Sheridan County, MT

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Population

3,568

2.11% decline

Median Age

46.9


Median Household Income

$51,940

0.704% decline

Poverty Rate

12.2%


Number of Employees

1,879

0.635% decline

Median Property Value

$146,500

1.52% growth

About

In 2017, Sheridan County, MT had a population of 3.57k people with a median age of 46.9 and a median household income of $51,940. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Sheridan County, MT declined from 3,645 to 3,568, a -2.11% decrease and its median household income declined from $52,308 to $51,940, a -0.704% decrease.

The population of Sheridan County, MT is 90.9% White Alone, 4.2% Two or More Races, and 2.55% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Sheridan County, MT speak a non-English language, and 98.9% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Sheridan County, MT is $146,500, and the homeownership rate is 75.9%. Most people in Sheridan County, MT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 13.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Sheridan County, MT is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Sheridan County, MT employs 1.88k people. The largest industries in Sheridan County, MT are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (292 people), Retail Trade (229 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (227 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($55,781), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($52,350), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($51,705).

Median household income in Sheridan County, MT is $51,940. Males in Sheridan 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 Sheridan County, MT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.465, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$51,940

2017 value

± $5,667

-0.704%

1 Year Growth

± 18.5%

Households in Sheridan County, MT have a median annual income of $51,940, 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 $52,308 in 2016, which represents a -0.704% 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.

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

  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 Sheridan 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 902

  2. Census Tract 904

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Sheridan County, MT was Census Tract 902 with a value of $52,083, followed by Census Tract 904 and N/A, with respective values of $51,875 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sheridan County, MT (428 out of 3.51k 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 35 - 44, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 45 - 54.

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

    280 ± 69

  2. Two Or More

    116 ± 62

  3. Native American

    27 ± 59

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Sheridan County, MT is White, followed by Two Or More 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

1.88k

2017 Value

± 163

-0.635%

1 Year decline

± 12%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Sheridan County, MT declined at a rate of -0.635%, from 1.89k employees to 1.88k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sheridan County, MT, are Management Occupations (407 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (268 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (146 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sheridan County, MT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Sheridan County, MT, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (407 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (268 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (146 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Sheridan County, MT has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.89 times higher than expected), Management Occupations (2.13 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.84 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Sheridan County, MT, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($73,235), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($66,528), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($66,528).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.88k

2017 Value

± 163

-0.635%

1 Year decline

± 12%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Sheridan County, MT declined at a rate of -0.635%, from 1.89k employees to 1.88k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sheridan County, MT, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (292 people), Retail Trade (229 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (227 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sheridan County, MT, though some of these residents may live in Sheridan 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 Sheridan County, MT, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (292 people), Retail Trade (229 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (227 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Sheridan County, MT has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (13.1 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (11.5 times), and Utilities (2.35 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Sheridan County, MT, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing ($55,781), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($52,350), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($51,705).

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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

91% of the population of Sheridan County, MT has health coverage, with 45.2% on employee plans, 9.07% on Medicaid, 16.1% on Medicare, 18.7% on non-group plans, and 1.93% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Sheridan County, MT see 1844 patients per year on average, which represents a 50.1% decrease from the previous year (3696 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3648 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1216 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

1,844 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Sheridan County, MT see an average of 1,844 patients per year. This represents a 50.1% decrease from the previous year (3,696 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Sheridan 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%).

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 

$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

8.98%

Uninsured

45.2%

Employer Coverage

9.07%

Medicaid

16.1%

Medicare

18.7%

Non-Group

1.93%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sheridan County, MT grew by 16.9% from 7.68% to 8.98%.

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

Sheridan County, MT is home to a population of 3.57k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.07% of Sheridan County, MT residents were born outside of the country (74 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Sheridan County, MT is composed of 3.24k White Alone residents (90.9%), 150 Two or More Races residents (4.2%), 91 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.55%), 49 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.37%), 31 Asian Alone residents (0.869%), 5 Black or African American Alone residents (0.14%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

47

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.3

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 8.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Sheridan County, MT was 46.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 47, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Sheridan County, MT are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Sheridan County, MT residents was 47.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.07%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

74 people

1.56%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

57 people

As of 2017, 2.07% of Sheridan County, MT residents (74 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 Sheridan County, MT was 1.56%, 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

98.9%

2017 Citizenship

99.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.9% of Sheridan County, MT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Sheridan County, MT was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    3.24k ± 135

  2. Two or More Races

    150 ± 49

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    91 ± 42.8

In 2017, there were 21.6 times more White Alone residents (3.24k people) in Sheridan County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 150 Two or More Races and 91 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

    108 ± 39

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    38 ± 32

  3. Korea

    35 ± 20

Sheridan County, MT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.84 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Sheridan County, MT was $146,500 in 2017, which is 0.673 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $144,300 to $146,500, a 1.52% increase. The homeownership rate in Sheridan County, MT is 75.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Sheridan County, MT have an average commute time of 13.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Sheridan 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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$51,940

Median Household Income

± $5,667

1.66k

Number of Households

± 149

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.66k households in Sheridan County, MT declined from $51,940 from the previous year's value of $52,308.

The following chart displays the households in Sheridan 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

$146,500

2017 Median

± $23,861

$144,300

2016 Median

± $22,093

In 2017, the median property value in Sheridan County, MT grew to to $146,500 from the previous year's value of $144,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Sheridan 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 Sheridan County, MT the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

75.9%

2017 Homeownership

76.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 75.9% of the housing units in Sheridan County, MT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 76.3%.

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

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Commute Time

13.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sheridan County, MT have a shorter commute time (13.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.7% of the workforce in Sheridan County, MT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    73.2%

  2. Carpooled

    9.35%

  3. Worked At Home

    8.41%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Sheridan County, MT was Drove Alone (73.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.35%) and those who Worked At Home (8.41%).

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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