Gallatin County, MT

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Population

100,733

2.83% growth

Median Age

33.4


Median Household Income

$59,397

4.17% growth

Poverty Rate

13%


Number of Employees

56,751

3.69% growth

Median Property Value

$303,700

6.49% growth

About

In 2017, Gallatin County, MT had a population of 101k people with a median age of 33.4 and a median household income of $59,397. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Gallatin County, MT grew from 97,958 to 100,733, a 2.83% increase and its median household income grew from $57,021 to $59,397, a 4.17% increase.

The population of Gallatin County, MT is 92.3% White Alone, 3.31% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.85% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Gallatin County, MT speak a non-English language, and 98.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Gallatin County, MT are Montana State University (3,005 degrees awarded in 2016), Health Works Institute (42 degrees), and Montana Bible College (29 degrees).

The median property value in Gallatin County, MT is $303,700, and the homeownership rate is 61.6%. Most people in Gallatin County, MT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Gallatin County, MT is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Hyalite Reservoir and Elephant Mountain, south of Bozeman, MT in Gallatin, MT

Economy

The economy of Gallatin County, MT employs 56.8k people. The largest industries in Gallatin County, MT are Educational Services (7,292 people), Retail Trade (7,113 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (5,882 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($76,875), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($69,844), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($57,592).

Median household income in Gallatin County, MT is $59,397. Males in Gallatin 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 Gallatin County, MT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.465, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$59,397

2017 value

± $1,808

4.17%

1 Year Growth

± 4.32%

Households in Gallatin County, MT have a median annual income of $59,397, 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 $57,021 in 2016, which represents a 4.17% 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 Montana made 1.42 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Montana 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 Montana 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 Gallatin 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 10.01

  2. Census Tract 5.02

  3. Census Tract 16

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Gallatin County, MT was Census Tract 10.01 with a value of $85,962, followed by Census Tract 5.02 and Census Tract 16, with respective values of $81,761 and $76,250.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Gallatin County, MT (12.6k out of 97.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

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

    11,221 ± 706

  2. Native American

    503 ± 152

  3. Hispanic

    500 ± 144

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

56.8k

2017 Value

± 1,632

3.69%

1 Year growth

± 3.94%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Gallatin County, MT grew at a rate of 3.69%, from 54.7k employees to 56.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Gallatin County, MT, are Management Occupations (6,910 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,657 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,525 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Gallatin County, MT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Gallatin County, MT, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (6,910 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,657 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,525 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Gallatin County, MT has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.58 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.1 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.62 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Gallatin County, MT, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($69,453), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($66,958), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($55,923).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

56.8k

2017 Value

± 1,632

3.69%

1 Year growth

± 3.94%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Gallatin County, MT grew at a rate of 3.69%, from 54.7k employees to 56.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Gallatin County, MT, are Educational Services (7,292 people), Retail Trade (7,113 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (5,882 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Gallatin County, MT, though some of these residents may live in Gallatin 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 Gallatin County, MT, by number of employees, are Educational Services (7,292 people), Retail Trade (7,113 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (5,882 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Gallatin County, MT has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.54 times higher than expected), Construction (1.65 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.39 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Gallatin County, MT, by median earnings, are Utilities ($76,875), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($69,844), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($57,592).

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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. ($6.17B) and Fuel oils ($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

91.2% of the population of Gallatin County, MT has health coverage, with 53.5% on employee plans, 7.84% on Medicaid, 8.66% on Medicare, 19.8% on non-group plans, and 1.39% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Gallatin County, MT see 1275 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.35% decrease from the previous year (1333 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1432 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 369 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

1,275 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Gallatin County, MT see an average of 1,275 patients per year. This represents a 4.35% decrease from the previous year (1,333 patients).

