St. Ignatius, Montana

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Population in 2013: 852 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +8.1%
 
Males: 324  (38.1%)
Females: 528  (61.9%)
Median resident age:  35.0 years
Montana median age:  38.3 years

Zip codes: 59865.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $29,440 (it was $25,682 in 2000)
St. Ignatius:

$29,440
MT:

$45,076
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,592 (it was $12,336 in 2000)

St. Ignatius town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $113,203 (it was $74,300 in 2000)
St. Ignatius:

$113,203
MT:

$184,800
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $135,065; Detached houses: $166,245; Mobile homes: $54,827

Median gross rent in 2012: $681.

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St. Ignatius races chart
  • White alone - 403 (47.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 334 (39.7%)
  • Two or more races - 67 (8.0%)
  • Hispanic - 35 (4.2%)
  • Black alone - 2 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.1%)

Races in St. Ignatius detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in St. Ignatius: 90.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (13.9%), German (10.9%), French (5.7%), English (5.5%), Dutch (3.7%), Italian (3.2%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 2939 feet

Land area: 0.52 square miles.

Population density: 1,632 people per square mile   (low).

St. Ignatius,MT real estate house value index trend

St. Ignatius, Montana map

For population 25 years and over in St. Ignatius:

  • High school or higher: 84.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.1%
  • Unemployed: 11.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in St. Ignatius town:

  • Never married: 23.6%
  • Now married: 41.8%
  • Separated: 6.7%
  • Widowed: 10.6%
  • Divorced: 17.2%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.2%
Montana:  1.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,182 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $900 (1.1%)

St. Ignatius satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Missoula, MT (31.8 miles , pop. 57,053).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (377.7 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (941.9 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Ravalli, MT (2.2 miles) , Charlo, MT (3.0 miles ), Old Agency, MT (3.1 miles) , Kicking Horse, MT (3.2 miles) , Arlee, MT (3.2 miles ), Dixon, MT (3.4 miles ), Ronan, MT (3.8 miles ), Evaro, MT (4.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $60,000

Latitude: 47.32 N, Longitude: 114.10 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 406

St. Ignatius household income distribution St. Ignatius home values distribution

Crime rates in St. Ignatius by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 00000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 11000000010
per 100,000 126.6125.80.00.00.00.00.00.00.0117.80.0
Robberies 00000010000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.0122.90.00.00.00.0
Assaults 41412133422
per 100,000 506.3125.8500.6124.4243.9120.5368.6367.6491.4235.6233.9
Burglaries 51884264231
per 100,000 632.9125.81001.3995.0487.8241.0737.1490.2245.7353.4117.0
Thefts 2627282523152215261413
per 100,000 3291.13396.23504.43109.52804.91807.22702.71838.23194.11649.01520.5
Auto thefts 14473601100
per 100,000 126.6503.1500.6870.6365.9722.90.0122.5122.90.00.0
Arson N/AN/A010010000
per 100,000 N/AN/A0.0124.40.00.0122.90.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 297.7) 404.5323.4364.8300.4233.6178.1281.3199.0263.4241.5120.5

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in St. Ignatius detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.17
Montana average:

1.95
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.2%
Montana:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +27 (+3.5%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (25%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Other services, except public administration (13%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (46%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Information (5%)
  • Manufacturing (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Child care workers (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Accountants and auditors (4%)

Work and jobs in St. Ignatius: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in St. Ignatius, Montana

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Earthquake activity:

St. Ignatius-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Montana state average. It is 80% 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 252.2 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 224.6 miles away from St. Ignatius center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 394.2 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 501.0 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 151.4 miles away from St. Ignatius center
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 243.9 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 Lake County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 2, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
St. Ignatius topographic map

Birthplace of: Corwin Clairmont - Printmaker, Diane Sands - Politician.

Hospitals and medical centers near St. Ignatius:

  • LAKE COUNTY HOME OPTIONS (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; RONAN, MT)
  • MOUNTAIN VIEW CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; RONAN, MT)

Airports located in St. Ignatius:

  • St Ignatius Airport (Runways: 1, Air Taxi Ops: 50, Itinerant Ops: 1,000, Local Ops: 2,000, Military Ops: 10)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to St. Ignatius:

  • The University of Montana (about 33 miles; Missoula, MT; Full-time enrollment: 13,602)
  • North Idaho College (about 129 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; FT enrollment: 4,684)
  • University of Idaho (about 144 miles; Moscow, ID; FT enrollment: 10,416)
  • Washington State University (about 150 miles; Pullman, WA; FT enrollment: 25,055)
  • Lewis-Clark State College (about 153 miles; Lewiston, ID; FT enrollment: 3,199)
  • Spokane Community College (about 155 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,482)
  • Gonzaga University (about 157 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,780)

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Notable locations in St. Ignatius: Four Winds Historical Village (A), Saint Ignatius Fire Department (B), Saint Ignatius Ambulance (C), Saint Ignatius Police Department (D), Saint Ignatius Public Library (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in St. Ignatius include: Saint Ignatius Mission Church (A), United Methodist Church (B), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints (C), Christian and Missionary Alliance Church (D), Assembly of God Church (E), Zion Lutheran Church (F), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (G), Saint Ignatius Christian Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Saint Ignatius Old Catholic Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in St. Ignatius include: Taelman Park (1), Statue of the Sacred Heart (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake 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 2012 was 109. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

