Golden Valley County, MT

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2022 Population
841
2.56% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Tester
Democratic Party
US Senator
Steve Daines
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
54.9
0.734% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
16.1%
6.15% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$54,792
17.6% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$138,900
27.4% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Golden Valley County, MT had a population of 841 people with a median age of 54.9 and a median household income of $54,792. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Golden Valley County, MT grew from 820 to 841, a 2.56% increase and its median household income grew from $46,607 to $54,792, a 17.6% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Golden Valley County, MT are White (Non-Hispanic) (85.5%), White (Hispanic) (4.64%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.28%), Two+ (Hispanic) (3.69%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.07%).

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

In 2022, the median property value in Golden Valley County, MT was $138,900, and the homeownership rate was 85.6%.

Most people in Golden Valley County, MT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 33.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Golden Valley County, MT was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Golden Valley County, MT is home to a population of 841 people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.31% of Golden Valley County, MT residents were born outside of the country (11 people).

In 2022, there were 18.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (719 people) in Golden Valley County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 39 White (Hispanic) and 36 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

100%
2022 Citizenship
100%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 100% of Golden Valley County, MT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Golden Valley 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 Golden Valley County, MT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    719 ± 104
  2. White (Hispanic)
    39 ± 40
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    36 ± 20.4
8.56%
Hispanic Population
72 people

In 2022, there were 18.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (719 people) in Golden Valley County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 39 White (Hispanic) and 36 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.56% of the people in Golden Valley County, MT are hispanic (72 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.31%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
11 people
1.83%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
15 people

As of 2022, 1.31% of Golden Valley County, MT residents (11 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 Golden Valley County, MT was 1.83%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    35 ± 20
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    10 ± 15
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    9 ± 5

Golden Valley County, MT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.5 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Golden Valley County, MT employs 380 people. The largest industries in Golden Valley County, MT are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (121 people), Educational Services (52 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (36 people), and the highest paying industries are Manufacturing ($59,028), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($53,500), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($48,125).

Occupations

380
2022 Value
± 74
−0.262%
1 Year decline
± 27.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Golden Valley County, MT declined at a rate of −0.262%, from 381 employees to 380 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Golden Valley County, MT, are Management Occupations (82 people), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (48 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (33 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Golden Valley County, MT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

380
2022 Value
± 74
−0.262%
1 Year decline
± 27.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Golden Valley County, MT declined at a rate of −0.262%, from 381 employees to 380 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Golden Valley County, MT, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (121 people), Educational Services (52 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (36 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Golden Valley County, MT, though some of these residents may live in Golden Valley 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

$43,438
Median earning men ± $8,500
$18,500
Median earning women ± $6,286

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Manufacturing ($58,611), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($57,500), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($48,542).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($55,179), Public Administration ($30,417), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($21,667).

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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. 7
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services
  2. 5
    Manufacturing
  3. 4
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Golden Valley County, MT went to Donald J. Trump with 82.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (15.5%), 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.

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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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).

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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Golden Valley County, MT was $138,900 in 2022, which is 0.493 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $109,000 to $138,900, a 27.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Golden Valley County, MT is 85.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Golden Valley County, MT have an average commute time of 33.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Golden Valley County, MT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$138,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$33,792
$304
Median Property Taxes
±$47

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

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

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Rent vs Own

85.6%
Homeownership
2022
66.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 85.6% of the housing units in Golden Valley County, MT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 84%.

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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 Golden Valley County, MT colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$54,792
Median Household Income
± $9,714
355
Number of Households
± 53

In 2022, the median household income of the 355 households in Golden Valley County, MT grew to $54,792 from the previous year's value of $46,607.

The following chart displays the households in Golden Valley 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Golden Valley 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 (56.2%)
  2. Walked (21%)
  3. Worked At Home (11.9%)

In 2022, 56.2% of workers in Golden Valley County, MT drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (21%) and those who worked at home (11.9%).

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

33.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Golden Valley County, MT have a longer commute time (33.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 7.23% of the workforce in Golden Valley 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 Golden Valley County, MT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Golden Valley County, MT have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Golden Valley County, MT (135 out of 841 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 55 - 64, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Males 75+.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Golden Valley County, MT is White, followed by Two Or More and Black.

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

87% of the population of Golden Valley County, MT has health coverage, with 29.3% on employee plans, 19.5% on Medicaid, 20.1% on Medicare, 15.7% on non-group plans, and 2.5% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.6% were men and 52.4% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 17.8% under 18 years, 10.8% between 18 and 34 years, 44.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 27.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.6% were men and 52.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

13%
Uninsured
29.3%
Employer Coverage
19.5%
Medicaid
20.1%
Medicare
15.7%
Non-Group
2.5%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Golden Valley County, MT grew by 16.8% from 11.1% to 13%.

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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 31.9% in Golden Valley County, MT.

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