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

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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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

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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

8.8%

Uninsured

53.5%

Employer Coverage

7.84%

Medicaid

8.66%

Medicare

19.8%

Non-Group

1.39%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Gallatin County, MT declined by 13.6% from 10.2% to 8.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Gallatin 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

Gallatin County, MT is home to a population of 101k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.15% of Gallatin County, MT residents were born outside of the country (3.18k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Gallatin County, MT is composed of 93k White Alone residents (92.3%), 3.34k Hispanic or Latino residents (3.31%), 1.87k Two or More Races residents (1.85%), 1.31k Asian Alone residents (1.3%), 863 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.857%), 317 Black or African American Alone residents (0.315%), 23 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0228%), and 6 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.00596%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Gallatin County, MT are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

33

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

35

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Gallatin County, MT was 33.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 33, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 35. But people in Gallatin County, MT are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Gallatin County, MT residents was 33.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.15%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.18k people

3.13%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

3.07k people

As of 2017, 3.15% of Gallatin County, MT residents (3.18k people) 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 Gallatin County, MT was 3.13%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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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 Montana was Canada, the natal country of 4,272 Montana residents, followed by Mexico with 2,817 and Philippines with 2,040.

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Citizenship

98.2%

2017 Citizenship

98.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.2% of Gallatin County, MT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Gallatin County, MT was 98.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    93k ± 11

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    3.34k ± 526

  3. Two or More Races

    1.87k ± 207

In 2017, there were 27.9 times more White Alone residents (93k people) in Gallatin County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.34k Hispanic or Latino and 1.87k Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Gallatin County, MT as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Gallatin County, MT citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Gallatin County, MT was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Gallatin County, MT are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,642 ± 179

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,089 ± 237

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    916 ± 227

Gallatin County, MT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.51 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Gallatin County, MT awarded 3,088 degrees. The student population of Gallatin County, MT is skewed towards men, with 8,826 male students and 7,601 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Gallatin County, MT are White (2,640 and 88.8%), followed by Two or More Races (96 and 3.23%), Hispanic or Latino (90 and 3.03%), and Unknown (58 and 1.95%).

The largest universities in Gallatin County, MT by number of degrees awarded are Montana State University (3,005 and 97.3%), Health Works Institute (42 and 1.36%), and Montana Bible College (29 and 0.939%).

The most popular majors in Gallatin County, MT are Registered Nursing (229 and 7.42%), General Business (220 and 7.12%), and General Family & Consumer Sciences (212 and 6.87%).

The median tuition costs in Gallatin County, MT are $7,040 for private four year colleges, and $5,330 and $21,341 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 220 degrees awarded

  2. 219 degrees awarded

  3. 212 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Gallatin County, MT was General Business with 220 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 3,005 degrees awarded

  2. 42 degrees awarded

  3. 29 degrees awarded

$5,330

Median In-State Public

$7,040

Median Private

In 2016, the Gallatin County, MT institution with the largest number of graduating students was Montana State University with 3,005 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,483

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,605

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,483 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Gallatin County, MT, which is 0.924 times less than the 1,605 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,640 degrees awarded

  2. Two or More Races

    96 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    90 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Gallatin County, MT were to White students. These 2,640 degrees mean that there were 27.5 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 96 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Gallatin County, MT was $303,700 in 2017, which is 1.4 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $285,200 to $303,700, a 6.49% increase. The homeownership rate in Gallatin County, MT is 61.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Gallatin County, MT have an average commute time of 16.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Gallatin 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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$59,397

Median Household Income

± $1,808

40.7k

Number of Households

± 1,380

In 2017, the median household income of the 40.7k households in Gallatin County, MT grew to $59,397 from the previous year's value of $57,021.

The following chart displays the households in Gallatin 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

$303,700

2017 Median

± $7,773

$285,200

2016 Median

± $6,108

In 2017, the median property value in Gallatin County, MT grew to to $303,700 from the previous year's value of $285,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Gallatin 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 Gallatin County, MT the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Gallatin County, MT distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Gallatin County, MT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

61.6%

2017 Homeownership

60.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 61.6% of the housing units in Gallatin County, MT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 60.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Gallatin 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 Gallatin County, MT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Gallatin County, MT have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

16.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Gallatin County, MT have a shorter commute time (16.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.83% of the workforce in Gallatin County, MT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    73.6%

  2. Carpooled

    9.33%

  3. Worked At Home

    7.12%

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

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