Hamilton, MT

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Population

4,570

0.683% growth

Median Age

49.8


Median Household Income

$29,799

6.42% decline

Poverty Rate

21.7%


Number of Employees

2,170

1.93% growth

Median Property Value

$171,200

3.63% growth

About

In 2017, Hamilton, MT had a population of 4.57k people with a median age of 49.8 and a median household income of $29,799. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Hamilton, MT grew from 4,539 to 4,570, a 0.683% increase and its median household income declined from $31,845 to $29,799, a -6.42% decrease.

The population of Hamilton, MT is 92.6% White Alone, 2.76% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.6% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Hamilton, MT speak a non-English language, and 100% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Hamilton, MT are Bitterroot School of Cosmetology (25 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Hamilton, MT is $171,200, and the homeownership rate is 40.9%. Most people in Hamilton, MT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 13 minutes. The average car ownership in Hamilton, MT is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Hamilton, MT employs 2.17k people. The largest industries in Hamilton, MT are Retail Trade (440 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (417 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (170 people), and the highest paying industries are Manufacturing ($59,271), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,309), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,417).

Median household income in Hamilton, MT is $29,799. Males in Hamilton, 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 Hamilton, MT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.465, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$29,799

2017 value

± $3,555

-6.42%

1 Year Growth

± 19.8%

Households in Hamilton, MT have a median annual income of $29,799, 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 $31,845 in 2016, which represents a -6.42% 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 Hamilton, 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.

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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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 4.02

  2. Census Tract 6

  3. Census Tract 5

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hamilton, MT was Census Tract 4.02 with a value of $53,620, followed by Census Tract 6 and Census Tract 5, with respective values of $41,631 and $32,166.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 65 - 74

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

21.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hamilton, MT (953 out of 4.39k 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 Females 65 - 74, followed by Males 6 - 11 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

    926 ± 257

  2. Hispanic

    60 ± 77

  3. Native American

    27 ± 66

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Hamilton, MT is White, followed by Hispanic and Native American.

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

2.17k

2017 Value

± 368

1.93%

1 Year growth

± 23.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hamilton, MT grew at a rate of 1.93%, from 2.13k employees to 2.17k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hamilton, MT, are Sales & Related Occupations (315 people), Management Occupations (238 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (186 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hamilton, MT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Hamilton, MT, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (315 people), Management Occupations (238 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (186 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Hamilton, MT has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.28 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.97 times), and Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (2.46 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Hamilton, MT, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($75,519), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($55,972), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($55,833).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.17k

2017 Value

± 368

1.93%

1 Year growth

± 23.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hamilton, MT grew at a rate of 1.93%, from 2.13k employees to 2.17k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hamilton, MT, are Retail Trade (440 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (417 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (170 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hamilton, MT, though some of these residents may live in Hamilton, 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 Hamilton, MT, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (440 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (417 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (170 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Hamilton, MT has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (6.23 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.03 times), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (2.01 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Hamilton, MT, by median earnings, are Manufacturing ($59,271), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,309), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,417).

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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

89.1% of the population of Hamilton, MT has health coverage, with 30.1% on employee plans, 20% on Medicaid, 15.5% on Medicare, 18.5% on non-group plans, and 5.05% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Hamilton, MT see 1308 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.305% decrease from the previous year (1312 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1416 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 378 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

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1,308 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Montana see an average of 1,308 patients per year. This represents a 0.305% decrease from the previous year (1,312 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%).

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 

$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

10.9%

Uninsured

30.1%

Employer Coverage

20%

Medicaid

15.5%

Medicare

18.5%

Non-Group

5.05%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hamilton, MT declined by 28.6% from 15.3% to 10.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Hamilton, 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

Hamilton, MT is home to a population of 4.57k people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Hamilton, MT residents were born outside of the country (45 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Hamilton, MT is composed of 4.23k White Alone residents (92.6%), 126 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.76%), 119 Two or More Races residents (2.6%), 90 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.97%), 1 Asian Alone residents (0.0219%), 1 Black or African American Alone residents (0.0219%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

50

Median Native-Born Age

± 8.4

49

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Hamilton, MT was 49.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 50, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 49. But people in Hamilton, MT are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Hamilton, MT residents was 55.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    45 people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Hamilton, MT residents (45 people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Hamilton, MT was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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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

100%

2017 Citizenship

99.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 100% of Hamilton, MT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Hamilton, MT was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    4.23k ± 210

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    126 ± 137

  3. Two or More Races

    119 ± 129

In 2017, there were 33.6 times more White Alone residents (4.23k people) in Hamilton, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 126 Hispanic or Latino and 119 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 Hamilton, 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 Hamilton, 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 Hamilton, MT was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Hamilton, 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

    232 ± 116

  2. Korea

    81 ± 58

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    42 ± 52

Hamilton, MT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.86 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Hamilton, MT awarded 25 degrees. The student population of Hamilton, MT is skewed towards women, with 1 male students and 21 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Hamilton, MT are White (25 and 100%), followed by Asian (0 and 0%), Black or African American (0 and 0%), and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Hamilton, MT by number of degrees awarded are Bitterroot School of Cosmetology (25 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Hamilton, MT are General Cosmetology (25 and 100%).

The median tuition costs in Hamilton, MT are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 25 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 2 to 4 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Hamilton, MT was General Cosmetology with 25 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 2 to 4 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Hamilton, MT according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

25 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Hamilton, MT institution with the largest number of graduating students was Bitterroot School of Cosmetology with 25 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1

Degrees Awarded to Men

24

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Hamilton, MT, which is 0.0417 times less than the 24 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Hamilton, MT by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    25 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    0 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    0 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Hamilton, MT were to White students. These 25 degrees mean that there were N/A times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 0 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hamilton, MT was $171,200 in 2017, which is 0.787 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $165,200 to $171,200, a 3.63% increase. The homeownership rate in Hamilton, MT is 40.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Hamilton, MT have an average commute time of 13 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Hamilton, MT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$29,799

Median Household Income

± $3,555

2.3k

Number of Households

± 375

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.3k households in Hamilton, MT declined from $29,799 from the previous year's value of $31,845.

The following chart displays the households in Hamilton, 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 $25k - $30k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$171,200

2017 Median

± $12,225

$165,200

2016 Median

± $9,971

In 2017, the median property value in Hamilton, MT grew to to $171,200 from the previous year's value of $165,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Hamilton, 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 Hamilton, 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 Hamilton, MT distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Hamilton, MT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

40.9%

2017 Homeownership

44.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 40.9% of the housing units in Hamilton, MT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 44.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Hamilton, 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 Hamilton, MT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Hamilton, MT have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

13 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hamilton, MT have a shorter commute time (13 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.84% of the workforce in Hamilton, MT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    66.2%

  2. Carpooled

    14.2%

  3. Walked

    9.72%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Hamilton, MT was Drove Alone (66.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (14.2%) and those who Walked (9.72%).

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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