Yellowstone County, MT

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2020 Population
160,390
0.869% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Tester
Democratic Party
US Senator
Steve Daines
Republican Party
US Representative
Matt Rosendale
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
38.7
0.781% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
9.6%
2% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$62,630
2.23% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$238,700
5.62% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
81,609
0.571% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Yellowstone County, MT had a population of 160k people with a median age of 38.7 and a median household income of $62,630. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Yellowstone County, MT grew from 159,008 to 160,390, a 0.869% increase and its median household income grew from $61,264 to $62,630, a 2.23% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Yellowstone County, MT are White (Non-Hispanic) (85.8%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (3.61%), White (Hispanic) (3.46%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.3%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.907%).

None of the households in Yellowstone 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 Yellowstone County, MT are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Yellowstone County, MT are Montana State University Billings (839 degrees awarded in 2020), Rocky Mountain College (227 degrees), and Bold Beauty Academy (60 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Yellowstone County, MT was $238,700, and the homeownership rate was 68.9%.

Most people in Yellowstone County, MT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Yellowstone County, MT was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Yellowstone County, MT is home to a population of 160k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.94% of Yellowstone County, MT residents were born outside of the country (3.12k people).

In 2020, there were 23.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (138k people) in Yellowstone County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.8k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 5.54k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.2%
2020 Citizenship
99.1%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.2% of Yellowstone County, MT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Yellowstone County, MT was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Yellowstone County, MT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    138k ± 332
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    5.8k ± 464
  3. White (Hispanic)
    5.54k ± 664
5.88%
Hispanic Population
9.43k people

In 2020, there were 23.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (138k people) in Yellowstone County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.8k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 5.54k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.88% of the people in Yellowstone County, MT are hispanic (9.43k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Yellowstone 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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Foreign-Born Population

1.94%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
3.12k people
2.1%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
3.34k people

As of 2020, 1.94% of Yellowstone County, MT residents (3.12k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Yellowstone County, MT was 2.1%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    4,133 ± 472
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,250 ± 421
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,211 ± 412

Yellowstone County, MT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.84 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Yellowstone County, MT employs 81.6k people. The largest industries in Yellowstone County, MT are Health Care & Social Assistance (14,332 people), Retail Trade (9,969 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (6,811 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($82,269), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($81,703), and Utilities ($78,409).

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.

Occupations

81.6k
2020 Value
± 2,309
0.571%
1 Year growth
± 3.71%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Yellowstone County, MT grew at a rate of 0.571%, from 81.1k employees to 81.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Yellowstone County, MT, are Sales & Related Occupations (9,466 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,733 people), and Management Occupations (8,460 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Yellowstone County, MT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

81.6k
2020 Value
± 2,309
0.571%
1 Year growth
± 3.71%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Yellowstone County, MT grew at a rate of 0.571%, from 81.1k employees to 81.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Yellowstone County, MT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (14,332 people), Retail Trade (9,969 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (6,811 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Yellowstone County, MT, though some of these residents may live in Yellowstone 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

$47,979
Median earning men ± $2,294
$31,294
Median earning women ± $1,004

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($62,950), Public Administration ($61,587), and Manufacturing ($57,931).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($45,974), Wholesale Trade ($43,089), and Information ($40,897).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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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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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,844
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,396
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 1,202
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $2.15M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $970k
    Manufacturing
  3. $893k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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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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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Yellowstone County, MT went to Donald J. Trump with 60.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (36.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.83%).

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.

Yellowstone 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.

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 Yellowstone County, MT

Matt Rosendale
Montana at-large Representative
Republican Party

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

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In 2020, universities in Yellowstone County, MT awarded 1,136 degrees. The student population of Yellowstone County, MT in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 1,846 male students and 3,323 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Yellowstone County, MT are White (923 and 82.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (69 and 6.17%), American Indian or Alaska Native (45 and 4.03%), and Two or More Races (31 and 2.77%).

The largest universities in Yellowstone County, MT by number of degrees awarded are Montana State University Billings (839 and 73.9%), Rocky Mountain College (227 and 20%), and Bold Beauty Academy (60 and 5.28%).

