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Lewis and Clark County, Montana (MT)

County population in 2016: 67,282 (71% urban, 29% rural); it was 55,716 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 12,765
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 5,712
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 15,984
Renter-occupied apartments: 8,217 (it was 6,866 in 2000)
% of renters here:

30%
State:

32%

Land area: 3461 sq. mi.

Water area: 36.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 19 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Lewis and Clark County: 85.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (23.7%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (14.7%), Educational, health and social services (10.8%), Retail trade (10.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 54%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 40%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Lewis and Clark County, Montana:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (91.4%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.1%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (2.2%)
  • Two or more races (2.1%)
  • Asian alone (0.7%)
Median resident age:  41.6 years
Montana median age:  40.1 years
Males: 32,723  (48.6%)
Females: 34,559  (51.4%)
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Lewis and Clark County,MT real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Lewis and Clark County:

2.0 people
Montana:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $63,475 ($37,360 in 1999)

This county:

$63,475
Montana:

$50,027

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $698 (lower quartile is $491, upper quartile is $895)
This county:

$698
State:

$655


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $222,100 (it was $105,800 in 2000)
Lewis and Clark:

$222,100
Montana:

$217,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $167,500 - $291,500

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $260,821
Here:

$260,821
State:

$282,285

Townhouses or other attached units: $435,374
Here:

$435,374
State:

$286,648

In 2-unit structures: $252,695
Here:

$252,695
State:

$232,929

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $252,792
Here:

$252,792
State:

$238,389

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $210,231
Here:

$210,231
State:

$158,980

Mobile homes: $78,391
Here:

$78,391
State:

$83,786
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,328
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $446

Institutionalized population: 496

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 12
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 50
  • Burglaries: 71
  • Thefts: 235
  • Auto thefts: 50

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 8
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 54
  • Burglaries: 75
  • Thefts: 291
  • Auto thefts: 25
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Health of residents in Lewis and Clark 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 3.5. This is about average.
77.4% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
48.8% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
72.9% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is about average.
72.7% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 194 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 159 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 60 buildings, average cost: $269,000
  • 2008: 47 buildings, average cost: $282,900
  • 2009: 65 buildings, average cost: $211,300
  • 2010: 79 buildings, average cost: $211,700
  • 2011: 83 buildings, average cost: $216,100
  • 2012: 75 buildings, average cost: $217,800
  • 2013: 60 buildings, average cost: $247,400
  • 2014: 52 buildings, average cost: $209,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,248 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,800 (0.9%)

Lewis and Clark County household income distribution in 2009 Lewis and Clark County home values distribution Lewis and Clark County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 10.3%
Lewis and Clark County:

10.3%
Montana:

13.3%
(10.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.7% for Black residents, 26.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 14.6% for American Indian residents, 7.5% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 26.9% for other race residents, 14.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 41.6 years old
(Males: 40.2 years old, Females: 42.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42.6 years old, Black residents: 51.1 years old, American Indian residents: 30.4 years old, Asian residents: 28.2 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23.0 years old, Other race residents: 17.9 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lewis and Clark County is $457 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $571 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $829 a month.

Cities in this county include: Helena, Helena Valley Southeast, Helena Valley West Central, Helena Valley Northeast, Wolf Creek, Helena Valley Northwest, Helena West Side, East Helena, Lincoln, Augusta.

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

2012 air pollution in Lewis and Clark County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.153 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.031 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 5.6 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Below U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.000 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Grays Harbor County, Washington , McKenzie County, North Dakota , Hubbard County, Minnesota , Traill County, North Dakota .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.6%
Montana:

3.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 2,691
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 96.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 37.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 700 (47.3% naturalized citizens)

Lewis and Clark County:

1.0%
Whole state:

2.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 203
  • 2000 to 2009: 214
  • 1990 to 1999: 105
  • 1980 to 1989: 139
  • 1970 to 1979: 62
  • Before 1970: 397
Note: State values scaled to Lewis and Clark County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 95.6%

