Beaverhead County, MT

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Population

9,360

0.462% growth

Median Age

43


Median Household Income

$43,880

14.9% growth

Poverty Rate

16.1%


Number of Employees

4,647

1.18% growth

Median Property Value

$192,600

14.6% growth

About

In 2017, Beaverhead County, MT had a population of 9.36k people with a median age of 43 and a median household income of $43,880. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Beaverhead County, MT grew from 9,317 to 9,360, a 0.462% increase and its median household income grew from $38,194 to $43,880, a 14.9% increase.

The population of Beaverhead County, MT is 91.3% White Alone, 4.17% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.01% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone. 4.23% of the people in Beaverhead County, MT speak a non-English language, and 97.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Beaverhead County, MT are The University of Montana-Western (446 degrees awarded in 2016) and Pima Medical Institute-Dillon (11 degrees).

The median property value in Beaverhead County, MT is $192,600, and the homeownership rate is 65.9%. Most people in Beaverhead County, MT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 13 minutes. The average car ownership in Beaverhead County, MT is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Beaverhead County, MT employs 4.65k people. The largest industries in Beaverhead County, MT are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (663 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (598 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (524 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($98,631), Utilities ($80,938), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($59,821).

Median household income in Beaverhead County, MT is $43,880. Males in Beaverhead County, MT have an average income that is 1.42 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,968. The income inequality in Beaverhead County, MT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.465, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$43,880

2017 value

± $5,838

14.9%

1 Year Growth

± 14.8%

Households in Beaverhead County, MT have a median annual income of $43,880, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $38,194 in 2016, which represents a 14.9% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$56,921

Average Male Salary

± $3,007

$39,968

Average Female Salary

± $2,184

In 2017, full-time male employees in Beaverhead County, MT made 1.42 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Beaverhead County, MT by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $42,515 ± $1,780

  2. Other

    $39,395 ± $16,377

  3. Asian

    $33,231 ± $11,940

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Beaverhead County, MT workers was White. These workers were paid 1.08 times more than Other workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Beaverhead County, MT is from Montana.

0.465

2017 Wage GINI

0.462

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Montana was 0.465 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.554% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Montana was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Montana in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 2

  2. Census Tract 3

  3. Census Tract 1

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Beaverhead County, MT was Census Tract 2 with a value of $43,910, followed by Census Tract 3 and Census Tract 1, with respective values of $40,747 and $40,476.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Beaverhead County, MT (1.43k out of 8.91k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    1,353 ± 188

  2. Hispanic

    78 ± 82

  3. Two Or More

    25 ± 75

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Beaverhead County, MT is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

4.65k

2017 Value

± 378

1.18%

1 Year growth

± 11.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Beaverhead County, MT grew at a rate of 1.18%, from 4.59k employees to 4.65k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Beaverhead County, MT, are Management Occupations (564 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (512 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (500 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Beaverhead County, MT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Beaverhead County, MT, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (564 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (512 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (500 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Beaverhead County, MT has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (10.1 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.97 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.89 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Beaverhead County, MT, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($96,786), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($87,946), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($60,132).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.65k

2017 Value

± 378

1.18%

1 Year growth

± 11.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Beaverhead County, MT grew at a rate of 1.18%, from 4.59k employees to 4.65k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Beaverhead County, MT, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (663 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (598 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (524 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Beaverhead County, MT, though some of these residents may live in Beaverhead County, MT and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Beaverhead County, MT, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (663 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (598 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (524 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Beaverhead County, MT has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (12.1 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.99 times), and Utilities (2.35 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Beaverhead County, MT, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($98,631), Utilities ($80,938), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($59,821).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Montana to other states, or from other states to Montana.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $6.47B

  2. $6.17B

  3. $5.98B

In 2015, the top outbound Montana product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $6.47B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. with $6.17B and Fuel oils and $5.98B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Montana products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$44.7B

2015 Value

$53.9B

Projected 2045 Value

20.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Montana trade was $44.7B. This is expected to increase 20.7% to $53.9B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Montana trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Montana to other states, or from other states to Montana.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $4.59B

  2. $2.98B

  3. $2.88B

In 2015, the top outbound Montana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was North Dakota with $4.59B, followed by Wyoming with $2.98B and Idaho and $2.88B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Montana shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

90.8% of the population of Beaverhead County, MT has health coverage, with 39.2% on employee plans, 13.5% on Medicaid, 15.3% on Medicare, 21.4% on non-group plans, and 1.33% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Beaverhead County, MT was $8,221 in 2014. This is a 2.84% increase from the previous year ($7,994).

