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Petroleum County, Montana (MT)

County population in 2016: 453 (all rural); it was 493 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 55
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 108
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 157
Renter-occupied apartments: 62 (it was 54 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

32%

Land area: 1654 sq. mi.

Water area: 20.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 0 people per square mile   (very low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Petroleum County: 84.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (90.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 87%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 13%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Petroleum County, Montana:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (100.0%)
Median resident age:  50.8 years
Montana median age:  40.1 years
Males: 244  (53.9%)
Females: 209  (46.1%)
Average household size:
Petroleum County:

2.0 people
Montana:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $39,552 ($24,107 in 1999)

This county:

$39,552
Montana:

$50,027

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $481 (lower quartile is $379, upper quartile is $802)
This county:

$481
State:

$655


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $90,273 (it was $51,000 in 2000)
Petroleum:

$90,273
Montana:

$217,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $56,686 - $233,731

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $209,631
Here:

$209,631
State:

$282,285

Mobile homes: $87,727
Here:

$87,727
State:

$83,786
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $977
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $326

Institutionalized population: 0

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 2
  • Thefts: 0
  • Auto thefts: 0
Petroleum County, MT map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings
  • 2013: 0 buildings
  • 2014: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,213 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $512 (0.8%)

Petroleum County household income distribution in 2009 Petroleum County home values distribution Petroleum County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 13.7%
Petroleum County:

13.7%
Montana:

13.3%
(14.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 65.2% for Black residents, 90.0% for other race residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 50.8 years old
(Males: 51.8 years old, Females: 49.5 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 50.6 years old, Black residents: 23.9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 46.9 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Petroleum County is $424 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $678 a month.

Cities in this county include: Winnett.

Petroleum County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Neighboring counties: Dawson County , Latah County, Idaho , Hubbard County, Minnesota , Roosevelt County , Polk County, Minnesota , Red Lake County, Minnesota .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.7%
Montana:

3.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 12
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 97.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 22.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 3 (97.7% naturalized citizens)

Petroleum County:

0.7%
Whole state:

2.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 0
  • 2000 to 2009: 0
  • 1990 to 1999: 0
  • 1980 to 1989: 0
  • 1970 to 1979: 0
  • Before 1970: 3
Note: State values scaled to Petroleum County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 87.3%

Petroleum County marital status for males Petroleum County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 264
  • 5 to 9: 4
  • Mobile homes: 51

Housing units in Petroleum County with a mortgage: 37 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 94

Here:

28.2% with mortgage
State:

56.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Petroleum County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic1581
Evangelical Protestant--
Mainline Protestant--
None336-
Petroleum 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: 1
Petroleum County:

23.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.




Number of full-service restaurants: 1
This county:

23.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

10.38 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Petroleum County:

8.4%
Montana:

7.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Petroleum County:

22.1%
State:

23.1%

Agriculture in Petroleum County:

Average size of farms: 6045 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $101,877
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $37.59
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 88.70%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $103,925
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 5.07%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $118,205
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 64.04%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 3.50
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.04%
All wheat for grain: 14720 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Petroleum County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Montana state average. It is 2% smaller 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 203.4 miles away from Petroleum 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 334.8 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 199.5 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 233.1 miles away from the county center
On 2/3/1994 at 09:05:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.8 ML, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 320.1 miles away from Petroleum 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 323.5 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 Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: August 21, 2014 to August 26, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4198: October 09, 2014, FEMA Id: 4198, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Montana Flooding, Incident Period: May 19, 2013 to June 03, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4127: July 10, 2013, FEMA Id: 4127, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Montana Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: April 04, 2011 to July 22, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1996: June 17, 2011, FEMA Id: 1996, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 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 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 Heavy Rains, Flooding, Landslides, Incident Period: February 24, 1986 to March 07, 1986, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-761: March 15, 1986, FEMA Id: 761, Natural disaster type: Landslide, Flood, Heavy Rain

The number of natural disasters in Petroleum County (6) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 1

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Educational services (27%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (24%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (35%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (27%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (3%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (27%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (22%)
  • Management occupations (18%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (5%)
  • Sales and related occupations (4%)

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

  • Indonesia (100%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (0%)
  • England (0%)
  • Scotland (0%)
  • Ireland (0%)
  • Denmark (0%)
  • Norway (0%)

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

  • American (29%)
  • German (22%)
  • Norwegian (12%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • European (5%)
  • Polish (5%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Petroleum County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 91 (39.9%)
  • Carpooled: 17 (7.5%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 2 (0.9%)
  • Bicycle: 1 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 62 (27.2%)
  • Worked at home: 58 (25.4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $35,977.