Lewis and Clark County marital status for males Lewis and Clark County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 20,384
  • One, attached: 597
  • Two: 1,755
  • 3 or 4: 2,083
  • 5 to 9: 915
  • 10 to 19: 221
  • 20 to 49: 612
  • 50 or more: 835
  • Mobile homes: 3,547

Housing units in Lewis and Clark County with a mortgage: 12,121 (216 second mortgage, 792 home equity loan, 38 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6,626

Here:

66.7% with mortgage
State:

56.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Lewis and Clark County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic8,8008
Evangelical Protestant7,37247
Mainline Protestant5,13414
Other3,20213
Orthodox151
None38,872-
Lewis and Clark 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: 8
Lewis and Clark County:

1.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

0.48 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Lewis and Clark County:

3.50 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 52
This county:

8.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

10.38 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Lewis and Clark County:

7.1%
Montana:

7.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Lewis and Clark County:

21.0%
State:

23.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

8.3%
State:

10.7%

Agriculture in Lewis and Clark County:

Average size of farms: 1326 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $35,628
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $115.30
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 13.54%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 69.18%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $34,968
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 7.18%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 61.62%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $49,146
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.19%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 4.71
All wheat for grain: 6829 harvested acres
Vegetables: 22 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Lewis and Clark County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Montana state average. It is 61% 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 171.5 miles away from Lewis and Clark 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 205.5 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 163.1 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 100.0 miles away from the county center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 511.9 miles away from Lewis and Clark 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 182.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Public administration (21%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Public administration (20%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (6%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

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

  • Canada (18%)
  • Germany (12%)
  • Korea (7%)
  • Mexico (7%)
  • England (6%)
  • Netherlands (5%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Lewis and Clark County (%):

  • German (19%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • Norwegian (7%)
  • American (7%)
  • English (6%)
  • European (5%)
  • Scottish (3%)

Lewis and Clark County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 29,606 (79.1%)
  • Carpooled: 3,482 (9.3%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 141 (0.4%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 259 (0.7%)
  • Bicycle: 347 (0.9%)
  • Walked: 1,816 (4.9%)
  • Worked at home: 1,776 (4.7%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


People in group quarters in Lewis and Clark County, Montana in 2000:

  • 525 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 289 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 248 people in nursing homes
  • 62 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 53 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 24 people in other group homes
  • 19 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 9 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 5 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 4 people in other workers' dormitories

People in group quarters in Lewis and Clark County, Montana in 2010:

  • 836 people in college/university student housing
  • 246 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 203 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 154 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 126 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 96 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 91 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 62 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 58 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 30 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 26 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 9 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 9 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $55,543.

6.60% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,103 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.60%
Montana average:

6.86%


0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($184 average AGI)
Lewis and Clark County:

0.05%
Montana average:

0.05%

3.34% relocated from other counties in Montana ($17,999 average AGI)
3.20% relocated from other states ($20,920 average AGI)
Lewis and Clark County:

3.20%
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 Missoula County, MT  0.49% ($30,102 average AGI)
from Jefferson County, MT  0.43% ($41,168)
from Cascade County, MT  0.38% ($37,760)
from Gallatin County, MT  0.38% ($30,131)
from Yellowstone County, MT  0.31% ($39,341)
from Silver Bow County, MT  0.19% ($42,020)
from Flathead County, MT  0.16% ($39,439)


5.97% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,190 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.97%
Montana average:

6.73%


0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($255 average AGI)
Lewis and Clark County:

0.05%
Montana average:

0.06%

2.94% relocated to other counties in Montana ($15,991 average AGI)
2.99% relocated to other states ($18,944 average AGI)
Lewis and Clark County:

2.99%
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 Missoula County, MT  0.48% ($25,192 average AGI)
to Gallatin County, MT  0.46% ($27,067)
to Jefferson County, MT  0.37% ($46,896)
to Cascade County, MT  0.35% ($35,844)
to Yellowstone County, MT  0.25% ($36,379)
to Silver Bow County, MT  0.19% ($22,958)
to Broadwater County, MT  0.16% ($36,390)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.0

