Blaine County, MT

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Population

6,646

0.56% growth

Median Age

34


Median Household Income

$35,506

3.71% decline

Poverty Rate

32.7%


Number of Employees

2,494

3.97% decline

Median Property Value

$85,800

0.233% decline

About

In 2017, Blaine County, MT had a population of 6.65k people with a median age of 34 and a median household income of $35,506. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Blaine County, MT grew from 6,609 to 6,646, a 0.56% increase and its median household income declined from $36,875 to $35,506, a -3.71% decrease.

The population of Blaine County, MT is 49.1% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone, 46.2% White Alone, and 2.5% Hispanic or Latino. 5.74% of the people in Blaine County, MT speak a non-English language, and 99.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Blaine County, MT are Aaniiih Nakoda College (28 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Blaine County, MT is $85,800, and the homeownership rate is 59%. Most people in Blaine County, MT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 14.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Blaine County, MT is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Blaine County, MT employs 2.49k people. The largest industries in Blaine County, MT are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (480 people), Public Administration (351 people), and Educational Services (321 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($51,250), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,469), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($43,625).

Median household income in Blaine County, MT is $35,506. Males in Blaine 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 Blaine County, MT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.465, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$35,506

2017 value

± $2,516

-3.71%

1 Year Growth

± 8.97%

Households in Blaine County, MT have a median annual income of $35,506, 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 $36,875 in 2016, which represents a -3.71% 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 Blaine 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 Blaine 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 Blaine 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 Blaine 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 1

  3. Census Tract 9402

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Blaine County, MT was Census Tract 2 with a value of $44,732, followed by Census Tract 1 and Census Tract 9402, with respective values of $36,193 and $28,333.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

32.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Blaine County, MT (2.14k out of 6.54k 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 Females 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 18 - 24.

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. Native American

    1,592 ± 120

  2. White

    519 ± 94

  3. Hispanic

    89 ± 65

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Blaine County, MT is Native American, followed by White and Hispanic.

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

2.49k

2017 Value

± 197

-3.97%

1 Year decline

± 11.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Blaine County, MT declined at a rate of -3.97%, from 2.6k employees to 2.49k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Blaine County, MT, are Management Occupations (404 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (297 people), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (232 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Blaine County, MT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Blaine County, MT, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (404 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (297 people), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (232 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Blaine County, MT has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (13.8 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.66 times), and Management Occupations (1.59 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Blaine County, MT, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($78,304), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($56,250), and Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations ($52,679).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.49k

2017 Value

± 197

-3.97%

1 Year decline

± 11.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Blaine County, MT declined at a rate of -3.97%, from 2.6k employees to 2.49k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Blaine County, MT, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (480 people), Public Administration (351 people), and Educational Services (321 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Blaine County, MT, though some of these residents may live in Blaine 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 Blaine County, MT, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (480 people), Public Administration (351 people), and Educational Services (321 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Blaine County, MT has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (16.3 times higher than expected), Public Administration (3.01 times), and Utilities (1.62 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Blaine County, MT, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing ($51,250), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,469), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($43,625).

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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

77.6% of the population of Blaine County, MT has health coverage, with 22.1% on employee plans, 30.7% on Medicaid, 11% on Medicare, 12% on non-group plans, and 1.91% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Blaine County, MT see 1644 patients per year on average, which represents a 25.5% decrease from the previous year (2206 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1650 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1100 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

1,644 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Blaine County, MT see an average of 1,644 patients per year. This represents a 25.5% decrease from the previous year (2,206 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Blaine 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%).

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Access and Quality

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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

22.4%

Uninsured

22.1%

Employer Coverage

30.7%

Medicaid

11%

Medicare

12%

Non-Group

1.91%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Blaine County, MT declined by 22.4% from 28.8% to 22.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Blaine 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

Blaine County, MT is home to a population of 6.65k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.26% of Blaine County, MT residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Blaine County, MT is composed of 3.26k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (49.1%), 3.07k White Alone residents (46.2%), 166 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.5%), 124 Two or More Races residents (1.87%), 16 Black or African American Alone residents (0.241%), 10 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.15%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Blaine County, MT are Other Native North American Languages (188 speakers), German (77 speakers), and Spanish or Spanish Creole (63 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

65

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 14.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Blaine County, MT was 34. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 65. But people in Blaine County, MT are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Blaine County, MT residents was 34.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.26%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.33%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 1.26% of Blaine 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 Blaine County, MT was 1.33%, 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 Blaine County, MT was Canada, the natal country of 4,272 Blaine County, MT residents, followed by Mexico with 2,817 and Philippines with 2,040.

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Citizenship

99.6%

2017 Citizenship

99.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.6% of Blaine County, MT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Blaine County, MT was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    3.26k ± 75

  2. White Alone

    3.07k ± 14

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    166 ± 49.6

In 2017, there were 1.06 times more American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (3.26k people) in Blaine County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.07k White Alone and 166 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Other Native North American Languages

    188 speakers (3.11%)

  2. German

    77 speakers (1.27%)

  3. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    63 speakers (1.04%)

5.74% of Blaine 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 Blaine County, MT was Other Native North American Languages. 3.11% of the overall population of Blaine County, MT are native Other Native North American Languages speakers. 1.27% speak German and 1.04% speak Other Native North American Languages, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    125 ± 46

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    81 ± 34

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    66 ± 32

Blaine County, MT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.54 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Blaine County, MT awarded 28 degrees. The student population of Blaine County, MT is skewed towards women, with 63 male students and 86 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Blaine County, MT are American Indian or Alaska Native (25 and 89.3%), followed by White (3 and 10.7%), Asian (0 and 0%), and Black or African American (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Blaine County, MT by number of degrees awarded are Aaniiih Nakoda College (28 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Blaine County, MT are Carpenter (6 and 21.4%), General Health Services (5 and 17.9%), and Early Childhood Education & Teaching (4 and 14.3%).

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

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 5 degrees awarded

  2. 4 degrees awarded

  3. 2 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Blaine County, MT was General Health Services with 5 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

28 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Blaine County, MT institution with the largest number of graduating students was Aaniiih Nakoda College with 28 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

14

Degrees Awarded to Men

14

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 14 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Blaine County, MT, which is 1 times approximately the same the 14 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. American Indian or Alaska Native

    25 degrees awarded

  2. White

    3 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    0 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Blaine County, MT were to American Indian or Alaska Native students. These 25 degrees mean that there were 8.33 times more American Indian or Alaska Native students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 3 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Blaine County, MT was $85,800 in 2017, which is 0.394 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $86,000 to $85,800, a 0.233% decrease. The homeownership rate in Blaine County, MT is 59%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Blaine County, MT have an average commute time of 14.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Blaine 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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$35,506

Median Household Income

± $2,516

2.31k

Number of Households

± 179

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.31k households in Blaine County, MT declined from $35,506 from the previous year's value of $36,875.

The following chart displays the households in Blaine 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 < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$85,800

2017 Median

± $7,781

$86,000

2016 Median

± $5,022

In 2017, the median property value in Blaine County, MT declined from to $85,800 from the previous year's value of $86,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Blaine 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 Blaine 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 Blaine County, MT distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Blaine County, MT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

59%

2017 Homeownership

60.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 59% of the housing units in Blaine County, MT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 60.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Blaine 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 Blaine County, MT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Blaine County, MT have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

14.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Blaine County, MT have a shorter commute time (14.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.913% of the workforce in Blaine County, MT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    68.4%

  2. Carpooled

    13.7%

  3. Worked At Home

    8.6%

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

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