Big Sandy, Montana

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Big Sandy, Montana

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High Points

Big Sandy strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Montana):

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Big Sandy Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 7% Big Sandy Affordability of Property Taxes
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Big Sandy Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Big Sandy, Montana

Comparing Big Sandy to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Montana (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 10 10
Female Share of the Population 7 8
Well-Paid Single Men 6 7
Well-Paid Single Women 5 7
Male Share of the Population 4 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 3
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 7
Average Household Size 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 8
People Above Poverty 4 6
People in Middle Class or Better 4 5
Median Family Income 3 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 8
Short Commute Times 10 5
Working at Home 9 7
Public Transportation Use 6 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 8
Affordability of Rents 8 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 2
Housing Recently Built 3 3

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Big Sandy Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 72 miles NE of Great Falls, Montana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 567 miles E of Seattle, Washington
County Chouteau
Standard Zip Codes 59520
Phone Area Codes 406
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 48.178
Longitude -110.111

Big Sandy Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 3.8 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 30 F
Apr Temp 29 to 61 F
Jul Temp 50 to 87 F
Oct Temp 28 to 62 F
Annual Precip 13.8 inches
Station LOMA 1 WNW
Distance 25.1 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 32 F
Apr Temp 31 to 60 F
Jul Temp 53 to 86 F
Oct Temp 30 to 62 F
Annual Precip 13 inches
Distance 28.2 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 28 F
Apr Temp 30 to 59 F
Jul Temp 51 to 84 F
Oct Temp 30 to 59 F
Annual Precip 11 inches
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Big Sandy Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 703 100%
Male 333 47.4%
Female 370 52.6%
Under 18 152 21.6%
18+ 551 78.4%
65+ 190 27%
Median Age 47.7
Average Family Size 2.83
White 670 95.3%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 20 2.8%
Other 4 0.6%
Mixed Race 8 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 0.7%

Estimated Big Sandy Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 643
Growth -60
Growth % -8.5%

Big Sandy Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 26.6%
Norwegian 19.3%
Irish 9.1%
English 8.7%
Swedish 5.6%
French (except Basque) 5.6%
Czech 4.8%
Italian 3.2%
US/American 3.2%
Ukrainian 2.6%
Scandinavian 2.2%
Scottish 1.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.4%
British 1.2%
Danish 1.2%
European 1%
Czechoslovakian 0.8%
Slovak 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
Scotch-Irish 0.4%
Slovene 0.4%
Polish 0.4%
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Big Sandy High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 70 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.6

Big Sandy Colleges

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