Wild Horse Lake, Montana

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Population in July 2007: 607.
Males: 317  (52.4%)
Females: 290  (47.6%)
Median resident age:  32.1 years
Montana median age:  37.5 years

Zip code: 59501

Estimated median household income in 2012: $37,719 (it was $27,308 in 2000)
Wild Horse Lake:

$37,719
MT:

$45,076
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,405 (it was $12,563 in 2000)

Wild Horse Lake CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $138,302 (it was $88,000 in 2000)
Wild Horse Lake:

$138,302
MT:

$184,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $210,778; Detached houses: $275,535; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $106,443; Mobile homes: $44,470
Wild Horse Lake races chart
  • White alone - 603 (98.4%)
  • Two or more races - 9 (1.5%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.2%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Wild Horse Lake: 199.8 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Land area: 854.9 square miles.

Population density: 0.7 people per square mile   (very low).

Wild Horse Lake, Montana map

For population 25 years and over in Wild Horse Lake:

  • High school or higher: 65.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.8%
  • Unemployed: 1.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wild Horse Lake CCD:

  • Never married: 22.1%
  • Now married: 72.7%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 0.5%
  • Divorced: 4.8%

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

Wild Horse Lake CCD:  0.5% ($483)
Montana:  1.3% ($1,212)
Wild Horse Lake satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Great Falls, MT (109.8 miles , pop. 56,690).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (572.1 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (1060.9 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Beaver Creek, MT (4.0 miles ), Kremlin, MT (4.2 miles) , West Havre, MT (4.2 miles ), Havre North, MT (4.2 miles ), Havre, MT (4.3 miles ), Herron, MT (4.3 miles) , Saddle Butte, MT (4.5 miles) , Gildford, MT (4.9 miles) .

Latitude: 48.78 N, Longitude: 109.87 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 406

Wild Horse Lake household income distribution Wild Horse Lake home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.3%
Montana:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (54%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (8%)
  • Rail transportation (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Finance and insurance (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (18%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (27%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (27%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (9%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (2%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Therapists (12%)
  • Cashiers (12%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)

Work and jobs in Wild Horse Lake: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Wild Horse Lake, Montana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Wild Horse Lake-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Montana state average. It is 2% 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 293.7 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 375.2 miles away from Wild Horse Lake 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 286.9 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, Depth: 8.0 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 266.3 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 354.2 miles away from Wild Horse Lake center
On 10/29/1983 at 23:29:11, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.0 MS, 5.8 ML) earthquake occurred 366.0 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 Hill County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 3, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Amtrak station near Wild Horse Lake:

  • 18 miles: HAVRE (235 MAIN ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wild Horse Lake:

  • Montana State University-Billings (about 216 miles; Billings, MT; Full-time enrollment: 4,319)
  • Montana State University (about 223 miles; Bozeman, MT; FT enrollment: 12,942)
  • The University of Montana (about 233 miles; Missoula, MT; FT enrollment: 13,602)
  • Sheridan College (about 311 miles; Sheridan, WY; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • North Idaho College (about 329 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; FT enrollment: 4,684)
  • Spokane Community College (about 354 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,482)
  • Whitworth University (about 355 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 2,689)

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Notable locations in Wild Horse Lake: Cottonwood Community Hall (A), Fresno Tailwater Fishing Access Site (B), Burnham (C), River Run Campground (D), Kiehns Campground (E), The Forks (F), Thackery Ranch (G), North Havre Community Hall (H), United States Customs and Border Protection Willow Creek Port Of Entry (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Wild Horse Lake: Saint John Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Cottonwood Cemetery (1), Saint Johns Catholic Cemetery (2), Grainbelt Cemetery (3), Spring Coulee Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Lake Thibadeau (A), Wild Horse Lake (B), Dry Lake (C), Martin Lake (D), Grassy Lake (E), Mud Lake (F), Grassy Lake (G), Fresno Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Big Sandy Creek (A), Lost River (B), Sage Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Wild Horse Lake include: Creedman Coulee National Wildlife Refuge (1), Lake Thibadeau National Wildlife Refuge (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hill 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:  2.3 people
Montana:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  72.3%
Whole state:  62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  2.1%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

20.4%
Whole state:

14.6%

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

3.9%
Whole state:

5.8%
169 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010

Wild Horse Lake compared to Montana state average:

  • Median house value 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 below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage 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 below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (46%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (42%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Other fuel (4%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Wild Horse Lake CCD (based on Hill County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 45.58%
Here: 45.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChristian Churches and Churches of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchHutterian Brethren
Adherents28.9%24.6%6.7%6.6%5.3%
Congregations17.1%19.5%2.4%7.3%9.8%
NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodSouthern Baptist ConventionLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents4.9%3.9%3.9%3.1%12.1%
Congregations2.4%4.9%4.9%2.4%29.3%
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
Hill County:

1.21 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Hill County:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Hill County:

4.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Here:

6.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.1%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Hill County:

29.0%
Montana:

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

18.8%
State:

10.7%

6.21% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,074 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.21%
Montana average:

6.86%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cascade County, MT  0.55% ($21,657 average AGI)
from Blaine County, MT  0.54% ($18,941)
from Missoula County, MT  0.35% ($23,455)


6.04% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,270 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.04%
Montana average:

6.73%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cascade County, MT  0.57% ($26,861 average AGI)
to Missoula County, MT  0.51% ($24,125)
to Yellowstone County, MT  0.51% ($32,531)

Strongest AM radio stations in Wild Horse Lake:

  • KOJM (610 AM; 1 kW; HAVRE, MT; Owner: NEW MEDIA BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KGVW (640 AM; 10 kW; BELGRADE, MT; Owner: GALLATIN VALLEY WITNESS, INC.)
  • KEIN (1310 AM; 5 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: MUNSON RADIO, INC.)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KJJR (880 AM; 10 kW; WHITEFISH, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INCORPORATED)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wild Horse Lake:

  • KPQX (92.5 FM; HAVRE, MT; Owner: NEW MEDIA BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KNMC (90.1 FM; HAVRE, MT; Owner: NORTHERN MONTANA COLLEGE)
  • K261CC (100.1 FM; CHESTER, MT; Owner: RANDALL D. ROCKS)
  • KXEI (95.1 FM; HAVRE, MT; Owner: HI-LINE RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
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