Three Forks, Montana

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Population in 2017: 2,006 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +16.1%
 
Males: 917  (45.7%)
Females: 1,089  (54.3%)
Median resident age:

41.6 years
Montana median age:

40.0 years

Zip codes: 59752.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $54,658 (it was $34,212 in 2000)
Three Forks:

$54,658
MT:

$53,386

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,165 (it was $15,362 in 2000)

Three Forks city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $208,975 (it was $84,900 in 2000)
Three Forks:

$208,975
MT:

$231,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $349,916; detached houses: $413,193; townhouses or other attached units: $354,689; in 2-unit structures: $186,730; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $183,287; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $148,196; mobile homes: $46,965; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $119,208

Median gross rent in 2017: $938.

March 2019 cost of living index in Three Forks: 89.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 7.4%
(7.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Three Forks, MT (2010)
    • 1,80096.3%White alone
    • 392.1%Hispanic
    • 90.5%Asian alone
    • 100.5%Two or more races
    • 70.4%American Indian alone
    • 40.2%Black alone

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



According to our research of Montana and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Three Forks, Montana as of June 04, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Three Forks is 707 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Three Forks by year

Type

2005

2007

2008

2009

2010

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(51.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
3
(158.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(51.5)
3
(153.8)
1
(49.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
4
(211.4)
3
(160.9)
2
(103.0)
1
(51.3)
2
(99.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
27
(1,427)
26
(1,394)
13
(669.8)
23
(1,179)
7
(349.3)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
7
(370.0)
3
(160.9)
1
(51.5)
2
(102.5)
1
(49.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(105.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(51.3)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)133.279.989.689.734.9

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City-data.com crime index in Three Forks, MT

Crime rate in Three Forks detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.53
Montana average:

1.89
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Ancestries: German (33.5%), Norwegian (8.6%), English (8.2%), French (5.5%), Irish (5.3%), American (4.6%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Land area: 1.27 square miles.

Population density: 1,580 people per square mile   (low).

Three Forks, Montana map

4 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.2%
Montana:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,627 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,601 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Great Falls, MT (112.2 miles , pop. 56,690).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (516.5 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (855.6 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Wheatland, MT (2.1 miles ),
Willow Creek, MT (2.5 miles ),
Logan, MT (2.5 miles),
Gallatin River Ranch, MT (3.3 miles),
Manhattan, MT (3.3 miles ),
Ponderosa Pines, MT (3.6 miles ),
Amsterdam, MT (3.8 miles),
Churchill, MT (3.9 miles )

Latitude: 45.89 N, Longitude: 111.55 W

Area code: 406

Distribution of median household income in Three Forks, MT in 2017
Distribution of house value in Three Forks, MT in 2017
Three Forks satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.5%
Montana:

4.2%
Population change in the 1990s: +559 (+47.8%).
Most common industries in Three Forks, MT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (9.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.2%)
  • Construction (9.0%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (9.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.1%)
  • Health care (4.4%)
  • Wood products (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (14.5%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (10.9%)
  • Educational services (7.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.2%)
  • Truck transportation (5.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.3%)
  • Wood products (4.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (14.4%)
  • Educational services (12.6%)
  • Health care (8.2%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (6.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.5%)
Most common occupations in Three Forks, MT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (2.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.9%)
  • Carpenters (4.2%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (3.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.1%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.1%)

Average climate in Three Forks, Montana

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Earthquake activity:

Three Forks-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Montana state average. It is 64% 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 101.5 miles away from Three Forks 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 166.9 miles away from the city 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 93.1 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 60.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 478.3 miles away from Three Forks center
On 8/22/1984 at 09:46:30, a magnitude 5.8 (5.0 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.8 ML) earthquake occurred 151.8 miles away from Three Forks 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 Gallatin County (5) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 2, Storms: 2, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Three Forks topographic map

Airports located in Three Forks:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Three Forks:

  • Montana State University (about 29 miles; Bozeman, MT; Full-time enrollment: 12,942)
  • The University of Montana (about 135 miles; Missoula, MT; FT enrollment: 13,602)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 145 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 30,522)
  • Montana State University-Billings (about 147 miles; Billings, MT; FT enrollment: 4,319)
  • Idaho State University (about 214 miles; Pocatello, ID; FT enrollment: 10,350)
  • Sheridan College (about 238 miles; Sheridan, WY; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • Lewis-Clark State College (about 265 miles; Lewiston, ID; FT enrollment: 3,199)

