Mineral County, MT

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2022 Population
4,652
3.61% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Tester
Democratic Party
US Senator
Steve Daines
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
50.3
1.37% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
14.1%
13% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$56,098
10.5% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$274,700
29.6% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Mineral County, MT had a population of 4.65k people with a median age of 50.3 and a median household income of $56,098. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Mineral County, MT grew from 4,490 to 4,652, a 3.61% increase and its median household income grew from $50,750 to $56,098, a 10.5% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Mineral County, MT are White (Non-Hispanic) (90.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.61%), White (Hispanic) (2.82%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.4%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.709%).

None of the households in Mineral 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.

99.4% of the residents in Mineral County, MT are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Mineral County, MT was $274,700, and the homeownership rate was 80.3%.

Most people in Mineral County, MT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Mineral County, MT was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Mineral County, MT is home to a population of 4.65k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.5% of Mineral County, MT residents were born outside of the country (70 people).

In 2022, there were 25 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.2k people) in Mineral County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 168 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 131 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.4%
2022 Citizenship
99.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.4% of Mineral County, MT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Mineral County, MT was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Mineral County, MT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    4.2k ± 21
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    168 ± 59.1
  3. White (Hispanic)
    131 ± 29
3.31%
Hispanic Population
154 people

In 2022, there were 25 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.2k people) in Mineral County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 168 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 131 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.31% of the people in Mineral County, MT are hispanic (154 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.5%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
70 people
1.49%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
67 people

As of 2022, 1.5% of Mineral County, MT residents (70 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 Mineral County, MT was 1.49%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    221 ± 49
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    89 ± 44
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    77 ± 40

Mineral County, MT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.48 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Mineral County, MT employs 1.92k people. The largest industries in Mineral County, MT are Health Care & Social Assistance (216 people), Retail Trade (210 people), and Construction (197 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($158,036), Public Administration ($59,167), and Wholesale Trade ($48,472).

Occupations

1.92k
2022 Value
± 212
8.37%
1 Year growth
± 15.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Mineral County, MT grew at a rate of 8.37%, from 1.77k employees to 1.92k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Mineral County, MT, are Management Occupations (255 people), Sales & Related Occupations (224 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (174 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Mineral County, MT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

1.92k
2022 Value
± 212
8.37%
1 Year growth
± 15.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Mineral County, MT grew at a rate of 8.37%, from 1.77k employees to 1.92k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Mineral County, MT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (216 people), Retail Trade (210 people), and Construction (197 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Mineral County, MT, though some of these residents may live in Mineral 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

$40,250
Median earning men ± $7,715
$27,198
Median earning women ± $6,984

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($64,063), Information ($60,278), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($53,929).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($158,104), Information ($43,250), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($40,000).

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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. 37
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services
  2. 31
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 24
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Mineral County, MT went to Donald J. Trump with 71.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (26.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.91%).

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.

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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 Mineral County, MT was $274,700 in 2022, which is 0.974 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $212,000 to $274,700, a 29.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Mineral County, MT is 80.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Mineral County, MT have an average commute time of 26.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Mineral County, MT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$274,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$29,456
$1,668
Median Property Taxes
±$195

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 Mineral 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 Mineral County, MT compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

80.3%
Homeownership
2022
69.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 80.3% of the housing units in Mineral County, MT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 81.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9646
  2. Census Tract 9645

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

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Household Income

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$56,098
Median Household Income
± $4,309
2.08k
Number of Households
± 221

In 2022, the median household income of the 2.08k households in Mineral County, MT grew to $56,098 from the previous year's value of $50,750.

The following chart displays the households in Mineral 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 Mineral 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 (68.6%)
  2. Carpooled (14.2%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.63%)

In 2022, 68.6% of workers in Mineral County, MT drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (14.2%) and those who worked at home (9.63%).

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

26.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Mineral County, MT have a longer commute time (26.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.63% of the workforce in Mineral 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 Mineral County, MT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Mineral County, MT have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Mineral County, MT (639 out of 4.52k 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 55 - 64, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

92.5% of the population of Mineral County, MT has health coverage, with 30.6% on employee plans, 23.1% on Medicaid, 20.1% on Medicare, 15.3% on non-group plans, and 3.39% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Mineral County, MT see 2198 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.85% increase from the previous year (2158 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4544 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 454 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.2% were men and 48.8% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,198 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Mineral County, MT

Primary care physicians in Mineral County, MT see an average of 2,198 patients per year. This represents a 1.85% increase from the previous year (2,158 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Mineral County, MT in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.4% under 18 years, 12.2% between 18 and 34 years, 37.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 27.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.2% were men and 48.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.55%
Uninsured
30.6%
Employer Coverage
23.1%
Medicaid
20.1%
Medicare
15.3%
Non-Group
3.39%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Mineral County, MT declined by 12% from 8.58% to 7.55%.

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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 33.2% in Mineral County, MT.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 10.4% in Mineral County, MT.

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