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Population in 2010: 98.
Population change since 2000: -14.0%
Males: 72  (73.5%)
Females: 26  (26.5%)
Median resident age:

59.1 years
Montana median age:

40.0 years

Zip code: 59761

Estimated median household income in 2017: $39,740 (it was $24,583 in 2000)
Wisdom:

$39,740
MT:

$53,386

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $31,180 (it was $18,172 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $170,698 (it was $70,700 in 2000)
Wisdom:

$170,698
MT:

$231,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $180,201; detached houses: $222,876; mobile homes: $18,531

Median gross rent in 2017: $531.

March 2019 cost of living index in Wisdom: 88.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 7.4%
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  • Races in Wisdom, MT (2010)
    • 9596.9%White alone
    • 33.1%Hispanic
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Ancestries: English (25.0%), German (25.0%), French (17.9%), American (7.1%), Swiss (7.1%), Northern European (3.6%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 6058 feet

Land area: 0.95 square miles.

Population density: 103 people per square mile   (very low).

Wisdom, Montana map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,455 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,350 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Missoula, MT (90.3 miles , pop. 57,053).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (436.3 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (838.9 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Big Hole Basin, MT (1.9 miles ),
Sula, MT (5.5 miles),
Sula-Edwards, MT (6.0 miles ),
Anaconda, MT (6.0 miles ),
Salmon, ID (6.1 miles ),
Conner, MT (6.3 miles ),
Anaconda-Deer Lodge County, MT (6.4 miles ),
Darby, MT (6.7 miles )

Latitude: 45.62 N, Longitude: 113.45 W

Area code: 406

Distribution of median household income in Wisdom, MT in 2017
Distribution of house value in Wisdom, MT in 2017

Wisdom satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.5%
Montana:

4.2%
Most common industries in Wisdom, MT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (23.4%)
  • Construction (19.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (16.9%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (16.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (9.1%)
  • Public administration (5.2%)
  • Social assistance (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (34.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (18.2%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (18.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (18.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (9.1%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (2.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (30.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (15.2%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (15.2%)
  • Public administration (12.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (9.1%)
  • Social assistance (9.1%)
  • Educational services (6.1%)
Most common occupations in Wisdom, MT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (10.4%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Carpenters (7.8%)
  • Life and physical scientists (6.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.5%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (5.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (13.6%)
  • Carpenters (13.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (9.1%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (9.1%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (9.1%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6.8%)
  • Life and physical scientists (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (12.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (12.1%)
  • Life and physical scientists (9.1%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9.1%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (9.1%)

Average climate in Wisdom, Montana

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Earthquake activity:

Wisdom-area historical earthquake activity is above Montana state average. It is 95% 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 154.6 miles away from Wisdom 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 107.8 miles away from Wisdom center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 408.7 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 45.1 miles away from Wisdom center
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 147.5 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 81.7 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 Beaverhead County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 2, Hurricane: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Airports located in Wisdom:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wisdom:

  • The University of Montana (about 90 miles; Missoula, MT; Full-time enrollment: 13,602)
  • Montana State University (about 117 miles; Bozeman, MT; FT enrollment: 12,942)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 150 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 30,522)
  • Lewis-Clark State College (about 181 miles; Lewiston, ID; FT enrollment: 3,199)
  • University of Idaho (about 188 miles; Moscow, ID; FT enrollment: 10,416)
  • Washington State University (about 194 miles; Pullman, WA; FT enrollment: 25,055)
  • Boise State University (about 195 miles; Boise, ID; FT enrollment: 16,774)

Public elementary/middle school in Wisdom:

  • WISDOM SCHOOL (Students: 24, Location: 408 ELM STREET, Grades: PK-8)
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Notable locations in Wisdom: Wisdom Ranger Station (A), Coyote Clems RV Park (B), Wisdom Fire Department (C), Beaverhead - Deerlodge National Forest Wisdom Ranger District Office (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Wisdom: Our Lady of Wisdom Mission (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Francis Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Wisdom: American Legion Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Wisdom and their reported violations in the past:

WISDOM RANGER STATION OFFICE (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 10 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
TWIN LAKES CAMPGROUND (Population served: 32, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
Average household size:
This place:

1.7 people
Montana:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

51.7%
Whole state:

62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

1.7%
Whole state:

6.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Wisdom:

Marital status in Wisdom, MT
  • Never married: 28.4%
  • Now married: 42.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 10.6%
  • Divorced: 18.4%

For population 25 years and over in Wisdom:

  • High school or higher: 93.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.5
Montana average:

10.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Wisdom, MT (based on Beaverhead County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Other1,0525
Evangelical Protestant91110
Catholic6503
Mainline Protestant3325
None6,301-
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: 3
This county:

3.41 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

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

5.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 16
Beaverhead County:

18.17 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

10.38 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Beaverhead County:

8.4%
State:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

23.0%
Montana:

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

7.6%
State:

10.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

50.0%
Montana:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

44.7%
Montana:

48.0%

Average BMI:
Wisdom:

28.9
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

25.1%
State:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Wisdom:

4.8%
State:

9.9%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Montana:

6.8

Overweight people:
Wisdom:

32.4%
Montana:

35.3%

General health condition:
Wisdom:

56.0%
State:

57.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Wisdom:

74.0%
State:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Wisdom, MT Residents

6.12% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($38,379 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.12%
Montana average:

6.77%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Gallatin County, MT  0.76% ($29,852 average AGI)
to Missoula County, MT  0.59% ($41,905)
to Silver Bow County, MT  0.59% ($36,190)

Strongest AM radio stations in Wisdom:

  • KBOW (550 AM; 5 kW; BUTTE, MT; Owner: BUTTE BROADCASTING INCORPORATED)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, 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.)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KGVW (640 AM; 10 kW; BELGRADE, MT; Owner: GALLATIN VALLEY WITNESS, INC.)
  • KWEI (1260 AM; 50 kW; WEISER, ID; Owner: TREASURE VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KANA (580 AM; 1 kW; ANACONDA, MT; Owner: JIMMY RAY CARROLL)
  • KSRA (960 AM; 1 kW; SALMON, ID; Owner: SALMON RIVER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KKGR (680 AM; daytime; 5 kW; EAST HELENA, MT; Owner: KKGR, INC.)
  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLCY (930 AM; 5 kW; EAST MISSOULA, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wisdom:

  • K210BF (89.9 FM; BUTTE, MT; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KBAZ (96.3 FM; HAMILTON, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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.)
  • KQRV (96.9 FM; DEER LODGE, MT; Owner: ROBERT CUMMINGS TOOLE)
  • KGLM-FM (97.7 FM; ANACONDA, MT; Owner: JIMMY RAY CARROLL)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 46ft / 13.6mTotal length
  • $362,000Total costs
  • 1,384Total average daily traffic
  • 32Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,519Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • Near The Corner Of Highway 43 And Pine Street (Lat: 45.617361 Lon: -113.451361), Type: Tower, Structure height: 6.1 m, Overall height: 10.1 m, Call Sign: WPQR466
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 845.010 MHz, Grant Date: 08/31/2000, Expiration Date: 02/19/2001, Cancellation Date: 05/27/2001, Certifier: Gene A Dejordy EsqRegistrant: Western Wireless Corporation, 2300 M Street, N.W., Suite 900, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 261-2165, Fax: (202) 261-2166

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Julie C DeCuypere, 61180 Hwy 278 (Lat: 45.601056 Lon: -113.451250), Type: 60.7, Structure height: 30001 m, Overall height: 59.4 m, Registrant: Bridger Wireless, Inc., Steve@bridgerwireless.Com, , Addis-on, Phone: (214) 236-6118
  • Julie C DeCuypere, 61180 Hwy 278 (Lat: 45.601056 Lon: -113.451250), Type: 60.7, Structure height: 30001 m, Overall height: 59.4 m, Registrant: Bridger Wireless, Inc., Info@bridgerwireless.Com, , Addis-on, Phone: (214) 236-6118
  • Julie C DeCuypere, 61180 Hwy 278 (Lat: 45.601056 Lon: -113.451250), Type: 60.7, Structure height: 30001 m, Overall height: 59.4 m, Registrant: Bridger Wireless, Inc., Steve@bridgerwireless.Com, , Addis-on, Phone: (214) 236-6118