8.45% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,583 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.45%
Montana average:

6.86%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other counties in Montana.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other states.

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries



7.14% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,000 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.14%
Montana average:

6.73%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated to other counties in Montana.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated to other states.

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.0

Births per 1000 population in Petroleum County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Petroleum County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 24.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 18.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Petroleum County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Petroleum County


Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 19 (22%)

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

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

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 77 (0 aged, 0 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 28%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 30%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 851

Household type by relationship:

Households: 453
  • In family households: 367 (85 male householders, 49 female householders)
    114 spouses, 103 children (97 natural, 0 adopted, 4 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 15 other relatives, 0 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 85 (44 male householders (38 living alone)), 33 female householders (33 living alone)), 7 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 76 2-persons, 23 3-persons, 20 4-persons, 14 5-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 72 1-person, 6 2-persons.

67 married couples with children.
9 single-parent households (0 men, 9 women).

99.5% of residents of Petroleum speak English at home.
0.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $5,028,000 ($10,220 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $58,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $1,050,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $523,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,620,000
Federal grants: $507,000
Federal procurement contracts: $83,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $244,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $20,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $0,000
Federal Government insurance: $3,157,000

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

Births: 25
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

62 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 16
Here:

34 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: -1
Here -2 per 1000 residents
State +2 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -29
Here -62 per 1000 residents
State +20 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Petroleum County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.01 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.8
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 0
  • 2010 to 2013: 5
  • 2000 to 2009: 35
  • 1990 to 1999: 29
  • 1980 to 1989: 35
  • 1970 to 1979: 36
  • 1960 to 1969: 38
  • 1950 to 1959: 16
  • 1940 to 1949: 17
  • 1939 or earlier: 108
Note: State values scaled to Petroleum population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Petroleum County, Montana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Petroleum County population
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 4
  • 3 rooms: 6
  • 4 rooms: 18
  • 5 rooms: 15
  • 6 rooms: 37
  • 7 rooms: 14
  • 8 rooms: 13
  • 9+ rooms: 25
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 1
  • 4 rooms: 11
  • 5 rooms: 21
  • 6 rooms: 20
  • 7 rooms: 16
  • 8 rooms: 2
  • 9+ rooms: 5
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Petroleum County, Montana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Petroleum County population
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 19
  • 2 bedrooms: 18
  • 3 bedrooms: 59
  • 4 bedrooms: 28
  • 5+ bedrooms: 8
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 1
  • 2 bedrooms: 13
  • 3 bedrooms: 49
  • 4 bedrooms: 10
  • 5+ bedrooms: 6
Cars and other vehicles available in Petroleum County, Montana in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Petroleum County population
  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 20
  • 2 vehicles: 44
  • 3 vehicles: 27
  • 4 vehicles: 22
  • 5+ vehicles: 20
  • no vehicle: 1
  • 1 vehicle: 34
  • 2 vehicles: 27
  • 3 vehicles: 17
  • 4 vehicles: 3
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

83% of Petroleum County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 6% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 100% lived in Montana.

Petroleum County:

83.5%
State average:

83.6%

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

  • This state: 253
  • Other state: 197
  • Northeast: 5
  • Midwest: 84
  • South: 18
  • West: 87

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Petroleum County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (38.2%)
  • Wood (35.1%)
  • Electricity (9.9%)
  • Other fuel (6.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.1%)
  • Coal or coke (0.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (80.2%)
  • Electricity (22.2%)
  • Wood (2.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Montana:

11.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Montana:

7.9%

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)

Petroleum County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $450,000
    Regular Highways: $139,000
    Financial Administration: $93,000
    Police Protection: $63,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $46,000
    General Public Buildings: $44,000
    Central Staff Services: $19,000
    Health Services - Other: $19,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $14,000
    Libraries: $13,000
    Fire Protection: $8,000
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000
    Corrections - Other: $3,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education: $2,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $109,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $284,000

Petroleum County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $40,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Support: $37,000
    All Other: $22,000
    Highways: $14,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $395,000
    Interest Earnings: $10,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $60,000
    General Support: $47,000
    All Other: $20,000
    Health & Hospitals: $1,000
    Public Welfare: $1,000
  • Tax - Property: $270,000

Petroleum County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $125,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 4
  • Number of aged recipients: 0
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 0
  • Number of recipients under 18: 0
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 0
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 0
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 0
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 2
Petroleum County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Petroleum County on our top lists:

  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"