Westby, Montana

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Population in 2019: 154 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -10.5%
 
Males: 88  (57.4%)
Females: 66  (42.6%)
Median resident age:

53.6 years
Montana median age:

40.5 years

Zip code: 59275

Estimated median household income in 2019: $69,994 (it was $32,875 in 2000)
Westby:

$69,994
MT:

$57,153

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $38,226 (it was $19,438 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $104,475 (it was $23,700 in 2000)
Westby:

$104,475
MT:

$253,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $112,554; detached houses: $116,394; mobile homes: $77,707

Median gross rent in 2019: $692.

March 2019 cost of living index in Westby: 85.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 6.0%
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  • Races in Westby, MT (2019)
    • 12794.1%White alone
    • 64.4%Two or more races



According to our research of Montana and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Westby, Montana as of February 03, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Westby is 166 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (47.1%), Norwegian (21.6%), Scandinavian (7.8%), Danish (5.9%), European (3.9%), Scotch-Irish (3.9%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 2104 feet

Land area: 0.54 square miles.

Population density: 284 people per square mile   (very low).

Westby, Montana map

6 residents are foreign born (2.3% North America, 1.2% Europe).

This town:

3.5%
Montana:

1.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,041 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $887 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bismarck, ND (208.1 miles , pop. 55,532).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (575.9 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (929.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Fortuna, ND (3.6 miles),
Grenora, ND (4.3 miles ),
Antelope, MT (4.7 miles),
Plentywood, MT (4.9 miles ),
Reserve, MT (5.1 miles),
Ambrose, ND (5.1 miles),
Medicine Lake, MT (5.7 miles ),
Outlook, MT (5.8 miles)

Latitude: 48.87 N, Longitude: 104.05 W

Area code: 406

Distribution of median household income in Westby, MT in 2019
Distribution of house value in Westby, MT in 2019

Westby satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.6%
Montana:

4.3%
Most common industries in Westby, MT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (16.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (15.5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (11.3%)
  • Educational services (11.3%)
  • Warehousing & storage (7.0%)
  • Health care (7.0%)
  • Utilities (5.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (20.0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (17.8%)
  • Utilities (8.9%)
  • Educational services (8.9%)
  • Health care (8.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.9%)
  • Warehousing & storage (6.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (30.8%)
  • Educational services (15.4%)
  • U. S. Postal service (11.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.7%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (7.7%)
  • Warehousing & storage (7.7%)
  • Repair & maintenance (7.7%)
Most common occupations in Westby, MT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (11.3%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (8.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.6%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (5.6%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (13.3%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (8.9%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.9%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (6.7%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (6.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (23.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (15.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (15.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7.7%)
  • Religious workers (7.7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7.7%)

Average climate in Westby, Montana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Westby-area historical earthquake activity is above Montana state average. It is 118% 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 431.7 miles away from Westby 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 569.9 miles away from Westby center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 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 429.3 miles away from Westby center
On 7/29/1998 at 03:31:58, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, 3.7 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 45.7 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 418.4 miles away from Westby center
On 2/25/2014 at 22:45:38, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 51.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sheridan County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Westby topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Westby:

  • Minot State University (about 134 miles; Minot, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,887)
  • Bismarck State College (about 207 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)
  • University of Mary (about 214 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,854)
  • Montana State University-Billings (about 299 miles; Billings, MT; FT enrollment: 4,319)
  • Black Hills State University (about 303 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 3,166)
  • Sheridan College (about 316 miles; Sheridan, WY; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • University of North Dakota (about 328 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 12,858)

Public high school in Westby:

Public elementary/middle schools in Westby:

  • WESTBY SCHOOL (Students: 27, Location: 101 5TH AVE EAST, Grades: PK-6)
  • WESTBY 7-8 (Students: 8, Location: 101 5TH AVE EAST, Grades: 7-8)
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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Westby: Westby (A), Farmers Elevator Company of Fortuna (B), Westby Volunteer Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Westby include: Saint Elizabeth Catholic Church (A), Assembly of God Church (B), Immanuel Lutheran Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Westby Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Westby include: Noelle Meyer Memorial Park (1), Onstad Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Sheridan County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.0 people
Montana:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

59.8%
Whole state:

62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

4.9%
Whole state:

6.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Westby:

Marital status in Westby, MT
  • Never married: 6.9%
  • Now married: 67.5%
  • Separated: 4.4%
  • Widowed: 10.6%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

For population 25 years and over in Westby:

  • High school or higher: 92.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.1%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.4
Montana average:

9.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Westby, MT (based on Sheridan County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,44911
Evangelical Protestant1,35912
Catholic7842
Other861
None--
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
Sheridan County:

5.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Sheridan County:

5.94 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Sheridan County:

26.75 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

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

8.7%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Sheridan County:

27.0%
Montana:

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

13.0%
Montana:

