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0.93% growth
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1.05% growth
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2.1% growth
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3.68% growth


The economy of Montana employs 463,161 people. The economy of Montana is specialized in Forestry except logging; Metal ore mining; and Animal production & aquaculture, which employ respectively 20.08; 15.25; and 7.4 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Montana are Construction (34,370), Restaurants & Food Services (29,418), and Elementary & secondary schools (27,080), and the highest paying industries are Railroad rolling stock manufacturing ($151,946), Software publishing ($134,167), and Paper & paper products merchant wholesalers ($108,209).

Median household income in Montana is $50,027. Males in Montana have an average income that is 1.46 times higher than the average income of females, which is $38,755. The income inequality of Montana (measured using the Gini index) is 0.472 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Montana. In Montana the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 76 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $7,457. Cascade County, MT has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Montana.


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Montana is home to a population of 1.04M people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Montana is composed of 900,884 White residents (86.4%), 62,998 Native residents (6.04%), 37,090 Hispanic residents (3.56%), 28,662 Two+ residents (2.75%), and 8,326 Asian residents (0.8%). The most common foreign languages in Montana are Spanish (14,156 speakers), Other Native North American (7,322 speakers), and German (6,399 speakers), but compared to other places, Montana has a relative high number of Other Native North American (7,322 speakers), German (6,399 speakers), and Scandinavian (709 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Montana awarded 11,991 degrees. The student population of Montana is skewed towards females, with 5,034 male students and 6,957 female students. Most students in Montana are White (9,640 and 80.4%), followed by American Indian (747 and 6.23%), Unknown (486 and 4.05%), and Hispanic or Latino (312 and 2.6%). The largest universities in Montana by number of graduates are The University of Montana (3,446 and 28.7%), Montana State University (3,035 and 25.3%), and Montana State University-Billings (1,117 and 9.3%). The most popular majors in Montana are General Business (431 and 3.59%), Registered Nursing (394 and 3.29%), and General Business Administration & Management (379 and 3.16%). The median tuition costs in Montana are $26,136 for private four year colleges, and $4,603 and $21,341 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Montana is $217,200, which is 1.06 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $209,500 to $217,200, a 3.68% increase. The homeownership rate of Montana is 68%, which is higher than the national average of 63.1%. People in Montana have an average commute time of 16.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Montana is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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