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Population in 2012: 196 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +50.8%
Males: 103  (53.0%)
Females: 93  (47.0%)

Median resident age:  51.3 years
Montana median age:  38.3 years

Zip code: 59755

Estimated median household income in 2012: $40,905 (it was $30,000 in 2000)
Virginia City:

$40,905
MT:

$45,076
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,419

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $162,281 (it was $82,000 in 2000)
Virginia City:

$162,281
MT:

$184,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $185,833; Detached houses: $185,833

Median gross rent in 2012: $588.

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  • White alone - 174 (91.6%)
  • Two or more races - 12 (6.3%)
  • Hispanic - 3 (1.6%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.5%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Virginia City: 91.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (18.7%), English (17.5%), Irish (10.5%), Scottish (7.0%), Scotch-Irish (6.2%), United States (5.4%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated in 1864

Elevation: 5822 feet

Land area: 0.93 square miles.

Population density: 212 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Virginia City:

  • High school or higher: 95.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 40.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 18.3%
  • Unemployed: 8.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Virginia City town:

  • Never married: 20.2%
  • Now married: 61.7%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 2.2%
  • Divorced: 15.3%

11 residents are foreign born (2.0% Europe, 1.5% North America).

This town:  5.5%
Montana:  1.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,214 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $512 (0.6%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Idaho Falls, ID (124.7 miles , pop. 50,730).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Portland, OR (519.4 miles , pop. 529,121).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (813.8 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Alder, MT (2.9 miles) , Ennis, MT (3.3 miles ), Madison Valley, MT (3.8 miles) , Sheridan, MT (4.1 miles ), Pony, MT (5.0 miles) , Twin Bridges, MT (5.1 miles ), Harrison, MT (5.4 miles) , Big Sky, MT (5.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $105,800
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $186,300
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $186,300
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $186,300
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $209,100
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $222,100
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Latitude: 45.29 N, Longitude: 111.94 W

Area code: 406

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.2%
Montana:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -12 (-8.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (31%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (21%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
  • Retail trade (33%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Carpenters (19%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (17%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (11%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (19%)
  • Business operations specialists (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12%)
  • Architects, surveyors, and cartographers (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (8%)


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Earthquake activity:

Virginia City-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Montana state average. It is 340% 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 80.6 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 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 72.9 miles away from Virginia 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 31.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/20/1999 at 13:50:25, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB, 4.5 MS, 5.1 MD, Depth: 9.9 mi) earthquake occurred 54.3 miles away from the city center
On 5/8/2007 at 15:46:49, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.4 MW, 4.7 ML, Depth: 8.4 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 11.5 miles away from Virginia City center
On 2/5/2006 at 03:25:52, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.4 MW, 4.6 ML, Depth: 8.7 mi) earthquake occurred 41.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Madison County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 2, Flood: 1, Snow: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Virginia City:

  • MADISON VALLEY MANOR (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; ENNIS, MT)

Political contributions by individuals in Virginia City, MT

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Virginia City:

  • Montana State University (about 51 miles; Bozeman, MT; Full-time enrollment: 9,518)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 103 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 12,325)
  • The University of Montana (about 147 miles; Missoula, MT; FT enrollment: 11,744)
  • Montana State University-Billings (about 170 miles; Billings, MT; FT enrollment: 2,629)
  • Idaho State University (about 170 miles; Pocatello, ID; FT enrollment: 8,867)
  • College of Southern Idaho (about 227 miles; Twin Falls, ID; FT enrollment: 3,157)
  • Boise State University (about 241 miles; Boise, ID; FT enrollment: 12,874)

Library in Virginia City:

  • THOMPSON-HICKMAN COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $90,594; Location: 217 IDAHO STREET; 5,373 books; 9,111 e-books; 235 audio materials; 1,365 video materials; 56 state licensed databases; 28 other licensed databases; 26 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Virginia City: Virginia City Campground (A), Virginia City Volunteer Fire Department (B), Madison County Sheriff's Department (C), Thompson-Hickman County Library (D), Thompson-Hickman Museum (E), Ranks Drug Store Museum (F), J Spencer Watkins Memorial Museum (G), Madison County Courthouse (H), Virginia City Volunteer Fire Department (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Virginia City: Saint Paul Episcopal Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Virginia City Cemetery (1), Boothill Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Virginia City: Virginia City Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Frontier Clothing (Tours & Charters; 211 West Wallace), Gold Rush Adventures (Tours & Charters; 211 West Wallace).

Hotel: Fairweather Inn & Nevada City Hotel (305 West Wallace).

