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Population in 2012: 185 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +7.6%
 

Males: 92  (50.0%)
Females: 93  (50.0%)

Median resident age:  48.3 years
Montana median age:  38.3 years

Zip code: 59275

Estimated median household income in 2012: $26,031 (it was $32,875 in 2000)
Westby:

$26,031
MT:

$45,076
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $32,937

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $37,061 (it was $23,700 in 2000)
Westby:

$37,061
MT:

$184,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $60,964; Detached houses: $70,178; Mobile homes: $23,273

Median gross rent in 2012: $383.

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  • White alone - 159 (94.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (2.4%)
  • Hispanic - 3 (1.8%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (1.2%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Westby: 82.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Norwegian (33.5%), German (21.4%), Danish (8.5%), Swedish (8.1%), Irish (7.3%), Polish (3.6%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 2104 feet

Land area: 0.54 square miles.

Population density: 341 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Westby:

  • High school or higher: 97.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Westby town:

  • Never married: 19.9%
  • Now married: 55.6%
  • Separated: 5.3%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 11.7%

1 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.6%
Montana:  1.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $567 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $588 (1.6%)

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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

Westby household income distribution Westby home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

2.1%
Montana:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -79 (-31.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (23%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Educational services (29%)
  • Information (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (13%)
  • Secondary school teachers (9%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (23%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (15%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (15%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Religious workers (8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (8%)


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Earthquake activity:

Westby-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Montana state average. It is 95% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 11/11/1998 at 11:59:37, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 22.3 miles away from Westby center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

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

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Westby:

  • Minot State University (about 134 miles; Minot, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,416)
  • Bismarck State College (about 207 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,710)
  • University of Mary (about 214 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,016)
  • Montana State University-Billings (about 299 miles; Billings, MT; FT enrollment: 2,629)
  • Black Hills State University (about 303 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 2,551)
  • University of North Dakota (about 328 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 10,215)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 363 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 11,679)

Public high school in Westby:

Public elementary/middle schools in Westby:

  • Westby School (Students: 27; Location: 101 5th Avenue East; Grades: PK-6)
  • Westby 7-8 School (Students: 8; Location: 101 5th Avenue East; Grades: 7-8)
See full list of schools located in Westby, School District: WESTBY K-12 SCHOOLS


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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

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 24.7%
(22.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Westby, MT

Westby compared to Montana state average:

  • Median household income below 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 below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (77%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Westby town (based on Sheridan County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 75.76%
Here75.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchUnited Church of ChristAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents56.2%29.1%3.9%2.8%8.0%
Congregations40.0%16.0%8.0%8.0%28.0%
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
Here:

5.94 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

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

5.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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:
Sheridan County:

8.7%
State:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.0%
State:

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

13.0%
Montana:

10.7%

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
Other Government Administration 1$2,951$35,4120$0
Totals for Government 1$2,951$35,4120$0

Westby government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $29,000 ($156.76)
    Financial Administration: $26,000 ($140.54)
    Water Utilities: $18,000 ($97.30)
    Solid Waste Management: $17,000 ($91.89)
    Sewerage: $11,000 ($59.46)
    Health Services - Other: $10,000 ($54.05)
    General - Other: $9,000 ($48.65)
    Police Protection: $4,000 ($21.62)
    Fire Protection: $4,000 ($21.62)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($16.22)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($16.22)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($5.41)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,000 ($21.62)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $51,000 ($275.68)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($5.41)

Westby government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $13,000 ($70.27)
    Sewerage: $13,000 ($70.27)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $13,000 ($70.27)
    Special Assessments: $6,000 ($32.43)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($10.81)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $36,000 ($194.59)
    Water Utilities: $19,000 ($102.70)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $15,000 ($81.08)
    Highways: $8,000 ($43.24)
    All Other: $2,000 ($10.81)
  • Tax - Property: $40,000 ($216.22)

Westby government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $16,000 ($86.49)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $63,000 ($340.54)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $59,000 ($318.92)
    Water Utilities: $15,000 ($81.08)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $4,000 ($21.62)
    Water Utilities: $1,000 ($5.41)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $146,000 ($789.19)

4.21% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($44,403 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.21%
Montana average:

8.25%

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



6.50% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,163 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.50%
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 Yellowstone County, MT  1.06% ($11,938 average AGI)

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:

1
  • 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: 09/21/2010, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020, Certifier: Gary Klind
    Registrant: Hill & Welch, 1025 Connecticut Ave., Nw #1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 857-1470, 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: 2027750070, , 1330 NEW HAMPSHIRE AVE., NW #113
  • 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: 2027750070, , 1330 NEW HAMPSHIRE AVE., NW #113
  • 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: 2028571470, Welchlaw@earthlink.Net, 1025 CONNECTICUT AVE., NW
  • 1.5 Mi W On Hwy 5 (Lat: 48.868889 Lon: -104.061667), Type: 97.5, Overall height: 91 m
    Registrant: 7018570800, Mkjerabek@iplenergyusa.Com, 2625 5TH AVENUE NE

FCC Registered Private 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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • 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 , Serial Number: 7AC5120, Year manufactured: 1946
    Registrant (Individual): Arden A Mckinnon, , Westby, MT 59275
  • Aircraft: VANDER ZYL-HOWARD HALLER COPTER (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 2259W , Serial Number: HZ101
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Brandon G Smithson, Route 2 Box 36, Westby, MT 59275, Other Owners: Debra J Smithson


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