Lincoln County, MT

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2022 Population
20,157
2.46% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Tester
Democratic Party
US Senator
Steve Daines
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
52.5
0.756% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
16.9%
1.81% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$44,593
6.37% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$233,400
9.89% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Lincoln County, MT had a population of 20.2k people with a median age of 52.5 and a median household income of $44,593. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Lincoln County, MT grew from 19,674 to 20,157, a 2.46% increase and its median household income grew from $41,922 to $44,593, a 6.37% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lincoln County, MT are White (Non-Hispanic) (91.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.38%), Two+ (Hispanic) (2.18%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.36%), and White (Hispanic) (1.06%).

None of the households in Lincoln 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.

98.3% of the residents in Lincoln County, MT are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Lincoln County, MT was $233,400, and the homeownership rate was 75.8%.

Most people in Lincoln County, MT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Lincoln County, MT was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Lincoln County, MT is home to a population of 20.2k people, from which 98.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.62% of Lincoln County, MT residents were born outside of the country (729 people).

In 2022, there were 27 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (18.4k people) in Lincoln County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 681 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 440 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.3%
2022 Citizenship
98.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.3% of Lincoln County, MT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Lincoln County, MT was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lincoln County, MT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    18.4k ± 119
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    681 ± 159
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    440 ± 159
3.48%
Hispanic Population
702 people

In 2022, there were 27 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (18.4k people) in Lincoln County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 681 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 440 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.48% of the people in Lincoln County, MT are hispanic (702 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

3.62%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
729 people
3.46%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
681 people

As of 2022, 3.62% of Lincoln County, MT residents (729 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 Lincoln County, MT was 3.46%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    946 ± 190
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    298 ± 132
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    255 ± 151

Lincoln County, MT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.17 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Lincoln County, MT employs 7.5k people. The largest industries in Lincoln County, MT are Retail Trade (1,068 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (986 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (757 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($82,328), Utilities ($72,361), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,968).

Occupations

7.5k
2022 Value
± 591
5.9%
1 Year growth
± 10.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lincoln County, MT grew at a rate of 5.9%, from 7.08k employees to 7.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lincoln County, MT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (831 people), Management Occupations (809 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (611 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lincoln County, MT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

7.5k
2022 Value
± 591
5.9%
1 Year growth
± 10.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lincoln County, MT grew at a rate of 5.9%, from 7.08k employees to 7.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lincoln County, MT, are Retail Trade (1,068 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (986 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (757 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lincoln County, MT, though some of these residents may live in Lincoln 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

$42,089
Median earning men ± $6,897
$27,226
Median earning women ± $2,039

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($91,750), Wholesale Trade ($58,947), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($57,788).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($54,375), Public Administration ($44,205), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($34,688).

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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. 189
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 108
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services
  3. 102
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Lincoln County, MT went to Donald J. Trump with 73.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (24.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.04%).

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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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 Lincoln County, MT was $233,400 in 2022, which is 0.828 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $212,400 to $233,400, a 9.89% increase. The homeownership rate in Lincoln County, MT is 75.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Lincoln County, MT have an average commute time of 20.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lincoln County, MT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Lincoln County, MT is $44,593. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Lincoln County, MT was Census Tract 3 with a value of $59,402, followed by Census Tract 1 and Census Tract 5, with respective values of $41,813 and $40,676.

Property

$233,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$11,548
$6,731
Median Property Taxes
±$536

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

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Rent vs Own

75.8%
Homeownership
2022
68.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 75.8% of the housing units in Lincoln County, MT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 78%.

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Income by Location

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

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lincoln County, MT was Census Tract 3 with a value of $59,402, followed by Census Tract 1 and Census Tract 5, with respective values of $41,813 and $40,676.

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

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Household Income

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$44,593
Median Household Income
± $3,874
8.88k
Number of Households
± 629

In 2022, the median household income of the 8.88k households in Lincoln County, MT grew to $44,593 from the previous year's value of $41,922.

The following chart displays the households in Lincoln 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 Lincoln 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 (64%)
  2. Carpooled (16.9%)
  3. Worked At Home (12.5%)

In 2022, 64% of workers in Lincoln County, MT drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (16.9%) and those who worked at home (12.5%).

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

20.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lincoln County, MT have a shorter commute time (20.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.82% of the workforce in Lincoln 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 Lincoln County, MT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lincoln County, MT have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lincoln County, MT (3.36k out of 19.9k 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 55 - 64, followed by Females 65 - 74 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

86.7% of the population of Lincoln County, MT has health coverage, with 24% on employee plans, 22.8% on Medicaid, 23.4% on Medicare, 13% on non-group plans, and 3.54% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Lincoln County, MT see 1249 patients per year on average, which represents a 11.7% decrease from the previous year (1414 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1453 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 424 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

1,249 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Lincoln County, MT

Primary care physicians in Lincoln County, MT see an average of 1,249 patients per year. This represents a 11.7% decrease from the previous year (1,414 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Lincoln 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 19.1% under 18 years, 12.4% between 18 and 34 years, 39.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 29.2% 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

13.3%
Uninsured
24%
Employer Coverage
22.8%
Medicaid
23.4%
Medicare
13%
Non-Group
3.54%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lincoln County, MT grew by 29.2% from 10.3% to 13.3%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Lincoln 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 33.7% in Lincoln County, MT.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 14% in Lincoln County, MT.

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