Sanders County, MT

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Population
11,521
0.937% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Tester
Democratic Party
US Senator
Steve Daines
Republican Party
Median Age
53.2

Median Household Income
$36,984
1.48% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$224,200
9.37% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
4,049
0.857% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Sanders County, MT had a population of 11.5k people with a median age of 53.2 and a median household income of $36,984. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Sanders County, MT grew from 11,414 to 11,521, a 0.937% increase and its median household income grew from $36,445 to $36,984, a 1.48% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Sanders County, MT are White (Non-Hispanic) (90.2%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (3.42%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.85%), White (Hispanic) (2.06%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.512%). NaNk% of the people in Sanders County, MT speak a non-English language, and 99.2% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Sanders County, MT is $224,200, and the homeownership rate is 76.5%. Most people in Sanders County, MT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 15.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Sanders County, MT is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

Showing data at the state level for Montana. Hospitalization data for some states may be delayed or not reported.

This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Montana, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Impact on Employment

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Montana (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Montana across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Montana went to Donald J. Trump with 72% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (20.5%), followed by Other (7.54%). The most partisan county was Garfield County, MT with 90.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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.

Sanders County, MT is currently represented by N/A N/A in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Montana
72% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Montana
  1. 90.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 86.3% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 86.3% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Montana was Garfield County, MT with 90.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Montana colored by their party leaning.

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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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Montana over time, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from N/A

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the N/A for Sanders County, MT have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Sanders County, MT is home to a population of 11.5k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2018, 2.1% of Sanders County, MT residents were born outside of the country (242 people).

In 2018, there were 26.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (10.4k people) in Sanders County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 394 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 328 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Sanders County, MT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    10.4k ± 16
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    394 ± 59
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    328 ± 66.9
2.84%
Hispanic Population
327 people

In 2018, there were 26.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (10.4k people) in Sanders County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 394 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 328 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.84% of the people in Sanders County, MT are hispanic (327 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.1%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
242 people
3.08%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
351 people

As of 2018, 2.1% of Sanders County, MT residents (242 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Sanders County, MT was 3.08%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

53
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.6
67
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 11.5

In 2018, the median age of all people in Sanders County, MT was 53.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 53, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 67. But people in Sanders County, MT are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Sanders County, MT residents was 53.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Canada
    4,272 ± 1,601 people
  2. Mexico
    2,817 ± 1,301 people
  3. Philippines
    2,040 ± 1,108 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Montana was Canada, the natal country of 4,272 Montana residents, followed by Mexico with 2,817 and Philippines with 2,040.

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Citizenship

99.2%
2018 Citizenship
99.2%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 99.2% of Sanders County, MT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Sanders County, MT was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    748 ± 141
  2. Korea
    143 ± 60
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    114 ± 70

Sanders County, MT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 5.23 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Sanders County, MT is $36,984. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Sanders County, MT was Census Tract 2 with a value of $39,818, followed by Census Tract 1 and Census Tract 9403, with respective values of $39,000 and $25,719.

Males in Montana have an average income that is 1.42 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,968. The income inequality in Montana (measured using the Gini index) is 0.465, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Sanders County, MT employs 4.05k people. The largest industries in Sanders County, MT are Health Care & Social Assistance (508 people), Accommodation & Food Services (403 people), and Retail Trade (377 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($125,250), Utilities ($96,250), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($77,917).

Wages

Median Household Income

$36,984
2018 value
± $3,195
1.48%
1 Year Growth
± 14.1%

Households in Sanders County, MT have a median annual income of $36,984, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $36,445 in 2017, which represents a 1.48% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$56,921
Average Male Salary in Montana
± $3,007
$39,968
Average Female Salary in Montana
± $2,184

In 2017, full-time male employees in Montana made 1.42 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Montana by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Montana
  1. White
    $42,515 ± $1,780
  2. Other
    $39,395 ± $16,377
  3. Asian
    $33,231 ± $11,940

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Montana workers was White. These workers were paid 1.08 times more than Other workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Montana.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Sanders County, MT is from Montana.
0.465
2017 Wage GINI in Montana
0.462
2016 Wage GINI in Montana

In 2017, the income inequality in Montana was 0.465 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.554% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Montana was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Montana in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Montana across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 2
  2. Census Tract 1
  3. Census Tract 9403

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Sanders County, MT was Census Tract 2 with a value of $39,818, followed by Census Tract 1 and Census Tract 9403, with respective values of $39,000 and $25,719.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