109
U.S.:

74

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2002 was 12.1. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 21.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.1
U.S.:

6.6

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 15.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.0
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 12.4. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 14.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.4
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 23.9%
(21.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 44.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.9% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 42.4% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Montana:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  63.1%
Whole state:  62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.5%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

St. Ignatius compared to Montana state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

St. Ignatius travel time to work - commute St. Ignatius mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (42%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (23%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21%)
  • Wood (9%)
  • Utility gas (4%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

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 St. Ignatius town (based on Lake County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 39.97%
Here: 40.0%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLDS (Mormon) ChurchChristian and Missionary AllianceAssemblies of God
Adherents48.4%9.3%8.2%4.3%4.1%
Congregations15.6%6.7%4.4%8.9%6.7%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristLutheran ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents3.8%3.7%3.1%2.5%12.6%
Congregations8.9%6.7%6.7%4.4%31.1%
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: 10
Lake County:

3.52 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Lake County:

1.76 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

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

3.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 27
Here:

9.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.5%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Lake County:

25.9%
Montana:

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

14.6%
State:

10.7%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$1,051
Water Supply 1$2,232$26,7840$0
Police Protection - Officers 3$5,467$21,8680$0
Totals for Government 4$7,699$23,0971$1,051

St. Ignatius government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $129,000 ($151.41)
    Police Protection: $73,000 ($85.68)
    Sewerage: $38,000 ($44.60)
    Water Utilities: $33,000 ($38.73)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $10,000 ($11.74)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($5.87)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($4.69)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $4,000 ($4.69)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($1.17)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($1.17)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $114,000 ($133.80)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $22,000 ($25.82)

St. Ignatius government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $35,000 ($41.08)
    All Other: $5,000 ($5.87)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Support: $22,000 ($25.82)
    All Other: $18,000 ($21.13)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $48,000 ($56.34)
    Interest Earnings: $9,000 ($10.56)
    Special Assessments: $7,000 ($8.22)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $79,000 ($92.72)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $3,000 ($3.52)
    All Other: $1,000 ($1.17)
  • Tax - Property: $54,000 ($63.38)
    NEC: $4,000 ($4.69)

St. Ignatius government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $362,000 ($424.88)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $351,000 ($411.97)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $11,000 ($12.91)

St. Ignatius government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $25,000 ($29.34)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $185,000 ($217.14)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $2,000 ($2.35)

6.68% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,932 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.68%
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 Missoula County, MT  1.06% ($27,495 average AGI)
from Flathead County, MT  0.69% ($32,138)
from Yellowstone County, MT  0.22% ($29,762)


6.22% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,850 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.22%
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 Missoula County, MT  0.99% ($28,054 average AGI)
to Flathead County, MT  0.56% ($34,623)
to Gallatin County, MT  0.23% ($20,636)

Strongest AM radio stations in St. Ignatius:

  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KLCY (930 AM; 5 kW; EAST MISSOULA, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGVO (1290 AM; 5 kW; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGEZ (600 AM; 5 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: SKYLINE BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KJJR (880 AM; 10 kW; WHITEFISH, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INCORPORATED)
  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KQQQ (1150 AM; 25 kW; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: RADIO PALOUSE, INC.)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KXLY (920 AM; 20 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE RADIO, INC.)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KYLT (1340 AM; 1 kW; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KGRZ (1450 AM; 1 kW; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in St. Ignatius:

  • KGGL (93.3 FM; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KYSS-FM (94.9 FM; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KUFM (89.1 FM; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA)
  • KPLG (91.5 FM; PLAINS, MT; Owner: YOUR NETWORK OF PRAISE, INC.)
  • KQRK (92.3 FM; RONAN, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBQQ (106.7 FM; PINESDALE, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP INC.)
  • KZOQ-FM (100.1 FM; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KSIL (100.7 FM; WALLACE, ID; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMZL (91.1 FM; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: FAITH COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • K204EV (88.7 FM; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KMSO (102.5 FM; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: SHEILA CALLAHAN & FRIENDS, INC)
  • KLTC-FM (107.5 FM; SUPERIOR, MT; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KALS (97.1 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KALISPELL CHRISTIAN RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KDBR (106.3 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around St. Ignatius:

  • K28CF (Channel 28; ST. IGNATIUS, MT; Owner: SALISH KOOTENAI COLLEGE)
  • K05EE (Channel 5; BIG ARM, ETC., MT; Owner: BLACKTAIL TV TAX DISTRICT)
  • KTMF (Channel 23; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: MMM LICENSE LLC)
  • K48EG (Channel 48; ARLEE, MT; Owner: SALISH KOOTENAI COLLEGE)
  • KSKC-CA (Channel 25; PABLO/RONAN, MT; Owner: SALISH KOOTENAI COLLEGE)

St. Ignatius fatal accident list:

May 17, 2002 04:20 PM, Us-93, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Feb 1, 1994 01:45 AM, 93, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 2, Drunken drivers: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 4
Total length: 4 meters (13ft)
Total costs: $370,000
Total average daily traffic: 170
Total average daily truck traffic: 10
Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic: 225

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: K2RAT, Previous Call Sign: KG4KIX, Licensee ID: L00297282
    Grant Date: 08/23/2012, Expiration Date: 08/23/2022, Certifier: John J Ward
    Registrant: John J Ward, 60539 Watson Rd, St. Ignatius, MT 59865

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 5
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