White Sulphur Springs, Montana

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Population in 2019: 931 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -5.4%
 
Males: 470  (50.5%)
Females: 461  (49.5%)
Median resident age:

44.6 years
Montana median age:

40.5 years

Zip codes: 59645.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $43,104 (it was $28,229 in 2000)
White Sulphur Springs:

$43,104
MT:

$57,153

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $24,412 (it was $13,836 in 2000)

White Sulphur Springs city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $152,644 (it was $63,600 in 2000)
White Sulphur Springs:

$152,644
MT:

$253,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $153,145; detached houses: $167,449; mobile homes: $38,808

Median gross rent in 2019: $641.

March 2019 cost of living index in White Sulphur Springs: 87.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 14.4%
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  • Races in White Sulphur Springs, MT (2019)
    • 98595.7%White alone
    • 171.7%American Indian alone
    • 181.7%Two or more races
    • 30.3%Asian alone
    • 10.10%Black alone
    • 10.10%Hispanic

Races in White Sulphur Springs detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Montana and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in White Sulphur Springs, Montana as of May 18, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in White Sulphur Springs is 509 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


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Ancestries: Norwegian (20.5%), German (19.1%), Irish (9.8%), American (8.4%), French (6.1%), Belgian (4.9%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 5045 feet

Land area: 0.92 square miles.

Population density: 1,012 people per square mile   (low).

White Sulphur Springs, Montana map

43 residents are foreign born (2.9% Europe, 1.3% North America).

This city:

4.2%
Montana:

2.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,402 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,291 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Great Falls, MT (68.6 miles , pop. 56,690).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (535.1 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (902.5 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Martinsdale-Ringling, MT (3.9 miles ),
Neihart, MT (5.3 miles),
Martinsdale, MT (5.4 miles),
Monarch-Neihart, MT (5.6 miles ),
Townsend, MT (5.8 miles ),
The Silos, MT (5.8 miles ),
Winston, MT (6.0 miles),
Toston, MT (6.1 miles)

Latitude: 46.55 N, Longitude: 110.90 W

Area code: 406

Distribution of median household income in White Sulphur Springs, MT in 2019
Distribution of house value in White Sulphur Springs, MT in 2019
White Sulphur Springs satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.2%
Montana:

4.3%
Population change in the 1990s: +13 (+1.3%).
Most common industries in White Sulphur Springs, MT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (15.6%)
  • Construction (11.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.5%)
  • Educational services (10.1%)
  • Public administration (8.5%)
  • Health care (7.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (25.9%)
  • Construction (19.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.1%)
  • Public administration (7.6%)
  • Educational services (6.8%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (14.8%)
  • Educational services (13.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.9%)
  • Public administration (9.5%)
  • Social assistance (6.2%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (5.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.5%)
Most common occupations in White Sulphur Springs, MT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.1%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (4.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (3.8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (11.4%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (8.0%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.1%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.3%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4.9%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (4.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.4%)
  • Child care workers (7.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.1%)

Average climate in White Sulphur Springs, Montana

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Earthquake activity:

White Sulphur Springs-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Montana state average. It is 830% 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 137.5 miles away from White Sulphur Springs 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 221.5 miles away from the city 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 129.8 miles away from White Sulphur Springs 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 82.6 miles away from the city center
On 3/31/2020 at 23:52:30, a magnitude 6.5 (6.5 MW, Depth: 7.5 mi) earthquake occurred 249.9 miles away from the city center
On 7/26/2005 at 04:08:37, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MB, 5.2 MS, 5.6 MW) earthquake occurred 113.0 miles away from White Sulphur Springs center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Meagher County (8) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Fires: 2, Snows: 2, Hurricane: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
White Sulphur Springs topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near White Sulphur Springs:

  • MOUNTAINVIEW MEDICAL CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 1 miles away; WHITE SULPHUR SPRING, MT)

Airports located in White Sulphur Springs:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to White Sulphur Springs:

