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Broadwater County, Montana (MT)


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County population in 2012: 5,756 (all rural); it was 4,385 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,135
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 706
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,390
Renter-occupied apartments: 506 (it was 362 in 2000)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

32%

Land area: 1191 sq. mi.
Water area: 47.6 sq. mi.
Population density: 5 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Broadwater County: 88.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (15.1%), Educational,health and social services (14.9%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (11.2%), Manufacturing (10.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 69%
  • Government: 16%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 15%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Broadwater County, Montana:


Median resident age:  45.0 years
Montana median age:  39.0 years

Males: 2,871  (39.8%)
Females: 2,741  (60.2%)

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Broadwater County,MT real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Broadwater County:

2.0 people
Montana:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $41,892 ($32,689 in 1999)
This county:

$41892
Montana:

$42322

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $449 (lower quartile is $307, upper quartile is $583)
This county:

$449
State:

$533


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $153,352 (it was $84,100 in 2000)
Broadwater County:

$153,352
Montana:

$176,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $94,103 - $203,501

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $365,094
Here:

$365,094
State:

$250,674

Townhouses or other attached units: $53,506
Here:

$53,506
State:

$190,973

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $15,372
Here:

$15,372
State:

$173,421

Mobile homes: $116,576
Here:

$116,576
State:

$51,663

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $60,223
Here:

$60,223
State:

$45,944
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,067
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $317

Institutionalized population: 52

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


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Broadwater 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: $1,077 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,016 (0.8%)


Broadwater County household income distribution in 2009 Broadwater County home values distribution


Broadwater County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 13.4%
(13.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 45 years old
(Males: 45 years old, Females: 45 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 23 years old, American Indian residents: 36 years old, Asian residents: 17 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 30 years old, Other race residents: 20 years old)

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

10.8%
Whole state:

14.6%

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

3.2%
Whole state:

5.8%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Broadwater County is $424 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $539 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $729 a month.

Cities in this county include: Townsend, Wheatland, The Silos, Spokane Creek, Toston, Winston, Radersburg.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Broadwater County: Merritt Ranch (A), Mary Smith Ranch (B), Marks Ranch (C), Mahoney Ranch (D), Biggs Ranch (E), Mitchell Ranch (F), Neild Ranch (G), Daniels Ranch (H), Doggett Ranch (I), Domer Ranch (J), Perkins Ranch (K), Plymate Homestead (L), Old Baldy Golf Course (M), Broadwater County Fair and Rodeo Grounds (N), Indian Road Campground (O), Toston Dam Campground (P), Silos Campground (Q), Silos RV Park (R), Goose Bay Marina Campground (S), Roadrunner RV Park (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Broadwater County: Saint Josephs Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Fairview Cemetery (1), Holy Cross Cemetery (2), Diamond City Cemetery (3), Winston Cemetery (4), Centerville Cemetery (5), Radersburg Cemetery (6), Deep Creek Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Boulder Lakes (A), Plunket Lake (B), Canyon Ferry Lake (C), Townsend Reservoir (D), Willow Swamp (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Antelope Creek (A), Badger Creek (B), Bear Gulch (C), Beaver Creek (D), Boulder Creek (E), Carl Creek (F), Castle Fork (G), Cayuse Creek (H), Cedar Bar Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Broadwater County include: Silos Recreation Area (1), White Earth Recreation Area (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Gallatin County , Jefferson County , Lewis and Clark County , Meagher County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 112
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 85.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 62 (31% naturalized citizens)

Broadwater County:

1.4%
Whole state:

1.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 70.0%

Broadwater County marital status for males
Broadwater County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Broadwater County with a mortgage: 451 (61 second mortgage, 24 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 211

Here:

68.1% with mortgage
State:

64.4% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 37.35%
Here37.4%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 1,638
Total congregations: 11

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents433 (26.4%)326 (19.9%)248 (15.1%)202 (12.3%)429 (26.2%)
Congregations2 (18.2%)1 (9.1%)1 (9.1%)1 (9.1%)6 (54.5%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Broadwater County - Townsend, Wheatland, The Silos, Spokane Creek, Toston

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
This county:

2.18 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
This county:

2.18 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Broadwater County:

17.47 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

10.38 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.6%
Montana:

7.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

22.8%
Montana:

23.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Broadwater County:

11.5%
State:

10.7%


Agriculture in Broadwater County:

Average size of farms: 1684 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $68,165
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $141.44
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 39.59%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $63,193
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 17.29%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 52.76%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $99,468
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 84.95%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 3.95
All wheat for grain: 37268 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Broadwater County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Montana state average. It is 83% greater than the overall U.S. average.

