Carter County, MT

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2020 Population
1,305
1.95% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jon Tester
Democratic Party
US Senator
Steve Daines
Republican Party
US Representative
Matt Rosendale
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
53.3
11.5% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
14.4%
10.4% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$42,300
11.9% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$109,400
1.35% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Carter County, MT had a population of 1.31k people with a median age of 53.3 and a median household income of $42,300. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Carter County, MT declined from 1,331 to 1,305, a −1.95% decrease and its median household income declined from $48,000 to $42,300, a −11.9% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Carter County, MT are White (Non-Hispanic) (96.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.45%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.3%), White (Hispanic) (0%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0%).

None of the households in Carter 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.

99.8% of the residents in Carter County, MT are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Carter County, MT was $109,400, and the homeownership rate was 68.2%.

Most people in Carter County, MT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18 minutes. The average car ownership in Carter County, MT was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Carter County, MT is home to a population of 1.31k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2020, 0.23% of Carter County, MT residents were born outside of the country (3 people).

In 2020, there were 39.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.26k people) in Carter County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 32 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 17 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.8%
2020 Citizenship
100%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.8% of Carter County, MT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Carter 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 Carter County, MT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.26k ± 135
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    32 ± 25.8
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    17 ± 14
0%
Hispanic Population
0 people

In 2020, there were 39.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.26k people) in Carter County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 32 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 17 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0% of the people in Carter County, MT are hispanic (0 people).

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Foreign-Born Population

0.23%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
3 people

As of 2020, 0.23% of Carter County, MT residents (3 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 Carter County, MT was 0%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    30 ± 21
  2. Korea
    12 ± 16
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    9 ± 18

Carter County, MT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.5 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Carter County, MT employs 643 people. The largest industries in Carter County, MT are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (302 people), Construction (62 people), and Public Administration (40 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($50,000), Educational Services ($36,250), and Construction ($35,500).

Occupations

643
2020 Value
± 96
0.312%
1 Year growth
± 21.3%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Carter County, MT grew at a rate of 0.312%, from 641 employees to 643 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Carter County, MT, are Management Occupations (288 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (51 people), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (49 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Carter County, MT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

643
2020 Value
± 96
0.312%
1 Year growth
± 21.3%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Carter County, MT grew at a rate of 0.312%, from 641 employees to 643 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Carter County, MT, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (302 people), Construction (62 people), and Public Administration (40 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$32,386
Median earning men ± $7,999
$20,761
Median earning women ± $3,030

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($66,000), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($57,500), and Construction ($37,000).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($32,500), Public Administration ($30,750), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($22,222).

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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. 9
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  2. 6
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services
  3. 6
    Retail Trade

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

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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 Carter County, MT went to Donald J. Trump with 89.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (8.56%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.74%).

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.

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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Awarded Degrees over Time

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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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Race

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 Carter County, MT was $109,400 in 2020, which is 0.476 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $110,900 to $109,400, a 1.35% decrease. The homeownership rate in Carter County, MT is 68.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Carter County, MT have an average commute time of 18 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.

Property

$109,400
Median Property Value 2020
±$16,148
$443
Median Property Taxes
±$68

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 Carter County, MT the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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

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Rent vs Own

68.2%
Homeownership
2020
70.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 68.2% of the housing units in Carter County, MT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 3
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

The following map shows all of the tracts in Carter 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.
$42,300
Median Household Income
± $5,459
650
Number of Households
± 92

In 2020, the median household income of the 650 households in Carter County, MT declined from $42,300 from the previous year's value of $48,000.

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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Carter 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (57.6%)
  2. Worked At Home (23.9%)
  3. Walked (11.4%)

In 2020, 57.6% of workers in Carter County, MT drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (23.9%) and those who walked to work (11.4%).

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

18 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Carter County, MT have a shorter commute time (18 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.47% of the workforce in Carter County, MT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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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.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Carter County, MT (185 out of 1.28k 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 65 - 74, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 55 - 64.

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

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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83.5% of the population of Carter County, MT has health coverage, with 17.3% on employee plans, 14.5% on Medicaid, 21.7% on Medicare, 29.2% on non-group plans, and 0.859% 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).

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 54.4% were men and 45.6% 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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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 19.8% under 18 years, 15.4% between 18 and 34 years, 38.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 26.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 54.4% were men and 45.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

16.5%
Uninsured
17.3%
Employer Coverage
14.5%
Medicaid
21.7%
Medicare
29.2%
Non-Group
0.859%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Carter County, MT declined by 19.4% from 20.4% to 16.5%.

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 Outcomes

Indicator

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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 23.3% in Carter County, MT.

The graphic shows the trend of the indicator in Carter County, MT.

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