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Gallatin County, Montana (MT)

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County population in 2016: 104,502 (66% urban, 34% rural); it was 67,831 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 16,041
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 6,244
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 16,435
Renter-occupied apartments: 14,265 (it was 9,888 in 2000)
% of renters here:

38%
State:

32%

Land area: 2606 sq. mi.

Water area: 26.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 40 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Gallatin County: 92.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (32.6%), Educational, health and social services (13.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 63%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 30%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Gallatin County, Montana:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (92.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.3%)
  • Two or more races (2.2%)
  • Asian alone (1.4%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.8%)
Median resident age:  33.7 years
Montana median age:  40.1 years
Males: 54,254  (51.9%)
Females: 50,248  (48.1%)
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Gallatin County,MT real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Gallatin County:

2.0 people
Montana:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $61,211 ($38,120 in 1999)

This county:

$61,211
Montana:

$50,027

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $839 (lower quartile is $627, upper quartile is $1,111)
This county:

$839
State:

$655


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $347,900 (it was $140,000 in 2000)
Gallatin:

$347,900
Montana:

$217,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $250,500 - $488,700

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $418,261
Here:

$418,261
State:

$282,285

Townhouses or other attached units: $306,014
Here:

$306,014
State:

$286,648

In 2-unit structures: $275,375
Here:

$275,375
State:

$232,929

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $236,214
Here:

$236,214
State:

$238,389

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $167,093
Here:

$167,093
State:

$158,980

Mobile homes: $77,512
Here:

$77,512
State:

$83,786

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $128,017
Here:

$128,017
State:

$193,839
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,709
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $514

Institutionalized population: 287

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 11
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 32
  • Burglaries: 99
  • Thefts: 355
  • Auto thefts: 47

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 3
  • Rapes: 16
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 34
  • Burglaries: 92
  • Thefts: 391
  • Auto thefts: 45
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Health of residents in Gallatin County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.8. This is significantly better than average.
80.7% of residents exercised in the past month. This is more than average.
39.7% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is less than average.
86.8% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
72.8% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 192 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 151 pounds. This is less than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 854 buildings, average cost: $197,200
  • 2008: 336 buildings, average cost: $210,500
  • 2009: 259 buildings, average cost: $220,400
  • 2010: 322 buildings, average cost: $212,200
  • 2011: 346 buildings, average cost: $226,800
  • 2012: 524 buildings, average cost: $233,900
  • 2013: 777 buildings, average cost: $230,700
  • 2014: 701 buildings, average cost: $224,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,680 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $2,570 (0.8%)

Gallatin County household income distribution in 2009 Gallatin County home values distribution Gallatin County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 13.1%
Gallatin County:

13.1%
Montana:

13.3%
(12.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.9% for Black residents, 19.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 33.8% for American Indian residents, 6.1% for other race residents, 23.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 33.7 years old
(Males: 32.1 years old, Females: 34.5 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 34.4 years old, Black residents: 36.6 years old, American Indian residents: 16.7 years old, Asian residents: 29.2 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23.8 years old, Other race residents: 21.3 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Gallatin County is $505 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $657 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $877 a month.

Cities in this county include: Bozeman, Belgrade, Gallatin Gateway, Four Corners, Three Forks, Manhattan, Big Sky, West Yellowstone, Churchill, King Arthur Park.

Gallatin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Gallatin County: Mission (A), Miller Ranch (B), Mesoydez Homestead (C), Alkire Homestead (D), Merideth Ranch (E), Bow and Arrow Ranch (F), Meigs Ranch (G), Christikon (H), McKnight Homestead (I), Balmer Ranch (J), McClung Ranch (K), Martin Ranch (L), Martel Homestead (M), Maroney Ranch (N), LaDuke Spring Campground (O), Bill Graham Ranch (P), Birch Ranch (Q), Bishir Ranch (R), Blome Ranch (S), Blanding Station (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Gallatin County include: Livingston Christian Center (A), Saint Marys Catholic Church (B), New Beginning Church of God (C), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (D), Livingston Church of Christ (E), Seventh Day Adventist Church (F), Lillie Dutton Memorial Chapel (G), Pine Creek Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Mount Calvary Cemetery (1), Chico Cemetery (2), Strickland Cemetery (3), Vaters Cemetery (4), Sykes Cemetery (5), Emigrant Cemetery (6), Gardiner Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Sedge Lake (A), Aldridge Lake (B), Hidden Lake (C), Shelf Lake (D), Slide Lake (E), Kersey Lake (F), Rock Island Lake (G), Courthouse Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Work Creek (A), Alder Creek (B), Aldridge Creek (C), Area Creek (D), Arrastra Creek (E), Balm of Gilead Creek (F), Bangtail Creek (G), Bark Cabin Creek (H), Barney Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Gallatin County include: Shields River Valley Historical Marker (1), Miles Park (2), M Street Park (3), Emigrant Gulch Historical Marker (4), Pruitt Park (5), Pine Creek Recreation Area (6), Bishop Park (7), Luccock Park Assembly Grounds (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Carter County , Orleans County, Vermont , Yakima County, Washington , Mackinac County, Michigan , Sweet Grass County , Rusk County, Wisconsin .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.2%
Montana:

