Bearcreek, Montana

Bearcreek is named for the stream that flows though town: Bear Creek. In the early 1900's, this was a coal mining area with a population near 3,000 at its peak. A rail spur came into the area from Belfry for shipping the coal out. Then on February 27, 1943, the Smith Mine #3 exploded and killed 74 men. That was pretty much the end of the coal mines in the Bearcreek area. Today, the railway bed can still be seen but the tracks were removed long ago.

Fast Facts about Bearcreek, Montana
Bearcreek, Carbon County, MT 59007
Elevation: 4,557'
Latitude: 45.1598°N
Longitude: 109.1563°W
Resident Racial Breakdown:
White Non-Hispanic: 91.8%
Native American: 8.2%
High School or Higher: 90.7%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 22.2%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 13.0%
2009 Estimates:
Population: 84
Males: 41
Females: 43
Median Resident Age: 35.3 Years
Estimated Median Household Income: $23,300
Estimated Median Home Value: $104,700
Population Density: 699 People per Square Mile
2011 Cost of Living Index for Bearcreek: 89.2
Unemployed (March 2011): 6.6%
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