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Big Horn County, Montana (MT)


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County population in 2012: 13,061 (28% urban, 72% rural); it was 12,671 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 859
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,701
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,545
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,444 (it was 1,379 in 2000)
% of renters here:

35%
State:

32%

Land area: 4995 sq. mi.
Water area: 19.8 sq. mi.
Population density: 3 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Big Horn County: 86.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (29.0%), Public administration (21.1%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (10.4%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (10.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 51%
  • Government: 42%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 6%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Big Horn County, Montana:


Median resident age:  30.0 years
Montana median age:  39.0 years

Males: 6,394  (48.6%)
Females: 6,471  (51.4%)

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Big Horn County,MT real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Big Horn County:

3.0 people
Montana:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $35,478 ($27,684 in 1999)
This county:

$35478
Montana:

$42322

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $368 (lower quartile is $170, upper quartile is $524)
This county:

$368
State:

$533


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $87,878 (it was $59,300 in 2000)
Big Horn County:

$87,878
Montana:

$176,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $54,630 - $143,603

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $216,545
Here:

$216,545
State:

$250,674

Townhouses or other attached units: $101,678
Here:

$101,678
State:

$190,973

Mobile homes: $111,700
Here:

$111,700
State:

$51,663
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,039
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $246

Institutionalized population: 88

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Big Horn County, MT map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $661 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $352 (0.5%)


Big Horn County household income distribution in 2009 Big Horn County home values distribution


Big Horn County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 23.1%
(12.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 28.4% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 36.5% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 30 years old
(Males: 29 years old, Females: 31 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47 years old, Black residents: 14 years old, American Indian residents: 23 years old, Asian residents: 45 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20 years old, Other race residents: 38 years old)

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

29.2%
Whole state:

14.6%

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

11.1%
Whole state:

5.8%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Big Horn County is $390 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $623 a month.

Cities in this county include: Hardin, Crow Agency, Busby, Pryor, Muddy, Lodge Grass, Wyola, Fort Smith, St. Xavier, Crow Reservation.

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

2005 air pollution in Big Horn County:

Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 16 µg/m3. Below U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour: 49 µg/m3(standard limit: 150 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.



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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Big Horn County: Millers Ranch (A), Miller Ranch (B), Absaloka Youth Camp (C), Medicine Tail Ford (D), Aspen Grove Cabin (E), Bar V Ranch (F), Barber Ranch (G), Black Cabin (H), Black Spring Lookout (I), Brewster Camp (J), Brown Camp (K), Brown Ranch (L), Bull Creek Lookout (M), Fort Custer Golf Club (N), Camp Four (O), Campbell Camp Number One (P), Dry Head Ranch (Q), Cow Camp (R), Crows Nest Camp (S), OW Ranch (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Big Horn County include: First Baptist Church (A), First Alliance Church (B), Saint Francis Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Custer National Cemetery (1), Brightwing Cemetery (2), Lodge Grass Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Little Hawk Lake (A), Crater Lake (B), Arapooish Pond (C), Muddy Lake (D), Brown Reservoir (E), Halfway Reservoir (F), Lodge Grass Reservoir (G), Upper Indian Creek Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Woody Creek (A), Wrench Creek (B), Clabber Creek (C), Crazy Creek (D), Mud Springs Creek (E), Alkali Creek (F), Alligator Creek (G), Anderson Creek (H), Ash Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Big Horn County include: Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument (1), Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area (2), Buffalo Country Historical Marker (3), Garryowen Historical Marker (4), Tongue River Reservoir State Park (5), Rosebud Battlefield State Park (6), Arapooish Recreation Park (7), Grant Marsh Wildlife Management Area (8), Reno-Benteen Battlefield (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Big Horn County, Wyoming , Carbon County , Sheridan County, Wyoming , Powder River County , Rosebud County , Treasure County , Yellowstone County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 420
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 76.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 102 (54% naturalized citizens)

Big Horn County:

0.8%
Whole state:

1.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 86.0%

Big Horn County marital status for males
Big Horn County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Big Horn County with a mortgage: 664 (76 second mortgage, 36 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 858

Here:

43.6% with mortgage
State:

64.4% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 39.41%
Here39.4%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 4,994
Total congregations: 35

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAConservative Congregational Christian ConferenceLutheran ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents2,545 (51.0%)509 (10.2%)244 (4.9%)218 (4.4%)195 (3.9%)
Congregations7 (20.0%)5 (14.3%)1 (2.9%)3 (8.6%)1 (2.9%)
NameUnited Church of ChristAssemblies of GodSouthern Baptist ConventionLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents181 (3.6%)148 (3.0%)143 (2.9%)121 (2.4%)690 (13.8%)
Congregations1 (2.9%)2 (5.7%)3 (8.6%)1 (2.9%)11 (31.4%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Big Horn County - Hardin, Crow Agency, Busby, Pryor, Muddy

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This county:

2.35 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Big Horn County:

0.78 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

0.48 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
This county:

10.18 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Big Horn County:

5.48 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

10.38 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.6%
Montana:

7.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

32.4%
Montana:

23.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Big Horn County:

19.8%
State:

10.7%


Agriculture in Big Horn County:

Average size of farms: 4814 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $113,419
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $104.68
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 73.08%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $100,762
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 6.06%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 27.69%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $91,386
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 80.82%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 3.12
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.02%
Corn for grain: 327 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 85192 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Big Horn County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is near Montana state average. It is 11.6 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Big Horn County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Montana state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/25/1993 at 03:44:15, a magnitude 3.9 (3.5 ML, 3.9 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 80.0 miles away from the county center
On 12/23/1991 at 20:32:27, a magnitude 3.6 (3.3 ML, 3.6 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 42.9 miles away from the county center
On 11/3/1999 at 13:28:52, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 97.8 miles away from the county center
On 2/13/1998 at 02:28:04, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 81.4 miles away from Big Horn County center
Magnitude types: local magnitude (ML)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Big Horn County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 1

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (20%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (6%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Social assistance (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Big Horn County (%):





Big Horn County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,970 (65%)
  • Carpooled: 961 (21%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 4 (0%)
  • Walked: 346 (8%)
  • Other means: 70 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 225 (5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Big Horn County, Montana in 2000:

People in group quarters in Big Horn County, Montana in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $32,656.

