Turtle Lake, Montana

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Population in 2010: 209.
Population change since 2000: +7.7%
Males: 89  (42.6%)
Females: 120  (57.4%)
Median resident age:

9.6 years
Montana median age:

40.1 years

Zip code: 59860

Estimated median household income in 2021: $70,020 (it was $36,250 in 2000)
Turtle Lake:

$70,020
MT:

$63,249

Estimated per capita income in 2021: $19,249 (it was $9,838 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2021: $251,030 (it was $85,700 in 2000)
Turtle Lake:

$251,030
MT:

$322,800

Mean prices in 2021: all housing units: $452,498; detached houses: $506,308; townhouses or other attached units: $273,671; in 2-unit structures: $308,088; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $470,551; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $152,113; mobile homes: $137,557; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $3,600
March 2022 cost of living index in Turtle Lake: 90.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2021: 100.0%
(100.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents)

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    • 3727.2%White alone
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Ancestries: American (15.5%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 3080 feet

Land area: 0.52 square miles.

Population density: 402 people per square mile   (low).

Turtle Lake, Montana map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Turtle Lake CDP:

0.8% ($700)
Montana:

1.3% ($1,212)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Missoula, MT (56.1 miles , pop. 57,053).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (377.0 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (965.9 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Polson, MT (2.0 miles ),
Pablo, MT (2.3 miles ),
Finley Point, MT (2.3 miles ),
Kerr, MT (2.4 miles),
Jette, MT (2.5 miles ),
Rocky Point, MT (2.6 miles),
Kings Point, MT (2.8 miles),
Ronan, MT (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 47.67 N, Longitude: 114.07 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 406

Turtle Lake satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.5%
Montana:

2.8%

Average climate in Turtle Lake, Montana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM10
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 42.6. This is significantly better than average.

City:

42.6
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 13.5. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.5
U.S.:

19.6

Earthquake activity:

Turtle Lake-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Montana state average. It is 809% 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 270.2 miles away from Turtle Lake 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 249.1 miles away from Turtle Lake center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 3/31/2020 at 23:52:30, a magnitude 6.5 (6.5 MW, Depth: 7.5 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 227.5 miles away from the city center
On 7/6/2017 at 06:30:17, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 7.6 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 89.1 miles away from Turtle Lake center
On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 395.0 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 524.4 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 Lake County (6) is a lot smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 2, Floods: 2, Hurricane: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Turtle Lake topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Turtle Lake:

  • PROVIDENCE ST JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 5 miles away; POLSON, MT)
  • POLSON HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; POLSON, MT)
  • LAKE COUNTY HOME OPTIONS (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; RONAN, MT)
  • MOUNTAIN VIEW CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; RONAN, MT)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Turtle Lake:

  • The University of Montana (about 57 miles; Missoula, MT; Full-time enrollment: 13,602)
  • North Idaho College (about 127 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; FT enrollment: 4,684)
  • Spokane Community College (about 154 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,482)
  • University of Idaho (about 154 miles; Moscow, ID; FT enrollment: 10,416)
  • Gonzaga University (about 156 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,780)
  • Whitworth University (about 156 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 2,689)
  • Spokane Falls Community College (about 158 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,052)

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Lake 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:

3.4 people
Montana:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

77.4%
Whole state:

62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

12.9%
Whole state:

6.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Turtle Lake:

  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 100.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

For population 25 years and over in Turtle Lake:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2021
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2021
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

4.6
Montana average:

9.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Turtle Lake, MT (based on Lake County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic5,1007
Evangelical Protestant2,75730
Mainline Protestant1,98511
Other1,4495
None17,455-
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: 10
This county:

3.52 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
This county:

1.76 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

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

3.52 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 27
Lake County:

9.51 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

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

8.5%
State:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Lake County:

25.9%
State:

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

14.6%
State:

10.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Turtle Lake:

48.1%
State:

51.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

45.3%
Montana:

50.3%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.9
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

17.0%
State:

20.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Turtle Lake:

4.9%
State:

9.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Turtle Lake:

6.5
Montana:

6.9

Overweight people:
Here:

28.1%
Montana:

34.8%

General health condition:
This city:

56.1%
Montana:

58.6%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

82.4%
Montana:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Turtle Lake, MT Residents

Strongest AM radio stations in Turtle Lake:

  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KGEZ (600 AM; 5 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: SKYLINE BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KJJR (880 AM; 10 kW; WHITEFISH, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INCORPORATED)
  • KLCY (930 AM; 5 kW; EAST MISSOULA, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KGVO (1290 AM; 5 kW; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KXLY (920 AM; 20 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE RADIO, INC.)
  • KQQQ (1150 AM; 25 kW; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: RADIO PALOUSE, INC.)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSEN (1150 AM; 10 kW; SHELBY, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KVNI (1080 AM; 10 kW; COEUR D' ALENE, ID; Owner: QUEENB RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Turtle Lake:

  • KQRK (92.3 FM; RONAN, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSIL (100.7 FM; WALLACE, ID; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KALS (97.1 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KALISPELL CHRISTIAN RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KPLG (91.5 FM; PLAINS, MT; Owner: YOUR NETWORK OF PRAISE, INC.)
  • KDBR (106.3 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KGGL (93.3 FM; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KYSS-FM (94.9 FM; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KUFM (89.1 FM; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA)
  • KKMT (95.9 FM; COLUMBIA FALLS, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLTC-FM (107.5 FM; SUPERIOR, MT; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KBBZ (98.5 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBQQ (106.7 FM; PINESDALE, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP INC.)
  • KZOQ-FM (100.1 FM; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KMZL (91.1 FM; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: FAITH COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • K204EV (88.7 FM; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K212DV (90.3 FM; POLSON, MT; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KMDM-LP (107.9 FM; POLSON, MT; Owner: ST. JOSEPH'S EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION)
  • KZMN (103.9 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • K257BR (99.3 FM; POLSON, MT; Owner: KALISPELL CHRISTIAN RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Turtle Lake:

  • K05EE (Channel 5; BIG ARM, ETC., MT; Owner: BLACKTAIL TV TAX DISTRICT)
  • K11HO (Channel 11; POLSON, MT; Owner: POLSON TV IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION)
  • K07HG (Channel 7; POLSON, MT; Owner: POLSON TV IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION)
  • K06MQ (Channel 6; FINLEY POINT, ETC., MT; Owner: BLACKTAIL TV TAX DISTRICT)
  • K60AL (Channel 60; ROLLINS, MT; Owner: BLACKTAIL TV TAX DISTRICT)
  • KSKC-CA (Channel 25; PABLO/RONAN, MT; Owner: SALISH KOOTENAI COLLEGE)
  • K10LP (Channel 10; POLSON, ETC., MT; Owner: BLACKTAIL TV TAX DISTRICT)
  • K03DJ (Channel 3; BIG ARM, ETC., MT; Owner: BLACKTAIL TV TAX DISTRICT)
  • K20CP (Channel 20; ELMO, MT; Owner: SALISH KOOTENAI COLLEGE)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 7ft / 2.0mTotal length
  • 100Total average daily traffic
  • 3Total average daily truck traffic
  • 100Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Turtle Lake, MT
  • 100.0%Electricity


Turtle Lake compared to Montana state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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