Prairie County, MT

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2019 Population
1,252
6.71% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jon Tester
Democratic Party
US Senator
Steve Daines
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
48.7
5.98% 1-year decrease
2019 Poverty Rate
13.3%
19.2% 1-year increase
2019 Median Household Income
$43,625
7.67% 1-year decline
2019 Median Property Value
$112,900
3.2% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
569
5.79% 1-year decline

About

In 2019, Prairie County, MT had a population of 1.25k people with a median age of 48.7 and a median household income of $43,625. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Prairie County, MT declined from 1,342 to 1,252, a −6.71% decrease and its median household income declined from $47,250 to $43,625, a −7.67% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Prairie County, MT are White (Non-Hispanic) (97.8%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Hispanic) (1.04%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.799%), Other (Hispanic) (0.24%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.16%). 0% of the households in Prairie County, MT speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 98.1% of the residents in Prairie County, MT are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Prairie County, MT was $112,900, and the homeownership rate was 84%. Most people in Prairie County, MT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 11.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Prairie County, MT was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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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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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Montana. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Montana.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Montana across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Diversity

Prairie County, MT is home to a population of 1.25k people, from which 98.1% are citizens. As of 2019, 5.91% of Prairie County, MT residents were born outside of the country (74 people).

In 2019, there were 94.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.22k people) in Prairie County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13 American Indian & Alaska Native (Hispanic) and 10 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Prairie County, MT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.22k ± 164
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Hispanic)
    13 ± 23
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    10 ± 15
1.28%
Hispanic Population
16 people

In 2019, there were 94.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.22k people) in Prairie County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13 American Indian & Alaska Native (Hispanic) and 10 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.28% of the people in Prairie County, MT are hispanic (16 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.91%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
74 people
1.86%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
25 people

As of 2019, 5.91% of Prairie County, MT residents (74 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Prairie County, MT was 1.86%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

49
Median Native-Born Age
± 6.8
69
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 28.7

In 2019, the median age of all people in Prairie County, MT was 48.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 49, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 69. But people in Prairie County, MT are getting getting younger. In 2018, the average age of all Prairie County, MT residents was 52.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Canada
    4,205 ± 1,589 people
  2. Mexico
    2,625 ± 1,256 people
  3. Philippines
    2,065 ± 1,115 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Montana was Canada, the natal country of 4,205 Montana residents, followed by Mexico with 2,625 and Philippines with 2,065.

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Citizenship

98.1%
2019 Citizenship
99%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 98.1% of Prairie County, MT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Prairie County, MT was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    76 ± 40
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    41 ± 32
  3. Korea
    3 ± 5

Prairie County, MT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.85 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Prairie County, MT is $43,625. In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Prairie County, MT was Census Tract 1 with a value of $43,625, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

Males in Montana have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,840. The income inequality in Montana (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Prairie County, MT employs 569 people. The largest industries in Prairie County, MT are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (148 people), Public Administration (74 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (62 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($63,594), Utilities ($63,281), and Public Administration ($46,000).

Wages

Median Household Income

$43,625
2019 value
± $5,807
−7.67%
1 Year Growth
± 20.5%

Households in Prairie County, MT have a median annual income of $43,625, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $47,250 in 2018, which represents a −7.67% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,856
Average Male Salary in Montana
± $3,151
$42,840
Average Female Salary in Montana
± $2,321

In 2019, full-time male employees in Montana made 1.4 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 in Montana
  1. White
    $45,469 ± $1,886
  2. Other
    $43,406 ± $25,882
  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races
    $41,038 ± $47,698

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Montana workers was White. These workers were paid 1.05 times more than Other workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Montana.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Prairie County, MT is from Montana.
0.46
2019 Wage GINI in Montana
0.462
2018 Wage GINI in Montana

In 2019, the income inequality in Montana was 0.46 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.39% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Montana was lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1
  2. N/A
  3. N/A

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Prairie County, MT was Census Tract 1 with a value of $43,625, 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 Prairie County, MT colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 12 - 14
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Prairie County, MT (163 out of 1.23k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 12 - 14, followed by Males 35 - 44 and then Females 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
    153 ± 72
  2. Asian
    10 ± 52
  3. Black
    0 ± 51

