Poplar, Montana

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Population in 2019: 840 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -7.8%
 
Males: 445  (53.0%)
Females: 395  (47.0%)
Median resident age:

29.3 years
Montana median age:

40.5 years

Zip codes: 59255.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $52,961 (it was $24,896 in 2000)
Poplar:

$52,961
MT:

$57,153

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $21,851 (it was $10,579 in 2000)

Poplar city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $87,979 (it was $37,500 in 2000)
Poplar:

$87,979
MT:

$253,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $90,294; detached houses: $90,708; mobile homes: $88,093

Median gross rent in 2019: $531.

March 2019 cost of living index in Poplar: 79.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 23.8%
(7.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 61.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 31.1% for American Indian residents, 9.8% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Poplar, MT (2019)
    • 59268.8%American Indian alone
    • 19823.0%White alone
    • 424.9%Two or more races
    • 374.3%Hispanic
    • 40.5%Black alone

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



According to our research of Montana and other state lists, there were 29 registered sex offenders living in Poplar, Montana as of August 15, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Poplar is 28 to 1.



Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.30
Montana average:

1.75
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Ancestries: German (5.2%), Irish (2.9%), American (2.0%), Danish (1.2%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 1993 feet

Land area: 0.27 square miles.

Population density: 3,141 people per square mile   (average).

Poplar, Montana map

12 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.4%
Montana:

2.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,028 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $927 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bismarck, ND (225.1 miles , pop. 55,532).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (569.6 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (957.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Brockton, MT (3.6 miles ),
Wolf Point, MT (4.6 miles ),
Culbertson, MT (5.6 miles ),
Richey, MT (5.7 miles),
Lambert, MT (5.8 miles ),
Fort Peck Reservation, MT (5.9 miles),
North McCone, MT (5.9 miles ),
Froid, MT (6.0 miles)

Latitude: 48.11 N, Longitude: 105.19 W

Area code: 406

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

4.8%
Montana:

4.3%
Population change in the 1990s: +41 (+4.7%).
Most common industries in Poplar, MT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (26.4%)
  • Health care (14.2%)
  • Public administration (13.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.4%)
  • Construction (4.8%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (3.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (20.7%)
  • Public administration (15.2%)
  • Construction (10.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.6%)
  • Health care (5.5%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (4.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (30.8%)
  • Health care (21.1%)
  • Public administration (11.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (9.2%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (3.2%)
  • Social assistance (2.2%)
Most common occupations in Poplar, MT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.7%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (5.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.5%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9.0%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (6.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (4.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (13.5%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (8.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (7.6%)
  • Cashiers (6.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.9%)

Average climate in Poplar, Montana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Poplar-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Montana state average. It is 201% 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 357.7 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 497.8 miles away from Poplar 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 355.4 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 355.1 miles away from the city center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 270.7 miles away from the city center
On 2/25/2014 at 22:45:38, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 22.7 miles away from Poplar 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 Roosevelt County (5) is a lot smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 1

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

Hospitals and medical centers in Poplar:

  • POPLAR COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 211 H ST E)
  • FT PECK TRIBAL DIALYSIS UNIT (107 H ST E)

Airports located in Poplar:

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College/University in Poplar:

  • Fort Peck Community College (Full-time enrollment: 278; Location: 605 Indian Street; Public; Website: www.fpcc.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Poplar:

  • Minot State University (about 180 miles; Minot, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,887)
  • Bismarck State College (about 224 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)
  • Montana State University-Billings (about 225 miles; Billings, MT; FT enrollment: 4,319)
  • University of Mary (about 229 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,854)
  • Sheridan College (about 246 miles; Sheridan, WY; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • Black Hills State University (about 258 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 3,166)
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (about 295 miles; Rapid City, SD; FT enrollment: 2,102)

Public elementary/middle school in Poplar:

  • POLARIS SCHOOL (Location: 4210 PIONEER MNT SCENIC BYWAY, Grades: PK-8)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Poplar: Roosevelt County Sheriff's Department Substation (A), Poplar Volunteer Fire Department (B), Poplar Police Department (C), Poplar City Library (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Poplar include: Saint Johns Lutheran Church (A), Church of the Nazarene (B), First Baptist Church (C), First Presbyterian Church (D), Assembly of God Church (E), Lindsey Memorial Presbyterian Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Poplar: Fort Peck Indian Reservation Historical Marker (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotels: Ault AL (107 A Street West), Poplar Hotel (107 A Street West), Lee Ann's Motel (150 F State Highway 2 West).

Birthplace of: Frank Smith (Montana politician) - Democratic Party member of the Montana Senate.

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

2.5 people
Montana:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

62.6%
Whole state:

62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.0%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
12 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010
5 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness in 2010
76 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Banks with branches in Poplar (2011 data):

  • Independence Bank: 214 Second Avenue Branch at 214 Second Avenue W, branch established on 1909/01/01. Info updated 2010/07/01: Bank assets: $433.8 mil, Deposits: $370.5 mil, headquarters in Havre, MT, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Montana Security, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Poplar:

Marital status in Poplar, MT
  • Never married: 51.1%
  • Now married: 28.9%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 12.7%

For population 25 years and over in Poplar:

  • High school or higher: 92.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.6%
  • Unemployed: 25.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 7.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.5
Montana average:

9.6

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Poplar, MT (based on Roosevelt County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic2,3755
Mainline Protestant2,22816
Other1,0463
Evangelical Protestant90221
None3,874-
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
Roosevelt County:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
This county:

8.88 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
This county:

7.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.3%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.9%
Montana:

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

20.6%
Montana:

10.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Poplar:

48.0%
Montana:

51.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

45.8%
Montana:

50.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.5
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.3%
Montana:

20.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.7%
State:

9.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
Montana:

6.9

Overweight people:
Poplar:

38.0%
State:

34.8%

General health condition:
This city:

55.5%
State:

58.6%

Average condition of hearing:
Poplar:

79.7%
Montana:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Poplar, 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
Police Protection - Officers 4$10,206$30,6180$0
Solid Waste Management 1$4,272$51,2640$0
Water Supply 1$4,318$51,8160$0
Sewerage 1$4,243$50,9160$0
Financial Administration 1$2,947$35,3640$0
Streets and Highways 1$4,869$58,4280$0
Other Government Administration 1$3,211$38,5320$0
Local Libraries 0$0 1$504
Totals for Government 10$34,066$40,8791$504

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $456,000 ($542.86)
    Sewerage: $437,000 ($520.24)
    Solid Waste Management: $271,000 ($322.62)
    Police Protection: $193,000 ($229.76)
    Regular Highways: $109,000 ($129.76)
    Financial Administration: $27,000 ($32.14)
    Local Fire Protection: $22,000 ($26.19)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $15,000 ($17.86)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $12,000 ($14.29)
    Air Transportation: $11,000 ($13.10)
    Central Staff Services: $8,000 ($9.52)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000 ($5.95)
    General Public Buildings: $3,000 ($3.57)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($2.38)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($2.38)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $185,000 ($220.24)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $309,000 ($367.86)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $33,000 ($39.29)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $352,000 ($419.05)
    Sewerage: $350,000 ($416.67)
    Other: $28,000 ($33.33)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $52,000 ($61.90)
    Interest Earnings: $12,000 ($14.29)
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,000 ($2.38)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $466,000 ($554.76)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $140,000 ($166.67)
    Other: $23,000 ($27.38)
  • Tax - Property: $143,000 ($170.24)
    Other License: $3,000 ($3.57)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,423,000 ($1694.05)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,386,000 ($1650.00)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $37,000 ($44.05)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,638,000 ($1950.00)

Strongest AM radio stations in Poplar:

  • KATQ (1070 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PLENTYWOOD, MT; Owner: RADIO INTERNAT'L-KATQ B/CAST ASSOC.)
  • KVCK (1450 AM; 1 kW; WOLF POINT, MT; Owner: WOLF TOWN WIRELESS, INC.)
  • KEYZ (660 AM; 5 kW; WILLISTON, ND; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KATL (770 AM; 10 kW; MILES CITY, MT; Owner: STAR PRINTING COMPANY)
  • KMTA (1050 AM; 10 kW; MILES CITY, MT; Owner: SENGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KFLN (960 AM; 5 kW; BAKER, MT; Owner: NEWELL BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KGLE (590 AM; 1 kW; GLENDIVE, MT; Owner: FRIENDS OF CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Poplar:

  • KVCK-FM (92.7 FM; WOLF POINT, MT; Owner: WOLF TOWN WIRELESS, INC.)
  • K201FG (88.1 FM; CULBERTSON, MT; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Poplar:

  • K13PZ (Channel 13; POPLAR, MT; Owner: POPLAR TV DISTRICT)
  • K05KK (Channel 5; POPLAR, MT; Owner: POPLAR TV DISTRICT)
  • K55BX (Channel 55; POPLAR, MT; Owner: POPLAR TV DISTRICT)

Poplar fatal accident list:

Jun 12, 2018 02:30 PM, Boulevard St, Lat: 48.111367, Lon: -105.193969, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Aug 20, 1999 06:55 PM, Us-2, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jul 29, 1995 11:09 AM, C. St.East, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
May 31, 1988 02:00 PM, 3rd Ave E, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Aug 31, 1978 09:10 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 108ft / 33.4mTotal length
  • 6,192Total average daily traffic
  • 299Total average daily truck traffic
  • 6,476Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Poplar)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KA7NII, Licensee ID: L01389154, Grant Date: 04/12/2008, Expiration Date: 07/09/2018, Cancellation Date: 07/10/2020, Registrant: Louis H Krone, 317 F St West Box 1148, Poplar, MT 59255-1148
  • Call Sign: KI7VHY, Licensee ID: L02171405, Grant Date: 03/20/2018, Expiration Date: 03/20/2028, Certifier: Jarret T Curtis, Registrant: Jarret T Curtis, Poplar, MT 59255


FAA Registered Aircraft:

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

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 19. The highest number of reported fires - 118 took place in 2002, and the least - 0 in 2007. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Poplar, MT When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (77.9%), and Structure Fires (10.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Poplar, MT
    • 25077.9%Outside Fires
    • 3310.3%Structure Fires
    • 268.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 123.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Poplar, MT
Most common first names in Poplar, MT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William1877.5 years
James1865.0 years
Robert1560.5 years
George1470.6 years
Joseph1371.8 years
Mary1283.6 years
John1277.4 years
Clarence971.8 years
Charles869.1 years
Henry863.6 years
Most common last names in Poplar, MT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brown966.6 years
Smith966.5 years
Buckles968.6 years
Eagle979.2 years
Youngman875.5 years
Jones865.6 years
Shields765.4 years
Kirn775.2 years
Eder664.7 years
Hagadone680.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Poplar, MT
  • 78.8%Utility gas
  • 14.4%Electricity
  • 6.9%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Poplar, MT
  • 60.0%Utility gas
  • 40.0%Electricity


Poplar compared to Montana state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.

Poplar on our top lists:

  • #96 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
There are 2 pilots and 4 other airmen in this city.
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