Petroleum County, MT

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Population
432
4.64% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jon Tester
Democratic Party
US Senator
Steve Daines
Republican Party
Median Age
52.1

Median Household Income
$44,688
3.75% 1-year decline
Median Property Value
$133,300
19% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
228
10.9% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Petroleum County, MT had a population of 432 people with a median age of 52.1 and a median household income of $44,688. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Petroleum County, MT declined from 453 to 432, a -4.64% decrease and its median household income declined from $46,429 to $44,688, a -3.75% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Petroleum County, MT are White (Non-Hispanic) (98.1%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.85%), White (Hispanic) (0%), Black or African American (Hispanic) (0%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0%). NaNN% of the people in Petroleum County, MT speak a non-English language, and 100% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Petroleum County, MT is $133,300, and the homeownership rate is 67.4%. Most people in Petroleum County, MT commute by Worked At Home, and the average commute time is 10.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Petroleum County, MT is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Montana across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Montana went to Donald J. Trump with 86.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (9.32%), followed by Other (4.35%). The most partisan county was Garfield County, MT with 90.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Jon Tester and Steve Daines are the senators currently representing the state of Montana. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Petroleum County, MT is currently represented by N/A N/A in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Montana
86.3% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Montana
  1. 90.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 86.3% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 86.3% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Montana was Garfield County, MT with 90.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Montana colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Montana

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Jon Tester
Senator from Montana1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
Steve Daines
Senator from Montana2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Jon Tester and Steve Daines are the senators currently representing Montana.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from N/A

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the N/A for Petroleum County, MT have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Petroleum County, MT is home to a population of 432 people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2018, 1.39% of Petroleum County, MT residents were born outside of the country (6 people).

In 2018, there were 53 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (424 people) in Petroleum County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8 Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 0 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Petroleum County, MT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    424 ± 55
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    8 ± 8
  3. White (Hispanic)
    0 ± 10
0%
Hispanic Population
0 people

In 2018, there were 53 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (424 people) in Petroleum County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8 Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 0 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0% of the people in Petroleum County, MT are hispanic (0 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Petroleum County, MT as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.39%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
6 people
1.55%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
7 people

As of 2018, 1.39% of Petroleum County, MT residents (6 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Petroleum County, MT was 1.55%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

N/A
Median Native-Born Age
± N/A
N/A
Median Foreign-Born Age
± N/A

In 2018, the median age of all people in Petroleum County, MT was 52.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of N/A, were generally N/A than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of N/A. But people in Petroleum County, MT are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Petroleum County, MT residents was 52.

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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%
2018 Citizenship
100%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 100% of Petroleum County, MT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Petroleum County, MT was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been maintaining.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (1990s)
    7 ± 6
  2. World War II
    6 ± 7
  3. Vietnam
    3 ± 14

Petroleum County, MT has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (1990s), 1.17 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Petroleum County, MT is $44,688. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Petroleum County, MT was Census Tract 1 with a value of $44,688, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

Males in Montana have an average income that is 1.42 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,968. The income inequality in Montana (measured using the Gini index) is 0.465, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Petroleum County, MT employs 228 people. The largest industries in Petroleum County, MT are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (136 people), Educational Services (28 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (12 people), and the highest paying industries are Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation, & Accommodations & Food Services ($39,167), Retail Trade ($38,750), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($38,750).

Wages

Median Household Income

$44,688
2018 value
± $17,143
-3.75%
1 Year Growth
± 48.3%

Households in Petroleum County, MT have a median annual income of $44,688, 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 $46,429 in 2017, which represents a -3.75% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$56,921
Average Male Salary in Montana
± $3,007
$39,968
Average Female Salary in Montana
± $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 in Montana
  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 in Montana.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Petroleum County, MT is from Montana.
0.465
2017 Wage GINI in Montana
0.462
2016 Wage GINI in Montana

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 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 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Petroleum County, MT was Census Tract 1 with a value of $44,688, 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 Petroleum 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

N/A% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Petroleum County, MT (N/A out of N/A people) live below the poverty line, a number that is approximately the same as the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 65 - 74 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

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Petroleum County, MT is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

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

228
2018 Value
± 67
-10.9%
1 Year decline
± 44.1%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Petroleum County, MT declined at a rate of -10.9%, from 256 employees to 228 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Petroleum County, MT, are Management Occupations (94 people), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (39 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (21 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Petroleum County, MT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Petroleum County, MT, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (94 people), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (39 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (21 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Petroleum County, MT has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (25.4 times higher than expected), Management Occupations (4.14 times), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (1.53 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Petroleum County, MT, by median earnings, are Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($61,875), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($50,833), and Natural Resources, Construction, & Maintenance Occupations ($46,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

228
2018 Value
± 67
-10.9%
1 Year decline
± 44.1%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Petroleum County, MT declined at a rate of -10.9%, from 256 employees to 228 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Petroleum County, MT, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (136 people), Educational Services (28 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (12 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Petroleum County, MT, though some of these residents may live in Petroleum 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 Petroleum County, MT, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (136 people), Educational Services (28 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (12 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Petroleum County, MT has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (49.5 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.68 times), and Educational Services (1.33 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Petroleum County, MT, by median earnings, are Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation, & Accommodations & Food Services ($39,167), Retail Trade ($38,750), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($38,750).

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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 in Montana
$53.9B
Projected 2045 Value in Montana
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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Petroleum County, MT was $133,300 in 2018, which is 0.58 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $112,000 to $133,300, a 19% increase. The homeownership rate in Petroleum County, MT is 67.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Petroleum County, MT have an average commute time of 10.6 minutes, and they commute by Worked At Home. Car ownership in Petroleum County, MT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$133,300
2018 Median
± $62,655
$112,000
2017 Median
± $14,507

In 2018, the median property value in Petroleum County, MT grew to to $133,300 from the previous year's value of $112,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Petroleum 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 Petroleum County, MT the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

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$44,688
Median Household Income
± $17,143
187
Number of Households
± 35

In 2018, the median household income of the 187 households in Petroleum County, MT declined from $44,688 from the previous year's value of $46,429.

The following chart displays the households in Petroleum 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 $30k - $35k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

67.4%
2018 Homeownership
65%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 67.4% of the housing units in Petroleum County, MT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65%.

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

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Commute Time

10.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Petroleum County, MT have a shorter commute time (10.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in Petroleum County, MT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Worked At Home
    36.2%
  2. Drove Alone
    35.3%
  3. Walked
    21%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Petroleum County, MT was Worked At Home (36.2%), followed by those who Drove Alone (35.3%) and those who Walked (21%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Petroleum County, MT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Petroleum County, MT have 2 cars, followed by 5 cars.

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Health

88.2% of the population of Petroleum County, MT has health coverage, with 22.2% on employee plans, 12.5% on Medicaid, 13.7% on Medicare, 36.8% on non-group plans, and 3.01% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Petroleum County, MT see 0 patients per year on average, which represents a NaNN% change from the previous year (0 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 0 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 0 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

0 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Petroleum County, MT

Primary care physicians in Petroleum County, MT see an average of 0 patients per year. This represents a NaNN% change from the previous year (0 patients).

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

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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

Data only available at state level.
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 in Montana
$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

11.8%
Uninsured
22.2%
Employer Coverage
12.5%
Medicaid
13.7%
Medicare
36.8%
Non-Group
3.01%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Petroleum County, MT declined by 40.6% from 19.9% to 11.8%.

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