Musselshell County, MT

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2022 Population
4,924
2.31% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Tester
Democratic Party
US Senator
Steve Daines
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
52
0.192% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
11.8%
8.95% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$54,875
7.28% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$222,200
12.8% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Musselshell County, MT had a population of 4.92k people with a median age of 52 and a median household income of $54,875. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Musselshell County, MT grew from 4,813 to 4,924, a 2.31% increase and its median household income grew from $51,153 to $54,875, a 7.28% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Musselshell County, MT are White (Non-Hispanic) (90.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.96%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (2.25%), White (Hispanic) (1.81%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.914%).

None of the households in Musselshell 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.

98.6% of the residents in Musselshell County, MT are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Musselshell County, MT was $222,200, and the homeownership rate was 80.8%.

Most people in Musselshell County, MT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Musselshell County, MT was 3 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Musselshell County, MT is home to a population of 4.92k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.87% of Musselshell County, MT residents were born outside of the country (92 people).

In 2022, there were 22.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.45k people) in Musselshell County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 195 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 111 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.6%
2022 Citizenship
98.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.6% of Musselshell County, MT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Musselshell County, MT was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Musselshell County, MT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    4.45k ± 159
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    195 ± 55.9
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    111 ± 53
3.41%
Hispanic Population
168 people

In 2022, there were 22.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.45k people) in Musselshell County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 195 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 111 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.41% of the people in Musselshell County, MT are hispanic (168 people).

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Foreign-Born Population

1.87%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
92 people
1.62%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
78 people

As of 2022, 1.87% of Musselshell County, MT residents (92 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 Musselshell County, MT was 1.62%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    180 ± 62
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    66 ± 45
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    42 ± 34

Musselshell County, MT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.73 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Musselshell County, MT employs 1.98k people. The largest industries in Musselshell County, MT are Health Care & Social Assistance (321 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (221 people), and Retail Trade (174 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($72,054), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($70,735), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($49,500).

Occupations

1.98k
2022 Value
± 251
−1.64%
1 Year decline
± 18.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Musselshell County, MT declined at a rate of −1.64%, from 2.01k employees to 1.98k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Musselshell County, MT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (323 people), Sales & Related Occupations (192 people), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (180 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Musselshell County, MT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

1.98k
2022 Value
± 251
−1.64%
1 Year decline
± 18.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Musselshell County, MT declined at a rate of −1.64%, from 2.01k employees to 1.98k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Musselshell County, MT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (321 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (221 people), and Retail Trade (174 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Musselshell County, MT, though some of these residents may live in Musselshell 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

$46,775
Median earning men ± $2,772
$32,449
Median earning women ± $3,234

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($72,688), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($70,147), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,750).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($40,900), Construction ($39,038), and Manufacturing ($38,661).

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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. 22
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 20
    Other Services, Except Public Administration
  3. 19
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Musselshell County, MT went to Donald J. Trump with 84.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (14.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.56%).

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.

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 Musselshell County, MT was $222,200 in 2022, which is 0.788 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $196,900 to $222,200, a 12.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Musselshell County, MT is 80.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Musselshell County, MT have an average commute time of 28.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Musselshell County, MT is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Property

$222,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$25,834
$1,727
Median Property Taxes
±$220

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

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Rent vs Own

80.8%
Homeownership
2022
62.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 80.8% of the housing units in Musselshell County, MT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 79.9%.

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Income by Location

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

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

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Household Income

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$54,875
Median Household Income
± $3,523
2.14k
Number of Households
± 240

In 2022, the median household income of the 2.14k households in Musselshell County, MT grew to $54,875 from the previous year's value of $51,153.

The following chart displays the households in Musselshell 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 Musselshell 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 (72.3%)
  2. Worked At Home (15.7%)
  3. Carpooled (7.35%)

In 2022, 72.3% of workers in Musselshell County, MT drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (15.7%) and those who carpooled to work (7.35%).

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

28.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Musselshell County, MT have a longer commute time (28.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.72% of the workforce in Musselshell County, MT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

3 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Musselshell County, MT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Musselshell County, MT have 3 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Musselshell County, MT (576 out of 4.86k 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 75+, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 65 - 74.

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

94.2% of the population of Musselshell County, MT has health coverage, with 35.2% on employee plans, 19% on Medicaid, 22.4% on Medicare, 13.2% on non-group plans, and 4.43% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.8% were men and 50.2% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.4% under 18 years, 11.9% between 18 and 34 years, 39.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 28.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.8% were men and 50.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.82%
Uninsured
35.2%
Employer Coverage
19%
Medicaid
22.4%
Medicare
13.2%
Non-Group
4.43%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Musselshell County, MT grew by 23.9% from 4.7% to 5.82%.

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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 31.3% in Musselshell County, MT.

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