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ZIP Code 59844

Primary City:Heron, MT (View All Cities)
County: Sanders County
Timezone: Mountain (1:19pm)
Area code: 406 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:48.1, -115.9
ZIP (~17 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 59844

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 59844. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 59844. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 59844, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Heron, MT

Stats and Demographics for the 59844 ZIP Code

ZIP code 59844 is located in northwest Montana and covers a slightly higher than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 59844 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of seniors is large. There are also an extremely small number of single parents and a large number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 59844 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 736
Population Density 6 people per sq mi
Housing Units 383
Median Home Value $159,400
Land Area 120.89 sq mi
Water Area 1.98 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 290
Median Household Income $42,500

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 46Male Median Age: 44Female Median Age: 47

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1212248216101411181935403726121565
Female11201655810111717232939322287710
Total2332401372420252835426479694820221315

Gender

 Male 394 54%
 Female 342 46%
Gender

Race

 White 702 95.4%
 Black Or African American 4 0.5%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 5 0.7%
 Asian 3 0.4%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 5 0.7%
 Two Or More Races 17 2.3%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner01216487142217
Renter149131414342
Total142129628545259

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 175 60%
 Single Guardian 17 6%
 Singles 84 29%
 Singles With Roommate 14 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 220 76%
 Households with Kids 70 24%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male420211244476071528251314
Female31303345540435151219723
Total73324469987103123040442037

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 59844 has a large percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 59844 were primarily built in the 1970s or the 1980s. Looking at 59844 real estate data, the median home value of $159,400 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 59844 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 59844 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 59844 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 706 96%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 30 4%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 0 0%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 0 0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 106 28%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 111 29%
 Renter Occupied Households 73 19%
 Households Vacant 93 24%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 1 1%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 2 2%
 Sold & Unoccupied 2 2%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 60 65%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 28 30%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 4 6%
 1 Bedroom 0 0%
 2 Bedroom 6 9%
 3+ Bedroom 54 84%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $42,500 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 59844 is likely to be one of the nicer parts of town with a more affluent demographic.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. Instead of a commute, a higher percentage of people in 59844 are able to work from home than most places in the nation. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. Most commuters in 59844 can expect to fall in that range. It is much more common for employees to have to travel over 45 minutes to their place of employment than most parts of country which could indicate bad traffic or that people typically live far from where they work.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 187 28%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 226 34%
 No Earnings 252 38%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 187 28%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 226 34%
 No Earnings 252 38%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 237 81%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 28 10%
 Worked at Home 27 9%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The percentage of people that did not graduate high school is among the highest in the nation. The population is likely to value education because they are very well educated themselves. A much higher percentation of the population has received a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 49 16%
 High School Graduate 185 62%
 Associate's degree 12 4%
 Bachelor's degree 40 13%
 Master's degree 11 4%
 Professional school degree 0 0%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 135 54%
 Enrolled in Private School 101 40%
 Not Enrolled in School 16 6%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 59844

ZIP Code 59844 is in the Private. There are 2 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 59844.

Elk Mountain Academy
54 Serenity Ln
Heron, MT 59844
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Private
Monarch School
26 Aspen Ln
Heron, MT 59844
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Private

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