Deer Lodge County, MT

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Population

9,131

0.49% decline

Median Age

47.4


Median Household Income

$41,235

5.16% growth

Poverty Rate

18.8%


Number of Employees

3,881

2.21% growth

Median Property Value

$116,700

4.89% decline

About

In 2017, Deer Lodge County, MT had a population of 9.13k people with a median age of 47.4 and a median household income of $41,235. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Deer Lodge County, MT declined from 9,176 to 9,131, a -0.49% decrease and its median household income grew from $39,212 to $41,235, a 5.16% increase.

The population of Deer Lodge County, MT is 90.5% White Alone, 4.01% Two or More Races, and 3.27% Hispanic or Latino. 4.07% of the people in Deer Lodge County, MT speak a non-English language, and 99.7% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Deer Lodge County, MT is $116,700, and the homeownership rate is 70.1%. Most people in Deer Lodge County, MT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 15.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Deer Lodge County, MT is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Deer Lodge County, MT employs 3.88k people. The largest industries in Deer Lodge County, MT are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,059 people), Accommodation & Food Services (508 people), and Retail Trade (396 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($114,464), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($100,888), and Transportation & Warehousing ($78,971).

Median household income in Deer Lodge County, MT is $41,235. Males in Deer Lodge County, MT have an average income that is 1.42 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,968. The income inequality in Deer Lodge County, MT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.465, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$41,235

2017 value

± $2,892

5.16%

1 Year Growth

± 10.3%

Households in Deer Lodge County, MT have a median annual income of $41,235, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $39,212 in 2016, which represents a 5.16% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$56,921

Average Male Salary

± $3,007

$39,968

Average Female Salary

± $2,184

In 2017, full-time male employees in Deer Lodge County, MT made 1.42 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Deer Lodge County, MT 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

  1. White

    $42,515 ± $1,780

  2. Other

    $39,395 ± $16,377

  3. Asian

    $33,231 ± $11,940

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Deer Lodge County, MT workers was White. These workers were paid 1.08 times more than Other workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Deer Lodge County, MT is from Montana.

0.465

2017 Wage GINI

0.462

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Montana was 0.465 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.554% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Montana was lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 4

  2. Census Tract 5

  3. Census Tract 3

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Deer Lodge County, MT was Census Tract 4 with a value of $42,074, followed by Census Tract 5 and Census Tract 3, with respective values of $40,793 and $30,670.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Deer Lodge County, MT (1.61k out of 8.52k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 55 - 64.

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

    1,349 ± 276

  2. Two Or More

    230 ± 172

  3. Hispanic

    158 ± 87

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Deer Lodge 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.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

3.88k

2017 Value

± 457

2.21%

1 Year growth

± 15.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Deer Lodge County, MT grew at a rate of 2.21%, from 3.8k employees to 3.88k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Deer Lodge County, MT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (427 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (420 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (356 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Deer Lodge County, MT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Deer Lodge County, MT, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (427 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (420 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (356 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Deer Lodge County, MT has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (3.4 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.4 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.11 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Deer Lodge County, MT, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($98,462), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($92,656), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($48,500).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.88k

2017 Value

± 457

2.21%

1 Year growth

± 15.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Deer Lodge County, MT grew at a rate of 2.21%, from 3.8k employees to 3.88k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Deer Lodge County, MT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,059 people), Accommodation & Food Services (508 people), and Retail Trade (396 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Deer Lodge County, MT, though some of these residents may live in Deer Lodge 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 Deer Lodge County, MT, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,059 people), Accommodation & Food Services (508 people), and Retail Trade (396 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Deer Lodge County, MT has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (7.3 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.61 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.97 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Deer Lodge County, MT, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($114,464), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($100,888), and Transportation & Warehousing ($78,971).

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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. $6.47B

  2. $6.17B

  3. $5.98B

In 2015, the top outbound Montana product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $6.47B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. with $6.17B and Fuel oils and $5.98B.

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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$44.7B

2015 Value

$53.9B

Projected 2045 Value

20.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Montana trade was $44.7B. This is expected to increase 20.7% to $53.9B 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. $4.59B

  2. $2.98B

  3. $2.88B

In 2015, the top outbound Montana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was North Dakota with $4.59B, followed by Wyoming with $2.98B and Idaho and $2.88B.

