Lewis and Clark County, MT

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2022 Population
71,487
1.63% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Tester
Democratic Party
US Senator
Steve Daines
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
41.2
0.733% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
9.37%
10.4% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$71,967
8.24% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$332,000
18.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
36,116
0.306% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Lewis and Clark County, MT had a population of 71.5k people with a median age of 41.2 and a median household income of $71,967. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Lewis and Clark County, MT grew from 70,340 to 71,487, a 1.63% increase and its median household income grew from $66,486 to $71,967, a 8.24% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lewis and Clark County, MT are White (Non-Hispanic) (89.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.83%), White (Hispanic) (2.41%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.26%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.913%).

None of the households in Lewis and Clark 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 Lewis and Clark County, MT are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lewis and Clark County, MT are Carroll College (255 degrees awarded in 2022) and Helena College University of Montana (209 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Lewis and Clark County, MT was $332,000, and the homeownership rate was 70.5%.

Most people in Lewis and Clark County, MT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Lewis and Clark County, MT was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Lewis and Clark County, MT is home to a population of 71.5k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.86% of Lewis and Clark County, MT residents were born outside of the country (1.33k people).

In 2022, there were 23.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (64.1k people) in Lewis and Clark County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.74k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.72k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.2%
2022 Citizenship
99.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.2% of Lewis and Clark County, MT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Lewis and Clark 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 Lewis and Clark County, MT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    64.1k ± 291
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.74k ± 308
  3. White (Hispanic)
    1.72k ± 192
3.69%
Hispanic Population
2.64k people

In 2022, there were 23.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (64.1k people) in Lewis and Clark County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.74k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.72k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.69% of the people in Lewis and Clark County, MT are hispanic (2.64k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Canada
    3,689 ± 1,489 people
  2. Mexico
    2,900 ± 1,320 people
  3. Germany
    2,151 ± 1,138 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Montana was Canada, the natal country of 3,689 Montana residents, followed by Mexico with 2,900 and Germany with 2,151.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.86%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.33k people
1.47%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.03k people

As of 2022, 1.86% of Lewis and Clark County, MT residents (1.33k 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 Lewis and Clark County, MT was 1.47%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,058 ± 287
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,564 ± 297
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    885 ± 248

Lewis and Clark County, MT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.32 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Lewis and Clark County, MT employs 36.1k people. The largest industries in Lewis and Clark County, MT are Public Administration (6,130 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,565 people), and Retail Trade (3,909 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($75,347), Finance & Insurance ($73,594), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($69,500).

Males in Montana have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,691. The income inequality in Montana (measured using the Gini index) is 0.463, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

36.1k
2022 Value
± 1,501
0.306%
1 Year growth
± 5.69%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lewis and Clark County, MT grew at a rate of 0.306%, from 36k employees to 36.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lewis and Clark County, MT, are Management Occupations (4,444 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,492 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (3,225 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lewis and Clark County, MT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

36.1k
2022 Value
± 1,501
0.306%
1 Year growth
± 5.69%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lewis and Clark County, MT grew at a rate of 0.306%, from 36k employees to 36.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lewis and Clark County, MT, are Public Administration (6,130 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,565 people), and Retail Trade (3,909 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lewis and Clark County, MT, though some of these residents may live in Lewis and Clark 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

$51,529
Median earning men ± $2,866
$40,947
Median earning women ± $2,761

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($91,968), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($73,333), and Wholesale Trade ($71,184).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($59,104), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($57,263), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($51,569).

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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. 976
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 497
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 494
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Lewis and Clark County, MT went to Donald J. Trump with 50.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (46.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.63%).

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 2022, universities in Lewis and Clark County, MT awarded 464 degrees. The student population of Lewis and Clark County, MT in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,053 male students and 1,538 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lewis and Clark County, MT are White (390 and 84.6%), followed by Unknown (28 and 6.07%), Two or More Races (20 and 4.34%), and Hispanic or Latino (17 and 3.69%).

