Carbon County, MT

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2022 Population
10,645
1.5% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Tester
Democratic Party
US Senator
Steve Daines
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
50.7
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
10.3%
5.46% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$66,780
5.7% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$355,600
19.5% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Carbon County, MT had a population of 10.6k people with a median age of 50.7 and a median household income of $66,780. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Carbon County, MT grew from 10,488 to 10,645, a 1.5% increase and its median household income grew from $63,178 to $66,780, a 5.7% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Carbon County, MT are White (Non-Hispanic) (92%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.49%), White (Hispanic) (1.92%), Other (Non-Hispanic) (0.949%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.639%).

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

In 2022, the median property value in Carbon County, MT was $355,600, and the homeownership rate was 73.8%.

Most people in Carbon County, MT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Carbon County, MT was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Carbon County, MT is home to a population of 10.6k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.21% of Carbon County, MT residents were born outside of the country (129 people).

In 2022, there were 37 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.8k people) in Carbon County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 265 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 204 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.2%
2022 Citizenship
99.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.2% of Carbon County, MT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Carbon 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 Carbon County, MT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    9.8k ± 75
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    265 ± 57.4
  3. White (Hispanic)
    204 ± 51
2.87%
Hispanic Population
306 people

In 2022, there were 37 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.8k people) in Carbon County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 265 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 204 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.87% of the people in Carbon County, MT are hispanic (306 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.21%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
129 people
0.887%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
93 people

As of 2022, 1.21% of Carbon County, MT residents (129 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 Carbon County, MT was 0.887%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    407 ± 121
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    144 ± 64
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    97 ± 46

Carbon County, MT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.83 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Carbon County, MT employs 5.22k people. The largest industries in Carbon County, MT are Retail Trade (625 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (604 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (472 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($117,083), Utilities ($84,844), and Finance & Insurance ($75,357).

Occupations

5.22k
2022 Value
± 361
−0.0766%
1 Year decline
± 9.89%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Carbon County, MT declined at a rate of −0.0766%, from 5.22k employees to 5.22k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Carbon County, MT, are Management Occupations (905 people), Sales & Related Occupations (511 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (425 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Carbon County, MT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

5.22k
2022 Value
± 361
−0.0766%
1 Year decline
± 9.89%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Carbon County, MT declined at a rate of −0.0766%, from 5.22k employees to 5.22k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Carbon County, MT, are Retail Trade (625 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (604 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (472 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Carbon County, MT, though some of these residents may live in Carbon 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

$47,217
Median earning men ± $6,790
$27,127
Median earning women ± $3,102

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($78,654), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($76,000), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($73,304).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($74,167), Information ($73,350), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($58,333).

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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. 90
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services
  2. 79
    Construction
  3. 68
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Carbon County, MT went to Donald J. Trump with 63.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (34.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.31%).

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 Carbon County, MT was $355,600 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 $297,500 to $355,600, a 19.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Carbon County, MT is 73.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Carbon County, MT have an average commute time of 26.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Carbon County, MT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Carbon County, MT is $66,780. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Carbon County, MT was Census Tract 1 with a value of $82,569, followed by Census Tract 5 and Census Tract 4, with respective values of $82,000 and $78,958.

Property

$355,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$19,643
$3,432
Median Property Taxes
±$275

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

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Rent vs Own

73.8%
Homeownership
2022
71.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 73.8% of the housing units in Carbon County, MT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1
  2. Census Tract 5
  3. Census Tract 4

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Carbon County, MT was Census Tract 1 with a value of $82,569, followed by Census Tract 5 and Census Tract 4, with respective values of $82,000 and $78,958.

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

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Household Income

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$66,780
Median Household Income
± $6,709
4.65k
Number of Households
± 354

In 2022, the median household income of the 4.65k households in Carbon County, MT grew to $66,780 from the previous year's value of $63,178.

The following chart displays the households in Carbon 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 Carbon 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 (69.5%)
  2. Carpooled (10.5%)
  3. Worked At Home (10.4%)

In 2022, 69.5% of workers in Carbon County, MT drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.5%) and those who worked at home (10.4%).

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

26.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Carbon County, MT have a longer commute time (26.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.34% of the workforce in Carbon 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 Carbon County, MT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Carbon County, MT have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Carbon County, MT (1.07k out of 10.5k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

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

92.8% of the population of Carbon County, MT has health coverage, with 34.9% on employee plans, 15.6% on Medicaid, 22.2% on Medicare, 18% on non-group plans, and 2.14% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Carbon County, MT see 1788 patients per year on average, which represents a 16.6% decrease from the previous year (2143 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1560 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1092 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

1,788 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Carbon County, MT

Primary care physicians in Carbon County, MT see an average of 1,788 patients per year. This represents a 16.6% decrease from the previous year (2,143 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Carbon 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 18.7% under 18 years, 13.3% between 18 and 34 years, 41.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 26.4% 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

7.15%
Uninsured
34.9%
Employer Coverage
15.6%
Medicaid
22.2%
Medicare
18%
Non-Group
2.14%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Carbon County, MT grew by 0.452% from 7.12% to 7.15%.

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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 28.8% in Carbon County, MT.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 11.7% in Carbon County, MT.

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