Park County, MT

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Population

16,001

0.997% growth

Median Age

46.4


Median Household Income

$44,920

3.54% growth

Poverty Rate

13.4%


Number of Employees

8,162

2.14% growth

Median Property Value

$235,600

5.89% growth

About

In 2017, Park County, MT had a population of 16k people with a median age of 46.4 and a median household income of $44,920. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Park County, MT grew from 15,843 to 16,001, a 0.997% increase and its median household income grew from $43,385 to $44,920, a 3.54% increase.

The population of Park County, MT is 93.9% White Alone, 2.72% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.31% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Park County, MT speak a non-English language, and 98.9% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Park County, MT is $235,600, and the homeownership rate is 70.9%. Most people in Park County, MT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Park County, MT is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Park County, MT employs 8.16k people. The largest industries in Park County, MT are Educational Services (871 people), Accommodation & Food Services (866 people), and Retail Trade (818 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($72,895), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($70,298), and Public Administration ($48,828).

Median household income in Park County, MT is $44,920. Males in Park 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 Park County, MT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.465, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$44,920

2017 value

± $2,700

3.54%

1 Year Growth

± 10%

Households in Park County, MT have a median annual income of $44,920, 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 $43,385 in 2016, which represents a 3.54% 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 Park 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 2

  2. Census Tract 5

  3. Census Tract 1

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Park County, MT was Census Tract 2 with a value of $57,558, followed by Census Tract 5 and Census Tract 1, with respective values of $55,250 and $54,792.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Park County, MT (2.14k out of 15.9k 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 Males 18 - 24, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

    1,976 ± 274

  2. Two Or More

    135 ± 105

  3. Hispanic

    114 ± 82

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Park 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

8.16k

2017 Value

± 568

2.14%

1 Year growth

± 9.96%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Park County, MT grew at a rate of 2.14%, from 7.99k employees to 8.16k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Park County, MT, are Management Occupations (982 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (854 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (744 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Park County, MT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Park County, MT, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (982 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (854 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (744 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Park County, MT has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.63 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.81 times), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.69 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Park County, MT, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($80,167), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($57,926), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($57,773).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

8.16k

2017 Value

± 568

2.14%

1 Year growth

± 9.96%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Park County, MT grew at a rate of 2.14%, from 7.99k employees to 8.16k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Park County, MT, are Educational Services (871 people), Accommodation & Food Services (866 people), and Retail Trade (818 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Park County, MT, though some of these residents may live in Park 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 Park County, MT, by number of employees, are Educational Services (871 people), Accommodation & Food Services (866 people), and Retail Trade (818 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Park County, MT has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (7.82 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (5.84 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.51 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Park County, MT, by median earnings, are Utilities ($72,895), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($70,298), and Public Administration ($48,828).

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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

87.8% of the population of Park County, MT has health coverage, with 38.8% on employee plans, 11.9% on Medicaid, 15.6% on Medicare, 20.3% on non-group plans, and 1.23% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Park County, MT see 841 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.65% decrease from the previous year (882 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1790 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 436 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

841 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Park County, MT see an average of 841 patients per year. This represents a 4.65% decrease from the previous year (882 patients).

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

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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

12.2%

Uninsured

38.8%

Employer Coverage

11.9%

Medicaid

15.6%

Medicare

20.3%

Non-Group

1.23%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Park County, MT declined by 10.5% from 13.6% to 12.2%.

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

Park County, MT is home to a population of 16k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.4% of Park County, MT residents were born outside of the country (384 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Park County, MT is composed of 15k White Alone residents (93.9%), 436 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.72%), 369 Two or More Races residents (2.31%), 93 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.581%), 46 Black or African American Alone residents (0.287%), 19 Asian Alone residents (0.119%), 12 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.075%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

46

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

57

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 7.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Park County, MT was 46.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 57. But people in Park County, MT are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Park County, MT residents was 46.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.4%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

384 people

2.16%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

343 people

As of 2017, 2.4% of Park County, MT residents (384 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 Park County, MT was 2.16%, 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

98.9%

2017 Citizenship

99.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.9% of Park County, MT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Park County, MT was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    15k ± 3

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    436 ± 81.4

  3. Two or More Races

    369 ± 68.1

In 2017, there were 34.5 times more White Alone residents (15k people) in Park County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 436 Hispanic or Latino and 369 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 Park 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 Park 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 Park County, MT was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Park 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

    605 ± 130

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    176 ± 81

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    161 ± 76

Park County, MT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.44 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Park County, MT was $235,600 in 2017, which is 1.08 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $222,500 to $235,600, a 5.89% increase. The homeownership rate in Park County, MT is 70.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Park County, MT have an average commute time of 23.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Park 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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$44,920

Median Household Income

± $2,700

7.55k

Number of Households

± 534

In 2017, the median household income of the 7.55k households in Park County, MT grew to $44,920 from the previous year's value of $43,385.

The following chart displays the households in Park 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

$235,600

2017 Median

± $10,484

$222,500

2016 Median

± $9,715

In 2017, the median property value in Park County, MT grew to to $235,600 from the previous year's value of $222,500.

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

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Rent vs Own

70.9%

2017 Homeownership

72.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70.9% of the housing units in Park County, MT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72.4%.

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

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Commute Time

23.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Park County, MT have a shorter commute time (23.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 7.29% of the workforce in Park County, MT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    66.8%

  2. Carpooled

    14.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    8.78%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Park County, MT was Drove Alone (66.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (14.3%) and those who Worked At Home (8.78%).

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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