Butte-Silver Bow, MT

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Population

34,514

0.133% decline

Median Age

39.9


Median Household Income

$40,480

2.27% growth

Poverty Rate

19.2%


Number of Employees

16,310

0.0429% decline

Median Property Value

$133,800

0.0748% growth

About

In 2017, Butte-Silver Bow, MT had a population of 34.5k people with a median age of 39.9 and a median household income of $40,480. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Butte-Silver Bow, MT declined from 34,560 to 34,514, a -0.133% decrease and its median household income grew from $39,580 to $40,480, a 2.27% increase.

The population of Butte-Silver Bow, MT is 91% White Alone, 4.2% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.04% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone. 3.42% of the people in Butte-Silver Bow, MT speak a non-English language, and 98.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Butte-Silver Bow, MT are Montana Tech of the University of Montana (449 degrees awarded in 2016), Highlands College of Montana Tech (166 degrees), and Butte Academy of Beauty Culture (18 degrees).

The median property value in Butte-Silver Bow, MT is $133,800, and the homeownership rate is 66.5%. Most people in Butte-Silver Bow, MT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 14.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Butte-Silver Bow, MT is 2 cars per household.

Butte-Silver Bow, MT borders Helena, MT.

Economy

The economy of Butte-Silver Bow, MT employs 16.3k people. The largest industries in Butte-Silver Bow, MT are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,731 people), Retail Trade (2,103 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (1,570 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($68,750), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($63,438), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,000).

Median household income in Butte-Silver Bow, MT is $40,480. Males in Butte-Silver Bow, 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 Butte-Silver Bow, MT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.465, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$40,480

2017 value

± $2,706

2.27%

1 Year Growth

± 9.79%

Households in Butte-Silver Bow, MT have a median annual income of $40,480, 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 $39,580 in 2016, which represents a 2.27% 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 Butte-Silver Bow, MT made 1.42 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Butte-Silver Bow, 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 Butte-Silver Bow, 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 Butte-Silver Bow, 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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In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Butte-Silver Bow, MT was Gallatin County, MT with a value of $60,901, followed by Lewis and Clark County, MT and Flathead County, MT, with respective values of $60,404 and $59,735.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Butte-Silver Bow, MT (6.44k out of 33.6k 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 Males < 5.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    5,799 ± 539

  2. Native American

    376 ± 281

  3. Hispanic

    252 ± 153

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Butte-Silver Bow, MT is White, followed by Native American 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

16.3k

2017 Value

± 900

-0.0429%

1 Year decline

± 7.88%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Butte-Silver Bow, MT declined at a rate of -0.0429%, from 16.3k employees to 16.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Butte-Silver Bow, MT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,980 people), Management Occupations (1,574 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,533 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Butte-Silver Bow, MT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Butte-Silver Bow, MT, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,980 people), Management Occupations (1,574 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,533 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Butte-Silver Bow, MT has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.34 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.64 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.52 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Butte-Silver Bow, MT, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($73,355), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($65,820), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($61,477).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

16.3k

2017 Value

± 900

-0.0429%

1 Year decline

± 7.88%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Butte-Silver Bow, MT declined at a rate of -0.0429%, from 16.3k employees to 16.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Butte-Silver Bow, MT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,731 people), Retail Trade (2,103 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (1,570 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Butte-Silver Bow, MT, though some of these residents may live in Butte-Silver Bow, 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 Butte-Silver Bow, MT, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,731 people), Retail Trade (2,103 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (1,570 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Butte-Silver Bow, MT has an unusually high number of Utilities (5.17 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (4.16 times), and Management of Companies & Enterprises (3.54 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Butte-Silver Bow, MT, by median earnings, are Utilities ($68,750), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($63,438), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,000).

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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

90.6% of the population of Butte-Silver Bow, MT has health coverage, with 46.8% on employee plans, 16% on Medicaid, 14.1% on Medicare, 11.5% on non-group plans, and 2.14% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Butte-Silver Bow, MT was $8,221 in 2014. This is a 2.84% increase from the previous year ($7,994).

Primary care physicians in Butte-Silver Bow, MT see 1308 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.305% decrease from the previous year (1312 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1416 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 378 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

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1,308 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Montana see an average of 1,308 patients per year. This represents a 0.305% decrease from the previous year (1,312 patients).