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

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

569
2019 Value
± 107
−5.79%
1 Year decline
± 27.2%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Prairie County, MT declined at a rate of −5.79%, from 604 employees to 569 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Prairie County, MT, are Management Occupations (196 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (72 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (52 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Prairie County, MT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Prairie County, MT, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (196 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (72 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (52 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Prairie County, MT has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (6.75 times higher than expected), Management Occupations (3.39 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.84 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Prairie County, MT, by median earnings, are Healthcare Support Occupations ($85,000), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($63,438), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($52,083).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

569
2019 Value
± 107
−5.79%
1 Year decline
± 27.2%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Prairie County, MT declined at a rate of −5.79%, from 604 employees to 569 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Prairie County, MT, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (148 people), Public Administration (74 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (62 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Prairie County, MT, though some of these residents may live in Prairie 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 Prairie County, MT, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (148 people), Public Administration (74 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (62 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Prairie County, MT has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (22 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (7.13 times), and Utilities (4.8 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Prairie County, MT, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($63,594), Utilities ($63,281), and Public Administration ($46,000).

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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. $12.5B
  2. $6.36B
  3. $6.21B

In 2018, the top outbound Montana product (by dollars) was Crude petroleum with $12.5B, followed by Gasoline ($6.36B) and Fuel oils ($6.21B).

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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$58.6B
2018 Value in Montana
$93.8B
Projected 2045 Value in Montana
59.9% growth

In 2018, total outbound Montana trade was $58.6B. This is expected to increase 59.9% to $93.8B 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. $4.03B
  2. $3.67B
  3. $3.48B

In 2018, the top outbound Montana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Colorado with $4.03B, followed by Wyoming with $3.67B and Idaho and $3.48B.

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

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Prairie County, MT went to Donald J. Trump with 80.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (14.5%), followed by Other (4.79%). The most partisan county was Garfield County, MT with 90.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Jon Tester and Steve Daines are the senators currently representing the state of Montana. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Prairie County, MT is currently represented by Matt Rosendale in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Prairie County, MT
80.7% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Montana
  1. 90.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 86.3% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 86.3% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Montana was Garfield County, MT with 90.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Montana colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Montana

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Jon Tester
Senator from Montana1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
Steve Daines
Senator from Montana2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Jon Tester and Steve Daines are the senators currently representing Montana.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Prairie County, MT

Matt Rosendale
Montana at-large Representative
Republican Party

Prairie County, MT is currently represented by Matt Rosendale (Republican Party).

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the member for Prairie County, MT have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Prairie County, MT was $112,900 in 2019, which is 0.469 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $109,400 to $112,900, a 3.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Prairie County, MT is 84%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Prairie County, MT have an average commute time of 11.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Prairie County, MT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$112,900
2019 Median
± $34,686
$109,400
2018 Median
± $23,252

In 2019, the median property value in Prairie County, MT grew to to $112,900 from the previous year's value of $109,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Prairie 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 Prairie County, MT the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Household Income

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$43,625
Median Household Income
± $5,807
518
Number of Households
± 91

In 2019, the median household income of the 518 households in Prairie County, MT declined from $43,625 from the previous year's value of $47,250.

The following chart displays the households in Prairie 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 - $1,499
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

84%
2019 Homeownership
86.9%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 84% of the housing units in Prairie County, MT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 86.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Prairie County, MT compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

11.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Prairie County, MT have a shorter commute time (11.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.25% of the workforce in Prairie County, MT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (55.9%)
  2. Walked (16.8%)
  3. Worked At Home (15.1%)

In 2019, 55.9% of workers in Prairie County, MT drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (16.8%) and those who worked at home (15.1%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Prairie County, MT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Prairie County, MT have 2 cars, followed by 5 cars.

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Health

96% of the population of Prairie County, MT has health coverage, with 35.6% on employee plans, 16% on Medicaid, 21.9% on Medicare, 17.7% on non-group plans, and 4.78% on military or VA plans.

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

Comparing across all counties in the state, Roosevelt County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18.9%). Additionally, Hill County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.3%)

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

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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,221
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Montana
$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

3.97%
Uninsured
35.6%
Employer Coverage
16%
Medicaid
21.9%
Medicare
17.7%
Non-Group
4.78%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Prairie County, MT grew by 42.1% from 2.79% to 3.97%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Prairie 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. 18.9% prevalence
  2. 17.3% prevalence
  3. 15.8% prevalence

Roosevelt County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Montana, at 18.9%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Montana by county over multiple years.

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