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59844 Zip Code (Heron, MT) Detailed Profile




City: Heron, MT (4.15%)
County: Sanders County, MT
Estimated zip code population in 2017: 662
Zip code population in 2010: 736
Zip code population in 2000: 570

Houses and condos: 376
Renter-occupied apartments: 57
% of renters here:

20%
State:

31%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 59844: 91.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 120.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 2.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 5 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 59844
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2017:
This zip code:

0.4% ($1,210)
Montana:

0.8% ($1,865)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,175 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,255 (0.4%)

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Males: 334  (50.6%)
Females: 327  (49.4%)

For population 25 years and over in 59844:

  • High school or higher: 83.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.3%
  • Unemployed: 10.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 59844:

  • Never married: 24.2%
  • Now married: 54.0%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 9.0%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

Zip code 59844 compared to state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 59844 (2017)
    • 698122.5%White
    • 142.5%Hispanic or Latino
    • 132.3%Two or more races
    • 40.7%Black
    • 40.7%American Indian
    • 30.5%Asian
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100% rural population.

Estimated median house/condo value in 2017: $288,671
59844:

$288,671
Montana:

$231,300



According to our research of Montana and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in 59844 zip code as of January 18, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 59844 is 227 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

53.6 years
Montana median age:

40.0 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.2 people
Montana:

2.4 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 59844, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $35,156 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$35,156
State:

$53,401

Salary/wage: $28,350 (reported on 64.0% of returns)
Here:

$28,350
State:

$40,976
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 50.9% for AGIs below $25k, 52.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 71.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 41.8% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $789 (reported on 36.0% of returns)
This zip code:

$789
Montana:

$1,689
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.3% for AGIs below $25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.8% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Ordinary dividends: $1,625 (reported on 16.0% of returns)
Here:

$1,625
State:

$5,585

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$6,000 (reported on 12.0% of returns)
Here:

+$6,000
State:

+$14,401

Profit/loss from business: +$7,229 (reported on 28.0% of returns)
Here:

+$7,229
State:

+$10,980

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $9,000 (reported on 8.0% of returns)
59844:

$9,000
Montana:

$13,434

Total itemized deductions: $21,740 (28% of AGI, reported on 20.0% of returns)
Here:

$21,740
State:

$21,750

Here:

28.1% of AGI
State:

20.5% of AGI

Charity contributions: $2,500 (reported on 12.0% of returns)
Here:

$2,500
State:

$3,989

Taxes paid: $3,940 (reported on 20.0% of returns)
59844:

$3,940
State:

$7,640

Earned income credit: $2,520 (reported on 20.0% of returns)
Here:

$2,520
State:

$2,015
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.4% for AGIs below $25k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 52.0%
Here:

52%
State:

57%
(% for various income ranges: 50.0% for AGIs below $25k, 71.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 66.7% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 59844, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $29,755 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$29,755
State:

$37,845

Salary/wage: $22,863 (reported on 69.9% of returns)
Here:

$22,863
State:

$31,190
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1811.1% for AGIs below $10k, 61.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 56.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 71.7% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,239 (reported on 47.6% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,239
Montana:

$1,879
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 50.0% for AGIs below $10k, 1.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $585 (reported on 17.9% of returns)
Here:

$585
State:

$3,070

Net capital gain/loss: +$16,146 (reported on 21.0% of returns)
Here:

+$16,146
State:

+$10,237

Profit/loss from business: +$7,814 (reported on 30.6% of returns)
Here:

+$7,814
State:

+$8,849
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 27.8% for AGIs below $10k, 14.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 8.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 10.2% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Total itemized deductions: $21,875 (36% of AGI, reported on 24.5% of returns)
Here:

$21,875
State:

$17,258

Here:

35.5% of AGI
State:

23.1% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 13.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 14.2% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Charity contributions deductions: $1,778 (3% of AGI, reported on 15.7% of returns)
Here:

$1,778
State:

$2,921

Here:

2.9% of AGI
State:

3.7% of AGI

Total tax: $3,255 (reported on 66.8% of returns)
59844:

$3,255
State:

$5,485
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 44.4% for AGIs below $10k, 4.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 8.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,682 (reported on 19.2% of returns)
Here:

$1,682
State:

$1,604

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 61.1%
Here:

61%
State:

63%
(% for various income ranges: 54.8% for AGIs below $10k, 63.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 54.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 69.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 90.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2017:
This zip code:

$45,133
Montana:

$53,386
Heron, MT (59844) map Nearest zip codes: 83811, 59853, 83836, 59874, 83874, 83803.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

34.0%
Montana:

43.8%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

1.4%
Montana:

6.0%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 27
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 265


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 6 (4 now married, 1 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 99 (43 now married, 56 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 59844 with a mortgage: 135 (17 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 99

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $961
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $316

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
This zip code:

13.8%
Whole state:

12.5%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
This zip code:

5.4%
Whole state:

7.0%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

6.4
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.5
State:

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  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 59844: Heron (A), Star Peak Lookout Station (B), Laurie Hill Library (C), Heron Rural Fire District (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Church in zip code 59844: First Baptist Church of Heron (A). Display/hide its location on the map

    Cemetery: Heron Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

    Creeks: Big Eddy Creek (A), Butte Creek (B), Cascade Creek (C), Blue Creek (D), South Fork Dry Creek (E), Dead Horse Creek (F), Deer Creek (G), Elk Creek (H), Gold Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 02014 or later
  • 52010 to 2013
  • 962000 to 2009
  • 551990 to 1999
  • 711980 to 1989
  • 681970 to 1979
  • 131960 to 1969
  • 391950 to 1959
  • 71940 to 1949
  • 151939 or earlier

Zip code 59844 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Heron, MT (59844)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Heron, MT (59844)
  • 3no bedroom
  • 281 bedroom
  • 672 bedrooms
  • 953 bedrooms
  • 264 bedrooms
  • 145+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Heron, MT (59844)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Heron, MT (59844)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 01 bedroom
  • 142 bedrooms
  • 333 bedrooms
  • 44 bedrooms
  • 65+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Heron, MT (59844) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Heron, MT (59844) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 0no vehicle
  • 821 vehicle
  • 682 vehicles
  • 743 vehicles
  • 204 vehicles
  • 105+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Heron, MT (59844) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Heron, MT (59844) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 0no vehicle
  • 161 vehicle
  • 232 vehicles
  • 93 vehicles
  • 54 vehicles
  • 55+ vehicles

  • Zip code 59844 household income distribution in 2017

  • Zip code 59844 household income distribution in 2017
  • 43Less than $10,000
  • 6$10,000 to $14,999
  • 25$15,000 to $19,999
  • 21$20,000 to $24,999
  • 2$25,000 to $29,999
  • 12$30,000 to $34,999
  • 14$35,000 to $39,999
  • 23$40,000 to $44,999
  • 20$45,000 to $49,999
  • 10$50,000 to $59,999
  • 56$60,000 to $74,999
  • 2$75,000 to $99,999
  • 25$100,000 to $124,999
  • 13$125,000 to $149,999
  • 4$150,000 to $199,999
  • 3$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 59844

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 59844
  • 3Less than $10,000
  • 7$10,000 to $14,999
  • 4$70,000 to $79,999
  • 2$80,000 to $89,999
  • 11$90,000 to $99,999
  • 22$100,000 to $124,999
  • 10$125,000 to $149,999
  • 10$150,000 to $174,999
  • 5$175,000 to $199,999
  • 25$200,000 to $249,999
  • 32$250,000 to $299,999
  • 36$300,000 to $399,999
  • 22$400,000 to $499,999
  • 17$500,000 to $749,999
  • 8$750,000 to $999,999
  • 19$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 59844

  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 59844
  • 7$200 to $249
  • 14$500 to $549
  • 4$650 to $699
  • 6$1,500 to $1,999
  • 21No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2017: $646.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2017 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $207,150
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $63,507
  • Two or more races householders: $259,804

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $288,671
59844:

$288,671
Montana:

$231,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $138,233 - $435,135

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $483,900
Here:

$483,900
State:

$306,722

Mobile homes: $97,491
Here:

$97,491
State:

$86,565
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 59844
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 309
  • Two: 11
  • Mobile homes: 53

Unemployment: 10.9%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 59844

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 59844
  • 64.4%136Drove a car alone
  • 3.8%8Carpooled
  • 8.1%17Walked
  • 25.1%53Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 59844