3.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 10,816
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 95.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 49.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 4,313 (42.9% naturalized citizens)

Gallatin County:

4.1%
Whole state:

2.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 1,387
  • 2000 to 2009: 778
  • 1990 to 1999: 575
  • 1980 to 1989: 428
  • 1970 to 1979: 187
  • Before 1970: 429
Note: State values scaled to Gallatin County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 95.8%

Gallatin County marital status for males Gallatin County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 27,584
  • One, attached: 4,626
  • Two: 2,876
  • 3 or 4: 3,999
  • 5 to 9: 2,359
  • 10 to 19: 1,173
  • 20 to 49: 1,576
  • 50 or more: 984
  • Mobile homes: 2,137
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 27

Housing units in Gallatin County with a mortgage: 15,080 (321 second mortgage, 1,443 home equity loan, 45 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 8,797

Here:

65.2% with mortgage
State:

56.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Gallatin County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant12,09962
Catholic6,4006
Mainline Protestant5,83317
Other4,40921
Black Protestant1201
Orthodox501
None60,602-
Gallatin County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 20
Gallatin County:

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (with gas): 33
Gallatin County:

3.78 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 107
This county:

12.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

10.38 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Gallatin County:

3.7%
Montana:

7.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Gallatin County:

17.5%
State:

23.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

6.5%
State:

10.7%

Agriculture in Gallatin County:

Average size of farms: 660 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $70,852
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $228.99
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 4.96%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 46.73%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $62,092
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 24.98%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 47.56%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $76,714
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 84.92%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.39
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 12.58%
All wheat for grain: 50645 harvested acres
Vegetables: 43 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 5 acres

Earthquake activity:

Gallatin County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Montana state average. It is 60% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 80.3 miles away from Gallatin County center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 168.7 miles away from the county center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 6/30/1975 at 18:54:13, a magnitude 6.1 (5.6 MB, 5.9 MS, 6.1 UK, 6.1 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 72.0 miles away from the county center
On 7/26/2005 at 04:08:37, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MB, 5.2 MS, 5.6 MW, Depth: 8.0 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 69.7 miles away from the county center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 478.5 miles away from Gallatin County center
On 8/22/1984 at 09:46:30, a magnitude 5.8 (5.0 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.8 ML) earthquake occurred 157.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Montana Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3253: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3253, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Montana Severe Storms, Incident Period: June 03, 2001 to June 14, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1385: July 07, 2001, FEMA Id: 1385, Natural disaster type: Storm
  • Montana South Central Zone 4 Fire Complex, Incident Period: August 16, 2000, Fire Management Assistance Declared: August 16, 2000, FEMA Id: 2321, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Montana Wildfires, Incident Period: July 13, 2000 to September 25, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1340: August 30, 2000, FEMA Id: 1340, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Montana Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: February 04, 1996 to February 29, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1105: February 23, 1996, FEMA Id: 1105, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood

The number of natural disasters in Gallatin County (5) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 1

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (12%)
  • Canada (9%)
  • Korea (7%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (6%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • Saudi Arabia (4%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Gallatin County (%):

  • German (18%)
  • American (8%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • English (7%)
  • Norwegian (7%)
  • European (7%)
  • Dutch (4%)

Gallatin County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 42,073 (72.4%)
  • Carpooled: 4,369 (7.5%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 282 (0.5%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 342 (0.6%)
  • Bicycle: 1,511 (2.6%)
  • Walked: 4,121 (7.1%)
  • Worked at home: 5,439 (9.4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Gallatin County, Montana in 2000:

  • 2,567 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 269 people in nursing homes
  • 103 people in other group homes
  • 58 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 53 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 42 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 8 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 7 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 5 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 5 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally ill

People in group quarters in Gallatin County, Montana in 2010:

  • 2,836 people in college/university student housing
  • 229 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 82 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 49 people in federal detention centers
  • 21 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 19 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 15 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 6 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 3 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $54,475.

