Mineral County, MT

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Population

4,194

0.687% decline

Median Age

52.1


Median Household Income

$40,117

8.01% growth

Poverty Rate

20.1%


Number of Employees

1,583

1.28% growth

Median Property Value

$159,800

4.2% decline

About

In 2017, Mineral County, MT had a population of 4.19k people with a median age of 52.1 and a median household income of $40,117. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Mineral County, MT declined from 4,223 to 4,194, a -0.687% decrease and its median household income grew from $37,143 to $40,117, a 8.01% increase.

The population of Mineral County, MT is 96.5% White Alone, 1.26% Hispanic or Latino, and 0.811% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Mineral County, MT speak a non-English language, and 100% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Mineral County, MT is $159,800, and the homeownership rate is 70.7%. Most people in Mineral County, MT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Mineral County, MT is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Mineral County, MT employs 1.58k people. The largest industries in Mineral County, MT are Retail Trade (345 people), Manufacturing (168 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (145 people), and the highest paying industries are Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($87,661), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($83,750), and Information ($51,029).

Median household income in Mineral County, MT is $40,117. Males in Mineral 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 Mineral County, MT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.465, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$40,117

2017 value

± $4,458

8.01%

1 Year Growth

± 17.2%

Households in Mineral County, MT have a median annual income of $40,117, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $37,143 in 2016, which represents a 8.01% 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 Mineral 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 9645

  2. Census Tract 9646

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Mineral County, MT was Census Tract 9645 with a value of $40,513, followed by Census Tract 9646 and N/A, with respective values of $34,609 and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

20.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Mineral County, MT (834 out of 4.14k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 55 - 64.

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

    807 ± 139

  2. Asian

    20 ± 54

  3. Hispanic

    14 ± 53

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

1.58k

2017 Value

± 194

1.28%

1 Year growth

± 17.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Mineral County, MT grew at a rate of 1.28%, from 1.56k employees to 1.58k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Mineral County, MT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (288 people), Sales & Related Occupations (272 people), and Management Occupations (183 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Mineral County, MT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Mineral County, MT, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (288 people), Sales & Related Occupations (272 people), and Management Occupations (183 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Mineral County, MT has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.55 times higher than expected), Sales & Related Occupations (1.62 times), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1.4 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Mineral County, MT, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($53,333), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($48,750), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($43,500).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.58k

2017 Value

± 194

1.28%

1 Year growth

± 17.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Mineral County, MT grew at a rate of 1.28%, from 1.56k employees to 1.58k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Mineral County, MT, are Retail Trade (345 people), Manufacturing (168 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (145 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Mineral County, MT, though some of these residents may live in Mineral 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 Mineral County, MT, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (345 people), Manufacturing (168 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (145 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Mineral County, MT has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (5.77 times higher than expected), Retail Trade (1.91 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.67 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Mineral County, MT, by median earnings, are Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($87,661), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($83,750), and Information ($51,029).

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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. $7.36B

  2. $6.5B

  3. $6.26B

In 2015, the top outbound Montana product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $7.36B, followed by Gasoline ($6.5B) and Fuel oils ($6.26B).

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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$47.3B

2020 Value

$53.9B

Projected 2045 Value

13.9% growth

In 2020, total outbound Montana trade was $47.3B. This is expected to increase 13.9% 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. $5.46B

  2. $3.06B

  3. $3.03B

In 2015, the top outbound Montana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was North Dakota with $5.46B, followed by Wyoming with $3.06B and Idaho and $3.03B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Montana shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

88.1% of the population of Mineral County, MT has health coverage, with 25.7% on employee plans, 22.6% on Medicaid, 23% on Medicare, 13.7% on non-group plans, and 3.16% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Mineral County, MT see 1417 patients per year on average, which represents a 66.7% decrease from the previous year (4257 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 0 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 598 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

1,417 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Mineral County, MT see an average of 1,417 patients per year. This represents a 66.7% decrease from the previous year (4,257 patients).

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

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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

11.9%

Uninsured

25.7%

Employer Coverage

22.6%

Medicaid

23%

Medicare

13.7%

Non-Group

3.16%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Mineral County, MT declined by 15.2% from 14% to 11.9%.

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

Mineral County, MT is home to a population of 4.19k people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.05% of Mineral County, MT residents were born outside of the country (86 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Mineral County, MT is composed of 4.05k White Alone residents (96.5%), 53 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.26%), 34 Two or More Races residents (0.811%), 30 Asian Alone residents (0.715%), 14 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.334%), 7 Black or African American Alone residents (0.167%), 7 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.167%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

51

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.9

67

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Mineral County, MT was 52.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 51, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 67. But people in Mineral County, MT are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Mineral County, MT residents was 52.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.05%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

86 people

1.89%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

80 people

As of 2017, 2.05% of Mineral County, MT residents (86 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 Mineral County, MT was 1.89%, 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

100%

2017 Citizenship

99.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 100% of Mineral County, MT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Mineral County, MT was 99.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    4.05k ± 57

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    53 ± 41

  3. Two or More Races

    34 ± 31.6

In 2017, there were 76.4 times more White Alone residents (4.05k people) in Mineral County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 53 Hispanic or Latino and 34 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    252 ± 61

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    80 ± 41

  3. Korea

    40 ± 27

Mineral County, MT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.15 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Mineral County, MT was $159,800 in 2017, which is 0.696 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $166,800 to $159,800, a 4.2% decrease. The homeownership rate in Mineral County, MT is 70.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Mineral County, MT have an average commute time of 20.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Mineral County, MT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$159,800

2017 Median

± $12,282

$166,800

2016 Median

± $15,117

In 2017, the median property value in Mineral County, MT declined from to $159,800 from the previous year's value of $166,800.

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

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Household Income

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$40,117

Median Household Income

± $4,458

1.69k

Number of Households

± 184

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.69k households in Mineral County, MT grew to $40,117 from the previous year's value of $37,143.

The following chart displays the households in Mineral 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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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

70.7%

2017 Homeownership

70.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70.7% of the housing units in Mineral County, MT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.4%.

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

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Commute Time

20.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Mineral County, MT have a shorter commute time (20.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.33% of the workforce in Mineral County, MT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    74.2%

  2. Carpooled

    13.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.17%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Mineral County, MT was Drove Alone (74.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (13.3%) and those who Worked At Home (6.17%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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