Births per 1000 population in Lewis and Clark County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Lewis and Clark County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Lewis and Clark County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 15.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Lewis and Clark County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Lewis and Clark County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 9,355 (7,690 aged, 1,665 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,371 (10%)

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 Lewis and Clark County, Montana in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (559)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (498)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (428)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (356)
  • Unspecified dementia (352)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (248)
  • Congestive heart failure (184)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (183)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (179)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (142)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.45
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 13,608
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 309
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 34,375

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,204
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 850
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 5

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 56
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 110

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 22
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 185.1. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 110.0
  • Other - 75.0

Household type by relationship:

Households: 67,282
  • In family households: 51,804 (8,851 male householders, 7,906 female householders)
    13,508 spouses, 18,036 children (17,001 natural, 517 adopted, 518 stepchildren), 1,327 grandchildren, 212 brothers or sisters, 519 parents, 712 other relatives, 733 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 13,609 (4,680 male householders (3,744 living alone)), 5,846 female householders (4,853 living alone)), 3,083 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,869

Size of family households: 9,185 2-persons, 2,988 3-persons, 2,399 4-persons, 1,608 5-persons, 486 6-persons, 91 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 8,597 1-person, 1,628 2-persons, 254 3-persons, 47 4-persons.

10,998 married couples with children.
2,960 single-parent households (683 men, 2,277 women).

97.0% of residents of Lewis and Clark speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (90% speak English very well, 3% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (90% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (59% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (91% speak English very well, 9% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $814,545,000 ($14,051 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $74,262,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $172,477,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $70,653,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,253,000
Federal grants: $465,237,000
Federal procurement contracts: $22,243,000 ($3,286,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $80,682,000 ($11,243,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $474,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $44,015,000
Federal Government insurance: $24,017,000

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

Births: 3,427
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

62 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,442
Here:

42 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +167
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+2 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,666
Here:

+29 per 1000 residents
State:

+20 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Lewis and Clark County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 7.85 millions of gallons per day (21% from ground, 79% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 321
  • 2010 to 2013: 1,686
  • 2000 to 2009: 4,561
  • 1990 to 1999: 4,143
  • 1980 to 1989: 3,392
  • 1970 to 1979: 5,245
  • 1960 to 1969: 2,668
  • 1950 to 1959: 2,456
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,569
  • 1939 or earlier: 4,908
Note: State values scaled to Lewis and Clark population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Lewis and Clark County, Montana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Lewis and Clark County population
  • 1 room: 72
  • 2 rooms: 158
  • 3 rooms: 731
  • 4 rooms: 2,174
  • 5 rooms: 3,557
  • 6 rooms: 3,235
  • 7 rooms: 2,268
  • 8 rooms: 2,519
  • 9+ rooms: 4,033
  • 1 room: 363
  • 2 rooms: 368
  • 3 rooms: 2,190
  • 4 rooms: 1,764
  • 5 rooms: 2,082
  • 6 rooms: 738
  • 7 rooms: 542
  • 8 rooms: 342
  • 9+ rooms: 147
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lewis and Clark County, Montana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Lewis and Clark County population
  • no bedroom: 120
  • 1 bedroom: 497
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,040
  • 3 bedrooms: 8,178
  • 4 bedrooms: 4,474
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,438
  • no bedroom: 407
  • 1 bedroom: 1,623
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,129
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,100
  • 4 bedrooms: 193
  • 5+ bedrooms: 84
Cars and other vehicles available in Lewis and Clark County, Montana in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Lewis and Clark County population
  • no vehicle: 245
  • 1 vehicle: 3,851
  • 2 vehicles: 8,225
  • 3 vehicles: 3,886
  • 4 vehicles: 1,518
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,022
  • no vehicle: 1,380
  • 1 vehicle: 3,719
  • 2 vehicles: 2,244
  • 3 vehicles: 1,023
  • 4 vehicles: 170
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

81% of Lewis and Clark County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 46% lived in Montana.

