Lewis and Clark County, MT

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Population

66,290

0.456% growth

Median Age

41.1


Median Household Income

$60,789

2.74% growth

Poverty Rate

11.4%


Number of Employees

34,118

1.75% growth

Median Property Value

$220,600

3.76% growth

About

In 2017, Lewis and Clark County, MT had a population of 66.3k people with a median age of 41.1 and a median household income of $60,789. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lewis and Clark County, MT grew from 65,989 to 66,290, a 0.456% increase and its median household income grew from $59,170 to $60,789, a 2.74% increase.

The population of Lewis and Clark County, MT is 91.7% White Alone, 3.08% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.32% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Lewis and Clark County, MT speak a non-English language, and 99.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lewis and Clark County, MT are Carroll College (409 degrees awarded in 2016) and Helena College University of Montana (270 degrees).

The median property value in Lewis and Clark County, MT is $220,600, and the homeownership rate is 68.7%. Most people in Lewis and Clark County, MT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 15.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Lewis and Clark County, MT is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Lewis and Clark County, MT employs 34.1k people. The largest industries in Lewis and Clark County, MT are Public Administration (6,267 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,696 people), and Retail Trade (3,279 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($84,500), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($67,813), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($58,438).

Median household income in Lewis and Clark County, MT is $60,789. Males in Lewis and Clark 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 Lewis and Clark County, MT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.465, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$60,789

2017 value

± $2,019

2.74%

1 Year Growth

± 6.58%

Households in Lewis and Clark County, MT have a median annual income of $60,789, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $59,170 in 2016, which represents a 2.74% 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 Lewis and Clark 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.

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 6

  2. Census Tract 2

  3. Census Tract 12.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lewis and Clark County, MT was Census Tract 6 with a value of $76,042, followed by Census Tract 2 and Census Tract 12.02, with respective values of $73,939 and $70,849.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lewis and Clark County, MT (7.41k out of 64.8k 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 Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 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

    6,735 ± 639

  2. Hispanic

    642 ± 185

  3. Native American

    265 ± 136

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lewis and Clark County, 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

34.1k

2017 Value

± 1,216

1.75%

1 Year growth

± 5.03%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lewis and Clark County, MT grew at a rate of 1.75%, from 33.5k employees to 34.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lewis and Clark County, MT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,512 people), Management Occupations (4,063 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,259 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lewis and Clark County, MT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lewis and Clark County, MT, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,512 people), Management Occupations (4,063 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,259 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lewis and Clark County, MT has an unusually high number of residents working as Legal Occupations (1.73 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (1.64 times), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.55 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lewis and Clark County, MT, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($70,496), Legal Occupations ($68,594), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($68,036).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

34.1k

2017 Value

± 1,216

1.75%

1 Year growth

± 5.03%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lewis and Clark County, MT grew at a rate of 1.75%, from 33.5k employees to 34.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lewis and Clark County, MT, are Public Administration (6,267 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,696 people), and Retail Trade (3,279 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lewis and Clark County, MT, though some of these residents may live in Lewis and Clark 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 Lewis and Clark County, MT, by number of employees, are Public Administration (6,267 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,696 people), and Retail Trade (3,279 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lewis and Clark County, MT has an unusually high number of Public Administration (3.93 times higher than expected), Finance & Insurance (1.52 times), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.52 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lewis and Clark County, MT, by median earnings, are Utilities ($84,500), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($67,813), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($58,438).

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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

92.6% of the population of Lewis and Clark County, MT has health coverage, with 51% on employee plans, 12.2% on Medicaid, 11% on Medicare, 15.8% on non-group plans, and 2.55% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Lewis and Clark County, MT see 1126 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.793% decrease from the previous year (1135 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1180 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 240 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

1,126 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Lewis and Clark County, MT see an average of 1,126 patients per year. This represents a 0.793% decrease from the previous year (1,135 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Lewis and Clark 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%).

