Circle, Montana

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Population in 2019: 605 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -6.1%
 
Males: 298  (49.3%)
Females: 307  (50.7%)
Median resident age:

38.8 years
Montana median age:

40.5 years

Zip codes: 59215.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $45,251 (it was $27,500 in 2000)
Circle:

$45,251
MT:

$57,153

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $27,518 (it was $13,412 in 2000)

Circle town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $110,304 (it was $35,800 in 2000)
Circle:

$110,304
MT:

$253,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $108,086; detached houses: $120,278; mobile homes: $35,663

Median gross rent in 2019: $542.

March 2019 cost of living index in Circle: 85.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 7.4%
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According to our research of Montana and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Circle, Montana as of November 30, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Circle is 279 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (31.8%), American (24.9%), Norwegian (19.4%), Irish (5.9%), Scandinavian (4.8%), French (3.5%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 2437 feet

Land area: 0.79 square miles.

Population density: 766 people per square mile   (low).

Circle, Montana map

5 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.8%
Montana:

1.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,774 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $809 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Billings, MT (179.8 miles , pop. 89,847).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (522.5 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (959.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Richey, MT (5.4 miles),
North McCone, MT (5.9 miles ),
West Glendive, MT (6.7 miles ),
Terry, MT (6.7 miles ),
Fallon, MT (6.8 miles),
Glendive, MT (6.8 miles ),
Wolf Point, MT (6.8 miles ),
Lambert, MT (6.9 miles )

Latitude: 47.42 N, Longitude: 105.59 W

Area code: 406

Distribution of median household income in Circle, MT in 2019
Distribution of house value in Circle, MT in 2019
Circle satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.4%
Montana:

4.3%
Most common industries in Circle, MT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (9.7%)
  • Public administration (9.0%)
  • Educational services (9.0%)
  • Health care (7.3%)
  • Construction (6.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (19.0%)
  • Construction (12.7%)
  • Public administration (9.2%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (7.7%)
  • Gasoline stations (6.3%)
  • Farm product raw materials merchant wholesalers (5.6%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (14.6%)
  • Health care (11.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.5%)
  • Public administration (8.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (8.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.4%)
Most common occupations in Circle, MT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (7.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Cashiers (4.3%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (15.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (12.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.9%)
  • Electricians (4.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8.9%)
  • Cashiers (8.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.2%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7.0%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.1%)

Average climate in Circle, Montana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Circle-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Montana state average. It is 261% 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 313.2 miles away from Circle 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 458.5 miles away from Circle 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 311.5 miles away from the city center
On 7/6/2017 at 06:30:17, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 7.6 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 330.6 miles away from Circle center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 221.1 miles away from the city center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 221.0 miles away from Circle center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in McCone County (7) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Circle topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Circle:

  • MCCONE COUNTY HEALTH CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 605 SULLIVAN AVE)
  • MCCONE COUNTY HOSPITAL (provides emergency services, PO BOX 195)
  • MCCONE CO NURSING HOME (PO BOX 48)

Airports located in Circle:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Circle:

  • Montana State University-Billings (about 179 miles; Billings, MT; Full-time enrollment: 4,319)
  • Sheridan College (about 195 miles; Sheridan, WY; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • Minot State University (about 208 miles; Minot, ND; FT enrollment: 2,887)
  • Black Hills State University (about 219 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 3,166)
  • Bismarck State College (about 229 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)
  • University of Mary (about 233 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,854)
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (about 259 miles; Rapid City, SD; FT enrollment: 2,102)

Public high school in Circle:

Public elementary/middle schools in Circle:

  • BO PEEP SCHOOL (Students: 63, Location: 1105 F AVENUE, Grades: PK-3)
  • REDWATER SCHOOL (Students: 44, Location: 1105 F AVENUE, Grades: 4-6)
  • REDWATER 7-8 (Location: 1105 F AVENUE, Grades: 7-8)
See full list of schools located in Circle

Library in Circle:

  • GEORGE MCCONE MEMORIAL COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $48,166; Location: 1101 C AVENUE; 18,800 books; 278 audio materials; 714 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 36 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • First Baptist Church of Circle was established in 1978.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Circle: Scheers Trailer Court (A), Farmers Elevator (B), Circle (C), Redwater Valley Ambulance Service (D), McCone County Museum (E), George McCone Memorial County Library (F), Circle Police Department (G), Mccone County Sheriff's Department (H), McCone County Volunteer Fire Department (I), McCone County Courthouse (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Circle include: Evangelical Church of North America (A), Faith Assembly of God Church (B), United Christian Church (C), Salem Lutheran Wisconsin Synod (D), First Lutheran Church (E), Saint Francis Xaviers Catholic Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Circle include: Circle Historical Marker (1), Ben Larson Park (2), Circle Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Travelers Inn (102 B Avenue JCT Highway 13 &).

