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Richland County, Montana (MT)


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County population in 2012: 10,810 (56% urban, 44% rural); it was 9,667 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,473
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,431
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,803
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,263 (it was 1,075 in 2000)
% of renters here:

28%
State:

32%

Land area: 2084 sq. mi.
Water area: 18.9 sq. mi.
Population density: 5 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Richland County: 82.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (24.4%), Educational,health and social services (16.5%), Retail trade (13.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 77%
  • Government: 11%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 11%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Richland County, Montana:


Median resident age:  41.0 years
Montana median age:  39.0 years

Males: 5,017  (49.3%)
Females: 4,729  (50.7%)

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Richland County,MT real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Richland County:

2.0 people
Montana:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $41,150 ($32,110 in 1999)
This county:

$41150
Montana:

$42322

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $385 (lower quartile is $290, upper quartile is $475)
This county:

$385
State:

$533


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $100,494 (it was $59,200 in 2000)
Richland County:

$100,494
Montana:

$176,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $65,098 - $170,888

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $145,170
Here:

$145,170
State:

$250,674

Townhouses or other attached units: $32,901
Here:

$32,901
State:

$190,973

Mobile homes: $84,403
Here:

$84,403
State:

$51,663
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,136
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $286

Institutionalized population: 0

Richland 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: $935 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $781 (1.0%)


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


Richland County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 16.2%
(15.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 12.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 60.2% for American Indian residents, 50.0% for other race residents, 11.5% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 41 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 32 years old, American Indian residents: 30 years old, Asian residents: 36 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29 years old, Other race residents: 41 years old)

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

12.2%
Whole state:

14.6%

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

4.6%
Whole state:

5.8%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Richland County is $424 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $678 a month.

Cities in this county include: Sidney, Savage-Crane, Fairview, Lambert, Knife River, Fox Lake, Crane.

Richland County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Local government website: WWW.RICHLAND.ORG

Click to draw/clear Richland County borders

Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Richland County: Eastern Montana Branch Experiment Station (A), Agricultural Research Center (B), Midway Community Center (C), J D Industrial Park (D), Green Acres Campground (E), Sidney Country Club (F), Elmdale (G), Richland County Fairgrounds (H), Four Corners (I), Elk Island Fishing Access Site (J), Gartside Reservoir Fishing Access Site (K), Kuester Reservoir Fishing Access Site (L), Sidney Bridge Fishing Access Site (M), Diamond Willow Fishing Access Site (N), Culbertson Bridge Fishing Access Site (O), East Sidney Substation (P). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Richland County include: Cherry Creek Church (A), Log Church (B), First Presbyterian Church (C), Mona Church of Christ (D), Sidney Seventh Day Adventist Church (E), Jehovah's Witnesses (F), Lutheran Brethren Church (G), Saint Bernards Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Lynd Cemetery (1), Fisher Cemetery (2), Fourmile Cemetery (3), Lone Butte Cemetery (4), Lambert Cemetery (5), Saint Bernards Church Cemetery (6), Cherry Creek Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Burns Lake (A), Latka Reservoir (B), Gartside Lake (C), Gartside Reservoir (D), Prevost Reservoir Number 2 (E), Erickson Reservoir (F), Factory Lake (G), McGlynn Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Spring Creek (A), Duplisse Creek (B), Cedar Creek (C), North Fork Fourmile Creek (D), Alkali Creek (E), Beef Slough (F), Bennie Peer Creek (G), Berry Creek (H), Brorson Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Richland County include: Old Fort Gilbert Historical Marker (1), Richland Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Dawson County , McKenzie County, North Dakota , McCone County , Roosevelt County , Williams County, North Dakota , Wibaux County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 162
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 83.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 140 (36% naturalized citizens)

Richland County:

1.4%
Whole state:

1.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 92.2%

Richland County marital status for males
Richland County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Richland County with a mortgage: 942 (96 second mortgage, 100 home equity loan, 1 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 948

Here:

49.8% with mortgage
State:

64.4% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 71.88%
Here71.9%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 6,949
Total congregations: 28

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchAssemblies of GodUnited Methodist Church
Adherents2,361 (34.0%)2,009 (28.9%)498 (7.2%)431 (6.2%)321 (4.6%)
Congregations4 (14.3%)5 (17.9%)2 (7.1%)1 (3.6%)1 (3.6%)
NameChristian and Missionary AllianceUnited Church of ChristLDS (Mormon) ChurchConservative Congregational Christian ConferenceOther
Adherents298 (4.3%)236 (3.4%)204 (2.9%)115 (1.7%)476 (6.8%)
Congregations4 (14.3%)2 (7.1%)2 (7.1%)1 (3.6%)6 (21.4%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Richland County - Sidney, Savage-Crane, Fairview, Lambert, Knife River

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
This county:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Richland County:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

0.48 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
This county:

5.45 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Richland County:

11.99 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

10.38 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.0%
Montana:

7.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.3%
Montana:

23.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Richland County:

11.0%
State:

10.7%


Agriculture in Richland County:

Average size of farms: 2047 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $115,695
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $118.43
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 55.68%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $94,539
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 21.15%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 18.64%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $144,450
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 78.02%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 5.38
Corn for grain: 1907 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 138670 harvested acres
Vegetables: 52 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Richland County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly above Montana state average. It is 8.5 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Richland County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Montana state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/29/1998 at 03:31:58, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, 3.7 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 42.4 miles away from the county center
On 11/11/1998 at 11:59:37, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 56.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Richland County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 1

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (22%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (10%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Food (4%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (13%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)

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




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





Richland County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,321 (75%)
  • Carpooled: 505 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 2 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 23 (1%)
  • Walked: 194 (4%)
  • Other means: 10 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 353 (8%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

22 people in group homes intended for adults
12 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $52,298.