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

7.4%

Uninsured

51%

Employer Coverage

12.2%

Medicaid

11%

Medicare

15.8%

Non-Group

2.55%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lewis and Clark County, MT declined by 16.6% from 8.87% to 7.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lewis and Clark 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

Lewis and Clark County, MT is home to a population of 66.3k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.33% of Lewis and Clark County, MT residents were born outside of the country (879 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Lewis and Clark County, MT is composed of 60.8k White Alone residents (91.7%), 2.04k Hispanic or Latino residents (3.08%), 1.54k Two or More Races residents (2.32%), 1.22k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.84%), 411 Asian Alone residents (0.62%), 207 Black or African American Alone residents (0.312%), 45 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0679%), and 15 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0226%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Lewis and Clark County, MT are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

50

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 11.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Lewis and Clark County, MT was 41.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 50. But people in Lewis and Clark County, MT are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Lewis and Clark County, MT residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.33%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

879 people

1.46%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

961 people

As of 2017, 1.33% of Lewis and Clark County, MT residents (879 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 Lewis and Clark County, MT was 1.46%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

99.5%

2017 Citizenship

99.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.5% of Lewis and Clark County, MT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Lewis and Clark County, MT was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    60.8k ± 3

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2.04k ± 280

  3. Two or More Races

    1.54k ± 288

In 2017, there were 29.8 times more White Alone residents (60.8k people) in Lewis and Clark County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.04k Hispanic or Latino and 1.54k 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 Lewis and Clark 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 Lewis and Clark 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 Lewis and Clark County, MT was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Lewis and Clark 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

    1,940 ± 227

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,552 ± 258

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    814 ± 188

Lewis and Clark County, MT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.25 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Lewis and Clark County, MT awarded 679 degrees. The student population of Lewis and Clark County, MT is skewed towards women, with 1,179 male students and 1,597 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lewis and Clark County, MT are White (559 and 82.6%), followed by Unknown (50 and 7.39%), Hispanic or Latino (29 and 4.28%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (15 and 2.22%).

The largest universities in Lewis and Clark County, MT by number of degrees awarded are Carroll College (409 and 60.2%) and Helena College University of Montana (270 and 39.8%).

The most popular majors in Lewis and Clark County, MT are Registered Nursing (64 and 9.43%), General Studies (48 and 7.07%), and General Biological Sciences (43 and 6.33%).

The median tuition costs in Lewis and Clark County, MT are $32,212 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. 43 degrees awarded

  2. 42 degrees awarded

  3. 38 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Lewis and Clark County, MT was General Biological Sciences with 43 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 409 degrees awarded

  2. 270 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$32,212

Median Private

In 2016, the Lewis and Clark County, MT institution with the largest number of graduating students was Carroll College with 409 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

294

Degrees Awarded to Men

385

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 294 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lewis and Clark County, MT, which is 0.764 times less than the 385 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

    559 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    50 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    29 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Lewis and Clark County, MT were to White students. These 559 degrees mean that there were 11.2 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 50 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lewis and Clark County, MT was $220,600 in 2017, which is 1.01 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $212,600 to $220,600, a 3.76% increase. The homeownership rate in Lewis and Clark County, MT is 68.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lewis and Clark County, MT have an average commute time of 15.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lewis and Clark 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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$60,789

Median Household Income

± $2,019

27.5k

Number of Households

± 1,014

In 2017, the median household income of the 27.5k households in Lewis and Clark County, MT grew to $60,789 from the previous year's value of $59,170.

The following chart displays the households in Lewis and Clark 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

$220,600

2017 Median

± $3,536

$212,600

2016 Median

± $3,679

In 2017, the median property value in Lewis and Clark County, MT grew to to $220,600 from the previous year's value of $212,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lewis and Clark 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 Lewis and Clark County, MT the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

68.7%

2017 Homeownership

69.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68.7% of the housing units in Lewis and Clark County, MT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 69.1%.

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

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Commute Time

15.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lewis and Clark County, MT have a shorter commute time (15.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.17% of the workforce in Lewis and Clark County, MT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.5%

  2. Carpooled

    9.75%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.89%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Lewis and Clark County, MT was Drove Alone (77.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.75%) and those who Worked At Home (5.89%).

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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