Public high school in Three Forks:

Public elementary/middle schools in Three Forks:

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Library in Three Forks:

  • THREE FORKS COMMUNITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $71,463; Location: 607 MAIN ST; 15,830 books; 9,111 e-books; 185 audio materials; 532 video materials; 56 state licensed databases; 32 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Three Forks: Three Forks Ponds Fishing Access Site (A), Harvest States Co-operative Elevator (B), Headwaters Public Golf Course (C), Three Forks Marshal's Office (D), Three Forks Police Department (E), Three Forks Volunteer Fire Department and Three Forks Area Ambulance Station 1 (F), Three Forks Community Library (G), Headwaters Heritage Museum (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Three Forks include: Holy Family Parish (A), Christian Center Assembly of God (B), Church of Christ (C), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (D), Grace Lutheran Church (E), First Baptist Church (F), United Methodist Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Three Forks include: Memorial Park (1), Stevenson Park (2), Sacajawea Park (3), Tom Bertagnolli Park (4), Peterson Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Broken Spur Motel (124 West Elm), Lewis & Clark Motel & Cafe of Three Forks (510 South Main), Fort Three Forks Motel & RV Park (I 90 And 287 Helena Ex).

Gallatin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Montana:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

66.8%
Whole state:

62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.2%
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: 0.1% of all households
7 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Three Forks in 2000:

  • 5 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 5 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 2 people in other group homes

Banks with branches in Three Forks (2011 data):

  • Manhattan Bank: Three Forks Branch at 2 Railway Avenue, branch established on 2000/10/23. Info updated 2008/02/20: Bank assets: $119.7 mil, Deposits: $106.9 mil, headquarters in Manhattan, MT, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Msb Financial, Inc.
  • First Security Bank: Three Forks Branch at 320 South Main Street, branch established on 1960/11/14. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $565.8 mil, Deposits: $494.4 mil, headquarters in Bozeman, MT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Inter-Mountain Bancorp., Inc.
  • First Community Bank: Three Forks Branch at 120 So Montana Street, branch established on 2002/01/28. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $226.5 mil, Deposits: $195.1 mil, headquarters in Glasgow, MT, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: First Community Bancorp, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Three Forks:

Marital status in Three Forks, MT
  • Never married: 23.0%
  • Now married: 57.1%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 13.9%

For population 25 years and over in Three Forks:

  • High school or higher: 90.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Unemployed: 5.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.5
Montana average:

10.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Three Forks
Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhoods in Three Forks:

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Religion statistics for Three Forks, MT (based on Gallatin County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant12,09962
Catholic6,4006
Mainline Protestant5,83317
Other4,40921
Black Protestant1201
Orthodox501
None60,602-
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: 20
Gallatin County:

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Gallatin County:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 33
Gallatin County:

3.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 107
This county:

12.26 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

10.38 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Gallatin County:

3.7%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

17.5%
Montana:

23.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

6.5%
Montana:

10.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Three Forks:

52.0%
Montana:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

49.5%
Montana:

48.0%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.9
Montana:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Three Forks:

23.1%
Montana:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Three Forks:

10.6%
State:

9.9%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Three Forks:

37.0%
Montana:

35.3%

General health condition:
Three Forks:

58.1%
Montana:

57.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Three Forks:

77.9%
Montana:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Three Forks, MT Residents
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
Sewerage 1$4,250$51,0000$0
Other Government Administration 1$3,550$42,6000$0
Police Protection - Officers 1$5,837$70,0443$5,556
Financial Administration 1$3,780$45,3600$0
Streets and Highways 1$4,042$48,5040$0
Local Libraries 1$2,707$32,4842$916
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$1,494
Totals for Government 6$24,166$48,3327$7,966

Three Forks government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $720,000 ($358.92)
    Water Utilities: $405,000 ($201.89)
    Regular Highways: $65,000 ($32.40)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $340,000 ($169.49)
    Police Protection: $317,000 ($158.03)
    Water Utilities: $302,000 ($150.55)
    General - Other: $153,000 ($76.27)
    Regular Highways: $114,000 ($56.83)
    Libraries: $89,000 ($44.37)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $60,000 ($29.91)
    Financial Administration: $47,000 ($23.43)
    Parks and Recreation: $28,000 ($13.96)
    Local Fire Protection: $22,000 ($10.97)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $10,000 ($4.99)
    Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($2.49)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash and Deposits: $188,000 ($93.72)
    Benefit Payments: $13,000 ($6.48)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $18,000 ($8.97)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $22,000 ($10.97)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $362,000 ($180.46)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $18,000 ($8.97)

