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People

Total Population 1,364
Male Share of the Population 50.2%
Female Share of the Population 49.8%
Senior Citizens 29.3%
Employed Population 16+ 643
Age of the Population 57

Families

% of people married 62.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 27.9%
Median Earnings25+ $27,326
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,563
Median Earnings With High School Degree $20,952

Wealth

Median Family Income $66,500
% Above Poverty Level 93.9%
% Below Poverty Level 6.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 14 minutes
% Working from Home 3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 11.6%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 41.2%
Median Gross Rent $587
Median House Value $121,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.8%
US/American 0%
English 14.3%
Irish 15.2%

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

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  • 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 268 $32,059

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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