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

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Health

91% of the population of Deer Lodge County, MT has health coverage, with 39.5% on employee plans, 17.9% on Medicaid, 16% on Medicare, 14.7% on non-group plans, and 2.89% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Deer Lodge County, MT was $8,221 in 2014. This is a 2.84% increase from the previous year ($7,994).

Primary care physicians in Deer Lodge County, MT see 762 patients per year on average, which represents a 16.7% decrease from the previous year (915 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1298 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 216 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Glacier County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.8%). Additionally, Big Horn County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (37.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

762 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Deer Lodge County, MT see an average of 762 patients per year. This represents a 16.7% decrease from the previous year (915 patients).

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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%).

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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%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,221

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$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

9.02%

Uninsured

39.5%

Employer Coverage

17.9%

Medicaid

16%

Medicare

14.7%

Non-Group

2.89%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Deer Lodge County, MT declined by 34.2% from 13.7% to 9.02%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Deer Lodge 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. 14.8% prevalence

  2. 13.4% prevalence

  3. 12.3% prevalence

Glacier County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Montana, at 14.8%.

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

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Diversity

Deer Lodge County, MT is home to a population of 9.13k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.58% of Deer Lodge County, MT residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Deer Lodge County, MT is composed of 8.26k White Alone residents (90.5%), 366 Two or More Races residents (4.01%), 299 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.27%), 123 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.35%), 48 Asian Alone residents (0.526%), 34 Black or African American Alone residents (0.372%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Deer Lodge County, MT are Spanish or Spanish Creole (108 speakers), German (100 speakers), and French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (40 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

47

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.6

65

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 30.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Deer Lodge County, MT was 47.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 47, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 65. But people in Deer Lodge County, MT are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Deer Lodge County, MT residents was 47.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.58%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.87%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 1.58% of Deer Lodge County, MT residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Deer Lodge County, MT was 1.87%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Canada

    4,272 ± 1,601 people

  2. Mexico

    2,817 ± 1,301 people

  3. Philippines

    2,040 ± 1,108 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Deer Lodge County, MT was Canada, the natal country of 4,272 Deer Lodge County, MT residents, followed by Mexico with 2,817 and Philippines with 2,040.

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Citizenship

99.7%

2017 Citizenship

99.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.7% of Deer Lodge County, MT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Deer Lodge County, MT was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    8.26k ± 14

  2. Two or More Races

    366 ± 93.1

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    299 ± 73.1

In 2017, there were 22.6 times more White Alone residents (8.26k people) in Deer Lodge County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 366 Two or More Races and 299 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    108 speakers (1.22%)

  2. German

    100 speakers (1.13%)

  3. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    40 speakers (0.451%)

4.07% of Deer Lodge County, MT citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Deer Lodge County, MT was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.22% of the overall population of Deer Lodge County, MT are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.13% speak German and 0.451% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    368 ± 97

  2. Korea

    159 ± 93

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    115 ± 80

Deer Lodge County, MT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.31 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Deer Lodge County, MT was $116,700 in 2017, which is 0.536 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $122,700 to $116,700, a 4.89% decrease. The homeownership rate in Deer Lodge County, MT is 70.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Deer Lodge County, MT have an average commute time of 15.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Deer Lodge County, MT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$41,235

Median Household Income

± $2,892

3.98k

Number of Households

± 390

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.98k households in Deer Lodge County, MT grew to $41,235 from the previous year's value of $39,212.

The following chart displays the households in Deer Lodge 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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Housing

Property Value

$116,700

2017 Median

± $13,566

$122,700

2016 Median

± $14,978

In 2017, the median property value in Deer Lodge County, MT declined from to $116,700 from the previous year's value of $122,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Deer Lodge 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 Deer Lodge County, MT the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Deer Lodge County, MT distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Deer Lodge County, MT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

70.1%

2017 Homeownership

71%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70.1% of the housing units in Deer Lodge County, MT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Deer Lodge County, MT compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

15.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Deer Lodge County, MT have a shorter commute time (15.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.74% of the workforce in Deer Lodge County, MT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    73.5%

  2. Carpooled

    11.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    9.29%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Deer Lodge County, MT was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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