Jefferson County, MT

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2022 Population
12,273
1.79% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Tester
Democratic Party
US Senator
Steve Daines
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
47.4
0.211% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
5.06%
9.5% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$73,875
1.9% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$354,700
16.6% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Jefferson County, MT had a population of 12.3k people with a median age of 47.4 and a median household income of $73,875. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Jefferson County, MT grew from 12,057 to 12,273, a 1.79% increase and its median household income grew from $72,500 to $73,875, a 1.9% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Jefferson County, MT are White (Non-Hispanic) (91.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.93%), White (Hispanic) (1.89%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.521%).

None of the households in Jefferson 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.

99.1% of the residents in Jefferson County, MT are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Jefferson County, MT was $354,700, and the homeownership rate was 83.1%.

Most people in Jefferson County, MT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Jefferson County, MT was 3 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Jefferson County, MT is home to a population of 12.3k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.18% of Jefferson County, MT residents were born outside of the country (268 people).

In 2022, there were 23.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (11.2k people) in Jefferson County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 482 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 232 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.1%
2022 Citizenship
99.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.1% of Jefferson County, MT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Jefferson County, MT was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Jefferson County, MT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    11.2k ± 35
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    482 ± 72.9
  3. White (Hispanic)
    232 ± 76
2.98%
Hispanic Population
366 people

In 2022, there were 23.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (11.2k people) in Jefferson County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 482 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 232 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.98% of the people in Jefferson County, MT are hispanic (366 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

2.18%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
268 people
1.68%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
202 people

As of 2022, 2.18% of Jefferson County, MT residents (268 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 Jefferson County, MT was 1.68%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    469 ± 105
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    225 ± 82
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    201 ± 100

Jefferson County, MT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.08 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Jefferson County, MT employs 5.62k people. The largest industries in Jefferson County, MT are Health Care & Social Assistance (833 people), Construction (720 people), and Public Administration (697 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($155,000), Wholesale Trade ($73,182), and Transportation & Warehousing ($66,458).

Occupations

5.62k
2022 Value
± 411
2.33%
1 Year growth
± 10.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Jefferson County, MT grew at a rate of 2.33%, from 5.49k employees to 5.62k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jefferson County, MT, are Management Occupations (763 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (604 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (453 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jefferson County, MT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

5.62k
2022 Value
± 411
2.33%
1 Year growth
± 10.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Jefferson County, MT grew at a rate of 2.33%, from 5.49k employees to 5.62k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jefferson County, MT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (833 people), Construction (720 people), and Public Administration (697 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jefferson County, MT, though some of these residents may live in Jefferson 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

$55,042
Median earning men ± $6,524
$32,304
Median earning women ± $3,322

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($109,750), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($84,063), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($83,125).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($60,714), Public Administration ($57,552), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($52,917).

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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. 75
    Construction
  2. 66
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 63
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Jefferson County, MT went to Donald J. Trump with 65.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (32.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.22%).

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 Jefferson County, MT was $354,700 in 2022, which is 1.26 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $304,300 to $354,700, a 16.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Jefferson County, MT is 83.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Jefferson County, MT have an average commute time of 22.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Jefferson County, MT is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Median household income in Jefferson County, MT is $73,875. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Jefferson County, MT was Census Tract 9622.01 with a value of $115,000, followed by Census Tract 9622.02 and Census Tract 9623, with respective values of $61,327 and $59,086.

Property

$354,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$21,414
$3,890
Median Property Taxes
±$319

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

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Rent vs Own

83.1%
Homeownership
2022
73.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 83.1% of the housing units in Jefferson County, MT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 84.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9622.01
  2. Census Tract 9622.02
  3. Census Tract 9623

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jefferson County, MT was Census Tract 9622.01 with a value of $115,000, followed by Census Tract 9622.02 and Census Tract 9623, with respective values of $61,327 and $59,086.

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

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Household Income

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$73,875
Median Household Income
± $9,063
4.68k
Number of Households
± 364

In 2022, the median household income of the 4.68k households in Jefferson County, MT grew to $73,875 from the previous year's value of $72,500.

The following chart displays the households in Jefferson 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 Jefferson 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 (73.5%)
  2. Carpooled (12.9%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.74%)

In 2022, 73.5% of workers in Jefferson County, MT drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.9%) and those who worked at home (9.74%).

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

22.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jefferson County, MT have a shorter commute time (22.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.77% of the workforce in Jefferson County, MT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

3 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Jefferson County, MT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Jefferson County, MT have 3 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

5.06% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jefferson County, MT (609 out of 12k 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 Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 35 - 44.

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

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

94.3% of the population of Jefferson County, MT has health coverage, with 44.5% on employee plans, 13.6% on Medicaid, 15.6% on Medicare, 18% on non-group plans, and 2.68% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Jefferson County, MT see 1358 patients per year on average, which represents a 12.2% increase from the previous year (1210 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2060 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1236 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.7% were men and 48.3% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,358 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Jefferson County, MT

Primary care physicians in Jefferson County, MT see an average of 1,358 patients per year. This represents a 12.2% increase from the previous year (1,210 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Jefferson 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 21.5% under 18 years, 14.3% between 18 and 34 years, 42% between 35 and 64 years, and 22.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.7% were men and 48.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.69%
Uninsured
44.5%
Employer Coverage
13.6%
Medicaid
15.6%
Medicare
18%
Non-Group
2.68%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jefferson County, MT declined by 5.16% from 6% to 5.69%.

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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 29.7% in Jefferson County, MT.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.91% in Jefferson County, MT.

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