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Population in 2012: 1,068 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +2.3%
 

Males: 556  (52.1%)
Females: 512  (47.9%)

Median resident age:  45.7 years
Montana median age:  38.3 years

Zip codes: 59759.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $31,707 (it was $29,940 in 2000)
Whitehall:

$31,707
MT:

$45,076
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,542

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $122,089 (it was $71,800 in 2000)
Whitehall:

$122,089
MT:

$184,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $140,957; Detached houses: $154,492; Mobile homes: $71,347

Median gross rent in 2012: $576.

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  • White alone - 960 (92.5%)
  • Two or more races - 33 (3.2%)
  • Hispanic - 21 (2.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 17 (1.6%)
  • Asian alone - 5 (0.5%)
  • Black alone - 2 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Whitehall: 89.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (19.4%), Irish (15.0%), English (12.7%), Norwegian (9.4%), Dutch (4.6%), Swedish (4.0%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 4351 feet

Land area: 0.68 square miles.

Population density: 1,562 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Whitehall:

  • High school or higher: 85.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.6%
  • Unemployed: 15.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Whitehall town:

  • Never married: 23.7%
  • Now married: 46.6%
  • Separated: 5.9%
  • Widowed: 8.7%
  • Divorced: 15.1%

24 residents are foreign born (1.4% Europe, 0.8% Oceania).

This town:  2.2%
Montana:  1.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $949 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,123 (1.0%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Missoula, MT (114.2 miles , pop. 57,053).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (499.6 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (853.7 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Cardwell, MT (2.6 miles) , Rader Creek, MT (3.3 miles ), Pony, MT (4.2 miles) , Harrison, MT (4.4 miles) , Butte, MT (4.7 miles) , Willow Creek, MT (4.7 miles ), Butte-Silver Bow, MT (4.8 miles ), Walkerville, MT (4.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $67,500
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $35,000
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $35,000
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $35,000
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $160,000
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $160,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $160,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $160,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $160,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $160,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $160,000

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 45.87 N, Longitude: 112.10 W

Area code: 406

Whitehall household income distribution Whitehall home values distribution

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 6 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.67
Montana average:

1.78

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.6%
Montana:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -30 (-2.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (15%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (30%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Information (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Electricians (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (11%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

Whitehall-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Montana state average. It is 184% greater than the overall U.S. average.

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 40.0 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 82.2 miles away from Whitehall 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 33.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2006 at 00:05:32, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 3.6 MS, 4.1 MW, 4.0 ML, Depth: 7.1 mi) earthquake occurred 20.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/28/1998 at 03:11:54, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.1 MD, 4.0 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 11.7 miles away from Whitehall 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 82.4 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 Jefferson County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Fires: 2, Snow: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Sam Adams (politician) - Politician.

Political contributions by individuals in Whitehall, MT

Airports located in Whitehall:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Whitehall:

  • Montana State University (about 53 miles; Bozeman, MT; Full-time enrollment: 9,518)
  • The University of Montana (about 113 miles; Missoula, MT; FT enrollment: 11,744)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 143 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 12,325)
  • Montana State University-Billings (about 173 miles; Billings, MT; FT enrollment: 2,629)
  • Idaho State University (about 208 miles; Pocatello, ID; FT enrollment: 8,867)
  • Lewis-Clark State College (about 240 miles; Lewiston, ID; FT enrollment: 2,534)
  • University of Idaho (about 243 miles; Moscow, ID; FT enrollment: 9,625)

Public high school in Whitehall:

Public elementary/middle schools in Whitehall:

See full list of schools located in Whitehall, map of school districts: WHITEHALL ELEMENTARY, WHITEHALL HIGH SCHOOL


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Notable locations in Whitehall: Whitehall (A), Whitehall Creek RV Park (B), Whitehall Museum (C), Jefferson Valley Museum (D), Whitehall Volunteer Fire Department (E), Whitehall Police Department (F), Whitehall Fire Hall (G), John Gregory Memorial Library (H), Whitehall Ambulance (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Whitehall include: Free Christian Church (A), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (B), Assembly of God Church (C), Zion Lutheran Church (D), Trinity Methodist Church (E), Saint Teresa Catholic Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Jefferson Valley Museum Inc (303 South Division Street).

Hotels: Rice Motel & Trailer Court (7 North A), Super 8 Whitehall MT (515 North Whitehall Street), Greyhound Bus Lines (303 East Legion), Chief Motel (303 East Legion).

 
Jefferson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 28.6. This is about average.
City:

28.6
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2006 was 0.700. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 21.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.700
U.S.:

0.444
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 30.9. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

30.9
U.S.:

22.1


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 19.2%
(19.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.2 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:  7.2%
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: 0.4% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Whitehall, MT

Whitehall compared to Montana state average:

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  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.


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Banks with branches in Whitehall (2011 data):

  • Rocky Mountain Bank: Whitehall Branch at 101 East Legion Avenue, branch established on 1904/01/01. Info updated 2009/03/04: Bank assets: $434.6 mil, Deposits: $365.4 mil, headquarters in Billings, MT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Heartland Financial Usa, Inc.

