Miles City, MT

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2022 Population
8,432
0.107% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jon Tester
Democratic Party
US Senator
Steve Daines
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
42.1
0.477% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
12.5%
12.2% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$59,578
9.79% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$173,200
5.29% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
4,501
2.95% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Miles City, MT had a population of 8.43k people with a median age of 42.1 and a median household income of $59,578. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Miles City, MT declined from 8,441 to 8,432, a −0.107% decrease and its median household income grew from $54,265 to $59,578, a 9.79% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Miles City, MT are White (Non-Hispanic) (88.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.14%), White (Hispanic) (2.62%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.4%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.11%).

None of the households in Miles City, 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.

99.4% of the residents in Miles City, MT are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Miles City, MT are Miles Community College (123 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Miles City, MT was $173,200, and the homeownership rate was 61.1%.

Most people in Miles City, MT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 10.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Miles City, MT was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Miles City, MT is home to a population of 8.43k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.28% of Miles City, MT residents were born outside of the country (192 people).

In 2022, there were 21.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.49k people) in Miles City, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 349 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 221 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.4%
2022 Citizenship
99.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.4% of Miles City, MT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Miles City, MT was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Miles City, MT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    7.49k ± 118
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    349 ± 120
  3. White (Hispanic)
    221 ± 92
4.61%
Hispanic Population
389 people

In 2022, there were 21.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.49k people) in Miles City, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 349 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 221 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.61% of the people in Miles City, MT are hispanic (389 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Miles City, 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

2.28%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
192 people
2.14%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
181 people

As of 2022, 2.28% of Miles City, MT residents (192 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 Miles City, MT was 2.14%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    339 ± 119
  2. Vietnam
    212 ± 69
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    116 ± 57

Miles City, MT has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.6 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Miles City, MT employs 4.5k people. The largest industries in Miles City, MT are Retail Trade (1,011 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (768 people), and Educational Services (386 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($80,069), Health Care & Social Assistance ($56,700), and Construction ($55,380).

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

4.5k
2022 Value
± 385
2.95%
1 Year growth
± 11.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Miles City, MT grew at a rate of 2.95%, from 4.37k employees to 4.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Miles City, MT, are Sales & Related Occupations (666 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (481 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (291 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Miles City, MT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

4.5k
2022 Value
± 385
2.95%
1 Year growth
± 11.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Miles City, MT grew at a rate of 2.95%, from 4.37k employees to 4.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Miles City, MT, are Retail Trade (1,011 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (768 people), and Educational Services (386 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Miles City, MT, though some of these residents may live in Miles City, 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

$44,015
Median earning men ± $4,916
$35,777
Median earning women ± $3,530

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($80,764), Other Services Except Public Administration ($80,652), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($56,646).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($51,007), Manufacturing ($47,868), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($46,339).

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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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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Montana went to Donald J. Trump with 56.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (40.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.53%).

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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Montana over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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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 Miles City, MT awarded 123 degrees. The student population of Miles City, MT in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 196 male students and 387 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Miles City, MT are White (105 and 85.4%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native (9 and 7.32%), Two or More Races (4 and 3.25%), and Black or African American (2 and 1.63%).

The largest universities in Miles City, MT by number of degrees awarded are Miles Community College (123 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Miles City, MT are General Studies (30 and 24.4%), Registered Nursing (22 and 17.9%), and Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor (11 and 8.94%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 583 students enrolled in Miles City, MT, 33.6% men and 66.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 458 records, of which 67.9% were women and 32.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 27 degrees awarded
  2. 22 degrees awarded
  3. 8 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Miles City, MT was General Studies with 27 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
123 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Miles Community College with 123 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 41 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Miles City, MT, which is 0.5 times less than the 82 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 105 degrees mean that there were 11.7 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, American Indian or Alaska Native, with 9 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($4,530) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,710) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,100) 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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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 Miles City, MT was $173,200 in 2022, which is 0.614 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $164,500 to $173,200, a 5.29% increase. The homeownership rate in Miles City, MT is 61.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Miles City, MT have an average commute time of 10.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Miles City, MT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Miles City, MT is $59,578. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Miles City, MT was Census Tract 9619 with a value of $88,536, followed by Census Tract 9618 and Census Tract 9616, with respective values of $60,536 and $60,156.

Property

$173,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$11,858
$2,217
Median Property Taxes
±$242

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

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Miles City, MT compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

61.1%
Homeownership
2022
68.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 61.1% of the housing units in Miles City, MT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 60.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9619
  2. Census Tract 9618
  3. Census Tract 9616

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Miles City, MT was Census Tract 9619 with a value of $88,536, followed by Census Tract 9618 and Census Tract 9616, with respective values of $60,536 and $60,156.

The following map shows all of the places in Miles City, MT colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$59,578
Median Household Income
± $9,153
3.63k
Number of Households
± 341

In 2022, the median household income of the 3.63k households in Miles City, MT grew to $59,578 from the previous year's value of $54,265.

The following chart displays the households in Miles City, 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 Miles City, 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 (74.8%)
  2. Carpooled (15.4%)
  3. Walked (5.2%)

In 2022, 74.8% of workers in Miles City, MT drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (15.4%) and those who walked to work (5.2%).

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Commute Time

10.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Miles City, MT have a shorter commute time (10.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.854% of the workforce in Miles City, 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 Miles City, MT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Miles City, MT have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Miles City, MT (1.01k out of 8.07k 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 55 - 64, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 65 - 74.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Miles City, 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 Miles City, MT has health coverage, with 38.4% on employee plans, 18.9% on Medicaid, 14.1% on Medicare, 17.5% on non-group plans, and 3.89% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Custer County, MT see 1267 patients per year on average, which represents a 9.32% increase from the previous year (1159 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1613 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 275 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,267 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Custer County, MT

Primary care physicians in Custer County, MT see an average of 1,267 patients per year. This represents a 9.32% increase from the previous year (1,159 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Custer 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 20.5% under 18 years, 21% between 18 and 34 years, 40% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.6% were men and 49.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.21%
Uninsured
38.4%
Employer Coverage
18.9%
Medicaid
14.1%
Medicare
17.5%
Non-Group
3.89%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Miles City, MT grew by 10.8% from 6.51% to 7.21%.

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