Carter County, MT

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2019 Population
1,331
0.986% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Tester
Democratic Party
US Senator
Steve Daines
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
47.8
5.35% 1-year decrease
2019 Poverty Rate
13.1%
1.99% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$48,000
8.61% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$110,900
9.48% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
641
0.311% 1-year decline

About

In 2019, Carter County, MT had a population of 1.33k people with a median age of 47.8 and a median household income of $48,000. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Carter County, MT grew from 1,318 to 1,331, a 0.986% increase and its median household income grew from $44,196 to $48,000, a 8.61% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Carter County, MT are White (Non-Hispanic) (96.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.33%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.751%), White (Hispanic) (0.0751%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0%). 0% of the households in Carter County, MT speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 100% of the residents in Carter County, MT are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Carter County, MT was $110,900, and the homeownership rate was 72%. Most people in Carter County, MT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 14.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Carter County, MT was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Montana (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
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−5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Montana. This represents a −5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

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

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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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Diversity

Carter County, MT is home to a population of 1.33k people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2019, 0% of Carter County, MT residents were born outside of the country (0 people).

In 2019, there were 41.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.29k people) in Carter County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 31 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 10 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Carter County, MT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.29k ± 107
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    31 ± 31.6
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    10 ± 9
0.0751%
Hispanic Population
1 people

In 2019, there were 41.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.29k people) in Carter County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 31 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 10 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0.0751% of the people in Carter County, MT are hispanic (1 people).

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

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Age by Nativity

N/A
Median Native-Born Age
± N/A
N/A
Median Foreign-Born Age
± N/A

In 2019, the median age of all people in Carter County, MT was 47.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of N/A, were generally N/A foreign-born citizens, with a median age of N/A. But people in Carter County, MT are getting getting younger. In 2018, the average age of all Carter County, MT residents was 51.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Canada
    4,205 ± 1,589 people
  2. Mexico
    2,625 ± 1,256 people
  3. Philippines
    2,065 ± 1,115 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Montana was Canada, the natal country of 4,205 Montana residents, followed by Mexico with 2,625 and Philippines with 2,065.

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Citizenship

100%
2019 Citizenship
100%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 100% of Carter County, MT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Carter County, MT was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been maintaining.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    38 ± 23
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    11 ± 14
  3. Korea
    11 ± 13

Carter County, MT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.45 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Carter County, MT is $48,000. In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Carter County, MT was Census Tract 3 with a value of $48,000, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

Males in Montana have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,840. The income inequality in Montana (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Carter County, MT employs 641 people. The largest industries in Carter County, MT are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (268 people), Public Administration (57 people), and Construction (42 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($87,750), Utilities ($70,417), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,000).

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,000
2019 value
± $12,523
8.61%
1 Year Growth
± 31.7%

Households in Carter County, MT have a median annual income of $48,000, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $44,196 in 2018, which represents a 8.61% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,856
Average Male Salary in Montana
± $3,151
$42,840
Average Female Salary in Montana
± $2,321

In 2019, full-time male employees in Montana made 1.4 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Montana 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 in Montana
  1. White
    $45,469 ± $1,886
  2. Other
    $43,406 ± $25,882
  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races
    $41,038 ± $47,698

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Montana workers was White. These workers were paid 1.05 times more than Other workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Montana.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Carter County, MT is from Montana.
0.46
2019 Wage GINI in Montana
0.462
2018 Wage GINI in Montana

In 2019, the income inequality in Montana was 0.46 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.39% decline from 2018 to 2019, 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.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 3
  2. N/A
  3. N/A

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Carter County, MT was Census Tract 3 with a value of $48,000, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 6 - 11
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Carter County, MT (171 out of 1.31k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 6 - 11, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 65 - 74.

