Valley County, MT

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2020 Population
7,424
0.629% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jon Tester
Democratic Party
US Senator
Steve Daines
Republican Party
US Representative
Matt Rosendale
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
44.4
0.226% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
13.6%
22.7% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$51,087
3.9% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$150,500
0.594% 1-year decline
2020 Employed Population
3,512
2.66% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Valley County, MT had a population of 7.42k people with a median age of 44.4 and a median household income of $51,087. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Valley County, MT declined from 7,471 to 7,424, a −0.629% decrease and its median household income declined from $53,162 to $51,087, a −3.9% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Valley County, MT are White (Non-Hispanic) (84.6%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (9.16%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.59%), White (Hispanic) (0.552%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.404%).

None of the households in Valley County, MT reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.9% of the residents in Valley County, MT are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Valley County, MT was $150,500, and the homeownership rate was 75.1%. Most people in Valley County, MT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 15.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Valley County, MT was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Valley County, MT is home to a population of 7.42k people, from which 99.9% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.05% of Valley County, MT residents were born outside of the country (78 people).

In 2020, there were 9.24 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.28k people) in Valley County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 680 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 341 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Valley County, MT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    6.28k ± 9
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    680 ± 103
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    341 ± 102
0.943%
Hispanic Population
70 people

In 2020, there were 9.24 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.28k people) in Valley County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 680 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 341 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0.943% of the people in Valley County, MT are hispanic (70 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.05%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
78 people
1.65%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
123 people

As of 2020, 1.05% of Valley County, MT residents (78 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Valley County, MT was 1.65%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

44
Median Native-Born Age
± 1
74
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 23.4

In 2020, the median age of all people in Valley County, MT was 44.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 74. But people in Valley County, MT are getting getting older. In 2019, the average age of all Valley County, MT residents was 44.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Canada
    3,678 ± 1,486 people
  2. Mexico
    2,437 ± 1,211 people
  3. Philippines
    2,115 ± 1,128 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Montana was Canada, the natal country of 3,678 Montana residents, followed by Mexico with 2,437 and Philippines with 2,115.

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Citizenship

99.9%
2020 Citizenship
99.6%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.9% of Valley County, MT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Valley County, MT was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    268 ± 62
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    129 ± 59
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    36 ± 27

Valley County, MT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.08 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Montana, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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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.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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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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Economy

Median household income in Valley County, MT is $51,087. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Valley County, MT was Census Tract 9406 with a value of $53,295, followed by Census Tract 1001 and Census Tract 1005, with respective values of $49,583 and $49,031.

Males in Montana have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,421. The income inequality in Montana (measured using the Gini index) is 0.459, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Valley County, MT employs 3.51k people. The largest industries in Valley County, MT are Retail Trade (531 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (450 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (366 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($73,750), Public Administration ($54,886), and Wholesale Trade ($53,672).

Wages

Median Household Income

$51,087
2020 value
± $3,619
−3.9%
1 Year Growth
± 12%

Households in Valley County, MT have a median annual income of $51,087, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $53,162 in 2019, which represents a −3.9% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$60,593
Average Male Salary in Montana
± $3,209
$44,421
Average Female Salary in Montana
± $2,443

In 2020, full-time male employees in Montana made 1.36 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-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
    $46,331 ± $1,920
  2. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races
    $46,244 ± $49,542
  3. Other
    $43,238 ± $20,986

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Montana workers was White. These workers were paid 1 times more than American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races 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 Valley County, MT is from Montana.
0.459
2020 Wage GINI in Montana
0.46
2019 Wage GINI in Montana

In 2020, the income inequality in Montana was 0.459 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.113% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9406
  2. Census Tract 1001
  3. Census Tract 1005

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Valley County, MT was Census Tract 9406 with a value of $53,295, followed by Census Tract 1001 and Census Tract 1005, with respective values of $49,583 and $49,031.

