Lewistown, Montana

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Population in 2019: 5,801 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -0.2%
 
Males: 2,799  (48.3%)
Females: 3,002  (51.7%)
Median resident age:

39.0 years
Montana median age:

40.5 years

Zip codes: 59457.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $40,107 (it was $28,949 in 2000)
Lewistown:

$40,107
MT:

$57,153

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $24,965 (it was $16,817 in 2000)

Lewistown city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $117,782 (it was $66,900 in 2000)
Lewistown:

$117,782
MT:

$253,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $157,105; detached houses: $162,492; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $146,343; mobile homes: $85,837

Median gross rent in 2019: $803.

March 2019 cost of living index in Lewistown: 84.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 19.4%
(20.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 6.8% for American Indian residents)
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  • Races in Lewistown, MT (2019)
    • 5,39390.7%White alone
    • 2183.7%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 921.5%Hispanic
    • 831.4%American Indian alone
    • 560.9%Two or more races
    • 430.7%Asian alone
    • 80.1%Black alone

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



According to our research of Montana and other state lists, there were 25 registered sex offenders living in Lewistown, Montana as of September 17, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Lewistown is 239 to 1.


Crime rates in Lewistown by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(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)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(16.2)
6
(99.2)
4
(67.8)
2
(33.8)
2
(33.6)
3
(50.9)
9
(154.2)
3
(50.8)
10
(170.8)
5
(85.3)
3
(51.2)
3
(50.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.5)
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)
6
(97.5)
21
(347.3)
13
(220.4)
11
(186.0)
19
(319.2)
14
(237.3)
28
(479.6)
20
(339.0)
24
(409.8)
36
(614.0)
20
(341.3)
24
(406.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
13
(211.1)
12
(198.4)
12
(203.4)
9
(152.2)
21
(352.8)
5
(84.8)
10
(171.3)
10
(169.5)
16
(273.2)
8
(136.4)
16
(273.0)
11
(186.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
74
(1,202)
89
(1,472)
81
(1,373)
69
(1,167)
58
(974.3)
69
(1,170)
56
(959.2)
58
(983.1)
96
(1,639)
67
(1,143)
59
(1,007)
59
(1,000)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
6
(97.5)
3
(49.6)
0
(0.0)
4
(67.6)
8
(134.4)
7
(118.7)
8
(137.0)
4
(67.8)
10
(170.8)
1
(17.1)
8
(136.5)
7
(118.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.8)
1
(17.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.1)
1
(17.1)
4
(68.3)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index103.1230.5167.5127.0165.1150.4280.6165.1316.9247.7179.5184.6

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 Lewistown, MT

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 13 (13 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.25
Montana average:

1.83
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Ancestries: American (26.0%), German (8.8%), Irish (8.6%), European (7.5%), English (6.9%), Norwegian (4.2%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 3963 feet

Land area: 1.90 square miles.

Population density: 3,049 people per square mile   (average).

Lewistown, Montana map

39 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.7%
Montana:

2.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,440 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,197 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Great Falls, MT (92.2 miles , pop. 56,690).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (544.7 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (946.5 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Lewistown Heights, MT (1.2 miles ),
Hanover, MT (3.4 miles ),
Moore, MT (3.7 miles),
Hobson, MT (4.6 miles ),
Grass Range, MT (5.4 miles),
Denton, MT (5.5 miles ),
Judith Gap, MT (5.5 miles),
Winifred, MT (5.9 miles)

Latitude: 47.06 N, Longitude: 109.43 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +37 (+0.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,703 (64.6%)

Area code: 406

Distribution of median household income in Lewistown, MT in 2019
Distribution of house value in Lewistown, MT in 2019

Lewistown satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.6%
Montana:

4.3%
Historical population in Lewistown, MT
Historical housing units in Lewistown, MT
Most common industries in Lewistown, MT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (12.2%)
  • Construction (9.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.7%)
  • Educational services (8.0%)
  • Public administration (5.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (18.8%)
  • Public administration (7.2%)
  • Health care (5.0%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.7%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (13.3%)
  • Educational services (11.7%)
  • Social assistance (7.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.1%)
  • Public administration (4.4%)
Most common occupations in Lewistown, MT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.1%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Carpenters (4.9%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.1%)
  • Child care workers (4.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.3%)

Average climate in Lewistown, Montana

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Lewistown, Montana environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 58.6. This is better than average.

