Trout Creek, Montana

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Population in 2010: 242. Population change since 2000: -7.3%
Males: 133  (55.3%)
Females: 109  (44.7%)
Median resident age:  59.6 years
Montana median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 59874.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $26,309 (it was $26,458 in 2000)
Trout Creek:

$26,309
MT:

$46,972

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $16,233 (it was $15,910 in 2000)

Trout Creek CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $120,128 (it was $86,400 in 2000)
Trout Creek:

$120,128
MT:

$190,100

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $161,177; Detached houses: $239,364; Mobile homes: $59,900

Median gross rent in 2013: $397.

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  • Races in Trout Creek, MT (2010)

    Trout Creek races chart
    • 22793.8%White alone
    • 72.9%Two or more races
    • 52.1%American Indian alone
    • 20.8%Hispanic
    • 10.4%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Trout Creek: 88.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (40.7%), Irish (16.9%), English (10.7%), French (9.0%), Italian (3.4%), Scottish (3.4%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 2372 feet

Land area: 1.86 square miles.

Population density: 130 people per square mile   (very low).

Trout Creek,MT real estate house value index trend

Trout Creek, Montana map

For population 25 years and over in Trout Creek:

  • High school or higher: 85.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 20.2%
  • Unemployed: 13.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Trout Creek CDP:

  • Never married: 11.5%
  • Now married: 54.6%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 2.9%
  • Divorced: 29.9%

4 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.5%
Montana:

1.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $952 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $898 (0.7%)

Trout Creek satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Spokane Valley, WA (77.2 miles , pop. 89,755).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (306.0 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (961.5 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Noxon, MT (3.7 miles ), Belknap, MT (3.8 miles) , Thompson Falls, MT (4.5 miles ), Heron, MT (4.8 miles) , Murray, ID (4.9 miles ), Mullan, ID (5.2 miles ), Happys Inn, MT (5.2 miles) , Wallace, ID (5.4 miles ).

Latitude: 47.83 N, Longitude: 115.59 W

Trout Creek household income distribution Trout Creek home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

9.9%
Montana:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (48%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (45%)
  • Educational services (26%)
  • Public administration (19%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Retail trade (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (31%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (31%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (55%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (35%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (10%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)

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

Average climate in Trout Creek, Montana

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Earthquake activity:

Trout Creek-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Montana state average. It is 89% 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 326.8 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 273.5 miles away from Trout Creek 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 324.8 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 330.6 miles away from the city center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 316.4 miles away from Trout Creek center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 515.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sanders County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Fires: 3, Storms: 3, Landslides: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Trout Creek topographic map

Airports located in Trout Creek:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Trout Creek:

  • North Idaho College (about 58 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; Full-time enrollment: 4,684)
  • Spokane Community College (about 83 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,482)
  • Gonzaga University (about 85 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,780)
  • Whitworth University (about 85 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 2,689)
  • Spokane Falls Community College (about 88 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,052)
  • Eastern Washington University (about 96 miles; Cheney, WA; FT enrollment: 11,643)
  • The University of Montana (about 101 miles; Missoula, MT; FT enrollment: 13,602)

Public elementary/middle schools in Trout Creek:

See full list of schools located in Trout Creek, map of school districts: TROUT CREEK ELEMENTARY, NOXON HIGH SCHOOL

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Notable locations in Trout Creek: Trout Creek (A), Trout Creek Motel and RV Park (B), Trout Creek Rural Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Trout Creek: Trout Creek Community Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotels: Lakeside Motel & Resort (2957 Mount Highway 200), Trout Creek Motel & RV Park (2972 Highway 200).

Sanders 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 20.7. This is significantly better than average.

City:

20.7
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 13.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.7
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 5.74. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.74
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 26.4%
(30.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.0 people
Montana:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  57.6%
Whole state:  62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  9.3%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Trout Creek compared to Montana state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.1
Montana average:

9.9

Trout Creek travel time to work - commute Trout Creek mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (37%)
  • Wood (35%)
  • Electricity (19%)
  • Other fuel (7%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Trout Creek CDP (based on Sanders County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,33318
Other5434
Mainline Protestant4479
Catholic3504
None8,740-
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: 5
Sanders County:

4.54 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Sanders County:

0.91 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Sanders County:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Here:

10.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.5%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Sanders County:

22.3%
Montana:

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

14.5%
State:

10.7%

6.89% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($56,563 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.89%
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  0.71% ($24,074 average AGI)
from Flathead County, MT  0.37% ($22,714)
from Lake County, MT  0.26% ($12,300)


6.74% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,346 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.74%
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  0.94% ($25,028 average AGI)
to Lake County, MT  0.47% ($26,167)
to Flathead County, MT  0.29% ($21,909)

Strongest AM radio stations in Trout Creek:

