Deer Lodge County, MT

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2022 Population
9,435
0.586% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Tester
Democratic Party
US Senator
Steve Daines
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
49.6
2.48% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
22.9%
1.01% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$46,436
3.63% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$175,700
21.2% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Deer Lodge County, MT had a population of 9.44k people with a median age of 49.6 and a median household income of $46,436. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Deer Lodge County, MT grew from 9,380 to 9,435, a 0.586% increase and its median household income grew from $44,809 to $46,436, a 3.63% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Deer Lodge County, MT are White (Non-Hispanic) (89.6%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.62%), Two+ (Hispanic) (2.05%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.74%), and White (Hispanic) (1.43%).

None of the households in Deer Lodge 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% of the residents in Deer Lodge County, MT are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Deer Lodge County, MT was $175,700, and the homeownership rate was 65.9%.

Most people in Deer Lodge County, MT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Deer Lodge County, MT was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Deer Lodge County, MT is home to a population of 9.44k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.54% of Deer Lodge County, MT residents were born outside of the country (145 people).

In 2022, there were 24.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.45k people) in Deer Lodge County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 342 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 193 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99%
2022 Citizenship
98.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99% of Deer Lodge County, MT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Deer Lodge County, MT was 98.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Deer Lodge County, MT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    8.45k ± 76
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    342 ± 105
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    193 ± 116
3.74%
Hispanic Population
353 people

In 2022, there were 24.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.45k people) in Deer Lodge County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 342 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 193 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.74% of the people in Deer Lodge County, MT are hispanic (353 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.54%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
145 people
2.15%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
202 people

As of 2022, 1.54% of Deer Lodge County, MT residents (145 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 Deer Lodge County, MT was 2.15%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    337 ± 115
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    100 ± 86
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    97 ± 59

Deer Lodge County, MT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.37 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Deer Lodge County, MT employs 4.21k people. The largest industries in Deer Lodge County, MT are Health Care & Social Assistance (893 people), Accommodation & Food Services (533 people), and Construction (488 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($93,542), Information ($78,571), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($64,519).

Occupations

4.21k
2022 Value
± 461
1.3%
1 Year growth
± 15.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Deer Lodge County, MT grew at a rate of 1.3%, from 4.15k employees to 4.21k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Deer Lodge County, MT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (545 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (439 people), and Management Occupations (436 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Deer Lodge County, MT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

4.21k
2022 Value
± 461
1.3%
1 Year growth
± 15.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Deer Lodge County, MT grew at a rate of 1.3%, from 4.15k employees to 4.21k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Deer Lodge County, MT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (893 people), Accommodation & Food Services (533 people), and Construction (488 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Deer Lodge County, MT, though some of these residents may live in Deer Lodge 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

$34,923
Median earning men ± $5,515
$30,539
Median earning women ± $5,958

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($87,955), Information ($79,286), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($48,125).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($63,654), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($54,152), and Public Administration ($41,250).

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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. 98
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 61
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 59
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Deer Lodge County, MT went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 52.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (44.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.92%).

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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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 Deer Lodge County, MT was $175,700 in 2022, which is 0.623 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $145,000 to $175,700, a 21.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Deer Lodge County, MT is 65.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Deer Lodge County, MT have an average commute time of 18.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Deer Lodge County, MT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Deer Lodge County, MT is $46,436. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Deer Lodge County, MT was Census Tract 5 with a value of $60,278, followed by Census Tract 4 and Census Tract 3, with respective values of $46,875 and $39,963.

Property

$175,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$12,740
$2,858
Median Property Taxes
±$327

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

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Rent vs Own

65.9%
Homeownership
2022
64.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 65.9% of the housing units in Deer Lodge County, MT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 67.6%.

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Income by Location

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

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Deer Lodge County, MT was Census Tract 5 with a value of $60,278, followed by Census Tract 4 and Census Tract 3, with respective values of $46,875 and $39,963.

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

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Household Income

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$46,436
Median Household Income
± $3,147
4.34k
Number of Households
± 450

In 2022, the median household income of the 4.34k households in Deer Lodge County, MT grew to $46,436 from the previous year's value of $44,809.

The following chart displays the households in Deer Lodge 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 Deer Lodge 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 (74.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.08%)
  3. Walked (6.7%)

In 2022, 74.9% of workers in Deer Lodge County, MT drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.08%) and those who walked to work (6.7%).

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

18.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Deer Lodge County, MT have a shorter commute time (18.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.56% of the workforce in Deer Lodge 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 Deer Lodge County, MT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Deer Lodge County, MT have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

22.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Deer Lodge County, MT (2.07k out of 9.02k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Males 35 - 44 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

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 Deer Lodge County, MT has health coverage, with 34.4% on employee plans, 26.6% on Medicaid, 16.8% on Medicare, 12.7% on non-group plans, and 2.38% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Deer Lodge County, MT see 1016 patients per year on average, which represents a 33.5% increase from the previous year (761 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1150 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 188 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.4% were men and 48.6% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,016 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Deer Lodge County, MT

Primary care physicians in Deer Lodge County, MT see an average of 1,016 patients per year. This represents a 33.5% increase from the previous year (761 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 14% under 18 years, 18.7% between 18 and 34 years, 41.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 25.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.4% were men and 48.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.17%
Uninsured
34.4%
Employer Coverage
26.6%
Medicaid
16.8%
Medicare
12.7%
Non-Group
2.38%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Deer Lodge County, MT declined by 7.29% from 7.73% to 7.17%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

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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 32.7% in Deer Lodge 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 10.2% in Deer Lodge County, MT.

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