City:

58.6
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.603. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.603
U.S.:

5.558
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 36.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

36.4
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 10.5. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.5
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 5.72. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.72
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Lewistown-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Montana state average. It is 604% 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 182.6 miles away from the city 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 295.7 miles away from Lewistown 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 177.0 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 149.0 miles away from Lewistown center
On 3/31/2020 at 23:52:30, a magnitude 6.5 (6.5 MW, Depth: 7.5 mi) earthquake occurred 328.0 miles away from Lewistown center
On 7/26/2005 at 04:08:37, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MB, 5.2 MS, 5.6 MW) earthquake occurred 189.5 miles away from the city 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 Fergus County (7) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Snow: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lewistown topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Lewistown:

  • CENTRAL MONTANA MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 408 WENDELL AVE)
  • CENTRAL MONTANA MEDICAL CTR (provides emergency services, 408 WENDELL)
  • CENTRAL MONTANA MC HOME HEALTH (408 WENDELL AVE)
  • CENTRAL MONTANA SKILLED NURSING (408 WENDELL AVE)
  • MONTANA MENTAL HEALTH NURSING HOME (800 CASINO CREEK DR)
  • VALLE VISTA MANOR (402 SUMMIT AVE)

Airports and heliports located in Lewistown:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lewistown:

  • Montana State University-Billings (about 98 miles; Billings, MT; Full-time enrollment: 4,319)
  • Montana State University (about 124 miles; Bozeman, MT; FT enrollment: 12,942)
  • Sheridan College (about 200 miles; Sheridan, WY; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • The University of Montana (about 216 miles; Missoula, MT; FT enrollment: 13,602)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 253 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 30,522)
  • Black Hills State University (about 322 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 3,166)
  • Idaho State University (about 326 miles; Pocatello, ID; FT enrollment: 10,350)

Public high school in Lewistown:

Public elementary/middle schools in Lewistown:

  • LEWISTOWN 7-8 (Students: 232, Location: 914 WEST MAIN, Grades: 7-8)
  • KING COLONY SCHOOL (Students: 13, Location: 2370 KING COLONY RD, Grades: PK-8)
  • SPRING CREEK COLONY SCHL (Students: 7, Location: 8992 HANOVER ROAD, Grades: PK-8)
  • DEERFIELD SCHOOL (Students: 4, Location: DEERFIELD COLONY, Grades: PK-8)
  • GARFIELD SCHOOL (Location: 415 EAST BOULEVARD, Grades: PK-4)
  • HIGHLAND PARK SCHOOL (Location: 1312 7TH AVENUE NORTH, Grades: PK-2)
  • LEWIS & CLARK SCHOOL (Location: 212 CRYSTAL DRIVE, Grades: 5-6)
See full list of schools located in Lewistown

Library in Lewistown:

  • LEWISTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $288,475; Location: 701 WEST MAIN; 34,716 books; 9,112 e-books; 1,712 audio materials; 1,446 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 56 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 41 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • This entry under FM radio stations in Lewistown (K288EN (105.5 FM; LEWISTOWN, MT; Owner: HI-LINE RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)) needs to be replaced by KLEU 91.1 FM: Lewistown, MT; Owner: Hi-Line Radio Fellowship Inc). That translator was replaced with a full-power station on 10-21-2003.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Lewistown: Lewistown (A), Harvest States Cooperatives Elevator (B), Mountain Acres RV Park and Campground (C), Fergus County Courthouse (D), Fergus County Sheriff's Department (E), Lewistown Fire Rescue (F), Lewistown Police Department (G), Central Montana Historical Society and Museum (H), Lewistown Public Library (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Lewistown include: First Presbyterian Church (A), Calvary Community Church (B), Saint James Episcopal Church (C), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (D), Christian Science Society (E), First Christian Church (F), Saint Leos Catholic Church (G), First Baptist Church (H), Church of Christ (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Creeks: Little Casino Creek (A), Boyd Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Lewistown include: Kiwanis Park (1), Hawthorne Park (2), Symmes Park (3), Frank Day Park (4), Fergus Athletic Field (5), Fred Robinson Park (6), Judith Park (7), Mill Ditch Park (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Mountain View Motel (1422 West Main Street), Sunset Motel (115 Northeast Main Street), Lewistown Super 8 Motel (102 Wendell Ave West Side Of Town On Hwy 87), Super 8 Lewistown MT (102 Wendell Avenue), Leininger Ranch Log Cabins (5754 Lower Cottonwood Cre), Trails End Motel (216 Northeast Main Street), B & B Motel (520 East Main Street), YOGO Inn of Lewistown (211 East Main Street), Calvert Hotel (216 7th Avenue South).

Court: Fergus County - Clerk of District Court (Courthouse).

Birthplace of: Bobby Petrino - Football player and coach, Loren Acton - (born 1936), astronaut, Roy E. Ayers - Politician, Wanda Grinde - Politician, Bill Harris (Montana politician) - Montana politician, Jim Otten - Baseball player.

Fergus 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 Lewistown and their reported violations in the past:

LEWISTOWN CITY OF (Address: 308 4TH AVE S , Population served: 5,923, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-09-2014), St Public Notif requested (SEP-09-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-09-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-15-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from OCT-15-2012 to OCT-15-2012), St Public Notif received (OCT-20-2012), St Compliance achieved (NOV-14-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from OCT-12-2011 to OCT-12-2011), St Public Notif requested (OCT-12-2011), St Compliance achieved (NOV-01-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from JAN-11-2011 to JAN-11-2011), St Public Notif requested (JAN-11-2011), St Compliance achieved (FEB-01-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-13-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from SEP-13-2010 to SEP-13-2010), St Public Notif received (SEP-28-2010), St Compliance achieved (OCT-05-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-10-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from SEP-10-2007 to SEP-10-2007), St Public Notif received (FEB-14-2008), St Compliance achieved (2 times from APR-01-2008 to DEC-04-2008)
  • 6 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In MAR-2007, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-17-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-17-2007), St Compliance achieved (2 times from APR-01-2008 to DEC-04-2008)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from APR-30-2008 to DEC-04-2008)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
CANTEEN WATER SERVICE (Address: 31 SCOTT CROSSING SOUTH , Population served: 100, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In JAN-01-2014, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-23-2014), St Compliance achieved (JAN-28-2014)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
KING RANCH COLONY (Population served: 56, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Nitrate-Nitrite. Follow-up actions: St Consent Decree/Judgement (NOV-19-2012), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUL-10-2014), St Public Notif received (JUL-17-2014)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Nitrate-Nitrite. Follow-up actions: St Consent Decree/Judgement (NOV-19-2012), St Public Notif requested (FEB-07-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-07-2014), St Public Notif received (FEB-12-2014), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUL-10-2014)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Nitrate-Nitrite. Follow-up actions: St Civil Case filed (FEB-19-2010), St Consent Decree/Judgement (NOV-19-2012), St Public Notif requested (OCT-02-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-02-2013), St Public Notif received (OCT-15-2013), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUL-10-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-19-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from JUN-19-2013 to JUN-19-2013), St Public Notif received (JUN-26-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUL-26-2013)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Nitrate-Nitrite. Follow-up actions: St Civil Case filed (FEB-19-2010), St Consent Decree/Judgement (NOV-19-2012), St Public Notif requested (JUN-07-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-07-2013), St Public Notif received (JUN-26-2013), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUL-10-2014)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: Nitrate-Nitrite. Follow-up actions: St Civil Case filed (FEB-19-2010), St Consent Decree/Judgement (NOV-19-2012), St Public Notif requested (MAR-05-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-05-2013), St Public Notif received (MAR-15-2013), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUL-10-2014)
  • 27 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
DEERFIELD HUTTERITE COLONY (Population served: 45, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-12-2011), St Public Notif requested (NOV-12-2011)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
SHIREY PUB (Population served: 26, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-18-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-18-2006), St Compliance achieved (2 times from MAR-07-2008 to APR-03-2009)
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.1 people
Montana:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