6.57% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,477 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.57%
Montana average:

8.25%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.81% relocated from other counties in Montana ($15,156 average AGI)
3.76% relocated from other states ($19,317 average AGI)
Richland County:

3.76%
Montana average:

4.64%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Yellowstone County, MT  0.73% ($26,222 average AGI)
from Dawson County, MT  0.35% ($44,692)
from Williams County, ND  0.30% ($31,909)


6.37% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($26,102 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.37%
Montana average:

7.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.85% relocated to other counties in Montana ($11,962 average AGI)
3.52% relocated to other states ($14,140 average AGI)
Richland County:

3.52%
Montana average:

4.10%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Yellowstone County, MT  0.98% ($26,694 average AGI)
to Dawson County, MT  0.30% ($27,545)
to Gallatin County, MT  0.27% ($30,700)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.4

Births per 1000 population in Richland County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Richland County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 2.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Richland County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,698 (1,493 aged, 205 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 10.97
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 17010.54
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 1426.690
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 36841.53

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1275.290
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 912.490

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 29.69
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 120.930

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 21.99

Household type by relationship:

Households: 9,712

Size of family households: 1,368 2-persons, 555 3-persons, 442 4-persons, 234 5-persons, 69 6-persons, 30 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,241 1-person, 201 2-persons, 17 3-persons, 5 4-persons, 4 5-persons, 1 6-persons.

97.1% of residents of Richland County speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (82% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
1.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (68% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $67,049,000 ($7358 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $592,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $22,899,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $12,446,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $8,247,000
Federal grants: $17,210,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,376,000 ($4,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $4,870,000 ($198,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,262,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $6,169,000
Federal Government insurance: $15,132,000

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

Births: 444
Here:

49 per 1000 residents
State:

62 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 548
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +8
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+2 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -465
Here -51 per 1000 residents
State +20 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Richland County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.08 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.1

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Richland County, Montana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 29
  • 3 rooms: 84
  • 4 rooms: 277
  • 5 rooms: 691
  • 6 rooms: 383
  • 7 rooms: 388
  • 8 rooms: 481
  • 9+ rooms: 470
  • 1 room: 8
  • 2 rooms: 45
  • 3 rooms: 131
  • 4 rooms: 348
  • 5 rooms: 205
  • 6 rooms: 117
  • 7 rooms: 65
  • 8 rooms: 54
  • 9+ rooms: 102
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Richland County, Montana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 10
  • 1 bedroom: 102
  • 2 bedrooms: 572
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,164
  • 4 bedrooms: 733
  • 5+ bedrooms: 222
  • no bedroom: 8
  • 1 bedroom: 152
  • 2 bedrooms: 466
  • 3 bedrooms: 308
  • 4 bedrooms: 103
  • 5+ bedrooms: 38
Cars and other vehicles available in Richland County, Montana in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 61
  • 1 vehicle: 692
  • 2 vehicles: 1,137
  • 3 vehicles: 606
  • 4 vehicles: 217
  • 5+ vehicles: 90
  • no vehicle: 149
  • 1 vehicle: 479
  • 2 vehicles: 308
  • 3 vehicles: 82
  • 4 vehicles: 46
  • 5+ vehicles: 11

65% of Richland County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 58% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 51% lived in Montana.

Richland County:

64.7%
State average:

54.0%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $23,800


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 5%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Richland County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (64.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (22.0%)
  • Electricity (10.1%)
  • Wood (1.9%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)
  • Utility gas (62.0%)
  • Electricity (20.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12.7%)
  • Other fuel (2.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.0%)
  • No fuel used (0.9%)
  • Wood (0.6%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 17
Here:

1.3%
Montana:

7.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 13
Here:

1.9%
Montana:

6.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 21
Here:

18.4%
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 Debt

Richland County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Richland County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Richland County government finances - Debt in 2006:


Richland County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Richland County, MT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John8177.1 years
Mary4681.3 years
William4579.3 years
Robert4175.4 years
George3874.6 years
James3574.2 years
Ruth3378.4 years
Charles3178.0 years
Anna3186.0 years
Helen2879.5 years
Most common last names in Richland County, MT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson5775.8 years
Miller4578.4 years
Anderson3376.1 years
Larson3281.2 years
Peterson2381.7 years
Nelson1980.6 years
Smith1875.1 years
Sorensen1779.9 years
Brown1474.6 years
Hansen1378.4 years
Businesses in Richland County, MT
NameCountNameCount
Dairy Queen1MasterBrand Cabinets2
FedEx1McDonald's1
H&R Block1Nike2
JCPenney1RadioShack1
Kroger2True Value1
La-Z-Boy1UPS2
Lane Furniture1
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