 
Madison 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 2012: 25.5%
(27.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  1.9 people
Montana:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  53.9%
Whole state:  62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  2.0%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Virginia City compared to Montana state average:

  • Black 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.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (61%)
  • Wood (32%)
  • Electricity (4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Virginia City town (based on Madison County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 24.67%
Here24.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchEpiscopal ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents37.8%19.5%9.8%9.7%7.5%
Congregations18.8%12.5%12.5%12.5%6.3%
NameAssemblies of GodNew Testament Association Independent Baptist Churches/Other Fundamental BaptistsLutheran ChurchChurches of ChristOther
Adherents6.7%5.6%1.8%0.8%0.7%
Congregations12.5%12.5%6.3%6.3%-
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Madison County:

2.70 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

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

1.35 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Madison County:

4.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
Here:

29.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.7%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Madison County:

20.4%
Montana:

23.1%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$1,559$18,7080$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$1,251
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$1,253
Totals for Government 1$1,559$18,7082$2,504

Virginia City government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $33,000 ($168.37)
    Water Utilities: $27,000 ($137.76)
    Parks & Recreation: $18,000 ($91.84)
    Sewerage: $18,000 ($91.84)
    Central Staff Services: $16,000 ($81.63)
    General Public Buildings: $13,000 ($66.33)
    Fire Protection: $6,000 ($30.61)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($25.51)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,000 ($20.41)
    Health Services - Other: $4,000 ($20.41)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($5.10)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($10.20)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $1,000 ($5.10)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($5.10)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($5.10)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $73,000 ($372.45)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $4,000 ($20.41)

Virginia City government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $35,000 ($178.57)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($5.10)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $9,000 ($45.92)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $4,000 ($20.41)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($15.31)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $45,000 ($229.59)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $19,000 ($96.94)
    Highways: $11,000 ($56.12)
    All Other: $1,000 ($5.10)
  • Tax - Other Selective Sales: $60,000 ($306.12)
    Property: $19,000 ($96.94)
    NEC: $3,000 ($15.31)

Virginia City government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $61,000 ($311.22)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $38,000 ($193.88)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $59,000 ($301.02)
    Other, NEC: $34,000 ($173.47)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $4,000 ($20.41)
    Water Utilities: $2,000 ($10.20)

Virginia City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $11,000 ($56.12)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $100,000 ($510.20)

10.05% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($44,405 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.05%
Montana average:

8.25%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Gallatin County, MT  2.07% ($41,943 average AGI)


8.73% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($132,355 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.73%
Montana average:

7.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Gallatin County, MT  1.75% ($52,341 average AGI)
to Beaverhead County, MT  0.48% ($21,333)
to Silver Bow County, MT  0.44% ($10,545)

Strongest AM radio stations in Virginia City:

  • KGVW (640 AM; 10 kW; BELGRADE, MT; Owner: GALLATIN VALLEY WITNESS, INC.)
  • KBOW (550 AM; 5 kW; BUTTE, MT; Owner: BUTTE BROADCASTING INCORPORATED)
  • KBOZ (1090 AM; 5 kW; BOZEMAN, MT; Owner: REIER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXTL (1370 AM; 5 kW; BUTTE, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KKGR (680 AM; daytime; 5 kW; EAST HELENA, MT; Owner: KKGR, INC.)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KZNR (690 AM; 10 kW; BLACKFOOT, ID; Owner: WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KWEI (1260 AM; 50 kW; WEISER, ID; Owner: TREASURE VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KDBM (1490 AM; 1 kW; DILLON, MT; Owner: DEAD-AIR BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KMTX (950 AM; 5 kW; HELENA, MT; Owner: CAPRI, INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Virginia City:

  • K210BF (89.9 FM; BUTTE, MT; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KAPC (91.3 FM; BUTTE, MT; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA)
  • 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.)
  • K240CI (95.9 FM; BIG SKY, MT; Owner: MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY-BILLINGS)
  • K288ES (105.5 FM; BIG SKY, MT; Owner: REIER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Virginia City:

  • K10HL (Channel 10; VIRGINIA CITY, MT; Owner: EAGLE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Virginia City fatal accident list:

Jun 15, 1979 10:00 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Aug 10, 1978 06:00 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1



FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: WB0A, Previous Call Sign: N8HZW, Licensee ID: L00343989
    Grant Date: 05/04/2011, Expiration Date: 04/23/2021, Certifier: Shane Evans
    Registrant: Shane Evans, Virginia City, MT 59755
  • Call Sign: KF7WCI, Licensee ID: L01713899
    Grant Date: 05/31/2012, Expiration Date: 05/31/2022, Certifier: Richard J Zimmer Iv
    Registrant: Richard J Zimmer Iv, Virginia City, MT 59755


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