Judith Basin County, Montana (MT)

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County population in 2012: 2,024 (all rural); it was 2,329 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 269
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 435
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 734
Renter-occupied apartments: 220 (it was 217 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

32%

Land area: 1870 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 1 people per square mile   (very low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Judith Basin County: 85.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (69.7%), Public administration (12.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 28%
  • Government: 8%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 62%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Judith Basin County, Montana:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (97.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.2%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.8%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
Median resident age:  48.0 years
Montana median age:  39.0 years
Males: 1,075  (58.3%)
Females: 997  (41.7%)

Judith Basin County,MT real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Judith Basin County:

2.0 people
Montana:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $42,605 ($29,241 in 1999)

This county:

$42605
Montana:

$46972

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $375 (lower quartile is $213, upper quartile is $443)
This county:

$375
State:

$600


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $110,221 (it was $62,600 in 2000)
Judith Basin:

$110,221
Montana:

$190,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $56,104 - $185,365

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $180,615
Here:

$180,615
State:

$262,981

Mobile homes: $50,117
Here:

$50,117
State:

$84,157
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $882
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $352

Institutionalized population: 0

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

Judith Basin County, MT map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $739 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $767 (0.7%)

Judith Basin County household income distribution in 2009 Judith Basin County home values distribution Judith Basin County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.4%
(12.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.7% for other race residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.4%
Judith Basin County:

13.4%
Montana:

16.5%
(13.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 49 years old
(Males: 50 years old, Females: 48 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 50 years old, American Indian residents: 70 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 32 years old, Other race residents: 41 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Judith Basin County is $401 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $508 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $677 a month.

Cities in this county include: Geyser, Stanford, Hobson.

Judith Basin 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 Judith Basin County: Dry Wolf Ranger Station (A), Dry Wolf Campground (B), Middle Fork Ranch (C), Dry Pole Campground (D), Old Yogo Town (E), Arrow Creek (F), Kolin (G), Moccasin (H), Raynesford (I), Geyser Rest Area (J), Ackley Lake Campground (K), General Mills Incorporated Elevator (L), Sipple (M), Windham (N), Tollgate (O), Korells Dude Ranch (P), Fred M Ellis Memorial Campground (Q), Hay Canyon Campground (R), Trask Ranch (S), Kibby (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Judith Basin County: Utica Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Ubet Cemetery (1), Geer Cemetery (2), Lone Tree Park Cemetery (3), Buffalo Cemetery (4), Moccasin Cemetery (5), Stanford Cemetery (6), Geyser Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Hidden Lake (A), Red Shed Lake (B), Rhoda Lake (C), Lake Elva (D), Ackley Lake (E), Twin Lakes (F), Ackley Lake (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Flanagan Creek (A), Old Geyser Creek (B), Alkali Creek (C), Antelope Creek (D), Appraisal Creek (E), Barrows Creek (F), Basin Creek (G), Bend Gulch Creek (H), Berger Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Judith Basin County include: Judith River State Wildlife Management Area (1), Mining Plays Second Fiddle Historical Marker (2), Judith River Historical Marker (3), Ackley Lake State Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Cascade County , Chouteau County , Fergus County , Meagher County , Wheatland County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.2%
Montana:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 23
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 23.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 32 (47% naturalized citizens)

Judith Basin County:

1.4%
Whole state:

1.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 0
  • 1990 to 1994: 0
  • 1985 to 1989: 2
  • 1980 to 1984: 4
  • 1975 to 1979: 12
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 6
  • 1965 to 1969: 8

Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 78.2%

Judith Basin County marital status for males Judith Basin County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Judith Basin County with a mortgage: 111 (5 second mortgage, 8 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 199

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Judith Basin County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic9784
Mainline Protestant1653
Evangelical Protestant624
Other3-
None864-
Judith Basin 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: 2
Judith Basin County:

9.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Judith Basin County:

4.90 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 4
This county:

19.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

10.38 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Judith Basin County:

8.6%
Montana:

7.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Judith Basin County:

25.7%
State:

23.1%

Agriculture in Judith Basin County:

Average size of farms: 2626 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $102,031
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $47.04
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: 73.81%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $102,571
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 21.63%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 4.15%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $116,997
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 76.27%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 6.21
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.31%
All wheat for grain: 64321 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Judith Basin County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Montana state average. It is 16842676.7 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one injury recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 7/10/1965, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Judith Basin County-area historical earthquake activity is near Montana state average. It is 27% 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 173.1 miles away from Judith Basin 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 270.0 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 166.4 miles away from the county 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 161.6 miles away from the county center
On 8/22/1984 at 09:46:30, a magnitude 5.8 (5.0 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.8 ML) earthquake occurred 253.5 miles away from Judith Basin County center
On 10/29/1983 at 23:29:11, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.0 MS, 5.8 ML) earthquake occurred 264.3 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:


The number of natural disasters in Judith Basin 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 in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

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

  • Canada (88%)
  • Philippines (6%)
  • Mexico (6%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Judith Basin County (%):

  • German (27%)
  • Norwegian (11%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • English (10%)
  • United States or American (9%)
  • Finnish (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)

Judith Basin County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 588 (56%)
  • Carpooled: 121 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 4 (0%)
  • Walked: 109 (10%)
  • Other means: 2 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 230 (22%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $35,083.