10.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

54.7%
State:

51.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

45.1%
State:

50.3%

Average BMI:
Westby:

29.1
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

13.0%
State:

20.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Westby:

10.7%
State:

9.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Westby:

6.9
Montana:

6.9

Overweight people:
Westby:

46.4%
State:

34.8%

General health condition:
Westby:

50.2%
Montana:

58.6%

Average condition of hearing:
Westby:

75.8%
State:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Westby, MT Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$3,045$36,5400$0
Totals for Government 1$3,045$36,5400$0

5.92% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($51,000 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.92%
Montana average:

6.77%

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

Strongest AM radio stations in Westby:

  • KATQ (1070 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PLENTYWOOD, MT; Owner: RADIO INTERNAT'L-KATQ B/CAST ASSOC.)
  • KEYZ (660 AM; 5 kW; WILLISTON, ND; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KHRT (1320 AM; 10 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KATL (770 AM; 10 kW; MILES CITY, MT; Owner: STAR PRINTING COMPANY)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KCJB (910 AM; 5 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMTA (1050 AM; 10 kW; MILES CITY, MT; Owner: SENGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KTGO (1090 AM; daytime; 1 kW; TIOGA, ND; Owner: TIOGA BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2
  • 400' South Of State Hwy. 5, 1 Mile West Of Westby (9991091) (Lat: 48.866028 Lon: -104.076139), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: KNKN432
    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: 10/27/2020, Expiration Date: 10/01/2030, 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:
  • 400' South Of State Hwy. 5, 1 Mile West Of Westby (Lat: 48.866028 Lon: -104.076139), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: KNKQ430
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, Grant Date: 10/20/2020, Expiration Date: 10/01/2030, Certifier: Gary KlindRegistrant: Hill & Welch, 1116 Heartfields Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20904, Phone: (202) 321-1448, Fax: (301) 622-2864, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • GARY DASCHER, 400' South Of State Hwy. 5, 1 Mile West Of Westby (Lat: 48.866028 Lon: -104.076139), Type: 97.5, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: Hill & Welch, Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 775-0070
  • GARY DASCHER, 400' South Of State Hwy. 5, 1 Mile West Of Westby (Lat: 48.866028 Lon: -104.076139), Type: 97.5, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: Hill & Welch, Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 775-0070
  • Robert Merrigan, 400' South Of State Hwy. 5, 1 Mile West Of Westby (Lat: 48.866028 Lon: -104.076139), Type: 97.5, Structure height: 30091 m, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: Hill & Welch, Welchlaw@earthlink.Net, , Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 857-1470
  • 1.5 Mi W On Hwy 5 (Lat: 48.868889 Lon: -104.061667), Type: 97.5, Overall height: 91 m, Registrant: Portal Pipe Line Company, Mkjerabek@iplenergyusa.Com, , Minot, Phone: (701) 857-0800

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Farm 23 Mi Nw (Lat: 48.981972 Lon: -104.390778), Call Sign: KNGT300, Licensee ID: L00082170,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.490 MHz, Grant Date: 04/10/1998, Expiration Date: 05/03/2003, Cancellation Date: 08/03/2003, Registrant: Kavon Farms Inc, Hcr 276 Box 35, Westby, MT 59275, Phone: (406) 385-2530

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • WESTBY, Along Side Railroad Dr. (Lat: 48.873056 Lon: -104.058056), Type: Building, Structure height: 33 m, Overall height: 34 m, Call Sign: WQYA831,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10755.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, Grant Date: 08/02/2016, Expiration Date: 08/02/2026, Certifier: Richard Wardell, Registrant: Tri County Telephone Association, Inc., 111 Fuller Rd, Basin, WY 82410-0310, Phone: (307) 568-2427, Email:
  • Westby, 400' South Of State Hwy. 5, 1 Mile West Of Westby (Lat: 48.866028 Lon: -104.076139), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: WQYK564,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11155.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, Grant Date: 10/25/2016, Expiration Date: 10/25/2026, Certifier: Bob Merrigan, Registrant: Hill & Welch, 1116 Heartfields Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20904, Phone: (202) 321-1448, Fax: (301) 622-2864, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172M (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 64217, N64217, N-64217, Serial Number: 17265097, Year manufactured: 1975, Certificate Issue Date: 03/12/2014
    Registrant (Individual): Kirk J Hohenberger, Po Box 45, Westby, MT 59275
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 7AC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1557E, N1557E, N-1557E, Serial Number: 7AC5120, Year manufactured: 1946
    Registrant (Individual): Arden A Mckinnon, , Westby, MT 59275
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 07/31/2018

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Westby, MT
  • 46.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 46.0%Electricity
  • 4.0%Utility gas
  • 4.0%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Westby, MT
  • 86.7%Electricity
  • 13.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Westby 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 above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
There are 2 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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