Petroleum County, MT

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Population

453

1.8% growth

Median Age

51.7


Median Household Income

$46,429

21.4% growth

Poverty Rate

10.1%


Number of Employees

256

2.81% growth

Median Property Value

$112,000

34.9% growth

About

In 2017, Petroleum County, MT had a population of 453 people with a median age of 51.7 and a median household income of $46,429. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Petroleum County, MT grew from 445 to 453, a 1.8% increase and its median household income grew from $38,250 to $46,429, a 21.4% increase.

The population of Petroleum County, MT is 98.5% White Alone, 1.55% Asian Alone, and 0% Two or More Races. 0.475% 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 $112,000, and the homeownership rate is 65%. Most people in Petroleum County, MT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 10.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Petroleum County, MT is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Petroleum County, MT employs 256 people. The largest industries in Petroleum County, MT are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (131 people), Educational Services (32 people), and Retail Trade (18 people), and the highest paying industries are Accommodation & Food Services ($38,333), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation, & Accommodations & Food Services ($37,708), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($33,523).

Median household income in Petroleum County, MT is $46,429. Males in Petroleum 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 Petroleum County, MT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.465, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$46,429

2017 value

± $12,226

21.4%

1 Year Growth

± 28%

Households in Petroleum County, MT have a median annual income of $46,429, 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 $38,250 in 2016, which represents a 21.4% 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 Petroleum County, MT 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 Petroleum County, MT 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 Petroleum 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 1

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Petroleum County, MT was Census Tract 1 with a value of $43,750, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Petroleum County, MT (45 out of 445 people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males < 5 and then Males 65 - 74.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    45 ± 42

  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

256

2017 Value

± 60

2.81%

1 Year growth

± 33%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Petroleum County, MT grew at a rate of 2.81%, from 249 employees to 256 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Petroleum County, MT, are Management Occupations (93 people), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (37 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (29 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 (93 people), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (37 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (29 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 (21.4 times higher than expected), Management Occupations (3.57 times), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.32 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 ($59,375), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations ($52,917), and Service Occupations ($39,375).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

256

2017 Value

± 60

2.81%

1 Year growth

± 33%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Petroleum County, MT grew at a rate of 2.81%, from 249 employees to 256 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Petroleum County, MT, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (131 people), Educational Services (32 people), and Retail Trade (18 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), Educational Services (32 people), and Retail Trade (18 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Petroleum County, MT has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (43.3 times higher than expected), Educational Services (1.35 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.24 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Petroleum County, MT, by median earnings, are Accommodation & Food Services ($38,333), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation, & Accommodations & Food Services ($37,708), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($33,523).

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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. with $6.17B and Fuel oils and $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.

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Health

80.1% of the population of Petroleum County, MT has health coverage, with 20.5% on employee plans, 7.06% on Medicaid, 17.2% on Medicare, 30.2% on non-group plans, and 5.08% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Petroleum County, MT 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 0% 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

Primary Care Physicians

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

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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.

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Health Care Coverage

19.9%

Uninsured

20.5%

Employer Coverage

7.06%

Medicaid

17.2%

Medicare

30.2%

Non-Group

5.08%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Petroleum County, MT declined by 13.3% from 22.9% to 19.9%.

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%.

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Diversity

Petroleum County, MT is home to a population of 453 people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.55% of Petroleum County, MT residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Petroleum County, MT is composed of 446 White Alone residents (98.5%), 7 Asian Alone residents (1.55%), 0 Two or More Races residents (0%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), 0 Black or African American Alone residents (0%), 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%), and 0 Hispanic or Latino residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Petroleum County, MT are German (1 speakers), Spanish or Spanish Creole (1 speakers), and French Creole (0 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

N/A

Median Native-Born Age

± N/A

N/A

Median Foreign-Born Age

± N/A

In 2017, the median age of all people in Petroleum County, MT was 51.7. 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 2016, the average age of all Petroleum County, MT residents was 50.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.55%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

0.674%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 1.55% of Petroleum County, MT residents 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 Petroleum County, MT was 0.674%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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 Petroleum County, MT was Canada, the natal country of 4,272 Petroleum County, MT residents, followed by Mexico with 2,817 and Philippines with 2,040.

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Citizenship

100%

2017 Citizenship

100%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 100% of Petroleum County, MT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, 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

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    446 ± 53

  2. Asian Alone

    7 ± 13

  3. Two or More Races

    0 ± 14.1

In 2017, there were 63.7 times more White Alone residents (446 people) in Petroleum County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7 Asian Alone and 0 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. German

    1 speakers (0.238%)

  2. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    1 speakers (0.238%)

  3. French Creole

    0 speakers (0%)

0.475% of Petroleum County, MT citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Petroleum County, MT was German. 0.238% of the overall population of Petroleum County, MT are native German speakers. 0.238% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole and 0% speak German, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (1990s)

    14 ± 11

  2. World War II

    6 ± 6

  3. Vietnam

    2 ± 15

Petroleum County, MT has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (1990s), 2.33 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Petroleum County, MT was $112,000 in 2017, which is 0.515 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $83,000 to $112,000, a 34.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Petroleum County, MT is 65%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Petroleum County, MT have an average commute time of 10.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Petroleum 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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$46,429

Median Household Income

± $12,226

206

Number of Households

± 41

In 2017, the median household income of the 206 households in Petroleum County, MT grew to $46,429 from the previous year's value of $38,250.

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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Housing

Property Value

$112,000

2017 Median

± $14,507

$83,000

2016 Median

± $44,985

In 2017, the median property value in Petroleum County, MT grew to to $112,000 from the previous year's value of $83,000.

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 $100k - $125k 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

65%

2017 Homeownership

60.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 65% of the housing units in Petroleum County, MT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 60.8%.

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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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 4 cars.

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Commute Time

10.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Petroleum County, MT have a shorter commute time (10.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.15% 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. Drove Alone

    39.7%

  2. Worked At Home

    26.2%

  3. Walked

    22.2%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Petroleum County, MT was Drove Alone, followed by those who Worked At Home and those who Walked.

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