Garfield County, MT

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2020 Population
1,051
1.45% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Tester
Democratic Party
US Senator
Steve Daines
Republican Party
US Representative
Matt Rosendale
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
40.1
12.4% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
5.42%
9.38% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$43,750
4.17% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$155,300
25.1% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
562
2.18% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Garfield County, MT had a population of 1.05k people with a median age of 40.1 and a median household income of $43,750. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Garfield County, MT grew from 1,036 to 1,051, a 1.45% increase and its median household income grew from $42,000 to $43,750, a 4.17% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Garfield County, MT are White (Non-Hispanic) (99.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.571%), White (Hispanic) (0.285%), Black or African American (Hispanic) (0%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0%).

None of the households in Garfield 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.

100% of the residents in Garfield County, MT are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Garfield County, MT was $155,300, and the homeownership rate was 68.6%. Most people in Garfield County, MT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 12.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Garfield County, MT was 3 cars per household.

Diversity

Garfield County, MT is home to a population of 1.05k people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2020, 0% of Garfield County, MT residents were born outside of the country (0 people).

In 2020, there were 174 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.04k people) in Garfield County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Garfield County, MT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.04k ± 148
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    6 ± 11
  3. White (Hispanic)
    3 ± 5
0.285%
Hispanic Population
3 people

In 2020, there were 174 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.04k people) in Garfield County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0.285% of the people in Garfield County, MT are hispanic (3 people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Canada
    3,678 ± 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

100%
2020 Citizenship
100%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 100% of Garfield County, MT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Garfield County, MT was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been maintaining.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    33 ± 22
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    8 ± 14
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    5 ± 17

Garfield County, MT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.13 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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Y-Axis
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

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 Garfield County, MT employs 562 people. The largest industries in Garfield County, MT are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (233 people), Retail Trade (68 people), and Educational Services (43 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($50,833), Construction ($49,167), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($38,000).

Wages

Median Household Income

$43,750
2020 value
± $10,866
4.17%
1 Year Growth
± 28.1%

Households in Garfield County, MT have a median annual income of $43,750, 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 $42,000 in 2019, which represents a 4.17% 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 Garfield 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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Race/Ethnicity
Census Tract 1
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 65 - 74
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

5.42% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Garfield County, MT (57 out of 1.05k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 65 - 74, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

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
    57 ± 49
  2. Black
    0 ± 56
  3. Native American
    0 ± 56

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

562
2020 Value
± 98
2.18%
1 Year growth
± 23.1%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Garfield County, MT grew at a rate of 2.18%, from 550 employees to 562 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Garfield County, MT, are Management Occupations (211 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (57 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (48 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Garfield County, MT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Garfield County, MT, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (211 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (57 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (48 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Garfield County, MT has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (7.76 times higher than expected), Management Occupations (3.57 times), and Material Moving Occupations (2.07 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Garfield County, MT, by median earnings, are Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($98,750), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($88,750), and Transportation Occupations ($54,167).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

562
2020 Value
± 98
2.18%
1 Year growth
± 23.1%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Garfield County, MT grew at a rate of 2.18%, from 550 employees to 562 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Garfield County, MT, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (233 people), Retail Trade (68 people), and Educational Services (43 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Garfield County, MT, though some of these residents may live in Garfield 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 Garfield County, MT, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (233 people), Retail Trade (68 people), and Educational Services (43 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Garfield County, MT has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (33.8 times higher than expected), Retail Trade (1.1 times), and Public Administration (1.07 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Garfield County, MT, by median earnings, are Wholesale Trade ($50,833), Construction ($49,167), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($38,000).

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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 Garfield County, MT went to Donald J. Trump with 94% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (5.04%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.984%). 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.

Garfield 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 Garfield County, MT
94% 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 Garfield County, MT

Matt Rosendale
Montana at-large Representative
Republican Party

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

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Garfield County, MT was $155,300 in 2020, which is 0.676 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $124,100 to $155,300, a 25.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Garfield County, MT is 68.6%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Garfield County, MT have an average commute time of 12.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Garfield County, MT is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$155,300
2020 Median
± $8,333
$124,100
2019 Median
± $35,581

In 2020, the median property value in Garfield County, MT grew to to $155,300 from the previous year's value of $124,100.

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

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Household Income

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$43,750
Median Household Income
± $10,866
437
Number of Households
± 66

In 2020, the median household income of the 437 households in Garfield County, MT grew to $43,750 from the previous year's value of $42,000.

The following chart displays the households in Garfield 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

68.6%
2020 Homeownership
73.1%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 68.6% of the housing units in Garfield County, MT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 73.1%.

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

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Commute Time

12.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Garfield County, MT have a shorter commute time (12.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.15% of the workforce in Garfield County, MT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (47.6%)
  2. Walked (22.8%)
  3. Worked At Home (22.5%)

In 2020, 47.6% of workers in Garfield County, MT drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (22.8%) and those who worked at home (22.5%).

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

3 cars
Average Number

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

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Health

85.1% of the population of Garfield County, MT has health coverage, with 22.3% on employee plans, 12.9% on Medicaid, 17.3% on Medicare, 31.1% on non-group plans, and 1.43% 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

14.9%
Uninsured
22.3%
Employer Coverage
12.9%
Medicaid
17.3%
Medicare
31.1%
Non-Group
1.43%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Garfield County, MT grew by 30% from 11.5% to 14.9%.

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