West End, Montana

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Population in July 2007: 1,095.
Males: 568  (52.0%)
Females: 527  (48.0%)
Median resident age:

41.5 years
Montana median age:

37.5 years

Zip code: 59867

Estimated median household income in 2017: $41,642 (it was $25,759 in 2000)
West End:

$41,642
MT:

$53,386

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,103 (it was $15,796 in 2000)

West End CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $209,812 (it was $86,900 in 2000)
West End:

$209,812
MT:

$231,300
March 2019 cost of living index in West End: 95.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in West End, MT (2000)
    • 1,03394.2%White alone
    • 272.5%Hispanic
    • 191.7%American Indian alone
    • 111.0%Two or more races
    • 70.6%Asian alone

Races in West End detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 5541 feet

Land area: 446.9 square miles.

Population density: 2.5 people per square mile   (very low).

West End, Montana map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
West End CCD:

1.0% ($832)
Montana:

1.3% ($1,212)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Missoula, MT (69.5 miles , pop. 57,053).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (321.5 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (931.7 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

De Borgia, MT (1.5 miles),
St. Regis, MT (3.2 miles ),
Thompson Falls, MT (4.1 miles ),
Weeksville, MT (4.3 miles),
Plains, MT (4.5 miles ),
Belknap, MT (4.7 miles),
Superior, MT (4.7 miles ),
Paradise, MT (4.8 miles)

Latitude: 47.36 N, Longitude: 115.30 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 406

Distribution of median household income in West End, MT in 2017
West End satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.8%
Montana:

4.2%
Most common industries in West End, MT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (22.7%)
  • Construction (10.5%)
  • Wood products (10.0%)
  • Educational services (9.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.0%)
  • Health care (5.0%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (4.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (18.5%)
  • Wood products (17.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (9.2%)
  • Educational services (8.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.6%)
  • Truck transportation (4.4%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (40.7%)
  • Health care (11.0%)
  • Educational services (11.0%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (6.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.8%)
  • Social assistance (3.3%)
Most common occupations in West End, MT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.0%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (4.6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Cashiers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Carpenters (4.4%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (4.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (12.0%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (9.6%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (9.1%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Cashiers (5.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.3%)

Average climate in West End, 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 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 16.5 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 16.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.58
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

West End-area historical earthquake activity is above Montana state average. It is 95% 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 294.9 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 238.0 miles away from West End 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 337.8 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 486.7 miles away from the city center
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 342.5 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 329.7 miles away from West End center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Mineral County (6) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to West End:

  • The University of Montana (about 71 miles; Missoula, MT; Full-time enrollment: 13,602)
  • North Idaho College (about 74 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; FT enrollment: 4,684)
  • University of Idaho (about 93 miles; Moscow, ID; FT enrollment: 10,416)
  • Washington State University (about 98 miles; Pullman, WA; FT enrollment: 25,055)
  • Spokane Community College (about 99 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,482)
  • Gonzaga University (about 101 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,780)
  • Whitworth University (about 103 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 2,689)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in West End: Ward Cabin (A), Little Joe Lookout Station (B), Saltese Rest Area (C), Silver Dollar Inn Campground (D), Campground Saint Regis (E), Trestle Creek Golf Club (F), Saint Regis KOA Kampgrounds (G), Saint Regis Riding Stables Campground (H), Saint Regis (I), Sloway Campground (J), Lookout Pass Ski Area (K), Cabin City Campground (L), Saint Regis Fishing Access Site (M), Denna Mora Campground (N), Flat Rock Lookout Station (O), Savenac Nursery (P), Little Joe Slide Point of Interest (Q), Moore Lake Recreation Site (R), Camels Hump Lookout Station (S), Saint Regis Beacon (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saltese Cemetery (1), Saint Regis Cemetery (2), De Borgia Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Silver Lake (A), Mary Lake (B), Hub Lake (C), Crystal Lake (D), Copper Lake (E), Square Lake (F), Twomile Pond (G), Lenora Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Big Creek (A), Big Sunday Creek (B), Blackburn Creek (C), Borax Creek (D), Brimstone Creek (E), Burke Creek (F), Burnt Flats Creek (G), Canyon Creek (H), Cedar Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in West End include: John Mullan Statue (1), Mullan Road Historical Marker (2), Holacaust Historical Marker (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Mineral 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:

2.2 people
Montana:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

63.2%
Whole state:

62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.9%
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: 0.9% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

18.9%
Whole state:

14.6%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

10.8%
Whole state:

5.8%

For population 15 years and over in West End:

Marital status in West End, MT
  • Never married: 16.2%
  • Now married: 65.8%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 3.8%
  • Divorced: 14.2%

For population 25 years and over in West End:

  • High school or higher: 79.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.8
Montana average:

10.4

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for West End, MT (based on Mineral County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4069
Other2122
Catholic1502
Mainline Protestant1352
None3,320-
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: 2
Mineral County:

5.17 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Here:

12.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Mineral County:

10.33 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

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

9.0%
State:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Mineral County:

26.4%
State:

23.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Mineral County:

4.3%
Montana:

10.7%

8.57% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($43,556 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.57%
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 Missoula County, MT  2.06% ($28,719 average AGI)


8.69% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($37,993 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.69%
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  3.54% ($29,255 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in West End:

  • 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)
  • KXLY (920 AM; 20 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE RADIO, INC.)
  • KQQQ (1150 AM; 25 kW; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: RADIO PALOUSE, INC.)
  • KVNI (1080 AM; 10 kW; COEUR D' ALENE, ID; Owner: QUEENB RADIO, INC.)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KJJR (880 AM; 10 kW; WHITEFISH, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INCORPORATED)
  • KGEZ (600 AM; 5 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: SKYLINE BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KMJY (700 AM; 10 kW; NEWPORT, WA; Owner: JAMES E. AND HELEN G. STARGEL)
  • KWAL (620 AM; 1 kW; WALLACE, ID; Owner: METALS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KLCY (930 AM; 5 kW; EAST MISSOULA, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMAX (840 AM; 10 kW; COLFAX, WA; Owner: PALOUSE COUNTRY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in West End:

  • KPLG (91.5 FM; PLAINS, MT; Owner: YOUR NETWORK OF PRAISE, INC.)
  • KLTC-FM (107.5 FM; SUPERIOR, MT; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KTWD (97.5 FM; WALLACE, ID; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • KQRK (92.3 FM; RONAN, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KALS (97.1 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KALISPELL CHRISTIAN RADIO FELLOWSHIP, 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)

TV broadcast stations around West End:

  • K05EE (Channel 5; BIG ARM, ETC., MT; Owner: BLACKTAIL TV TAX DISTRICT)
  • K59BW (Channel 59; BONNERS FERRY, ID; Owner: STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION (IEPBS))
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in West End, MT
  • 42.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 32.8%Wood
  • 11.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 10.7%Electricity
  • 1.2%Utility gas
  • 0.9%No fuel used
  • 0.6%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in West End, MT
  • 44.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 28.9%Wood
  • 14.0%Electricity
  • 10.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.7%Utility gas


West End compared to Montana state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below 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 significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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