Colstrip, MT

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2020 Population
2,335
4.62% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jon Tester
Democratic Party
US Senator
Steve Daines
Republican Party
US Representative
Matt Rosendale
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
47.4
12.6% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
6.17%
15.2% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$90,263
3.99% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$116,900
1.76% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Colstrip, MT had a population of 2.34k people with a median age of 47.4 and a median household income of $90,263. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Colstrip, MT declined from 2,448 to 2,335, a −4.62% decrease and its median household income grew from $86,797 to $90,263, a 3.99% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Colstrip, MT are White (Non-Hispanic) (74%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (9.89%), Other (Hispanic) (7.49%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.5%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.61%).

None of the households in Colstrip, 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.

97.2% of the residents in Colstrip, MT are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Colstrip, MT was $116,900, and the homeownership rate was 83.7%.

Most people in Colstrip, MT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 10.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Colstrip, MT was 3 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Colstrip, MT is home to a population of 2.34k people, from which 97.2% are citizens. As of 2020, 4.8% of Colstrip, MT residents were born outside of the country (112 people).

In 2020, there were 7.48 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.73k people) in Colstrip, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 231 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 175 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.2%
2020 Citizenship
97.9%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 97.2% of Colstrip, MT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Colstrip, MT was 97.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Colstrip, MT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.73k ± 249
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    231 ± 194
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    175 ± 186
9.04%
Hispanic Population
211 people

In 2020, there were 7.48 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.73k people) in Colstrip, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 231 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 175 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.04% of the people in Colstrip, MT are hispanic (211 people).

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Foreign-Born Population

4.8%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
112 people
4.04%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
99 people

As of 2020, 4.8% of Colstrip, MT residents (112 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 Colstrip, MT was 4.04%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    81 ± 58
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    36 ± 41
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    35 ± 31

Colstrip, MT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.25 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Colstrip, MT employs 1.37k people. The largest industries in Colstrip, MT are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (313 people), Utilities (211 people), and Educational Services (206 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($84,909), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($83,598), and Utilities ($70,515).

Occupations

1.37k
2020 Value
± 234
13.7%
1 Year growth
± 22.5%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Colstrip, MT grew at a rate of 13.7%, from 1.21k employees to 1.37k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Colstrip, MT, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (350 people), Production Occupations (122 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (108 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Colstrip, MT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

1.37k
2020 Value
± 234
13.7%
1 Year growth
± 22.5%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Colstrip, MT grew at a rate of 13.7%, from 1.21k employees to 1.37k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Colstrip, MT, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (313 people), Utilities (211 people), and Educational Services (206 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Colstrip, MT, though some of these residents may live in Colstrip, 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

$66,731
Median earning men ± $17,732
$26,221
Median earning women ± $3,611

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($84,299), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($61,806), and Construction ($53,125).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($100,188), Public Administration ($35,938), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation, & Accommodations & Food Services ($28,913).

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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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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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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.

Colstrip, 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 Colstrip, MT

Matt Rosendale
Montana at-large Representative
Republican Party

Colstrip, 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 Colstrip, 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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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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The median property value in Colstrip, MT was $116,900 in 2020, which is 0.509 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $119,000 to $116,900, a 1.76% decrease. The homeownership rate in Colstrip, MT is 83.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Colstrip, MT have an average commute time of 10.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Colstrip, MT is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Property

$116,900
Median Property Value 2020
±$39,151
$783
Median Property Taxes
±$160

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

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

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Rent vs Own

83.7%
Homeownership
2020
60.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 83.7% of the housing units in Colstrip, MT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 83.3%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 3
Highest 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.
$90,263
Median Household Income
± $15,541
936
Number of Households
± 181

In 2020, the median household income of the 936 households in Colstrip, MT grew to $90,263 from the previous year's value of $86,797.

The following chart displays the households in Colstrip, 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 Colstrip, 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 (91.7%)
  2. Bicycle (2.95%)
  3. Carpooled (2.88%)

In 2020, 91.7% of workers in Colstrip, MT drove alone to work, followed by those who used a bicycle to get to work (2.95%) and those who carpooled to work (2.88%).

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

10.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Colstrip, MT have a shorter commute time (10.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in Colstrip, MT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

3 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

6.17% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Colstrip, MT (144 out of 2.34k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 75+, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 16 - 17.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Colstrip, MT is Native American, followed by White 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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97.2% of the population of Colstrip, MT has health coverage, with 72.3% on employee plans, 5.1% on Medicaid, 4.2% on Medicare, 13.1% on non-group plans, and 2.48% 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 Rosebud County, MT see 1510 patients per year on average, which represents a 18.4% decrease from the previous year (1850 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1787 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 447 patients per year.

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

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1,510 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Rosebud County, MT

Primary care physicians in Rosebud County, MT see an average of 1,510 patients per year. This represents a 18.4% decrease from the previous year (1,850 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Rosebud 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 24.6% under 18 years, 10.3% between 18 and 34 years, 57.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 7.41% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 52.5% were men and 47.5% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

2.83%
Uninsured
72.3%
Employer Coverage
5.1%
Medicaid
4.2%
Medicare
13.1%
Non-Group
2.48%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Colstrip, MT declined by 5.21% from 2.98% to 2.83%.

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