Muddy, Montana

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Population in 2010: 617.
Population change since 2000: -1.6%
Males: 320  (52.0%)
Females: 297  (48.0%)
Median resident age:

22.8 years
Montana median age:

40.5 years

Zip codes: 59043.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $41,101 (it was $24,688 in 2000)
Muddy:

$41,101
MT:

$57,153

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $14,114 (it was $4,837 in 2000)

Muddy CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $127,218 (it was $54,400 in 2000)
Muddy:

$127,218
MT:

$253,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $116,083; detached houses: $106,389; mobile homes: $135,706

Median gross rent in 2019: $543.

March 2019 cost of living index in Muddy: 85.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 39.7%
(67.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.2% for American Indian residents)
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  • Races in Muddy, MT (2019)
    • 55588.5%American Indian alone
    • 416.5%Hispanic
    • 284.5%White alone

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

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Ancestries: Canadian (3.7%), American (2.1%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 3276 feet

Land area: 28.6 square miles.

Population density: 22 people per square mile   (very low).

Muddy, Montana map

7 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.1%
Montana:

2.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,117 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Billings, MT (87.8 miles , pop. 89,847).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (405.7 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (881.5 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Lame Deer, MT (2.1 miles ),
Northern Cheyenne, MT (3.2 miles ),
Busby, MT (3.5 miles ),
Birney, MT (4.3 miles),
Colstrip, MT (4.6 miles ),
Ashland, MT (4.7 miles ),
Rosebud, MT (4.8 miles ),
Tongue River, MT (5.8 miles)

Latitude: 45.60 N, Longitude: 106.74 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 406

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

5.5%
Montana:

4.3%
Most common industries in Muddy, MT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (17.0%)
  • Educational services (16.3%)
  • Health care (16.3%)
  • Other direct selling establishments (10.4%)
  • Utilities (10.4%)
  • Social assistance (8.1%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (6.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (19.1%)
  • Utilities (17.6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (13.2%)
  • Educational services (13.2%)
  • Health care (10.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.8%)
  • Social assistance (5.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (22.4%)
  • Other direct selling establishments (20.9%)
  • Educational services (19.4%)
  • Public administration (14.9%)
  • Social assistance (10.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.0%)
Most common occupations in Muddy, MT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (11.1%)
  • Cashiers (10.4%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (8.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.4%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (6.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (14.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (13.2%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (10.3%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (8.8%)
  • Child care workers (5.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (22.4%)
  • Cashiers (20.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (13.4%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (9.0%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.0%)
  • Therapists (3.0%)

Average climate in Muddy, Montana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 54.2. This is better than average.

City:

54.2
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 1.46. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.46
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2017 was 0.541. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.541
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 31.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 15.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.2
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.20. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.20
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Muddy-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Montana state average. It is 455% 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 204.1 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 361.9 miles away from the city 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 205.3 miles away from the city center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 102.8 miles away from Muddy center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 101.9 miles away from Muddy center
On 2/3/1994 at 09:05:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.8 ML, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 286.3 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 Big Horn County (6) is a lot smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Muddy topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Muddy:

  • Sheridan College (about 59 miles; Sheridan, WY; Full-time enrollment: 2,070)
  • Montana State University-Billings (about 88 miles; Billings, MT; FT enrollment: 4,319)
  • Black Hills State University (about 160 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 3,166)
  • Casper College (about 193 miles; Casper, WY; FT enrollment: 2,770)
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (about 203 miles; Rapid City, SD; FT enrollment: 2,102)
  • Montana State University (about 209 miles; Bozeman, MT; FT enrollment: 12,942)
  • Chadron State College (about 267 miles; Chadron, NE; FT enrollment: 2,374)

Points of interest:

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Church in Muddy: Muddy Creek Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Creeks: Black Canyon Creek (A), Coal Creek (B), Juddy Creek (C), Little Chief Creek (D), Muddy Creek (E), Powell Creek (F), Spang Creek (G), Whitedirt Creek (H), Wilfred Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Big Horn County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This place:

4.3 people
Montana:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

87.5%
Whole state:

62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

13.9%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.4% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Muddy:

Marital status in Muddy, MT
  • Never married: 36.5%
  • Now married: 52.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 1.0%
  • Divorced: 9.7%

For population 25 years and over in Muddy:

  • High school or higher: 93.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.4%
  • Unemployed: 8.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.9
Montana average:

9.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Muddy, MT (based on Big Horn County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic5,1026
Evangelical Protestant1,77021
Other8254
Mainline Protestant7118
None4,457-
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: 3
Big Horn County:

2.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Big Horn County:

0.78 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Here:

10.18 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Big Horn County:

5.48 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

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

11.6%
State:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Big Horn County:

32.4%
Montana:

23.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

19.8%
Montana:

10.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.0%
State:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

44.4%
Montana:

48.0%

Average BMI:
Muddy:

29.1
Montana:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

24.0%
Montana:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.5%
Montana:

9.9%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Muddy:

6.5
Montana:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

33.2%
State:

35.3%

General health condition:
Here:

52.8%
State:

57.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Muddy:

84.4%
Montana:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Muddy, MT Residents

5.16% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($37,447 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.16%
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  1.66% ($30,295 average AGI)


4.85% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($45,584 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.85%
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  2.29% ($50,476 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Muddy:

  • KATL (770 AM; 10 kW; MILES CITY, MT; Owner: STAR PRINTING COMPANY)
  • KIKC (1250 AM; 5 kW; FORSYTH, MT; Owner: MILES CITY, FORSYTH B/DCSTG, INC.)
  • KMTA (1050 AM; 10 kW; MILES CITY, MT; Owner: SENGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KROE (930 AM; 5 kW; SHERIDAN, WY; Owner: LOVCOM, INC.)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWYO (1410 AM; 5 kW; SHERIDAN, WY; Owner: KWYO AM, LLC)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KURL (730 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: ELENBAAS MEDIA, INC.)
  • KZMQ (1140 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GREYBULL, WY; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF WYOMING LLC)
  • KUYO (830 AM; daytime; 25 kW; EVANSVILLE, WY; Owner: WYOMING CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KGHL (790 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KBUL (970 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Muddy:

  • KMCJ (99.5 FM; COLSTRIP, MT; Owner: HI-LINE RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KMHK (95.5 FM; HARDIN, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KIKC-FM (101.3 FM; FORSYTH, MT; Owner: MILES CITY, FORSYTH B/CSTG, INC.)
  • K206BN (89.1 FM; ASHLAND, MT; Owner: MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY-BILLINGS)

TV broadcast stations around Muddy:

  • K07TR (Channel 7; NO.CHEYENNE IND. RES, MT; Owner: DULL KNIFE MEMORIAL COLLEGE)

Muddy fatal accident list:

Jan 11, 2017 11:50 AM, Us-212, Muddy Cluster Road, Lat: 45.627111, Lon: -106.748081, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 23ft / 7.3mTotal length
  • $692,000Total costs
  • 2,742Total average daily traffic
  • 558Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,197Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Muddy, MT
  • 53.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 46.8%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Muddy, MT
  • 80.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 19.1%Electricity


Muddy compared to Montana state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Muddy on our top lists:

  • #59 on the list of "Top 100 cities with youngest residents"
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