Blaine County, MT

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2020 Population
6,698
0.313% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jon Tester
Democratic Party
US Senator
Steve Daines
Republican Party
US Representative
Matt Rosendale
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
33.5
0.888% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
29.3%
3.74% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$45,361
9.89% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$90,600
3.92% 1-year decline
2020 Employed Population
2,532
1.2% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Blaine County, MT had a population of 6.7k people with a median age of 33.5 and a median household income of $45,361. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Blaine County, MT declined from 6,719 to 6,698, a −0.313% decrease and its median household income grew from $41,279 to $45,361, a 9.89% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Blaine County, MT are American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (50.7%), White (Non-Hispanic) (44.2%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Hispanic) (1.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.985%), and White (Hispanic) (0.806%).

None of the households in Blaine County, MT reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.7% of the residents in Blaine County, MT are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Blaine County, MT are Aaniiih Nakoda College (35 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Blaine County, MT was $90,600, and the homeownership rate was 58.2%.

Most people in Blaine County, MT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 14.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Blaine County, MT was 1 car per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Blaine County, MT is home to a population of 6.7k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2020, 0.612% of Blaine County, MT residents were born outside of the country (41 people).

In 2020, there were 1.15 times more American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.39k people) in Blaine County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.96k White (Non-Hispanic) and 94 American Indian & Alaska Native (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.7%
2020 Citizenship
100%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.7% of Blaine County, MT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Blaine County, MT was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Blaine County, MT
  1. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    3.39k ± 37
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    2.96k ± 16
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Hispanic)
    94 ± 57
3.45%
Hispanic Population
231 people

In 2020, there were 1.15 times more American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.39k people) in Blaine County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.96k White (Non-Hispanic) and 94 American Indian & Alaska Native (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.45% of the people in Blaine County, MT are hispanic (231 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Blaine County, MT as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Canada
    3,678 ± 1,486 people
  2. Mexico
    2,437 ± 1,211 people
  3. Philippines
    2,115 ± 1,128 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Montana was Canada, the natal country of 3,678 Montana residents, followed by Mexico with 2,437 and Philippines with 2,115.

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Foreign-Born Population

0.612%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
41 people
0.744%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
50 people

As of 2020, 0.612% of Blaine County, MT residents (41 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Blaine County, MT was 0.744%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    108 ± 43
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    67 ± 36
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    56 ± 34

Blaine County, MT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.61 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Blaine County, MT employs 2.53k people. The largest industries in Blaine County, MT are Retail Trade (394 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (359 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (334 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($87,083), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($61,250), and Transportation & Warehousing ($44,688).

Males in Montana have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,421. The income inequality in Montana (measured using the Gini index) is 0.459, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

2.53k
2020 Value
± 218
1.2%
1 Year growth
± 11.7%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Blaine County, MT grew at a rate of 1.2%, from 2.5k employees to 2.53k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Blaine County, MT, are Management Occupations (366 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (352 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (281 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Blaine County, MT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.53k
2020 Value
± 218
1.2%
1 Year growth
± 11.7%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Blaine County, MT grew at a rate of 1.2%, from 2.5k employees to 2.53k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Blaine County, MT, are Retail Trade (394 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (359 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (334 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$38,224
Median earning men ± $2,111
$29,980
Median earning women ± $3,649

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($85,952), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($62,557), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($43,750).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($42,679), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($38,169), and Public Administration ($38,000).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Montana. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Montana.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 44
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 35
    Wholesale Trade
  3. 30
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $6.72k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. $5.25k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $4.77k
    Wholesale Trade

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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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. $5.84B
  2. $5.26B
  3. $3.8B

In 2020, the top outbound Montana product (by dollars) was Crude petroleum with $5.84B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($5.26B) and Gasoline ($3.8B).

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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$45.7B
2020 Value in Montana
$81.1B
Projected 2050 Value in Montana
77.7% growth

In 2020, total outbound Montana trade was $45.7B. This is expected to increase 77.7% to $81.1B by 2050.

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. $2.74B
  2. $2.34B
  3. $2.32B

In 2020, the top outbound Montana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Idaho with $2.74B, followed by North Dakota with $2.34B and Washington and $2.32B.

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

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Blaine County, MT went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 51% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (47.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.89%).

