Trout Creek, Montana

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Population in 2010: 242.
Population change since 2000: -7.3%
Males: 124  (51.5%)
Females: 118  (48.5%)
Median resident age:

61.5 years
Montana median age:

40.0 years

Zip codes: 59874.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $42,772 (it was $26,458 in 2000)
Trout Creek:

$42,772
MT:

$53,386

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,299 (it was $15,910 in 2000)

Trout Creek CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $208,605 (it was $86,400 in 2000)
Trout Creek:

$208,605
MT:

$231,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $189,035; detached houses: $279,176; mobile homes: $61,614

Median gross rent in 2017: $409.

March 2019 cost of living index in Trout Creek: 88.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 32.5%
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  • Races in Trout Creek, MT (2010)
    • 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



According to our research of Montana and other state lists, there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Trout Creek, Montana as of May 27, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Trout Creek is 22 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (41.9%), Scottish (12.9%), Swiss (11.3%), European (9.7%), Norwegian (6.5%), Swedish (6.5%).

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, Montana map

4 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.5%
Montana:

1.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $985 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,038 (0.5%)

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

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

7.7%
Montana:

4.2%
Most common industries in Trout Creek, MT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (21.0%)
  • Educational services (16.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (13.6%)
  • Repair & maintenance (12.3%)
  • Construction (11.1%)
  • Wood products (9.9%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (18.3%)
  • Repair & maintenance (16.7%)
  • Construction (15.0%)
  • Wood products (13.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.7%)
  • Educational services (10.0%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (5.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (47.6%)
  • Educational services (33.3%)
  • Public administration (9.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.5%)
Most common occupations in Trout Creek, MT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (12.3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (12.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.4%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (6.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (16.7%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (10.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.7%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (6.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (23.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (19.0%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (19.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (19.0%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (9.5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (9.5%)
  • Financial managers (0.0%)

Average climate in Trout Creek, Montana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 75.9. This is about average.

City:

75.9
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 16.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.4
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.58. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.58
U.S.:

8.46

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 the city 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 Trout Creek 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 Trout Creek center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sanders County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, 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:

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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
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

For population 15 years and over in Trout Creek:

Marital status in Trout Creek, MT
  • Never married: 14.5%
  • Now married: 56.1%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 3.4%
  • Divorced: 25.0%

For population 25 years and over in Trout Creek:

  • High school or higher: 79.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.3%
  • Unemployed: 13.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.9
Montana average:

10.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

4.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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

10.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

10.38 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.5%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Sanders County:

22.3%
Montana:

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

14.5%
Montana:

10.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

39.2%
State:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

44.0%
Montana:

48.0%

Average BMI:
Here:

31.3
Montana:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

14.4%
State:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Trout Creek:

4.9%
Montana:

9.9%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.0
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Trout Creek:

40.8%
Montana:

35.3%

General health condition:
Here:

47.5%
Montana:

57.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Trout Creek:

81.6%
Montana:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Trout Creek, MT Residents

5.09% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($32,639 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.09%
Montana average:

6.77%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Missoula County, MT  0.83% ($27,606 average AGI)
to Lake County, MT  0.68% ($24,963)

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)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 174ft / 52.8mTotal length
  • $149,000Total costs
  • 4,520Total average daily traffic
  • 184Total average daily truck traffic
  • 5,114Total future (year 1919) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • 42 South Hill Road (122068) (Lat: 47.826417 Lon: -115.589861), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 55.5 m, Overall height: 57.3 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 GogginRegistrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St. Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 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:
  • 2958 Higghway 200 (Lat: 47.840278 Lon: -115.595028), Type: Bant, Structure height: 6.7 m, Overall height: 9.6 m, Call Sign: KLG850,
    Assigned Frequencies: 47.7000 MHz, Grant Date: 02/04/2015, Expiration Date: 02/11/2025, Registrant: Gillespie, Prudhon & Associates, 16111 Se 106th Avenue, Suite 100, Clackamas, OR 97015, Phone: (503) 657-0424, Fax: (503) 657-0361, Email:
  • 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, Cancellation Date: 07/06/2013, Registrant: Northern Lights, Inc., 421 Chevy Street, Sagle, ID 83860, Phone: (208) 263-5141, Fax: (208) 263-6092
  • TUSCOR WLD, Wld Railroad Mp 59.8 (Lat: 47.883333 Lon: -115.696000), Type: Building, Structure height: 4 m, Overall height: 5 m, Call Sign: WQWQ282,
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.950 MHz, Grant Date: 10/23/2015, Expiration Date: 10/23/2025, Certifier: Danniel J Johnson, Registrant: Montana Rail Link, 101 International Way, Missoula, MT 59808, Phone: (406) 223-1461, Email:

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:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-18A 150 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7175B , Serial Number: 18-5211, Year manufactured: 1956, Airworthiness Date: 03/20/1959, Certificate Issue Date: 03/07/2014
    Registrant (Individual): James N Haan, 350 S Hill Rd, Trout Creek, MT 59874
  • Aircraft: EVEKTOR-AEROTECHNIK AS SPORTSTAR PLUS (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 912ULS SERIES (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 45CE , Serial Number: 2007 0905, Year manufactured: 2007, Airworthiness Date: 05/29/2007, Certificate Issue Date: 04/17/2017
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Jill Hintz, 2 Fernwood Way, Trout Creek, MT 59874, Other Owners: Dennis Hintz

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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Trout Creek, MT
  • 54.3%Wood
  • 27.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 15.7%Other fuel
  • 2.9%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Trout Creek, MT
  • 48.6%Wood
  • 25.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 25.7%Electricity


Trout Creek compared to Montana 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 above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
There are 3 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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