54.8%
Whole state:

62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.7%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Lewistown in 2010:

  • 87 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 84 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 6 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

People in group quarters in Lewistown in 2000:

  • 139 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 10 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 6 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 4 people in other group homes

Banks with branches in Lewistown (2011 data):

  • First Bank of Montana: First Bank Of Montana at 224 West Main Street, branch established on 1924/12/15. Info updated 2011/05/11: Bank assets: $265.8 mil, Deposits: $186.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Glacier Bancorp, Inc.
  • Bank of The Rockies, National Association: Lewistown Branch at 401 West Main, branch established on 1978/07/17. Info updated 2007/04/04: Bank assets: $126.5 mil, Deposits: $110.3 mil, headquarters in White Sulphur Springs, MT, negative income in the last year, Agricultural Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Countricorp
  • Basin State Bank: Lewistown Branch at 1716 West Main Street, branch established on 1998/03/02. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $146.3 mil, Deposits: $127.0 mil, headquarters in Stanford, MT, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Big Sky Holding Company
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Lewistown Branch at 404 West Broadway, branch established on 1930/01/01. 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 Lewistown:

Marital status in Lewistown, MT
  • Never married: 23.6%
  • Now married: 47.4%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 10.2%
  • Divorced: 15.6%

For population 25 years and over in Lewistown:

  • High school or higher: 90.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.1
Montana average:

9.6

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Lewistown, MT (based on Fergus County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic1,9546
Evangelical Protestant1,70820
Mainline Protestant1,53510
Other4702
None5,919-
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: 6
This county:

5.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Fergus County:

4.48 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Fergus County:

15.23 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

10.38 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.9%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Fergus County:

23.6%
State:

23.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

5.3%
Montana:

10.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

60.4%
Montana:

51.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Lewistown:

61.1%
Montana:

50.3%

Average BMI:
Lewistown:

27.8
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Lewistown:

16.8%
Montana:

20.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

7.8%
Montana:

9.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.1
Montana:

6.9

Overweight people:
Lewistown:

34.8%
State:

34.8%

General health condition:
Lewistown:

64.9%
Montana:

58.6%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

80.1%
Montana:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Lewistown, 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 12$63,598$63,5980$0
Firefighters 7$40,850$70,02914$2,003
Police - Other 5$17,851$42,8423$8,888
Water Supply 4$17,869$53,6071$1,970
Sewerage 4$15,480$46,4400$0
Financial Administration 4$14,604$43,8120$0
Streets and Highways 4$16,180$48,5400$0
Local Libraries 3$9,780$39,1203$5,707
Other and Unallocable 3$10,705$42,8201$1,860
Parks and Recreation 3$9,972$39,8889$3,115
Other Government Administration 2$13,173$79,0386$1,414
Health 0$0 2$4,270
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$4,570
Totals for Government 51$230,062$54,13240$33,797

Lewistown government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $485,000 ($83.61)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,964,000 ($510.95)
    Regular Highways: $1,325,000 ($228.41)
    Parks and Recreation: $937,000 ($161.52)
    Sewerage: $909,000 ($156.70)
    Water Utilities: $773,000 ($133.25)
    Central Staff Services: $410,000 ($70.68)
    Health - Other: $70,000 ($12.07)
    General - Other: $57,000 ($9.83)
    Housing and Community Development: $44,000 ($7.58)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $131,000 ($22.58)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $83,000 ($14.31)
    Sewerage: $32,000 ($5.52)
    General - Other: $11,000 ($1.90)
    Water Utilities: $7,000 ($1.21)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,475,000 ($426.65)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $12,000 ($2.07)

