Scobey, Montana

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Scobey, Montana

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Scobey Short Commute Times
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Scobey Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Scobey, Montana

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 3 5
Average Household Size 1 1


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 10 5
Working at Home 9 6
Public Transportation Use 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 9
Affordability of Rents 8 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 2
Housing Recently Built 3 2

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Scobey Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 253 miles NE of Billings, Montana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 626 miles N of Denver, Colorado
County Daniels
Standard Zip Codes 59263
Phone Area Codes 406
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 48.792
Longitude -105.42

Scobey Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station SCOBEY 4 NW
Distance 4 miles
Jan Temp -4 to 19 F
Apr Temp 28 to 56 F
Jul Temp 51 to 82 F
Oct Temp 28 to 57 F
Annual Precip 12.4 inches
Station LUSTRE 4 NNW
Distance 33.3 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 21 F
Apr Temp 30 to 54 F
Jul Temp 54 to 81 F
Oct Temp 33 to 56 F
Annual Precip 11.6 inches
Distance 39.7 miles
Jan Temp -2 to 21 F
Apr Temp 29 to 58 F
Jul Temp 53 to 84 F
Oct Temp 29 to 58 F
Annual Precip 13.1 inches
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Scobey Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,082 100%
Male 496 45.8%
Female 586 54.2%
Under 18 227 21%
18+ 855 79%
65+ 300 27.7%
Median Age 49.6
Average Family Size 2.81
White 1,036 95.7%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 4 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 8 0.7%
Other 10 0.9%
Mixed Race 24 2.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 27 2.5%

Estimated Scobey Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 991
Growth -91
Growth % -8.4%

Scobey 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
Norwegian 36%
German 18.5%
Irish 7.9%
French (except Basque) 5.6%
US/American 4.8%
English 4%
Dutch 3.2%
Swedish 2.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.5%
Scotch-Irish 2.5%
Scottish 2.1%
Danish 1.8%
Polish 1.6%
French Canadian 1.5%
Ukrainian 1.4%
Scandinavian 0.8%
Brazilian 0.5%
Czech 0.5%
Italian 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
European 0.3%
New Zealander 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
Russian 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Scobey, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Four Buttes (59263)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Scobey Public Libraries

Daniels County Library
Scobey, Montana
(406) 487-5502

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Scobey Hospitals

(Government - Local)
PO BOX 400
(406) 487-2296
Emergency Service: No

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Scobey High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 101 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.3

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