Dawson County, MT

County

Add Comparison
2020 Population
8,824
2.14% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jon Tester
Democratic Party
US Senator
Steve Daines
Republican Party
US Representative
Matt Rosendale
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
41.7
1.71% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
11.5%
3.83% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$51,681
11.8% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$152,700
4.92% 1-year decline
2020 Employed Population
4,677
0.637% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Dawson County, MT had a population of 8.82k people with a median age of 41.7 and a median household income of $51,681. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Dawson County, MT declined from 9,017 to 8,824, a −2.14% decrease and its median household income declined from $58,596 to $51,681, a −11.8% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Dawson County, MT are White (Non-Hispanic) (92.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.54%), White (Hispanic) (2.3%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.3%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.68%).

None of the households in Dawson 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.

99.6% of the residents in Dawson County, MT are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Dawson County, MT are Dawson Community College (95 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Dawson County, MT was $152,700, and the homeownership rate was 65.8%.

Most people in Dawson County, MT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 15.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Dawson County, MT was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Dawson County, MT is home to a population of 8.82k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.45% of Dawson County, MT residents were born outside of the country (128 people).

In 2020, there were 36.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.15k people) in Dawson County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 224 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 203 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.6%
2020 Citizenship
99.2%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.6% of Dawson County, MT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Dawson County, MT was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

The following chart shows US citizenship percentages in Dawson County, MT compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Dawson County, MT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    8.15k ± 15
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    224 ± 69.6
  3. White (Hispanic)
    203 ± 61
3.05%
Hispanic Population
269 people

In 2020, there were 36.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.15k people) in Dawson County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 224 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 203 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.05% of the people in Dawson County, MT are hispanic (269 people).

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the County level, so we are showing data for Montana.
Most Common Origin
  1. Canada
    3,678 ± 1,486 people
  2. Mexico
    2,437 ± 1,211 people
  3. Philippines
    2,115 ± 1,128 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Montana was Canada, the natal country of 3,678 Montana residents, followed by Mexico with 2,437 and Philippines with 2,115.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Foreign-Born Population

1.45%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
128 people
1.65%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
149 people

As of 2020, 1.45% of Dawson County, MT residents (128 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 Dawson County, MT was 1.65%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Dawson County, MT compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    245 ± 86
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    167 ± 70
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    79 ± 61

Dawson County, MT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.47 times greater than any other conflict.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Dawson County, MT employs 4.68k people. The largest industries in Dawson County, MT are Construction (652 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (649 people), and Educational Services (517 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($68,560), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($67,609), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($60,060).

Males in Montana have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,421. The income inequality in Montana (measured using the Gini index) is 0.459, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

4.68k
2020 Value
± 496
−0.637%
1 Year decline
± 14.7%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Dawson County, MT declined at a rate of −0.637%, from 4.71k employees to 4.68k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Dawson County, MT, are Management Occupations (779 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (628 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (471 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Dawson County, MT.

View Data
Save Image

Unemployment Insurance Claims

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Montana.

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

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Employment by Industries

4.68k
2020 Value
± 496
−0.637%
1 Year decline
± 14.7%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Dawson County, MT declined at a rate of −0.637%, from 4.71k employees to 4.68k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Dawson County, MT, are Construction (652 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (649 people), and Educational Services (517 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Dawson County, MT, though some of these residents may live in Dawson County, MT and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

View Data
Save Image

Median Earnings by Industry

$39,819
Median earning men ± $8,478
$25,564
Median earning women ± $5,759

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Manufacturing ($70,057), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($68,777), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($61,065).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Information ($43,750), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($42,750), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($40,450).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Employment by Industry Sector

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Montana.
Y-Axis
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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 82
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 71
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 56
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

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

View Data
Save Image

Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $23.2k
    Wholesale Trade
  2. $17.8k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. $14.4k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

View Data
Save Image

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Domestic Trade Growth

Showing data for Montana.
$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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

flagCivics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Dawson County, MT went to Donald J. Trump with 77.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (19.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.18%).

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.

Dawson 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

Senatorial voting results are only available at the state level. Showing data for Montana.
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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Montana over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

US Representatives from Dawson County, MT

Matt Rosendale
Montana at-large Representative
Republican Party

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

learningEducation

In 2020, universities in Dawson County, MT awarded 95 degrees. The student population of Dawson County, MT in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 167 male students and 210 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Dawson County, MT are White (71 and 81.6%), followed by Black or African American (8 and 9.2%), Two or More Races (4 and 4.6%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (2 and 2.3%).

