Butte-Silver Bow (balance), MT

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2022 Population
34,638
0.786% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Tester
Democratic Party
US Senator
Steve Daines
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
40.2
0.741% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
15.8%
0.198% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$56,522
11.6% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$197,200
19.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
16,139
1.23% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Butte-Silver Bow (balance), MT had a population of 34.6k people with a median age of 40.2 and a median household income of $56,522. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Butte-Silver Bow (balance), MT grew from 34,368 to 34,638, a 0.786% increase and its median household income grew from $50,661 to $56,522, a 11.6% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Butte-Silver Bow (balance), MT are White (Non-Hispanic) (89.6%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.25%), White (Hispanic) (2.84%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.71%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.26%).

None of the households in Butte-Silver Bow (balance), 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.

99.3% of the residents in Butte-Silver Bow (balance), MT are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Butte-Silver Bow (balance), MT are Montana Technological University (381 degrees awarded in 2022), Highlands College of Montana Tech (139 degrees), and Butte Academy of Beauty Culture (17 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Butte-Silver Bow (balance), MT was $197,200, and the homeownership rate was 70.2%.

Most people in Butte-Silver Bow (balance), MT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 16.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Butte-Silver Bow (balance), MT was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Butte-Silver Bow (balance), MT is home to a population of 34.6k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.49% of Butte-Silver Bow (balance), MT residents were born outside of the country (516 people).

In 2022, there were 27.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (31k people) in Butte-Silver Bow (balance), MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.13k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 984 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.3%
2022 Citizenship
99.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.3% of Butte-Silver Bow (balance), MT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Butte-Silver Bow (balance), MT was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Butte-Silver Bow (balance), MT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    31k ± 164
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.13k ± 275
  3. White (Hispanic)
    984 ± 248
4.7%
Hispanic Population
1.63k people

In 2022, there were 27.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (31k people) in Butte-Silver Bow (balance), MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.13k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 984 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.7% of the people in Butte-Silver Bow (balance), MT are hispanic (1.63k people).

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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

1.49%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
516 people
1.41%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
483 people

As of 2022, 1.49% of Butte-Silver Bow (balance), MT residents (516 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 Butte-Silver Bow (balance), MT was 1.41%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    900 ± 201
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    661 ± 195
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    342 ± 111

Butte-Silver Bow (balance), MT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.36 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Butte-Silver Bow (balance), MT employs 16.1k people. The largest industries in Butte-Silver Bow (balance), MT are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,735 people), Accommodation & Food Services (1,659 people), and Retail Trade (1,653 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($80,625), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($74,574), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($65,602).

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

16.1k
2022 Value
± 973
1.23%
1 Year growth
± 8.62%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Butte-Silver Bow (balance), MT grew at a rate of 1.23%, from 15.9k employees to 16.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Butte-Silver Bow (balance), MT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,214 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,701 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,202 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Butte-Silver Bow (balance), MT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

16.1k
2022 Value
± 973
1.23%
1 Year growth
± 8.62%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Butte-Silver Bow (balance), MT grew at a rate of 1.23%, from 15.9k employees to 16.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Butte-Silver Bow (balance), MT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,735 people), Accommodation & Food Services (1,659 people), and Retail Trade (1,653 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Butte-Silver Bow (balance), MT, though some of these residents may live in Butte-Silver Bow (balance), 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

$45,892
Median earning men ± $3,198
$31,861
Median earning women ± $3,530

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($67,365), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($64,189), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($62,778).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($67,750), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($47,202), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($45,383).

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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.

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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 Butte-Silver Bow (balance), MT awarded 537 degrees. The student population of Butte-Silver Bow (balance), MT in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 1,359 male students and 958 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Butte-Silver Bow (balance), MT are White (429 and 84.3%), followed by Unknown (37 and 7.27%), American Indian or Alaska Native (18 and 3.54%), and Hispanic or Latino (12 and 2.36%).

