Hill County, MT

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2022 Population
16,238
0.362% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jon Tester
Democratic Party
US Senator
Steve Daines
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
33.4
2.05% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
16.9%
15.3% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$58,427
2.79% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$183,300
9.04% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
7,426
0.474% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Hill County, MT had a population of 16.2k people with a median age of 33.4 and a median household income of $58,427. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Hill County, MT declined from 16,297 to 16,238, a −0.362% decrease and its median household income grew from $56,840 to $58,427, a 2.79% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Hill County, MT are White (Non-Hispanic) (68%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (22.9%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.29%), White (Hispanic) (1.5%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.22%).

None of the households in Hill 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 Hill County, MT are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Hill County, MT are Montana State University-Northern (277 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Hill County, MT was $183,300, and the homeownership rate was 65.9%.

Most people in Hill County, MT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 13.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Hill County, MT was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Hill County, MT is home to a population of 16.2k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.776% of Hill County, MT residents were born outside of the country (126 people).

In 2022, there were 2.97 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (11k people) in Hill County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.72k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 696 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.5%
2022 Citizenship
99.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.5% of Hill County, MT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Hill County, MT was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Hill County, MT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    11k ± 69
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    3.72k ± 191
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    696 ± 177
4%
Hispanic Population
649 people

In 2022, there were 2.97 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (11k people) in Hill County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.72k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 696 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4% of the people in Hill County, MT are hispanic (649 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Hill 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

0.776%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
126 people
1.33%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
216 people

As of 2022, 0.776% of Hill County, MT residents (126 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 Hill County, MT was 1.33%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    304 ± 87
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    178 ± 87
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    153 ± 78

Hill County, MT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.71 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Hill County, MT employs 7.43k people. The largest industries in Hill County, MT are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,046 people), Retail Trade (867 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (820 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($80,063), Transportation & Warehousing ($70,088), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($69,091).

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

7.43k
2022 Value
± 544
0.474%
1 Year growth
± 9.91%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Hill County, MT grew at a rate of 0.474%, from 7.39k employees to 7.43k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hill County, MT, are Management Occupations (847 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (801 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (627 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hill County, MT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

7.43k
2022 Value
± 544
0.474%
1 Year growth
± 9.91%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Hill County, MT grew at a rate of 0.474%, from 7.39k employees to 7.43k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hill County, MT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,046 people), Retail Trade (867 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (820 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hill County, MT, though some of these residents may live in Hill 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

$46,199
Median earning men ± $3,678
$29,993
Median earning women ± $3,689

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($71,232), Information ($67,639), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($58,393).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($80,525), Public Administration ($41,042), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($40,476).

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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%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 140
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 139
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 100
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Hill County, MT went to Donald J. Trump with 55.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (3.4%).

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

In 2022, universities in Hill County, MT awarded 277 degrees. The student population of Hill County, MT in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 642 male students and 498 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Hill County, MT are White (212 and 77.1%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native (31 and 11.3%), Hispanic or Latino (14 and 5.09%), and Black or African American (10 and 3.64%).

The largest universities in Hill County, MT by number of degrees awarded are Montana State University-Northern (277 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Hill County, MT are Diesel Mechanics Technology (42 and 15.2%), General Business Administration & Management (40 and 14.4%), and Registered Nursing (39 and 14.1%).

The median tuition cost in Hill County, MT for a public four year colleges is $4,496 for in-state students and $17,096 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2018 in Hill County, MT, the percentage of applicants admitted was 100%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 31.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 1,140 (56.3% men and 43.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 1,140 students enrolled in Hill County, MT, 56.3% men and 43.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 811 records, of which 41.7% were women and 58.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 23 degrees awarded
  2. 19 degrees awarded
  3. 34 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Hill County, MT was Diesel Mechanics Technology with 23 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
277 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Montana State University-Northern with 277 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 154 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Hill County, MT, which is 1.25 times more than the 123 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 212 degrees mean that there were 6.84 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, American Indian or Alaska Native, with 31 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($4,496) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,459) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,400) 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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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 Hill County, MT was $183,300 in 2022, which is 0.65 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $168,100 to $183,300, a 9.04% increase. The homeownership rate in Hill County, MT is 65.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Hill County, MT have an average commute time of 13.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Hill County, MT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Hill County, MT is $58,427. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Hill County, MT was Census Tract 404 with a value of $88,526, followed by Census Tract 402 and Census Tract 405, with respective values of $80,000 and $73,611.

In 2022, 13.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Hill County, MT. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.55%.

Property

$183,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$10,033
$4,098
Median Property Taxes
±$363

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

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Rent vs Own

65.9%
Homeownership
2022
65.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 65.9% of the housing units in Hill County, MT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 66.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 404
  2. Census Tract 402
  3. Census Tract 405

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hill County, MT was Census Tract 404 with a value of $88,526, followed by Census Tract 402 and Census Tract 405, with respective values of $80,000 and $73,611.

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Household Income

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$58,427
Median Household Income
± $4,653
6.22k
Number of Households
± 465

In 2022, the median household income of the 6.22k households in Hill County, MT grew to $58,427 from the previous year's value of $56,840.

The following chart displays the households in Hill 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Hill 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 (73.1%)
  2. Carpooled (15.9%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.01%)

In 2022, 73.1% of workers in Hill County, MT drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (15.9%) and those who worked at home (5.01%).

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Commute Time

13.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hill County, MT have a shorter commute time (13.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.272% of the workforce in Hill 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 Hill County, MT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Hill County, MT have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 13.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Hill County, MT. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.55%.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hill County, MT (2.68k out of 15.8k 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 35 - 44, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Males 18 - 24.

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

In 2022, 21.4% of the children was living in poverty in Hill County, MT. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.1%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 467 in Hill County, MT. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 74.1 per 100,000 population.

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Health

92.8% of the population of Hill County, MT has health coverage, with 42.2% on employee plans, 26.8% on Medicaid, 11.8% on Medicare, 10.4% on non-group plans, and 1.55% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Hill County, MT see 2060 patients per year on average, which represents a 26% increase from the previous year (1635 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1168 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 256 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.1% were men and 49.9% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,060 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Hill County, MT

Primary care physicians in Hill County, MT see an average of 2,060 patients per year. This represents a 26% increase from the previous year (1,635 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 29.1% under 18 years, 22.3% between 18 and 34 years, 33.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.1% were men and 49.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.18%
Uninsured
42.2%
Employer Coverage
26.8%
Medicaid
11.8%
Medicare
10.4%
Non-Group
1.55%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hill County, MT grew by 35.2% from 5.31% to 7.18%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 54.5 in Hill County, MT.

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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 33.1% in Hill 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 12.7% in Hill County, MT.

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