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 59844
  • 2Less than 5 minutes
  • 275 to 9 minutes
  • 810 to 14 minutes
  • 2815 to 19 minutes
  • 1620 to 24 minutes
  • 825 to 29 minutes
  • 930 to 34 minutes
  • 2845 to 59 minutes
  • 3260 to 89 minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 59.7%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 635
  • In family households: 495 (114 male householders, 47 female householders)
    139 spouses, 157 children (149 natural, 3 adopted, 7 stepchildren), 5 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 8 other relatives, 10 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 140 (49 male householders (40 living alone)), 81 female householders (81 living alone)), 9 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 26 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 89 2-persons, 12 3-persons, 33 4-persons, 21 5-persons, 4 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 121 1-person, 9 2-persons

91 married couples with children.
9 single-parent households (9 women).

93.7% of residents of 59844 zip code speak English at home.
5.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% very well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% very well).
0.8% of residents speak other language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 9 (1.4%)
(67.7% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

1.4%
Whole state:

2.2%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 33%Russia
  • 33%Burma
  • 22%Australia
Most common first ancestries reported in 59844
  • 19%German
  • 9%American
  • 9%Swiss
  • 7%Danish
  • 7%Irish
  • 5%Italian
  • 5%English
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 02010 or later
  • 02000 to 2009
  • 01990 to 1999
  • 8Before 1990

Zip code 59844 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • HERON KIRKMAN PROPERTY (102 BLUE CREEK RD in HERON, MT)
    ENFORCEMENT/COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Integrated Compliance Information System)
    STATE MASTER (Montana air and water quality tracking)
  • BEAVER CREEK REPAIR (10 BEAVER CREEK ROAD in HERON, MT)
    ENFORCEMENT/COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Integrated Compliance Information System)
  • C & H ELECTRIC (89 ELK CREEK ROAD in HERON, MT)
    ENFORCEMENT/COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Integrated Compliance Information System)
  • FITCHETT LOGGING & CONSTRUCTION / ELK CREEK CONTRACTING INC (MT HWY 200 MP 2 in HERON, MT)
    ENFORCEMENT/COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Integrated Compliance Information System)
  • IDA INC (250 HWY 200 in HERON, MT)
    ENFORCEMENT/COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Integrated Compliance Information System)

Zip code 59844 marital status for males
Zip code 59844 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 15.9%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 11.6%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 64.1%Wood
  • 18.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 12.2%Electricity
  • 4.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.4%Other fuel

Population in 1990: 559. Population change in the 1990s: +11 (+2.0%).

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

  • This state: 58
  • Northeast: 37
  • Midwest: 97
  • South: 59
  • West: 404

69% of the 59844 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Montana.

87% of the 59844 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 13% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 86% moved from different state.

Year householders moved into unit in Heron, MT (59844)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 22
Here:

44.9%
Montana:

12.6%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 19
Here:

30.4%
Montana:

10.3%
Students in private undergraduate colleges:
Here:

0.0%
Montana:

15.1%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Class of Workers in 2017
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 55,693Construction and extraction occupations
  • 43,498Education, training, and library occupations
  • 39,126Sales and related occupations
  • 32,030Management occupations
  • 22,318Healthcare support occupations
  • 18,496Office and administrative support occupations

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:

  • Educational Services: Elementary and Secondary Schools (20-49 employees: 1 establishment, 1-4 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Construction: New Single-Family Housing Construction (except Operative Builders) (1-4: 2)
  • Wholesale Trade: Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers (1-4: 1)
  • Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services: Other Scientific and Technical Consulting Services (1-4: 1)
  • Construction: Finish Carpentry Contractors (1-4: 1)

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

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 30 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Most common first names in zip code 59844 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John374.0 years
Georgia285.1 years
Glenn265.0 years
Gordon275.5 years
Edward281.0 years
James266.0 years
Leonard262.5 years
Marie266.5 years
William279.5 years
Patricia256.5 years
Most common last names in zip code 59844 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Macspadden382.1 years
Jensen266.0 years
Harrison274.0 years
Hall249.5 years
Groff281.5 years
Compton272.0 years
Fritz288.9 years
Hagen272.0 years
Fitchett255.5 years
Todd276.6 years
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