Petroleum County, MT

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2019 Population
453
4.86% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Tester
Democratic Party
US Senator
Steve Daines
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
51.8
0.576% 1-year decrease
2019 Poverty Rate
9.34%
11.8% 1-year increase
2019 Median Household Income
$51,250
14.7% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$181,300
36% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
223
2.19% 1-year decline

About

In 2019, Petroleum County, MT had a population of 453 people with a median age of 51.8 and a median household income of $51,250. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Petroleum County, MT grew from 432 to 453, a 4.86% increase and its median household income grew from $44,688 to $51,250, a 14.7% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Petroleum County, MT are White (Non-Hispanic) (94.5%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.52%), White (Hispanic) (0%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0%), and Black or African American (Hispanic) (0%). 0% of the households in Petroleum County, MT speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 100% of the residents in Petroleum County, MT are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Petroleum County, MT was $181,300, and the homeownership rate was 74.5%. Most people in Petroleum County, MT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 8.03 minutes. The average car ownership in Petroleum County, MT was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industry Sector

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−5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Montana. This represents a −5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

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Community Mobility

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Diversity

Petroleum County, MT is home to a population of 453 people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2019, 4.42% of Petroleum County, MT residents were born outside of the country (20 people).

In 2019, there were 17.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (428 people) in Petroleum County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 25 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)
    428 ± 69
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    25 ± 28
  3. White (Hispanic)
    0 ± 10
0%
Hispanic Population
0 people

In 2019, there were 17.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (428 people) in Petroleum County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 25 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).

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.42%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
20 people
1.39%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
6 people

As of 2019, 4.42% of Petroleum County, MT residents (20 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Petroleum County, MT was 1.39%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

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

In 2019, the median age of all people in Petroleum County, MT was 51.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of N/A, were generally N/A foreign-born citizens, with a median age of N/A. But people in Petroleum County, MT are getting getting younger. In 2018, 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
    4,205 ± 1,589 people
  2. Mexico
    2,625 ± 1,256 people
  3. Philippines
    2,065 ± 1,115 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Montana was Canada, the natal country of 4,205 Montana residents, followed by Mexico with 2,625 and Philippines with 2,065.

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Citizenship

100%
2019 Citizenship
100%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 100% of Petroleum County, MT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, 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. World War II
    6 ± 7
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    5 ± 6
  3. Korea
    3 ± 10

Petroleum County, MT has a large population of military personnel who served in World War II, 1.2 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Petroleum County, MT is $51,250. In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Petroleum County, MT was Census Tract 1 with a value of $51,250, 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 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,840. The income inequality in Montana (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Petroleum County, MT employs 223 people. The largest industries in Petroleum County, MT are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (131 people), Retail Trade (24 people), and Educational Services (22 people), and the highest paying industries are Retail Trade ($46,250), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation, & Accommodations & Food Services ($45,000), and Total ($37,847).

Wages

Median Household Income

$51,250
2019 value
± $25,123
14.7%
1 Year Growth
± 54.3%

Households in Petroleum County, MT have a median annual income of $51,250, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $44,688 in 2018, which represents a 14.7% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,856
Average Male Salary in Montana
± $3,151
$42,840
Average Female Salary in Montana
± $2,321

In 2019, full-time male employees in Montana made 1.4 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 in Montana
  1. White
    $45,469 ± $1,886
  2. Other
    $43,406 ± $25,882
  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races
    $41,038 ± $47,698

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Montana workers was White. These workers were paid 1.05 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.
0.46
2019 Wage GINI in Montana
0.462
2018 Wage GINI in Montana

In 2019, the income inequality in Montana was 0.46 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.39% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Montana was lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1
  2. N/A
  3. N/A

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Petroleum County, MT was Census Tract 1 with a value of $51,250, 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

9.34% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Petroleum County, MT (41 out of 439 people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 65 - 74 and then Males 25 - 34.

