Gallatin County, MT

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2022 Population
119,685
2.54% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Tester
Democratic Party
US Senator
Steve Daines
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
33.5
0.593% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
10.6%
2% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$83,434
9.48% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$526,700
21% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
69,031
2.9% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Gallatin County, MT had a population of 120k people with a median age of 33.5 and a median household income of $83,434. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Gallatin County, MT grew from 116,725 to 119,685, a 2.54% increase and its median household income grew from $76,208 to $83,434, a 9.48% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Gallatin County, MT are White (Non-Hispanic) (89.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.03%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.75%), White (Hispanic) (1.52%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.37%).

None of the households in Gallatin 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.

98.1% of the residents in Gallatin County, MT are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Gallatin County, MT are Montana State University (3,536 degrees awarded in 2022), Academy of Cosmetology Inc (21 degrees), and Montana Bible College (262165) (12 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Gallatin County, MT was $526,700, and the homeownership rate was 61.4%.

Most people in Gallatin County, MT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Gallatin County, MT was 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Hyalite Reservoir and Elephant Mountain, south of Bozeman, MT in Gallatin, MT

Population & Diversity

Gallatin County, MT is home to a population of 120k people, from which 98.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.59% of Gallatin County, MT residents were born outside of the country (4.3k people).

In 2022, there were 29.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (107k people) in Gallatin County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.63k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 2.1k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.1%
2022 Citizenship
98.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.1% of Gallatin County, MT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Gallatin County, MT was 98.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Gallatin County, MT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    107k ± 412
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    3.63k ± 384
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    2.1k ± 397
4.26%
Hispanic Population
5.09k people

In 2022, there were 29.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (107k people) in Gallatin County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.63k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 2.1k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.26% of the people in Gallatin County, MT are hispanic (5.09k people).

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

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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

3.59%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
4.3k people
3.45%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
4.03k people

As of 2022, 3.59% of Gallatin County, MT residents (4.3k 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 Gallatin County, MT was 3.45%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,925 ± 263
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,868 ± 431
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    661 ± 171

Gallatin County, MT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.03 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Gallatin County, MT employs 69k people. The largest industries in Gallatin County, MT are Retail Trade (8,765 people), Construction (7,784 people), and Educational Services (7,642 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($250,001), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($122,908), and Utilities ($71,500).

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

69k
2022 Value
± 2,160
2.9%
1 Year growth
± 4.43%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Gallatin County, MT grew at a rate of 2.9%, from 67.1k employees to 69k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Gallatin County, MT, are Management Occupations (9,804 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,684 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,518 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Gallatin County, MT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

69k
2022 Value
± 2,160
2.9%
1 Year growth
± 4.43%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Gallatin County, MT grew at a rate of 2.9%, from 67.1k employees to 69k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Gallatin County, MT, are Retail Trade (8,765 people), Construction (7,784 people), and Educational Services (7,642 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Gallatin County, MT, though some of these residents may live in Gallatin 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

$52,432
Median earning men ± $3,474
$33,634
Median earning women ± $1,629

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($72,253), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($69,520), and Public Administration ($68,669).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($53,056), Public Administration ($48,309), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($47,615).

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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. 1,654
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,467
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 1,143
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Gallatin County, MT went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 52.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (44.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (3.15%).

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 Gallatin County, MT awarded 3,569 degrees. The student population of Gallatin County, MT in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 8,673 male students and 8,045 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Gallatin County, MT are White (3,013 and 87%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (153 and 4.42%), Two or More Races (146 and 4.21%), and Unknown (50 and 1.44%).

The largest universities in Gallatin County, MT by number of degrees awarded are Montana State University (3,536 and 99.1%), Academy of Cosmetology Inc (21 and 0.588%), and Montana Bible College (262165) (12 and 0.336%).

The most popular majors in Gallatin County, MT are General Business (292 and 8.18%), Registered Nursing (268 and 7.51%), and Mechanical Engineering (194 and 5.44%).

The median tuition costs in Gallatin County, MT are $9,440 for private four year colleges, and $5,824 and $27,391 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Gallatin County, MT, the percentage of applicants admitted was 73.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 17.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 16,718 (51.9% men and 48.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 16,718 students enrolled in Gallatin County, MT, 51.9% men and 48.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 13,878 records, of which 47.5% were women and 52.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 261 degrees awarded
  2. 179 degrees awarded
  3. 292 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Gallatin County, MT was Registered Nursing with 261 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Gallatin County, MT according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,536 degrees awarded
  2. 21 degrees awarded
  3. 12 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Montana State University with 3,536 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,671 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Gallatin County, MT, which is 0.88 times less than the 1,898 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 3,013 degrees mean that there were 19.7 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 153 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($9,440) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,903) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,450) 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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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 Gallatin County, MT was $526,700 in 2022, which is 1.87 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $435,400 to $526,700, a 21% increase. The homeownership rate in Gallatin County, MT is 61.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Gallatin County, MT have an average commute time of 18.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Gallatin County, MT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Gallatin County, MT is $83,434. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Gallatin County, MT was Census Tract 10.01 with a value of $142,868, followed by Census Tract 5.04 and Census Tract 5.02, with respective values of $132,550 and $121,250.

In 2022, 15.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Gallatin County, MT. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.632%.

Property

$526,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$19,427
$29,372
Median Property Taxes
±$1,185

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 Gallatin County, MT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

61.4%
Homeownership
2022
68%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 61.4% of the housing units in Gallatin County, MT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 62.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 10.01
  2. Census Tract 5.04
  3. Census Tract 5.02

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Gallatin County, MT was Census Tract 10.01 with a value of $142,868, followed by Census Tract 5.04 and Census Tract 5.02, with respective values of $132,550 and $121,250.

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

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Household Income

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$83,434
Median Household Income
± $2,988
47.9k
Number of Households
± 1,694

In 2022, the median household income of the 47.9k households in Gallatin County, MT grew to $83,434 from the previous year's value of $76,208.

The following chart displays the households in Gallatin 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 Gallatin 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 (68.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (14.5%)
  3. Carpooled (8.16%)

In 2022, 68.2% of workers in Gallatin County, MT drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (14.5%) and those who carpooled to work (8.16%).

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Commute Time

18.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Gallatin County, MT have a shorter commute time (18.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.32% of the workforce in Gallatin 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, 15.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Gallatin County, MT. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.632%.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Gallatin County, MT (12.2k out of 115k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 7.1% of the children was living in poverty in Gallatin County, MT. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 6.7%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 226 in Gallatin County, MT. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 51.3 per 100,000 population.

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Health

92.6% of the population of Gallatin County, MT has health coverage, with 51.8% on employee plans, 10.3% on Medicaid, 10% on Medicare, 19.1% on non-group plans, and 1.37% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Gallatin County, MT see 1244 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.3% increase from the previous year (1216 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1479 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 268 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.6% were men and 48.4% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,244 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Gallatin County, MT

Primary care physicians in Gallatin County, MT see an average of 1,244 patients per year. This represents a 2.3% increase from the previous year (1,216 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Gallatin 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 21.1% under 18 years, 31% between 18 and 34 years, 35% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.6% were men and 48.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.41%
Uninsured
51.8%
Employer Coverage
10.3%
Medicaid
10%
Medicare
19.1%
Non-Group
1.37%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Gallatin County, MT declined by 0.483% from 7.44% to 7.41%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 25.7 in Gallatin County, MT.

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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 22.9% in Gallatin County, MT.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.25% in Gallatin County, MT.

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