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 81.6 miles away from the county center
On 5/8/2007 at 15:46:49, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.4 MW, 4.7 ML, Depth: 8.4 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 70.1 miles away from the county center
On 5/24/2000 at 04:22:06, a magnitude 4.2 (3.7 MB, 4.2 MD, Depth: 1.6 mi) earthquake occurred 5.2 miles away from the county center
On 6/18/2006 at 00:05:32, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 3.6 MS, 4.1 MW, 4.0 ML, Depth: 7.1 mi) earthquake occurred 52.5 miles away from Broadwater County center
On 4/8/2000 at 11:30:22, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 ML, Depth: 2.9 mi) earthquake occurred 4.7 miles away from the county center
On 10/28/1998 at 03:11:54, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.1 MD, 4.0 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 51.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent 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

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (20%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Wood products (8%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Health care (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

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




Most common first ancestries reported in Broadwater County (%):





Broadwater County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,347 (68%)
  • Carpooled: 295 (15%)
  • Bicycle: 12 (1%)
  • Walked: 130 (7%)
  • Other means: 18 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 193 (10%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


56 people in nursing homes
3 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
27 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
25 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $46,356.

9.22% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,704 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.22%
Montana average:

8.25%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
6.07% relocated from other counties in Montana ($19,849 average AGI)
3.16% relocated from other states ($12,849 average AGI)
Broadwater County:

3.16%
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 Lewis and Clark County, MT  2.12% ($28,314 average AGI)
from Gallatin County, MT  1.46% ($31,292)


8.95% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,007 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.95%
Montana average:

7.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.39% relocated to other counties in Montana ($25,565 average AGI)
2.56% relocated to other states ($7,442 average AGI)
Broadwater County:

2.56%
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 Lewis and Clark County, MT  2.80% ($31,457 average AGI)
to Gallatin County, MT  0.97% ($22,000)
to Yellowstone County, MT  0.61% ($28,100)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.0

Births per 1000 population in Broadwater County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Broadwater County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 12.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Broadwater County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 887 (755 aged, 132 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 22.08
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 1942.600
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 927.150
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 18741.72

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 664.160
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 819.130

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 24.2
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 66.42

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 5,560

Size of family households: 875 2-persons, 302 3-persons, 257 4-persons, 113 5-persons, 46 6-persons, 21 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 624 1-person, 91 2-persons, 11 3-persons, 3 4-persons, 4 5-persons.

97.4% of residents of Broadwater County speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (74% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).
1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (63% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (67% speak English very well, 33% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $30,212,000 ($6669 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $728,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $15,709,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $4,382,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,817,000
Federal grants: $4,714,000
Federal procurement contracts: $447,000 ($6,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,143,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $186,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,219,000
Federal Government insurance: $4,937,000

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

Births: 188
Here:

42 per 1000 residents
State:

62 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 235
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +9
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+2 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +175
Here:

+39 per 1000 residents
State:

+20 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Broadwater County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.14 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.1

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Broadwater County, Montana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 8
  • 2 rooms: 35
  • 3 rooms: 50
  • 4 rooms: 165
  • 5 rooms: 376
  • 6 rooms: 227
  • 7 rooms: 186
  • 8 rooms: 159
  • 9+ rooms: 184
  • 1 room: 15
  • 2 rooms: 22
  • 3 rooms: 103
  • 4 rooms: 49
  • 5 rooms: 87
  • 6 rooms: 29
  • 7 rooms: 38
  • 8 rooms: 11
  • 9+ rooms: 8
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Broadwater County, Montana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 8
  • 1 bedroom: 80
  • 2 bedrooms: 278
  • 3 bedrooms: 705
  • 4 bedrooms: 223
  • 5+ bedrooms: 96
  • no bedroom: 18
  • 1 bedroom: 82
  • 2 bedrooms: 143
  • 3 bedrooms: 93
  • 4 bedrooms: 18
  • 5+ bedrooms: 8
Cars and other vehicles available in Broadwater County, Montana in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 21
  • 1 vehicle: 280
  • 2 vehicles: 580
  • 3 vehicles: 317
  • 4 vehicles: 105
  • 5+ vehicles: 87
  • no vehicle: 37
  • 1 vehicle: 153
  • 2 vehicles: 124
  • 3 vehicles: 37
  • 4 vehicles: 7
  • 5+ vehicles: 4

55% of Broadwater County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 60% lived in Montana.

Broadwater County:

54.6%
State average:

54.0%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $63,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Broadwater County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (34.3%)
  • Wood (23.7%)
  • Utility gas (16.0%)
  • Electricity (13.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (11.2%)
  • Other fuel (1.2%)
  • Electricity (36.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (19.6%)
  • Wood (15.2%)
  • Utility gas (14.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (11.9%)
  • Other fuel (2.2%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 50
Here:

8.9%
Montana:

7.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 6
Here:

2.4%
Montana:

6.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 10
Here:

10.1%
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

Broadwater County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Broadwater County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Broadwater County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Broadwater County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Broadwater County, MT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John4078.5 years
William2875.4 years
Robert2175.5 years
Mary1983.5 years
James1877.9 years
Charles1772.2 years
George1468.5 years
Frank1274.7 years
Helen1182.6 years
Joseph1064.7 years
Most common last names in Broadwater County, MT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Plymale1187.3 years
Davis983.8 years
Campbell873.7 years
White876.9 years
Huth767.0 years
Johnson669.3 years
Thompson674.7 years
Merritt677.3 years
Clark687.0 years
Walter580.4 years

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