Three Forks government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $677,000 ($337.49)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $156,000 ($77.77)
    Other: $80,000 ($39.88)
    Parks and Recreation: $9,000 ($4.49)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Governments: $7,000 ($3.49)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $1,000 ($0.50)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Natural Resources: $62,000 ($30.91)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $85,000 ($42.37)
    Sale of Property: $34,000 ($16.95)
    Interest Earnings: $32,000 ($15.95)
    Donations From Private Sources: $12,000 ($5.98)
    Rents: $11,000 ($5.48)
    Fines and Forfeits: $9,000 ($4.49)
    Special Assessments: $4,000 ($1.99)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $415,000 ($206.88)
  • State Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $574,000 ($286.14)
    Highways: $167,000 ($83.25)
    General Local Government Support: $98,000 ($48.85)
    Water Utilities: $59,000 ($29.41)
    Other: $53,000 ($26.42)
  • Tax - Property: $379,000 ($188.93)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $10,000 ($4.99)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $7,000 ($3.49)

Three Forks government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,520,000 ($1256.23)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,367,000 ($1179.96)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $153,000 ($76.27)

Three Forks government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,317,000 ($1653.54)

11.25% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($57,771 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.25%
Montana average:

7.25%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Yellowstone County, MT  0.49% ($52,417 average AGI)
from Missoula County, MT  0.39% ($39,988)
from Park County, MT  0.31% ($40,788)


8.48% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($41,753 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.48%
Montana average:

6.77%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($238 average AGI)
Gallatin County:

0.06%
Montana average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Yellowstone County, MT  0.40% ($36,878 average AGI)
to Park County, MT  0.35% ($37,203)
to Missoula County, MT  0.33% ($32,866)

Businesses in Three Forks, MT

  • FedEx: 1
  • U-Haul: 1
  • UPS: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Three Forks:

  • KGVW (640 AM; 10 kW; BELGRADE, MT; Owner: GALLATIN VALLEY WITNESS, INC.)
  • KBOZ (1090 AM; 5 kW; BOZEMAN, MT; Owner: REIER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KBOW (550 AM; 5 kW; BUTTE, MT; Owner: BUTTE BROADCASTING INCORPORATED)
  • KKGR (680 AM; daytime; 5 kW; EAST HELENA, MT; Owner: KKGR, INC.)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMTX (950 AM; 5 kW; HELENA, MT; Owner: CAPRI, INC)
  • KXTL (1370 AM; 5 kW; BUTTE, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KOBB (1230 AM; 1 kW; BOZEMAN, MT; Owner: REIER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KMMS (1450 AM; 1 kW; BOZEMAN, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMON (560 AM; 5 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Three Forks:

  • K210BF (89.9 FM; BUTTE, MT; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KAPC (91.3 FM; BUTTE, MT; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA)
  • KBMC (102.1 FM; BOZEMAN, MT; Owner: MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY-BILLINGS)
  • KOPR (94.1 FM; BUTTE, MT; Owner: BUTTE BROADCASTING INCORPORATED)
  • KMBR (95.5 FM; BUTTE, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • K213CJ (90.5 FM; BUTTE, MT; Owner: MONTANA CHRISTIAN RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KAAR (92.5 FM; BUTTE, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KXLB (100.7 FM; LIVINGSTON, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KVCM (103.1 FM; HELENA, MT; Owner: HI-LINE RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • K218DN (91.5 FM; GALLATIN GATEWAY, ET, MT; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K240CO (95.9 FM; LIVINGSTON, MT; Owner: REIER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KOBB-FM (93.7 FM; BOZEMAN, MT; Owner: REIER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KZLO-FM (99.9 FM; BOZEMAN, MT; Owner: REIER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KGLT (91.9 FM; BOZEMAN, MT; Owner: BD. OF REGENTS-MONTANA UNIV. SYSTEM)
  • KMMS-FM (95.1 FM; BOZEMAN, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSCY (96.7 FM; BELGRADE, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KPKX (97.5 FM; LIVINGSTON, MT; Owner: REIER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KCMM (99.1 FM; BELGRADE, MT; Owner: GALLATIN VALLEY WITNESS INC)

TV broadcast stations around Three Forks:

  • KUSM (Channel 9; BOZEMAN, MT; Owner: MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • K35DJ (Channel 35; THREE FORKS, MT; Owner: EAGLE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K10BO (Channel 10; TRIDENT, MT; Owner: HOLNAM, INC.)