Primary care physicians in Beaverhead County, MT see 775 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.513% decrease from the previous year (779 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1567 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 553 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Glacier County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.8%). Additionally, Big Horn County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (37.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

775 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Beaverhead County, MT see an average of 775 patients per year. This represents a 0.513% decrease from the previous year (779 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Beaverhead County, MT in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,221

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,882

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,378

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,238

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Montana (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 2.84%, from $7,994 to $8,221.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

9.15%

Uninsured

39.2%

Employer Coverage

13.5%

Medicaid

15.3%

Medicare

21.4%

Non-Group

1.33%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Beaverhead County, MT declined by 18.8% from 11.3% to 9.15%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Beaverhead County, MT changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.8% prevalence

  2. 13.4% prevalence

  3. 12.3% prevalence

Glacier County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Montana, at 14.8%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Montana by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Beaverhead County, MT is home to a population of 9.36k people, from which 97.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.82% of Beaverhead County, MT residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Beaverhead County, MT is composed of 8.55k White Alone residents (91.3%), 390 Hispanic or Latino residents (4.17%), 188 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (2.01%), 172 Two or More Races residents (1.84%), 53 Asian Alone residents (0.566%), 6 Black or African American Alone residents (0.0641%), 3 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0321%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Beaverhead County, MT are Spanish or Spanish Creole (238 speakers), German (62 speakers), and French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (18 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

44

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

34

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 8.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Beaverhead County, MT was 43. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 34. But people in Beaverhead County, MT are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Beaverhead County, MT residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.82%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

4.13%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 3.82% of Beaverhead County, MT residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Beaverhead County, MT was 4.13%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Canada

    4,272 ± 1,601 people

  2. Mexico

    2,817 ± 1,301 people

  3. Philippines

    2,040 ± 1,108 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Beaverhead County, MT was Canada, the natal country of 4,272 Beaverhead County, MT residents, followed by Mexico with 2,817 and Philippines with 2,040.

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Citizenship

97.4%

2017 Citizenship

97.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.4% of Beaverhead County, MT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Beaverhead County, MT was 97.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    8.55k ± 14

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    390 ± 92.6

  3. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    188 ± 79

In 2017, there were 21.9 times more White Alone residents (8.55k people) in Beaverhead County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 390 Hispanic or Latino and 188 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Beaverhead County, MT as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    238 speakers (2.68%)

  2. German

    62 speakers (0.697%)

  3. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    18 speakers (0.202%)

4.23% of Beaverhead County, MT citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Beaverhead County, MT was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 2.68% of the overall population of Beaverhead County, MT are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.697% speak German and 0.202% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    298 ± 88

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    71 ± 54

  3. Korea

    68 ± 40

Beaverhead County, MT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.2 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Beaverhead County, MT awarded 457 degrees. The student population of Beaverhead County, MT is skewed towards women, with 586 male students and 954 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Beaverhead County, MT are White (416 and 91%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (13 and 2.84%), American Indian or Alaska Native (11 and 2.41%), and Unknown (8 and 1.75%).

The largest universities in Beaverhead County, MT by number of degrees awarded are The University of Montana-Western (446 and 97.6%) and Pima Medical Institute-Dillon (11 and 2.41%).

The most popular majors in Beaverhead County, MT are General Studies (138 and 30.2%), General Business Administration & Management (52 and 11.4%), and Elementary Education & Teaching (46 and 10.1%).

The median tuition costs in Beaverhead County, MT are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $3,699 and $15,231 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Beaverhead County, MT was Elementary Education & Teaching with 46 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Beaverhead County, MT according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 446 degrees awarded

  2. 11 degrees awarded

$3,699

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Beaverhead County, MT institution with the largest number of graduating students was The University of Montana-Western with 446 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

198

Degrees Awarded to Men

259

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 198 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Beaverhead County, MT, which is 0.764 times less than the 259 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    416 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    13 degrees awarded

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native

    11 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Beaverhead County, MT were to White students. These 416 degrees mean that there were 32 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 13 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Beaverhead County, MT was $192,600 in 2017, which is 0.885 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $168,000 to $192,600, a 14.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Beaverhead County, MT is 65.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Beaverhead County, MT have an average commute time of 13 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Beaverhead County, MT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$43,880

Median Household Income

± $5,838

3.98k

Number of Households

± 331

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.98k households in Beaverhead County, MT grew to $43,880 from the previous year's value of $38,194.

The following chart displays the households in Beaverhead County, MT distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$192,600

2017 Median

± $14,618

$168,000

2016 Median

± $7,758

In 2017, the median property value in Beaverhead County, MT grew to to $192,600 from the previous year's value of $168,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Beaverhead County, MT compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Beaverhead County, MT the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Beaverhead County, MT distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Beaverhead County, MT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

65.9%

2017 Homeownership

63.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 65.9% of the housing units in Beaverhead County, MT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Beaverhead County, MT compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Beaverhead County, MT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Beaverhead County, MT have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

13 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Beaverhead County, MT have a shorter commute time (13 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.59% of the workforce in Beaverhead County, MT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    70.4%

  2. Walked

    10.8%

  3. Carpooled

    8.04%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Beaverhead County, MT was Drove Alone, followed by those who Walked and those who Carpooled.

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