Garfield County, MT

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2022 Population
976
0.412% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Tester
Democratic Party
US Senator
Steve Daines
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
42
2.55% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
9.42%
13% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$61,786
12.3% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$164,900
6.46% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Garfield County, MT had a population of 976 people with a median age of 42 and a median household income of $61,786. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Garfield County, MT grew from 972 to 976, a 0.412% increase and its median household income grew from $55,000 to $61,786, a 12.3% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Garfield County, MT are White (Non-Hispanic) (97.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.13%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.02%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.307%), and White (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 2022, the median property value in Garfield County, MT was $164,900, and the homeownership rate was 69.4%.

Most people in Garfield County, MT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 16.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Garfield County, MT was 3 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Garfield County, MT is home to a population of 976 people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2022, 0% of Garfield County, MT residents were born outside of the country (0 people).

In 2022, there were 86.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (952 people) in Garfield County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 10 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

100%
2022 Citizenship
100%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 100% of Garfield County, MT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Garfield County, MT was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been maintaining.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Garfield County, MT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    952 ± 112
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    11 ± 17
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    10 ± 15.6
0%
Hispanic Population
0 people

In 2022, there were 86.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (952 people) in Garfield County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 10 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0% of the people in Garfield County, MT are hispanic (0 people).

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    31 ± 20
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    9 ± 14
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    0 ± 19

Garfield County, MT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.44 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Garfield County, MT employs 536 people. The largest industries in Garfield County, MT are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (229 people), Retail Trade (77 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (51 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($146,250), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($145,833), and Utilities ($103,750).

Occupations

536
2022 Value
± 94
−5.3%
1 Year decline
± 25.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Garfield County, MT declined at a rate of −5.3%, from 566 employees to 536 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Garfield County, MT, are Management Occupations (207 people), Material Moving Occupations (43 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (37 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Garfield County, MT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

536
2022 Value
± 94
−5.3%
1 Year decline
± 25.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Garfield County, MT declined at a rate of −5.3%, from 566 employees to 536 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Garfield County, MT, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (229 people), Retail Trade (77 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (51 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$42,500
Median earning men ± $6,688
$30,530
Median earning women ± $7,576

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($57,000), Construction ($54,432), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation, & Accommodations & Food Services ($46,000).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($45,625), Public Administration ($38,438), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($31,339).

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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
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services
  2. 8
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 4
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

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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%).

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.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Montana have changed over time starting in 2008.

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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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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 Garfield County, MT was $164,900 in 2022, which is 0.585 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $154,900 to $164,900, a 6.46% increase. The homeownership rate in Garfield County, MT is 69.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Garfield County, MT have an average commute time of 16.3 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.

Property

$164,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,033
$286
Median Property Taxes
±$59

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

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

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Rent vs Own

69.4%
Homeownership
2022
69.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 69.4% of the housing units in Garfield County, MT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72%.

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Income by Location

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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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Household Income

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$61,786
Median Household Income
± $12,726
412
Number of Households
± 65

In 2022, the median household income of the 412 households in Garfield County, MT grew to $61,786 from the previous year's value of $55,000.

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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Garfield 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 (46.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (31.1%)
  3. Walked (16.4%)

In 2022, 46.2% of workers in Garfield County, MT drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (31.1%) and those who walked to work (16.4%).

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

16.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Garfield County, MT have a shorter commute time (16.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.97% of the workforce in Garfield County, MT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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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.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.42% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Garfield County, MT (91 out of 966 people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males < 5 and then Females 25 - 34.

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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Health

84.5% of the population of Garfield County, MT has health coverage, with 22.4% on employee plans, 14.1% on Medicaid, 19.8% on Medicare, 27% on non-group plans, and 1.24% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.6% were men and 49.4% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.7% under 18 years, 20.8% between 18 and 34 years, 33.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 23.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.6% were men and 49.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

15.5%
Uninsured
22.4%
Employer Coverage
14.1%
Medicaid
19.8%
Medicare
27%
Non-Group
1.24%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Garfield County, MT declined by 22.6% from 20.1% to 15.5%.

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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 29.8% in Garfield County, MT.

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