Lincoln County, MT

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Population

19,249

0.0986% decline

Median Age

52.1


Median Household Income

$36,934

4.15% growth

Poverty Rate

16.4%


Number of Employees

6,529

3.69% decline

Median Property Value

$175,500

0.92% growth

About

In 2017, Lincoln County, MT had a population of 19.2k people with a median age of 52.1 and a median household income of $36,934. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lincoln County, MT declined from 19,268 to 19,249, a -0.0986% decrease and its median household income grew from $35,461 to $36,934, a 4.15% increase.

The population of Lincoln County, MT is 93.2% White Alone, 2.73% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.58% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Lincoln County, MT speak a non-English language, and 99% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Lincoln County, MT is $175,500, and the homeownership rate is 79.5%. Most people in Lincoln County, MT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Lincoln County, MT is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Lincoln County, MT employs 6.53k people. The largest industries in Lincoln County, MT are Health Care & Social Assistance (999 people), Retail Trade (810 people), and Construction (707 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($60,313), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($57,083), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($54,875).

Median household income in Lincoln County, MT is $36,934. Males in Lincoln 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 Lincoln County, MT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.465, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$36,934

2017 value

± $2,050

4.15%

1 Year Growth

± 8.58%

Households in Lincoln County, MT have a median annual income of $36,934, 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 $35,461 in 2016, which represents a 4.15% 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.

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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 Lincoln 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 3

  2. Census Tract 1

  3. Census Tract 5

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lincoln County, MT was Census Tract 3 with a value of $49,634, followed by Census Tract 1 and Census Tract 5, with respective values of $37,775 and $36,536.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lincoln County, MT (3.12k out of 19.1k 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 55 - 64, followed by Males 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

    2,961 ± 339

  2. Two Or More

    84 ± 85

  3. Hispanic

    79 ± 100

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lincoln County, MT is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

6.53k

2017 Value

± 521

-3.69%

1 Year decline

± 11.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lincoln County, MT declined at a rate of -3.69%, from 6.78k employees to 6.53k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lincoln County, MT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (780 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (644 people), and Management Occupations (613 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lincoln County, MT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lincoln County, MT, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (780 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (644 people), and Management Occupations (613 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lincoln County, MT has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.42 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.01 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.98 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lincoln County, MT, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($69,130), Protective Service Occupations ($62,593), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($58,214).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

6.53k

2017 Value

± 521

-3.69%

1 Year decline

± 11.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lincoln County, MT declined at a rate of -3.69%, from 6.78k employees to 6.53k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lincoln County, MT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (999 people), Retail Trade (810 people), and Construction (707 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lincoln County, MT, though some of these residents may live in Lincoln 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 Lincoln County, MT, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (999 people), Retail Trade (810 people), and Construction (707 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lincoln County, MT has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (7.73 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (7.54 times), and Construction (1.73 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lincoln County, MT, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($60,313), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($57,083), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($54,875).

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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

85.7% of the population of Lincoln County, MT has health coverage, with 28.2% on employee plans, 17% on Medicaid, 23.7% on Medicare, 14.1% on non-group plans, and 2.63% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Lincoln County, MT see 1270 patients per year on average, which represents a 6.28% increase from the previous year (1195 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1751 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 535 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

1,270 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Lincoln County, MT see an average of 1,270 patients per year. This represents a 6.28% increase from the previous year (1,195 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

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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

14.3%

Uninsured

28.2%

Employer Coverage

17%

Medicaid

23.7%

Medicare

14.1%

Non-Group

2.63%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lincoln County, MT declined by 12.1% from 16.3% to 14.3%.

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

Lincoln County, MT is home to a population of 19.2k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.22% of Lincoln County, MT residents were born outside of the country (427 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Lincoln County, MT is composed of 17.9k White Alone residents (93.2%), 525 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.73%), 496 Two or More Races residents (2.58%), 194 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.01%), 69 Asian Alone residents (0.358%), 15 Black or African American Alone residents (0.0779%), 4 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0208%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

52

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

52

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 12.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Lincoln County, MT was 52.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 52, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 52. But people in Lincoln County, MT are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Lincoln County, MT residents was 51.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.22%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

427 people

2.35%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

452 people

As of 2017, 2.22% of Lincoln County, MT residents (427 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 Lincoln County, MT was 2.35%, 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%

2017 Citizenship

99.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99% of Lincoln County, MT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Lincoln County, MT was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    17.9k ± 20

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    525 ± 105

  3. Two or More Races

    496 ± 82.5

In 2017, there were 34.2 times more White Alone residents (17.9k people) in Lincoln County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 525 Hispanic or Latino and 496 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 Lincoln 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 Lincoln 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 Lincoln County, MT was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Lincoln 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

    1,057 ± 172

  2. Korea

    239 ± 93

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    211 ± 106

Lincoln County, MT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.42 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lincoln County, MT was $175,500 in 2017, which is 0.807 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $173,900 to $175,500, a 0.92% increase. The homeownership rate in Lincoln County, MT is 79.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lincoln County, MT have an average commute time of 16.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lincoln 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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$36,934

Median Household Income

± $2,050

8.24k

Number of Households

± 565

In 2017, the median household income of the 8.24k households in Lincoln County, MT grew to $36,934 from the previous year's value of $35,461.

The following chart displays the households in Lincoln 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$175,500

2017 Median

± $16,737

$173,900

2016 Median

± $16,504

In 2017, the median property value in Lincoln County, MT grew to to $175,500 from the previous year's value of $173,900.

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

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

79.5%

2017 Homeownership

79.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 79.5% of the housing units in Lincoln County, MT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 79.2%.

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

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Commute Time

16.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lincoln County, MT have a shorter commute time (16.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.05% of the workforce in Lincoln County, MT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.5%

  2. Carpooled

    9.04%

  3. Walked

    5.05%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Lincoln County, MT was Drove Alone (79.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.04%) and those who Walked (5.05%).

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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