Meagher County, MT

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Population

2,000

2.04% growth

Median Age

43.9


Median Household Income

$41,343

5.92% growth

Poverty Rate

15.8%


Number of Employees

902

4.95% decline

Median Property Value

$136,300

11.5% growth

About

In 2017, Meagher County, MT had a population of 2k people with a median age of 43.9 and a median household income of $41,343. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Meagher County, MT grew from 1,960 to 2,000, a 2.04% increase and its median household income grew from $39,032 to $41,343, a 5.92% increase.

The population of Meagher County, MT is 93.5% White Alone, 4.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.25% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Meagher County, MT speak a non-English language, and 99.2% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Meagher County, MT is $136,300, and the homeownership rate is 70.4%. Most people in Meagher County, MT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 11.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Meagher County, MT is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Meagher County, MT employs 902 people. The largest industries in Meagher County, MT are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (238 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (112 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (98 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($47,614), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($31,250), and Finance & Insurance ($28,594).

Median household income in Meagher County, MT is $41,343. Males in Meagher 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 Meagher County, MT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.465, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$41,343

2017 value

± $4,810

5.92%

1 Year Growth

± 14.2%

Households in Meagher County, MT have a median annual income of $41,343, 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 $39,032 in 2016, which represents a 5.92% 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 Meagher County, MT is from Montana.

0.465

2017 Wage GINI

0.462

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Montana was 0.465 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.554% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Montana was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Montana in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 1

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Meagher County, MT was Census Tract 1 with a value of $41,343, 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 Meagher County, MT colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 75+

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Meagher County, MT (313 out of 1.98k 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 75+, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females < 5.

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

    313 ± 84

  2. Hispanic

    43 ± 57

  3. Black

    0 ± 51

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

902

2017 Value

± 128

-4.95%

1 Year decline

± 20.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Meagher County, MT declined at a rate of -4.95%, from 949 employees to 902 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Meagher County, MT, are Management Occupations (184 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (113 people), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (92 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Meagher County, MT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Meagher County, MT, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (184 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (113 people), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (92 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Meagher County, MT has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (15.1 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.3 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (2.04 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Meagher County, MT, by median earnings, are Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($51,071), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($42,500), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($34,688).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

902

2017 Value

± 128

-4.95%

1 Year decline

± 20.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Meagher County, MT declined at a rate of -4.95%, from 949 employees to 902 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Meagher County, MT, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (238 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (112 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (98 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Meagher County, MT, though some of these residents may live in Meagher 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 Meagher County, MT, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (238 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (112 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (98 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Meagher County, MT has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (22.3 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.17 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.43 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Meagher County, MT, by median earnings, are Wholesale Trade ($47,614), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($31,250), and Finance & Insurance ($28,594).

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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

87.6% of the population of Meagher County, MT has health coverage, with 22.7% on employee plans, 24.2% on Medicaid, 15.1% on Medicare, 21.8% on non-group plans, and 3.9% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Meagher County, MT see 915 patients per year on average, which represents a 50.6% decrease from the previous year (1853 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 0 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1827 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

915 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Meagher County, MT see an average of 915 patients per year. This represents a 50.6% decrease from the previous year (1,853 patients).

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

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

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

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

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,221

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,882

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,378

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,238

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Montana (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 2.84%, from $7,994 to $8,221.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

12.4%

Uninsured

22.7%

Employer Coverage

24.2%

Medicaid

15.1%

Medicare

21.8%

Non-Group

3.9%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Meagher County, MT declined by 27.3% from 17.1% to 12.4%.

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

Meagher County, MT is home to a population of 2k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.5% of Meagher County, MT residents were born outside of the country (30 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Meagher County, MT is composed of 1.87k White Alone residents (93.5%), 82 Hispanic or Latino residents (4.1%), 25 Two or More Races residents (1.25%), 24 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.2%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 Black or African American Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

44

Median Native-Born Age

± 4.7

26

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 13.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Meagher County, MT was 43.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 26. But people in Meagher County, MT are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Meagher County, MT residents was 49.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.5%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

30 people

1.07%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

21 people

As of 2017, 1.5% of Meagher County, MT residents (30 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 Meagher County, MT was 1.07%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Canada

    4,272 ± 1,601 people

  2. Mexico

    2,817 ± 1,301 people

  3. Philippines

    2,040 ± 1,108 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Montana was Canada, the natal country of 4,272 Montana residents, followed by Mexico with 2,817 and Philippines with 2,040.

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Citizenship

99.2%

2017 Citizenship

99.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.2% of Meagher County, MT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Meagher County, MT was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    1.87k ± 175

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    82 ± 69.1

  3. Two or More Races

    25 ± 26

In 2017, there were 22.8 times more White Alone residents (1.87k people) in Meagher County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 82 Hispanic or Latino and 25 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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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 Meagher 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 Meagher County, MT was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Meagher 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

    77 ± 31

  2. Korea

    27 ± 21

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    3 ± 15

Meagher County, MT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.85 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Meagher County, MT was $136,300 in 2017, which is 0.626 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $122,200 to $136,300, a 11.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Meagher County, MT is 70.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Meagher County, MT have an average commute time of 11.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Meagher 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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$41,343

Median Household Income

± $4,810

777

Number of Households

± 106

In 2017, the median household income of the 777 households in Meagher County, MT grew to $41,343 from the previous year's value of $39,032.

The following chart displays the households in Meagher 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

$136,300

2017 Median

± $22,373

$122,200

2016 Median

± $12,848

In 2017, the median property value in Meagher County, MT grew to to $136,300 from the previous year's value of $122,200.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

70.4%

2017 Homeownership

68.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70.4% of the housing units in Meagher County, MT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.2%.

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

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Commute Time

11.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Meagher County, MT have a shorter commute time (11.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.09% of the workforce in Meagher County, MT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    68.2%

  2. Worked At Home

    16%

  3. Walked

    9.36%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Meagher County, MT was Drove Alone (68.2%), followed by those who Worked At Home (16%) and those who Walked (9.36%).

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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