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 6 - 11
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Valley County, MT (997 out of 7.31k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 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
    617 ± 152
  2. Native American
    239 ± 68
  3. Two Or More
    141 ± 83

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

3.51k
2020 Value
± 312
−2.66%
1 Year decline
± 13.4%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Valley County, MT declined at a rate of −2.66%, from 3.61k employees to 3.51k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Valley County, MT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (529 people), Sales & Related Occupations (445 people), and Management Occupations (340 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Valley County, MT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Valley County, MT, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (529 people), Sales & Related Occupations (445 people), and Management Occupations (340 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Valley County, MT has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (6.61 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (1.86 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.82 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Valley County, MT, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($90,156), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($78,125), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($67,083).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.51k
2020 Value
± 312
−2.66%
1 Year decline
± 13.4%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Valley County, MT declined at a rate of −2.66%, from 3.61k employees to 3.51k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Valley County, MT, are Retail Trade (531 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (450 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (366 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Valley County, MT, though some of these residents may live in Valley 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 Valley County, MT, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (531 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (450 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (366 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Valley County, MT has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (8.49 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.05 times), and Utilities (1.86 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Valley County, MT, by median earnings, are Utilities ($73,750), Public Administration ($54,886), and Wholesale Trade ($53,672).

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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. $5.84B
  2. $5.26B
  3. $3.8B

In 2020, the top outbound Montana product (by dollars) was Crude petroleum with $5.84B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($5.26B) and Gasoline ($3.8B).

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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$45.7B
2020 Value in Montana
$81.1B
Projected 2050 Value in Montana
77.7% growth

In 2020, total outbound Montana trade was $45.7B. This is expected to increase 77.7% to $81.1B by 2050.

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. $2.74B
  2. $2.34B
  3. $2.32B

In 2020, the top outbound Montana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Idaho with $2.74B, followed by North Dakota with $2.34B and Washington and $2.32B.

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

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Valley County, MT went to Donald J. Trump with 73.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (24.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.25%). The most partisan county was Garfield County, MT with 94% 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.

Valley 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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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Valley County, MT
73.6% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Montana
  1. 94% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 89.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 87.3% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Montana was Garfield County, MT with 94% 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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Montana over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Valley County, MT

Matt Rosendale
Montana at-large Representative
Republican Party

Valley 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 Valley County, MT have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Valley County, MT was $150,500 in 2020, which is 0.655 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $151,400 to $150,500, a 0.594% decrease. The homeownership rate in Valley County, MT is 75.1%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Valley County, MT have an average commute time of 15.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Valley County, MT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$150,500
2020 Median
± $16,801
$151,400
2019 Median
± $15,585

In 2020, the median property value in Valley County, MT declined from to $150,500 from the previous year's value of $151,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Valley 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 Valley County, MT the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$51,087
Median Household Income
± $3,619
3.32k
Number of Households
± 302

In 2020, the median household income of the 3.32k households in Valley County, MT declined from $51,087 from the previous year's value of $53,162.

The following chart displays the households in Valley 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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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

75.1%
2020 Homeownership
74.9%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 75.1% of the housing units in Valley County, MT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 74.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Valley County, MT compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

15.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Valley County, MT have a shorter commute time (15.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 0.816% of the workforce in Valley County, MT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (70.6%)
  2. Carpooled (12%)
  3. Worked At Home (10.7%)

In 2020, 70.6% of workers in Valley County, MT drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12%) and those who worked at home (10.7%).

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

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Health

90.5% of the population of Valley County, MT has health coverage, with 34% on employee plans, 18.9% on Medicaid, 15% on Medicare, 20.3% on non-group plans, and 2.32% 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).

Primary care physicians in Valley County, MT see 1240 patients per year on average, which represents a 16.6% decrease from the previous year (1487 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3698 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 740 patients per year.

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%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,240 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Valley County, MT

Primary care physicians in Valley County, MT see an average of 1,240 patients per year. This represents a 16.6% decrease from the previous year (1,487 patients).

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

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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

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

9.52%
Uninsured
34%
Employer Coverage
18.9%
Medicaid
15%
Medicare
20.3%
Non-Group
2.32%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Valley County, MT grew by 12.9% from 8.43% to 9.52%.

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