Beaverhead County, MT

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2022 Population
9,469
0.831% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Tester
Democratic Party
US Senator
Steve Daines
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
42.3
0.236% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
15.4%
6.57% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$55,867
9.44% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$278,300
11.8% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
4,600
3.74% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Beaverhead County, MT had a population of 9.47k people with a median age of 42.3 and a median household income of $55,867. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Beaverhead County, MT grew from 9,391 to 9,469, a 0.831% increase and its median household income grew from $51,048 to $55,867, a 9.44% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Beaverhead County, MT are White (Non-Hispanic) (89.1%), White (Hispanic) (3.41%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.07%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (2.01%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.77%).

None of the households in Beaverhead 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.

99.2% of the residents in Beaverhead County, MT are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Beaverhead County, MT are The University of Montana-Western (425 degrees awarded in 2022) and Pima Medical Institute-Dillon (44 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Beaverhead County, MT was $278,300, and the homeownership rate was 66.4%.

Most people in Beaverhead County, MT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Beaverhead County, MT was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Beaverhead County, MT is home to a population of 9.47k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.16% of Beaverhead County, MT residents were born outside of the country (110 people).

In 2022, there were 26.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.44k people) in Beaverhead County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 323 White (Hispanic) and 196 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.2%
2022 Citizenship
98.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.2% of Beaverhead County, MT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Beaverhead County, MT was 98.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Beaverhead County, MT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    8.44k ± 11
  2. White (Hispanic)
    323 ± 130
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    196 ± 57.1
5.54%
Hispanic Population
525 people

In 2022, there were 26.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.44k people) in Beaverhead County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 323 White (Hispanic) and 196 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.54% of the people in Beaverhead County, MT are hispanic (525 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Canada
    3,689 ± 1,489 people
  2. Mexico
    2,900 ± 1,320 people
  3. Germany
    2,151 ± 1,138 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Montana was Canada, the natal country of 3,689 Montana residents, followed by Mexico with 2,900 and Germany with 2,151.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.16%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
110 people
2.15%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
202 people

As of 2022, 1.16% of Beaverhead County, MT residents (110 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Beaverhead County, MT was 2.15%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    248 ± 71
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    187 ± 94
  3. Korea
    86 ± 53

Beaverhead County, MT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.33 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Beaverhead County, MT employs 4.6k people. The largest industries in Beaverhead County, MT are Health Care & Social Assistance (750 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (579 people), and Retail Trade (480 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($78,875), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($70,885), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($58,699).

Males in Montana have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,691. The income inequality in Montana (measured using the Gini index) is 0.463, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

4.6k
2022 Value
± 411
3.74%
1 Year growth
± 12.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Beaverhead County, MT grew at a rate of 3.74%, from 4.43k employees to 4.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Beaverhead County, MT, are Management Occupations (714 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (543 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (402 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Beaverhead County, MT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

4.6k
2022 Value
± 411
3.74%
1 Year growth
± 12.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Beaverhead County, MT grew at a rate of 3.74%, from 4.43k employees to 4.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Beaverhead County, MT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (750 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (579 people), and Retail Trade (480 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Beaverhead County, MT, though some of these residents may live in Beaverhead County, MT and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$42,733
Median earning men ± $6,445
$29,784
Median earning women ± $2,560

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($82,237), Public Administration ($70,938), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($60,000).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($68,487), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($62,875), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,313).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.24%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 508k people employed in Montana. This represents a 2.24% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.8%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Montana.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 113
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 90
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services
  3. 87
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Beaverhead County, MT went to Donald J. Trump with 69.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (28.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.3%).

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.

Montana is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

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.

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US Representatives from Montana

Montana is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Beaverhead County, MT awarded 469 degrees. The student population of Beaverhead County, MT in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 452 male students and 1,028 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Beaverhead County, MT are White (380 and 81%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native (32 and 6.82%), Two or More Races (20 and 4.26%), and Hispanic or Latino (17 and 3.62%).

The largest universities in Beaverhead County, MT by number of degrees awarded are The University of Montana-Western (425 and 90.6%) and Pima Medical Institute-Dillon (44 and 9.38%).