5.67% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,034 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.67%
Montana average:

8.25%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.29% relocated from other counties in Montana ($16,097 average AGI)
2.38% relocated from other states ($12,937 average AGI)
Big Horn County:

2.38%
Montana average:

4.64%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Yellowstone County, MT  1.67% ($26,984 average AGI)
from Rosebud County, MT  0.36% ($24,538)
from Sheridan County, WY  0.36% ($43,308)


7.52% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,250 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.52%
Montana average:

7.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.27% relocated to other counties in Montana ($15,393 average AGI)
3.25% relocated to other states ($11,857 average AGI)
Big Horn County:

3.25%
Montana average:

4.10%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Yellowstone County, MT  2.45% ($27,077 average AGI)
to Rosebud County, MT  0.43% ($33,188)
to Sheridan County, WY  0.43% ($27,938)
to Gallatin County, MT  0.27% ($13,800)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 20.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 20.1

Births per 1000 population in Big Horn County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Big Horn County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Big Horn County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,236 (1,055 aged, 181 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 26%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 24%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 15.38
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8788.930
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 868.9
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 139484.81

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1962.130
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 813.750

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 7.92
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 30.42

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 12,728

Size of family households: 948 2-persons, 554 3-persons, 526 4-persons, 455 5-persons, 211 6-persons, 276 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 922 1-person, 97 2-persons, 7 3-persons, 6 4-persons, 1 5-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

66.3% of residents of Big Horn County speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (69% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% speak English very well, 25% speak English well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (74% speak English very well, 26% speak English well).
30.8% of residents speak other language at home (67% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $112,953,000 ($8685 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $334,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $20,700,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $11,980,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $11,702,000
Federal grants: $39,941,000
Federal procurement contracts: $5,745,000 ($5,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $22,884,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $268,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,648,000
Federal Government insurance: $30,781,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,366
Here:

104 per 1000 residents
State:

62 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 535
Here:

41 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +21
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+2 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -347
Here -26 per 1000 residents
State +20 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Big Horn County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.24 millions of gallons per day (30% from ground, 70% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.4
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.1

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Big Horn County, Montana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 15
  • 2 rooms: 21
  • 3 rooms: 142
  • 4 rooms: 414
  • 5 rooms: 767
  • 6 rooms: 522
  • 7 rooms: 342
  • 8 rooms: 159
  • 9+ rooms: 163
  • 1 room: 24
  • 2 rooms: 142
  • 3 rooms: 121
  • 4 rooms: 290
  • 5 rooms: 444
  • 6 rooms: 218
  • 7 rooms: 69
  • 8 rooms: 51
  • 9+ rooms: 20
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Big Horn County, Montana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 15
  • 1 bedroom: 99
  • 2 bedrooms: 616
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,230
  • 4 bedrooms: 495
  • 5+ bedrooms: 90
  • no bedroom: 28
  • 1 bedroom: 283
  • 2 bedrooms: 419
  • 3 bedrooms: 503
  • 4 bedrooms: 124
  • 5+ bedrooms: 22
Cars and other vehicles available in Big Horn County, Montana in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 139
  • 1 vehicle: 726
  • 2 vehicles: 1,117
  • 3 vehicles: 376
  • 4 vehicles: 123
  • 5+ vehicles: 64
  • no vehicle: 191
  • 1 vehicle: 597
  • 2 vehicles: 393
  • 3 vehicles: 160
  • 4 vehicles: 21
  • 5+ vehicles: 17

62% of Big Horn County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 58% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 48% lived in Montana.

Big Horn County:

61.5%
State average:

54.0%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $51,100


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Big Horn County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (39.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (30.4%)
  • Electricity (17.1%)
  • Coal or coke (5.7%)
  • Wood (3.0%)
  • Other fuel (2.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.8%)
  • Utility gas (38.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (26.0%)
  • Electricity (24.9%)
  • Wood (3.0%)
  • Other fuel (2.8%)
  • Coal or coke (2.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.0%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 246
Here:

10.9%
Montana:

7.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 79
Here:

8.1%
Montana:

6.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 39
Here:

11.1%
Montana:

11.5%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Big Horn County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Big Horn County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Big Horn County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Big Horn County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Big Horn County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Big Horn County, MT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John6872.8 years
Mary5878.1 years
William5675.3 years
George4571.2 years
James4472.8 years
Robert4269.8 years
Frank3670.5 years
Charles3073.0 years
Joseph2969.2 years
Henry2874.2 years
Most common last names in Big Horn County, MT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2078.6 years
Whiteman1973.4 years
Brown1869.0 years
Miller1783.4 years
Stewart1662.0 years
Wilson1577.4 years
Torske1479.9 years
Pease1377.8 years
Brady1262.0 years
Russell1271.5 years
Businesses in Big Horn County, MT
NameCountNameCount
Dairy Queen1Rodeway Inn1
H&R Block1Subway1
Jones New York1Super 81
McDonald's1True Value1
Nike2U-Haul1
RadioShack1
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