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Rosebud County, Montana (MT)


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County population in 2012: 9,396 (all rural); it was 9,383 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,058
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,201
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,223
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,136 (it was 1,084 in 2000)
% of renters here:

33%
State:

32%

Land area: 5012 sq. mi.
Water area: 14.6 sq. mi.
Population density: 2 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Rosebud County: 85.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (22.6%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (18.5%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (12.9%), Public administration (10.5%), Retail trade (10.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 61%
  • Government: 27%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 10%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Rosebud County, Montana:


Median resident age:  36.0 years
Montana median age:  39.0 years

Males: 4,671  (51.0%)
Females: 4,562  (49.0%)

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Average household size:
Rosebud County:

2.0 people
Montana:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $46,005 ($35,898 in 1999)
This county:

$46005
Montana:

$42322

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $381 (lower quartile is $232, upper quartile is $533)
This county:

$381
State:

$533


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $96,361 (it was $55,900 in 2000)
Rosebud County:

$96,361
Montana:

$176,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $55,611 - $169,801

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $188,966
Here:

$188,966
State:

$250,674

Townhouses or other attached units: $1,937,551
Here:

$1,937,551
State:

$190,973

In 2-unit structures: $1,069,080
Here:

$1,069,080
State:

$217,204

Mobile homes: $95,840
Here:

$95,840
State:

$51,663

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $28,859
Here:

$28,859
State:

$45,944
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,085
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $326

Institutionalized population: 65

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


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


Rosebud 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: $620 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $409 (0.5%)


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


Rosebud County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 23.1%
(10.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 43.1% for Black residents, 40.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 46.1% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 28.9% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 36 years old
(Males: 36 years old, Females: 36 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 32 years old, American Indian residents: 23 years old, Asian residents: 30 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21 years old, Other race residents: 37 years old)

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

22.4%
Whole state:

14.6%

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

9.1%
Whole state:

5.8%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Rosebud County is $388 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $621 a month.

Cities in this county include: Colstrip, Lame Deer, Forsyth, Ashland, Birney, Northern Cheyenne, North of the Yellowstone, Rosebud.

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

2005 air pollution in Rosebud County:

Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour: 80 µg/m3(standard limit: 150 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.



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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Rosebud County: Aldinger Ranch (A), McKay Ranch (B), Bailey Ranch (C), Bones Ranch (D), McDonald Ranch (E), Barley Ranch (F), Mc Kinney Ranch (G), Maudru Spur (H), Mardis Ranch (I), Bixby Ranch (J), Blacktail Ranch (K), Brewster Camp (L), Brewster Ranch (M), Brock Camp (N), Brockel Homestead (O), Burning Coal Vein Area (P), Forsyth Country Club (Q), Cox Ranch (R), O'Dell Windmill (S), Erickson Ranch (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Rosebud County include: Church of Christ (A), Rosebud Community Chapel (B), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (C), Ashland Christian Fellowship (D), Ashland Community Church (E), Saint Isadore Church (F), Birney Church (G), Trinity Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Rosebud Cemetery (1), Forsyth Cemetery (2), Brown Cemetery (3), Lee Cemetery (4), Vanstel Cemetery (5), Bean Cemetery (6), Sumatra Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Red Rock Reservoir Number One (A), Red Rock Reservoir Number Two (B), Snyder Reservoir (C), Brown Coulee Reservoir (D), Boies Reservoir (E), Blacktail Reservoir (F), Black Sea Reservoir (G), Black Coulee Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Zook Creek (A), Big Breed Creek (B), Bowman Creek (C), Bridge Creek (D), Bringoff Creek (E), Burning Creek (F), Cedar Creek (G), Antelope Creek (H), Big Porcupine Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Rosebud County include: West Rosebud State Park (1), Tongue River Breaks Hiding and Riding Area (2), Poker Jim Research Natural Area (3), King Mountain Hiking and Riding Area (4), East Rosebud State Park (5), Rosebud Historical Marker (6), Cattle Brands Historical Marker (7), Rosebud River Historical Marker (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Big Horn County , Custer County , Garfield County , Musselshell County , Petroleum County , Powder River County , Treasure County , Yellowstone County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 291
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 104 (41% naturalized citizens)

Rosebud County:

1.1%
Whole state:

1.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 93.9%

Rosebud County marital status for males
Rosebud County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Rosebud County with a mortgage: 654 (56 second mortgage, 58 home equity loan, 4 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 514

Here:

56.0% with mortgage
State:

64.4% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 46.15%
Here46.1%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 4,330
Total congregations: 29

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionLDS (Mormon) ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents1,741 (40.2%)639 (14.8%)580 (13.4%)271 (6.3%)259 (6.0%)
Congregations5 (17.2%)4 (13.8%)3 (10.3%)2 (6.9%)2 (6.9%)
NamePentecostal Church of GodChristian and Missionary AllianceAssemblies of GodMennonite Church USAOther
Adherents250 (5.8%)161 (3.7%)86 (2.0%)72 (1.7%)271 (6.3%)
Congregations1 (3.4%)2 (6.9%)1 (3.4%)2 (6.9%)7 (24.1%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Rosebud County - Colstrip, Lame Deer, Forsyth, Ashland, Birney

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
This county:

6.55 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
This county:

4.37 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Rosebud County:

8.73 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

10.38 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.5%
Montana:

7.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

39.1%
Montana:

23.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Rosebud County:

19.5%
State:

10.7%


Agriculture in Rosebud County:

Average size of farms: 6167 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $102,583
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $78.16
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 81.64%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $95,389
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 3.91%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 28.73%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $80,966
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 80.10%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 3.03
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.03%
Corn for grain: 752 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 42703 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Rosebud County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Montana state average. It is 81.2 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 3 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 7/20/1993, a tornado injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rosebud County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Montana state average. It is 95% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/23/1991 at 20:32:27, a magnitude 3.6 (3.3 ML, 3.6 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 11.0 miles away from the county center
On 2/25/1993 at 03:44:15, a magnitude 3.9 (3.5 ML, 3.9 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 77.6 miles away from the county center
On 11/3/1999 at 13:28:52, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 65.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: local magnitude (ML)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Rosebud 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 (15%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (15%)
  • Utilities (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Educational services (26%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Extraction workers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)

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




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





Rosebud County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,686 (69%)
  • Carpooled: 618 (16%)
  • Railroad: 7 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 4 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 39 (1%)
  • Walked: 356 (9%)
  • Other means: 29 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 134 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $44,694.

7.45% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,267 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.45%
Montana average:

8.25%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.11% relocated from other counties in Montana ($20,284 average AGI)
3.34% relocated from other states ($17,983 average AGI)
Rosebud County:

3.34%
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  1.19% ($32,270 average AGI)
from Big Horn County, MT  0.51% ($33,188)
from Custer County, MT  0.35% ($46,182)


9.43% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,890 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.43%
Montana average:

7.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.13% relocated to other counties in Montana ($18,867 average AGI)
3.30% relocated to other states ($15,023 average AGI)
Rosebud County:

3.30%
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  3.17% ($31,218 average AGI)
to Custer County, MT  0.50% ($17,125)
to Big Horn County, MT  0.41% ($24,538)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 17.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 18.4

Births per 1000 population in Rosebud County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Rosebud County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 15.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.9

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Rosebud County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,122 (952 aged, 170 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 21%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 10.79
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 11499.46
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 765.910
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 16062.57

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1758.580
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 879.290

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 49.75
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 43.42

Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 9,168

Size of family households: 1,009 2-persons, 414 3-persons, 400 4-persons, 248 5-persons, 112 6-persons, 135 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 938 1-person, 127 2-persons, 8 3-persons, 3 4-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

86.9% of residents of Rosebud County speak English at home.
1.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (60% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 15% speak English not well).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (72% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (83% speak English very well, 17% speak English well).
9.5% of residents speak other language at home (64% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $83,358,000 ($8992 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $393,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $17,895,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $7,566,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $7,278,000
Federal grants: $33,439,000
Federal procurement contracts: $7,650,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $9,530,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $716,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,489,000
Federal Government insurance: $14,587,000

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

Births: 844
Here:

92 per 1000 residents
State:

62 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 391
Here:

42 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +21
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+2 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -626
Here -68 per 1000 residents
State +20 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Rosebud County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.43 millions of gallons per day (36% from ground, 64% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.1

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Rosebud County, Montana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 21
  • 2 rooms: 58
  • 3 rooms: 122
  • 4 rooms: 230
  • 5 rooms: 517
  • 6 rooms: 410
  • 7 rooms: 334
  • 8 rooms: 222
  • 9+ rooms: 309
  • 1 room: 37
  • 2 rooms: 117
  • 3 rooms: 119
  • 4 rooms: 242
  • 5 rooms: 311
  • 6 rooms: 125
  • 7 rooms: 96
  • 8 rooms: 11
  • 9+ rooms: 26
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Rosebud County, Montana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 21
  • 1 bedroom: 129
  • 2 bedrooms: 393
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,072
  • 4 bedrooms: 388
  • 5+ bedrooms: 220
  • no bedroom: 41
  • 1 bedroom: 218
  • 2 bedrooms: 358
  • 3 bedrooms: 362
  • 4 bedrooms: 74
  • 5+ bedrooms: 31
Cars and other vehicles available in Rosebud County, Montana in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 89
  • 1 vehicle: 420
  • 2 vehicles: 824
  • 3 vehicles: 580
  • 4 vehicles: 227
  • 5+ vehicles: 83
  • no vehicle: 138
  • 1 vehicle: 499
  • 2 vehicles: 279
  • 3 vehicles: 109
  • 4 vehicles: 48
  • 5+ vehicles: 11

59% of Rosebud County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 53% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 61% lived in Montana.

Rosebud County:

59.2%
State average:

54.0%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $49,200


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Rosebud County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (34.0%)
  • Electricity (27.6%)
  • Utility gas (25.4%)
  • Wood (5.5%)
  • Coal or coke (4.5%)
  • Other fuel (1.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.4%)
  • Electricity (47.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (26.0%)
  • Utility gas (23.1%)
  • Wood (2.1%)
  • Other fuel (0.9%)
  • Coal or coke (0.7%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 138
Here:

9.3%
Montana:

7.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 59
Here:

7.3%
Montana:

6.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 28
Here:

13.3%
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

Rosebud County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Rosebud County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Rosebud County government finances - Debt in 2006:


Rosebud County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Rosebud County, MT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John5775.8 years
Mary3477.0 years
James3473.2 years
William2577.1 years
Robert2572.4 years
George2175.0 years
Frank1673.9 years
Charles1672.8 years
Ruth1676.4 years
Raymond1470.0 years
Most common last names in Rosebud County, MT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2280.2 years
Johnson1879.0 years
Whiteman1173.3 years
Olson1177.9 years
White1177.8 years
Watson1164.6 years
Miller971.5 years
Seminole863.5 years
Sherman879.4 years
Killsnight861.6 years
Businesses in Rosebud County, MT
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Super 81
Dairy Queen1U-Haul1
Lane Furniture1UPS1
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