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Circle and their reported violations in the past:

CIRCLE TOWN OF (Population served: 644, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
Average household size:
This town:

2.1 people
Montana:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

57.2%
Whole state:

62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

5.0%
Whole state:

6.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

19 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

Banks with branches in Circle (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Circle Branch at 301 W Main Street, branch established on 1917/10/15. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company

For population 15 years and over in Circle:

Marital status in Circle, MT
  • Never married: 14.9%
  • Now married: 67.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 14.2%
  • Divorced: 3.3%

For population 25 years and over in Circle:

  • High school or higher: 94.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.9%
  • Unemployed: 3.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.1
Montana average:

9.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Circle
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Circle, MT (based on McCone County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant5652
Catholic3002
Evangelical Protestant1254
None744-
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. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
Here:

5.83 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
McCone County:

5.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1
McCone County:

5.83 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

10.38 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.6%
State:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

22.5%
Montana:

23.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Circle:

46.6%
Montana:

51.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Circle:

48.1%
Montana:

50.3%

Average BMI:
Circle:

28.5
Montana:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

22.4%
Montana:

20.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.7%
State:

9.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.0
Montana:

6.9

Overweight people:
Here:

41.5%
State:

34.8%

General health condition:
Circle:

58.5%
Montana:

58.6%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

81.6%
Montana:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Circle, MT Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 2$4,869$29,2140$0
Financial Administration 1$2,922$35,0641$1,232
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$1,205
Firefighters 0$0 1$151
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$780
Totals for Government 3$7,791$31,1649$3,368

Circle government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $257,000 ($424.79)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $162,000 ($267.77)
    Sewerage: $111,000 ($183.47)
    Solid Waste Management: $105,000 ($173.55)
    Regular Highways: $96,000 ($158.68)
    Police Protection: $82,000 ($135.54)
    Parks and Recreation: $53,000 ($87.60)
    General Public Buildings: $19,000 ($31.40)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $13,000 ($21.49)
    Central Staff Services: $8,000 ($13.22)
    General - Other: $8,000 ($13.22)
    Financial Administration: $5,000 ($8.26)
    Local Fire Protection: $5,000 ($8.26)
    Air Transportation: $2,000 ($3.31)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $21,000 ($34.71)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $60,000 ($99.17)
    General - Other: $9,000 ($14.88)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($6.61)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $182,000 ($300.83)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $20,000 ($33.06)

Circle government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $107,000 ($176.86)
    Sewerage: $92,000 ($152.07)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000 ($8.26)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $20,000 ($33.06)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $10,000 ($16.53)
    Interest Earnings: $9,000 ($14.88)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,000 ($1.65)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $282,000 ($466.12)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $89,000 ($147.11)
    Highways: $21,000 ($34.71)
    Other: $5,000 ($8.26)
  • Tax - Property: $297,000 ($490.91)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $2,000 ($3.31)
    Other License: $1,000 ($1.65)

Circle government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,198,000 ($1980.17)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,178,000 ($1947.11)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $731,000 ($1208.26)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $712,000 ($1176.86)

Circle government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $76,000 ($125.62)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,386,000 ($2290.91)

Businesses in Circle, MT

  • Ford: 1
  • True Value: 1
  • U-Haul: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Circle:

  • KATL (770 AM; 10 kW; MILES CITY, MT; Owner: STAR PRINTING COMPANY)
  • KMTA (1050 AM; 10 kW; MILES CITY, MT; Owner: SENGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KGLE (590 AM; 1 kW; GLENDIVE, MT; Owner: FRIENDS OF CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • KEYZ (660 AM; 5 kW; WILLISTON, ND; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KFLN (960 AM; 5 kW; BAKER, MT; Owner: NEWELL BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KIKC (1250 AM; 5 kW; FORSYTH, MT; Owner: MILES CITY, FORSYTH B/DCSTG, INC.)
  • KATQ (1070 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PLENTYWOOD, MT; Owner: RADIO INTERNAT'L-KATQ B/CAST ASSOC.)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXGN (1400 AM; 1 kW; GLENDIVE, MT; Owner: GLENDIVE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KVCK (1450 AM; 1 kW; WOLF POINT, MT; Owner: WOLF TOWN WIRELESS, INC.)

Circle fatal accident list:

Jul 8, 1978 01:41 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Sep 30, 1977 11:10 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 89ft / 26.8mTotal length
  • 3,655Total average daily traffic
  • 335Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,850Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Circle)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

57 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Circle, MT)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KC7GCU, Grant Date: 10/18/1994, Expiration Date: 10/18/2004, Cancellation Date: 10/19/2006, Registrant: Wendell Q Noridn, Box 547, Circle, MT 59215
  • Call Sign: KE7AVS, Licensee ID: L00869151, Grant Date: 05/16/2014, Expiration Date: 05/26/2024, Certifier: Jennifer L Just, Registrant: Jennifer L Just, Circle, MT 59215


FAA Registered Aircraft:

9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Circle)

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 14. The highest number of fire incidents - 30 took place in 2003, and the least - 3 in 2011. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Circle, MT When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (79.9%), and Structure Fires (10.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Circle, MT
    • 17579.9%Outside Fires
    • 2210.0%Structure Fires
    • 219.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 10.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Circle, MT
Most common first names in Circle, MT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1182.4 years
William977.9 years
Edward873.6 years
Mary784.4 years
Frank773.6 years
Harold769.6 years
Mildred779.1 years
Helen688.0 years
Arthur677.5 years
Marie678.3 years
Most common last names in Circle, MT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jensen783.1 years
Murphy782.3 years
Curtiss775.8 years
Pawlowski774.0 years
Schara771.0 years
Reinemer683.0 years
Schillinger682.5 years
Undem581.6 years
Holben466.3 years
Groh481.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Circle, MT
  • 69.1%Electricity
  • 21.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.2%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Circle, MT
  • 68.1%Electricity
  • 17.4%Utility gas
  • 14.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Circle compared to Montana state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There are 5 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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