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Population in 2012: 394 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -13.2%
 

Males: 169  (43.0%)
Females: 225  (57.0%)

Median resident age:  49.4 years
Montana median age:  38.3 years

Zip codes: 59479.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $37,187 (it was $22,679 in 2000)
Stanford:

$37,187
MT:

$45,076
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,048

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $67,457 (it was $50,900 in 2000)
Stanford:

$67,457
MT:

$184,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $82,372; Detached houses: $86,406; Mobile homes: $45,588

Median gross rent in 2012: $293.

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  • White alone - 385 (96.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 8 (2.0%)
  • Hispanic - 6 (1.5%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.2%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Stanford: 87.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (24.7%), Norwegian (11.8%), English (10.0%), Czech (7.1%), Irish (5.3%), Scotch-Irish (3.5%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 4284 feet

Land area: 0.43 square miles.

Population density: 913 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Stanford:

  • High school or higher: 92.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 35.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
  • Unemployed: 13.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 10.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Stanford town:

  • Never married: 14.2%
  • Now married: 49.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 18.1%
  • Divorced: 17.8%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.4%
Montana:  1.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $400 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $465 (0.7%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Great Falls, MT (55.6 miles , pop. 56,690).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (567.6 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (947.4 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Geyser, MT (3.9 miles) , Denton, MT (4.1 miles ), Hobson, MT (4.4 miles ), Moore, MT (5.3 miles) , Monarch-Neihart, MT (5.3 miles) , Neihart, MT (5.4 miles) , Geraldine, MT (5.6 miles ), Lewistown Heights, MT (6.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $90,000
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Latitude: 47.15 N, Longitude: 110.22 W

Area code: 406

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.7%
Montana:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -74 (-14.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (26%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Public administration (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (10%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Top executives (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Secondary school teachers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Stanford-area historical tornado activity is significantly above Montana state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/24/1994, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 2.9 miles away from the Stanford town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/24/1994, a category F2 tornado 2.9 miles away from the town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Stanford-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Montana state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/24/2000 at 04:22:06, a magnitude 4.2 (3.7 MB, 4.2 MD, Depth: 1.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 79.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/26/2007 at 06:27:32, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 ML, Depth: 1.1 mi) earthquake occurred 65.6 miles away from Stanford center
On 4/8/2000 at 11:30:22, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 ML, Depth: 2.9 mi) earthquake occurred 79.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/10/2000 at 19:14:05, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MD, Depth: 1.3 mi) earthquake occurred 75.5 miles away from the city center
On 2/6/1999 at 23:29:48, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MD, 3.8 ML, Depth: 0.7 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 72.1 miles away from Stanford center
On 1/9/2003 at 00:02:17, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 ML, Depth: 6.6 mi) earthquake occurred 78.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Judith Basin 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, Snows: 2, Storms: 2, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Albert Henry Ottenweller - Catholic bishop.

Political contributions by individuals in Stanford, MT

Airports located in Stanford:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Stanford:

  • Montana State University (about 111 miles; Bozeman, MT; Full-time enrollment: 9,518)
  • Montana State University-Billings (about 124 miles; Billings, MT; FT enrollment: 2,629)
  • The University of Montana (about 179 miles; Missoula, MT; FT enrollment: 11,744)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 243 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 12,325)
  • North Idaho College (about 310 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; FT enrollment: 3,090)
  • Idaho State University (about 316 miles; Pocatello, ID; FT enrollment: 8,867)
  • University of Idaho (about 323 miles; Moscow, ID; FT enrollment: 9,625)

Public high school in Stanford:

Public elementary/middle schools in Stanford:

See full list of schools located in Stanford, School District: STANFORD K-12 SCHOOLS

Library in Stanford:

  • JUDITH BASIN COUNTY FREE LIBRARY (Operating income: $68,464; Location: 93 THIRD STREET NORTH; 17,872 books; 432 audio materials; 359 video materials; 5 local licensed databases)

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Notable locations in Stanford: Stanford (A), General Mills Incoporated Elevator (B), Judith Basin County Museum (C), Judith Basin County Sheriff's Office (D), Judith Basin County Courthouse (E), Judith Basin County Free Library (F), Stanford Volunteer Fire Department (G), Judith Basin County Ambulance (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Stanford include: Lutheran Church (A), Saint Rose of Lima Church (B), First Presbyterian Church (C), Stanford Baptist Church (D), Calvary Community Church of Stanford (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Hotel: Sundown Motel (Highway 200 West).

 
Judith Basin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 8.4%
(8.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for American Indian 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:  55.6%
Whole state:  62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.1%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Stanford, MT

Stanford compared to Montana state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed 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.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Banks with branches in Stanford (2011 data):

  • Basin State Bank: at 103 Central Avenue, branch established on 1911/08/02. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $146.3 mil, Deposits: $127.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Big Sky Holding Company

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Stanford travel time to work - commute


Stanford mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (39%)
  • Wood (21%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (18%)
  • Utility gas (12%)
  • Electricity (10%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Stanford town (based on Judith Basin County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 42.85%
Here42.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)United Methodist ChurchHutterian BrethrenOther
Adherents53.7%13.6%12.3%10.0%10.3%
Congregations40.0%20.0%10.0%10.0%20.0%
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 grocery stores: 2
Judith Basin County:

9.80 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Judith Basin County:

4.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

19.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.6%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Judith Basin County:

25.7%
Montana:

23.1%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
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$726
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$130
Sewerage 1$2,255$27,0600$0
Totals for Government 1$2,255$27,0606$856

