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Sanders County, Montana (MT)

County population in 2021: 12,597 (all rural); it was 10,227 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,958
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,886
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,269
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,277 (it was 1,004 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

32%

Land area: 2762 sq. mi.

Water area: 27.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 5 people per square mile   (very low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Sanders County: 89.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (22.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 66%
  • Government: 21%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 12%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Sanders County, MT (2021)
    • 11,10788.5%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 5114.1%Two or more races
    • 4353.5%Hispanic or Latino
    • 4193.3%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 380.3%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 250.2%Asian alone
    • 110.09%Some other race alone
    • 70.06%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

54.5 years
Montana median age:

40.1 years
Males: 6,561  (52.1%)
Females: 6,036  (47.9%)
Average household size:
Sanders County:

2.0 people
Montana:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2021: $48,928 ($26,852 in 1999)
This county:

$48,928
Montana:

$63,249

Median contract rent in 2021 for apartments: $536 (lower quartile is $440, upper quartile is $657)
This county:

$536
State:

$786


Estimated median house or condo value in 2021: $322,555 (it was $89,800 in 2000)
Sanders:

$322,555
Montana:

$322,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $152,862 - $520,320
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,273
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $391

Institutionalized population: 109

Crime in 2021 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 10
  • Burglaries: 3
  • Thefts: 31
  • Auto thefts: 8

Crime in 2020 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 6
  • Burglaries: 5
  • Thefts: 43
  • Auto thefts: 4
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2018: 0 buildings
  • 2017: 0 buildings
  • 2016: 0 buildings
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $40,800
  • 2014: 0 buildings
  • 2013: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 7 buildings, average cost: $27,400
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $12,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $62,000
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $180,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Sanders, MT residents
Average permit cost in Sanders, MT
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2021: $1,573 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2021: $1,654 (0.5%)

Distribution of median household income in Sanders, MT in 2021
Distribution of house value in Sanders, MT in 2021
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Sanders, MT in 2021
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2021: 15.9%
Sanders County:

15.9%
Montana:

11.9%
(15.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.0% for Black residents, 25.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 33.8% for American Indian residents, 44.4% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 77.1% for other race residents, 9.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2021: 54.5 years old
(Males: 54.0 years old, Females: 55.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 55.3 years old, Black residents: 12.2 years old, American Indian residents: 47.3 years old, Asian residents: 46.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 36.1 years old, Other race residents: 7.1 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Sanders County is $442 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $552 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $764 a month.

Cities in this county include: Thompson Falls, Plains, Hot Springs, Agency, Trout Creek, Noxon, Dixon, Paradise, Belknap, Heron.

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

2019 air pollution in Sanders County:

Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 11.9 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 8.5 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Cook County, Minnesota .

Unemployment in March 2023:
Here:

5.5%
Montana:

2.8%

Unemployment by year in Sanders, MT
County total employment by year in Sanders, MT
County average yearly wages by year in Sanders, MT

Current college students: 229
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 89.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 19.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 187 (47.6% naturalized citizens)

Sanders County:

1.5%
Whole state:

2.2%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 282010 or later
  • 182000 to 2009
  • 271990 to 1999
  • 371980 to 1989
  • 201970 to 1979
  • 84Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 85.5%

Sanders County marital status for males Sanders County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 5,477
  • One, attached: 36
  • Two: 96
  • 3 or 4: 113
  • 5 to 9: 87
  • 10 to 19: 14
  • 20 or more: 10
  • Mobile homes: 1,024
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 10

Housing units in Sanders County with a mortgage: 1,648 (47 second mortgage, 5 home equity loan, 16 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 0

Here:

100.0% with mortgage
State:

97.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Sanders County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,33318
Other5434
Mainline Protestant4479
Catholic3504
None8,740-
Sanders 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: 5
Sanders County:

4.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.


