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People

Total Population 677
Male Share of the Population 50.7%
Female Share of the Population 49.3%
Senior Citizens 21.1%
Employed Population 16+ 329
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 46%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 22%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $43,229
% Above Poverty Level 83.9%
% Below Poverty Level 16.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 14 minutes
% Working from Home 3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 14.2%
% Using Public Transportation 1.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 34.6%
Median Gross Rent $427
Median House Value $88,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.3%
US/American 0%
English 6.9%
Irish 4.4%

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

Big Sandy Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 72 miles NE of Great Falls, Montana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 567 miles E of Seattle, Washington
County Chouteau
Standard Zip Codes 59520
Phone Area Codes 406
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 48.178
Longitude -110.111

Big Sandy 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 BIG SANDY
Distance 3.8 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 30 F
Apr Temp 29 to 61 F
Jul Temp 50 to 87 F
Oct Temp 28 to 62 F
Annual Precip 13.8 inches
Station LOMA 1 WNW
Distance 25.1 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 32 F
Apr Temp 31 to 60 F
Jul Temp 53 to 86 F
Oct Temp 30 to 62 F
Annual Precip 13 inches
Station GILDFORD
Distance 28.2 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 28 F
Apr Temp 30 to 59 F
Jul Temp 51 to 84 F
Oct Temp 30 to 59 F
Annual Precip 11 inches
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Big Sandy High Schools

BIG SANDY HIGH SCHOOL
PIONEER TRAIL
406-378-2502
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 70 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.6

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