Wheatland County, MT

County

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Population
2,149
1.94% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Tester
Democratic Party
US Senator
Steve Daines
Republican Party
Median Age
40.4

Poverty Rate
17.2%

Median Household Income
$41,186
10.6% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$89,800
0.56% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
975
0.103% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Wheatland County, MT had a population of 2.15k people with a median age of 40.4 and a median household income of $41,186. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Wheatland County, MT grew from 2,108 to 2,149, a 1.94% increase and its median household income grew from $37,222 to $41,186, a 10.6% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wheatland County, MT are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.95%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Hispanic) (1.54%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.21%), and White (Hispanic) (1.12%). 0% of the people in Wheatland County, MT speak a non-English language, and 98.1% are U.S. citizens.

In 2018, the median property value in Wheatland County, MT was $89,800, and the homeownership rate was 70.5%. Most people in Wheatland County, MT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 6.86 minutes. The average car ownership in Wheatland County, MT was 2 cars per household.

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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Start Year
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-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Montana. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

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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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Wheatland County, MT went to Donald J. Trump with 74.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (18.9%), followed by Other (6.87%). The most partisan county was Garfield County, MT with 90.9% 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.

Wheatland 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 Wheatland County, MT
74.2% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Montana
  1. 90.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 86.3% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 86.3% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Montana was Garfield County, MT with 90.9% 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 Wheatland County, MT

Matt Rosendale
Montana at-large Representative
Republican Party

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

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Diversity

Wheatland County, MT is home to a population of 2.15k people, from which 98.1% are citizens. As of 2018, 2.79% of Wheatland County, MT residents were born outside of the country (60 people).

In 2018, there were 48 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.01k people) in Wheatland County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 42 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 33 American Indian & Alaska Native (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Wheatland County, MT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    2.01k ± 64
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    42 ± 36.4
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Hispanic)
    33 ± 40
2.65%
Hispanic Population
57 people

In 2018, there were 48 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.01k people) in Wheatland County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 42 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 33 American Indian & Alaska Native (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.65% of the people in Wheatland County, MT are hispanic (57 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.79%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
60 people
2.28%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
48 people

As of 2018, 2.79% of Wheatland County, MT residents (60 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Wheatland County, MT was 2.28%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

40
Median Native-Born Age
± 5.2
41
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1

In 2018, the median age of all people in Wheatland County, MT was 40.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Wheatland County, MT are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Wheatland County, MT residents was 39.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Canada
    4,205 ± 1,589 people
  2. Mexico
    2,625 ± 1,256 people
  3. Philippines
    2,065 ± 1,115 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Montana was Canada, the natal country of 4,205 Montana residents, followed by Mexico with 2,625 and Philippines with 2,065.

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Citizenship

98.1%
2018 Citizenship
98.1%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 98.1% of Wheatland County, MT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Wheatland County, MT was 98.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    80 ± 34
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    19 ± 14
  3. Korea
    2 ± 11

Wheatland County, MT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.21 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Wheatland County, MT is $41,186. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Wheatland County, MT was Census Tract 1 with a value of $41,186, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

Males in Montana have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,840. The income inequality in Montana (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Wheatland County, MT employs 975 people. The largest industries in Wheatland County, MT are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (370 people), Construction (86 people), and Educational Services (71 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($54,583), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($53,750), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services ($53,036).

Wages

Median Household Income

$41,186
2018 value
± $3,688
10.6%
1 Year Growth
± 14.5%

Households in Wheatland County, MT have a median annual income of $41,186, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $37,222 in 2017, which represents a 10.6% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,856
Average Male Salary in Montana
± $3,151
$42,840
Average Female Salary in Montana
± $2,321

In 2019, full-time male employees in Montana made 1.4 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 in Montana
  1. White
    $45,469 ± $1,886
  2. Other
    $43,406 ± $25,882
  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races
    $41,038 ± $47,698

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Montana workers was White. These workers were paid 1.05 times more than Other workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Montana.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Montana by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Wheatland County, MT is from Montana.
0.46
2019 Wage GINI in Montana
0.462
2018 Wage GINI in Montana

In 2019, the income inequality in Montana was 0.46 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.39% decline from 2018 to 2019, 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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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1
  2. N/A
  3. N/A

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wheatland County, MT was Census Tract 1 with a value of $41,186, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Wheatland 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

17.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wheatland County, MT (365 out of 2.12k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 12 - 14 and then Males 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
    364 ± 85
  2. Hispanic
    3 ± 50
  3. Native American
    1 ± 50

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

975
2018 Value
± 136
0.103%
1 Year growth
± 20%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Wheatland County, MT grew at a rate of 0.103%, from 974 employees to 975 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wheatland County, MT, are Management Occupations (192 people), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (133 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (107 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wheatland County, MT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Wheatland County, MT, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (192 people), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (133 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (107 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Wheatland County, MT has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (20.3 times higher than expected), Management Occupations (1.98 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.78 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Wheatland County, MT, by median earnings, are Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($105,833), Transportation Occupations ($64,063), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($51,250).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

975
2018 Value
± 136
0.103%
1 Year growth
± 20%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Wheatland County, MT grew at a rate of 0.103%, from 974 employees to 975 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wheatland County, MT, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (370 people), Construction (86 people), and Educational Services (71 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wheatland County, MT, though some of these residents may live in Wheatland 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 Wheatland County, MT, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (370 people), Construction (86 people), and Educational Services (71 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Wheatland County, MT has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (31.5 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.55 times), and Construction (1.38 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Wheatland County, MT, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($54,583), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($53,750), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services ($53,036).

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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 in Montana
$53.9B
Projected 2045 Value in Montana
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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wheatland County, MT was $89,800 in 2018, which is 0.391 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $89,300 to $89,800, a 0.56% increase. The homeownership rate in Wheatland County, MT is 70.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Wheatland County, MT have an average commute time of 6.86 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Wheatland County, MT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$89,800
2018 Median
± $13,534
$89,300
2017 Median
± $8,622

In 2018, the median property value in Wheatland County, MT grew to to $89,800 from the previous year's value of $89,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Wheatland 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 Wheatland County, MT the largest share of households have a property value in the $80k - $90k range.

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Household Income

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$41,186
Median Household Income
± $3,688
821
Number of Households
± 107

In 2018, the median household income of the 821 households in Wheatland County, MT grew to $41,186 from the previous year's value of $37,222.

The following chart displays the households in Wheatland 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
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

70.5%
2018 Homeownership
64.5%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 70.5% of the housing units in Wheatland County, MT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 64.5%.

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

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Commute Time

6.86 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wheatland County, MT have a shorter commute time (6.86 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 0.608% of the workforce in Wheatland County, MT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (49.3%)
  2. Walked (30%)
  3. Worked At Home (13.6%)

In 2018, 49.3% of workers in Wheatland County, MT drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (30%) and those who worked at home (13.6%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Health

86.3% of the population of Wheatland County, MT has health coverage, with 26.1% on employee plans, 24.2% on Medicaid, 13.9% on Medicare, 18.6% on non-group plans, and 3.5% 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).

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%)

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

13.7%
Uninsured
26.1%
Employer Coverage
24.2%
Medicaid
13.9%
Medicare
18.6%
Non-Group
3.5%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wheatland County, MT declined by 7.02% from 14.7% to 13.7%.

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