Daniels County, MT

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2022 Population
1,535
11.7% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jon Tester
Democratic Party
US Senator
Steve Daines
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
52.4
7.82% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
12.2%
16.3% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$47,378
13.4% 1-year decline
2022 Median Property Value
$162,300
1.06% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Daniels County, MT had a population of 1.54k people with a median age of 52.4 and a median household income of $47,378. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Daniels County, MT declined from 1,739 to 1,535, a −11.7% decrease and its median household income declined from $54,722 to $47,378, a −13.4% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Daniels County, MT are White (Non-Hispanic) (90.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.26%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (2.41%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.82%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.43%).

None of the households in Daniels 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.

98.9% of the residents in Daniels County, MT are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Daniels County, MT was $162,300, and the homeownership rate was 80.7%.

Most people in Daniels County, MT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 13 minutes. The average car ownership in Daniels County, MT was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Daniels County, MT is home to a population of 1.54k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.06% of Daniels County, MT residents were born outside of the country (47 people).

In 2022, there were 27.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.39k people) in Daniels County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 50 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 37 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.9%
2022 Citizenship
99.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.9% of Daniels County, MT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Daniels County, MT was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Daniels County, MT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.39k ± 155
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    50 ± 42.7
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    37 ± 23
1.43%
Hispanic Population
22 people

In 2022, there were 27.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.39k people) in Daniels County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 50 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 37 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.43% of the people in Daniels County, MT are hispanic (22 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

3.06%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
47 people
1.5%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
26 people

As of 2022, 3.06% of Daniels County, MT residents (47 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 Daniels County, MT was 1.5%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    35 ± 24
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    17 ± 16
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    12 ± 10

Daniels County, MT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.06 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Daniels County, MT employs 784 people. The largest industries in Daniels County, MT are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (162 people), Retail Trade (90 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (78 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($68,750), Educational Services ($57,143), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($52,375).

Occupations

784
2022 Value
± 114
−8.84%
1 Year decline
± 22.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Daniels County, MT declined at a rate of −8.84%, from 860 employees to 784 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Daniels County, MT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (104 people), Management Occupations (102 people), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (73 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Daniels County, MT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

784
2022 Value
± 114
−8.84%
1 Year decline
± 22.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Daniels County, MT declined at a rate of −8.84%, from 860 employees to 784 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Daniels County, MT, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (162 people), Retail Trade (90 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (78 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Daniels County, MT, though some of these residents may live in Daniels 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

$38,611
Median earning men ± $5,191
$30,089
Median earning women ± $3,830

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($106,875), Information ($90,417), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($45,500).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($51,125), Information ($45,938), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($45,385).

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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. 21
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 18
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 17
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Daniels County, MT went to Donald J. Trump with 78.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (19.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.97%).

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.

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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 Daniels County, MT was $162,300 in 2022, which is 0.576 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $160,600 to $162,300, a 1.06% increase. The homeownership rate in Daniels County, MT is 80.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Daniels County, MT have an average commute time of 13 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Daniels County, MT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$162,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$13,584
$576
Median Property Taxes
±$97

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

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Rent vs Own

80.7%
Homeownership
2022
62.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 80.7% of the housing units in Daniels County, MT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 78.4%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 203
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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Household Income

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$47,378
Median Household Income
± $13,835
714
Number of Households
± 104

In 2022, the median household income of the 714 households in Daniels County, MT declined from $47,378 from the previous year's value of $54,722.

The following chart displays the households in Daniels 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 $50k - $60k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Daniels 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 (69.8%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.2%)
  3. Walked (9.45%)

In 2022, 69.8% of workers in Daniels County, MT drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.2%) and those who walked to work (9.45%).

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

13 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Daniels County, MT have a shorter commute time (13 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.591% of the workforce in Daniels 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 Daniels County, MT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Daniels County, MT have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Daniels County, MT (183 out of 1.5k 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 45 - 54, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Males 12 - 14.

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

95.8% of the population of Daniels County, MT has health coverage, with 38.9% on employee plans, 9.54% on Medicaid, 22.3% on Medicare, 21.4% on non-group plans, and 3.64% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.3% were men and 51.7% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.4% under 18 years, 11.3% between 18 and 34 years, 39.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 28.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.3% were men and 51.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.24%
Uninsured
38.9%
Employer Coverage
9.54%
Medicaid
22.3%
Medicare
21.4%
Non-Group
3.64%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Daniels County, MT declined by 2.97% from 4.37% to 4.24%.

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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 30.9% in Daniels County, MT.

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