Fort Benton, Montana

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Population in 2019: 1,432 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -10.2%
 
Males: 701  (49.0%)
Females: 731  (51.0%)
Median resident age:

45.7 years
Montana median age:

40.5 years

Zip codes: 59442.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $46,078 (it was $29,406 in 2000)
Fort Benton:

$46,078
MT:

$57,153

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $26,162 (it was $14,861 in 2000)

Fort Benton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $170,680 (it was $71,100 in 2000)
Fort Benton:

$170,680
MT:

$253,600

Median gross rent in 2019: $597.

March 2019 cost of living index in Fort Benton: 87.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 8.2%
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  • Races in Fort Benton, MT (2019)
    • 1,46795.3%White alone
    • 291.9%Hispanic
    • 151.0%Asian alone
    • 40.3%American Indian alone
    • 50.3%Two or more races

Races in Fort Benton detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Montana and other state lists, there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Fort Benton, Montana as of July 29, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Fort Benton is 225 to 1.


Crime rates in Fort Benton by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(69.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(66.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(67.2)
2
(137.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(133.6)
1
(68.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
5
(335.8)
4
(275.7)
3
(207.9)
3
(207.6)
4
(278.2)
1
(67.7)
5
(340.1)
2
(133.8)
2
(135.3)
1
(66.8)
1
(68.5)
2
(137.5)
3
(206.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
8
(537.3)
6
(413.5)
8
(554.4)
1
(69.2)
2
(139.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(66.9)
5
(338.3)
4
(267.2)
4
(274.2)
3
(206.2)
1
(69.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
28
(1,880)
25
(1,723)
24
(1,663)
27
(1,869)
22
(1,530)
15
(1,016)
9
(612.2)
7
(468.2)
18
(1,218)
20
(1,336)
12
(822.5)
19
(1,306)
5
(344.8)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(67.2)
1
(68.9)
3
(207.9)
2
(138.4)
1
(69.5)
2
(135.4)
2
(136.1)
2
(133.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(66.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(69.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(67.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index239.1268.8163.5270.6132.165.0103.4194.699.5197.7120.694.265.5

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Fort Benton, MT

Crime rate in Fort Benton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.78
Montana average:

1.83
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Ancestries: German (26.7%), Irish (21.0%), American (14.6%), English (8.2%), Scandinavian (5.3%), Czech (4.8%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 2632 feet

Land area: 2.09 square miles.

Population density: 686 people per square mile   (low).

Fort Benton, Montana map

24 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.5%
Montana:

2.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,899 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,424 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Great Falls, MT (36.1 miles , pop. 56,690).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (534.7 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (991.2 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Loma, MT (3.4 miles),
Carter, MT (3.7 miles),
Highwood, MT (4.1 miles),
Geraldine, MT (4.9 miles ),
Belt, MT (5.7 miles ),
Malmstrom AFB, MT (5.7 miles ),
Black Eagle, MT (5.9 miles ),
Big Sandy, MT (6.0 miles )

Latitude: 47.82 N, Longitude: 110.67 W

Area code: 406

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

3.2%
Montana:

4.3%
Most common industries in Fort Benton, MT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.3%)
  • Educational services (11.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (11.0%)
  • Public administration (9.9%)
  • Construction (7.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.0%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (5.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (19.0%)
  • Construction (13.2%)
  • Educational services (8.8%)
  • Public administration (8.5%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (7.9%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.4%)
  • Health care (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.9%)
  • Educational services (13.6%)
  • Public administration (11.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (3.4%)
Most common occupations in Fort Benton, MT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (6.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (12.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.3%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.3%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (4.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)

Average climate in Fort Benton, Montana

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Earthquake activity:

Fort Benton-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Montana state average. It is 597% 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 225.0 miles away from Fort Benton 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 299.4 miles away from Fort Benton center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
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 110.4 miles away from Fort Benton center
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 217.6 miles away from Fort Benton center
On 3/31/2020 at 23:52:30, a magnitude 6.5 (6.5 MW, Depth: 7.5 mi) earthquake occurred 315.0 miles away from the city center
On 7/26/2005 at 04:08:37, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MB, 5.2 MS, 5.6 MW) earthquake occurred 190.4 miles away from Fort Benton 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 Chouteau County (8) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 3, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Fort Benton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Fort Benton:

  • MISSOURI RIVER MEDICAL CENTER (Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 1501 ST CHARLES ST)
  • MISSOURI RIVER MEDICAL CENTER N H (1501 ST CHARLES ST)

Airports located in Fort Benton:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fort Benton:

