Philipsburg, Montana

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Philipsburg, Montana

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

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Philipsburg Walking and Biking to Work
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Philipsburg Public Transportation Use
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 17% Philipsburg Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Philipsburg, Montana

Comparing Philipsburg 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 9
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Senior Citizens 8 6
Well-Paid Single Men 6 6
Racial Diversity 6 8
Female Share of the Population 2 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 8
People in Middle Class or Better 3 3
Median Family Income 3 3
People Above Poverty 2 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 6
Public Transportation Use 9 9
Working at Home 9 7
Short Commute Times 7 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Affordability of Rents 7 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 9
Housing Recently Built 3 2

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Philipsburg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 50 miles SE of Missoula, Montana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 435 miles E of Seattle, Washington
County Granite
Standard Zip Codes 59858
Phone Area Codes 406
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 46.332
Longitude -113.293

Philipsburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 2.3 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 33 F
Apr Temp 27 to 53 F
Jul Temp 43 to 78 F
Oct Temp 28 to 57 F
Annual Precip 15 inches
Distance 21.4 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 35 F
Apr Temp 28 to 55 F
Jul Temp 47 to 80 F
Oct Temp 30 to 58 F
Annual Precip 13.3 inches
Distance 21.5 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 31 F
Apr Temp 28 to 58 F
Jul Temp 45 to 84 F
Oct Temp 28 to 58 F
Annual Precip 12.6 inches
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Philipsburg Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 914 100%
Male 461 50.4%
Female 453 49.6%
Under 18 216 23.6%
18+ 698 76.4%
65+ 173 18.9%
Median Age 44.9
Average Family Size 2.94
White 869 95.1%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 4 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 12 1.3%
Other 11 1.2%
Mixed Race 18 2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 21 2.3%

Estimated Philipsburg Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 959
Growth 45
Growth % 4.9%

Philipsburg 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 20%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 12%
Irish 11.3%
English 11.1%
Norwegian 8.4%
US/American 6.7%
Swedish 4.8%
Scottish 4.8%
French (except Basque) 3.9%
Italian 3.4%
Polish 3%
Scotch-Irish 2.1%
Yugoslavian 1.6%
French Canadian 1.3%
Russian 1%
Finnish 1%
Welsh 1%
Greek 0.7%
Danish 0.7%
British 0.5%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Dutch 0.3%
Czech 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Philipsburg 914 $32,750
Drummond 318 $32,841

Philipsburg Public Libraries

Philipsburg Public Library
Philipsburg, Montana
(406) 859-5030

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Philipsburg High Schools (2004)

A Title I School.
Serves 72 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.1

Philipsburg Colleges

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