Deer Lodge County, Montana Population 2024

9,518

Deer Lodge County, Montana's estimated 2024 population is 9,518 with a growth rate of 0.04% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Deer Lodge County, Montana is the 24th largest county in Montana. The 2010 population was 9,291 and has seen a growth of 2.44% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20299,53840.04%
20289,53440.04%
20279,53040.04%
20269,52640.04%
20259,52240.04%
20249,51840.04%
20239,51440.04%
20229,51040.04%
20219,506860.91%
20209,4202132.31%
20199,207480.52%
20189,159370.41%
20179,122510.56%
20169,071-44-0.48%
20159,115-10-0.11%
20149,125-139-1.5%
20139,264440.48%
20129,220-62-0.67%
20119,282-9-0.1%
20109,291
199010,278-2,240-17.89%
198012,518-3,134-20.02%
197015,652-2,988-16.03%
196018,6402,08712.61%
195016,5532,92621.47%
194013,627-2,666-16.36%
193016,2939706.33%
192015,3232,33517.98%
191012,988-4,405-25.33%
190017,3932,23814.77%
189015,1556,27970.74%
18808,8764,509103.25%
18704,367-5,171-54.21%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.04% (4)
County Website
Deer Lodge County
State
Montana
County Seat
2020 Population
9,420
Area
737 mi²
Density
13 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
1.04% (98)
Founded
1865

Deer Lodge County, Montana Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White8,58991.03%
Two or more races5355.67%
Native American1671.77%
Black or African American510.54%
Asian450.48%
Other race410.43%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander70.07%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Native American

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Deer Lodge County, Montana Population by Race

Deer Lodge County, Montana Population Pyramid 2024

Deer Lodge County, Montana Median Age

49.6

Total

47.8

Male

52.2

Female

Deer Lodge County, Montana Adults

There are 8,220 adults, (2,354 of whom are seniors) in Deer Lodge County, Montana.

Deer Lodge County, Montana Age Dependency

60.8

Age Dependency Ratio

40.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

20.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Deer Lodge County, Montana Sex Ratio

Female4,36346.24%
Male5,07253.76%

Deer Lodge County, Montana Population by Age

Deer Lodge County, Montana Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,3361.9765.934.1
Non Family2,0671.0953.546.5
Married1,6052.6586.413.6
Female4403.2856.143.9
Male2242.6653.146.9
showing: 5 rows

2.63

Average Family Size

1.97

Average Household Size

65.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Deer Lodge County, Montana Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Deer Lodge County, Montana Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Deer Lodge County, Montana Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 55%.

Deer Lodge County, Montana Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$33,125

Average Earnings

$36,618

Average Male

$29,712

Average Female

Deer Lodge County, Montana Earnings by Educational Attainment

Deer Lodge County, Montana Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Deer Lodge County, Montana Language

97.45% of Deer Lodge County, Montana residents speak only English, while 2.55% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.28% of the population.

Deer Lodge County, Montana Language

Deer Lodge County, Montana Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White8,1631,71521.01%
Multiple48818738.32%
Hispanic31815147.48%
Native1285946.09%
Asian411024.39%
Black47612.77%
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22.95%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.72%

Male Poverty Rate

19.91%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Deer Lodge County, Montana

The race most likely to be in poverty in Deer Lodge County, Montana is Hispanic, with 47.48% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Deer Lodge County, Montana is Black, with 12.77% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.86%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.07%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.39%.

Deer Lodge County, Montana Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade56.89%
High School22.53%
Some College10.03%
Bachelors or Greater7.47%
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Deer Lodge County, Montana Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed16.55%
Male Unemployed16.22%
Female Employed12.69%
Female Unemployed
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Deer Lodge County, Montana Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Deer Lodge County, Montana Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Deer Lodge County, Montana Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

42.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.3%

Male Marriage Rate

47.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Deer Lodge County, Montana Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Deer Lodge County, Montana Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Deer Lodge County, Montana Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Deer Lodge County, Montana Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

835

Number of Veterans

760

Male Veterans

75

Female Veterans

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Deer Lodge County, Montana Veterans by War

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Deer Lodge County, Montana Veterans by Age

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Deer Lodge County, Montana Veterans by Race

Deer Lodge County, Montana Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.9%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.82%

Veteran Disability Rate

Deer Lodge County, Montana Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

51.6%

Labor Force Participation

49.7%

Employment Rate

3.8%

Unemployment Rate

Deer Lodge County, Montana Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Deer Lodge County, Montana Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Deer Lodge County, Montana Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

65.45%

Born in Deer Lodge County, Montana

98.46%

Native Born

1.54%

Foreign Born

1.05%

Non Citizen

0.49%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.46% of Deer Lodge County, Montana residents were born in the United States, with 65.45% having been born in Montana. 1.05% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Deer Lodge County, Montana Place of Birth

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