Carter County, MT

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2022 Population
1,332
1.26% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jon Tester
Democratic Party
US Senator
Steve Daines
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
56.8
1.07% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
17%
14% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$46,486
12.2% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$140,900
20.5% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Carter County, MT had a population of 1.33k people with a median age of 56.8 and a median household income of $46,486. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Carter County, MT declined from 1,349 to 1,332, a −1.26% decrease and its median household income grew from $41,447 to $46,486, a 12.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Carter County, MT are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.58%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.05%), Other (Hispanic) (0.826%), and White (Hispanic) (0.3%).

None of the households in Carter 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.

99.8% of the residents in Carter County, MT are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Carter County, MT was $140,900, and the homeownership rate was 63.5%.

Most people in Carter County, MT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 14.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Carter County, MT was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Carter County, MT is home to a population of 1.33k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.3% of Carter County, MT residents were born outside of the country (4 people).

In 2022, there were 20.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.24k people) in Carter County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 61 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 14 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.8%
2022 Citizenship
99.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.8% of Carter County, MT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Carter County, MT was 99.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Carter County, MT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.24k ± 117
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    61 ± 44.7
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    14 ± 16
1.13%
Hispanic Population
15 people

In 2022, there were 20.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.24k people) in Carter County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 61 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 14 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.13% of the people in Carter County, MT are hispanic (15 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

0.3%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
4 people
0.371%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
5 people

As of 2022, 0.3% of Carter County, MT residents (4 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 Carter County, MT was 0.371%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    35 ± 28
  2. Korea
    2 ± 12
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    0 ± 19

Carter County, MT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 17.5 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Carter County, MT employs 663 people. The largest industries in Carter County, MT are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (314 people), Construction (78 people), and Educational Services (43 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($56,250), Public Administration ($55,417), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($38,750).

Occupations

663
2022 Value
± 97
−1.49%
1 Year decline
± 20.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Carter County, MT declined at a rate of −1.49%, from 673 employees to 663 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Carter County, MT, are Management Occupations (287 people), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (57 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (49 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Carter County, MT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

663
2022 Value
± 97
−1.49%
1 Year decline
± 20.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Carter County, MT declined at a rate of −1.49%, from 673 employees to 663 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Carter County, MT, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (314 people), Construction (78 people), and Educational Services (43 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Carter County, MT, though some of these residents may live in Carter 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

$31,650
Median earning men ± $6,551
$24,219
Median earning women ± $3,928

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Retail Trade ($55,417), Public Administration ($42,500), and Construction ($34,375).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($55,417), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($38,750), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($28,438).

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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. 9
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  2. 6
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services
  3. 6
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Carter County, MT went to Donald J. Trump with 89.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (8.56%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.74%).

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

Awarded Degrees over Time

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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.

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 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 Carter County, MT was $140,900 in 2022, which is 0.5 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $116,900 to $140,900, a 20.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Carter County, MT is 63.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Carter County, MT have an average commute time of 14.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Carter County, MT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$140,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$41,067
$380
Median Property Taxes
±$67

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 Carter County, MT the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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

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Rent vs Own

63.5%
Homeownership
2022
69.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 63.5% of the housing units in Carter County, MT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 68.6%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 3
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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Household Income

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$46,486
Median Household Income
± $5,197
598
Number of Households
± 92

In 2022, the median household income of the 598 households in Carter County, MT grew to $46,486 from the previous year's value of $41,447.

The following chart displays the households in Carter 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 Carter 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 (52.6%)
  2. Worked At Home (31.3%)
  3. Walked (8.95%)

In 2022, 52.6% of workers in Carter County, MT drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (31.3%) and those who walked to work (8.95%).

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

14.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Carter County, MT have a shorter commute time (14.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in Carter 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 Carter County, MT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Carter County, MT have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

17% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Carter County, MT (222 out of 1.31k 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 Females 65 - 74, followed by Females 75+ and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Carter County, MT is White, followed by Two Or More 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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Health

86.4% of the population of Carter County, MT has health coverage, with 22.5% on employee plans, 21.4% on Medicaid, 26% on Medicare, 15.7% on non-group plans, and 0.842% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.9% were men and 48.1% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.7% under 18 years, 12.8% between 18 and 34 years, 36.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 30.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.9% were men and 48.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

13.6%
Uninsured
22.5%
Employer Coverage
21.4%
Medicaid
26%
Medicare
15.7%
Non-Group
0.842%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Carter County, MT grew by 4.04% from 13% to 13.6%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 30.2% in Carter County, MT.

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