Glacier County, MT

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2022 Population
13,781
0.333% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jon Tester
Democratic Party
US Senator
Steve Daines
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
34.2
1.48% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
29.4%
4.94% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$41,078
4.15% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$139,400
7.48% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
4,926
5.41% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Glacier County, MT had a population of 13.8k people with a median age of 34.2 and a median household income of $41,078. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Glacier County, MT declined from 13,827 to 13,781, a −0.333% decrease and its median household income grew from $39,441 to $41,078, a 4.15% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Glacier County, MT are American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (63.9%), White (Non-Hispanic) (28.8%), White (Hispanic) (1.99%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.94%), and Other (Non-Hispanic) (0.929%).

None of the households in Glacier 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.

99.5% of the residents in Glacier County, MT are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Glacier County, MT are Blackfeet Community College (64 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Glacier County, MT was $139,400, and the homeownership rate was 63.6%.

Most people in Glacier County, MT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 15.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Glacier County, MT was 2 cars per household.

Glacier County, MT borders Flathead County, MT, Pondera County, MT, and Toole County, MT.

Population & Diversity

Glacier County, MT is home to a population of 13.8k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.784% of Glacier County, MT residents were born outside of the country (108 people).

In 2022, there were 2.22 times more American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.8k people) in Glacier County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.96k White (Non-Hispanic) and 274 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.5%
2022 Citizenship
98.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.5% of Glacier County, MT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Glacier County, MT was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Glacier County, MT
  1. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    8.8k ± 174
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    3.96k ± 119
  3. White (Hispanic)
    274 ± 134
3.57%
Hispanic Population
492 people

In 2022, there were 2.22 times more American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.8k people) in Glacier County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.96k White (Non-Hispanic) and 274 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.57% of the people in Glacier County, MT are hispanic (492 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

0.784%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
108 people
1.29%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
179 people

As of 2022, 0.784% of Glacier County, MT residents (108 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 Glacier County, MT was 1.29%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    304 ± 137
  2. Vietnam
    256 ± 68
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    110 ± 70

Glacier County, MT has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.19 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Glacier County, MT employs 4.93k people. The largest industries in Glacier County, MT are Public Administration (823 people), Educational Services (786 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (629 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($71,172), Utilities ($51,250), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,815).

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

4.93k
2022 Value
± 452
−5.41%
1 Year decline
± 14.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Glacier County, MT declined at a rate of −5.41%, from 5.21k employees to 4.93k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Glacier County, MT, are Management Occupations (668 people), Sales & Related Occupations (506 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (497 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Glacier County, MT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

4.93k
2022 Value
± 452
−5.41%
1 Year decline
± 14.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Glacier County, MT declined at a rate of −5.41%, from 5.21k employees to 4.93k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Glacier County, MT, are Public Administration (823 people), Educational Services (786 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (629 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Glacier County, MT, though some of these residents may live in Glacier 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

$37,763
Median earning men ± $4,106
$34,438
Median earning women ± $1,838

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($63,750), Public Administration ($54,813), and Manufacturing ($53,542).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($46,528), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($45,255), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($42,000).

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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. 67
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services
  2. 55
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 47
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Glacier County, MT went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 64.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (33.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.19%).

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 Glacier County, MT awarded 64 degrees. The student population of Glacier County, MT in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 74 male students and 272 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Glacier County, MT are American Indian or Alaska Native (58 and 90.6%), followed by White (6 and 9.38%), Asian (0 and 0%), and Black or African American (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Glacier County, MT by number of degrees awarded are Blackfeet Community College (64 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Glacier County, MT are Elementary Education & Teaching (8 and 12.5%), Early Childhood Education & Teaching (7 and 10.9%), and Hydrology & Water Resources Science (7 and 10.9%).

The median tuition cost in Glacier County, MT for private four year colleges is $2,880.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 346 students enrolled in Glacier County, MT, 21.4% men and 78.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in American Indian or Alaska Native with 323 records, of which 77.7% were women and 22.3% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Glacier County, MT was General Business Administration & Management with 6 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
64 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Blackfeet Community College with 64 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 15 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Glacier County, MT, which is 0.306 times less than the 49 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 58 degrees mean that there were 9.67 times more degrees awarded to American Indian or Alaska Native students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 6 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($2,880) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($730) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 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 Glacier County, MT was $139,400 in 2022, which is 0.495 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $129,700 to $139,400, a 7.48% increase. The homeownership rate in Glacier County, MT is 63.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Glacier County, MT have an average commute time of 15.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Glacier County, MT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Glacier County, MT is $41,078. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Glacier County, MT was Census Tract 9404 with a value of $47,467, followed by Census Tract 9760 and Census Tract 9402, with respective values of $44,167 and $34,884.

In 2022, 15% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Glacier County, MT. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.75%.

Property

$139,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$23,612
$2,655
Median Property Taxes
±$276

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 Glacier County, MT the largest share of households pay taxes in the None range.

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Rent vs Own

63.6%
Homeownership
2022
73.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 63.6% of the housing units in Glacier County, MT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 65.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9404
  2. Census Tract 9760
  3. Census Tract 9402

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Glacier County, MT was Census Tract 9404 with a value of $47,467, followed by Census Tract 9760 and Census Tract 9402, with respective values of $44,167 and $34,884.

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

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Household Income

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$41,078
Median Household Income
± $4,052
4.18k
Number of Households
± 375

In 2022, the median household income of the 4.18k households in Glacier County, MT grew to $41,078 from the previous year's value of $39,441.

The following chart displays the households in Glacier 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 < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Glacier 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 (67.3%)
  2. Worked At Home (16.5%)
  3. Carpooled (9.21%)

In 2022, 67.3% of workers in Glacier County, MT drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (16.5%) and those who carpooled to work (9.21%).

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Commute Time

15.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Glacier County, MT have a shorter commute time (15.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.446% of the workforce in Glacier 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, 15% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Glacier County, MT. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.75%.

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Poverty & Diversity

29.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Glacier County, MT (3.99k out of 13.6k 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 35 - 44, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Glacier County, MT is Native American, followed by White 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, 25.4% of the children was living in poverty in Glacier County, MT. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 14.3%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 225 in Glacier County, MT. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 16.1 per 100,000 population.

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Health

70% of the population of Glacier County, MT has health coverage, with 13.9% on employee plans, 37.8% on Medicaid, 8.34% on Medicare, 8.01% on non-group plans, and 2.01% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Glacier County, MT see 1250 patients per year on average, which represents a 9.08% increase from the previous year (1146 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2266 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 453 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.4% were men and 49.6% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,250 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Glacier County, MT

Primary care physicians in Glacier County, MT see an average of 1,250 patients per year. This represents a 9.08% increase from the previous year (1,146 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 30.9% under 18 years, 21.2% between 18 and 34 years, 35.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.4% were men and 49.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

30%
Uninsured
13.9%
Employer Coverage
37.8%
Medicaid
8.34%
Medicare
8.01%
Non-Group
2.01%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Glacier County, MT declined by 18.9% from 37% to 30%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 87.7 in Glacier County, MT.

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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 39.5% in Glacier County, MT.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 19.2% in Glacier County, MT.

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