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
    170 ± 55
  2. Native American
    1 ± 50
  3. Hispanic
    1 ± 50

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Carter County, 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

641
2019 Value
± 98
−0.311%
1 Year decline
± 20.5%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Carter County, MT declined at a rate of −0.311%, from 643 employees to 641 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Carter County, MT, are Management Occupations (264 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (72 people), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (62 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Carter County, MT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Carter County, MT, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (264 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (72 people), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (62 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Carter County, MT has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (14.9 times higher than expected), Management Occupations (4.05 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.3 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Carter County, MT, by median earnings, are Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($42,000), Health Technologists & Technicians ($41,250), and Production Occupations ($41,250).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

641
2019 Value
± 98
−0.311%
1 Year decline
± 20.5%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Carter County, MT declined at a rate of −0.311%, from 643 employees to 641 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Carter County, MT, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (268 people), Public Administration (57 people), and Construction (42 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Carter County, MT, though some of these residents may live in Carter 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 Carter County, MT, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (268 people), Public Administration (57 people), and Construction (42 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Carter County, MT has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (35.4 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (7.91 times), and Utilities (3.1 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Carter County, MT, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($87,750), Utilities ($70,417), 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. $12.5B
  2. $6.36B
  3. $6.21B

In 2018, the top outbound Montana product (by dollars) was Crude petroleum with $12.5B, followed by Gasoline ($6.36B) and Fuel oils ($6.21B).

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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$58.6B
2018 Value in Montana
$93.8B
Projected 2045 Value in Montana
59.9% growth

In 2018, total outbound Montana trade was $58.6B. This is expected to increase 59.9% to $93.8B 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. $4.03B
  2. $3.67B
  3. $3.48B

In 2018, the top outbound Montana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Colorado with $4.03B, followed by Wyoming with $3.67B and Idaho and $3.48B.

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

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Carter County, MT went to Donald J. Trump with 86.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (8.91%), followed by Other (4.83%). The most partisan county was Garfield County, MT with 90.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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.

Carter 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.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Carter County, MT
86.3% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Montana
  1. 90.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 86.3% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 86.3% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Montana was Garfield County, MT with 90.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Montana colored by their party leaning.

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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.

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US Representatives from Carter County, MT

Matt Rosendale
Montana at-large Representative
Republican Party

Carter 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 Carter County, MT have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Carter County, MT was $110,900 in 2019, which is 0.461 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $101,300 to $110,900, a 9.48% increase. The homeownership rate in Carter County, MT is 72%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Carter County, MT have an average commute time of 14.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Carter County, MT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$110,900
2019 Median
± $20,018
$101,300
2018 Median
± $14,653

In 2019, the median property value in Carter County, MT grew to to $110,900 from the previous year's value of $101,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Carter 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 Carter County, MT the largest share of households have a property value in the $2M+ range.

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Household Income

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$48,000
Median Household Income
± $12,523
628
Number of Households
± 96

In 2019, the median household income of the 628 households in Carter County, MT grew to $48,000 from the previous year's value of $44,196.

The following chart displays the households in Carter 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 $15k - $20k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

72%
2019 Homeownership
81.9%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 72% of the housing units in Carter County, MT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 81.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Carter County, MT compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

14.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Carter County, MT have a shorter commute time (14.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 2.22% of the workforce in Carter County, MT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (55.3%)
  2. Worked At Home (22.3%)
  3. Walked (12.9%)

In 2019, 55.3% of workers in Carter County, MT drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (22.3%) and those who walked to work (12.9%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Health

79.6% of the population of Carter County, MT has health coverage, with 20.7% on employee plans, 9.41% on Medicaid, 19.5% on Medicare, 28.4% on non-group plans, and 1.53% 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).

Comparing across all counties in the state, Roosevelt County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18.9%). Additionally, Hill County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.3%)

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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,221
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Montana
$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

20.4%
Uninsured
20.7%
Employer Coverage
9.41%
Medicaid
19.5%
Medicare
28.4%
Non-Group
1.53%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Carter County, MT grew by 14.1% from 17.9% to 20.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Carter 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. 18.9% prevalence
  2. 17.3% prevalence
  3. 15.8% prevalence

Roosevelt County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Montana, at 18.9%.

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

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