Golden Valley County, MT

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Population
724
3.08% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jon Tester
Democratic Party
US Senator
Steve Daines
Republican Party
Median Age
56

Poverty Rate
14.5%

Median Household Income
$39,952
8.9% 1-year decline
Median Property Value
$105,100
6.92% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
353
0.57% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Golden Valley County, MT had a population of 724 people with a median age of 56 and a median household income of $39,952. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Golden Valley County, MT declined from 747 to 724, a -3.08% decrease and its median household income declined from $43,854 to $39,952, a -8.9% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Golden Valley County, MT are White (Non-Hispanic) (89%), White (Hispanic) (4.28%), Black or African American (Hispanic) (3.87%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.9%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0%). 0% of the people in Golden Valley County, MT speak a non-English language, and 100% are U.S. citizens.

In 2018, the median property value in Golden Valley County, MT was $105,100, and the homeownership rate was 74.5%. Most people in Golden Valley County, MT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Golden Valley County, MT was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

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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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
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-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Montana. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Montana.

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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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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Golden Valley County, MT went to Donald J. Trump with 77% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (15%), followed by Other (8.02%). The most partisan county was Garfield County, MT with 90.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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.

Golden Valley 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.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Golden Valley County, MT
77% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Montana
  1. 90.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 86.3% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 86.3% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Montana was Garfield County, MT with 90.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Montana colored by their party leaning.

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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.

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

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US Representatives from Golden Valley County, MT

Matt Rosendale
Montana at-large Representative
Republican Party

Golden Valley 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 Golden Valley County, MT have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Golden Valley County, MT is home to a population of 724 people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2018, 1.52% of Golden Valley County, MT residents were born outside of the country (11 people).

In 2018, there were 20.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (644 people) in Golden Valley County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 31 White (Hispanic) and 28 Black or African American (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Golden Valley County, MT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    644 ± 76
  2. White (Hispanic)
    31 ± 25
  3. Black or African American (Hispanic)
    28 ± 38
8.15%
Hispanic Population
59 people

In 2018, there were 20.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (644 people) in Golden Valley County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 31 White (Hispanic) and 28 Black or African American (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.15% of the people in Golden Valley County, MT are hispanic (59 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.52%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
11 people
0.669%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
5 people

As of 2018, 1.52% of Golden Valley County, MT residents (11 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Golden Valley County, MT was 0.669%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

56
Median Native-Born Age
± 3.4
62
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 17.5

In 2018, the median age of all people in Golden Valley County, MT was 56. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 56, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 62. But people in Golden Valley County, MT are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Golden Valley County, MT residents was 54.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Canada
    4,205 ± 1,589 people
  2. Mexico
    2,625 ± 1,256 people
  3. Philippines
    2,065 ± 1,115 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Montana was Canada, the natal country of 4,205 Montana residents, followed by Mexico with 2,625 and Philippines with 2,065.

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Citizenship

100%
2018 Citizenship
100%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 100% of Golden Valley County, MT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Golden Valley County, MT was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been maintaining.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    42 ± 22
  2. Korea
    10 ± 6
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    8 ± 11

Golden Valley County, MT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.2 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Golden Valley County, MT is $39,952. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Golden Valley County, MT was Census Tract 1 with a value of $39,952, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

Males in Montana have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,840. The income inequality in Montana (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Golden Valley County, MT employs 353 people. The largest industries in Golden Valley County, MT are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (127 people), Educational Services (48 people), and Construction (31 people), and the highest paying industries are Health Care & Social Assistance ($50,625), Wholesale Trade ($47,500), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($44,583).