Lewis and Clark County:

81.2%
State average:

83.6%

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

  • This state: 37,606
  • Other state: 28,159
  • Northeast: 2,924
  • Midwest: 6,380
  • South: 3,671
  • West: 15,184

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lewis and Clark County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (70.1%)
  • Electricity (12.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10.9%)
  • Wood (4.7%)
  • Other fuel (0.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.7%)
  • Utility gas (47.1%)
  • Electricity (42.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.3%)
  • No fuel used (3.6%)
  • Other fuel (1.7%)
  • Wood (0.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 686
Here:

10.2%
Montana:

11.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 145
Here:

4.2%
Montana:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,760
Here:

49.1%
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)

Lewis and Clark County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - General - Other: $1,105,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $5,451,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $4,904,000
    Police Protection: $4,717,000
    General - Other: $2,723,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,654,000
    Regular Highways: $2,529,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,305,000
    Libraries: $2,078,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,884,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,661,000
    Financial Administration: $1,070,000
    Housing and Community Development: $360,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $287,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $160,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $144,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $86,000
    Local Fire Protection: $73,000
    Parks and Recreation: $41,000
    General Public Buildings: $35,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,227,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $6,275,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $916,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $538,000
    Solid Waste Management: $151,000
    Police Protection: $18,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $14,295,000

Lewis and Clark County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $8,987,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,044,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $32,000
    Regular Highways: $11,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $923,000
    Housing and Community Development: $360,000
    All Other: $302,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,842,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $723,000
    Special Assessments: $535,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $492,000
    Sale of Property: $11,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,536,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,268,000
    Highways: $948,000
    General Local Government Support: $517,000
  • Tax - Property: $21,663,000
    Other License: $145,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $4,000

Lewis and Clark County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $75,540,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $75,170,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,859,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,127,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,000,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $370,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $268,000

Lewis and Clark County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $436,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,454,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $75,307,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,105
  • Number of aged recipients: 32
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,073
  • Number of recipients under 18: 318
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 697
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 90
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 380
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 542
Lewis and Clark County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Lewis and Clark 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 Lewis and Clark County, MT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John34074.4 years
Mary30279.4 years
William27473.4 years
Robert25772.7 years
James22771.7 years
Charles17275.4 years
Helen15479.4 years
Margaret15181.7 years
George14976.1 years
Ruth13180.6 years
Most common last names in Lewis and Clark County, MT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith13875.6 years
Johnson12177.1 years
Anderson8477.6 years
Williams7677.0 years
Miller7675.4 years
Nelson5578.2 years
Brown5578.0 years
Olson4775.7 years
Davis4675.6 years
Jones4579.0 years
Businesses in Lewis and Clark County, MT
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Lowe's1
Albertsons2Macy's1
Applebee's1Marriott2
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Ashley Furniture1Maurices1
AutoZone1McDonald's2
Bed Bath & Beyond1Motel 61
Best Western1Motherhood Maternity1
Budget Car Rental1New Balance5
Buffalo Wild Wings1Nike3
Burger King2Nissan1
CVS2Office Depot1
Chevrolet1Pier 1 Imports1
Comfort Inn1Pizza Hut3
Comfort Suites1Quality1
Costco1Quiznos2
Curves1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen2Safeway1
Famous Footwear1Sears1
FedEx16Starbucks3
GNC1Subaru1
Goodwill1Subway5
H&R Block2Super 81
Hardee's2Taco Bell1
Hilton1Target1
Holiday Inn3The Room Place1
Home Depot1Toyota1
Honda1U-Haul3
Howard Johnson1UPS20
IHOP1Vans1
JCPenney1Verizon Wireless1
Jones New York2Vons1
Kmart1Walmart1
La Quinta1Wendy's1
La-Z-Boy1Wingate2
Lane Furniture1YMCA1

Lewis and Clark County on our top lists:

  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #70 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+)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"