9.27% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,251 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.27%
Montana average:

6.86%


0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($752 average AGI)
Gallatin County:

0.08%
Montana average:

0.05%

3.23% relocated from other counties in Montana ($10,126 average AGI)
5.95% relocated from other states ($24,373 average AGI)
Gallatin County:

5.95%
Montana average:

3.82%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Yellowstone County, MT  0.47% ($33,126 average AGI)
from Missoula County, MT  0.39% ($21,241)
from Park County, MT  0.37% ($39,833)
from Lewis and Clark County, MT  0.34% ($27,067)
from Flathead County, MT  0.25% ($24,557)
from Cascade County, MT  0.22% ($33,342)
from King County, WA  0.15% ($55,630)


8.72% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,260 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.72%
Montana average:

6.73%


0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($262 average AGI)
Gallatin County:

0.10%
Montana average:

0.06%

2.96% relocated to other counties in Montana ($10,091 average AGI)
5.66% relocated to other states ($20,907 average AGI)
Gallatin County:

5.66%
Montana average:

3.69%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Yellowstone County, MT  0.48% ($31,465 average AGI)
to Missoula County, MT  0.36% ($24,858)
to Lewis and Clark County, MT  0.28% ($30,131)
to Park County, MT  0.26% ($34,522)
to King County, WA  0.23% ($34,025)
to Cascade County, MT  0.22% ($27,538)
to Flathead County, MT  0.17% ($37,233)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.1

Births per 1000 population in Gallatin County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 5.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 5.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 5.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Gallatin County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.9

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Gallatin County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 17.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Gallatin County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Gallatin County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 8,306 (7,410 aged, 896 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 3,032 (15%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Gallatin County, Montana in 1999 - 2014:

  • Unspecified dementia (541)
  • Congestive heart failure (316)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (303)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (272)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (259)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (251)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (231)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (226)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (148)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (146)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.32
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 5,168
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 91
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 31,371

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,164
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 469
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 6

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 54
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 136

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 13

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 168.8. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 113.8
  • Other - 55.0

Household type by relationship:

Households: 104,502
  • In family households: 73,446 (11,224 male householders, 12,115 female householders)
    19,961 spouses, 24,080 children (22,393 natural, 1,011 adopted, 676 stepchildren), 569 grandchildren, 949 brothers or sisters, 749 parents, 903 other relatives, 2,896 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 27,110 (8,115 male householders (4,979 living alone)), 8,190 female householders (5,919 living alone)), 10,805 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3,946

Size of family households: 11,335 2-persons, 4,630 3-persons, 4,808 4-persons, 1,382 5-persons, 906 6-persons, 278 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 10,898 1-person, 3,843 2-persons, 1,220 3-persons, 243 4-persons, 71 5-persons, 30 6-persons.

17,896 married couples with children.
2,581 single-parent households (918 men, 1,663 women).

95.1% of residents of Gallatin speak English at home.
1.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (71% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (85% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (58% speak English very well, 35% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (80% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 1% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $347,391,000 ($4,593 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $33,455,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $123,689,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $41,815,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,897,000
Federal grants: $110,238,000
Federal procurement contracts: $26,747,000 ($11,130,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $42,005,000 ($6,309,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $72,346,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $41,167,000
Federal Government insurance: $37,445,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 4,835
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

62 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,012
Here:

26 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +453
Here:

+6 per 1000 residents
State:

+2 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +7,227
Here:

+92 per 1000 residents
State:

+20 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Gallatin County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 9.34 millions of gallons per day (26% from ground, 74% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.9
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 2,152
  • 2010 to 2013: 1,716
  • 2000 to 2009: 11,789
  • 1990 to 1999: 9,202
  • 1980 to 1989: 5,584
  • 1970 to 1979: 7,365
  • 1960 to 1969: 2,095
  • 1950 to 1959: 2,477
  • 1940 to 1949: 803
  • 1939 or earlier: 4,158
Note: State values scaled to Gallatin population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Gallatin County, Montana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Gallatin County population
  • 1 room: 132
  • 2 rooms: 84
  • 3 rooms: 387
  • 4 rooms: 2,290
  • 5 rooms: 3,740
  • 6 rooms: 3,994
  • 7 rooms: 4,432
  • 8 rooms: 2,601
  • 9+ rooms: 6,217
  • 1 room: 1,080
  • 2 rooms: 1,855
  • 3 rooms: 3,930
  • 4 rooms: 2,827
  • 5 rooms: 2,966
  • 6 rooms: 1,473
  • 7 rooms: 569
  • 8 rooms: 706
  • 9+ rooms: 361
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Gallatin County, Montana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Gallatin County population
  • no bedroom: 132
  • 1 bedroom: 360
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,523
  • 3 bedrooms: 11,217
  • 4 bedrooms: 6,138
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2,507
  • no bedroom: 1,140
  • 1 bedroom: 3,247
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,757
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,324
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,032
  • 5+ bedrooms: 267
Cars and other vehicles available in Gallatin County, Montana in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Gallatin County population
  • no vehicle: 247
  • 1 vehicle: 3,366
  • 2 vehicles: 10,500
  • 3 vehicles: 6,552
  • 4 vehicles: 1,768
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,444
  • no vehicle: 1,460
  • 1 vehicle: 5,989
  • 2 vehicles: 4,843
  • 3 vehicles: 2,028
  • 4 vehicles: 1,118
  • 5+ vehicles: 329

78% of Gallatin County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 33% lived in Montana.

