Lame Deer, Montana is located in the Northern Plains region of the United States and has a population of around 2,000 people. The geography of the area is largely flat, with rolling hills and scattered trees. The climate is semi-arid and characterized by hot summers and cold winters. See health-beauty-guides for top counties in Montana.
The history of Lame Deer dates back to the late 1800s when it was first established as a trading post for travelers on the Bozeman Trail. Since then, it has grown into a small town with a rich cultural heritage rooted in its Native American roots.
Politically, Lame Deer is part of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation and is governed by its own tribal council. The economy here relies heavily on tourism, specifically for its unique cultural attractions such as its annual powwow and rodeo events.
Lame Deer also has two public schools: an elementary school and a middle/high school. Both offer an education rooted in Native American culture that prepares students for college or career paths.
As far as landmarks go, Lame Deer offers several attractions that make it worth visiting such as Chief Plenty Coups State Park which houses artifacts from Chief Plenty Coups’ life; Battle Butte which honors those who fought in the Battle of Little Bighorn; Medicine Rocks State Park which features eroded sandstone formations; and Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument which memorializes one of America’s most famous battles between Native Americans and US Cavalry forces during 1876.
Males: 976 (48.4%), Females: 1,042 (51.6%)
Zip code: 59043
Median resident age: 22.0 years
Median household income: $19,828
Median house value: $40,800
Races in Lame Deer:
- American Indian (93.9%)
- White Non-Hispanic (5.6%)
- Hispanic (2.2%)
- Two or more races (1.5%)
Ancestries: Irish (2.0%), German (1.9%).
Elevation: 3354 feet
Land area: 55.6 square miles
Lame Deer, Montana is a small rural town located in the Northern part of the state. It has a population of approximately 2,200 people. The town is located on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation and many of its citizens are members of the tribe. The median household income for Lame Deer is $26,000, which is lower than the state average.
The cost of living in Lame Deer is relatively low. Housing costs are particularly affordable as renters can expect to pay an average of $550 a month for a one-bedroom apartment and slightly more for larger dwellings. Utilities such as electricity and water are also inexpensive when compared to other areas due to the low population density. Groceries are also reasonably priced with an average grocery bill coming in around $50 per week for an individual or family.
The crime rate in Lame Deer is very low and it has been rated as one of the safest towns in Montana by several sources. This allows residents to enjoy a peaceful life without worrying about crime or safety concerns. There are several recreational activities available in the area such as fishing, hunting, hiking, camping, and skiing which makes it great for outdoor enthusiasts looking for adventure or relaxation. Additionally, there are plenty of cultural events that take place throughout the year including powwows and rodeos that celebrate Native American culture.
For population 25 years and over in Lame Deer
- High school or higher: 75.7%
- Bachelor’s degree or higher: 12.1%
- Graduate or professional degree: 4.0%
- Unemployed: 21.6%
- Mean travel time to work: 9.3 minutes
For population 15 years and over in Lame Deer CDP
- Never married: 44.7%
- Now married: 35.0%
- Separated: 2.7%
- Widowed: 4.9%
- Divorced: 12.7%
0.1% Foreign born
Hospitals/medical centers near Lame Deer:
- ROSEBUD HEATLH CARE CENTER – CAH (about 32 miles; FORSYTH, MT)
- PHS INDIAN HOSPITAL (about 46 miles; BIGHORN, MT)
- MEMORIAL HOSPITAL OF SHERIDAN COUNTY (about 61 miles; SHERIDAN, WY)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Lame Deer:
- SHERIDAN COUNTY (about 63 miles; SHERIDAN, WY; Abbreviation: SHR)
- GILLETTE-CAMPBELL COUNTY (about 118 miles; GILLETTE, WY; Abbreviation: GCC)
- BILLINGS LOGAN INTL (about 131 miles; BILLINGS, MT; Abbreviation: BIL)
Other public-use airports nearest to Lame Deer:
- COLSTRIP (about 16 miles; COLSTRIP, MT; Abbreviation: M46)
- ST LABRE MISSION (about 28 miles; ASHLAND, MT; Abbreviation: 3U4)
- TILLITT FIELD (about 45 miles; FORSYTH, MT; Abbreviation: 1S3)
Colleges and Universities
College/University in Lame Deer:
- DULL KNIFE MEMORIAL COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 230; Location: PO BOX 98; Private, not-for-profit)
Colleges and Universities
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lame Deer:
- MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY-BILLINGS (about 127 miles; BILLINGS, MT; Full-time enrollment: 3,105)
- CASPER COLLEGE (about 189 miles; CASPER, WY; Full-time enrollment: 2,564)
- BLACK HILLS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 208 miles; SPEARFISH, SD; Full-time enrollment: 3,190)
- SOUTH DAKOTA SCHOOL OF MINES AND TECHNOLOGY (about 261 miles; RAPID CITY, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,002)
- UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING (about 275 miles; LARAMIE, WY; Full-time enrollment: 9,665)
- MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY-BOZEMAN (about 294 miles; BOZEMAN, MT; Full-time enrollment: 10,380)
- CHADRON STATE COLLEGE (about 319 miles; CHADRON, NE; Full-time enrollment: 2,144)
Public high school in Lame Deer:
- LAME DEER HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 192; Location: 3 MI SOUTH OF LAME DEER; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Lame Deer:
- LAME DEER SCHOOL (Students: 286; Location: W BOUNDARY ST; Grades: PK – 06)
- LAME DEER 7-8 (Students: 84; Location: W BOUNDARY ST; Grades: 07 – 08)