6.14% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,208 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.14%
Montana average:

6.86%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.71% relocated from other counties in Montana ($17,833 average AGI)
2.43% relocated from other states ($10,354 average AGI)
Judith Basin County:

2.43%
Montana average:

3.82%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries



8.48% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,074 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.48%
Montana average:

6.73%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.86% relocated to other counties in Montana ($22,044 average AGI)
1.62% relocated to other states ($5,029 average AGI)
Judith Basin County:

1.62%
Montana average:

3.69%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cascade County, MT  1.37% ($31,545 average AGI)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.9

Births per 1000 population in Judith Basin County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 5.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Judith Basin County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Judith Basin County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 423 (378 aged, 45 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 23%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 25%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 591.450
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 591.450

Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 90.99

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,072

Size of family households: 341 2-persons, 117 3-persons, 81 4-persons, 38 5-persons, 14 6-persons, 9 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 280 1-person, 41 2-persons, 3 3-persons.

552 married couples with children.
56 single-parent households (15 men, 41 women).

91.4% of residents of Judith Basin County speak English at home.
0.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (89% speak English very well, 11% speak English well).
7.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (72% speak English very well, 28% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $20,082,000 ($9166 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $359,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $6,106,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $2,121,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $7,131,000
Federal grants: $2,512,000
Federal procurement contracts: $626,000 ($111,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,587,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $865,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,344,000
Federal Government insurance: $12,345,000

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

Births: 89
Here:

40 per 1000 residents
State:

62 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 115
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: -1
Here -0 per 1000 residents
State +2 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -98
Here -45 per 1000 residents
State +20 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Judith Basin County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.06 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.6
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 6
  • 2000 to 2004: 84
  • 1990 to 1999: 94
  • 1980 to 1989: 113
  • 1970 to 1979: 201
  • 1960 to 1969: 152
  • 1950 to 1959: 157
  • 1940 to 1949: 129
  • 1939 or earlier: 384
Rooms in houses/apartments in Judith Basin County, Montana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 7
  • 3 rooms: 17
  • 4 rooms: 89
  • 5 rooms: 202
  • 6 rooms: 148
  • 7 rooms: 80
  • 8 rooms: 91
  • 9+ rooms: 100
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 14
  • 3 rooms: 9
  • 4 rooms: 26
  • 5 rooms: 52
  • 6 rooms: 41
  • 7 rooms: 22
  • 8 rooms: 32
  • 9+ rooms: 19
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Judith Basin County, Montana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 28
  • 2 bedrooms: 198
  • 3 bedrooms: 306
  • 4 bedrooms: 157
  • 5+ bedrooms: 45
  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 23
  • 2 bedrooms: 59
  • 3 bedrooms: 76
  • 4 bedrooms: 44
  • 5+ bedrooms: 13
Cars and other vehicles available in Judith Basin County, Montana in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 39
  • 1 vehicle: 136
  • 2 vehicles: 271
  • 3 vehicles: 138
  • 4 vehicles: 72
  • 5+ vehicles: 78
  • no vehicle: 12
  • 1 vehicle: 67
  • 2 vehicles: 66
  • 3 vehicles: 44
  • 4 vehicles: 16
  • 5+ vehicles: 12

68% of Judith Basin County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 73% lived in Montana.

Judith Basin County:

68.2%
State average:

54.0%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $20,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 7%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 7%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Judith Basin County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (48.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (18.5%)
  • Electricity (16.5%)
  • Wood (13.5%)
  • Utility gas (1.9%)
  • Other fuel (1.1%)
  • Coal or coke (0.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (43.3%)
  • Electricity (21.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (18.4%)
  • Wood (12.4%)
  • Other fuel (1.4%)
  • Utility gas (0.9%)
  • Coal or coke (0.9%)
  • Solar energy (0.9%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 12
Here:

4.1%
Montana:

7.4%

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

5.6%
Montana:

6.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2
Here:

15.4%
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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Judith Basin County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $562,000
    Police Protection: $215,000
    General - Other: $172,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $167,000
    Financial Administration: $123,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $80,000
    Welfare - Other: $54,000
    Health Services - Other: $51,000
    Libraries: $48,000
    General Public Buildings: $44,000
    Central Staff Services: $33,000
    Air Transportation: $15,000
    Corrections - Other: $15,000
    Fire Protection: $5,000
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $397,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $144,000
    Central Staff: $100,000
    Regular Highways: $96,000
    General Public Building: $89,000
    Health - Other: $30,000
    Natural Resource - Other: $25,000
    Police Protection: $13,000
    Libraries: $3,000
    Judicial: $2,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,001,000

Judith Basin County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $183,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Support: $297,000
    All Other: $85,000
    Highways: $44,000
    Housing & Community Development: $15,000
    Health & Hospitals: $2,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $49,000
    Interest Earnings: $48,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $164,000
    General Support: $139,000
    All Other: $96,000
    Public Welfare: $4,000
    Health & Hospitals: $3,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,597,000

Judith Basin County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,617,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Judith Basin County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Judith Basin County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Judith Basin County, MT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2077.9 years
George980.5 years
William976.5 years
James977.9 years
Robert875.6 years
Kenneth766.0 years
Albert785.8 years
Charles777.3 years
Raymond778.0 years
Mildred675.2 years
Most common last names in Judith Basin County, MT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Schmitt777.7 years
Watson684.7 years
Larson678.5 years
Smith579.0 years
Holzer583.0 years
Galt589.0 years
Baker583.0 years
Hammer571.8 years
Miller585.2 years
Johnson578.4 years

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