Colstrip, Montana

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Colstrip, Montana

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 1% trophy Colstrip People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 1% trophy Colstrip Median Family Income
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 1% trophy Colstrip Low Rate of Poverty
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Colstrip Walking and Biking to Work
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy Colstrip Well-Paid Single Men
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Colstrip Short Commute Times
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 7% Colstrip Racial Diversity
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 9% Colstrip Affordability of Property Taxes
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 11% Colstrip Well-Paid Single Women
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Colstrip College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Colstrip, Montana

Comparing Colstrip 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
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 9 10
Well-Paid Single Women 7 9
Racial Diversity 6 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 8
Age of the Population 3 2
Female Share of the Population 1 1
Senior Citizens 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 9 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 9 10
College Educated Adults 9 9
People in Middle Class or Better 9 10
People Above Poverty 8 10

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 8
Short Commute Times 10 7
Public Transportation Use 2 2
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 10
Affordability of Rents 4 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 1
People Living Alone 1 1

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Colstrip Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 91 miles E of Billings, Montana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 433 miles N of Denver, Colorado
County Rosebud
P.O. Box Zip Codes 59323
Phone Area Codes 406
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.884
Longitude -106.623

Colstrip Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 1.2 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 33 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 57 to 85 F
Oct Temp 35 to 60 F
Annual Precip 14.5 inches
Distance 17.5 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 37 F
Apr Temp 25 to 63 F
Jul Temp 49 to 90 F
Oct Temp 28 to 65 F
Annual Precip 14.3 inches
Distance 19.3 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 34 F
Apr Temp 32 to 62 F
Jul Temp 54 to 92 F
Oct Temp 32 to 64 F
Annual Precip 14.3 inches
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Colstrip Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,346 100%
Male 1,207 51.4%
Female 1,139 48.6%
Under 18 807 34.4%
18+ 1,539 65.6%
65+ 72 3.1%
Median Age 35.3
Average Family Size 3.18
White 1,969 83.9%
African-American 16 0.7%
Asian 3 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 265 11.3%
Other 12 0.5%
Mixed Race 81 3.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 74 3.2%

Estimated Colstrip Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,331
Growth -15
Growth % -0.6%

Colstrip 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 24%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.2%
English 10%
Irish 9.7%
Norwegian 8.7%
US/American 5.9%
Scotch-Irish 3.2%
Scottish 2.5%
Italian 2.4%
French (except Basque) 2.2%
Danish 2%
Swedish 1.7%
Polish 1.2%
French Canadian 1.1%
Welsh 0.8%
European 0.8%
Russian 0.7%
British 0.7%
Dutch 0.7%
Finnish 0.5%
Greek 0.5%
Slavic 0.4%
Belgian 0.3%
Estonian 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Icelander 0.2%
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Colstrip High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 270 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.5

Colstrip Colleges

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