N/A N/A
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

N/A% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sanders County, MT (N/A out of N/A people) live below the poverty line, a number that is approximately the same as the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are N/A N/A, followed by N/A N/A and then N/A N/A.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Sanders County, MT is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

4.05k
2018 Value
± 380
-0.857%
1 Year decline
± 13.1%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Sanders County, MT declined at a rate of -0.857%, from 4.08k employees to 4.05k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sanders County, MT, are Management Occupations (463 people), Sales & Related Occupations (399 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (380 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sanders County, MT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Sanders County, MT, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (463 people), Sales & Related Occupations (399 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (380 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Sanders County, MT has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.9 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.87 times), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.68 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Sanders County, MT, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($73,889), Transportation Occupations ($69,375), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors ($58,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.05k
2018 Value
± 380
-0.857%
1 Year decline
± 13.1%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Sanders County, MT declined at a rate of -0.857%, from 4.08k employees to 4.05k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sanders County, MT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (508 people), Accommodation & Food Services (403 people), and Retail Trade (377 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sanders County, MT, though some of these residents may live in Sanders County, MT and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Sanders County, MT, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (508 people), Accommodation & Food Services (403 people), and Retail Trade (377 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Sanders County, MT has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (6.32 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (4.29 times), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.54 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Sanders County, MT, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($125,250), Utilities ($96,250), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($77,917).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Montana to other states, or from other states to Montana.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $6.47B
  2. $6.17B
  3. $5.98B

In 2015, the top outbound Montana product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $6.47B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($6.17B) and Fuel oils ($5.98B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Montana products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$44.7B
2015 Value in Montana
$53.9B
Projected 2045 Value in Montana
20.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Montana trade was $44.7B. This is expected to increase 20.7% to $53.9B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Montana trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Montana to other states, or from other states to Montana.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $4.59B
  2. $2.98B
  3. $2.88B

In 2015, the top outbound Montana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was North Dakota with $4.59B, followed by Wyoming with $2.98B and Idaho and $2.88B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Montana shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Sanders County, MT was $224,200 in 2018, which is 0.976 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $205,000 to $224,200, a 9.37% increase. The homeownership rate in Sanders County, MT is 76.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Sanders County, MT have an average commute time of 15.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Sanders County, MT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$224,200
2018 Median
± $19,302
$205,000
2017 Median
± $17,003

In 2018, the median property value in Sanders County, MT grew to to $224,200 from the previous year's value of $205,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Sanders County, MT compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Sanders County, MT the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$36,984
Median Household Income
± $3,195
4.95k
Number of Households
± 370

In 2018, the median household income of the 4.95k households in Sanders County, MT grew to $36,984 from the previous year's value of $36,445.

The following chart displays the households in Sanders 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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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Sanders County, MT distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Sanders County, MT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

76.5%
2018 Homeownership
75.8%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 76.5% of the housing units in Sanders County, MT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Sanders County, MT compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

15.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sanders County, MT have a shorter commute time (15.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 1.88% of the workforce in Sanders County, MT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    64.5%
  2. Worked At Home
    18.4%
  3. Walked
    7.12%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Sanders County, MT was Drove Alone (64.5%), followed by those who Worked At Home (18.4%) and those who Walked (7.12%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Sanders County, MT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Sanders County, MT have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

84.5% of the population of Sanders County, MT has health coverage, with 22.4% on employee plans, 18.4% on Medicaid, 23.1% on Medicare, 17.3% on non-group plans, and 3.29% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Montana was $8,221 in 2014. This is a 2.84% increase from the previous year ($7,994).

Primary care physicians in Sanders County, MT see 1417 patients per year on average, which represents a 12.2% increase from the previous year (1263 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2884 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 360 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Glacier County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.8%). Additionally, Big Horn County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (37.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,417 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Sanders County, MT

Primary care physicians in Sanders County, MT see an average of 1,417 patients per year. This represents a 12.2% increase from the previous year (1,263 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Sanders County, MT in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,221
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Montana
$3,882
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$9,378
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$8,238
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Montana (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 2.84%, from $7,994 to $8,221.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

15.5%
Uninsured
22.4%
Employer Coverage
18.4%
Medicaid
23.1%
Medicare
17.3%
Non-Group
3.29%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sanders County, MT declined by 5.59% from 16.4% to 15.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Sanders County, MT changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 14.8% prevalence
  2. 13.4% prevalence
  3. 12.3% prevalence

Glacier County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Montana, at 14.8%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Montana by county over multiple years.

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