Stanford, Montana

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Population in 2019: 391 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -13.9%
 
Males: 222  (56.8%)
Females: 169  (43.2%)
Median resident age:

54.4 years
Montana median age:

40.5 years

Zip codes: 59479.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $40,445 (it was $22,679 in 2000)
Stanford:

$40,445
MT:

$57,153

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $39,465 (it was $15,253 in 2000)

Stanford town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $94,358 (it was $50,900 in 2000)
Stanford:

$94,358
MT:

$253,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $104,856; detached houses: $106,363; mobile homes: $78,029

Median gross rent in 2019: $444.

March 2019 cost of living index in Stanford: 85.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 30.3%
(28.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 77.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 51.4% for American Indian residents)
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  • Races in Stanford, MT (2019)
    • 30587.1%White alone
    • 236.6%American Indian alone
    • 185.1%Hispanic

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



According to our research of Montana and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Stanford, Montana as of January 20, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Stanford is 374 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


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Ancestries: American (39.9%), German (12.2%), Irish (9.0%), Danish (4.8%), Syrian (4.3%), British (3.7%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 4284 feet

Land area: 0.43 square miles.

Population density: 906 people per square mile   (low).

Stanford, Montana map

4 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.9%
Montana:

1.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $731 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $466 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Great Falls, MT (55.6 miles , pop. 56,690).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (559.8 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (947.4 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Geyser, MT (3.9 miles ),
Denton, MT (4.1 miles ),
Hobson, MT (4.4 miles ),
Moore, MT (5.3 miles),
Monarch-Neihart, MT (5.3 miles ),
Neihart, MT (5.4 miles),
Geraldine, MT (5.6 miles ),
Lewistown Heights, MT (6.0 miles )

Latitude: 47.15 N, Longitude: 110.22 W

Area code: 406

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

3.2%
Montana:

4.3%
Most common industries in Stanford, MT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (19.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.0%)
  • Construction (9.3%)
  • Public administration (8.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (19.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (13.4%)
  • Public administration (12.2%)
  • Educational services (12.2%)
  • Truck transportation (4.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (25.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (18.9%)
  • Health care (8.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.4%)
  • Public administration (4.4%)
  • Data processing, libraries, other information services (4.4%)
Most common occupations in Stanford, MT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5.2%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.7%)
  • Bus drivers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12.2%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (11.0%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (9.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.5%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (10.0%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.7%)
  • Cashiers (5.6%)
  • Top executives (5.6%)
  • Bus drivers (4.4%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.4%)

Average climate in Stanford, Montana

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Earthquake activity:

Stanford-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Montana state average. It is 666% 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 180.2 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 274.4 miles away from Stanford 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 173.3 miles away from Stanford 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 112.7 miles away from the city center
On 3/31/2020 at 23:52:30, a magnitude 6.5 (6.5 MW, Depth: 7.5 mi) earthquake occurred 300.5 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 165.6 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 Judith Basin County (6) is a lot smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 1

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

Airports located in Stanford:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Stanford:

  • Montana State University (about 111 miles; Bozeman, MT; Full-time enrollment: 12,942)
  • Montana State University-Billings (about 124 miles; Billings, MT; FT enrollment: 4,319)
  • The University of Montana (about 179 miles; Missoula, MT; FT enrollment: 13,602)
  • Sheridan College (about 229 miles; Sheridan, WY; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 244 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 30,522)
  • North Idaho College (about 310 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; FT enrollment: 4,684)
  • Idaho State University (about 316 miles; Pocatello, ID; FT enrollment: 10,350)

Public high school in Stanford:

Public elementary/middle schools in Stanford:

  • STANFORD SCHOOL (Students: 48, Location: 104 4TH AVENUE SOUTH, Grades: PK-6)
  • STANFORD 7-8 (Students: 22, Location: 104 4TH AVENUE SOUTH, Grades: 7-8)
  • SURPRISE CREEK SCHOOL (Location: 928 SURPRISE CREEK ROAD, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Stanford

Library in Stanford:

  • JUDITH BASIN COUNTY FREE LIBRARY (Operating income: $68,464; Location: 93 THIRD STREET NORTH; 17,872 books; 432 audio materials; 359 video materials; 5 local licensed databases)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Stanford: Stanford (A), General Mills Incoporated Elevator (B), Judith Basin County Museum (C), Judith Basin County Sheriff's Office (D), Judith Basin County Courthouse (E), Judith Basin County Free Library (F), Stanford Volunteer Fire Department (G), Judith Basin County Ambulance (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Stanford include: Lutheran Church (A), Saint Rose of Lima Church (B), First Presbyterian Church (C), Stanford Baptist Church (D), Calvary Community Church of Stanford (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Stanford: Stanford City Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Sundown Motel (Highway 200 West).

Birthplace of: Albert Henry Ottenweller - Catholic bishop.

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

2.0 people
Montana:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

55.6%
Whole state:

62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

5.1%
Whole state:

6.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Stanford (2011 data):

  • Basin State Bank: at 103 Central Avenue, branch established on 1911/08/02. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $146.3 mil, Deposits: $127.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Big Sky Holding Company

For population 15 years and over in Stanford:

Marital status in Stanford, MT
  • Never married: 25.3%
  • Now married: 39.3%
  • Separated: 3.6%
  • Widowed: 4.3%
  • Divorced: 27.5%

For population 25 years and over in Stanford:

  • High school or higher: 91.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.2%
  • Unemployed: 3.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 10.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.6
Montana average:

9.6

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Stanford, MT (based on Judith Basin County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic9784
Mainline Protestant1653
Evangelical Protestant624
Other3-
None864-
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: 2
This county:

9.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.90 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Judith Basin County:

19.61 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

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

8.6%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Judith Basin County:

25.7%
Montana:

23.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Stanford:

50.4%
State:

51.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Stanford:

43.8%
State:

50.3%

Average BMI:
Stanford:

28.7
Montana:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Stanford:

19.6%
State:

20.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

8.1%
Montana:

9.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Montana:

6.9

Overweight people:
Stanford:

28.6%
Montana:

34.8%

General health condition:
Stanford:

56.9%
State:

58.6%

Average condition of hearing:
Stanford:

72.2%
Montana:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Stanford, MT Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 1$3,046$36,5520$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$1,884
Totals for Government 1$3,046$36,5526$1,884

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $95,000 ($242.97)
    Sewerage: $61,000 ($156.01)
    Parks and Recreation: $52,000 ($132.99)
    Regular Highways: $41,000 ($104.86)
    Financial Administration: $26,000 ($66.50)
    Local Fire Protection: $15,000 ($38.36)
    General Public Buildings: $15,000 ($38.36)
    Police Protection: $13,000 ($33.25)
    General - Other: $10,000 ($25.58)
    Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($12.79)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($2.56)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $84,000 ($214.83)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $10,000 ($25.58)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $42,000 ($107.42)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $96,000 ($245.52)
    Other: $6,000 ($15.35)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $12,000 ($30.69)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $132,000 ($337.60)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $60,000 ($153.45)
    Highways: $15,000 ($38.36)
    Water Utilities: $15,000 ($38.36)
  • Tax - Property: $91,000 ($232.74)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,838,000 ($4700.77)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,793,000 ($4585.68)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $44,000 ($112.53)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,000 ($43.48)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $511,000 ($1306.91)

Strongest AM radio stations in Stanford:

  • KMON (560 AM; 5 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KGVW (640 AM; 10 kW; BELGRADE, MT; Owner: GALLATIN VALLEY WITNESS, INC.)
  • KEIN (1310 AM; 5 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: MUNSON RADIO, INC.)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KKGR (680 AM; daytime; 5 kW; EAST HELENA, MT; Owner: KKGR, INC.)
  • KMTX (950 AM; 5 kW; HELENA, MT; Owner: CAPRI, INC)
  • KSEN (1150 AM; 10 kW; SHELBY, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KXLO (1230 AM; 1 kW; LEWISTOWN, MT; Owner: KXLO BROADCAST, INC.)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBOW (550 AM; 5 kW; BUTTE, MT; Owner: BUTTE BROADCASTING INCORPORATED)
  • KURL (730 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: ELENBAAS MEDIA, INC.)
  • KGHL (790 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Stanford:

  • KEHT (100.3 FM; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: GEORGE S. FLINN, JR.)
  • 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.)
  • KMON-FM (94.5 FM; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Stanford:

  • K07AV (Channel 7; STANFORD, MT; Owner: STANFORD TV ASSOCIATION)
  • K11AQ (Channel 11; STANFORD, MT; Owner: STANFORD TV ASSOCIATION)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 7ft / 1.8mTotal length
  • 2,299Total average daily traffic
  • 344Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,448Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Stanford)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • MT06STANDFORD, 33585 Us Hwy 87 (Lat: 47.167361 Lon: -110.274667), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 30.8 m, Overall height: 35.4 m, Call Sign: WRCN415,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6286.19 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, Grant Date: 11/19/2018, Expiration Date: 11/19/2028, Certifier: Robert P Walters, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St, Rm 1016, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • Stanford Airport (Lat: 47.145806 Lon: -110.229917), Type: Tower, Call Sign: KZQ2,
    Assigned Frequencies: 122.800 MHz, Grant Date: 02/07/2018, Expiration Date: 02/23/2028, Registrant: Montana Aeronautics, 2630 Airport Rd., Helena, MT 59620, Phone: (406) 444-9592, Fax: (406) 444-2519, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: K7YNY, Grant Date: 07/26/1988, Expiration Date: 07/26/1998, Cancellation Date: 07/27/2000, Registrant: Jack Kulish, 401 1st Ave N, Stanford, MT 59479
  • Call Sign: KD7BTX, Licensee ID: L00168076, Grant Date: 12/16/1998, Expiration Date: 05/12/2008, Cancellation Date: 06/24/2000, Registrant: Sam Hofer Jr, Stanford, MT 59479
  • Call Sign: KD7EAB, Licensee ID: L01331473, Grant Date: 02/24/2009, Expiration Date: 02/11/2019, Cancellation Date: 02/12/2021, Certifier: Eric L Morse, Registrant: Eric L Morse, Stanford, MT 59479
  • Call Sign: K7SSH, Previous Call Sign: KD7BTX, Licensee ID: L00168076, Grant Date: 07/08/2020, Expiration Date: 07/08/2030, Certifier: Sam S Hofer Jr, Registrant: Samuel S Hofer Jr, Stanford, MT 59479

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 180K (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 114 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 66202, N66202, N-66202, Serial Number: 18052926, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 11/18/1977, Certificate Issue Date: 05/11/2012
    Registrant (Individual): Connie J Biggerstaff, Po Box 340, Stanford, MT 59479
  • Aircraft: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP SR22T (Category: Land, Seats: 5, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-550-K (315 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 719LL, N719LL, N-719LL, Serial Number: 1421, Year manufactured: 2016, Airworthiness Date: 08/22/2016, Certificate Issue Date: 02/13/2020
    Registrant (Corporation): Youderian Construction Inc, Po Box 400, Stanford, MT 59479

Most common first names in Stanford, MT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1576.4 years
George880.5 years
Albert585.2 years
William573.4 years
Raymond573.2 years
Robert578.6 years
James474.7 years
Alice485.2 years
Bert482.3 years
Fred470.5 years
Most common last names in Stanford, MT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Schmitt777.7 years
Larson678.5 years
Baker583.0 years
Galt589.0 years
Holzer583.0 years
Johnson578.4 years
Hammer571.8 years
Nelson473.0 years
Myllymaki486.5 years
Miller487.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Stanford, MT
  • 67.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 19.0%Wood
  • 9.9%Electricity
  • 3.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Stanford, MT
  • 42.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 41.2%Electricity
  • 11.8%Wood
  • 4.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Stanford compared to Montana state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • House age above state average.
There are 2 pilots and no other airmen in this city.
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