  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KVNI (1080 AM; 10 kW; COEUR D' ALENE, ID; Owner: QUEENB RADIO, INC.)
  • KXLY (920 AM; 20 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE RADIO, INC.)
  • KJJR (880 AM; 10 kW; WHITEFISH, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INCORPORATED)
  • KMJY (700 AM; 10 kW; NEWPORT, WA; Owner: JAMES E. AND HELEN G. STARGEL)
  • KQQQ (1150 AM; 25 kW; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: RADIO PALOUSE, INC.)
  • KGEZ (600 AM; 5 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: SKYLINE BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KWAL (620 AM; 1 kW; WALLACE, ID; Owner: METALS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KQNT (590 AM; 5 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMAX (840 AM; 10 kW; COLFAX, WA; Owner: PALOUSE COUNTRY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Trout Creek:

  • KTWD (97.5 FM; WALLACE, ID; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • KPLG (91.5 FM; PLAINS, MT; Owner: YOUR NETWORK OF PRAISE, INC.)
  • KIBX (92.1 FM; BONNERS FERRY, ID; Owner: SPOKANE PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KALS (97.1 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KALISPELL CHRISTIAN RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KHTQ (94.5 FM; HAYDEN, ID; Owner: QUEENB RADIO, INC.)
  • KPND (95.3 FM; SANDPOINT, ID; Owner: BLUE SKY BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KXLY-FM (99.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE RADIO, INC.)
  • KLTC-FM (107.5 FM; SUPERIOR, MT; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KDBR (106.3 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCDA (103.1 FM; POST FALLS, ID; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KQRK (92.3 FM; RONAN, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Trout Creek:

  • K59BW (Channel 59; BONNERS FERRY, ID; Owner: STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION (IEPBS))
  • K05EE (Channel 5; BIG ARM, ETC., MT; Owner: BLACKTAIL TV TAX DISTRICT)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • 42 South Hill Road (Lat: 47.837417 Lon: -115.596222), Type: Mast, Structure height: 55.5 m, Call Sign: KNKN380
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/16/2010, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020, Certifier: Michael P Goggin
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (469) 229-7471, Fax: (469) 229-7297, Email:

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • 3.9 Mi At 339.5 Degrees (Lat: 47.888278 Lon: -115.630167), Call Sign: WNNC441
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.475 MHz, 462.475 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/09/2003, Expiration Date: 01/13/2013, Cancellation Date: 12/22/2010, Certifier: Robert C Leeham
    Registrant: The Burlington Northern And Santa Fe Railway Company, 4515 Kansas Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4613, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:
  • 2 Mi W On Old Hwy (Lat: 47.859944 Lon: -115.623222), Call Sign: KLG850
    Assigned Frequencies: 47.7000 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/27/2004, Expiration Date: 02/11/2015
    Registrant: Northern Lights, Inc., 421 Chevy Street, Sagle, ID 83860, Phone: (208) 263-5141, Fax: (208) 263-6092
  • 2.7 Mi Ese (Lat: 47.821056 Lon: -115.539889), Call Sign: KLG851
    Assigned Frequencies: 47.7000 MHz, 48.3400 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/01/2003, Expiration Date: 05/04/2013
    Registrant: Northern Lights, Inc., 421 Chevy Street, Sagle, ID 83860, Phone: (208) 263-5141, Fax: (208) 263-6092

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Tuscor, Stamp Creek Rd 3.9mi Nw Of (Lat: 47.888250 Lon: -115.630167), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 60.9 m, Call Sign: KZR91
    Assigned Frequencies: 6845.00 MHz, 6765.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/12/2011, Expiration Date: 03/05/2021, Certifier: Robert Leedham
    Registrant: Montana Rail Link Inc, 101 International Way, Missoula, MT 59808, Phone: (406) 523-1461, Fax: (406) 523-1529, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Trout Creek)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150E (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3099J , Serial Number: 15061199, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 02/20/1965
    Registrant (Partnership): James E Craik, 72 Craik Ln, Trout Creek, MT 59874, Other Owners: Lorraine E Craik
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 177 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3155T , Serial Number: 17700455, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 12/11/1967
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Charles R Robbins, Po Box 1356, Trout Creek, MT 59874, Other Owners: Karen S Robbins
  • Aircraft: BAUER JOHN M VANS RV6 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING O-320 (150 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 918MB , Serial Number: 20716, Year manufactured: 2010, Airworthiness Date: 04/03/2010
    Registrant (Individual): John M Bauer, 350 S Hill Rd, Trout Creek, MT 59874
  • Aircraft: REAY AL KOLB TWINSTAR (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 532 (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 93322 , Serial Number: TS-2-0086, Year manufactured: 1986, Airworthiness Date: 11/18/2007
    Registrant (Individual): John C Kirstein, 433 Old Highway 200, Trout Creek, MT 59874

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 9
  • Hazardous Condition: 2

Incident types - Trout Creek

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Trout Creek, MT
Most common first names in Trout Creek, MT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John869.4 years
Robert670.1 years
James467.8 years
Donald371.9 years
Helen385.7 years
Frank374.7 years
George372.9 years
Elizabeth381.3 years
Edna379.6 years
Henry366.0 years
Most common last names in Trout Creek, MT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Linderman478.5 years
Hyland463.5 years
Kraus480.2 years
Pirker384.0 years
Boyer369.6 years
Wilson390.0 years
Brown367.7 years
Thompson368.7 years
Smith367.0 years
Hall381.7 years
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