  • Montana State University (about 62 miles; Bozeman, MT; Full-time enrollment: 12,942)
  • Montana State University-Billings (about 126 miles; Billings, MT; FT enrollment: 4,319)
  • The University of Montana (about 148 miles; Missoula, MT; FT enrollment: 13,602)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 194 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 30,522)
  • Sheridan College (about 228 miles; Sheridan, WY; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • Idaho State University (about 266 miles; Pocatello, ID; FT enrollment: 10,350)
  • North Idaho College (about 289 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; FT enrollment: 4,684)

Public high school in White Sulphur Springs:

Public elementary/middle schools in White Sulphur Springs:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in White Sulphur Springs: Springs Campground (A), White Sulphur Springs Fire Department (B), Meagher County Courthouse (C), Meagher County Office of Sheriff (D), Meagher County Rural Fire Department (E), Meagher County-City Library (F), The Castle (G), White Sulphur Springs Emergency Medical Services (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in White Sulphur Springs include: Mountainview Baptist Church (A), American Lutheran Church (B), Jehovahs Witnesses (C), Christian and Missionary Alliance Church (D), Saint Bartholomews Catholic Church (E), First Presbyterian Church (F), Seventh Day Adventist Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in White Sulphur Springs include: White Sulphur Springs City Park (1), Rader Park (2), Kaldor Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Court: Meagher County - Clerk Of Court (15 West Main).

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

2.1 people
Montana:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

58.9%
Whole state:

62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.8%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
17 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
22 people in nursing homes in 2000
4 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Banks with branches in White Sulphur Springs (2011 data):

  • Bank of The Rockies, National Association: Bank Of The Rockies, National Association at 205 West Main Street, branch established on 1883/08/01. Info updated 2007/04/04: Bank assets: $126.5 mil, Deposits: $110.3 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Agricultural Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Countricorp
  • Dutton State Bank: White Sulphur Springs Branch at 4261 Highway 12 East, branch established on 2008/07/24. Info updated 2012/02/21: Bank assets: $30.5 mil, Deposits: $27.7 mil, headquarters in Dutton, MT, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Dutton Bancorporation, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in White Sulphur Springs:

Marital status in White Sulphur Springs, MT
  • Never married: 22.3%
  • Now married: 45.2%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 9.7%
  • Divorced: 22.4%

For population 25 years and over in White Sulphur Springs:

  • High school or higher: 96.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Unemployed: 7.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.5
Montana average:

9.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - White Sulphur Springs
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for White Sulphur Springs, MT (based on Meagher County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic2501
Mainline Protestant1242
Evangelical Protestant1054
Other481
None1,364-
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
This county:

10.56 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Meagher County:

5.28 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Meagher County:

26.40 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

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

7.7%
State:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Meagher County:

25.4%
Montana:

23.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
White Sulphur Springs:

57.1%
Montana:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

56.9%
State:

48.0%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.5
Montana:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
White Sulphur Springs:

16.6%
State:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
White Sulphur Springs:

9.0%
Montana:

9.9%

Average hours sleeping at night:
White Sulphur Springs:

6.9
Montana:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

36.5%
Montana:

35.3%

General health condition:
White Sulphur Springs:

61.6%
State:

57.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

78.5%
Montana:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of White Sulphur Springs, 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
Other Government Administration 6$7,606$15,2120$0
Water Supply 2$13,219$79,3140$0
Sewerage 1$3,446$41,3520$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$941
Totals for Government 9$24,271$32,3611$941

White Sulphur Springs government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $2,636,000 ($2831.36)
    Water Utilities: $14,000 ($15.04)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $178,000 ($191.19)
    General - Other: $130,000 ($139.63)
    Regular Highways: $103,000 ($110.63)
    Central Staff Services: $83,000 ($89.15)
    Sewerage: $63,000 ($67.67)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $52,000 ($55.85)
    Local Fire Protection: $49,000 ($52.63)
    Housing and Community Development: $17,000 ($18.26)
    Libraries: $15,000 ($16.11)
    General Public Buildings: $8,000 ($8.59)
    Parks and Recreation: $8,000 ($8.59)
    Health - Other: $3,000 ($3.22)
    Air Transportation: $2,000 ($2.15)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $25,000 ($26.85)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $90,000 ($96.67)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $85,000 ($91.30)