Three Forks fatal accident list:

May 26, 2011 06:23 PM, Main Street, Lat: 45.895661, Lon: -111.552150, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 14Number of bridges
  • 364ft / 111mTotal length
  • $4,847,000Total costs
  • 85,375Total average daily traffic
  • 8,309Total average daily truck traffic
  • 123,281Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Three Forks, MT - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11940-1949
  • 71960-1969
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 42010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Three Forks, MT

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Three Forks)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • Three Forks Ofc 3 N 7th Ave E (Lat: 45.895472 Lon: -111.541917), Type: Pole, Structure height: 14 m, Overall height: 20 m, Call Sign: KOG598,
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.160 MHz, Grant Date: 06/01/2001, Expiration Date: 08/18/2011, Cancellation Date: 10/22/2011, Certifier: Bruce A Mckinley, Registrant: Northwestern Energy, 40 East Broadway Street, Butte, MT 59701, Phone: (406) 497-1000, Fax: (406) 497-3525, Email:
  • 220 1st Ave E (Lat: 45.892694 Lon: -111.551917), Type: Pole, Structure height: 6 m, Overall height: 12 m, Call Sign: WPGI754,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.325 MHz, 451.325 MHz, Grant Date: 12/02/2004, Expiration Date: 01/25/2015, Cancellation Date: 12/31/2012, Certifier: William A Honey, Registrant: Qwest Corporation, 700 W. Mineral Ave., Rm. Nd-E02.34, Littleton, CO 80120, Phone: (303) 707-8714, Fax: (303) 707-9624, Email:
  • City Hall 206 W Main (Lat: 45.892417 Lon: -111.552750), Call Sign: WNJL722, Licensee ID: L00047228,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.463 MHz, Grant Date: 06/13/1997, Expiration Date: 09/01/2002, Cancellation Date: 01/12/2003, Registrant: City Of Three Forks, 206 W Main, Three Forks, MT 59752, Phone: (406) 285-3481
  • 1 Mile South Of (Lat: 45.869361 Lon: -111.568861), Type: Tank, Structure height: 17 m, Call Sign: WQKS555,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.925 MHz, Grant Date: 09/01/2009, Expiration Date: 02/28/2010, Cancellation Date: 05/01/2010, Certifier: Shannon Crompton, Registrant: Butcher Feigen, LLC, 9116 Cranford Drive, Potomac, MD 20854, Phone: (703) 973-1600, Fax: (413) 674-1600, Email:
  • Lat: 45.884750 Lon: -111.562167, Call Sign: WQYY333,
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.395 MHz, 153.650 MHz, Grant Date: 02/28/2017, Expiration Date: 02/28/2027, Certifier: Abbie Mashaal, Registrant: Dee Polley, 216 Middle Fork Road, Garden Valley, ID 83622, Phone: (208) 462-5200, Fax: (208) 247-2277, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

45 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Three Forks)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

33 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Three Forks)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 33. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 68 took place in 2015, and the least - 13 in 2002. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Three Forks, MT When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (56.1%), and Structure Fires (32.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Three Forks, MT
    • 31756.1%Outside Fires
    • 18432.6%Structure Fires
    • 6010.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 40.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Three Forks, MT
Most common first names in Three Forks, MT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1875.2 years
James1573.6 years
William1275.0 years
Thomas1075.5 years
Robert869.0 years
Carl779.6 years
Walter768.3 years
Charles767.1 years
Ralph779.9 years
Henry673.3 years
Most common last names in Three Forks, MT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams1181.2 years
Lane976.8 years
Allen764.6 years
Phillips671.0 years
Smith668.5 years
Clark570.6 years
Jones576.6 years
Cook572.0 years
Miller578.2 years
Bacon490.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Three Forks, MT
  • 73.5%Utility gas
  • 15.1%Wood
  • 9.3%Electricity
  • 1.1%Coal or coke
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Three Forks, MT
  • 78.6%Utility gas
  • 17.8%Electricity
  • 3.6%Wood


Three Forks compared to Montana state average:

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

Three Forks on our top lists:

  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospices or homes for chronically ill (population 1,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Turkey (population 500+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest average weight of females"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
There are 11 pilots and 7 other airmen in this city.
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