Winston, Montana

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Population in 2010: 147. Population change since 2000: +101.4%
Males: 44  (30.1%)
Females: 103  (69.9%)
Median resident age:  17.0 years
Montana median age:  39.6 years

Zip code: 59644

Estimated median household income in 2013: $20,701 (it was $14,500 in 2000)
Winston:

$20,701
MT:

$46,972

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $8,203 (it was $18,846 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $213,524 (it was $100,000 in 2000)
Winston:

$213,524
MT:

$190,100
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  • Races in Winston, MT (2010)

    Winston races chart
    • 13491.2%White alone
    • 106.8%American Indian alone
    • 32.0%Two or more races
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Winston: 107.9 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (49.9%), Irish (16.9%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 4350 feet

Land area: 3.36 square miles.

Population density: 44 people per square mile   (very low).

Winston, Montana map

For population 25 years and over in Winston:

  • High school or higher: 48.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Winston CDP:

  • Never married: 46.2%
  • Now married: 53.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

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

Winston CDP:  1.3% ($1,250)
Montana:  1.3% ($1,212)

Winston satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Great Falls, MT (73.2 miles , pop. 56,690).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (501.0 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (895.9 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Spokane Creek, MT (2.3 miles ), The Silos, MT (2.5 miles ), Townsend, MT (3.6 miles ), Montana City, MT (3.7 miles ), East Helena, MT (3.8 miles ), Clancy, MT (3.9 miles ), Helena Valley Southeast, MT (4.0 miles ), South Hills, MT (4.1 miles ).

Latitude: 46.48 N, Longitude: 111.66 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 406

Winston household income distribution Winston home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.7%
Montana:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (100%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)
  • Accommodation and food services (100%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (100%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Community and social service occupations (0%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (100%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Community and social service occupations (0%)

Average climate in Winston, Montana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Winston-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Montana state average. It is 58% 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 140.8 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 196.0 miles away from Winston 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 132.5 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 86.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 506.4 miles away from Winston center
On 8/22/1984 at 09:46:30, a magnitude 5.8 (5.0 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.8 ML) earthquake occurred 176.7 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 Broadwater 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, Snows: 2, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Winston topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Winston:

  • BROADWATER HEALTH CTR NH (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; TOWNSEND, MT)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Winston:

  • Montana State University (about 64 miles; Bozeman, MT; Full-time enrollment: 12,942)
  • The University of Montana (about 114 miles; Missoula, MT; FT enrollment: 13,602)
  • Montana State University-Billings (about 158 miles; Billings, MT; FT enrollment: 4,319)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 185 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 30,522)
  • Idaho State University (about 253 miles; Pocatello, ID; FT enrollment: 10,350)
  • University of Idaho (about 256 miles; Moscow, ID; FT enrollment: 10,416)
  • Lewis-Clark State College (about 256 miles; Lewiston, ID; FT enrollment: 3,199)

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Notable locations in Winston: Winston (A), Winston Volunteer Fire Company (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Winston: Winston Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 101. This is worse than average.

City:

101
U.S.:

74

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2000 was 8.62. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.62
U.S.:

1.93

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2006 was 19.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.6
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.66. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.66
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 0.141. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.141
U.S.:

0.015
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 0.0%
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Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
Montana:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  69.6%
Whole state:  62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.4%
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: 1.8% of all households

Winston compared to Montana state average:

  • Median household income significantly 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.8
Montana average:

9.9

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (45%)
  • Utility gas (27%)
  • Electricity (27%)

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 Winston CDP (based on Broadwater County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4687
Mainline Protestant4223
Other4031
Catholic3901
None3,929-
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: 1
Broadwater County:

2.18 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

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

2.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

17.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.6%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Broadwater County:

22.8%
Montana:

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

11.5%
State:

10.7%

8.41% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($56,679 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.41%
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 Lewis and Clark County, MT  2.09% ($36,390 average AGI)
from Gallatin County, MT  1.22% ($23,042)