Lewistown government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,511,000 ($260.47)
    Other: $391,000 ($67.40)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $98,000 ($16.89)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $43,000 ($7.41)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $328,000 ($56.54)
    General Revenue - Other: $327,000 ($56.37)
    Special Assessments: $171,000 ($29.48)
    Fines and Forfeits: $61,000 ($10.52)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,369,000 ($235.99)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,562,000 ($269.26)
    Other: $503,000 ($86.71)
    Highways: $54,000 ($9.31)
  • Tax - Property: $3,217,000 ($554.56)
    Other License: $140,000 ($24.13)

Lewistown government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,348,000 ($577.14)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,684,000 ($462.68)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $664,000 ($114.46)

Lewistown government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,380,000 ($1444.58)

6.09% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($40,603 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.09%
Montana average:

7.25%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Yellowstone County, MT  0.78% ($37,027 average AGI)
from Cascade County, MT  0.50% ($27,208)


5.54% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($23,508 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.54%
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 Yellowstone County, MT  0.97% ($47,587 average AGI)
to Cascade County, MT  0.51% ($33,083)
Businesses in Lewistown, MT
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets3
Albertsons1McDonald's1
Chevrolet1Nike5
Curves1RadioShack1
FedEx1Super 81
Ford1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
La-Z-Boy1UPS3
Lane Furniture1

Strongest AM radio stations in Lewistown:

  • KXLO (1230 AM; 1 kW; LEWISTOWN, MT; Owner: KXLO BROADCAST, INC.)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMON (560 AM; 5 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KGVW (640 AM; 10 kW; BELGRADE, MT; Owner: GALLATIN VALLEY WITNESS, INC.)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KURL (730 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: ELENBAAS MEDIA, INC.)
  • KGHL (790 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KBUL (970 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKGR (680 AM; daytime; 5 kW; EAST HELENA, MT; Owner: KKGR, INC.)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KEIN (1310 AM; 5 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: MUNSON RADIO, INC.)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KATL (770 AM; 10 kW; MILES CITY, MT; Owner: STAR PRINTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lewistown:

  • K288EN (105.5 FM; LEWISTOWN, MT; Owner: HI-LINE RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KLCM (95.9 FM; LEWISTOWN, MT; Owner: MONTANA BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KEHT (100.3 FM; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: GEORGE S. FLINN, JR.)

TV broadcast stations around Lewistown:

  • KBAO (Channel 13; LEWISTOWN, MT; Owner: SUNBELT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
Lewistown fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Lewistown fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 27Number of bridges
  • 138ft / 41.8mTotal length
  • $865,000Total costs
  • 45,099Total average daily traffic
  • 696Total average daily truck traffic
  • 48,118Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
New bridges in Lewistown, MT - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 41940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 61960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 22000-2009
  • 62010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Lewistown, MT
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Lewistown)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 50 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Lewistown, MT)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 41 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Lewistown)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Lewistown)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 56 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

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

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 30. The highest number of reported fires - 68 took place in 2005, and the least - 12 in 2008. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Lewistown, MT When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (47.8%), and Structure Fires (37.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Lewistown, MT
    • 22747.8%Outside Fires
    • 18037.9%Structure Fires
    • 4810.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 204.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Lewistown, MT
Most common first names in Lewistown, MT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John12678.2 years
William8977.4 years
Mary7781.2 years
George7579.3 years
James7376.2 years
Charles7178.3 years
Robert7072.0 years
Frank6279.7 years
Anna5089.3 years
Alice4082.5 years
Most common last names in Lewistown, MT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson4078.2 years
Anderson3779.2 years
Smith3578.1 years
Nelson3084.2 years
Miller2979.4 years
Brown2276.8 years
Martin2280.0 years
Hanson1483.6 years
Long1377.8 years
Peterson1378.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Lewistown, MT
  • 80.1%Utility gas
  • 15.8%Electricity
  • 3.8%Wood
  • 0.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Lewistown, MT
  • 75.1%Utility gas
  • 19.5%Electricity
  • 1.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.9%Other fuel
  • 1.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Lewistown compared to Montana state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage 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 below state average.

Lewistown on our top lists:

  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards (population 1,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: construction (population 5,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
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