Phillips County, MT

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Population

4,139

0.265% decline

Median Age

46.4


Median Household Income

$42,101

8.81% growth

Poverty Rate

18%


Number of Employees

1,716

0.981% decline

Median Property Value

$117,800

0.591% decline

About

In 2017, Phillips County, MT had a population of 4.14k people with a median age of 46.4 and a median household income of $42,101. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Phillips County, MT declined from 4,150 to 4,139, a -0.265% decrease and its median household income grew from $38,692 to $42,101, a 8.81% increase.

The population of Phillips County, MT is 84.8% White Alone, 11% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone, and 2.34% Hispanic or Latino. 1.89% of the people in Phillips County, MT speak a non-English language, and 100% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Phillips County, MT is $117,800, and the homeownership rate is 71.2%. Most people in Phillips County, MT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Phillips County, MT is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Phillips County, MT employs 1.72k people. The largest industries in Phillips County, MT are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (395 people), Retail Trade (194 people), and Educational Services (184 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($53,542), Public Administration ($52,019), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($49,265).

Median household income in Phillips County, MT is $42,101. Males in Phillips 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 Phillips County, MT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.465, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$42,101

2017 value

± $6,369

8.81%

1 Year Growth

± 21.3%

Households in Phillips County, MT have a median annual income of $42,101, 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 $38,692 in 2016, which represents a 8.81% 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 Phillips County, MT made 1.42 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Phillips County, MT 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

  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 Phillips 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.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Phillips County, MT by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Phillips 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 602

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Phillips County, MT was Census Tract 602 with a value of $36,071, 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 Phillips 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

18% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Phillips County, MT (732 out of 4.07k 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 Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 55 - 64.

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

    566 ± 120

  2. Native American

    153 ± 58

  3. Two Or More

    9 ± 49

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

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

1.72k

2017 Value

± 182

-0.981%

1 Year decline

± 15.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Phillips County, MT declined at a rate of -0.981%, from 1.73k employees to 1.72k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Phillips County, MT, are Management Occupations (285 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (253 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (144 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Phillips County, MT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Phillips County, MT, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (285 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (253 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (144 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Phillips County, MT has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (10.7 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.67 times), and Management Occupations (1.63 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Phillips County, MT, by median earnings, are Protective Service Occupations ($77,946), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($52,303), and Material Moving Occupations ($46,389).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.72k

2017 Value

± 182

-0.981%

1 Year decline

± 15.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Phillips County, MT declined at a rate of -0.981%, from 1.73k employees to 1.72k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Phillips County, MT, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (395 people), Retail Trade (194 people), and Educational Services (184 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Phillips County, MT, though some of these residents may live in Phillips 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 Phillips County, MT, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (395 people), Retail Trade (194 people), and Educational Services (184 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Phillips County, MT has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (19.5 times higher than expected), Utilities (4.29 times), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.91 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Phillips County, MT, by median earnings, are Utilities ($53,542), Public Administration ($52,019), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($49,265).

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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.

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

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Health

82.7% of the population of Phillips County, MT has health coverage, with 33.6% on employee plans, 11.1% on Medicaid, 14.2% on Medicare, 21.5% on non-group plans, and 2.27% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Phillips County, MT see 4169 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.549% decrease from the previous year (4192 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4133 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1033 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

4,169 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Phillips County, MT see an average of 4,169 patients per year. This represents a 0.549% decrease from the previous year (4,192 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.

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

17.3%

Uninsured

33.6%

Employer Coverage

11.1%

Medicaid

14.2%

Medicare

21.5%

Non-Group

2.27%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Phillips County, MT declined by 17.9% from 21.1% to 17.3%.

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

Phillips County, MT is home to a population of 4.14k people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.21% of Phillips County, MT residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Phillips County, MT is composed of 3.51k White Alone residents (84.8%), 457 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (11%), 97 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.34%), 61 Two or More Races residents (1.47%), 15 Asian Alone residents (0.362%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 Black or African American Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Phillips County, MT are Spanish or Spanish Creole (44 speakers), German (15 speakers), and Other Native North American Languages (6 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

46

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.5

60

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Phillips 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 60. But people in Phillips County, MT are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Phillips County, MT residents was 47.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.21%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

0.867%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 1.21% of Phillips 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 Phillips County, MT was 0.867%, 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 Phillips County, MT was Canada, the natal country of 4,272 Phillips County, MT residents, followed by Mexico with 2,817 and Philippines with 2,040.

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Citizenship

100%

2017 Citizenship

99.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 100% of Phillips County, MT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Phillips County, MT was 99.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    3.51k ± 10

  2. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    457 ± 46

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    97 ± 58.8

In 2017, there were 7.68 times more White Alone residents (3.51k people) in Phillips County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 457 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone and 97 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    44 speakers (1.12%)

  2. German

    15 speakers (0.382%)

  3. Other Native North American Languages

    6 speakers (0.153%)

1.89% of Phillips 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 Phillips County, MT was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.12% of the overall population of Phillips County, MT are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.382% speak German and 0.153% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    102 ± 42

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    82 ± 52

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    55 ± 41

Phillips County, MT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.24 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Phillips County, MT was $117,800 in 2017, which is 0.541 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $118,500 to $117,800, a 0.591% decrease. The homeownership rate in Phillips County, MT is 71.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Phillips County, MT have an average commute time of 17.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Phillips 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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$42,101

Median Household Income

± $6,369

1.79k

Number of Households

± 198

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.79k households in Phillips County, MT grew to $42,101 from the previous year's value of $38,692.

The following chart displays the households in Phillips 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

$117,800

2017 Median

± $13,338

$118,500

2016 Median

± $14,689

In 2017, the median property value in Phillips County, MT declined from to $117,800 from the previous year's value of $118,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Phillips 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 Phillips County, MT the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

71.2%

2017 Homeownership

70.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 71.2% of the housing units in Phillips County, MT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.3%.

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

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Commute Time

17.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Phillips County, MT have a shorter commute time (17.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.08% of the workforce in Phillips County, MT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    71.6%

  2. Carpooled

    9.78%

  3. Worked At Home

    9.41%

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

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