7.09% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,438 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.09%
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 Lewis and Clark County, MT  2.07% ($32,350 average AGI)
to Gallatin County, MT  0.78% ($22,600)

Strongest AM radio stations in Winston:

  • KKGR (680 AM; daytime; 5 kW; EAST HELENA, MT; Owner: KKGR, INC.)
  • KMTX (950 AM; 5 kW; HELENA, MT; Owner: CAPRI, INC)
  • KGVW (640 AM; 10 kW; BELGRADE, MT; Owner: GALLATIN VALLEY WITNESS, INC.)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBOW (550 AM; 5 kW; BUTTE, MT; Owner: BUTTE BROADCASTING INCORPORATED)
  • KBLL (1240 AM; 1 kW; HELENA, MT; Owner: HOLTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KMON (560 AM; 5 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KCAP (1340 AM; 1 kW; HELENA, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KXTL (1370 AM; 5 kW; BUTTE, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KBOZ (1090 AM; 5 kW; BOZEMAN, MT; Owner: REIER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KEIN (1310 AM; 5 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: MUNSON RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Winston:

  • KVCM (103.1 FM; HELENA, MT; Owner: HI-LINE RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KMTX-FM (105.3 FM; HELENA, MT; Owner: CAPRI, INC)
  • KZMT (101.1 FM; HELENA, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KBLL-FM (99.5 FM; HELENA, MT; Owner: HOLTER BROASDCASTING CORPORATION)
  • 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.)
  • KUHM (91.7 FM; HELENA, MT; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA)
  • 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.)
  • KHKR-FM (104.1 FM; EAST HELENA, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2
  • 6491 Highway 12e (Lat: 46.476278 Lon: -111.646778), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Overall height: 35.1 m, Call Sign: KNKN431
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/16/2010, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020, Certifier: Michael P Goggin
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:
  • (Silos) 6491 Hwy 12 E (Lat: 46.476083 Lon: -111.647139), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 49.1 m, Call Sign: KNKN316
    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 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/31/2010, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 4 Mi Nw (Lat: 46.530500 Lon: -111.703028), Call Sign: WNNV745
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.475 MHz, 462.475 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/06/2003, Expiration Date: 12/23/2013, Certifier: Robert Leedham
    Registrant: Montana Rail Link, 101 International Way, Missoula, MT 59808, Phone: (406) 523-1461, Fax: (406) 523-1529, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • SILOS, 6491 Hwy 12 E (Lat: 46.476111 Lon: -111.647167), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 49.1 m, Call Sign: WQQP485
    Assigned Frequencies: 10755.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/07/2013, Expiration Date: 02/07/2023, Certifier: Charles Cleary
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • Placer Mtn, Us12 4.3mi Nw & 0.8mi Ene Fr (Lat: 46.530472 Lon: -111.703028), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Overall height: 36.6 m, Call Sign: KZJ88
    Assigned Frequencies: 6845.00 MHz, 6765.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/05/2011, Expiration Date: 03/05/2021, Certifier: Robert Leedham
    Registrant: Montana Rail Link Inc, 101 International Way, Missoula, MT 59808, Phone: (406) 523-1461, Fax: (406) 523-1529, Email:
  • WINSTON, 4.2 Miles North Of (Lat: 46.530750 Lon: -111.703028), Overall height: 19.5 m, Call Sign: WLK658
    Assigned Frequencies: 6315.90 MHz, 6315.90 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/27/2001, Expiration Date: 03/01/2010, Cancellation Date: 05/01/2010, Certifier: Michael E Zimmerman
    Registrant: The Helein Law Group, P.C., 8180 Greensboro Drive, Suite 700, Mclean, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 714-1313, Fax: (703) 714-1330, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KF7HJS, Licensee ID: L01545368
    Grant Date: 02/03/2010, Expiration Date: 02/03/2020, Certifier: Steve J Miller
    Registrant: Steve J Miller, Winston, MT 59647

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 7
  • Hazardous Condition: 6

Incident types - Winston

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