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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    B+
Plentywood is a town in Montana with a population of 1,858. Plentywood is in Sheridan County. Living in Plentywood offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Plentywood there are a lot of bars and parks. Many families and retirees live in Plentywood and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Plentywood are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$161,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$697
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    8%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    42%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Plentywood

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$55,625
National
$55,322

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Plentywood Reviews

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I live in rural Montana and our selection of businesses is the following: We have two convenient stores, three hardware stores, two clothing stores, one pharmacy, one grocery store, an electronics store, numerous bars and casinos, two flower shops, sports store (sell guns, clothing, sports equipment, etc), a variety of insurance agencies, one motel, one car wash, five hair salons, one barber shop, five restaurants, one bowling alley, a ShopKo, one hospital, two medical clinics, one dentist office, one theater, one public school, numerous churches of different denominations. We do have a public golf course and public swimming pool that are open three months out of the year. We have an extended-care nursing home, an assisted-living facility, and a retirement home. We have four or five accounting firms and two law offices. There are oil businesses such as oil roustabout businesses, oil lease business. There are two tire shops, three mechanic shops, and one autobody shop. We also have an airport that local pilots use as well as Life Flight planes that come to Plentywood to pick up patients who need a higher level of care.
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A year ago, the answer would have been outlook looked wonderful. However, the oil industry has slowed way down due to the price and issue of supply and demand. Some oil field workers have been laid off who would probably be working for the top paying employers or companies in this area.

The local hospital employees a lot of people from maintenance to nurses to doctors. I would say they are the biggest employer.
Summer is from June through August. June has sometimes had snow. July is very muggy and hot. August is our hottest month. Fall is very cool and sometimes just hops right into winter. Winters can get very cold as low as -50 below. Spring starts usually in March and usually in the 40's - 70's. Many people believe global warming has changed our seasons somewhat.