The most popular majors in Beaverhead County, MT are Early Childhood Education & Teaching (86 and 18.3%), Elementary Education & Teaching (73 and 15.6%), and General Studies (55 and 11.7%).

The median tuition cost in Beaverhead County, MT for a public four year colleges is $4,658 for in-state students and $16,406 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Beaverhead County, MT, the percentage of applicants admitted was 36.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 50.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 1,480 (30.5% men and 69.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 1,480 students enrolled in Beaverhead County, MT, 30.5% men and 69.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,091 records, of which 69.8% were women and 30.2% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Beaverhead County, MT was Elementary Education & Teaching with 73 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 425 degrees awarded
  2. 44 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was The University of Montana-Western with 425 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 123 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Beaverhead County, MT, which is 0.355 times less than the 346 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 380 degrees mean that there were 11.9 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, American Indian or Alaska Native, with 32 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($4,658) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,216) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($924) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.324% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.29% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (252k), Some college (211k), and Bachelors Degree (180k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Beaverhead County, MT was $278,300 in 2022, which is 0.987 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $249,000 to $278,300, a 11.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Beaverhead County, MT is 66.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Beaverhead County, MT have an average commute time of 19.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Beaverhead County, MT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Beaverhead County, MT is $55,867. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Beaverhead County, MT was Census Tract 1 with a value of $59,375, followed by Census Tract 2 and Census Tract 3, with respective values of $58,340 and $44,563.

In 2022, 17.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Beaverhead County, MT. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 4.21%.

Property

$278,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$28,042
$2,728
Median Property Taxes
±$310

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Beaverhead County, MT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

66.4%
Homeownership
2022
62.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 66.4% of the housing units in Beaverhead County, MT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 67.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1
  2. Census Tract 2
  3. Census Tract 3

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Beaverhead County, MT was Census Tract 1 with a value of $59,375, followed by Census Tract 2 and Census Tract 3, with respective values of $58,340 and $44,563.

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

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Household Income

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$55,867
Median Household Income
± $3,009
4.11k
Number of Households
± 390

In 2022, the median household income of the 4.11k households in Beaverhead County, MT grew to $55,867 from the previous year's value of $51,048.

The following chart displays the households in Beaverhead 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Beaverhead County, MT is from Montana.
0.463
2022 Wage GINI in Montana
0.463
2021 Wage GINI in Montana

In 2022, the income inequality in Montana was 0.463 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0827% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (73.5%)
  2. Carpooled (9.06%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.66%)

In 2022, 73.5% of workers in Beaverhead County, MT drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.06%) and those who worked at home (7.66%).

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Commute Time

19.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Beaverhead County, MT have a shorter commute time (19.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.42% of the workforce in Beaverhead County, MT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 17.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Beaverhead County, MT. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 4.21%.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Beaverhead County, MT (1.39k out of 9.01k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 65 - 74.

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

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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 15.6% of the children was living in poverty in Beaverhead County, MT. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 9.7%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 107 in Beaverhead County, MT. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 78.9 per 100,000 population.

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Health

93.5% of the population of Beaverhead County, MT has health coverage, with 35.9% on employee plans, 16.6% on Medicaid, 17.7% on Medicare, 19.6% on non-group plans, and 3.71% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Beaverhead County, MT see 630 patients per year on average, which represents a 6.25% decrease from the previous year (672 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1897 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 499 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.4% were men and 49.6% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

630 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Beaverhead County, MT

Primary care physicians in Beaverhead County, MT see an average of 630 patients per year. This represents a 6.25% decrease from the previous year (672 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 17.6% under 18 years, 24.1% between 18 and 34 years, 35.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 22.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.4% were men and 49.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.55%
Uninsured
35.9%
Employer Coverage
16.6%
Medicaid
17.7%
Medicare
19.6%
Non-Group
3.71%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Beaverhead County, MT declined by 1.8% from 6.67% to 6.55%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 29.8% in Beaverhead County, MT.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 10.7% in Beaverhead County, MT.

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