Powell County, MT

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2022 Population
6,998
0.618% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Tester
Democratic Party
US Senator
Steve Daines
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
45.5
0.438% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
5.23%
55.9% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$60,994
14.8% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$226,600
57.4% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Powell County, MT had a population of 7k people with a median age of 45.5 and a median household income of $60,994. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Powell County, MT grew from 6,955 to 6,998, a 0.618% increase and its median household income grew from $53,111 to $60,994, a 14.8% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Powell County, MT are White (Non-Hispanic) (87.8%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (4.44%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.07%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.54%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.886%).

None of the households in Powell 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.

99.6% of the residents in Powell County, MT are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Powell County, MT was $226,600, and the homeownership rate was 69.9%.

Most people in Powell County, MT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 16.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Powell County, MT was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Powell County, MT is home to a population of 7k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.44% of Powell County, MT residents were born outside of the country (101 people).

In 2022, there were 19.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.15k people) in Powell County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 311 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 215 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.6%
2022 Citizenship
99.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.6% of Powell County, MT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Powell County, MT was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Powell County, MT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    6.15k ± 42
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    311 ± 89
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    215 ± 104
2.16%
Hispanic Population
151 people

In 2022, there were 19.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.15k people) in Powell County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 311 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 215 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.16% of the people in Powell County, MT are hispanic (151 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.44%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
101 people
1.64%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
114 people

As of 2022, 1.44% of Powell County, MT residents (101 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 Powell County, MT was 1.64%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    278 ± 109
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    185 ± 110
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    88 ± 53

Powell County, MT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.5 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Powell County, MT employs 2.54k people. The largest industries in Powell County, MT are Health Care & Social Assistance (345 people), Public Administration (319 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (290 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($70,714), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($66,250), and Utilities ($65,947).

Occupations

2.54k
2022 Value
± 305
2.59%
1 Year growth
± 16.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Powell County, MT grew at a rate of 2.59%, from 2.47k employees to 2.54k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Powell County, MT, are Management Occupations (502 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (239 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (218 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Powell County, MT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.54k
2022 Value
± 305
2.59%
1 Year growth
± 16.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Powell County, MT grew at a rate of 2.59%, from 2.47k employees to 2.54k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Powell County, MT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (345 people), Public Administration (319 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (290 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Powell County, MT, though some of these residents may live in Powell 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

$46,426
Median earning men ± $5,197
$27,857
Median earning women ± $9,392

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($189,125), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($72,120), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($67,045).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($57,639), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($42,692), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($35,294).

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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. 56
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 40
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services
  3. 34
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Powell County, MT went to Donald J. Trump with 74.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (23.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.26%).

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 Powell County, MT was $226,600 in 2022, which is 0.804 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $144,000 to $226,600, a 57.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Powell County, MT is 69.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Powell County, MT have an average commute time of 16.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Powell County, MT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$226,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$23,542
$1,606
Median Property Taxes
±$219

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

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Rent vs Own

69.9%
Homeownership
2022
60.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 69.9% of the housing units in Powell County, MT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66%.

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Income by Location

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

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

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Household Income

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$60,994
Median Household Income
± $6,579
2.3k
Number of Households
± 293

In 2022, the median household income of the 2.3k households in Powell County, MT grew to $60,994 from the previous year's value of $53,111.

The following chart displays the households in Powell 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 Powell 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 (75.4%)
  2. Carpooled (10.2%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.03%)

In 2022, 75.4% of workers in Powell County, MT drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.2%) and those who worked at home (8.03%).

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

16.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Powell County, MT have a shorter commute time (16.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.13% of the workforce in Powell 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 Powell County, MT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Powell County, MT have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

5.23% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Powell County, MT (271 out of 5.18k 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 35 - 44, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Powell County, MT is White, followed by Asian 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

93.4% of the population of Powell County, MT has health coverage, with 38% on employee plans, 19.9% on Medicaid, 18.3% on Medicare, 12.3% on non-group plans, and 4.88% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Powell County, MT see 1148 patients per year on average, which represents a 50.6% decrease from the previous year (2323 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3408 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 852 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

1,148 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Powell County, MT

Primary care physicians in Powell County, MT see an average of 1,148 patients per year. This represents a 50.6% decrease from the previous year (2,323 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Powell 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 19.8% under 18 years, 15.9% between 18 and 34 years, 39.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 24.5% 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

6.59%
Uninsured
38%
Employer Coverage
19.9%
Medicaid
18.3%
Medicare
12.3%
Non-Group
4.88%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Powell County, MT declined by 6.25% from 7.03% to 6.59%.

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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 33.4% in Powell County, MT.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 11.5% in Powell County, MT.

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