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Whitehall travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (69%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Wood (10%)
  • Other fuel (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Whitehall town (based on Jefferson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 25.58%
Here25.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist Church
Adherents35.7%21.6%9.6%9.5%9.4%
Congregations19.0%9.5%9.5%9.5%14.3%
NameLutheran ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Seventh-Day Adventist ChurchChurch of the NazareneOther
Adherents5.4%3.3%2.4%1.7%1.4%
Congregations9.5%4.8%9.5%4.8%9.5%
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
Jefferson County:

1.80 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

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

4.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Here:

13.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.5%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Jefferson County:

22.3%
Montana:

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

6.9%
State:

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 2$5,053$30,3180$0
Police Protection - Officers 2$6,750$40,5000$0
Police - Other 1$2,181$26,1720$0
Solid Waste Management 1$2,199$26,3880$0
Water Supply 1$2,933$35,1960$0
Totals for Government 7$19,116$32,7700$0

Whitehall government finances - Expenditure in 2004 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $145,000 ($135.77)
    Police Protection: $129,000 ($120.79)
    Health Services - Other: $60,000 ($56.18)
    Sewerage: $52,000 ($48.69)
    Financial Administration: $41,000 ($38.39)
    Solid Waste Management: $37,000 ($34.64)
    Regular Highways: $33,000 ($30.90)
    General Public Buildings: $21,000 ($19.66)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $18,000 ($16.85)
    Parks & Recreation: $15,000 ($14.04)
    Fire Protection: $13,000 ($12.17)
    General - Other: $9,000 ($8.43)
    Corrections - Other: $1,000 ($0.94)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($0.94)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $10,000 ($9.36)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $270,000 ($252.81)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $46,000 ($43.07)

Whitehall government finances - Revenue in 2004 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $113,000 ($105.81)
    Sewerage: $60,000 ($56.18)
    All Other: $3,000 ($2.81)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $18,000 ($16.85)
    General Revenue, NEC: $17,000 ($15.92)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $191,000 ($178.84)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $170,000 ($159.18)
    Highways: $26,000 ($24.34)
    All Other: $1,000 ($0.94)
  • Tax - Property: $116,000 ($108.61)
    NEC: $6,000 ($5.62)

Whitehall government finances - Debt in 2004 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $762,000 ($713.48)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $718,000 ($672.28)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $44,000 ($41.20)

Whitehall government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $16,000 ($14.98)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,122,000 ($1050.56)

10.18% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($45,731 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.18%
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 Lewis and Clark County, MT  2.97% ($53,228 average AGI)
from Gallatin County, MT  0.78% ($32,633)
from Silver Bow County, MT  0.63% ($28,417)


10.02% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,716 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.02%
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 Lewis and Clark County, MT  2.92% ($39,982 average AGI)
to Gallatin County, MT  0.94% ($29,944)
to Silver Bow County, MT  0.89% ($29,412)

Strongest AM radio stations in Whitehall:

  • KBOW (550 AM; 5 kW; BUTTE, MT; Owner: BUTTE BROADCASTING INCORPORATED)
  • KGVW (640 AM; 10 kW; BELGRADE, MT; Owner: GALLATIN VALLEY WITNESS, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBOZ (1090 AM; 5 kW; BOZEMAN, MT; Owner: REIER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KMTX (950 AM; 5 kW; HELENA, MT; Owner: CAPRI, INC)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KANA (580 AM; 1 kW; ANACONDA, MT; Owner: JIMMY RAY CARROLL)
  • KMON (560 AM; 5 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KWEI (1260 AM; 50 kW; WEISER, ID; Owner: TREASURE VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Whitehall:

  • 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.)
  • KVCM (103.1 FM; HELENA, MT; Owner: HI-LINE RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KMTX-FM (105.3 FM; HELENA, MT; Owner: CAPRI, INC)
  • KQRV (96.9 FM; DEER LODGE, MT; Owner: ROBERT CUMMINGS TOOLE)

TV broadcast stations around Whitehall:

  • K52CE (Channel 52; WHITEHALL, MT; Owner: WHITEHALL LOW POWER TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KWYB (Channel 18; BUTTE, MT; Owner: MMM LICENSE LLC)

Whitehall fatal accident list:

Aug 19, 1993 03:47 PM, 55, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Jul 25, 1991 08:13 PM, 55, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 5, Pedestrians: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 2 meters (7ft)
Total average daily traffic: 200
Total average daily truck traffic: 5
Total future (year 2027) average daily traffic: 200


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 43

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Whitehall, MT

Most common first names in Whitehall, MT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William2376.0 years
George1977.5 years
James1673.8 years
Robert1572.9 years
Charles1577.8 years
John1465.6 years
Roy1072.4 years
Helen972.4 years
Albert874.7 years
Florence887.8 years
Most common last names in Whitehall, MT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1375.7 years
Miller779.7 years
Williams769.7 years
Johnson671.7 years
Davis673.2 years
Anderson674.7 years
Hunt668.5 years
Hill677.8 years
Haxby579.4 years
Briggs559.0 years
Businesses in Whitehall, MT
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Ace Hardware1Super 81
FedEx1U-Haul1
Subway1
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