Whitewater, Montana

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Population in July 2007: 448.
Males: 234  (52.3%)
Females: 214  (47.7%)
Median resident age:  35.4 years
Montana median age:  37.5 years

Zip code: 59544

Estimated median household income in 2016: $33,881 (it was $24,306 in 2000)
Whitewater:

$33,881
MT:

$50,027

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $21,992 (it was $13,726 in 2000)

Whitewater CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $140,746 (it was $61,700 in 2000)
Whitewater:

$140,746
MT:

$217,200

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $186,685; Detached houses: $198,655; Townhouses or other attached units: $348,259; Mobile homes: $65,555
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  • Races in Whitewater, MT (2000)

    Whitewater races chart
    • 48193.2%White alone
    • 163.1%Two or more races
    • 122.3%American Indian alone
    • 71.4%Hispanic

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Whitewater: 90.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 2323 feet

Land area: 1354.9 square miles.

Population density: 0.3 people per square mile   (very low).

Whitewater, Montana map

For population 25 years and over in Whitewater:

  • High school or higher: 88.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 9.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Whitewater CCD:

  • Never married: 21.7%
  • Now married: 71.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 2.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Whitewater CCD:  0.9% ($542)
Montana:  1.3% ($1,212)
Whitewater satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Great Falls, MT (188.7 miles , pop. 56,690).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (623.8 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (1074.2 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Saco, MT (4.6 miles ), Malta, MT (5.1 miles ), Hinsdale, MT (5.8 miles ), Dodson, MT (6.0 miles) , Turner, MT (6.1 miles) , St. Marie, MT (7.3 miles) , Fort Belknap Agency, MT (7.4 miles ), Harlem, MT (7.4 miles ).

Latitude: 48.70 N, Longitude: 107.61 W

Area code: 406

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.1%
Montana:

3.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (78%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (3%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Truck transportation (2%)
  • Public administration (2%)
  • Educational services (42%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (21%)
  • Food and beverage stores (7%)
  • U. S. Postal service (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Office supplies and stationery stores (2%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (48%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (21%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (3%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (3%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (3%)
  • Other financial specialists (2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (15%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (12%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)

Work and jobs in Whitewater: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Whitewater, Montana

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Earthquake activity:

Whitewater-area historical earthquake activity is below Montana state average. It is 27% smaller 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 320.2 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 434.9 miles away from Whitewater 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 315.3 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, Depth: 8.0 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 326.7 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/1984 at 09:46:30, a magnitude 5.8 (5.0 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.8 ML) earthquake occurred 418.5 miles away from Whitewater center
On 10/29/1983 at 23:29:11, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.0 MS, 5.8 ML) earthquake occurred 429.4 miles away from the city 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 Phillips County (6) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Whitewater:

  • Montana State University-Billings (about 206 miles; Billings, MT; Full-time enrollment: 4,319)
  • Montana State University (about 265 miles; Bozeman, MT; FT enrollment: 12,942)
  • Sheridan College (about 274 miles; Sheridan, WY; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • Minot State University (about 292 miles; Minot, ND; FT enrollment: 2,887)
  • The University of Montana (about 323 miles; Missoula, MT; FT enrollment: 13,602)
  • Black Hills State University (about 341 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 3,166)
  • Bismarck State College (about 342 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)

Public high school in Whitewater:

Public elementary/middle schools in Whitewater:

  • WHITEWATER SCHOOL (Students: 6, Location: 1 MAIN STREET, Grades: PK-6)
  • WHITEWATER 7-8 (Location: 1 MAIN STREET, Grades: 7-8)
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Notable location: Phillips County Volunteer Fire Company Whitewater Station (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Whitewater include: Whitewater Lutheran Church (A), Saint Johns Catholic Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: East Fork Whitewater Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Phillips 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:  2.4 people
Montana:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  71.1%
Whole state:  62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.7%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

25.6%
Whole state:

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

7.4%
Whole state:

5.8%
40 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010
10 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.2
Montana average:

10.4

Whitewater travel time to work - commute Whitewater mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Whitewater CCD (based on Phillips County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant7636
Catholic6555
Evangelical Protestant59811
Other1402
None2,097-
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
Phillips County:

5.08 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Phillips County:

7.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.8%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Phillips County:

24.1%
Montana:

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

17.0%
State:

10.7%

5.25% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,047 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.25%
Montana average:

6.86%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

5.89% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($25,875 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.89%
Montana average:

6.73%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Strongest AM radio stations in Whitewater:

  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KATL (770 AM; 10 kW; MILES CITY, MT; Owner: STAR PRINTING COMPANY)
  • KMTA (1050 AM; 10 kW; MILES CITY, MT; Owner: SENGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLTZ (1240 AM; 1 kW; GLASGOW, MT; Owner: GLASGOW BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KATQ (1070 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PLENTYWOOD, MT; Owner: RADIO INTERNAT'L-KATQ B/CAST ASSOC.)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSEN (1150 AM; 10 kW; SHELBY, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMON (560 AM; 5 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KGVW (640 AM; 10 kW; BELGRADE, MT; Owner: GALLATIN VALLEY WITNESS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Whitewater:

  • K07IB (Channel 7; WYNOT, ETC., MT; Owner: PHILLIPS COUNTY TV TRANSLATOR DIST.)
  • K11GX (Channel 11; WYNOT, ETC., MT; Owner: PHILLIPS COUNTY TV TRANSLATOR DIST.)
  • K13DU (Channel 13; WYNOT, MT; Owner: PHILLIPS COUNTY TV TRANSLATOR DIST.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 4m13ftTotal length
  • 160Total average daily traffic
  • 3Total average daily truck traffic
  • 176Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2
  • 5.5 Km East Of Whitewater; 3750 E Whitewater Rd (Lat: 48.756889 Lon: -107.547028), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 47.2 m, Overall height: 53.3 m, Call Sign: KNKQ439
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHzGrant Date: 01/09/2007, Expiration Date: 01/29/2017Registrant: Hill & Welch, 1025 Connecticut Ave. Nw #1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 857-1470, Fax: (301) 622-2864, Email:
  • 5-1/2 Kilometers East Of Whitewater (Lat: 48.756944 Lon: -107.547028), Type: Tower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 52.4 m, Call Sign: WPOI477
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 846.510 MHzGrant Date: 03/08/1999, Expiration Date: 03/08/2009, Certifier: Verlin ReicheltRegistrant: Law Offices Of Hill & Welch, 1330 New Hampshire Avenue, Nw, Suite #113, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 775-0070, Fax: (202) 775-9026

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • VERLIN REICHELT, 5.5 Km East Of Whitewater (Lat: 48.756889 Lon: -107.547028), Type: 53.3, Overall height: 47.2 m, Registrant: 2027750070, Welchlaw@earthlink.Net, 1330 NEW HAMPSHIRE AVE., NW #113
  • VERLIN REICHELT, 5.5 Km East Of Whitewater (Lat: 48.756889 Lon: -107.547028), Type: 53.3, Overall height: 47.2 m, Registrant: 4063321201, , 2121 HIGHWAY 2 NW

