Chouteau County, MT

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2022 Population
5,897
0.017% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Tester
Democratic Party
US Senator
Steve Daines
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
42.4
0.713% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
15.1%
3.13% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$51,791
7.37% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$172,000
9.07% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
2,486
2.85% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Chouteau County, MT had a population of 5.9k people with a median age of 42.4 and a median household income of $51,791. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Chouteau County, MT grew from 5,896 to 5,897, a 0.017% increase and its median household income grew from $48,237 to $51,791, a 7.37% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Chouteau County, MT are White (Non-Hispanic) (76.2%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (16.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.87%), White (Hispanic) (2.66%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.39%).

None of the households in Chouteau 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.

99.6% of the residents in Chouteau County, MT are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Chouteau County, MT are Stone Child College (24 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Chouteau County, MT was $172,000, and the homeownership rate was 68.5%.

Most people in Chouteau County, MT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Chouteau County, MT was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Chouteau County, MT is home to a population of 5.9k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.09% of Chouteau County, MT residents were born outside of the country (64 people).

In 2022, there were 4.65 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.49k people) in Chouteau County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 967 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 228 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.6%
2022 Citizenship
99.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.6% of Chouteau County, MT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Chouteau County, MT was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Chouteau County, MT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    4.49k ± 21
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    967 ± 105
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    228 ± 102
3%
Hispanic Population
177 people

In 2022, there were 4.65 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.49k people) in Chouteau County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 967 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 228 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3% of the people in Chouteau County, MT are hispanic (177 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Chouteau 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

1.09%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
64 people
0.882%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
52 people

As of 2022, 1.09% of Chouteau County, MT residents (64 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 Chouteau County, MT was 0.882%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    157 ± 61
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    77 ± 61
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    66 ± 31

Chouteau County, MT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.04 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Chouteau County, MT employs 2.49k people. The largest industries in Chouteau County, MT are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (618 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (371 people), and Public Administration (261 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($146,250), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($60,208), and Public Administration ($57,625).

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

2.49k
2022 Value
± 216
−2.85%
1 Year decline
± 12.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Chouteau County, MT declined at a rate of −2.85%, from 2.56k employees to 2.49k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Chouteau County, MT, are Management Occupations (623 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (279 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (168 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Chouteau County, MT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.49k
2022 Value
± 216
−2.85%
1 Year decline
± 12.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Chouteau County, MT declined at a rate of −2.85%, from 2.56k employees to 2.49k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Chouteau County, MT, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (618 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (371 people), and Public Administration (261 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Chouteau County, MT, though some of these residents may live in Chouteau 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

$42,206
Median earning men ± $7,221
$27,200
Median earning women ± $5,590

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($87,500), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($63,500), and Public Administration ($62,500).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($46,534), Information ($45,625), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($35,833).

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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. 65
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 52
    Wholesale Trade
  3. 37
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Chouteau County, MT went to Donald J. Trump with 63.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (33.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.8%).

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 Chouteau County, MT awarded 24 degrees. The student population of Chouteau County, MT in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 91 male students and 190 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Chouteau County, MT are American Indian or Alaska Native (23 and 95.8%), followed by White (1 and 4.17%), Asian (0 and 0%), and Black or African American (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Chouteau County, MT by number of degrees awarded are Stone Child College (24 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Chouteau County, MT are Elementary Education & Teaching (4 and 16.7%), Early Childhood Education & Teaching (4 and 16.7%), and General Health Services (3 and 12.5%).

The median tuition cost in Chouteau County, MT for a public four year colleges is $1,820 for in-state students and $1,820 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 281 students enrolled in Chouteau County, MT, 32.4% men and 67.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in American Indian or Alaska Native with 265 records, of which 67.5% were women and 32.5% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Chouteau County, MT was General Health Services with 3 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
24 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Stone Child College with 24 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 6 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Chouteau County, MT, which is 0.333 times less than the 18 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was American Indian or Alaska Native students. These 23 degrees mean that there were 23 times more degrees awarded to American Indian or Alaska Native students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 1 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($1,820) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($825) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,300) 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.

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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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 Chouteau County, MT was $172,000 in 2022, which is 0.61 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $157,700 to $172,000, a 9.07% increase. The homeownership rate in Chouteau County, MT is 68.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Chouteau County, MT have an average commute time of 19.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Chouteau County, MT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

In 2022, 9.53% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Chouteau County, MT. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.566%.

Property

$172,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$14,839
$1,495
Median Property Taxes
±$159

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

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

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Rent vs Own

68.5%
Homeownership
2022
64.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 68.5% of the housing units in Chouteau County, MT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.5%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 102
  2. Census Tract 103

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

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Household Income

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$51,791
Median Household Income
± $5,643
2.18k
Number of Households
± 200

In 2022, the median household income of the 2.18k households in Chouteau County, MT grew to $51,791 from the previous year's value of $48,237.

The following chart displays the households in Chouteau 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 Chouteau 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 (65.7%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.9%)
  3. Carpooled (11.6%)

In 2022, 65.7% of workers in Chouteau County, MT drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.9%) and those who carpooled to work (11.6%).

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

19.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Chouteau County, MT have a shorter commute time (19.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.46% of the workforce in Chouteau 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 Chouteau County, MT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Chouteau County, MT have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 9.53% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Chouteau County, MT. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.566%.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Chouteau County, MT (878 out of 5.83k 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 25 - 34, followed by Males 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

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

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, 21.1% of the children was living in poverty in Chouteau County, MT. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 5.6%.

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Health

94.2% of the population of Chouteau County, MT has health coverage, with 30% on employee plans, 31.2% on Medicaid, 16.2% on Medicare, 12.5% on non-group plans, and 4.4% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.8% under 18 years, 18.2% between 18 and 34 years, 36.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.77%
Uninsured
30%
Employer Coverage
31.2%
Medicaid
16.2%
Medicare
12.5%
Non-Group
4.4%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Chouteau County, MT declined by 16.4% from 6.91% to 5.77%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

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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 31.3% in Chouteau County, MT.

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