Jon Tester and Steve Daines are the senators currently representing the state of Montana. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Blaine County, MT is currently represented by Matt Rosendale in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Montana

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Jon Tester
Senator from Montana1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
Steve Daines
Senator from Montana2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Jon Tester and Steve Daines are the senators currently representing Montana.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Montana over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Blaine County, MT

Matt Rosendale
Montana at-large Representative
Republican Party

Blaine County, MT is currently represented by Matt Rosendale (Republican Party).

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the member for Blaine County, MT have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Blaine County, MT awarded 35 degrees. The student population of Blaine County, MT in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 61 male students and 82 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Blaine County, MT are American Indian or Alaska Native (29 and 82.9%), followed by White (6 and 17.1%), 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 (35 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Blaine County, MT are General Business (9 and 25.7%), General Health Services (6 and 17.1%), and Registered Nursing (6 and 17.1%).

The median tuition cost in Blaine County, MT for a public four year colleges is $1,740 for in-state students and $1,740 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 143 students enrolled in Blaine County, MT, 42.7% men and 57.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in American Indian or Alaska Native with 126 records, of which 54.8% were women and 45.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 9 degree-majors awarded
  2. 6 degree-majors awarded
  3. 5 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Blaine County, MT was General Business with 9 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

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
35 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Aaniiih Nakoda College with 35 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 16 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Blaine County, MT, which is 0.842 times less than the 19 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was American Indian or Alaska Native students. These 29 degrees mean that there were 4.83 times more degrees awarded to American Indian or Alaska Native students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 6 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($1,740) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($670) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,300) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.334% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.262% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (243k), Some college (210k), and Bachelors Degree (169k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Blaine County, MT was $90,600 in 2020, which is 0.394 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $94,300 to $90,600, a 3.92% decrease. The homeownership rate in Blaine County, MT is 58.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Blaine County, MT have an average commute time of 14.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Blaine County, MT is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Median household income in Blaine County, MT is $45,361. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Blaine County, MT was Census Tract 1 with a value of $50,938, followed by Census Tract 2 and Census Tract 9401, with respective values of $45,250 and $44,722.

In 2021, 16.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Blaine County, MT. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 3.63%.

Property

$90,600
Median Property Value 2020
±$17,879
$1,397
Median Property Taxes
±$150

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units 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.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Blaine County, MT compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

58.2%
Homeownership
2020
65.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 58.2% of the housing units in Blaine County, MT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 58%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1
  2. Census Tract 2
  3. Census Tract 9401

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Blaine County, MT was Census Tract 1 with a value of $50,938, followed by Census Tract 2 and Census Tract 9401, with respective values of $45,250 and $44,722.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Blaine County, MT colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$45,361
Median Household Income
± $5,840
2.4k
Number of Households
± 204

In 2020, the median household income of the 2.4k households in Blaine County, MT grew to $45,361 from the previous year's value of $41,279.

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 $60k - $75k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Blaine County, MT is from Montana.
0.459
2020 Wage GINI in Montana
0.46
2019 Wage GINI in Montana

In 2020, the income inequality in Montana was 0.459 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.113% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Montana was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Montana in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Montana across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (72.6%)
  2. Walked (8.79%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.23%)

In 2020, 72.6% of workers in Blaine County, MT drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (8.79%) and those who worked at home (8.23%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

14.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Blaine County, MT have a shorter commute time (14.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 0.703% of the workforce in Blaine County, MT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

1 car
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 1 car.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 16.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Blaine County, MT. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 3.63%.

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Poverty & Diversity

29.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Blaine County, MT (1.93k out of 6.59k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females < 5.

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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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 27.2% of the children was living in poverty in Blaine County, MT. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 3.7%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 133 in Blaine County, MT. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 37.7 per 100,000 population.

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84.7% of the population of Blaine County, MT has health coverage, with 25.6% on employee plans, 36% on Medicaid, 11.4% on Medicare, 9.92% on non-group plans, and 1.77% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Montana 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 1702 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.49% increase from the previous year (1677 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1336 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 477 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.3% were men and 52.7% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Montana, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,702 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Blaine County, MT

Primary care physicians in Blaine County, MT see an average of 1,702 patients per year. This represents a 1.49% increase from the previous year (1,677 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 its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Montana across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 31.7% under 18 years, 20% between 18 and 34 years, 33.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.3% were men and 52.7% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

15.3%
Uninsured
25.6%
Employer Coverage
36%
Medicaid
11.4%
Medicare
9.92%
Non-Group
1.77%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Blaine County, MT grew by 1.8% from 15.1% to 15.3%.

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 Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 39.1% in Blaine County, MT.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 16.2% in Blaine County, MT.

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