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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. 2012 cost of living index in Judith Basin County: 86.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (41.1%), Educational,health and social services (22.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 41%
  • Government: 22%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 33%
  • Unpaid family work: 4%
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Races in Judith Basin County, Montana:


Median resident age:  48.0 years
Montana median age:  39.0 years

Males: 1,075  (58.3%)
Females: 997  (41.7%)

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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 2009: $37,473 ($29,241 in 1999)
This county:

$37473
Montana:

$42322

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $346 (lower quartile is $243, upper quartile is $460)
This county:

$346
State:

$533


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $92,446 (it was $62,600 in 2000)
Judith Basin County:

$92,446
Montana:

$176,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $59,319 - $167,192

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $259,456
Here:

$259,456
State:

$250,674

In 2-unit structures: $45,320
Here:

$45,320
State:

$217,204

Mobile homes: $95,483
Here:

$95,483
State:

$51,663
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,006
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $237

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:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $775 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $562 (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 2009: 10.3%
(10.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 48 years old
(Males: 48 years old, Females: 48 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48 years old, Black residents: 15 years old, American Indian residents: 48 years old, Asian residents: 31 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 34 years old, Other race residents: 30 years old)

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

21.1%
Whole state:

14.6%

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

12.3%
Whole state:

5.8%

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: Stanford, Hobson, Geyser.

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), Geyser (G), Kolin (H), Moccasin (I), Raynesford (J), Geyser Rest Area (K), Ackley Lake Campground (L), Geyser Elevator (M), General Mills Incorporated Elevator (N), Sipple (O), Windham (P), Tollgate (Q), Korells Dude Ranch (R), Fred M Ellis Memorial Campground (S), Hay Canyon Campground (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Judith Basin County include: Geyser Community Presbyterian Church (A), Saint Cyril Church (B), Utica Church (C). Display/hide their locations 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 .

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


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:

35.8% with mortgage
State:

64.4% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 42.85%
Here42.9%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 998
Total congregations: 10

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)United Methodist ChurchHutterian BrethrenOther
Adherents536 (53.7%)136 (13.6%)123 (12.3%)100 (10.0%)103 (10.3%)
Congregations4 (40.0%)2 (20.0%)1 (10.0%)1 (10.0%)2 (20.0%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Judith Basin County - Stanford, Hobson, Geyser

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
This county:

9.80 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.



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

4.90 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Judith Basin County:

19.61 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

10.38 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.6%
Montana:

7.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

25.7%
Montana:

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 above Montana state average. It is 2.7 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 significantly below Montana state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/24/2000 at 04:22:06, a magnitude 4.2 (3.7 MB, 4.2 MD, Depth: 1.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 75.5 miles away from the county center
On 11/26/2007 at 06:27:32, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 ML, Depth: 1.1 mi) earthquake occurred 62.6 miles away from the county center
On 4/8/2000 at 11:30:22, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 ML, Depth: 2.9 mi) earthquake occurred 75.9 miles away from the county center
On 11/10/2000 at 19:14:05, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MD, Depth: 1.3 mi) earthquake occurred 71.9 miles away from Judith Basin County center
On 2/6/1999 at 23:29:48, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MD, 3.8 ML, Depth: 0.7 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 67.9 miles away from the county center
On 11/6/1997 at 21:00:14, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 ML, 3.7 MD, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 95.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)

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 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (59%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Truck transportation (3%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Health care (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (45%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (2%)
  • Life and physical scientists (2%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (2%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (2%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)

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




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





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 2005 was $36,278.

6.56% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($49,000 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.56%
Montana average:

8.25%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.98% relocated from other counties in Montana ($17,941 average AGI)
2.57% relocated from other states ($31,039 average AGI)
Judith Basin County:

2.57%
Montana average:

4.64%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries



7.86% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,694 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.86%
Montana average:

7.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.32% relocated to other counties in Montana ($24,661 average AGI)
2.53% relocated to other states ($6,032 average AGI)
Judith Basin County:

2.53%
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 Cascade County, MT  1.52% ($57,417 average AGI)
to Fergus County, MT  1.39% ($20,182)

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 in Judith Basin County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 0.0

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.

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

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 (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Judith Basin County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Judith Basin County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


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


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Judith Basin County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
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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