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • 5.5 Mi E (Lat: 48.757778 Lon: -107.502861), Call Sign: WQF454, Licensee ID: L00851982
    Assigned Frequencies: 468.350 MHzGrant Date: 02/25/2000, Expiration Date: 06/15/2005, Cancellation Date: 08/20/2005Registrant: Milton J Olsen, Whitewater, MT 59544, Phone: (406) 674-5216
  • 6.5 Mi E (Lat: 48.783333 Lon: -107.495639), Call Sign: WQJ945
    Assigned Frequencies: 468.350 MHzGrant Date: 04/13/2000, Expiration Date: 08/01/2005, Cancellation Date: 01/07/2006Registrant: D D Quarter Circle Ranch Inc, Hc 60 Box 108, Whitewater, MT 59544, Phone: (406) 674-5229
  • Approximately 21 Mi Nw Of On Rr (Lat: 48.933361 Lon: -107.667306), Call Sign: WZU927
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.565 MHzGrant Date: 05/15/2004, Expiration Date: 05/09/2014, Cancellation Date: 07/12/2014Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440
  • WHITEWATER, 6 Km East (Lat: 48.755139 Lon: -107.543333), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30 m, Call Sign: WPYL609
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.025 MHzGrant Date: 07/17/2013, Expiration Date: 09/03/2023, Certifier: Jerry DuplerRegistrant: Montana Department Of Transportation, 2701 Prospect Ave, Helena, MT 59620-1001, Phone: (406) 444-6305, Fax: (406) 444-6353, Email:
  • Lat: 48.761667 Lon: -107.625833, Call Sign: WQFW786
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.350 MHz, 456.350 MHz, 451.775 MHz, 456.775 MHzGrant Date: 10/24/2006, Expiration Date: 10/24/2016, Certifier: Ryan BebeeRegistrant: Wbi Energy - Gathering, 2010 Montana Ave., Glendive, MT 59330, Phone: (406) 359-7230, Fax: (406) 359-7225, Email:
  • Ne .25 Se .25 Sec 12 Twp 33n Rgn 38e (Lat: 48.628917 Lon: -106.679500), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91 m, Call Sign: WQMQ682
    Assigned Frequencies: 853.687 MHzGrant Date: 09/06/2013, Expiration Date: 11/23/2023, Cancellation Date: 01/09/2014, Certifier: Robert CosgroveRegistrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 2001 Edmund Halley Drive, Reston, VA 20191, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • Old Whitewater Radar Tower 5.1 Mi Ne (Lat: 48.751111 Lon: -107.533139), Structure height: 21.3 m, Overall height: 24.4 m, Call Sign: WPNJ251
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.043 MHz, 952.043 MHzGrant Date: 03/12/1998, Expiration Date: 03/12/2003, Cancellation Date: 06/15/2003Registrant:
  • Phillips, 4 Miles Ne Of Whitewater (Lat: 48.801111 Lon: -107.532500), Type: Mast, Structure height: 42.7 m, Call Sign: WPSM958
    Assigned Frequencies: 932.356 MHz, 941.356 MHzGrant Date: 04/13/2011, Expiration Date: 06/25/2021, Certifier: Tony FinnemanRegistrant: Wbienergy, 2010 Montana Ave., Glendive, MT 59330, Phone: (406) 359-7200, Fax: (406) 359-7225, Email:
  • Whitewater Radar Tow, 5.1 Miles Ne Of Whitewater (Lat: 48.751111 Lon: -107.533139), Type: Tower, Structure height: 21.3 m, Overall height: 24.4 m, Call Sign: WPXU637, Licensee ID: L00910405
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.043 MHz, 952.043 MHzGrant Date: 06/12/2003, Expiration Date: 06/12/2013, Cancellation Date: 08/17/2013, Certifier: Paul L DekayeRegistrant: Omimex Canada Ltd.

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172N (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1997E , Serial Number: 17271114, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 08/15/1978
    Registrant (Corporation): Olsen Grain & Livestock Inc, 5751 E Whitewater Rd, Whitewater, MT 59544
  • Aircraft: BELLANCA 7GCBC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 575DS , Serial Number: 885-75, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 10/10/2001
    Registrant (Individual): Alan E Wasson, 32813 Us Highway 191 N, Whitewater, MT 59544
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-18 105 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7134K , Serial Number: 18-352, Year manufactured: 1950, Airworthiness Date: 09/21/1971
    Registrant (Individual): Clinton L Cox, 10498 N Frenchman Rd, Whitewater, MT 59544
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-150 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7290K , Serial Number: 18-202, Year manufactured: 1950, Airworthiness Date: 07/30/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Brent J Anderson, 2979 Cutacross Rd, Whitewater, MT 59544
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-105 SPECIAL (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-290 SERIES (140 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7555K , Serial Number: 18-270, Year manufactured: 1950, Airworthiness Date: 01/28/1971
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Archie P Dunbar, Po Box 42, Whitewater, MT 59544, Other Owners: Barbara M Dunbar

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (41%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (32%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6%)
  • Other fuel (3%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)

Whitewater compared to Montana state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage 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.

Whitewater on our top lists:

  • #97 on the list of "Top 100 cities with largest land areas"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
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