Blaine County, MT

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2022 Population
7,030
0.298% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jon Tester
Democratic Party
US Senator
Steve Daines
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
33.6
0.299% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
20.2%
21.7% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$58,507
15.1% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$119,400
2.05% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
2,679
4.65% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Blaine County, MT had a population of 7.03k people with a median age of 33.6 and a median household income of $58,507. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Blaine County, MT declined from 7,051 to 7,030, a −0.298% decrease and its median household income grew from $50,847 to $58,507, a 15.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Blaine County, MT are American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (50.2%), White (Non-Hispanic) (43.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.12%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Hispanic) (1.54%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.52%).

None of the households in Blaine 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.

99.5% of the residents in Blaine County, MT are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Blaine County, MT are Aaniiih Nakoda College (45 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Blaine County, MT was $119,400, and the homeownership rate was 62.8%.

Most people in Blaine County, MT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 15 minutes. The average car ownership in Blaine County, MT was 1 car per household.

Population & Diversity

Blaine County, MT is home to a population of 7.03k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.896% of Blaine County, MT residents were born outside of the country (63 people).

In 2022, there were 1.16 times more American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.53k people) in Blaine County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.03k White (Non-Hispanic) and 149 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.5%
2022 Citizenship
99.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.5% of Blaine County, MT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Blaine 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 Blaine County, MT
  1. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    3.53k ± 80
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    3.03k ± 19
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    149 ± 56.3
3.6%
Hispanic Population
253 people

In 2022, there were 1.16 times more American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.53k people) in Blaine County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.03k White (Non-Hispanic) and 149 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.6% of the people in Blaine County, MT are hispanic (253 people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Canada
    3,689 ± 1,489 people
  2. Mexico
    2,900 ± 1,320 people
  3. Germany
    2,151 ± 1,138 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Montana was Canada, the natal country of 3,689 Montana residents, followed by Mexico with 2,900 and Germany with 2,151.

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Foreign-Born Population

0.896%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
63 people
0.61%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
43 people

As of 2022, 0.896% of Blaine County, MT residents (63 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 Blaine County, MT was 0.61%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    92 ± 41
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    65 ± 34
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    60 ± 33

Blaine County, MT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.42 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Blaine County, MT employs 2.68k people. The largest industries in Blaine County, MT are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (493 people), Educational Services (370 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (320 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($112,885), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($109,792), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($109,063).

Males in Montana have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,691. The income inequality in Montana (measured using the Gini index) is 0.463, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

2.68k
2022 Value
± 235
4.65%
1 Year growth
± 12.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Blaine County, MT grew at a rate of 4.65%, from 2.56k employees to 2.68k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Blaine County, MT, are Management Occupations (530 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (309 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (234 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Blaine County, MT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.68k
2022 Value
± 235
4.65%
1 Year growth
± 12.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Blaine County, MT grew at a rate of 4.65%, from 2.56k employees to 2.68k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Blaine County, MT, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (493 people), Educational Services (370 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (320 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Blaine County, MT, though some of these residents may live in Blaine 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

$41,771
Median earning men ± $3,958
$36,250
Median earning women ± $5,497

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($109,323), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($68,036), and Retail Trade ($66,250).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($52,500), Public Administration ($48,629), and Retail Trade ($46,319).

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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
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 35
    Wholesale Trade
  3. 30
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Blaine County, MT went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 51% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (47.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.89%).

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

In 2022, universities in Blaine County, MT awarded 45 degrees. The student population of Blaine County, MT in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 48 male students and 67 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Blaine County, MT are American Indian or Alaska Native (35 and 77.8%), followed by White (10 and 22.2%), Asian (0 and 0%), and Black or African American (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Blaine County, MT by number of degrees awarded are Aaniiih Nakoda College (45 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Blaine County, MT are Registered Nursing (13 and 28.9%), Welding Technology (7 and 15.6%), and Ecology (3 and 6.67%).

The median tuition cost in Blaine County, MT for a public four year colleges is $1,740 for in-state students and $1,740 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 115 students enrolled in Blaine County, MT, 41.7% men and 58.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in American Indian or Alaska Native with 106 records, of which 56.6% were women and 43.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 3 degrees awarded
  2. 13 degrees awarded
  3. 3 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Blaine County, MT was Business, Office Automation, Technology, & Data Entry with 3 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Blaine County, MT according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
45 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Aaniiih Nakoda College with 45 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 18 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Blaine County, MT, which is 0.667 times less than the 27 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was American Indian or Alaska Native students. These 35 degrees mean that there were 3.5 times more degrees awarded to American Indian or Alaska Native students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 10 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($1,740) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($670) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,300) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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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).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Blaine County, MT was $119,400 in 2022, which is 0.424 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $117,000 to $119,400, a 2.05% increase. The homeownership rate in Blaine County, MT is 62.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Blaine County, MT have an average commute time of 15 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Blaine County, MT is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Median household income in Blaine County, MT is $58,507. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Blaine County, MT was Census Tract 2 with a value of $66,429, followed by Census Tract 1 and Census Tract 9402, with respective values of $61,653 and $49,423.

In 2022, 16.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Blaine County, MT. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 3.16%.

Property

$119,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$10,120
$1,426
Median Property Taxes
±$140

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 Blaine County, MT the largest share of households pay taxes in the None range.

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Rent vs Own

62.8%
Homeownership
2022
68.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 62.8% of the housing units in Blaine County, MT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 62.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 2
  2. Census Tract 1
  3. Census Tract 9402

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Blaine County, MT was Census Tract 2 with a value of $66,429, followed by Census Tract 1 and Census Tract 9402, with respective values of $61,653 and $49,423.

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

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Household Income

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$58,507
Median Household Income
± $5,222
2.27k
Number of Households
± 195

In 2022, the median household income of the 2.27k households in Blaine County, MT grew to $58,507 from the previous year's value of $50,847.

The following chart displays the households in Blaine 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 Blaine 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 (64.3%)
  2. Worked At Home (13%)
  3. Carpooled (10.9%)

In 2022, 64.3% of workers in Blaine County, MT drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (13%) and those who carpooled to work (10.9%).

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Commute Time

15 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Blaine County, MT have a shorter commute time (15 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.43% of the workforce in Blaine County, MT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

1 car
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Blaine County, MT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Blaine County, MT have 1 car.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 16.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Blaine County, MT. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 3.16%.

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Poverty & Diversity

20.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Blaine County, MT (1.4k out of 6.91k 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 Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 6 - 11.

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

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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 23% of the children was living in poverty in Blaine County, MT. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 7.9%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 133 in Blaine County, MT. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 37.7 per 100,000 population.

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Health

82.6% of the population of Blaine County, MT has health coverage, with 25.6% on employee plans, 34.9% on Medicaid, 10.7% on Medicare, 9.95% on non-group plans, and 1.37% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Blaine County, MT see 1336 patients per year on average, which represents a 21.5% decrease from the previous year (1702 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1095 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 438 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,336 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Blaine County, MT

Primary care physicians in Blaine County, MT see an average of 1,336 patients per year. This represents a 21.5% decrease from the previous year (1,702 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Blaine 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 32.4% under 18 years, 19.1% between 18 and 34 years, 33.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 15% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

17.4%
Uninsured
25.6%
Employer Coverage
34.9%
Medicaid
10.7%
Medicare
9.95%
Non-Group
1.37%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Blaine County, MT grew by 9.39% from 15.9% to 17.4%.

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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 38% in Blaine 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 15.4% in Blaine County, MT.

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