Power, Montana

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Power, Montana
Location of Power, Montana
Location of Power, Montana
Coordinates: 47°42′55″N 111°41′13″W / 47.71528°N 111.68694°W / 47.71528; -111.68694Coordinates: 47°42′55″N 111°41′13″W / 47.71528°N 111.68694°W / 47.71528; -111.68694
Country United States
State Montana
County Teton
 • Total 1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)
 • Land 1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 3,694 ft (1,126 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 171
 • Density 114.1/sq mi (44.1/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code 59468
Area code(s) 406
FIPS code 30-59500
GNIS feature ID 0775423

Power is a census-designated place (CDP) in Teton County, Montana, United States. The population was 171 at the 2000 census. The town is named after Montana pioneer, Thomas Charles Power.


Power is located at 47°42′55″N 111°41′13″W / 47.71528°N 111.68694°W / 47.71528; -111.68694 (47.715367, -111.687054).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km²), of which, 1.5 square miles (3.9 km²) of it is land and 0.66% is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 171 people, 68 households, and 51 families residing in the CDP.[2] The population density was 114.1 people per square mile (44.0/km²). There were 71 housing units at an average density of 47.4 per square mile (18.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.08% White, 1.17% Native American, and 1.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.58% of the population.

There were 68 households out of which 33.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.2% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% were non-families. 22.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 30.4% under the age of 18, 4.1% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 15.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.9 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $38,036, and the median income for a family was $39,286. Males had a median income of $27,083 versus $13,125 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $16,527. About 8.9% of families and 18.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 48.6% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.


According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Power has a cold semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.[3]

Video Game[edit]

During the Ludum Dare 39 Game Jam, where the theme was "Running out of Power", a participant going by the pseudonym "Pixel Prophecy" created a text-based adventure based on the town of Power, MT.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Climate Summary for Power, Montana
  4. ^ "Power, MT". www.pixelprophecy.com. Retrieved 2017-11-25.