Broadwater County, MT

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2022 Population
6,977
5.06% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Tester
Democratic Party
US Senator
Steve Daines
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
47.4
1.07% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
9.15%
32.8% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$61,679
2.38% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$335,700
26.3% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Broadwater County, MT had a population of 6.98k people with a median age of 47.4 and a median household income of $61,679. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Broadwater County, MT grew from 6,641 to 6,977, a 5.06% increase and its median household income grew from $60,244 to $61,679, a 2.38% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Broadwater County, MT are White (Non-Hispanic) (89.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (6.94%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.09%), Two+ (Hispanic) (0.989%), and White (Hispanic) (0.917%).

None of the households in Broadwater 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.

99.2% of the residents in Broadwater County, MT are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Broadwater County, MT was $335,700, and the homeownership rate was 83%.

Most people in Broadwater County, MT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Broadwater County, MT was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Broadwater County, MT is home to a population of 6.98k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.48% of Broadwater County, MT residents were born outside of the country (103 people).

In 2022, there were 12.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.22k people) in Broadwater County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 484 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 76 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.2%
2022 Citizenship
99%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.2% of Broadwater County, MT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Broadwater County, MT was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Broadwater County, MT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    6.22k ± 168
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    484 ± 204
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    76 ± 59
2.19%
Hispanic Population
153 people

In 2022, there were 12.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.22k people) in Broadwater County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 484 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 76 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.19% of the people in Broadwater County, MT are hispanic (153 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.48%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
103 people
1.33%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
88 people

As of 2022, 1.48% of Broadwater County, MT residents (103 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 Broadwater County, MT was 1.33%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    325 ± 145
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    101 ± 67
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    35 ± 24

Broadwater County, MT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.22 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Broadwater County, MT employs 3.18k people. The largest industries in Broadwater County, MT are Construction (395 people), Retail Trade (373 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (272 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($106,429), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($105,313), and Construction ($73,551).

Occupations

3.18k
2022 Value
± 397
4.91%
1 Year growth
± 17.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Broadwater County, MT grew at a rate of 4.91%, from 3.03k employees to 3.18k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Broadwater County, MT, are Management Occupations (554 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (378 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (287 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Broadwater County, MT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

3.18k
2022 Value
± 397
4.91%
1 Year growth
± 17.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Broadwater County, MT grew at a rate of 4.91%, from 3.03k employees to 3.18k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Broadwater County, MT, are Construction (395 people), Retail Trade (373 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (272 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Broadwater County, MT, though some of these residents may live in Broadwater 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

$48,815
Median earning men ± $11,817
$34,846
Median earning women ± $6,698

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Construction ($73,722), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($68,068), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($62,368).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Other Services Except Public Administration ($87,868), Public Administration ($58,875), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($55,223).

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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. 29
    Construction
  3. 24
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Broadwater County, MT went to Donald J. Trump with 77.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (20.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.17%).

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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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).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Broadwater County, MT was $335,700 in 2022, which is 1.19 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $265,700 to $335,700, a 26.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Broadwater County, MT is 83%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Broadwater County, MT have an average commute time of 25.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Broadwater County, MT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$335,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$33,185
$2,385
Median Property Taxes
±$334

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 Broadwater County, MT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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

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Rent vs Own

83%
Homeownership
2022
62%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 83% of the housing units in Broadwater County, MT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 85.6%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 2
  2. Census Tract 1

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

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Household Income

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$61,679
Median Household Income
± $6,687
2.87k
Number of Households
± 358

In 2022, the median household income of the 2.87k households in Broadwater County, MT grew to $61,679 from the previous year's value of $60,244.

The following chart displays the households in Broadwater 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 Broadwater 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 (77.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.7%)
  3. Carpooled (8.99%)

In 2022, 77.2% of workers in Broadwater County, MT drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.7%) and those who carpooled to work (8.99%).

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

25.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Broadwater County, MT have a shorter commute time (25.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.79% of the workforce in Broadwater 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 Broadwater County, MT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Broadwater County, MT have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.15% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Broadwater County, MT (633 out of 6.92k 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 18 - 24 and then Females 16 - 17.

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

91.9% of the population of Broadwater County, MT has health coverage, with 41.7% on employee plans, 10.1% on Medicaid, 19.2% on Medicare, 18.8% on non-group plans, and 2.04% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Broadwater County, MT see 3118 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.5% increase from the previous year (3042 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3222 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1289 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.7% were men and 49.3% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,118 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Broadwater County, MT

Primary care physicians in Broadwater County, MT see an average of 3,118 patients per year. This represents a 2.5% increase from the previous year (3,042 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Broadwater 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, 15.9% between 18 and 34 years, 39.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 24.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.7% were men and 49.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.11%
Uninsured
41.7%
Employer Coverage
10.1%
Medicaid
19.2%
Medicare
18.8%
Non-Group
2.04%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Broadwater County, MT declined by 19% from 10% to 8.11%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Broadwater County, MT.

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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 29% in Broadwater County, MT.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 10.7% in Broadwater County, MT.

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