Wages

Median Household Income

$39,952
2018 value
± $9,452
-8.9%
1 Year Growth
± 28%

Households in Golden Valley County, MT have a median annual income of $39,952, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $43,854 in 2017, which represents a -8.9% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,856
Average Male Salary in Montana
± $3,151
$42,840
Average Female Salary in Montana
± $2,321

In 2019, full-time male employees in Montana made 1.4 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 in Montana
  1. White
    $45,469 ± $1,886
  2. Other
    $43,406 ± $25,882
  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races
    $41,038 ± $47,698

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Montana workers was White. These workers were paid 1.05 times more than Other workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Montana.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Montana by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Golden Valley County, MT is from Montana.
0.46
2019 Wage GINI in Montana
0.462
2018 Wage GINI in Montana

In 2019, the income inequality in Montana was 0.46 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.39% decline from 2018 to 2019, 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.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1
  2. N/A
  3. N/A

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Golden Valley County, MT was Census Tract 1 with a value of $39,952, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Golden Valley County, MT (105 out of 724 people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 45 - 54.

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
    104 ± 42
  2. Two Or More
    1 ± 50
  3. Black
    0 ± 51

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

Employment by Occupations

353
2018 Value
± 64
0.57%
1 Year growth
± 25.9%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Golden Valley County, MT grew at a rate of 0.57%, from 351 employees to 353 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Golden Valley County, MT, are Management Occupations (86 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (38 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (33 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Golden Valley County, MT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Golden Valley County, MT, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (86 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (38 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (33 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Golden Valley County, MT has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (13.5 times higher than expected), Management Occupations (2.45 times), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (1.78 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Golden Valley County, MT, by median earnings, are Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($88,750), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($73,750), and Healthcare Support Occupations ($52,813).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

353
2018 Value
± 64
0.57%
1 Year growth
± 25.9%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Golden Valley County, MT grew at a rate of 0.57%, from 351 employees to 353 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Golden Valley County, MT, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (127 people), Educational Services (48 people), and Construction (31 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Golden Valley County, MT, though some of these residents may live in Golden Valley 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 Golden Valley County, MT, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (127 people), Educational Services (48 people), and Construction (31 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Golden Valley County, MT has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (29.9 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (1.48 times), and Educational Services (1.47 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Golden Valley County, MT, by median earnings, are Health Care & Social Assistance ($50,625), Wholesale Trade ($47,500), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($44,583).

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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 in Montana
$53.9B
Projected 2045 Value in Montana
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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Golden Valley County, MT was $105,100 in 2018, which is 0.458 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $98,300 to $105,100, a 6.92% increase. The homeownership rate in Golden Valley County, MT is 74.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Golden Valley County, MT have an average commute time of 20.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Golden Valley County, MT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$105,100
2018 Median
± $14,537
$98,300
2017 Median
± $19,417

In 2018, the median property value in Golden Valley County, MT grew to to $105,100 from the previous year's value of $98,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Golden Valley 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 Golden Valley County, MT the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$39,952
Median Household Income
± $9,452
337
Number of Households
± 49

In 2018, the median household income of the 337 households in Golden Valley County, MT declined from $39,952 from the previous year's value of $43,854.

The following chart displays the households in Golden Valley 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 $10k - $15k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

74.5%
2018 Homeownership
72%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 74.5% of the housing units in Golden Valley County, MT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72%.

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

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Commute Time

20.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Golden Valley County, MT have a shorter commute time (20.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 2.86% of the workforce in Golden Valley County, MT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (53.1%)
  2. Walked (23.2%)
  3. Worked At Home (17.9%)

In 2018, 53.1% of workers in Golden Valley County, MT drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (23.2%) and those who worked at home (17.9%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Health

88.1% of the population of Golden Valley County, MT has health coverage, with 28.3% on employee plans, 18.2% on Medicaid, 19.9% on Medicare, 16.9% on non-group plans, and 4.83% 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).

Comparing across all counties in the state, Roosevelt County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18.9%). Additionally, Hill County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.3%)

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

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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,221
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Montana
$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

11.9%
Uninsured
28.3%
Employer Coverage
18.2%
Medicaid
19.9%
Medicare
16.9%
Non-Group
4.83%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Golden Valley County, MT declined by 18.6% from 14.6% to 11.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Golden Valley 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. 18.9% prevalence
  2. 17.3% prevalence
  3. 15.8% prevalence

Roosevelt County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Montana, at 18.9%.

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

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