Richland County, MT

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Population

11,405

0.114% growth

Median Age

38


Median Household Income

$66,572

1.42% growth

Poverty Rate

5.87%


Number of Employees

6,013

1.8% decline

Median Property Value

$213,000

4.57% growth

About

In 2017, Richland County, MT had a population of 11.4k people with a median age of 38 and a median household income of $66,572. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Richland County, MT grew from 11,392 to 11,405, a 0.114% increase and its median household income grew from $65,638 to $66,572, a 1.42% increase.

The population of Richland County, MT is 89.4% White Alone, 5.21% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.59% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone. N/A% of the people in Richland County, MT speak a non-English language, and 98.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Richland County, MT is $213,000, and the homeownership rate is 62.6%. Most people in Richland County, MT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 15.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Richland County, MT is 3 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Richland County, MT employs 6.01k people. The largest industries in Richland County, MT are Retail Trade (715 people), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (665 people), and Construction (570 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($74,712), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($70,685), and Wholesale Trade ($65,625).

Median household income in Richland County, MT is $66,572. Males in Richland 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 Richland County, MT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.465, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$66,572

2017 value

± $3,801

1.42%

1 Year Growth

± 7.21%

Households in Richland County, MT have a median annual income of $66,572, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $65,638 in 2016, which represents a 1.42% 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 Richland 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 702

  2. Census Tract 703

  3. Census Tract 704

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Richland County, MT was Census Tract 702 with a value of $74,904, followed by Census Tract 703 and Census Tract 704, with respective values of $69,954 and $60,244.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Richland 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

5.87% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Richland County, MT (669 out of 11.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 75+.

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

    655 ± 135

  2. Hispanic

    21 ± 84

  3. Native American

    14 ± 82

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

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

6.01k

2017 Value

± 481

-1.8%

1 Year decline

± 11.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Richland County, MT declined at a rate of -1.8%, from 6.12k employees to 6.01k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Richland County, MT, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (832 people), Management Occupations (813 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (792 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Richland County, MT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Richland County, MT, by number of employees, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (832 people), Management Occupations (813 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (792 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Richland County, MT has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.78 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.68 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.96 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Richland County, MT, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($73,333), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($61,316), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($61,184).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

6.01k

2017 Value

± 481

-1.8%

1 Year decline

± 11.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Richland County, MT declined at a rate of -1.8%, from 6.12k employees to 6.01k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Richland County, MT, are Retail Trade (715 people), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (665 people), and Construction (570 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Richland County, MT, though some of these residents may live in Richland 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 Richland County, MT, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (715 people), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (665 people), and Construction (570 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Richland County, MT has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (20.5 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (5.79 times), and Utilities (4.12 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Richland County, MT, by median earnings, are Utilities ($74,712), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($70,685), and Wholesale Trade ($65,625).

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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

86% of the population of Richland County, MT has health coverage, with 54% on employee plans, 6.97% on Medicaid, 10.3% on Medicare, 13.3% on non-group plans, and 1.45% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Richland County, MT see 2990 patients per year on average, which represents a 80.8% increase from the previous year (1654 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2296 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 883 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Glacier County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.8%). Additionally, Big Horn County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (37.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,990 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Richland County, MT see an average of 2,990 patients per year. This represents a 80.8% increase from the previous year (1,654 patients).

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

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,221

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,882

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,378

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,238

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Montana (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 2.84%, from $7,994 to $8,221.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

14%

Uninsured

54%

Employer Coverage

6.97%

Medicaid

10.3%

Medicare

13.3%

Non-Group

1.45%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Richland County, MT declined by 6.78% from 15% to 14%.

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

Richland County, MT is home to a population of 11.4k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.17% of Richland County, MT residents were born outside of the country (248 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Richland County, MT is composed of 10.2k White Alone residents (89.4%), 594 Hispanic or Latino residents (5.21%), 410 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (3.59%), 125 Two or More Races residents (1.1%), 54 Asian Alone residents (0.473%), 25 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.219%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Black or African American Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.1

50

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 15.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Richland County, MT was 38. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 50. But people in Richland County, MT are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Richland County, MT residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.17%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

248 people

1.99%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

227 people

As of 2017, 2.17% of Richland County, MT residents (248 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 Richland County, MT was 1.99%, 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

98.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.6% of Richland County, MT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Richland County, MT was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    10.2k ± 37

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    594 ± 137

  3. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    410 ± 122

In 2017, there were 17.2 times more White Alone residents (10.2k people) in Richland County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 594 Hispanic or Latino and 410 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Richland 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 Richland 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 Richland County, MT was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Richland 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

    363 ± 94

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    88 ± 56

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    63 ± 42

Richland County, MT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.13 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Richland County, MT was $213,000 in 2017, which is 0.979 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $203,700 to $213,000, a 4.57% increase. The homeownership rate in Richland County, MT is 62.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Richland County, MT have an average commute time of 15.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Richland County, MT is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$66,572

Median Household Income

± $3,801

4.52k

Number of Households

± 382

In 2017, the median household income of the 4.52k households in Richland County, MT grew to $66,572 from the previous year's value of $65,638.

The following chart displays the households in Richland 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

$213,000

2017 Median

± $11,860

$203,700

2016 Median

± $18,368

In 2017, the median property value in Richland County, MT grew to to $213,000 from the previous year's value of $203,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Richland 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 Richland County, MT the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

62.6%

2017 Homeownership

62.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 62.6% of the housing units in Richland County, MT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 62.9%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

3 cars

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

15.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Richland County, MT have a shorter commute time (15.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.78% of the workforce in Richland County, MT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.8%

  2. Carpooled

    10.4%

  3. Walked

    5.03%

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

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