  • Montana State University (about 150 miles; Bozeman, MT; Full-time enrollment: 12,942)
  • The University of Montana (about 169 miles; Missoula, MT; FT enrollment: 13,602)
  • Montana State University-Billings (about 173 miles; Billings, MT; FT enrollment: 4,319)
  • Sheridan College (about 277 miles; Sheridan, WY; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 283 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 30,522)
  • North Idaho College (about 286 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; FT enrollment: 4,684)
  • University of Idaho (about 308 miles; Moscow, ID; FT enrollment: 10,416)

Public high school in Fort Benton:

Public elementary/middle schools in Fort Benton:

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Library in Fort Benton:

  • CHOUTEAU COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $184,939; Location: 1518 MAIN; 43,600 books; 615 audio materials; 700 video materials; 116 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Fort Benton: Fort Benton City Park Rest Area (A), D and S RV Park (B), Benton RV Park (C), Peavey Company Grain Elevator (D), General Mills Incorporated Elevator (E), Chouteau County Fairgrounds (F), Fort Benton (G), Agricultural Museum and Center of Montana (H), Museum of the Northern Great Plains (I), Museum of the Upper Missouri (J), Chouteau County Free Library (K), Chouteau County Sheriff's Office (L), Chouteau County Courthouse (M), Fort Benton Police Department (N), Fort Benton Volunteer Fire Department (O), Fort Benton Ambulance Service (P). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Fort Benton include: First Lutheran Church (A), Fort Benton United Methodist Church (B), Saint Pauls Episcopal Church (C), Community Bible Church (D), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (E), Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (F), First Christian Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Parks in Fort Benton include: Whoop-Up Trail Monument (1), World War I Memorial (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Agricultural Museum & Center of Montana (1205 20), Canoemontana (Recreational Trips & Guides; 1312 Front St), MGM Montana Adventures Inc (Tours & Charters; 713 Chouteau), 3 Rivers Canoes (Tours & Charters; 1711 Washington), Missouri River Outfitters (Tours & Charters; 1312 Two Forts Road).

Hotels: Grand Union Hotel (1317 Front), Fort Motel (1809 Saint Charles), Pioneer Lodge Motel (1700 Front Street).

Courts: Chouteau - Fort Benton- Jp Court Office (1215 Washington), Chouteau County - Clerk of Court- Court Reporter (1308 Franklin).

Birthplace of: Denise Curry - Basketball player, Brandon Utterback - College football player (Montana Grizzlies), Roy C. Kirtland - Army officer.

Chouteau 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 Fort Benton and their reported violations in the past:

FORT BENTON CITY OF (Population served: 1,500, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

2.1 people
Montana:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

60.1%
Whole state:

62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.7%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
35 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
5 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Fort Benton in 2000:

  • 56 people in nursing homes
  • 42 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 42 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 6 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

Banks with branches in Fort Benton (2011 data):

  • First Security Bank: Fort Benton Branch at 1502-1504 Main Street, branch established on 1916/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $565.8 mil, Deposits: $494.4 mil, headquarters in Bozeman, MT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Inter-Mountain Bancorp., Inc.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Fort Benton Branch at 1304 Front Street, branch established on 2007/02/01. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp

For population 15 years and over in Fort Benton:

Marital status in Fort Benton, MT
  • Never married: 29.6%
  • Now married: 52.0%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 10.6%
  • Divorced: 5.8%

For population 25 years and over in Fort Benton:

  • High school or higher: 98.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.3%
  • Unemployed: 4.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.8
Montana average:

9.6

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Fort Benton, MT (based on Chouteau County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,4353
Mainline Protestant8447
Evangelical Protestant5307
Other1681
None836-
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: 4
This county:

7.63 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Chouteau County:

3.81 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Chouteau County:

5.72 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

10.38 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Chouteau County:

9.3%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Chouteau County:

24.8%
Montana:

23.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Chouteau County:

12.1%
Montana:

10.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

52.0%
State:

51.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Fort Benton:

51.8%
Montana:

50.3%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.0
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Fort Benton:

19.3%
Montana:

20.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.9%
Montana:

9.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Fort Benton:

6.9
State:

6.9

Overweight people:
Fort Benton:

42.2%
Montana:

34.8%

General health condition:
Here:

57.2%
Montana:

58.6%

Average condition of hearing:
Fort Benton:

79.6%
Montana:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Fort Benton, MT Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2019)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 4$13,467$40,4010$0
Financial Administration 2$6,280$37,6800$0
Sewerage 1$4,977$59,7240$0
Parks and Recreation 1$2,720$32,6401$782
Streets and Highways 1$4,900$58,8000$0
Water Supply 1$5,492$65,9040$0
Police - Other 0$0 1$130
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$700
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$3,050
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$800
Totals for Government 10$37,836$45,40311$5,462