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

0.91 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

0.48 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Sanders County:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 12
This county:

10.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

10.38 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Sanders County:

8.5%
Montana:

7.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Sanders County:

22.3%
State:

23.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.5%
State:

10.7%

Agriculture in Sanders County:

Average size of farms: 745 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $30,342
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $208.41
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 52.71%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $31,929
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 9.24%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 39.03%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $42,640
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.95%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 5.40
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.09%
All wheat for grain: 340 harvested acres
Vegetables: 29 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 8 acres

Earthquake activity:

Sanders County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Montana state average. It is 853% 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 300.1 miles away from Sanders 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 253.6 miles away from the county center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 3/31/2020 at 23:52:30, a magnitude 6.5 (6.5 MW, Depth: 7.5 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 219.2 miles away from the county center
On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 347.8 miles away from the county center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 7/6/2017 at 06:30:17, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 7.6 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 128.8 miles away from Sanders County center
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW) earthquake occurred 353.0 miles away from the county center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Montana Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4508, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Montana Ice Jams and Flooding, Incident Period: March 01, 2014 to March 17, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4172: April 17, 2014, FEMA Id: 4172, Natural disaster type: 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 Cherry Creek Fire, Incident Period: August 10, 2003 to August 24, 2003, Fire Management Assistance Declared: August 12, 2003, FEMA Id: 2489, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Montana Northwest Zone 1 Fire Complex, Incident Period: August 14, 2000, Fire Management Assistance Declared: August 14, 2000, FEMA Id: 2320, 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 Severe Storms, Ice Jams, Snowmelt, Flooding, Extreme Soil Saturation, Incident Period: March 01, 1997 to August 06, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1183: July 25, 1997, FEMA Id: 1183, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Snow
  • 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
  • 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
  • Montana SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, LANDSLIDES, Incident Period: January 29, 1974, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-417: January 29, 1974, FEMA Id: 417, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood

The number of natural disasters in Sanders County (10) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 1
Means of transportation to work in 2021 - Sanders

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,496 (62.5%)
  • Carpooled: 367 (9.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 91 (2.3%)
  • Bicycle: 18 (0.5%)
  • Walked: 162 (4.1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,007 (25.2%)
Class of Workers in 2021
Most common industries in 2021 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2021


  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2021


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)

Most common occupations in 2021 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2021


  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Firefighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2021


  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Canada (34%)
  • Germany (16%)
  • Philippines (9%)
  • Other Western Asia (8%)
  • Scotland (7%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (4%)
  • Ukraine (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Sanders County


  • German (18%)
  • American (16%)
  • English (11%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • Norwegian (9%)
  • Swedish (5%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 55 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 39 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 34 people in college/university student housing
  • 22 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 21 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 12 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 3 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 2 people in group homes intended for adults

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

  • 51 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 49 people in nursing homes
  • 45 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 25 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 12 people in other group homes
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2020 was $53,026.

11.42% of this county's 2021 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2020 ($68,200 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.42%
Montana average:

8.17%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.47% relocated from other counties in Montana ($20,637 average AGI)
7.95% relocated from other states ($47,563 average AGI)
Sanders County:

7.95%
Montana average:

5.13%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2020 and 2021:
from Missoula County, MT  0.89% ($49,667 average AGI)
from Flathead County, MT  0.85% ($61,825)
from Kootenai County, ID  0.44% ($66,524)
from Lake County, MT  0.42% ($40,150)


7.73% of this county's 2020 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2021 ($38,416 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.73%
Montana average:

6.62%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.75% relocated to other counties in Montana ($17,177 average AGI)
3.99% relocated to other states ($21,236 average AGI)
Sanders County:

3.99%
Montana average:

3.54%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2020 and 2021:
to Missoula County, MT  0.82% ($38,757 average AGI)
to Flathead County, MT  0.73% ($29,394)
to Lake County, MT  0.59% ($38,778)

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2009: 10.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2010 to 2019: 12.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Sanders County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 15.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 11.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Sanders County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Sanders County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Sanders County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Sanders County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Sanders County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Sanders County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 2,585 (2,137 aged, 448 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 316 (15%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Sanders County, Montana in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (177)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (44)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (42)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (37)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (10)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 22%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 22%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 9.14
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6,094
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 402
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 20,950

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 877
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 977
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 9

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 10
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 72

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 27
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 312.4. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 12,597
  • Male householders: 2,960 (1,049 living alone), Female householders: 2,577 (799 living alone)
  • 2,818 spouses (2,797 opposite-sex spouses), 249 unmarried partners, (249 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 2,651 children (2,551 natural, 11 adopted, 106 stepchildren), 258 grandchildren, 118 brothers or sisters, 98 parents, 15 foster children, 88 other relatives, 513 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 219

Size of family households: 2,005 2-persons, 434 3-persons, 528 4-persons, 180 5-persons, 57 6-persons, 46 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,844 1-person, 425 2-persons, 5 4-persons, 12 5-persons.