The largest universities in Dawson County, MT by number of degrees awarded are Dawson Community College (95 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Dawson County, MT are General Studies (60 and 63.2%), Welding Technology (8 and 8.42%), and Early Childhood Education & Teaching (6 and 6.32%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 377 students enrolled in Dawson County, MT, 44.3% men and 55.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 280 records, of which 63.2% were women and 36.8% men.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 60 degree-majors awarded
  2. 8 degree-majors awarded
  3. 5 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Dawson County, MT was General Studies with 60 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Dawson County, MT according to their major.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
95 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Dawson Community College with 95 degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Student Diversity

In 2020, 49 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Dawson County, MT, which is 1.07 times more than the 46 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 71 degrees mean that there were 8.88 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 8 degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Awarded Degrees over Time

The graph shows the evolution of awarded degrees by degrees. Under the paragraphs, the average number of awarded degrees by university in each degree is shown.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($3,810) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,770) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

View Data
Save Image

Educational Pyramid

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Montana.
Measure

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Educational Attainment

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Montana.
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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Dawson County, MT was $152,700 in 2020, which is 0.664 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $160,600 to $152,700, a 4.92% decrease. The homeownership rate in Dawson County, MT is 65.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Dawson County, MT have an average commute time of 15.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Dawson County, MT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Dawson County, MT is $51,681. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Dawson County, MT was Census Tract 1 with a value of $70,039, followed by Census Tract 2 and Census Tract 3, with respective values of $58,425 and $49,283.

In 2021, 14.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Dawson County, MT. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 9.06%.

Property

$152,700
Median Property Value 2020
±$20,306
$2,561
Median Property Taxes
±$353

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 Dawson County, MT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Rent vs Own

65.8%
Homeownership
2020
64.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 65.8% of the housing units in Dawson County, MT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 68.3%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Dawson County, MT compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Income by Location

Use the dropdown to filter by race/ethnicity.
Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1
  2. Census Tract 2
  3. Census Tract 3

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Dawson County, MT was Census Tract 1 with a value of $70,039, followed by Census Tract 2 and Census Tract 3, with respective values of $58,425 and $49,283.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$51,681
Median Household Income
± $10,024
3.89k
Number of Households
± 461

In 2020, the median household income of the 3.89k households in Dawson County, MT declined from $51,681 from the previous year's value of $58,596.

The following chart displays the households in Dawson 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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Dawson 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Montana across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (76.6%)
  2. Carpooled (10.9%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.84%)

In 2020, 76.6% of workers in Dawson County, MT drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.9%) and those who worked at home (6.84%).

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commute Time

15.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Dawson County, MT have a shorter commute time (15.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 3.56% of the workforce in Dawson County, MT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Dawson County, MT compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 14.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Dawson County, MT. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 9.06%.

The graph shows the trend of the percentage of the population living with severe housing problems.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Poverty & Diversity

11.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Dawson County, MT (965 out of 8.36k 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 Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 75+ and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Dawson County, MT is White, followed by Two Or More 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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Children in Poverty

In 2021, 12.8% of the children was living in poverty in Dawson County, MT. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.9%.

The graph shows the trend of the percentage of the children living in poverty.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 263 in Dawson County, MT. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 93.1 per 100,000 population.

The graph shows the trend in the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population.

Error: TypeError: measure_.at is not a function

pulseHealth

96.6% of the population of Dawson County, MT has health coverage, with 53.9% on employee plans, 12.1% on Medicaid, 15.6% on Medicare, 12.4% on non-group plans, and 2.6% 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 Dawson County, MT see 1736 patients per year on average, which represents a 22.4% decrease from the previous year (2238 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1723 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 453 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.9% were men and 50.1% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

Showing data at the state level for Montana. Hospitalization data for some states may be delayed or not reported.
Y-Axis

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,736 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Dawson County, MT

Primary care physicians in Dawson County, MT see an average of 1,736 patients per year. This represents a 22.4% decrease from the previous year (2,238 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Dawson County, MT in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Community Mobility

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Montana.

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.5% under 18 years, 20.1% between 18 and 34 years, 38.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.9% were men and 50.1% were women.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Uninsured People

3.43%
Uninsured
53.9%
Employer Coverage
12.1%
Medicaid
15.6%
Medicare
12.4%
Non-Group
2.6%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Dawson County, MT declined by 16.4% from 4.1% to 3.43%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Dawson County, MT changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Outcomes

Indicator

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

Error: TypeError: measure_.at is not a function

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 37.7% in Dawson County, MT.

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

Error: TypeError: measure_.at is not a function

Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.58% in Dawson County, MT.

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

Error: TypeError: measure_.at is not a function