Sweet Grass County, MT

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2022 Population
3,697
0.19% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Tester
Democratic Party
US Senator
Steve Daines
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
43.6
3.96% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
5.97%
15% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$64,872
9.51% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$271,100
11.3% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Sweet Grass County, MT had a population of 3.7k people with a median age of 43.6 and a median household income of $64,872. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Sweet Grass County, MT grew from 3,690 to 3,697, a 0.19% increase and its median household income grew from $59,238 to $64,872, a 9.51% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Sweet Grass County, MT are White (Non-Hispanic) (91%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.52%), White (Hispanic) (2.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.54%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.03%).

None of the households in Sweet Grass 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.

99.9% of the residents in Sweet Grass County, MT are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Sweet Grass County, MT was $271,100, and the homeownership rate was 76.3%.

Most people in Sweet Grass County, MT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Sweet Grass County, MT was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Sweet Grass County, MT is home to a population of 3.7k people, from which 99.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.757% of Sweet Grass County, MT residents were born outside of the country (28 people).

In 2022, there were 25.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.36k people) in Sweet Grass County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 130 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 85 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.9%
2022 Citizenship
99.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.9% of Sweet Grass County, MT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Sweet Grass County, MT was 99.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Sweet Grass County, MT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    3.36k ± 106
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    130 ± 54.8
  3. White (Hispanic)
    85 ± 96
2.3%
Hispanic Population
85 people

In 2022, there were 25.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.36k people) in Sweet Grass County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 130 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 85 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.3% of the people in Sweet Grass County, MT are hispanic (85 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

0.757%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
28 people
0.894%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
33 people

As of 2022, 0.757% of Sweet Grass County, MT residents (28 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 Sweet Grass County, MT was 0.894%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    61 ± 35
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    55 ± 31
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    28 ± 19

Sweet Grass County, MT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.11 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Sweet Grass County, MT employs 1.85k people. The largest industries in Sweet Grass County, MT are Construction (281 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (220 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (192 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($88,375), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($79,722), and Utilities ($61,625).

Occupations

1.85k
2022 Value
± 191
2.95%
1 Year growth
± 14.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Sweet Grass County, MT grew at a rate of 2.95%, from 1.8k employees to 1.85k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sweet Grass County, MT, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (311 people), Management Occupations (280 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (135 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sweet Grass County, MT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

1.85k
2022 Value
± 191
2.95%
1 Year growth
± 14.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Sweet Grass County, MT grew at a rate of 2.95%, from 1.8k employees to 1.85k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sweet Grass County, MT, are Construction (281 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (220 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (192 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sweet Grass County, MT, though some of these residents may live in Sweet Grass 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

$43,832
Median earning men ± $3,315
$24,661
Median earning women ± $3,116

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($93,750), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($51,012), and Manufacturing ($48,393).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($50,714), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($37,917), and Manufacturing ($36,917).

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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. 44
    Manufacturing
  2. 35
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services
  3. 35
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Sweet Grass County, MT went to Donald J. Trump with 75.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (22.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.33%).

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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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 Sweet Grass County, MT was $271,100 in 2022, which is 0.962 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $243,500 to $271,100, a 11.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Sweet Grass County, MT is 76.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Sweet Grass County, MT have an average commute time of 23.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Sweet Grass County, MT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$271,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$28,114
$1,103
Median Property Taxes
±$148

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

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Rent vs Own

76.3%
Homeownership
2022
63.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 76.3% of the housing units in Sweet Grass County, MT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 78.3%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 9670
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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Household Income

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$64,872
Median Household Income
± $4,302
1.45k
Number of Households
± 155

In 2022, the median household income of the 1.45k households in Sweet Grass County, MT grew to $64,872 from the previous year's value of $59,238.

The following chart displays the households in Sweet Grass 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 Sweet Grass 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 (74.1%)
  2. Carpooled (9.15%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.53%)

In 2022, 74.1% of workers in Sweet Grass County, MT drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.15%) and those who worked at home (8.53%).

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

23.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sweet Grass County, MT have a shorter commute time (23.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.33% of the workforce in Sweet Grass 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 Sweet Grass County, MT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Sweet Grass County, MT have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

5.97% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sweet Grass County, MT (219 out of 3.67k 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 Males < 5 and then Females 75+.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Sweet Grass 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

90.8% of the population of Sweet Grass County, MT has health coverage, with 36.5% on employee plans, 9.84% on Medicaid, 20.9% on Medicare, 19.9% on non-group plans, and 3.6% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Sweet Grass County, MT see 1868 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.701% increase from the previous year (1855 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3684 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 737 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.6% were men and 48.4% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,868 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Sweet Grass County, MT

Primary care physicians in Sweet Grass County, MT see an average of 1,868 patients per year. This represents a 0.701% increase from the previous year (1,855 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.4% under 18 years, 19.5% between 18 and 34 years, 34.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 24.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.6% were men and 48.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.19%
Uninsured
36.5%
Employer Coverage
9.84%
Medicaid
20.9%
Medicare
19.9%
Non-Group
3.6%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sweet Grass County, MT grew by 30% from 7.06% to 9.19%.

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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 29.4% in Sweet Grass 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 10.9% in Sweet Grass County, MT.

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