The largest universities in Lewis and Clark County, MT by number of degrees awarded are Carroll College (255 and 55%) and Helena College University of Montana (209 and 45%).

The most popular majors in Lewis and Clark County, MT are Registered Nursing (67 and 14.4%), General Studies (57 and 12.3%), and Welding Technology (25 and 5.39%).

The median tuition cost in Lewis and Clark County, MT for private four year colleges is $37,828.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Lewis and Clark County, MT, the percentage of applicants admitted was 78.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 25%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 2,591 (40.6% men and 59.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 2,591 students enrolled in Lewis and Clark County, MT, 40.6% men and 59.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,061 records, of which 60.9% were women and 39.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 21 degrees awarded
  2. 39 degrees awarded
  3. 22 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Lewis and Clark County, MT was General Health Services with 21 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Lewis and Clark County, MT according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 255 degrees awarded
  2. 209 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Carroll College with 255 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 200 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lewis and Clark County, MT, which is 0.758 times less than the 264 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 390 degrees mean that there were 13.9 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 28 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($37,828) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,200) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,420) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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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 Lewis and Clark County, MT was $332,000 in 2022, which is 1.18 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $280,600 to $332,000, a 18.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Lewis and Clark County, MT is 70.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Lewis and Clark County, MT have an average commute time of 17.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lewis and Clark County, MT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Lewis and Clark County, MT is $71,967. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Lewis and Clark County, MT was Census Tract 3 with a value of $104,250, followed by Census Tract 2 and Census Tract 6, with respective values of $98,736 and $82,353.

In 2022, 10.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Lewis and Clark County, MT. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.8%.

Property

$332,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,678
$21,354
Median Property Taxes
±$958

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 Lewis and Clark County, MT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

70.5%
Homeownership
2022
67%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 70.5% of the housing units in Lewis and Clark County, MT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 3
  2. Census Tract 2
  3. Census Tract 6

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lewis and Clark County, MT was Census Tract 3 with a value of $104,250, followed by Census Tract 2 and Census Tract 6, with respective values of $98,736 and $82,353.

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

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Household Income

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$71,967
Median Household Income
± $3,306
30.3k
Number of Households
± 1,261

In 2022, the median household income of the 30.3k households in Lewis and Clark County, MT grew to $71,967 from the previous year's value of $66,486.

The following chart displays the households in Lewis and Clark 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 Lewis and Clark 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 (69.8%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.9%)
  3. Carpooled (11.2%)

In 2022, 69.8% of workers in Lewis and Clark County, MT drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.9%) and those who carpooled to work (11.2%).

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Commute Time

17.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lewis and Clark County, MT have a shorter commute time (17.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.44% of the workforce in Lewis and Clark County, MT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 10.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Lewis and Clark County, MT. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.8%.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.37% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lewis and Clark County, MT (6.57k out of 70.1k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lewis and Clark 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 11% of the children was living in poverty in Lewis and Clark County, MT. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 4.6%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 424 in Lewis and Clark County, MT. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 126 per 100,000 population.

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Health

94.5% of the population of Lewis and Clark County, MT has health coverage, with 48.2% on employee plans, 15.2% on Medicaid, 13.1% on Medicare, 14.9% on non-group plans, and 3.09% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Lewis and Clark County, MT see 1036 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.99% decrease from the previous year (1057 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1133 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 198 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,036 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Lewis and Clark County, MT

Primary care physicians in Lewis and Clark County, MT see an average of 1,036 patients per year. This represents a 1.99% decrease from the previous year (1,057 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.8% under 18 years, 18.3% between 18 and 34 years, 39.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.47%
Uninsured
48.2%
Employer Coverage
15.2%
Medicaid
13.1%
Medicare
14.9%
Non-Group
3.09%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lewis and Clark County, MT grew by 9.05% from 5.02% to 5.47%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 42.2 in Lewis and Clark 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 27.5% in Lewis and Clark County, MT.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.92% in Lewis and Clark County, MT.

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