Powell County, MT

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Population

6,852

1.1% decline

Median Age

45.6


Median Household Income

$44,352

2.99% growth

Poverty Rate

14.6%


Number of Employees

2,552

3.19% decline

Median Property Value

$141,000

3.22% growth

About

In 2017, Powell County, MT had a population of 6.85k people with a median age of 45.6 and a median household income of $44,352. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Powell County, MT declined from 6,928 to 6,852, a -1.1% decrease and its median household income grew from $43,064 to $44,352, a 2.99% increase.

The population of Powell County, MT is 90% White Alone, 4.17% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone, and 2.07% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Powell County, MT speak a non-English language, and 99.9% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Powell County, MT is $141,000, and the homeownership rate is 69.2%. Most people in Powell County, MT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Powell County, MT is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Powell County, MT employs 2.55k people. The largest industries in Powell County, MT are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (386 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (335 people), and Public Administration (266 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($117,083), Finance & Insurance ($73,864), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($73,295).

Median household income in Powell County, MT is $44,352. Males in Powell 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 Powell County, MT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.465, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$44,352

2017 value

± $4,574

2.99%

1 Year Growth

± 15.4%

Households in Powell County, MT have a median annual income of $44,352, 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 $43,064 in 2016, which represents a 2.99% 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 Powell 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 1

  2. Census Tract 2

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Powell County, MT was Census Tract 1 with a value of $44,904, followed by Census Tract 2 and N/A, with respective values of $39,317 and N/A.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Powell 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

14.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Powell County, MT (761 out of 5.22k 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 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

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

    744 ± 171

  2. Black

    15 ± 75

  3. Two Or More

    2 ± 70

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

2.55k

2017 Value

± 265

-3.19%

1 Year decline

± 15.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Powell County, MT declined at a rate of -3.19%, from 2.64k employees to 2.55k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Powell County, MT, are Management Occupations (494 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (241 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (196 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Powell County, MT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Powell County, MT, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (494 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (241 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (196 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Powell County, MT has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (5.28 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.8 times), and Management Occupations (1.9 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Powell County, MT, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($91,500), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($83,042), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($67,847).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.55k

2017 Value

± 265

-3.19%

1 Year decline

± 15.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Powell County, MT declined at a rate of -3.19%, from 2.64k employees to 2.55k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Powell County, MT, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (386 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (335 people), and Public Administration (266 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Powell County, MT, though some of these residents may live in Powell 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 Powell County, MT, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (386 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (335 people), and Public Administration (266 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Powell County, MT has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (12.8 times higher than expected), Public Administration (2.23 times), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.89 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Powell County, MT, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($117,083), Finance & Insurance ($73,864), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($73,295).

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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

88.7% of the population of Powell County, MT has health coverage, with 37.3% on employee plans, 14.2% on Medicaid, 17.7% on Medicare, 15.1% on non-group plans, and 4.42% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Powell County, MT see 1368 patients per year on average, which represents a 38.6% increase from the previous year (987 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2286 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 857 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

1,368 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Powell County, MT see an average of 1,368 patients per year. This represents a 38.6% increase from the previous year (987 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%).

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

11.3%

Uninsured

37.3%

Employer Coverage

14.2%

Medicaid

17.7%

Medicare

15.1%

Non-Group

4.42%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Powell County, MT declined by 19.8% from 14.1% to 11.3%.

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

Powell County, MT is home to a population of 6.85k people, from which 99.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.525% of Powell County, MT residents were born outside of the country (36 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Powell County, MT is composed of 6.17k White Alone residents (90%), 286 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (4.17%), 142 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.07%), 139 Two or More Races residents (2.03%), 74 Asian Alone residents (1.08%), 43 Black or African American Alone residents (0.628%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

46

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

60

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 12

In 2017, the median age of all people in Powell County, MT was 45.6. 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 Powell County, MT are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Powell County, MT residents was 45.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.525%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

36 people

0.447%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

31 people

As of 2017, 0.525% of Powell County, MT residents (36 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 Powell County, MT was 0.447%, 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

99.9%

2017 Citizenship

99.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.9% of Powell County, MT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Powell County, MT was 99.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    6.17k ± 14

  2. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    286 ± 57

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    142 ± 56.3

In 2017, there were 21.6 times more White Alone residents (6.17k people) in Powell County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 286 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone and 142 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 Powell 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 Powell 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 Powell County, MT was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Powell 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

    282 ± 70

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    101 ± 48

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    98 ± 49

Powell County, MT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.79 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Powell County, MT was $141,000 in 2017, which is 0.648 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $136,600 to $141,000, a 3.22% increase. The homeownership rate in Powell County, MT is 69.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Powell County, MT have an average commute time of 18.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Powell 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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$44,352

Median Household Income

± $4,574

2.4k

Number of Households

± 258

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.4k households in Powell County, MT grew to $44,352 from the previous year's value of $43,064.

The following chart displays the households in Powell 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

$141,000

2017 Median

± $13,478

$136,600

2016 Median

± $13,722

In 2017, the median property value in Powell County, MT grew to to $141,000 from the previous year's value of $136,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Powell 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 Powell 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 Powell County, MT distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Powell County, MT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

69.2%

2017 Homeownership

68.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 69.2% of the housing units in Powell County, MT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.6%.

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

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Commute Time

18.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Powell County, MT have a shorter commute time (18.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.61% of the workforce in Powell 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. Worked At Home

    14.3%

  3. Carpooled

    7.07%

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

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