Liberty County, MT

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2022 Population
1,993
1.63% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jon Tester
Democratic Party
US Senator
Steve Daines
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
36.9
6.11% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
26.2%
18.2% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$48,047
3.31% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$118,300
19.4% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Liberty County, MT had a population of 1.99k people with a median age of 36.9 and a median household income of $48,047. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Liberty County, MT declined from 2,026 to 1,993, a −1.63% decrease and its median household income grew from $46,507 to $48,047, a 3.31% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Liberty County, MT are White (Non-Hispanic) (97.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.61%), White (Hispanic) (0.552%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.351%), and Other (Non-Hispanic) (0.351%).

None of the households in Liberty 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.

100% of the residents in Liberty County, MT are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Liberty County, MT was $118,300, and the homeownership rate was 62.4%.

Most people in Liberty County, MT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 16.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Liberty County, MT was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Liberty County, MT is home to a population of 1.99k people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.602% of Liberty County, MT residents were born outside of the country (12 people).

In 2022, there were 60.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.94k people) in Liberty County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 32 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 11 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

100%
2022 Citizenship
100%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 100% of Liberty County, MT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Liberty County, MT was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been maintaining.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Liberty County, MT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.94k ± 48
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    32 ± 38.6
  3. White (Hispanic)
    11 ± 13
0.552%
Hispanic Population
11 people

In 2022, there were 60.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.94k people) in Liberty County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 32 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 11 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0.552% of the people in Liberty County, MT are hispanic (11 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

0.602%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
12 people
0.444%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
9 people

As of 2022, 0.602% of Liberty County, MT residents (12 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 Liberty County, MT was 0.444%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    44 ± 29
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    25 ± 21
  3. Korea
    19 ± 19

Liberty County, MT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.76 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Liberty County, MT employs 812 people. The largest industries in Liberty County, MT are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (267 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (132 people), and Public Administration (120 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($86,250), Information ($68,618), and Public Administration ($64,894).

Occupations

812
2022 Value
± 152
−12.4%
1 Year decline
± 30.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Liberty County, MT declined at a rate of −12.4%, from 927 employees to 812 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Liberty County, MT, are Management Occupations (187 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (73 people), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations (62 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Liberty County, MT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

812
2022 Value
± 152
−12.4%
1 Year decline
± 30.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Liberty County, MT declined at a rate of −12.4%, from 927 employees to 812 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Liberty County, MT, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (267 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (132 people), and Public Administration (120 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Liberty County, MT, though some of these residents may live in Liberty 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

$50,000
Median earning men ± $16,648
$35,368
Median earning women ± $18,669

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($86,250), Public Administration ($73,591), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($62,813).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($63,617), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($33,125), and Retail Trade ($19,500).

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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. 27
    Wholesale Trade
  2. 21
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 14
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Liberty County, MT went to Donald J. Trump with 75.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (23%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.2%).

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

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 Liberty County, MT was $118,300 in 2022, which is 0.42 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $99,100 to $118,300, a 19.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Liberty County, MT is 62.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Liberty County, MT have an average commute time of 16.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Liberty County, MT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$118,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$24,319
$445
Median Property Taxes
±$82

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

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Rent vs Own

62.4%
Homeownership
2022
72.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 62.4% of the housing units in Liberty County, MT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 57.6%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 501
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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Household Income

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$48,047
Median Household Income
± $9,252
713
Number of Households
± 115

In 2022, the median household income of the 713 households in Liberty County, MT grew to $48,047 from the previous year's value of $46,507.

The following chart displays the households in Liberty 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 Liberty 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 (47.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (34.3%)
  3. Walked (9.42%)

In 2022, 47.2% of workers in Liberty County, MT drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (34.3%) and those who walked to work (9.42%).

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

16.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Liberty County, MT have a shorter commute time (16.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.43% of the workforce in Liberty 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 Liberty County, MT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Liberty County, MT have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

26.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Liberty County, MT (515 out of 1.97k 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 Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Liberty County, MT is White, followed by Other 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

94.3% of the population of Liberty County, MT has health coverage, with 19.1% on employee plans, 36.5% on Medicaid, 18.8% on Medicare, 18.9% on non-group plans, and 1.02% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47% were men and 53% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.3% under 18 years, 17.1% between 18 and 34 years, 34.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47% were men and 53% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.7%
Uninsured
19.1%
Employer Coverage
36.5%
Medicaid
18.8%
Medicare
18.9%
Non-Group
1.02%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Liberty County, MT declined by 9.21% from 6.27% to 5.7%.

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Health Outcomes

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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 33.4% in Liberty County, MT.

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