Circle, Montana

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Circle Short Commute Times
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Circle Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 12% Circle Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Circle, Montana

Comparing Circle 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 9 7
Senior Citizens 9 8
Female Share of the Population 8 9
Well-Paid Single Women 6 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 8
Well-Paid Single Men 6 6
Racial Diversity 5 7
Male Share of the Population 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 10
Average Household Size 2 3


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 9
Walking and Biking to Work 10 8
Public Transportation Use 8 8
Working at Home 6 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 9
Affordability of Rents 7 5
Housing Recently Built 4 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 1

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Circle Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 178 miles NE of Billings, Montana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 531 miles N of Denver, Colorado
County McCone
Standard Zip Codes 59215
Phone Area Codes 406
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 47.416
Longitude -105.591

Circle Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station CIRCLE
Distance 0.4 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 27 F
Apr Temp 32 to 58 F
Jul Temp 55 to 86 F
Oct Temp 32 to 60 F
Annual Precip 13.2 inches
Distance 14.6 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 26 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 55 to 85 F
Oct Temp 32 to 59 F
Annual Precip 11.5 inches
Station TERRY 21 NNW
Distance 24.6 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 25 F
Apr Temp 29 to 55 F
Jul Temp 53 to 82 F
Oct Temp 30 to 56 F
Annual Precip 13.6 inches
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Circle Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 644 100%
Male 301 46.7%
Female 343 53.3%
Under 18 154 23.9%
18+ 490 76.1%
65+ 140 21.7%
Median Age 42
Average Family Size 2.84
White 624 96.9%
African-American 5 0.8%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 0.9%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 9 1.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7 1.1%

Estimated Circle Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 584
Growth -60
Growth % -9.3%

Circle 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 35.8%
Norwegian 24.3%
US/American 9.9%
Irish 9.9%
English 3.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.8%
Danish 1.8%
Swedish 1.6%
Czech 1.6%
Italian 1.4%
French (except Basque) 1.4%
Polish 1.2%
Russian 0.8%
Canadian 0.6%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Dutch 0.4%
Scottish 0.4%
British 0.4%
French Canadian 0.4%
Scandinavian 0.4%
Swiss 0.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
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Circle Public Libraries

George Mccone Memorial County Library
Circle, Montana
(406) 485-2350

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Circle Hospitals

(Government - Local)
(406) 485-3381
Emergency Service: No

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Circle High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 89 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.4

Circle Colleges

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