Petroleum County, MT

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2020 Population
464
2.43% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Tester
Democratic Party
US Senator
Steve Daines
Republican Party
US Representative
Matt Rosendale
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
49.6
4.25% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
12.1%
29.7% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$40,000
22% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$155,700
14.1% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Petroleum County, MT had a population of 464 people with a median age of 49.6 and a median household income of $40,000. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Petroleum County, MT grew from 453 to 464, a 2.43% increase and its median household income declined from $51,250 to $40,000, a −22% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Petroleum County, MT are White (Non-Hispanic) (96.8%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.23%), White (Hispanic) (0%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0%), and Black or African American (Hispanic) (0%).

None of the households in Petroleum County, MT reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

100% of the residents in Petroleum County, MT are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Petroleum County, MT was $155,700, and the homeownership rate was 65.6%.

Most people in Petroleum County, MT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 13.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Petroleum County, MT was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Petroleum County, MT is home to a population of 464 people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2020, 2.37% of Petroleum County, MT residents were born outside of the country (11 people).

In 2020, there were 29.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (449 people) in Petroleum County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 15 Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 0 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

100%
2020 Citizenship
100%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 100% of Petroleum County, MT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Petroleum County, MT was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been maintaining.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Petroleum County, MT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    449 ± 98
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    15 ± 18
  3. White (Hispanic)
    0 ± 11
0%
Hispanic Population
0 people

In 2020, there were 29.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (449 people) in Petroleum County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 15 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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Foreign-Born Population

2.37%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
11 people
4.42%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
20 people

As of 2020, 2.37% of Petroleum County, MT residents (11 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Petroleum County, MT was 4.42%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (1990s)
    18 ± 18
  2. Korea
    3 ± 11
  3. Vietnam
    2 ± 16

Petroleum County, MT has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (1990s), 6 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Petroleum County, MT employs 249 people. The largest industries in Petroleum County, MT are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (140 people), Retail Trade (38 people), and Educational Services (21 people), and the highest paying industries are Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation, & Accommodations & Food Services ($51,250), Retail Trade ($50,682), and Total ($33,875).

Occupations

249
2020 Value
± 83
11.7%
1 Year growth
± 40.8%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Petroleum County, MT grew at a rate of 11.7%, from 223 employees to 249 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Petroleum County, MT, are Management Occupations (84 people), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (56 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (23 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Petroleum County, MT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

249
2020 Value
± 83
11.7%
1 Year growth
± 40.8%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Petroleum County, MT grew at a rate of 11.7%, from 223 employees to 249 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Petroleum County, MT, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (140 people), Retail Trade (38 people), and Educational Services (21 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$36,071
Median earning men ± $7,693
$30,781
Median earning women ± $13,188

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($32,500).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Retail Trade ($51,250), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($32,188), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($25,179).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Montana. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Montana.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 5
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  2. 4
    Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities
  3. 4
    Retail Trade

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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. $5.84B
  2. $5.26B
  3. $3.8B

In 2020, the top outbound Montana product (by dollars) was Crude petroleum with $5.84B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($5.26B) and Gasoline ($3.8B).

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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$45.7B
2020 Value in Montana
$81.1B
Projected 2050 Value in Montana
77.7% growth

In 2020, total outbound Montana trade was $45.7B. This is expected to increase 77.7% to $81.1B by 2050.

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. $2.74B
  2. $2.34B
  3. $2.32B

In 2020, the top outbound Montana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Idaho with $2.74B, followed by North Dakota with $2.34B and Washington and $2.32B.

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

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Petroleum County, MT went to Donald J. Trump with 85.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (11.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (3.16%).

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.

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).

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.334% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.262% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (243k), Some college (210k), and Bachelors Degree (169k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Petroleum County, MT was $155,700 in 2020, which is 0.678 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $181,300 to $155,700, a 14.1% decrease. The homeownership rate in Petroleum County, MT is 65.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Petroleum County, MT have an average commute time of 13.3 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.

Property

$155,700
Median Property Value 2020
±$56,346
$139
Median Property Taxes
±$42

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units 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

65.6%
Homeownership
2020
56%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 65.6% of the housing units in Petroleum County, MT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74.5%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 1
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$40,000
Median Household Income
± $16,091
212
Number of Households
± 48

In 2020, the median household income of the 212 households in Petroleum County, MT declined from $40,000 from the previous year's value of $51,250.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Petroleum County, MT is from Montana.
0.459
2020 Wage GINI in Montana
0.46
2019 Wage GINI in Montana

In 2020, the income inequality in Montana was 0.459 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.113% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (48%)
  2. Walked (25.2%)
  3. Worked At Home (24%)

In 2020, 48% of workers in Petroleum County, MT drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (25.2%) and those who worked at home (24%).

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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Commute Time

13.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Petroleum County, MT have a shorter commute time (13.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in Petroleum County, MT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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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.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Petroleum County, MT (55 out of 454 people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 65 - 74, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

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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94.4% of the population of Petroleum County, MT has health coverage, with 23.3% on employee plans, 14.4% on Medicaid, 16.4% on Medicare, 38.1% on non-group plans, and 2.16% 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).

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 52.1% were men and 47.9% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Montana, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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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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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.4% under 18 years, 17.2% between 18 and 34 years, 44.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 52.1% were men and 47.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.6%
Uninsured
23.3%
Employer Coverage
14.4%
Medicaid
16.4%
Medicare
38.1%
Non-Group
2.16%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Petroleum County, MT declined by 34.9% from 8.61% to 5.6%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 22.8% in Petroleum County, MT.

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