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Fergus County, Montana (MT)

County population in 2019: 11,414 (53% urban, 47% rural); it was 11,893 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,904
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,821
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,582
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,374 (it was 1,278 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

32%

Land area: 4339 sq. mi.

Water area: 11.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 3 people per square mile   (very low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Fergus County: 83.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (52.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 46%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 49%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Fergus County, MT (2019)
    • 10,69589.9%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1581.3%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 1281.1%Two or more races
    • 1040.9%Hispanic or Latino
    • 700.6%Asian alone
    • 600.5%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 190.2%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
Median resident age:

46.0 years
Montana median age:

40.5 years
Males: 5,835  (51.1%)
Females: 5,579  (48.9%)
Average household size:
Fergus County:

2.0 people
Montana:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $52,547 ($30,409 in 1999)
This county:

$52,547
Montana:

$57,153

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $616 (lower quartile is $454, upper quartile is $764)
This county:

$616
State:

$735


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $157,263 (it was $70,800 in 2000)
Fergus:

$157,263
Montana:

$253,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $88,744 - $262,386
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,054
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $430

Institutionalized population: 251

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 4
  • Burglaries: 5
  • Thefts: 11
  • Auto thefts: 4

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 1
  • Burglaries: 9
  • Thefts: 10
  • Auto thefts: 1
Fergus County, MT map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $106,600
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $105,100
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $92,800
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $90,800
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $102,500
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $67,800
  • 2004: 8 buildings, average cost: $125,300
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $124,400
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $111,000
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $115,300
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $188,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $188,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $188,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $58,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $220,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $220,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $213,000
  • 2015: 0 buildings
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $239,000
  • 2017: 3 buildings, average cost: $188,300
  • 2018: 3 buildings, average cost: $240,700
  • 2019: 5 buildings, average cost: $219,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Fergus, MT residents
Average permit cost in Fergus, MT
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,519 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,378 (0.9%)

Distribution of median household income in Fergus, MT in 2019
Distribution of house value in Fergus, MT in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Fergus, MT in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 15.2%
Fergus County:

15.2%
Montana:

12.6%
(15.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 44.4% for Black residents, 6.7% for American Indian residents, 13.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 46.0 years old
(Males: 44.9 years old, Females: 47.3 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47.0 years old, Black residents: 23.5 years old, American Indian residents: 48.7 years old, Asian residents: 37.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 35.8 years old, Other race residents: 47.4 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Fergus County is $382 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $609 a month.

Cities in this county include: Lewistown, Hanover, Roy, Lewistown Heights, Denton, Moore, Winifred, Grass Range.

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

2018 air pollution in Fergus County:

Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.00 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.036 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Above U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 10.6 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 5.8 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Fergus County: Western Gravel Spur (A), Lindsay (B), Intake (C), Hoyt (D), Artists Vista Point (E), Hodges (F), Iona (G), Burning Coal Mine (H), Cottonwood Country Club (I), Rimroad (J), Woodrow (K), Eastern Montana Bible Camp (L), Eyeful Vista Point (M), Hungry Joe (N), Kolberg Ranch (O), Glendive West Rest Area (P), Allard Ranch (Q), Stipek (R), Long Siding (S), Lions Club Youth Camp (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Fergus County include: Deer Creek Church (A), First Congregational Church of Intake (B), Red Top Mennonite Church (C), Bloomfield Christian Missionary Alliance Church (D), South Valley Church (E), Bethlehem Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Klempel Cemetery (1), Prairie Lawn Cemetery (2), Marsh Cemetery (3), Grand View Cemetery (4), West Church Cemetery (5), Dawson County Cemetery (6), Red Top Mennonite Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Camp Reservoir (A), Prairie Goat Reservoir (B), Milliron Reservoir Number 2 (C), Milliron Reservoir Number 1 (D), Big Drop Reservoir (E), Malkuch Reservoir (F), Bailer Reservoir (G), Jack Downs Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Little Creek (A), Alkali Creek (B), Brush Creek (C), Cotton Creek (D), Bad Route Creek (E), Berry Creek (F), Box Elder Creek (G), Cabin Creek (H), Cedar Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Fergus County include: Yellowstone River Historical Marker (1), Makoshika State Park (2), Meissner American Legion Baseball Field (3), Jaycee West Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Douglas County, Washington , Pierce County, Washington , Thurston County, Washington , Teton County .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.6%
Montana:

4.3%

Unemployment by year in Fergus, MT
County total employment by year in Fergus, MT
County average yearly wages by year in Fergus, MT

Current college students: 187
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 93.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 30.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 130 (12.2% naturalized citizens)

Fergus County:

1.1%
Whole state:

2.3%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 432010 or later
  • 02000 to 2009
  • 61990 to 1999
  • 121980 to 1989
  • 11970 to 1979
  • 83Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 96.2%

Fergus County marital status for males Fergus County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,798
  • One, attached: 3
  • Two: 5
  • 3 or 4: 164
  • 5 to 9: 125
  • 10 to 19: 38
  • 20 to 49: 107
  • 50 or more: 38
  • Mobile homes: 684

Housing units in Fergus County with a mortgage: 1,576 (17 second mortgage, 100 home equity loan, 11 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,150

Here:

33.3% with mortgage
State:

55.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Fergus County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic1,9546
Evangelical Protestant1,70820
Mainline Protestant1,53510
Other4702
None5,919-
Fergus County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Fergus County:

5.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Fergus County:

4.48 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 17
This county:

15.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

10.38 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Fergus County:

8.9%
Montana:

7.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Fergus County:

23.6%
State:

23.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

5.3%
State:

10.7%

Agriculture in Fergus County:

Average size of farms: 2749 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $73,743
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $52.07
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 69.19%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $69,414
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 15.88%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 3.44%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $97,016
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 83.73%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 4.24
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.36%
All wheat for grain: 151901 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Fergus County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Montana state average. It is 61549578.5 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one injury recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 6/29/1961, a tornado injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Fergus County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Montana state average. It is 599% 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 185.4 miles away from Fergus County 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 297.3 miles away from the county 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 179.7 miles away from the county center
On 7/6/2017 at 06:30:17, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 7.6 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 148.3 miles away from the county center
On 3/31/2020 at 23:52:30, a magnitude 6.5 (6.5 MW, Depth: 7.5 mi) earthquake occurred 328.9 miles away from Fergus County center
On 7/26/2005 at 04:08:37, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MB, 5.2 MS, 5.6 MW) earthquake occurred 190.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Montana Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4508, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Montana Flooding, Incident Period: May 19, 2013 to June 03, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4127: July 10, 2013, FEMA Id: 4127, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Montana Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: April 04, 2011 to July 22, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1996: June 17, 2011, FEMA Id: 1996, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Montana Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3253: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3253, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Montana Wildfires, Incident Period: July 13, 2000 to September 25, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1340: August 30, 2000, FEMA Id: 1340, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Montana Heavy Rains, Flooding, Landslides, Incident Period: February 24, 1986 to March 07, 1986, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-761: March 15, 1986, FEMA Id: 761, Natural disaster type: Landslide, Flood, Heavy Rain
  • Montana Rains, Snowmelt, Storms, Flooding, Incident Period: June 28, 1975, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-472: June 28, 1975, FEMA Id: 472, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Snow

The number of natural disasters in Fergus County (7) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 1
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Fergus

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,844 (68.0%)
  • Carpooled: 612 (10.8%)
  • Bus: 36 (0.6%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 58 (1.0%)
  • Bicycle: 82 (1.5%)
  • Walked: 395 (7.0%)
  • Worked at home: 582 (10.3%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Management occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Community and social service occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Denmark (28%)
  • Taiwan (19%)
  • Canada (19%)
  • England (11%)
  • Germany (9%)
  • Italy (5%)
  • Africa, n.e.c. (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Fergus County


  • American (30%)
  • German (11%)
  • English (7%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • European (7%)
  • Norwegian (5%)
  • Italian (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Fergus County, Montana in 2000:

  • 221 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 147 people in nursing homes
  • 139 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 29 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 10 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 4 people in other group homes

People in group quarters in Fergus County, Montana in 2010:

  • 198 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 152 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 87 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 16 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 6 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $54,954.

6.09% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,603 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.09%
Montana average:

7.25%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.14% relocated from other counties in Montana ($23,293 average AGI)
1.95% relocated from other states ($17,310 average AGI)
Fergus County:

1.95%
Montana average:

4.15%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Yellowstone County, MT  0.78% ($37,027 average AGI)
from Cascade County, MT  0.50% ($27,208)


5.54% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($23,508 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.54%
Montana average:

6.77%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.76% relocated to other counties in Montana ($8,378 average AGI)
1.78% relocated to other states ($15,130 average AGI)
Fergus County:

1.78%
Montana average:

3.66%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Yellowstone County, MT  0.97% ($47,587 average AGI)
to Cascade County, MT  0.51% ($33,083)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.9

Births per 1000 population in Fergus County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 13.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Fergus County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.2

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Fergus County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 12.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 10.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Fergus County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Fergus County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Fergus County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Fergus County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Fergus County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Fergus County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 2,698 (2,385 aged, 313 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 258 (12%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Fergus County, Montana in 1999 - 2019:

  • Unspecified dementia (172)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (136)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (100)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (70)
  • Congestive heart failure (44)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (33)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (32)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (11)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 22%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 8.67
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 12,852
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 1,075
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 41,451

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 684
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,299
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 9

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 57
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 121

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 9

Household type by relationship:

Households: 11,414
  • Male householders: 2,686 (825 living alone), Female householders: 2,340 (932 living alone)
  • 2,444 spouses (2,409 opposite-sex spouses), 302 unmarried partners, (302 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 2,727 children (2,625 natural, 29 adopted, 64 stepchildren), 122 grandchildren, 39 brothers or sisters, 35 parents, 4 foster children, 100 other relatives, 177 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 416

Size of family households: 1,686 2-persons, 542 3-persons, 467 4-persons, 160 5-persons, 125 6-persons, 46 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,757 1-person, 171 2-persons, 54 3-persons, 3 4-persons.

1,391 married couples with children.
796 single-parent households (178 men, 618 women).

96.5% of residents of Fergus speak English at home.
1.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (97% speak English very well, 3% speak English not well).
2.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (89% speak English very well, 11% speak English well).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (96% speak English very well, 4% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $91,387,000 ($7,920 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,513,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $35,171,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $16,433,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $12,114,000
Federal grants: $17,267,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,278,000 ($48,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $8,124,000 ($85,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,759,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $11,431,000
Federal Government insurance: $27,019,000

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

Births: 577
Here:

50 per 1000 residents
State:

62 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 854
Here:

74 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +4
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+2 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -50
Here -4 per 1000 residents
State +20 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Fergus County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.71 millions of gallons per day (99% from ground, 1% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.2

Year house built in Fergus County, Montana
  • Year house built in Fergus County, Montana
  • 272014 or later
  • 2542010 to 2013
  • 4962000 to 2009
  • 6181990 to 1999
  • 4051980 to 1989
  • 6451970 to 1979
  • 3401960 to 1969
  • 7451950 to 1959
  • 4031940 to 1949
  • 1,8861939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Fergus County, Montana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Fergus County, Montana
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Fergus County, Montana
  • 31 room
  • 292 rooms
  • 1413 rooms
  • 4194 rooms
  • 9165 rooms
  • 5686 rooms
  • 5927 rooms
  • 4218 rooms
  • 5989+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Fergus County, Montana
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Fergus County, Montana
  • 841 room
  • 1622 rooms
  • 1433 rooms
  • 2484 rooms
  • 1605 rooms
  • 1866 rooms
  • 1507 rooms
  • 328 rooms
  • 1659+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Fergus County, Montana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Fergus County, Montana
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Fergus County, Montana
  • 2no bedroom
  • 1751 bedroom
  • 1,1242 bedrooms
  • 1,2743 bedrooms
  • 8264 bedrooms
  • 2975+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Fergus County, Montana
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Fergus County, Montana
  • 96no bedroom
  • 2591 bedroom
  • 3392 bedrooms
  • 5163 bedrooms
  • 744 bedrooms
  • 335+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Fergus County, Montana in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Fergus County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Fergus County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 125no vehicle
  • 8351 vehicle
  • 1,2912 vehicles
  • 7533 vehicles
  • 4604 vehicles
  • 2355+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Fergus County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Fergus County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 111no vehicle
  • 6561 vehicle
  • 4052 vehicles
  • 943 vehicles
  • 374 vehicles
  • 285+ vehicles

88.5% of Fergus County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 72% lived in Montana.

Fergus County:

88.5%
State average:

84.1%

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

  • This state: 7,332
  • Other state: 3,901
  • Northeast: 294
  • Midwest: 1,313
  • South: 418
  • West: 1,881
Year householders moved into unit in Fergus County, MT
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Fergus County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 55.1%Utility gas
  • 16.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 14.1%Electricity
  • 11.2%Wood
  • 2.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.7%Other fuel
  • 0.1%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 55.5%Utility gas
  • 20.0%Electricity
  • 16.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.3%Wood
  • 2.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.3%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 34
Here:

3.4%
Montana:

12.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 23
Here:

3.7%
Montana:

10.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 15
Here:

6.0%
Montana:

