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People

Total Population 1,349
Male Share of the Population 46.7%
Female Share of the Population 53.3%
Senior Citizens 31.3%
Employed Population 16+ 571
Age of the Population 58

Families

% of people married 58.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $62,283
% Above Poverty Level 94.6%
% Below Poverty Level 5.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 14 minutes
% Working from Home 2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 11.1%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 43.8%
Median Gross Rent $558
Median House Value $129,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.9%
US/American 0%
English 16.7%
Irish 13.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Fort Benton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 36 miles NE of Great Falls, Montana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 542 miles E of Seattle, Washington
County Chouteau
Standard Zip Codes 59442
Phone Area Codes 406
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 47.818
Longitude -110.666

Fort Benton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station FORT BENTON
Distance 0.1 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 35 F
Apr Temp 32 to 63 F
Jul Temp 53 to 87 F
Oct Temp 32 to 64 F
Annual Precip 13.6 inches
Station GERALDINE
Distance 24 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 34 F
Apr Temp 33 to 59 F
Jul Temp 54 to 85 F
Oct Temp 35 to 61 F
Annual Precip 16 inches
Station CARTER 14 W
Distance 25.6 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 30 F
Apr Temp 30 to 56 F
Jul Temp 51 to 83 F
Oct Temp 32 to 59 F
Annual Precip 12.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Geraldine 259 $32,273

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Fort Benton Public Libraries

Library
Chouteau County Library
1518 MAIN
Fort Benton, Montana
(406) 622-5222

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Fort Benton Hospitals

MISSOURI RIVER MEDICAL CENTER - CAH
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
1501 ST CHARLES ST
(406) 622-3331
Emergency Service: Yes

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Fort Benton High Schools

FORT BENTON HIGH SCHOOL
1820 WASHINGTON
406-622-3213
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 137 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.9

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