The largest universities in Butte-Silver Bow (balance), MT by number of degrees awarded are Montana Technological University (381 and 70.9%), Highlands College of Montana Tech (139 and 25.9%), and Butte Academy of Beauty Culture (17 and 3.17%).

The most popular majors in Butte-Silver Bow (balance), MT are Occupational Health & Industrial Hygiene (63 and 11.7%), Other Electrical Maintenance & Repair Technology (60 and 11.2%), and Mechanical Engineering (42 and 7.82%).

The median tuition cost in Butte-Silver Bow (balance), MT for a public four year colleges is $5,878 for in-state students and $21,414 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Butte-Silver Bow (balance), MT, the percentage of applicants admitted was 89.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 19.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 2,317 (58.7% men and 41.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 2,317 students enrolled in Butte-Silver Bow (balance), MT, 58.7% men and 41.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,896 records, of which 42.2% were women and 57.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 42 degrees awarded
  2. 42 degrees awarded
  3. 31 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Butte-Silver Bow (balance), MT was Mechanical Engineering with 42 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 381 degrees awarded
  2. 139 degrees awarded
  3. 17 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Montana Technological University with 381 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 349 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Butte-Silver Bow (balance), MT, which is 1.86 times more than the 188 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 429 degrees mean that there were 11.6 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 37 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($5,878) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,649) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,320) 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.

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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 Butte-Silver Bow (balance), MT was $197,200 in 2022, which is 0.7 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $165,600 to $197,200, a 19.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Butte-Silver Bow (balance), MT is 70.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Butte-Silver Bow (balance), MT have an average commute time of 16.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Butte-Silver Bow (balance), MT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Butte-Silver Bow (balance), MT is $56,522. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Butte-Silver Bow (balance), MT was Census Tract 7 with a value of $76,107, followed by Census Tract 5 and Census Tract 4, with respective values of $65,317 and $60,089.

Property

$197,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$12,211
$10,368
Median Property Taxes
±$708

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Rent vs Own

70.2%
Homeownership
2022
65.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 70.2% of the housing units in Butte-Silver Bow (balance), MT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 7
  2. Census Tract 5
  3. Census Tract 4

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Butte-Silver Bow (balance), MT was Census Tract 7 with a value of $76,107, followed by Census Tract 5 and Census Tract 4, with respective values of $65,317 and $60,089.

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Household Income

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$56,522
Median Household Income
± $2,370
14.8k
Number of Households
± 894

In 2022, the median household income of the 14.8k households in Butte-Silver Bow (balance), MT grew to $56,522 from the previous year's value of $50,661.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Butte-Silver Bow (balance), 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 (78.3%)
  2. Carpooled (10%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.52%)

In 2022, 78.3% of workers in Butte-Silver Bow (balance), MT drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10%) and those who worked at home (6.52%).

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Commute Time

16.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Butte-Silver Bow (balance), MT have a shorter commute time (16.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.81% of the workforce in Butte-Silver Bow (balance), MT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

15.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Butte-Silver Bow (balance), MT (5.28k out of 33.5k 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 Males 18 - 24, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Butte-Silver Bow (balance), MT is White, followed by Native American and Hispanic.

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Health

92.9% of the population of Butte-Silver Bow (balance), MT has health coverage, with 39.9% on employee plans, 21.2% on Medicaid, 15% on Medicare, 14.2% on non-group plans, and 2.63% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Silver Bow County, MT see 1518 patients per year on average, which represents a 8.43% increase from the previous year (1400 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1035 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 170 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,518 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Silver Bow County, MT

Primary care physicians in Silver Bow County, MT see an average of 1,518 patients per year. This represents a 8.43% increase from the previous year (1,400 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.2% under 18 years, 21.8% between 18 and 34 years, 37.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 19% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.4% were men and 49.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.09%
Uninsured
39.9%
Employer Coverage
21.2%
Medicaid
15%
Medicare
14.2%
Non-Group
2.63%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Butte-Silver Bow (balance), MT grew by 12.2% from 6.32% to 7.09%.

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