Realty Executives of Ravalli County

BITTERROOT VALLEY FACTS &

FIGURES

FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

•Banks: 6 and 12 branches

•Credit Unions: 2   • Investment Firms: 6

•Business Assistance: 2

•Real Estate Offices: 60+

 

CHURCHES

60.  All major denominations.

 

ORGANIZATIONS & SERVICE CLUBS

American Legion, VFW, Elks, Eagles, Masons, Eastern Star, Shriners, Women’s Club, 4-H, Girl & Boy Scouts, Senior Centers, Duplicate Bridge Club.  Service Clubs: Lions, Kiwanis,

Soroptomists, Rotary.

 

AIRPORTS

Hamilton-Elev. 3638 ft. Length 4200 ft. paved. Lighted.  Expansion is being considered.

Stevensville-Elev. 3620 ft. Length 3800 ft. Hard surface.

Missoula-nearest commercial airport.  Served by Delta, Horizon, Northwest, Skywest, & Alaska

Airlines. 

 

RAIL

•County served by Montana Rail Link (freight only).

 

UTILITIES

•Electrical service is provided by Northwestern

Energy (888-467-2669) or Ravalli County Electric Co-op (406-961-3001).  Rates are in the lowest 10% in the country.

•Natural gas is available in some areas of the

valley and is furnished by Northwestern

Energy.

 

POPULATION-2006 ESTIMATE

•Darby town: 854

•Hamilton city: 4644

•Pinesdale town: 841

•Stevensville town: 1914

•Balance of Ravalli County: 32,329

CIVIC INFORMATION

• County Commissioners, City Mayors-Four

incorporated towns

• Comprehensive County Plan: under revision

• Volunteer Fire Dept. Personnel: 155

• Law Enforcement Officers: 36

• Tax Rate: Per capita taxes-43% of US average; Real Property- approx. 1.05% to 1.32% of market value; Business equipment-1.2% of market value; Auto license-Amounts based on vehicle age: New to 5 years $195; 5-10 years $65; 11 years and older: $6.00 + $$25-35 + 0.5% County Option.

• Ravalli County Economic Development Authority: Seven commissioner board. 406-375-9416.

NO SALES TAX.

 

HEALTH CARE

• 1 hospital, Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital

• 48 bed acute care

• 10  clinics

• Outpatient services

• 24 hour emergency service-ER physicians on duty, all shifts

• Ambulance Service

• Large home health dept.

• Hospice & home I.V. therapy

• Visiting specialists coming from Missoula on a regular basis in a number of specialties.

• Medical Personnel: 33 MDs • 3 Family Nurse Practitioners • 16 Dentists • 75 Registered Nurses • 20 Practical Nurses • 3 Nursing Homes

 

HOUSING COSTS

Average single family sale price: $157,850

• Under 1 acre: $108,447

• Over 1 acre: $180,019

• Median Rental: per month/$500

• Commercial: per month/$0.74

• Retirement Centers: 4

 

CLIMATE

•Average precipitation is 13.3 inches per year

 

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