Gallatin County:

78.1%
State average:

83.6%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 44,057
  • Other state: 54,791
  • Northeast: 6,982
  • Midwest: 16,639
  • South: 6,374
  • West: 24,796

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Gallatin County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (69.6%)
  • Electricity (13.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8.8%)
  • Wood (6.4%)
  • Other fuel (0.9%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.4%)
  • Solar energy (0.4%)
  • Electricity (57.3%)
  • Utility gas (30.9%)
  • Other fuel (4.6%)
  • Wood (3.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.3%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,164
Here:

11.9%
Montana:

11.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 707
Here:

16.2%
Montana:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 358
Here:

2.8%
Montana:

11.9%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Gallatin County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $1,751,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $939,000
    Police Protection: $771,000
    Housing and Community Development: $350,000
    Solid Waste Management: $306,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $218,000
    Parks and Recreation: $167,000
    General - Other: $36,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $5,219,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $4,459,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,747,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,737,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,702,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,030,000
    Financial Administration: $1,432,000
    Regular Highways: $1,366,000
    Health - Other: $929,000
    Libraries: $602,000
    General - Other: $411,000
    General Public Buildings: $309,000
    Parks and Recreation: $146,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $74,000
    Air Transportation: $66,000
    Local Fire Protection: $52,000
    Housing and Community Development: $39,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $201,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $7,464,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $775,000
    Air Transportation: $353,000
    General - Other: $111,000
    Health - Other: $49,000
    Regular Highways: $38,000
    Central Staff Services: $25,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $15,455,000

Gallatin County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $8,148,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,131,000
    Regular Highways: $16,000
    Air Transportation: $11,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $571,000
    All Other: $464,000
    Air Transportation: $336,000
    Housing and Community Development: $317,000
    Natural Resources: $17,000
    Water Utilities: $14,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $15,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,083,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,057,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $876,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,198,000
    General Local Government Support: $646,000
    Highways: $311,000
    Public Welfare: $107,000
    Health and Hospitals: $66,000
  • Tax - Property: $26,787,000
    Other License: $385,000

Gallatin County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,395,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,658,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,340,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,603,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $815,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $615,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $200,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $22,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $11,000

Gallatin County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,307,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $26,289,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,149,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 429
  • Number of aged recipients: 26
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 403
  • Number of recipients under 18: 61
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 313
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 55
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 166
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 172
Gallatin County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Gallatin County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Gallatin County, MT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John23776.3 years
William18577.9 years
Mary17781.4 years
James16974.1 years
Robert14873.3 years
George12079.0 years
Helen11382.6 years
Margaret9682.5 years
Dorothy9080.8 years
Charles8475.2 years
Most common last names in Gallatin County, MT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson7478.2 years
Smith6873.7 years
Miller6275.3 years
Anderson5774.6 years
Davis5380.7 years
Thompson5180.6 years
Brown4275.3 years
Williams3479.5 years
Nelson3477.8 years
Jones3179.3 years
Businesses in Gallatin County, MT
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware2La-Z-Boy4
Aeropostale1Lane Furniture3
Albertsons2LensCrafters1
Applebee's1Little Caesars Pizza1
Arby's3Lowe's1
Audi1Macy's1
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill1Marriott2
Barnes & Noble1MasterBrand Cabinets14
Baskin-Robbins1Maurices1
Bath & Body Works1McDonald's5
Bed Bath & Beyond1Motherhood Maternity1
Best Western4New Balance6
Big O Tires1Nike9
Budget Car Rental3Nissan1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Office Depot1
Burger King2Outback1
Chevrolet2Outback Steakhouse1
Cold Stone Creamery1Pac Sun1
Coldwater Creek1Papa John's Pizza1
Comfort Inn1Payless1
Costco1PetSmart1
Curves2Pier 1 Imports1
Dairy Queen4Pizza Hut2
Days Inn2RadioShack3
Eddie Bauer1Safeway1
Famous Footwear1Sears1
FedEx22Slumberland1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Spencer Gifts1
Foot Locker1Staples2
Ford1Subaru1
GNC1Super 83
GameStop2Taco Bell1
Gap1Target1
H&R Block2Toyota1
Holiday Inn3True Value2
Home Depot1U-Haul9
Honda1UPS28
Hot Topic1Vans3
JCPenney1Verizon Wireless2
Jimmy John's1Victoria's Secret1
Jones New York1Volkswagen1
Kincaid1Vons1
Kmart1Walmart1
Kroger3Wendy's2
La Quinta2Wingate3

Gallatin County on our top lists:

  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest average weight of females"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"