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

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $111,000 ($281.73)
    Parks & Recreation: $39,000 ($98.98)
    Water Utilities: $26,000 ($65.99)
    General - Other: $26,000 ($65.99)
    General Public Buildings: $19,000 ($48.22)
    Regular Highways: $12,000 ($30.46)
    Financial Administration: $11,000 ($27.92)
    Police Protection: $6,000 ($15.23)
    Fire Protection: $3,000 ($7.61)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000 ($7.61)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($5.08)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($2.54)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $69,000 ($175.13)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $18,000 ($45.69)
    Parks & Recreation: $5,000 ($12.69)
    All Other: $5,000 ($12.69)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $10,000 ($25.38)
    General Revenue, NEC: $4,000 ($10.15)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $44,000 ($111.68)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $38,000 ($96.45)
    Highways: $16,000 ($40.61)
    All Other: $2,000 ($5.08)
  • Tax - Property: $37,000 ($93.91)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $342,000 ($868.02)

6.56% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($49,000 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.56%
Montana average:

8.25%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.



7.86% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,694 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.86%
Montana average:

7.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Cascade County, MT  1.52% ($57,417 average AGI)
to Fergus County, MT  1.39% ($20,182)

Strongest AM radio stations in Stanford:

  • 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.)
  • KGVW (640 AM; 10 kW; BELGRADE, MT; Owner: GALLATIN VALLEY WITNESS, INC.)
  • KEIN (1310 AM; 5 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: MUNSON RADIO, INC.)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KKGR (680 AM; daytime; 5 kW; EAST HELENA, MT; Owner: KKGR, INC.)
  • KMTX (950 AM; 5 kW; HELENA, MT; Owner: CAPRI, INC)
  • KSEN (1150 AM; 10 kW; SHELBY, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KXLO (1230 AM; 1 kW; LEWISTOWN, MT; Owner: KXLO BROADCAST, INC.)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBOW (550 AM; 5 kW; BUTTE, MT; Owner: BUTTE BROADCASTING INCORPORATED)
  • KURL (730 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: ELENBAAS MEDIA, INC.)
  • KGHL (790 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Stanford:

  • KEHT (100.3 FM; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: GEORGE S. FLINN, JR.)
  • 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.)
  • KMON-FM (94.5 FM; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Stanford:

  • K07AV (Channel 7; STANFORD, MT; Owner: STANFORD TV ASSOCIATION)
  • K11AQ (Channel 11; STANFORD, MT; Owner: STANFORD TV ASSOCIATION)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Stanford)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

30 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • Stanford Airport (Lat: 47.145806 Lon: -110.229917), Type: Tower, Call Sign: KZQ2
    Assigned Frequencies: 122.800 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/08/2008, Expiration Date: 02/23/2018
    Registrant: State Of Montana Aeronautics Division, 2630 Airport Road, Helena, MT 59620-0507, Phone: (406) 444-2506, Fax: (406) 444-2519, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: K7YNY
    Grant Date: 07/26/1988, Expiration Date: 07/26/1998, Cancellation Date: 07/27/2000
    Registrant: Jack Kulish, 401 1st Ave N, Stanford, MT 59479
  • Call Sign: KD7BTX, Licensee ID: L00168076
    Grant Date: 12/16/1998, Expiration Date: 05/12/2008, Cancellation Date: 06/24/2000
    Registrant: Sam Hofer Jr, Stanford, MT 59479
  • Call Sign: KD7EAB, Licensee ID: L01331473
    Grant Date: 02/24/2009, Expiration Date: 02/11/2019, Certifier: Eric L Morse
    Registrant: Eric L Morse, Stanford, MT 59479
  • Call Sign: K7SSH, Previous Call Sign: KD7BTX, Licensee ID: L00168076
    Grant Date: 04/02/2010, Expiration Date: 06/24/2020, Certifier: Sam S Hofer Jr
    Registrant: Samuel S Hofer Jr, Stanford, MT 59479
  • Call Sign: KK7XE, Previous Call Sign: KB7MZZ, Licensee ID: L00260108
    Grant Date: 01/19/2012, Expiration Date: 04/14/2022, Certifier: Dennis F Caldwell
    Registrant: Dennis Caldwell, Stanford, MT 59479

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150L (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 150KC , Serial Number: 15074254, Year manufactured: 1972, Airworthiness Date: 01/15/1973
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Larry Carver, Po Box 339, Stanford, MT 59479, Other Owners: Shelly Carver
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 180K (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 114 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 66202 , Serial Number: 18052926, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 11/18/1977
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Michael R Biggerstaff, Po Box 340, Stanford, MT 59479, Other Owners: Connie J. Biggerstaff
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 180A (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 121 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9580B , Serial Number: 32877, Year manufactured: 1957, Airworthiness Date: 09/18/1959
    Registrant (Individual): Donald J Carver, Po Box 6, Stanford, MT 59479



Most common first names in Stanford, MT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1576.4 years
George880.5 years
Albert585.2 years
William573.4 years
Raymond573.2 years
Robert578.6 years
James474.7 years
Alice485.2 years
Bert482.3 years
Fred470.5 years
Most common last names in Stanford, MT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Schmitt777.7 years
Larson678.5 years
Baker583.0 years
Galt589.0 years
Holzer583.0 years
Johnson578.4 years
Hammer571.8 years
Nelson473.0 years
Myllymaki486.5 years
Miller487.0 years
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