1,362 married couples with children.
460 single-parent households (139 men, 321 women).

98.5% of residents of Sanders speak English at home.
0.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (39% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 44% speak English not well).
1.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (50% speak English very well, 50% speak English well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $70,790,000 ($6,468 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,448,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $38,869,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $11,221,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $90,000
Federal grants: $13,709,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,680,000 ($98,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $5,220,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,552,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $16,924,000
Federal Government insurance: $3,450,000

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

Births: 541
Here:

49 per 1000 residents
State:

62 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 626
Here:

57 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +21
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+2 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +915
Here:

+83 per 1000 residents
State:

+20 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Sanders County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.74 millions of gallons per day (81% from ground, 19% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.3

Year house built in Sanders County, Montana
  • Year house built in Sanders County, Montana
  • 222020 or later
  • 7162010 to 2019
  • 1,4122000 to 2009
  • 1,0381990 to 1999
  • 7801980 to 1989
  • 9801970 to 1979
  • 4171960 to 1969
  • 4421950 to 1959
  • 3081940 to 1949
  • 7361939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Sanders County, Montana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Sanders County, Montana
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Sanders County, Montana
  • 141 room
  • 1232 rooms
  • 3193 rooms
  • 5534 rooms
  • 9165 rooms
  • 8926 rooms
  • 6067 rooms
  • 3608 rooms
  • 4269+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sanders County, Montana
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sanders County, Montana
  • 431 room
  • 562 rooms
  • 2823 rooms
  • 2214 rooms
  • 3595 rooms
  • 1916 rooms
  • 927 rooms
  • 288 rooms
  • 269+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Sanders County, Montana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Sanders County, Montana
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Sanders County, Montana
  • 19no bedroom
  • 4181 bedroom
  • 1,1682 bedrooms
  • 1,7983 bedrooms
  • 5834 bedrooms
  • 2505+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sanders County, Montana
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sanders County, Montana
  • 48no bedroom
  • 3031 bedroom
  • 4292 bedrooms
  • 4243 bedrooms
  • 754 bedrooms
  • 225+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Sanders County, Montana in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Sanders County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Sanders County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 76no vehicle
  • 6811 vehicle
  • 1,8422 vehicles
  • 1,1013 vehicles
  • 4774 vehicles
  • 855+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Sanders County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Sanders County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 146no vehicle
  • 6501 vehicle
  • 3362 vehicles
  • 1083 vehicles
  • 184 vehicles
  • 35+ vehicles

85.4% of Sanders County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 25% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 60% lived in Montana.

Sanders County:

85.4%
State average:

84.9%

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

  • This state: 4,842
  • Other state: 7,601
  • Northeast: 388
  • Midwest: 1,948
  • South: 1,230
  • West: 4,054
Year householders moved into unit in Sanders County, MT
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Sanders County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 39.4%Wood
  • 31.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 20.4%Electricity
  • 3.4%Other fuel
  • 3.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.2%Utility gas
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 39.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 30.0%Electricity
  • 22.2%Wood
  • 4.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.7%Utility gas
  • 0.8%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 139
Here:

12.6%
Montana:

13.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 113
Here:

21.3%
Montana:

9.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 49
Here:

35.5%
Montana:

