Pondera County, MT

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Population

6,081

1.38% decline

Median Age

40.5


Median Household Income

$44,597

5.7% growth

Poverty Rate

19%


Number of Employees

2,652

0.113% growth

Median Property Value

$122,100

4.72% growth

About

In 2017, Pondera County, MT had a population of 6.08k people with a median age of 40.5 and a median household income of $44,597. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Pondera County, MT declined from 6,166 to 6,081, a -1.38% decrease and its median household income grew from $42,193 to $44,597, a 5.7% increase.

The population of Pondera County, MT is 81.5% White Alone, 14.3% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone, and 1.92% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Pondera County, MT speak a non-English language, and 98.9% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Pondera County, MT is $122,100, and the homeownership rate is 72.3%. Most people in Pondera County, MT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 12.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Pondera County, MT is 3 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Pondera County, MT employs 2.65k people. The largest industries in Pondera County, MT are Health Care & Social Assistance (500 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (359 people), and Retail Trade (296 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($68,750), Transportation & Warehousing ($50,313), and Wholesale Trade ($45,536).

Median household income in Pondera County, MT is $44,597. Males in Pondera 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 Pondera County, MT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.465, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$44,597

2017 value

± $3,730

5.7%

1 Year Growth

± 14.1%

Households in Pondera County, MT have a median annual income of $44,597, 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 $42,193 in 2016, which represents a 5.7% 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 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

  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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Pondera 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 9770

  2. Census Tract 9772

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pondera County, MT was Census Tract 9770 with a value of $44,922, followed by Census Tract 9772 and N/A, with respective values of $43,482 and N/A.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Pondera County, MT colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pondera County, MT (1.14k out of 5.98k 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 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females < 5.

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

    769 ± 147

  2. Native American

    310 ± 38

  3. Hispanic

    67 ± 59

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

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

2.65k

2017 Value

± 266

0.113%

1 Year growth

± 12.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pondera County, MT grew at a rate of 0.113%, from 2.65k employees to 2.65k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pondera County, MT, are Management Occupations (353 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (260 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (220 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pondera County, MT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Pondera County, MT, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (353 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (260 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (220 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Pondera County, MT has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (6.81 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.83 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.8 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Pondera County, MT, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($81,875), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($70,179), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($60,648).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.65k

2017 Value

± 266

0.113%

1 Year growth

± 12.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pondera County, MT grew at a rate of 0.113%, from 2.65k employees to 2.65k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pondera County, MT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (500 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (359 people), and Retail Trade (296 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pondera County, MT, though some of these residents may live in Pondera 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 Pondera County, MT, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (500 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (359 people), and Retail Trade (296 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Pondera County, MT has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (11.4 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.91 times), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.74 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Pondera County, MT, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($68,750), Transportation & Warehousing ($50,313), and Wholesale Trade ($45,536).

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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

$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

87.4% of the population of Pondera County, MT has health coverage, with 35.4% on employee plans, 17.5% on Medicaid, 13.6% on Medicare, 18.6% on non-group plans, and 2.21% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Pondera County, MT see 2061 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.579% decrease from the previous year (2073 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3042 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 869 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

2,061 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Pondera County, MT see an average of 2,061 patients per year. This represents a 0.579% decrease from the previous year (2,073 patients).

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

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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

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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

12.6%

Uninsured

35.4%

Employer Coverage

17.5%

Medicaid

13.6%

Medicare

18.6%

Non-Group

2.21%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pondera County, MT declined by 14.6% from 14.8% to 12.6%.

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

Pondera County, MT is home to a population of 6.08k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.27% of Pondera County, MT residents were born outside of the country (138 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Pondera County, MT is composed of 4.95k White Alone residents (81.5%), 871 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (14.3%), 117 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.92%), 96 Two or More Races residents (1.58%), 25 Black or African American Alone residents (0.411%), 19 Asian Alone residents (0.312%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Pondera County, MT are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

52

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 22.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Pondera County, MT was 40.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 52. But people in Pondera County, MT are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Pondera County, MT residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.27%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

138 people

2.19%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

135 people

As of 2017, 2.27% of Pondera County, MT residents (138 people) 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 Pondera County, MT was 2.19%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

98.9%

2017 Citizenship

99%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.9% of Pondera County, MT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Pondera County, MT was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    4.95k ± 14

  2. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    871 ± 34

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    117 ± 58.7

In 2017, there were 5.69 times more White Alone residents (4.95k people) in Pondera County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 871 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone and 117 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Pondera County, MT as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Pondera County, MT citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Pondera County, MT was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Pondera County, MT are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    171 ± 44

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    84 ± 47

  3. Korea

    72 ± 27

Pondera County, MT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.04 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pondera County, MT was $122,100 in 2017, which is 0.561 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $116,600 to $122,100, a 4.72% increase. The homeownership rate in Pondera County, MT is 72.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Pondera County, MT have an average commute time of 12.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Pondera County, MT is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$44,597

Median Household Income

± $3,730

2.22k

Number of Households

± 176

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.22k households in Pondera County, MT grew to $44,597 from the previous year's value of $42,193.

The following chart displays the households in Pondera 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

$122,100

2017 Median

± $9,138

$116,600

2016 Median

± $8,090

In 2017, the median property value in Pondera County, MT grew to to $122,100 from the previous year's value of $116,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Pondera 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 Pondera County, MT the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Pondera County, MT distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Pondera County, MT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

72.3%

2017 Homeownership

70.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72.3% of the housing units in Pondera County, MT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.8%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

3 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Pondera County, MT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Pondera County, MT have 3 cars, followed by 2 cars.

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Commute Time

12.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pondera County, MT have a shorter commute time (12.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.566% of the workforce in Pondera County, MT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    68.1%

  2. Carpooled

    13.1%

  3. Worked At Home

    9.88%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Pondera County, MT was Drove Alone (68.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (13.1%) and those who Worked At Home (9.88%).

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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