Ravalli County, MT

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2022 Population
44,876
2.48% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Tester
Democratic Party
US Senator
Steve Daines
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
49
0.204% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
9.81%
9.11% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$67,424
13.1% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$378,400
19.6% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Ravalli County, MT had a population of 44.9k people with a median age of 49 and a median household income of $67,424. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Ravalli County, MT grew from 43,790 to 44,876, a 2.48% increase and its median household income grew from $59,640 to $67,424, a 13.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Ravalli County, MT are White (Non-Hispanic) (90.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.52%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.89%), White (Hispanic) (1.44%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.446%).

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

The largest universities in N/A are Bitterroot School of Cosmetology (19 degrees awarded in 2021).

In 2022, the median property value in Ravalli County, MT was $378,400, and the homeownership rate was 77.4%.

Most people in Ravalli County, MT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Ravalli County, MT was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Ravalli County, MT is home to a population of 44.9k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.01% of Ravalli County, MT residents were born outside of the country (900 people).

In 2022, there were 19.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (40.5k people) in Ravalli County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.03k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 847 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.4%
2022 Citizenship
99.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.4% of Ravalli County, MT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Ravalli 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 Ravalli County, MT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    40.5k ± 473
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.03k ± 458
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    847 ± 196
3.82%
Hispanic Population
1.72k people

In 2022, there were 19.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (40.5k people) in Ravalli County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.03k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 847 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.82% of the people in Ravalli County, MT are hispanic (1.72k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

2.01%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
900 people
1.92%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
841 people

As of 2022, 2.01% of Ravalli County, MT residents (900 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 Ravalli County, MT was 1.92%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,483 ± 231
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,017 ± 292
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    635 ± 182

Ravalli County, MT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.46 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Ravalli County, MT employs 20.2k people. The largest industries in Ravalli County, MT are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,041 people), Retail Trade (2,216 people), and Construction (2,045 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($85,928), Public Administration ($67,685), and Manufacturing ($57,736).

Occupations

20.2k
2022 Value
± 1,131
3.88%
1 Year growth
± 7.66%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Ravalli County, MT grew at a rate of 3.88%, from 19.4k employees to 20.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ravalli County, MT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,273 people), Management Occupations (2,140 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,765 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ravalli County, MT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

20.2k
2022 Value
± 1,131
3.88%
1 Year growth
± 7.66%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Ravalli County, MT grew at a rate of 3.88%, from 19.4k employees to 20.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ravalli County, MT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,041 people), Retail Trade (2,216 people), and Construction (2,045 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ravalli County, MT, though some of these residents may live in Ravalli 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

$46,166
Median earning men ± $2,538
$30,211
Median earning women ± $3,502

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($91,000), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($78,214), and Manufacturing ($61,714).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($45,559), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($39,844), and Public Administration ($39,659).

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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%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 508
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 385
    Manufacturing
  3. 297
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Ravalli County, MT went to Donald J. Trump with 67.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (30.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.21%).

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 2021, universities in Ravalli County, MT awarded 19 degrees. The student population of Ravalli County, MT in 2021 is skewed towards women, with 0 male students and 14 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Ravalli County, MT are White (18 and 94.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1 and 5.26%), Asian (0 and 0%), and Black or African American (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Ravalli County, MT by number of degrees awarded are Bitterroot School of Cosmetology (19 and 100%).

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 Ravalli County, MT was $378,400 in 2022, which is 1.34 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $316,400 to $378,400, a 19.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Ravalli County, MT is 77.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Ravalli County, MT have an average commute time of 23.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Ravalli County, MT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Ravalli County, MT is $67,424. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Ravalli County, MT was Census Tract 4.02 with a value of $79,896, followed by Census Tract 1 and Census Tract 4.01, with respective values of $78,443 and $74,718.

Property

$378,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$12,124
$14,591
Median Property Taxes
±$927

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

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Rent vs Own

77.4%
Homeownership
2022
72%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 77.4% of the housing units in Ravalli County, MT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 77.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 4.02
  2. Census Tract 1
  3. Census Tract 4.01

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ravalli County, MT was Census Tract 4.02 with a value of $79,896, followed by Census Tract 1 and Census Tract 4.01, with respective values of $78,443 and $74,718.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$67,424
Median Household Income
± $3,161
18.8k
Number of Households
± 1,034

In 2022, the median household income of the 18.8k households in Ravalli County, MT grew to $67,424 from the previous year's value of $59,640.

The following chart displays the households in Ravalli 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 Ravalli 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 (72.8%)
  2. Worked At Home (12%)
  3. Carpooled (9.5%)

In 2022, 72.8% of workers in Ravalli County, MT drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (12%) and those who carpooled to work (9.5%).

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

23.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ravalli County, MT have a shorter commute time (23.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3% of the workforce in Ravalli 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 Ravalli County, MT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Ravalli County, MT have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.81% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ravalli County, MT (4.37k out of 44.6k 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 65 - 74, followed by Females 75+ and then Males 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Ravalli 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

90.2% of the population of Ravalli County, MT has health coverage, with 32.9% on employee plans, 18.3% on Medicaid, 19.6% on Medicare, 17% on non-group plans, and 2.45% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Ravalli County, MT see 1752 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.45% increase from the previous year (1727 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2046 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 464 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.2% were men and 49.8% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,752 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Ravalli County, MT

Primary care physicians in Ravalli County, MT see an average of 1,752 patients per year. This represents a 1.45% increase from the previous year (1,727 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Ravalli 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 19.9% under 18 years, 14.6% between 18 and 34 years, 39.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 25.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.2% were men and 49.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.78%
Uninsured
32.9%
Employer Coverage
18.3%
Medicaid
19.6%
Medicare
17%
Non-Group
2.45%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ravalli County, MT declined by 3.35% from 10.1% to 9.78%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 45.4 in Ravalli 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 28.9% in Ravalli County, MT.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 12.6% in Ravalli County, MT.

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