The O/B Index

The O/B Index

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26–total personal income, in billions of dollars, of Montana residents in 2004
3–Montana’s rank (if it were a person) in world’s richest individuals

19–percent increase in average purchase price of housing in Montana from 2002-2003
34–percent increase in Belgrade, 2002-2003
21–percent increase in Bozeman, 2002-2003
2–Gallatin County’s rank among Montana counties in average purchase price of housing in 2003
423–percent increase in land-use permits for construction in Gallatin County between 1995-2000
1.1–percent increase in Montana population, 2000-2002
4.8–percent increase in Gallatin County population, 2000-2002
25–percent of Gallatin County’s houses built between 1995 and 2000

66–percent of Bozeman homes using gas heat (2000)
22–percent of Bozeman homes using electric heat (2000)
4–percent of Bozeman homes using wood heat (2000)
0.1–percent of Bozeman homes using solar heat (2000)

1,734–Montana auto accidents with a wild animal as the “most harmful event” (2004)
1–number of those accidents that were fatal
221–Montana auto accidents with a domestic animal as the “most harmful event” (2004)
2–number of those accidents that were fatal
7–Montana auto accidents involving fire trucks (2004)
13–Montana auto accidents involving ambulances (2004)

171–number of wolves in Yellowstone at the end of 2004
118–number of wolves in Yellowstone at the end of 2005

1–number of manned entryways to the private Yellowstone Club
20+ -size of security staff at the Yellowstone Club
864–number of homes at the Yellowstone Club
11–number of manned entryways to the US along the Canada/Montana border
11.3–millions of travelers who cross the Sweetgrass/Coutts port of entry per year
100+ –combined number of American and Canadian employees at the Sweetgrass/Coutts port of entry




Statistics from one of the following sources: Montana Department of Commerce, Bozeman Chonicle, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, The Center for Applied Economic Research at MSU Billings, www.doj.mt.gov, U.S. Census Bureau.
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