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
    41 ± 45
  2. Black
    0 ± 51
  3. Native American
    0 ± 51

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Petroleum County, MT is White, followed by Black and Native American.

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

223
2019 Value
± 69
−2.19%
1 Year decline
± 43.7%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Petroleum County, MT declined at a rate of −2.19%, from 228 employees to 223 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 Office & Administrative Support 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 Office & Administrative Support 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 (26.9 times higher than expected), Management Occupations (4.15 times), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.86 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 ($62,083), Construction & Extraction Occupations ($53,750), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($50,625).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

223
2019 Value
± 69
−2.19%
1 Year decline
± 43.7%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Petroleum County, MT declined at a rate of −2.19%, from 228 employees to 223 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Petroleum County, MT, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (131 people), Retail Trade (24 people), and Educational Services (22 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 (131 people), Retail Trade (24 people), and Educational Services (22 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Petroleum County, MT has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (49.8 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.82 times), and Public Administration (1.36 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Petroleum County, MT, by median earnings, are Retail Trade ($46,250), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation, & Accommodations & Food Services ($45,000), and Total ($37,847).

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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. $12.5B
  2. $6.36B
  3. $6.21B

In 2018, the top outbound Montana product (by dollars) was Crude petroleum with $12.5B, followed by Gasoline ($6.36B) and Fuel oils ($6.21B).

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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$58.6B
2018 Value in Montana
$93.8B
Projected 2045 Value in Montana
59.9% growth

In 2018, total outbound Montana trade was $58.6B. This is expected to increase 59.9% to $93.8B 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. $4.03B
  2. $3.67B
  3. $3.48B

In 2018, the top outbound Montana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Colorado with $4.03B, followed by Wyoming with $3.67B and Idaho and $3.48B.

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

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Petroleum County, MT 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 Matt Rosendale 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 Petroleum County, MT
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 Petroleum County, MT

Matt Rosendale
Montana at-large Representative
Republican Party

Petroleum County, MT is currently represented by Matt Rosendale (Republican Party).

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

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Petroleum County, MT was $181,300 in 2019, which is 0.754 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $133,300 to $181,300, a 36% increase. The homeownership rate in Petroleum County, MT is 74.5%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Petroleum County, MT have an average commute time of 8.03 minutes, and they drove alone to work. 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

$181,300
2019 Median
± $103,789
$133,300
2018 Median
± $62,655

In 2019, the median property value in Petroleum County, MT grew to to $181,300 from the previous year's value of $133,300.

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 $250k - $300k range.

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Household Income

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$51,250
Median Household Income
± $25,123
204
Number of Households
± 45

In 2019, the median household income of the 204 households in Petroleum County, MT grew to $51,250 from the previous year's value of $44,688.

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 $75k - $100k 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

74.5%
2019 Homeownership
67.4%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 74.5% of the housing units in Petroleum County, MT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Petroleum County, MT compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

8.03 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Petroleum County, MT have a shorter commute time (8.03 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 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 Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (42.7%)
  2. Worked At Home (32.1%)
  3. Walked (19.7%)

In 2019, 42.7% of workers in Petroleum County, MT drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (32.1%) and those who walked to work (19.7%).

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 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

91.4% of the population of Petroleum County, MT has health coverage, with 21.2% on employee plans, 13.9% on Medicaid, 17.2% on Medicare, 37.1% on non-group plans, and 1.99% 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).

Comparing across all counties in the state, Roosevelt County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18.9%). Additionally, Hill County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.3%)

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

8.61%
Uninsured
21.2%
Employer Coverage
13.9%
Medicaid
17.2%
Medicare
37.1%
Non-Group
1.99%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Petroleum County, MT declined by 27.1% from 11.8% to 8.61%.

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. 18.9% prevalence
  2. 17.3% prevalence
  3. 15.8% prevalence

Roosevelt County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Montana, at 18.9%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Montana by county over multiple years.

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