Fort Benton government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $430,000 ($300.28)
    Sewerage: $422,000 ($294.69)
    Regular Highways: $365,000 ($254.89)
    Police Protection: $313,000 ($218.58)
    Central Staff Services: $211,000 ($147.35)
    Parks and Recreation: $185,000 ($129.19)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $97,000 ($67.74)
    Health - Other: $8,000 ($5.59)
    Housing and Community Development: $6,000 ($4.19)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $47,000 ($32.82)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $580,000 ($405.03)

Fort Benton government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $414,000 ($289.11)
    Solid Waste Management: $146,000 ($101.96)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $106,000 ($74.02)
    Regular Highways: $70,000 ($48.88)
    Parks and Recreation: $6,000 ($4.19)
    Other: $6,000 ($4.19)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $26,000 ($18.16)
    Rents: $26,000 ($18.16)
    General Revenue - Other: $21,000 ($14.66)
    Fines and Forfeits: $15,000 ($10.47)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $362,000 ($252.79)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $210,000 ($146.65)
    Sewerage: $87,000 ($60.75)
    Highways: $79,000 ($55.17)
    Water Utilities: $15,000 ($10.47)
    Other: $9,000 ($6.28)
  • Tax - Property: $515,000 ($359.64)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $15,000 ($10.47)

Fort Benton government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,175,000 ($820.53)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,027,000 ($717.18)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $148,000 ($103.35)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,213,000 ($1545.39)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $109,000 ($76.12)

4.82% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,382 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.82%
Montana average:

6.77%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Cascade County, MT  1.79% ($36,152 average AGI)
Businesses in Fort Benton, MT
NameCountNameCount
Chevrolet1Lane Furniture1
Ford1True Value1

Strongest AM radio stations in Fort Benton:

  • KMON (560 AM; 5 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KEIN (1310 AM; 5 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: MUNSON RADIO, INC.)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSEN (1150 AM; 10 kW; SHELBY, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KGVW (640 AM; 10 kW; BELGRADE, MT; Owner: GALLATIN VALLEY WITNESS, INC.)
  • KKGR (680 AM; daytime; 5 kW; EAST HELENA, MT; Owner: KKGR, INC.)
  • KMTX (950 AM; 5 kW; HELENA, MT; Owner: CAPRI, INC)
  • KXGF (1400 AM; 1 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KJJR (880 AM; 10 kW; WHITEFISH, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INCORPORATED)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fort Benton:

  • KEHT (100.3 FM; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: GEORGE S. FLINN, JR.)
  • KMON-FM (94.5 FM; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KVVR (97.9 FM; DUTTON, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KIKF (104.9 FM; CASCADE, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP INC.)
  • KINX (107.3 FM; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP INC.)
  • K261CC (100.1 FM; CHESTER, MT; Owner: RANDALL D. ROCKS)
  • KXEI (95.1 FM; HAVRE, MT; Owner: HI-LINE RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KQDI-FM (106.1 FM; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Fort Benton:

  • K09NC (Channel 9; FORT BENTON, MT; Owner: FORT BENTON TV CLUB)
  • K13AC (Channel 13; FORT BENTON, MT; Owner: FORT BENTON TV CLUB)
  • KTGF (Channel 16; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: MMM LICENSE LLC)

Fort Benton fatal accident list:

Sep 2, 1980 10:45 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 200ft / 61.1mTotal length
  • $318,000Total costs
  • 6,073Total average daily traffic
  • 683Total average daily truck traffic
  • 6,424Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic

2002 - 2009 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2009 the average number of fire incidents per year is 14. The highest number of reported fires - 24 took place in 2006, and the least - 4 in 2009. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Fort Benton, MT When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (68.5%), and Structure Fires (19.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Fort Benton, MT
    • 7468.5%Outside Fires
    • 2119.4%Structure Fires
    • 109.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 32.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Fort Benton, MT
Most common first names in Fort Benton, MT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John4076.0 years
William2375.9 years
George1677.6 years
Mary1681.2 years
James1676.2 years
Charles1681.8 years
Robert1568.5 years
Frank1079.7 years
Helen1079.5 years
Anna987.0 years
Most common last names in Fort Benton, MT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1086.1 years
Frieling1072.6 years
Ayers1075.0 years
Nelson879.4 years
Jones874.0 years
Anderson876.0 years
Harvey780.3 years
Taylor674.6 years
Morger682.0 years
Allen678.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Fort Benton, MT
  • 90.9%Utility gas
  • 7.5%Electricity
  • 1.5%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Fort Benton, MT
  • 58.2%Utility gas
  • 34.3%Electricity
  • 7.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Fort Benton compared to Montana state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Fort Benton on our top lists:

  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill (population 1,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill (population 1,000+)"
There are 11 pilots and 8 other airmen in this city.
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