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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

9.43%

Uninsured

46.8%

Employer Coverage

16%

Medicaid

14.1%

Medicare

11.5%

Non-Group

2.14%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Butte-Silver Bow, MT declined by 27.7% from 13% to 9.43%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Butte-Silver Bow, 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

Butte-Silver Bow, MT is home to a population of 34.5k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.73% of Butte-Silver Bow, MT residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Butte-Silver Bow, MT is composed of 31.4k White Alone residents (91%), 1.45k Hispanic or Latino residents (4.2%), 703 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (2.04%), 485 Two or More Races residents (1.41%), 285 Asian Alone residents (0.826%), 185 Black or African American Alone residents (0.536%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Butte-Silver Bow, MT are Spanish or Spanish Creole (416 speakers), German (251 speakers), and French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (81 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

23

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Butte-Silver Bow, MT was 39.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 23. But people in Butte-Silver Bow, MT are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Butte-Silver Bow, MT residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.73%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.65%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 2.73% of Butte-Silver Bow, 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 Butte-Silver Bow, MT was 2.65%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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 Butte-Silver Bow, MT was Canada, the natal country of 4,272 Butte-Silver Bow, MT residents, followed by Mexico with 2,817 and Philippines with 2,040.

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Citizenship

98.6%

2017 Citizenship

98.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.6% of Butte-Silver Bow, MT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Butte-Silver Bow, MT was 98.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    31.4k ± 21

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1.45k ± 226

  3. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    703 ± 218

In 2017, there were 21.7 times more White Alone residents (31.4k people) in Butte-Silver Bow, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.45k Hispanic or Latino and 703 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 Butte-Silver Bow, MT as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    416 speakers (1.27%)

  2. German

    251 speakers (0.768%)

  3. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    81 speakers (0.248%)

3.42% of Butte-Silver Bow, 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 Butte-Silver Bow, MT was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.27% of the overall population of Butte-Silver Bow, MT are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.768% speak German and 0.248% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    970 ± 173

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    338 ± 116

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    321 ± 162

Butte-Silver Bow, MT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.87 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Butte-Silver Bow, MT awarded 633 degrees. The student population of Butte-Silver Bow, MT is skewed towards men, with 1,778 male students and 1,075 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Butte-Silver Bow, MT are White (494 and 88.4%), followed by Unknown (31 and 5.55%), Hispanic or Latino (14 and 2.5%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (9 and 1.61%).

The largest universities in Butte-Silver Bow, MT by number of degrees awarded are Montana Tech of the University of Montana (449 and 70.9%), Highlands College of Montana Tech (166 and 26.2%), and Butte Academy of Beauty Culture (18 and 2.84%).

The most popular majors in Butte-Silver Bow, MT are Petroleum Engineering (104 and 16.4%), Occupational Health & Industrial Hygiene (61 and 9.64%), and Registered Nursing (55 and 8.69%).

The median tuition costs in Butte-Silver Bow, MT are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $5,177 and $19,224 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 102 degrees awarded

  2. 45 degrees awarded

  3. 24 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Butte-Silver Bow, MT was Petroleum Engineering with 102 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Butte-Silver Bow, MT according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 449 degrees awarded

  2. 166 degrees awarded

  3. 18 degrees awarded

$5,177

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Butte-Silver Bow, MT institution with the largest number of graduating students was Montana Tech of the University of Montana with 449 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

404

Degrees Awarded to Men

229

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 404 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Butte-Silver Bow, MT, which is 1.76 times more than the 229 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

    494 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    31 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    14 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Butte-Silver Bow, MT were to White students. These 494 degrees mean that there were 15.9 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 31 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Butte-Silver Bow, MT was $133,800 in 2017, which is 0.615 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $133,700 to $133,800, a 0.0748% increase. The homeownership rate in Butte-Silver Bow, MT is 66.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Butte-Silver Bow, MT have an average commute time of 14.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Butte-Silver Bow, MT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$40,480

Median Household Income

± $2,706

15.3k

Number of Households

± 822

In 2017, the median household income of the 15.3k households in Butte-Silver Bow, MT grew to $40,480 from the previous year's value of $39,580.

The following chart displays the households in Butte-Silver Bow, 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

$133,800

2017 Median

± $7,025

$133,700

2016 Median

± $8,150

In 2017, the median property value in Butte-Silver Bow, MT grew to to $133,800 from the previous year's value of $133,700.

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

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Rent vs Own

66.5%

2017 Homeownership

66%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 66.5% of the housing units in Butte-Silver Bow, MT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Butte-Silver Bow, 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 Butte-Silver Bow, MT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Butte-Silver Bow, MT have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

14.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Butte-Silver Bow, MT have a shorter commute time (14.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.29% of the workforce in Butte-Silver Bow, MT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.6%

  2. Carpooled

    9.33%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.89%

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

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