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Population in 2013: 394 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -13.2%
 
Males: 173  (44.0%)
Females: 221  (56.0%)
Median resident age:  52.4 years
Montana median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 59479.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $46,357 (it was $22,679 in 2000)
Stanford:

$46,357
MT:

$46,972

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $24,576 (it was $15,253 in 2000)

Stanford town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $81,737 (it was $50,900 in 2000)
Stanford:

$81,737
MT:

$190,100

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $98,187; Detached houses: $105,477; Mobile homes: $46,940

Median gross rent in 2013: $301.

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  • Races in Stanford, MT (2010)

    Stanford races chart
    • 38596.0%White alone
    • 82.0%American Indian alone
    • 61.5%Hispanic
    • 10.2%Black alone
    • 10.2%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Stanford: 84.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (23.7%), Norwegian (13.1%), English (8.4%), Irish (6.8%), Czech (5.9%), Scottish (3.7%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 4284 feet

Land area: 0.43 square miles.

Population density: 913 people per square mile   (low).

Stanford,MT real estate house value index trend

Stanford, Montana map

For population 25 years and over in Stanford:

  • High school or higher: 95.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 39.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.9%
  • Unemployed: 3.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 10.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Stanford town:

  • Never married: 20.2%
  • Now married: 44.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 15.8%
  • Divorced: 19.8%

4 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.9%
Montana:

1.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $403 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $587 (0.8%)

Stanford satellite photo by USGS

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

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (559.8 miles , pop. 480,100).

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

Latitude: 47.15 N, Longitude: 110.22 W

Area code: 406

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

3.2%
Montana:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -74 (-14.0%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (22%)
  • Construction (21%)
  • Public administration (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (25%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (22%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Stanford, Montana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Stanford-area historical earthquake activity is near Montana state average. It is 26% 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 180.2 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 274.4 miles away from Stanford 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 173.3 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 165.6 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 257.3 miles away from Stanford center
On 10/29/1983 at 23:29:11, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.0 MS, 5.8 ML) earthquake occurred 268.3 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 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).
Stanford topographic map

Birthplace of: Albert Henry Ottenweller - Catholic bishop.

Airports located in Stanford:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Stanford:

  • Montana State University (about 111 miles; Bozeman, MT; Full-time enrollment: 12,942)
  • Montana State University-Billings (about 124 miles; Billings, MT; FT enrollment: 4,319)
  • The University of Montana (about 179 miles; Missoula, MT; FT enrollment: 13,602)
  • Sheridan College (about 229 miles; Sheridan, WY; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 244 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 30,522)
  • North Idaho College (about 310 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; FT enrollment: 4,684)
  • Idaho State University (about 316 miles; Pocatello, ID; FT enrollment: 10,350)

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 2013: 9.3%
(9.4% for White Non-Hispanic 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

Stanford compared to Montana state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below 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 below 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 above state average.

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 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.1
Montana average:

9.9

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (36%)
  • Wood (24%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Utility gas (14%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (10%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic9784
Mainline Protestant1653
Evangelical Protestant624
Other3-
None864-
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: 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 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$1,401
Streets and Highways 1$2,457$29,4840$0
Totals for Government 1$2,457$29,4846$1,401

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)

6.14% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,208 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.14%
Montana average:

6.86%

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


8.48% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,074 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.48%
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 Cascade County, MT  1.37% ($31,545 average AGI)

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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