According to the most recent Powder River County Montana demographics data available from the 2022 Census Bureau released in the American Community Survey in November of 2022, Figure 1 Powder River County depicts it has a Population 2021 of 1,759 which is the second smallest in terms of population of all the other counties in the metro area. The county with the highest population in the area is Sheridan County which shows a population of 30,812 ( very much bigger). Figure 3 uses the Powder River County population data for a comparison of the population growth/population change estimates from the years 2010 to 2021 and Powder River County Montana shows an increase of 16 (1%).
The total Powder River County Montana greater area population percent change for all areas for the years from 2010 to 2021 is shown in Figure 4 and for Powder River County depicts it has a Population Change of 0.9% which is the second smallest when ranked by population percent change of all the other counties in the greater region.
Looking at the Powder River County population density (measured as people per square mile) and providing comparisons to both the national and state average population density in Figure 5, Powder River County Montana depicts it has 1 people per square mile which is the second smallest in order of population density of all the other counties in the surrounding region. The next higher in order of population density is Rosebud County approximately 3.2 times bigger with population density of 2. The county with the highest population density in the area is Sheridan County which indicates a people per square mile of 12 ( very much bigger). Figure 6 provides Powder River County demographics for the overall median age for all people in the region and Powder River County depicts it has a Median Age of 48.5 which is the second most median age of all the counties in the greater Powder River County region. The county with the highest overall median age of all people in the area is Carter County which depicts an age of 56.2 (15.9% larger).
The next demographic analysis (Figure 7) looks at large generational Powder River County population groups (and can be useful internet research for employment related research or identifying areas with retirees). Key findings in this chart includes that Powder River County Montana has the smallest proportion of people between 20 and 29 years old at 8.7% of the total. Second, it has the largest proportion of people between 30 and 39 years old at 13.0% of the total and is ranked #1. Figure 9 shows the Powder River County Montana Hispanic (including non Hispanic whites) population household ethnicity in the region and Powder River County shows it has a Hispanic or Latino of 3.6% which is the third most Hispanic Population of all other counties in the greater Powder River County region.
Powder River County Families and Marital Status Charts
Figure 10 shows the detailed marriage characteristics broken down by %residents who are married, never married, single, divorced, and widowed. Powder River County has the largest proportion of percent divorced at 11% of the total and is ranked #1. Figure 11 compares the average household size using the average number of people in a family for Powder River County households. Powder River County depicts it has a Family Size of 2.8 which is the smallest in order of average family size of all the other counties in the local area. The county with the highest average family size in the area is Rosebud County which shows an average family size of 3.8 (33.4% larger).
Looking at Powder River County households that are headed by a husband and wife as a percent of all families in Figure 12, Powder River County depicts it has a Married-couple family of 88% which is the second most husband and wife family percent of all the counties in the greater Powder River County region. The county with the highest percent of people in a husband and wife family in the area is Crook County which shows a husband and wife family percent of 94% (7.3% larger).
The next section of charts provide a detailed look at mothers and baby births that occurred over the past 12 months. Figure 13 shows the rate of women aged 15 to 50 years old who have given birth. Powder River County indicates it has a Birth Rate of 6.8% which is in the mid range of other counties in the local area. The county with the highest percent of women who gave birth in the area is Carter County which depicts a birth rate of 10.1% (47.8% larger). Figure 14 shows the breakdown of the mother's age for all baby births that occurred in the last 12 months and it has the largest proportion of percent of births to mothers aged 20 to 24 at 91% of the total and is ranked #1. Second, it has the smallest proportion of percent of births to mothers aged 25 to 29 at 9% of the total.
The next set of demographic data looks at the marital status for Powder River County households which is useful for internet research. Figure 16 compares the total number of single people in each area. Powder River County shows it has a Total Single People of 38% which is the second smallest when ranked by percent of people who are single for any reason of all the other counties in the local area. The county with the highest percent of people who are single for any reason in the area is Rosebud County which depicts a percent single of 52% (36.4% larger). Comparing percent of people who are single for any reason to the United States average of 50%, Powder River County is approximately three-fourths the size. Also, versus the state of Montana, percent of people who are single for any reason of 48%, Powder River County is approximately three-fourths the size.
Powder River County Citizenship Demographics Charts
The next diagram (Figure 18) shows the year of entry that non citizens entered the United States. The year of entry can show the rate of flow at various points of time in the past for when they entered the U.S. has the percentage of non citizens who entered the US after 2010 less than most other counties in the area at 14% of the total. Second, it has one of the largest proportions of non citizens who entered the US between 2000 to 2009 at 32% of the total and is ranked #2. The only larger county being Custer County with 51%.
Powder River County Birthplace Demographic Charts
Figure 19 looks at the detailed country of origin demographic research for foreign-born people in this place. Click column to sort.
For comparison purposes, Figure 20 shows detailed statistic data for the entire United States. In particular, this diagram breaks down the detailed country of origin foreign-born people in the entire U.S. in order to compare with the data provided in the prior diagram which shows only for the local area. Both this diagram and the prior diagram are sorted the same way to facilitate comparison between the two. Click column to sort.
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