Silver Bow County, MT

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2022 Population
35,306
0.825% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Tester
Democratic Party
US Senator
Steve Daines
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
40.3
0.494% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
15.9%
0.396% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$56,297
11.9% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$195,800
19% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
16,448
1.57% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Silver Bow County, MT had a population of 35.3k people with a median age of 40.3 and a median household income of $56,297. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Silver Bow County, MT grew from 35,017 to 35,306, a 0.825% increase and its median household income grew from $50,331 to $56,297, a 11.9% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Silver Bow County, MT are White (Non-Hispanic) (89.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.22%), White (Hispanic) (2.8%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.68%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.23%).

None of the households in Silver Bow 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.

99.3% of the residents in Silver Bow County, MT are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Silver Bow County, MT are Montana Technological University (381 degrees awarded in 2022), Highlands College of Montana Tech (139 degrees), and Butte Academy of Beauty Culture (17 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Silver Bow County, MT was $195,800, and the homeownership rate was 70.1%.

Most people in Silver Bow County, MT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 16.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Silver Bow County, MT was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Silver Bow County, MT is home to a population of 35.3k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.46% of Silver Bow County, MT residents were born outside of the country (516 people).

In 2022, there were 27.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (31.7k people) in Silver Bow County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.14k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 990 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.3%
2022 Citizenship
99.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.3% of Silver Bow County, MT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Silver Bow County, MT was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Silver Bow County, MT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    31.7k ± 114
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.14k ± 271
  3. White (Hispanic)
    990 ± 247
4.63%
Hispanic Population
1.64k people

In 2022, there were 27.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (31.7k people) in Silver Bow County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.14k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 990 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.63% of the people in Silver Bow County, MT are hispanic (1.64k 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

1.46%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
516 people
1.38%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
483 people

As of 2022, 1.46% of Silver Bow County, MT residents (516 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 Silver Bow County, MT was 1.38%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    927 ± 204
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    682 ± 196
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    357 ± 111

Silver Bow County, MT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.36 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Silver Bow County, MT employs 16.4k people. The largest industries in Silver Bow County, MT are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,787 people), Retail Trade (1,698 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (1,688 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($80,643), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($74,460), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($65,478).

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

16.4k
2022 Value
± 972
1.57%
1 Year growth
± 8.45%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Silver Bow County, MT grew at a rate of 1.57%, from 16.2k employees to 16.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Silver Bow County, MT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,271 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,727 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,224 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Silver Bow County, MT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

16.4k
2022 Value
± 972
1.57%
1 Year growth
± 8.45%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Silver Bow County, MT grew at a rate of 1.57%, from 16.2k employees to 16.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Silver Bow County, MT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,787 people), Retail Trade (1,698 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (1,688 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Silver Bow County, MT, though some of these residents may live in Silver Bow 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

$45,896
Median earning men ± $3,186
$31,727
Median earning women ± $3,423

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($67,280), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($63,953), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($59,917).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($59,250), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($47,024), and Public Administration ($44,347).

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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. 526
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 245
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services
  3. 233
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Silver Bow County, MT went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 55.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (41.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.79%).

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 Silver Bow County, MT awarded 537 degrees. The student population of Silver Bow County, MT in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 1,359 male students and 958 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Silver Bow County, MT are White (429 and 84.3%), followed by Unknown (37 and 7.27%), American Indian or Alaska Native (18 and 3.54%), and Hispanic or Latino (12 and 2.36%).

The largest universities in Silver Bow County, MT by number of degrees awarded are Montana Technological University (381 and 70.9%), Highlands College of Montana Tech (139 and 25.9%), and Butte Academy of Beauty Culture (17 and 3.17%).

The most popular majors in Silver Bow County, MT are Occupational Health & Industrial Hygiene (63 and 11.7%), Other Electrical Maintenance & Repair Technology (60 and 11.2%), and Mechanical Engineering (42 and 7.82%).

The median tuition cost in Silver Bow County, MT for a public four year colleges is $5,878 for in-state students and $21,414 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Silver Bow County, MT, the percentage of applicants admitted was 89.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 19.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 2,317 (58.7% men and 41.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 2,317 students enrolled in Silver Bow County, MT, 58.7% men and 41.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,896 records, of which 42.2% were women and 57.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 42 degrees awarded
  2. 42 degrees awarded
  3. 31 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Silver Bow County, MT was Mechanical Engineering with 42 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 381 degrees awarded
  2. 139 degrees awarded
  3. 17 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Montana Technological University with 381 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 349 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Silver Bow County, MT, which is 1.86 times more than the 188 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 429 degrees mean that there were 11.6 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 37 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 ($5,878) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,649) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,320) 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 Silver Bow County, MT was $195,800 in 2022, which is 0.695 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $164,600 to $195,800, a 19% increase. The homeownership rate in Silver Bow County, MT is 70.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Silver Bow County, MT have an average commute time of 16.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Silver Bow County, MT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Silver Bow County, MT is $56,297. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Silver Bow County, MT was Census Tract 8 with a value of $83,594, followed by Census Tract 7 and Census Tract 5, with respective values of $76,107 and $65,317.

In 2022, 17.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Silver Bow County, MT. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 4.21%.

Property

$195,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$12,457
$10,578
Median Property Taxes
±$710

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 Silver Bow County, MT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

70.1%
Homeownership
2022
65.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 70.1% of the housing units in Silver Bow County, MT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 8
  2. Census Tract 7
  3. Census Tract 5

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Silver Bow County, MT was Census Tract 8 with a value of $83,594, followed by Census Tract 7 and Census Tract 5, with respective values of $76,107 and $65,317.

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

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Household Income

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$56,297
Median Household Income
± $2,474
15.1k
Number of Households
± 897

In 2022, the median household income of the 15.1k households in Silver Bow County, MT grew to $56,297 from the previous year's value of $50,331.

The following chart displays the households in Silver Bow 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 $50k - $60k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Silver Bow 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 (78.5%)
  2. Carpooled (9.99%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.41%)

In 2022, 78.5% of workers in Silver Bow County, MT drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.99%) and those who worked at home (6.41%).

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Commute Time

16.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Silver Bow County, MT have a shorter commute time (16.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.77% of the workforce in Silver Bow 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, 17.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Silver Bow County, MT. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 4.21%.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Silver Bow County, MT (5.44k out of 34.2k 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 Males 25 - 34 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Silver Bow County, MT is White, followed by Native American and Hispanic.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 14.6% of the children was living in poverty in Silver Bow County, MT. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 8%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 318 in Silver Bow County, MT. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 27 per 100,000 population.

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Health

92.9% of the population of Silver Bow County, MT has health coverage, with 39.9% on employee plans, 21.3% on Medicaid, 15% on Medicare, 14.1% on non-group plans, and 2.63% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Silver Bow County, MT see 1518 patients per year on average, which represents a 8.43% increase from the previous year (1400 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1035 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 170 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.3% were men and 49.7% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,518 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Silver Bow County, MT

Primary care physicians in Silver Bow County, MT see an average of 1,518 patients per year. This represents a 8.43% increase from the previous year (1,400 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Silver Bow 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 22.1% under 18 years, 21.7% between 18 and 34 years, 37.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 19% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.3% were men and 49.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.08%
Uninsured
39.9%
Employer Coverage
21.3%
Medicaid
15%
Medicare
14.1%
Non-Group
2.63%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Silver Bow County, MT grew by 11.4% from 6.36% to 7.08%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 38.8 in Silver Bow 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 33.3% in Silver Bow County, MT.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 9.2% in Silver Bow County, MT.

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