sullivan Mtn (Lat: 47.289694 Lon: -112.009417), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Overall height: 33.5 m, Call Sign: WQJK229
    Assigned Frequencies: 6123.10 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/07/2008, Expiration Date: 10/07/2018, Certifier: Scott F Bradford
    Registrant: Montana Statewide System - Pssb, Helena, MT 59620-0113, Phone: (406) 444-2782, Email:
  • SULLIVAN, Sullivan Mtn (Lat: 47.289694 Lon: -112.009417), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WQKR216
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 5974.85 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/19/2009, Expiration Date: 08/19/2019, Certifier: Scott F Bradford
    Registrant: Montana Statewide System - Pssb, Helena, MT 59620-0113, Phone: (406) 444-2782, Email:
  • SIMMS, 11 Mi Ssw Of (Lat: 47.369389 Lon: -112.075278), Overall height: 102.4 m, Call Sign: KPQ27
    Assigned Frequencies: 3930.00 MHz, 3930.00 MHz, 4010.00 MHz, 4010.00 MHz, 4090.00 MHz, 4090.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/10/1994, Expiration Date: 02/01/2000, Cancellation Date: 01/28/1998
    Registrant: At&t Corp, 1200 Peachtree St 15w24, Atlanta, GA 30309

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • 22 Mi. Ssw Of (Lat: 47.369389 Lon: -112.075278), Overall height: 102.4 m, Call Sign: KNKP260
    Assigned Frequencies: 931.812 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/11/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 11/26/2003, Certifier: Paul H Kuzia
    Registrant: Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, 2300 N Street, N.W., 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 783-4141, Fax: (202) 783-5851, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: K7YB, Licensee ID: L00184333
    Grant Date: 01/19/2007, Expiration Date: 02/12/2017, Certifier: Robert L Church
    Registrant: Robert L Church, Simms, MT 59477

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$195,795
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$104,780
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$94,260
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0107.00

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Simms, MT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James677.3 years
George371.4 years
Louis371.6 years
Mabel390.0 years
Donald278.5 years
Alice278.4 years
Frances283.6 years
David280.1 years
Howard267.0 years
Anna291.0 years
Most common last names in Simms, MT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Sauke575.6 years
Ireland397.0 years
Holland379.7 years
Kirby353.0 years
Bloom390.7 years
Johnston371.4 years
Richards383.9 years
Kelley280.5 years
Ibison283.9 years
Antonich276.1 years
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