9.8%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Sanders County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $1,158,000
    Solid Waste Management: $166,000
    Regular Highways: $117,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $12,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,111,000
    Regular Highways: $2,049,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $967,000
    Central Staff Services: $899,000
    Correctional Institutions: $430,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $429,000
    Health - Other: $405,000
    Parks and Recreation: $378,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $365,000
    Financial Administration: $337,000
    General - Other: $212,000
    Solid Waste Management: $120,000
    Libraries: $52,000
    General Public Buildings: $45,000
    Air Transportation: $26,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $13,000
    Housing and Community Development: $11,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $42,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,839,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $77,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $45,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $31,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $821,000
    General Revenue - Other: $234,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $73,000
    Interest Earnings: $32,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $322,000
    Solid Waste Management: $257,000
    Police Protection: $109,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,746,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,582,000
    Highways: $1,410,000
    Other: $923,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,707,000
    Other License: $11,000

Sanders County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $1,158,000
    Solid Waste Management: $166,000
    Regular Highways: $117,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $12,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,111,000
    Regular Highways: $2,049,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $967,000
    Central Staff Services: $899,000
    Correctional Institutions: $430,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $429,000
    Health - Other: $405,000
    Parks and Recreation: $378,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $365,000
    Financial Administration: $337,000
    General - Other: $212,000
    Solid Waste Management: $120,000
    Libraries: $52,000
    General Public Buildings: $45,000
    Air Transportation: $26,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $13,000
    Housing and Community Development: $11,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $42,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,839,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $77,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $45,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $31,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $821,000
    General Revenue - Other: $234,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $73,000
    Interest Earnings: $32,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $322,000
    Solid Waste Management: $257,000
    Police Protection: $109,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,746,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,582,000
    Highways: $1,410,000
    Other: $923,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,707,000
    Other License: $11,000

Sanders County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $1,158,000
    Solid Waste Management: $166,000
    Regular Highways: $117,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $12,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,111,000
    Regular Highways: $2,049,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $967,000
    Central Staff Services: $899,000
    Correctional Institutions: $430,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $429,000
    Health - Other: $405,000
    Parks and Recreation: $378,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $365,000
    Financial Administration: $337,000
    General - Other: $212,000
    Solid Waste Management: $120,000
    Libraries: $52,000
    General Public Buildings: $45,000
    Air Transportation: $26,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $13,000
    Housing and Community Development: $11,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $42,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,839,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $77,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $45,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $31,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $821,000
    General Revenue - Other: $234,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $73,000
    Interest Earnings: $32,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $322,000
    Solid Waste Management: $257,000
    Police Protection: $109,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,746,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,582,000
    Highways: $1,410,000
    Other: $923,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,707,000
    Other License: $11,000

Sanders County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $1,158,000
    Solid Waste Management: $166,000
    Regular Highways: $117,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $12,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,111,000
    Regular Highways: $2,049,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $967,000
    Central Staff Services: $899,000
    Correctional Institutions: $430,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $429,000
    Health - Other: $405,000
    Parks and Recreation: $378,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $365,000
    Financial Administration: $337,000
    General - Other: $212,000
    Solid Waste Management: $120,000
    Libraries: $52,000
    General Public Buildings: $45,000
    Air Transportation: $26,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $13,000
    Housing and Community Development: $11,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $42,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,839,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $77,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $45,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $31,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $821,000
    General Revenue - Other: $234,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $73,000
    Interest Earnings: $32,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $322,000
    Solid Waste Management: $257,000
    Police Protection: $109,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,746,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,582,000
    Highways: $1,410,000
    Other: $923,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,707,000
    Other License: $11,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 231
  • Number of aged recipients: 18
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 213
  • Number of recipients under 18: 18
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 167
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 46
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 90
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 100
Most common first names in Sanders County, MT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John7575.0 years
Robert6572.3 years
William6474.9 years
James4676.3 years
Mary4378.7 years
Charles4378.4 years
George4276.5 years
Joseph3276.6 years
Frank3175.4 years
Richard2967.4 years
Most common last names in Sanders County, MT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson3977.5 years
Smith3270.3 years
Thompson1769.8 years
Miller1679.8 years
Brown1577.3 years
Cox1578.7 years
Scott1376.8 years
Davis1377.9 years
Larson1377.3 years
Taylor1278.4 years
Businesses in Sanders County, MT
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Subway1
Curves1True Value2
FedEx1U-Haul2
Ford1UPS2
H&R Block1

Sanders County on our top lists:

  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"