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0.7% growth
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9.2% growth
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0.32% growth
Median Property Value
1.53% growth


The economy of Dawson County, MT employs 4,709 people. The economy of Dawson County, MT is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; and Transportation & Warehousing, which employ respectively 14.19; 6.64; and 2.6 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Dawson County, MT are Healthcare & Social Assistance (558), Transportation & Warehousing (508), and Construction (470), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($82,656), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($80,809), and Transportation & Warehousing ($60,212).

Median household income in Dawson County, MT is $57,591. Males in Dawson County, MT have an average income that is 1.62 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,062. The income inequality of Dawson County, MT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.472 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Dawson County, MT. In Dawson County, MT the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 53 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $6,155. Cascade County, MT has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Montana.


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Dawson County, MT is home to a population of 9,431 people, from which 98.9% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Dawson County, MT is composed of 8,760 White residents (92.9%), 263 Hispanic residents (2.79%), 232 Native residents (2.46%), 96 Two+ residents (1.02%), and 62 Black residents (0.66%). The most common foreign languages in Dawson County, MT are Japanese (46 speakers), Spanish (43 speakers), and German (26 speakers), but compared to other places, Dawson County, MT has a relative high number of Japanese (46 speakers), Other Native North American (13 speakers), and Other West Germanic (18 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Dawson County, MT awarded 79 degrees. The student population of Dawson County, MT is skewed towards females, with 27 male students and 52 female students. Most students in Dawson County, MT are White (71 and 89.9%), followed by Unknown (4 and 5.06%), American Indian (1 and 1.27%), and Asian (1 and 1.27%). The largest universities in Dawson County, MT by number of graduates are Dawson Community College (79 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Dawson County, MT are General Studies (47 and 59.5%), Early Childhood Education & Teaching (8 and 10.1%), and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (5 and 6.33%). The median tuition costs in Dawson County, MT are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Dawson County, MT is $158,900, which is 0.78 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $156,500 to $158,900, a 1.53% increase. The homeownership rate of Dawson County, MT is 67.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Dawson County, MT have an average commute time of 17.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Dawson County, MT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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