Ravalli County, MT

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Population

41,387

0.625% growth

Median Age

48.5


Median Household Income

$44,733

10.3% growth

Poverty Rate

16%


Number of Employees

17,549

1.43% growth

Median Property Value

$246,600

3.57% growth

About

In 2017, Ravalli County, MT had a population of 41.4k people with a median age of 48.5 and a median household income of $44,733. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Ravalli County, MT grew from 41,130 to 41,387, a 0.625% increase and its median household income grew from $40,546 to $44,733, a 10.3% increase.

The population of Ravalli County, MT is 93.2% White Alone, 3.34% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.13% Two or More Races. 2.97% of the people in Ravalli County, MT speak a non-English language, and 99.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Ravalli County, MT are Bitterroot School of Cosmetology (25 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Ravalli County, MT is $246,600, and the homeownership rate is 74%. Most people in Ravalli County, MT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Ravalli County, MT is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Ravalli County, MT employs 17.5k people. The largest industries in Ravalli County, MT are Retail Trade (2,302 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,259 people), and Construction (1,742 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($75,655), Transportation & Warehousing ($50,888), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,461).

Median household income in Ravalli County, MT is $44,733. Males in Ravalli 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 Ravalli County, MT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.465, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$44,733

2017 value

± $3,625

10.3%

1 Year Growth

± 8.85%

Households in Ravalli County, MT have a median annual income of $44,733, 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 $40,546 in 2016, which represents a 10.3% 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 Ravalli County, MT 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 Ravalli 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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Ravalli 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. Census Tract 2.02

  3. Census Tract 8

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ravalli County, MT was Census Tract 1 with a value of $61,536, followed by Census Tract 2.02 and Census Tract 8, with respective values of $48,053 and $45,000.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ravalli County, MT (6.56k out of 41k 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 Females 55 - 64 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

    6,309 ± 577

  2. Hispanic

    551 ± 173

  3. Two Or More

    203 ± 126

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Ravalli 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

17.5k

2017 Value

± 929

1.43%

1 Year growth

± 7.56%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ravalli County, MT grew at a rate of 1.43%, from 17.3k employees to 17.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ravalli County, MT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,954 people), Management Occupations (1,922 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,741 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ravalli County, MT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Ravalli County, MT, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,954 people), Management Occupations (1,922 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,741 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Ravalli County, MT has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.26 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.05 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.78 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Ravalli County, MT, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($75,653), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($64,750), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($56,875).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

17.5k

2017 Value

± 929

1.43%

1 Year growth

± 7.56%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ravalli County, MT grew at a rate of 1.43%, from 17.3k employees to 17.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ravalli County, MT, are Retail Trade (2,302 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,259 people), and Construction (1,742 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ravalli County, MT, though some of these residents may live in Ravalli 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 Ravalli County, MT, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (2,302 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,259 people), and Construction (1,742 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Ravalli County, MT has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (5.39 times higher than expected), Construction (1.58 times), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.39 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Ravalli County, MT, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($75,655), Transportation & Warehousing ($50,888), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,461).

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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

87.3% of the population of Ravalli County, MT has health coverage, with 29.1% on employee plans, 18.5% on Medicaid, 15.9% on Medicare, 20.1% on non-group plans, and 3.71% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Ravalli County, MT see 1532 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.789% increase from the previous year (1520 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2004 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 577 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

1,532 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Ravalli County, MT see an average of 1,532 patients per year. This represents a 0.789% increase from the previous year (1,520 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

12.7%

Uninsured

29.1%

Employer Coverage

18.5%

Medicaid

15.9%

Medicare

20.1%

Non-Group

3.71%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ravalli County, MT declined by 19.2% from 15.8% to 12.7%.

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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

Ravalli County, MT is home to a population of 41.4k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.51% of Ravalli County, MT residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Ravalli County, MT is composed of 38.6k White Alone residents (93.2%), 1.38k Hispanic or Latino residents (3.34%), 883 Two or More Races residents (2.13%), 250 Asian Alone residents (0.604%), 249 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.602%), 41 Black or African American Alone residents (0.0991%), 19 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0459%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Ravalli County, MT are Spanish or Spanish Creole (570 speakers), German (212 speakers), and French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (79 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

48

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

51

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Ravalli County, MT was 48.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 48, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 51. But people in Ravalli County, MT are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Ravalli County, MT residents was 48.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.51%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.65%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 1.51% of Ravalli 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 Ravalli County, MT was 1.65%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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 Ravalli County, MT was Canada, the natal country of 4,272 Ravalli County, MT residents, followed by Mexico with 2,817 and Philippines with 2,040.

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Citizenship

99.5%

2017 Citizenship

99.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.5% of Ravalli County, MT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Ravalli County, MT was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    38.6k ± 31

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1.38k ± 199

  3. Two or More Races

    883 ± 180

In 2017, there were 27.9 times more White Alone residents (38.6k people) in Ravalli County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.38k Hispanic or Latino and 883 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    570 speakers (1.46%)

  2. German

    212 speakers (0.545%)

  3. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    79 speakers (0.203%)

2.97% of Ravalli 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 Ravalli County, MT was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.46% of the overall population of Ravalli County, MT are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.545% speak German and 0.203% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,849 ± 231

  2. Korea

    591 ± 116

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    459 ± 145

Ravalli County, MT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.13 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Ravalli County, MT awarded 25 degrees. The student population of Ravalli County, MT is skewed towards women, with 1 male students and 21 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Ravalli County, MT are White (25 and 100%), followed by Asian (0 and 0%), Black or African American (0 and 0%), and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Ravalli County, MT by number of degrees awarded are Bitterroot School of Cosmetology (25 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Ravalli County, MT are General Cosmetology (25 and 100%).

The median tuition costs in Ravalli County, MT are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 25 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 2 to 4 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Ravalli County, MT was General Cosmetology with 25 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 2 to 4 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Ravalli County, MT according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

25 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Ravalli County, MT institution with the largest number of graduating students was Bitterroot School of Cosmetology with 25 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1

Degrees Awarded to Men

24

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Ravalli County, MT, which is 0.0417 times less than the 24 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    25 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    0 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    0 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Ravalli County, MT were to White students. These 25 degrees mean that there were N/A times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 0 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ravalli County, MT was $246,600 in 2017, which is 1.13 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $238,100 to $246,600, a 3.57% increase. The homeownership rate in Ravalli County, MT is 74%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Ravalli County, MT have an average commute time of 20.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Ravalli 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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$44,733

Median Household Income

± $3,625

16.9k

Number of Households

± 852

In 2017, the median household income of the 16.9k households in Ravalli County, MT grew to $44,733 from the previous year's value of $40,546.

The following chart displays the households in Ravalli 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$246,600

2017 Median

± $11,453

$238,100

2016 Median

± $10,927

In 2017, the median property value in Ravalli County, MT grew to to $246,600 from the previous year's value of $238,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Ravalli 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 Ravalli County, MT the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

74%

2017 Homeownership

72.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 74% of the housing units in Ravalli County, MT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.3%.

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

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Commute Time

20.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ravalli County, MT have a shorter commute time (20.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.57% of the workforce in Ravalli County, MT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    70.3%

  2. Carpooled

    15.5%

  3. Worked At Home

    8.22%

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

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