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Jct Hwy 43 And 278 (Lat: 45.517417 Lon: -113.452278), Call Sign: KNEA318,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.805 MHz, 452.500 MHz, Grant Date: 09/25/2002, Expiration Date: 10/19/2012, Cancellation Date: 09/27/2012, Registrant: Dee Polley, 216 Middle Fork Road, Garden Valley, ID 83622, Phone: (208) 462-5200, Fax: (208) 247-2277, Email:
  • M J Freeman Residence S Side (Lat: 45.615750 Lon: -113.451167), Call Sign: KUU555,
    Assigned Frequencies: 39.5600 MHz, 39.8200 MHz, 39.8800 MHz, 39.9400 MHz, Grant Date: 10/12/2012, Expiration Date: 10/19/2022, Registrant: Dee Polley, 216 Middle Fork Road, Garden Valley, ID 83622, Phone: (208) 462-5200, Fax: (208) 247-2277, Email:
  • Lat: 45.618333 Lon: -113.456667, Call Sign: WPVP545,
    Assigned Frequencies: 467.750 MHz, 467.850 MHz, 467.900 MHz, 467.925 MHz, Grant Date: 07/25/2002, Expiration Date: 07/25/2012, Cancellation Date: 09/29/2012, Certifier: Leith D Grahn, Registrant: Montana Electronics, 1314 N Russell, Missoula, MT 59802, Phone: (406) 721-2255, Fax: (406) 721-2282

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • WISDOM, Second Street (Lat: 45.617972 Lon: -113.449778), Overall height: 10.7 m, Call Sign: WCG268, Licensee ID: L00005557,
    Assigned Frequencies: 2115.20 MHz, Grant Date: 06/27/1991, Expiration Date: 02/01/2001, Cancellation Date: 08/09/1999, Registrant: Southern Montana Telephone Company, Wisdom, MT 59761

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • Wisdom Airport (Lat: 45.584083 Lon: -113.452000), Type: Building, Overall height: 4.5 m, Call Sign: KYE3,
    Assigned Frequencies: 122.900 MHz, Grant Date: 04/19/2017, Expiration Date: 06/12/2027, Registrant: State Of Montana Aeronautics Division, 2630 Airport Road, Helena, MT 59620-0507, Phone: (406) 444-2506, Fax: (406) 444-2519, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: KC7UOY, Licensee ID: L01228778, Grant Date: 12/19/2016, Expiration Date: 02/20/2027, Certifier: Clint J Shoop, Registrant: Clint J Shoop, Wisdom, MT 59761-0096
  • Call Sign: N7JOV, Grant Date: 03/28/1997, Expiration Date: 03/28/2007, Cancellation Date: 03/31/2009, Registrant: Gary B Helming, Box 268, Wisdom, MT 59761
  • Call Sign: KD7PYQ, Licensee ID: L00465885, Grant Date: 02/12/2002, Expiration Date: 02/12/2012, Cancellation Date: 02/05/2003, Certifier: Robert N Suttle, Registrant: Robert N Suttle, Wisdom, MT 59761
  • Call Sign: KI7NMO, Licensee ID: L02104982, Grant Date: 05/15/2017, Expiration Date: 05/15/2027, Cancellation Date: 06/03/2017, Certifier: John C Mitchell, Registrant: John C Mitchell, Wisdom, MT 59761
  • Call Sign: K7KWC, Previous Call Sign: KI7NMO, Licensee ID: L02104982, Grant Date: 06/03/2017, Expiration Date: 06/03/2027, Certifier: John C Mitchell, Registrant: John C Mitchell, Wisdom, MT 59761

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: BUTNER VL/BUTNER MD ZENITH CH701 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: BOMBARDIER ROTAX (ALL) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 91495 , Serial Number: 7-5808, Year manufactured: 2006, Airworthiness Date: 08/31/2006, Certificate Issue Date: 08/18/2016
    Registrant (Individual): Peter M Frick, Po Box 26, Wisdom, MT 59761

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Wisdom, MT
  • 37.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 32.4%Wood
  • 27.0%Electricity
  • 2.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Wisdom, MT
  • 66.7%Wood
  • 22.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 11.1%Electricity


Wisdom compared to Montana state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 3 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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