The most popular majors in Yellowstone County, MT are General Business (147 and 12.9%), Elementary Education & Teaching (59 and 5.19%), and Registered Nursing (53 and 4.67%).

The median tuition costs in Yellowstone County, MT are $20,568 for private four year colleges, and $4,485 and $17,678 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Yellowstone County, MT, the percentage of applicants admitted was 71.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 24.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 5,169 (35.7% men and 64.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 5,169 students enrolled in Yellowstone County, MT, 35.7% men and 64.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 4,058 records, of which 66% were women and 34% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 59 degree-majors awarded
  2. 36 degree-majors awarded
  3. 144 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Yellowstone County, MT was Elementary Education & Teaching with 59 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 839 degrees awarded
  2. 227 degrees awarded
  3. 60 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Montana State University Billings with 839 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 339 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Yellowstone County, MT, which is 0.425 times less than the 797 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 923 degrees mean that there were 13.4 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 69 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 ($20,568) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,495) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,550) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.334% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.262% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (243k), Some college (210k), and Bachelors Degree (169k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Yellowstone County, MT was $238,700 in 2020, which is 1.04 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $226,000 to $238,700, a 5.62% increase. The homeownership rate in Yellowstone County, MT is 68.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Yellowstone County, MT have an average commute time of 18.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Yellowstone County, MT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Yellowstone County, MT is $62,630. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Yellowstone County, MT was Census Tract 18.01 with a value of $134,668, followed by Census Tract 13 and Census Tract 14.02, with respective values of $90,878 and $87,033.

In 2021, 14.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Yellowstone County, MT. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 1.92%.

Property

$238,700
Median Property Value 2020
±$3,743
$46,866
Median Property Taxes
±$1,674

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 Yellowstone County, MT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Yellowstone County, MT compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

68.9%
Homeownership
2020
67.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 68.9% of the housing units in Yellowstone County, MT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 18.01
  2. Census Tract 13
  3. Census Tract 14.02

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Yellowstone County, MT was Census Tract 18.01 with a value of $134,668, followed by Census Tract 13 and Census Tract 14.02, with respective values of $90,878 and $87,033.

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

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Household Income

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$62,630
Median Household Income
± $1,733
65k
Number of Households
± 1,670

In 2020, the median household income of the 65k households in Yellowstone County, MT grew to $62,630 from the previous year's value of $61,264.

The following chart displays the households in Yellowstone 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 Yellowstone 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (82.5%)
  2. Carpooled (8.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.22%)

In 2020, 82.5% of workers in Yellowstone County, MT drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.1%) and those who worked at home (5.22%).

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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Commute Time

18.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Yellowstone County, MT have a shorter commute time (18.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.73% of the workforce in Yellowstone County, MT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 14.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Yellowstone County, MT. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 1.92%.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Yellowstone County, MT (15k out of 157k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Yellowstone 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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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 14.5% of the children was living in poverty in Yellowstone County, MT. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 362 in Yellowstone County, MT. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 124 per 100,000 population.

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93.9% of the population of Yellowstone County, MT has health coverage, with 50.2% on employee plans, 15.8% on Medicaid, 12.1% on Medicare, 14.4% on non-group plans, and 1.51% 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).

Primary care physicians in Yellowstone County, MT see 1020 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0981% increase from the previous year (1019 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 996 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 283 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.7% were men and 51.3% were women.

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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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,020 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Yellowstone County, MT

Primary care physicians in Yellowstone County, MT see an average of 1,020 patients per year. This represents a 0.0981% increase from the previous year (1,019 patients).

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

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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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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.7% under 18 years, 20.6% between 18 and 34 years, 37.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.7% were men and 51.3% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

6.06%
Uninsured
50.2%
Employer Coverage
15.8%
Medicaid
12.1%
Medicare
14.4%
Non-Group
1.51%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Yellowstone County, MT declined by 15.6% from 7.18% to 6.06%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Yellowstone County, MT changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 45.4 in Yellowstone County, MT.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, 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 28.2% in Yellowstone County, MT.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.09% in Yellowstone County, MT.

The graphic shows the trend of the indicator in Yellowstone County, MT.

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