White Sulphur Springs government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $159,000 ($170.78)
    Other: $1,000 ($1.07)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $87,000 ($93.45)
    Housing and Community Development: $18,000 ($19.33)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $25,000 ($26.85)
    Special Assessments: $8,000 ($8.59)
    General Revenue - Other: $8,000 ($8.59)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($1.07)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $308,000 ($330.83)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $123,000 ($132.12)
    Other: $89,000 ($95.60)
    Water Utilities: $1,000 ($1.07)
  • Tax - Property: $224,000 ($240.60)
    Other License: $3,000 ($3.22)

White Sulphur Springs government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,747,000 ($2950.59)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,466,000 ($2648.76)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $281,000 ($301.83)

White Sulphur Springs government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,403,000 ($2581.10)

Businesses in White Sulphur Springs, MT

  • FedEx: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in White Sulphur Springs:

  • KGVW (640 AM; 10 kW; BELGRADE, MT; Owner: GALLATIN VALLEY WITNESS, INC.)
  • KKGR (680 AM; daytime; 5 kW; EAST HELENA, MT; Owner: KKGR, INC.)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMON (560 AM; 5 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KMTX (950 AM; 5 kW; HELENA, MT; Owner: CAPRI, INC)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KBOZ (1090 AM; 5 kW; BOZEMAN, MT; Owner: REIER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KBOW (550 AM; 5 kW; BUTTE, MT; Owner: BUTTE BROADCASTING INCORPORATED)
  • KEIN (1310 AM; 5 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: MUNSON RADIO, 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.)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSEN (1150 AM; 10 kW; SHELBY, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in White Sulphur Springs:

  • K246AC (97.1 FM; HELENA, MT; Owner: LAST CHANCE PUBLIC RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • K251AC (98.1 FM; HELENA, MT; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS-MT UNIV. SYSTEM)
  • KIKF (104.9 FM; CASCADE, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP INC.)
  • KINX (107.3 FM; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP INC.)
  • KEHT (100.3 FM; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: GEORGE S. FLINN, JR.)
  • KVCM (103.1 FM; HELENA, MT; Owner: HI-LINE RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around White Sulphur Springs:

  • K57CX (Channel 57; WHITE SULPHUR SPRING, MT; Owner: MEAGHER COUNTY PUBLIC TV, INC.)
  • K09MH (Channel 9; WHITE SULPHUR SPGS., MT; Owner: MEAGHER COUNTY TELEVISION DISTRICT)
  • K11MP (Channel 11; WHITE SULPHUR SPGS., MT; Owner: MEAGHER COUNTY TELEVISION DISTRICT)
  • K08LI (Channel 8; WHITE SULPHUR SPRING, MT; Owner: MEAGHER COUNTY PUBLIC TV, INC.)
  • K06NV (Channel 6; WHITE SULPHUR SPRING, MT; Owner: FLATIRON CORPORATION)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 7ft / 2.4mTotal length
  • 986Total average daily traffic
  • 24Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,092Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
Most common first names in White Sulphur Springs, MT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1574.3 years
William1366.5 years
George1177.7 years
Walter1179.5 years
Charles1074.0 years
James1073.2 years
Robert973.5 years
Helen978.8 years
Fred877.9 years
Kenneth772.0 years
Most common last names in White Sulphur Springs, MT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Walter1177.1 years
Anderson976.7 years
Johnson977.3 years
Hanson778.8 years
Edwards777.1 years
Smith771.7 years
Buckingham679.3 years
Knight675.5 years
Rader569.0 years
Mcguire569.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in White Sulphur Springs, MT
  • 46.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 39.1%Wood
  • 5.0%Electricity
  • 5.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.8%Other fuel
  • 1.2%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in White Sulphur Springs, MT
  • 68.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 17.4%Electricity
  • 9.2%Other fuel
  • 4.6%Wood


White Sulphur Springs compared to Montana state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

White Sulphur Springs on our top lists:

  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Belarus (population 500+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election"
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