9.2%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Fergus County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $649,000
    Parks and Recreation: $339,000
    Air Transportation: $269,000
    Regular Highways: $117,000
  • Construction - Air Transportation: $84,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,271,000
    Police Protection: $1,698,000
    Health - Other: $1,050,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,043,000
    Parks and Recreation: $577,000
    General - Other: $576,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $492,000
    Financial Administration: $421,000
    Central Staff Services: $415,000
    Air Transportation: $246,000
    General Public Buildings: $221,000
    Libraries: $56,000
    Local Fire Protection: $34,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $32,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $951,000
    Highways: $287,000
    Other: $253,000
    Air Transportation: $2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $68,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,168,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $76,000
    Other: $2,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,558,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,352,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $206,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $292,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $97,000
    Interest Earnings: $55,000
    Special Assessments: $48,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $865,000
    General - Other: $285,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $27,000
    Police Protection: $24,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,568,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $704,000
    Highways: $464,000
    Other: $412,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,624,000
    Other License: $20,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,547,000

Fergus County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $649,000
    Parks and Recreation: $339,000
    Air Transportation: $269,000
    Regular Highways: $117,000
  • Construction - Air Transportation: $84,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,271,000
    Police Protection: $1,698,000
    Health - Other: $1,050,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,043,000
    Parks and Recreation: $577,000
    General - Other: $576,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $492,000
    Financial Administration: $421,000
    Central Staff Services: $415,000
    Air Transportation: $246,000
    General Public Buildings: $221,000
    Libraries: $56,000
    Local Fire Protection: $34,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $32,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $951,000
    Highways: $287,000
    Other: $253,000
    Air Transportation: $2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $68,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,168,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $76,000
    Other: $2,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,558,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,352,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $206,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $292,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $97,000
    Interest Earnings: $55,000
    Special Assessments: $48,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $865,000
    General - Other: $285,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $27,000
    Police Protection: $24,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,568,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $704,000
    Highways: $464,000
    Other: $412,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,624,000
    Other License: $20,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,547,000

Fergus County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $649,000
    Parks and Recreation: $339,000
    Air Transportation: $269,000
    Regular Highways: $117,000
  • Construction - Air Transportation: $84,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,271,000
    Police Protection: $1,698,000
    Health - Other: $1,050,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,043,000
    Parks and Recreation: $577,000
    General - Other: $576,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $492,000
    Financial Administration: $421,000
    Central Staff Services: $415,000
    Air Transportation: $246,000
    General Public Buildings: $221,000
    Libraries: $56,000
    Local Fire Protection: $34,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $32,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $951,000
    Highways: $287,000
    Other: $253,000
    Air Transportation: $2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $68,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,168,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $76,000
    Other: $2,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,558,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,352,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $206,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $292,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $97,000
    Interest Earnings: $55,000
    Special Assessments: $48,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $865,000
    General - Other: $285,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $27,000
    Police Protection: $24,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,568,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $704,000
    Highways: $464,000
    Other: $412,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,624,000
    Other License: $20,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,547,000

Fergus County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $649,000
    Parks and Recreation: $339,000
    Air Transportation: $269,000
    Regular Highways: $117,000
  • Construction - Air Transportation: $84,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,271,000
    Police Protection: $1,698,000
    Health - Other: $1,050,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,043,000
    Parks and Recreation: $577,000
    General - Other: $576,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $492,000
    Financial Administration: $421,000
    Central Staff Services: $415,000
    Air Transportation: $246,000
    General Public Buildings: $221,000
    Libraries: $56,000
    Local Fire Protection: $34,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $32,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $951,000
    Highways: $287,000
    Other: $253,000
    Air Transportation: $2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $68,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,168,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $76,000
    Other: $2,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,558,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,352,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $206,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $292,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $97,000
    Interest Earnings: $55,000
    Special Assessments: $48,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $865,000
    General - Other: $285,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $27,000
    Police Protection: $24,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,568,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $704,000
    Highways: $464,000
    Other: $412,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,624,000
    Other License: $20,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,547,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 183
  • Number of aged recipients: 35
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 148
  • Number of recipients under 18: 20
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 101
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 62
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 64
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 75
Most common first names in Fergus County, MT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John13178.6 years
William9177.4 years
George8178.9 years
Mary7881.1 years
James7876.6 years
Charles7778.2 years
Robert7272.2 years
Frank6680.1 years
Anna5188.9 years
Alice4182.2 years
Most common last names in Fergus County, MT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson4178.3 years
Anderson3779.2 years
Smith3578.1 years
Nelson3084.2 years
Miller2979.4 years
Martin2280.0 years
Brown2276.8 years
Peterson1477.3 years
Hanson1483.6 years
Long1377.8 years
Businesses in Fergus County, MT
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets3
Albertsons1McDonald's1
Chevrolet1Nike5
Curves1RadioShack1
FedEx1Super 81
Ford1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
La-Z-Boy1UPS3
Lane Furniture1

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  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
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