Powder River County, MT

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Population

1,610

2.31% decline

Poverty Rate

8.22%


Median Age

51.4


Median Household Income

$51,136

6.63% growth

Number of Employees

954

0.21% growth

Median Property Value

$110,900

2.02% growth

About

In 2017, Powder River County, MT had a population of 1.61k people with a median age of 51.4 and a median household income of $51,136. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Powder River County, MT declined from 1,648 to 1,610, a -2.31% decrease and its median household income grew from $47,955 to $51,136, a 6.63% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Powder River County, MT are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.2%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (2.86%), White (Hispanic) (1.49%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.49%), and Two or More Races (Hispanic) (0.745%). N/A% of the people in Powder River County, MT speak a non-English language, and 98.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Powder River County, MT is $110,900, and the homeownership rate is 63.9%. Most people in Powder River County, MT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 14.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Powder River County, MT is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Montana (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Powder River County, MT employs 954 people. The largest industries in Powder River County, MT are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (319 people), Educational Services (128 people), and Retail Trade (81 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($82,679), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($75,417), and Finance & Insurance ($75,417).

Median household income in Powder River County, MT is $51,136. Males in Powder River 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 Powder River County, MT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.465, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$51,136

2017 value

± $7,216

6.63%

1 Year Growth

± 20.8%

Households in Powder River County, MT have a median annual income of $51,136, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $47,955 in 2016, which represents a 6.63% 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.

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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 Powder River 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 Powder River County, MT was Census Tract 1 with a value of $51,136, 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 Powder River County, MT colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 75+

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.22% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Powder River County, MT (129 out of 1.57k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Males 45 - 54 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

    117 ± 51

  2. Hispanic

    16 ± 48

  3. Two Or More

    12 ± 49

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Powder River County, MT is White, followed by Hispanic 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

954

2017 Value

± 119

0.21%

1 Year growth

± 17.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Powder River County, MT grew at a rate of 0.21%, from 952 employees to 954 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Powder River County, MT, are Management Occupations (245 people), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (91 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (88 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Powder River County, MT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Powder River County, MT, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (245 people), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (91 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (88 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Powder River County, MT has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (14.1 times higher than expected), Management Occupations (2.52 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.85 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Powder River County, MT, by median earnings, are Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($60,000), Construction & Extraction Occupations ($56,250), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($49,167).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

954

2017 Value

± 119

0.21%

1 Year growth

± 17.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Powder River County, MT grew at a rate of 0.21%, from 952 employees to 954 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Powder River County, MT, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (319 people), Educational Services (128 people), and Retail Trade (81 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Powder River County, MT, though some of these residents may live in Powder River 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 Powder River County, MT, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (319 people), Educational Services (128 people), and Retail Trade (81 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Powder River County, MT has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (28.3 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (9.7 times), and Utilities (3.08 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Powder River County, MT, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($82,679), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($75,417), and Finance & Insurance ($75,417).

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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. $7.36B

  2. $6.5B

  3. $6.26B

In 2015, the top outbound Montana product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $7.36B, followed by Gasoline ($6.5B) and Fuel oils ($6.26B).

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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$47.3B

2020 Value

$53.9B

Projected 2045 Value

13.9% growth

In 2020, total outbound Montana trade was $47.3B. This is expected to increase 13.9% 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. $5.46B

  2. $3.06B

  3. $3.03B

In 2015, the top outbound Montana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was North Dakota with $5.46B, followed by Wyoming with $3.06B and Idaho and $3.03B.

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

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Health

85.6% of the population of Powder River County, MT has health coverage, with 34.5% on employee plans, 8.23% on Medicaid, 20.7% on Medicare, 20.6% on non-group plans, and 1.58% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Powder River 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

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Powder River 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

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%).

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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

14.4%

Uninsured

34.5%

Employer Coverage

8.23%

Medicaid

20.7%

Medicare

20.6%

Non-Group

1.58%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Powder River County, MT grew by 6.55% from 13.6% to 14.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Powder River 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

Powder River County, MT is home to a population of 1.61k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.37% of Powder River County, MT residents were born outside of the country (22 people).

In 2017, there were 32.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.5k people) in Powder River County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 46 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) and 24 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

51

Median Native-Born Age

± 3.1

59

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 28.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Powder River County, MT was 51.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 51, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 59. But people in Powder River County, MT are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Powder River County, MT residents was 52.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.37%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

22 people

1.09%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

18 people

As of 2017, 1.37% of Powder River County, MT residents (22 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 Powder River County, MT was 1.09%, 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

98.6%

2017 Citizenship

98.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.6% of Powder River County, MT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Powder River County, MT was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Powder River County, MT

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    1.5k ± 120

  2. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    46 ± 24.2

  3. White (Hispanic)

    24 ± 14

In 2017, there were 32.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.5k people) in Powder River County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 46 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) and 24 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Powder River County, MT as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    28 ± 21

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    4 ± 15

  3. Korea

    4 ± 12

Powder River County, MT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 7 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Powder River County, MT was $110,900 in 2017, which is 0.483 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $108,700 to $110,900, a 2.02% increase. The homeownership rate in Powder River County, MT is 63.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Powder River County, MT have an average commute time of 14.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Powder River County, MT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$110,900

2017 Median

± $9,419

$108,700

2016 Median

± $8,769

In 2017, the median property value in Powder River County, MT grew to to $110,900 from the previous year's value of $108,700.

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

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Household Income

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$51,136

Median Household Income

± $7,216

764

Number of Households

± 93

In 2017, the median household income of the 764 households in Powder River County, MT grew to $51,136 from the previous year's value of $47,955.

The following chart displays the households in Powder River 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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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

63.9%

2017 Homeownership

65.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 63.9% of the housing units in Powder River County, MT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 65.9%.

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

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Commute Time

14.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Powder River County, MT have a shorter commute time (14.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.93% of the workforce in Powder River County, MT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    69.9%

  2. Worked At Home

    14.4%

  3. Walked

    8.11%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Powder River County, MT was Drove Alone (69.9%), followed by those who Worked At Home (14.4%) and those who Walked (8.11%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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