Sanders County, MT

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Population

11,414

0.343% growth

Median Age

52.7


Median Household Income

$36,445

6.14% growth

Poverty Rate

21.2%


Number of Employees

4,084

0.293% decline

Median Property Value

$205,000

12% growth

About

In 2017, Sanders County, MT had a population of 11.4k people with a median age of 52.7 and a median household income of $36,445. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Sanders County, MT grew from 11,375 to 11,414, a 0.343% increase and its median household income grew from $34,336 to $36,445, a 6.14% increase.

The population of Sanders County, MT is 90.3% White Alone, 3.59% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone, and 2.75% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Sanders County, MT speak a non-English language, and 99.2% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Sanders County, MT is $205,000, and the homeownership rate is 75.8%. Most people in Sanders County, MT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 15.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Sanders County, MT is 3 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Sanders County, MT employs 4.08k people. The largest industries in Sanders County, MT are Health Care & Social Assistance (554 people), Construction (414 people), and Retail Trade (408 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($94,219), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($75,125), and Transportation & Warehousing ($61,944).

Median household income in Sanders County, MT is $36,445. Males in Sanders 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 Sanders County, MT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.465, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$36,445

2017 value

± $4,172

6.14%

1 Year Growth

± 12.4%

Households in Sanders County, MT have a median annual income of $36,445, 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 $34,336 in 2016, which represents a 6.14% 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 Sanders 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 2

  2. Census Tract 1

  3. Census Tract 9403

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Sanders County, MT was Census Tract 2 with a value of $40,276, followed by Census Tract 1 and Census Tract 9403, with respective values of $38,862 and $26,276.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Sanders County, MT colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

21.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sanders County, MT (2.38k out of 11.2k 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 Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 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

    2,127 ± 244

  2. Hispanic

    110 ± 79

  3. Two Or More

    97 ± 68

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

4.08k

2017 Value

± 367

-0.293%

1 Year decline

± 12.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Sanders County, MT declined at a rate of -0.293%, from 4.1k employees to 4.08k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sanders County, MT, are Management Occupations (455 people), Sales & Related Occupations (426 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (392 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sanders County, MT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Sanders County, MT, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (455 people), Sales & Related Occupations (426 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (392 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Sanders County, MT has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.23 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.93 times), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.57 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Sanders County, MT, by median earnings, are Transportation Occupations ($75,625), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($70,694), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors ($60,000).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.08k

2017 Value

± 367

-0.293%

1 Year decline

± 12.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Sanders County, MT declined at a rate of -0.293%, from 4.1k employees to 4.08k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sanders County, MT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (554 people), Construction (414 people), and Retail Trade (408 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sanders County, MT, though some of these residents may live in Sanders 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 Sanders County, MT, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (554 people), Construction (414 people), and Retail Trade (408 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Sanders County, MT has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (6.52 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (5.17 times), and Construction (1.62 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Sanders County, MT, by median earnings, are Utilities ($94,219), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($75,125), and Transportation & Warehousing ($61,944).

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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

83.6% of the population of Sanders County, MT has health coverage, with 23.8% on employee plans, 15.7% on Medicaid, 21.9% on Medicare, 19% on non-group plans, and 3.25% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Sanders County, MT see 1417 patients per year on average, which represents a 12.2% increase from the previous year (1263 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2884 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 360 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

1,417 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Sanders County, MT see an average of 1,417 patients per year. This represents a 12.2% increase from the previous year (1,263 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

16.4%

Uninsured

23.8%

Employer Coverage

15.7%

Medicaid

21.9%

Medicare

19%

Non-Group

3.25%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sanders County, MT declined by 10.9% from 18.4% to 16.4%.

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

Sanders County, MT is home to a population of 11.4k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.08% of Sanders County, MT residents were born outside of the country (351 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Sanders County, MT is composed of 10.3k White Alone residents (90.3%), 410 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (3.59%), 314 Two or More Races residents (2.75%), 306 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.68%), 60 Asian Alone residents (0.526%), 16 Black or African American Alone residents (0.14%), 1 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.00876%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

52

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.1

56

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Sanders County, MT was 52.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 52, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 56. But people in Sanders County, MT are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Sanders County, MT residents was 52.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.08%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

351 people

2.6%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

296 people

As of 2017, 3.08% of Sanders County, MT residents (351 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 Sanders County, MT was 2.6%, 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

99.2%

2017 Citizenship

99.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.2% of Sanders County, MT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Sanders County, MT was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    10.3k ± 16

  2. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    410 ± 47

  3. Two or More Races

    314 ± 54.4

In 2017, there were 25.1 times more White Alone residents (10.3k people) in Sanders County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 410 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone and 314 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 Sanders 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 Sanders 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 Sanders County, MT was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Sanders 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

    737 ± 130

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    135 ± 72

  3. Korea

    130 ± 60

Sanders County, MT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 5.46 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Sanders County, MT was $205,000 in 2017, which is 0.942 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $183,100 to $205,000, a 12% increase. The homeownership rate in Sanders County, MT is 75.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Sanders County, MT have an average commute time of 15.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Sanders County, MT is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$36,445

Median Household Income

± $4,172

4.99k

Number of Households

± 382

In 2017, the median household income of the 4.99k households in Sanders County, MT grew to $36,445 from the previous year's value of $34,336.

The following chart displays the households in Sanders 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

$205,000

2017 Median

± $17,003

$183,100

2016 Median

± $18,414

In 2017, the median property value in Sanders County, MT grew to to $205,000 from the previous year's value of $183,100.

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

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Rent vs Own

75.8%

2017 Homeownership

75.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 75.8% of the housing units in Sanders County, MT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.6%.

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

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Commute Time

15.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sanders County, MT have a shorter commute time (15.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.31% of the workforce in Sanders County, MT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    69.3%

  2. Worked At Home

    17.3%

  3. Carpooled

    6.54%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Sanders County, MT was Drove Alone (69.3%), followed by those who Worked At Home (17.3%) and those who Carpooled (6.54%).

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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