Hill County, Montana Population 2024

16,434

Hill County, Montana's estimated 2024 population is 16,434 with a growth rate of 0.97% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Hill County, Montana is the 12th largest county in Montana. The 2010 population was 16,151 and has seen a growth of 1.75% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202917,2241580.93%
202817,0661580.93%
202716,9081580.94%
202616,7501580.95%
202516,5921580.96%
202416,4341580.97%
202316,2761580.98%
202216,118-102-0.63%
202116,220-51-0.31%
202016,271-223-1.35%
201916,4941430.87%
201816,351-117-0.71%
201716,468280.17%
201616,44050.03%
201516,435-65-0.39%
201416,500-34-0.21%
201316,5341390.85%
201216,39540.02%
201116,3912401.49%
201016,15100%
199017,654-331-1.84%
198017,9856273.61%
197017,358-1,295-6.94%
196018,6534,36830.58%
195014,2859817.37%
194013,304-471-3.42%
193013,775-183-1.31%
192013,958-3,266-18.96%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.97% (158)
County Website
Hill County
State
Montana
County Seat
2020 Population
16,271
Area
2899 mi²
Density
6 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
1% (163)
Founded
1912

Hill County, Montana Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White11,28669.5%
Native American3,85623.75%
Two or more races8945.51%
Other race980.6%
Black or African American570.35%
Asian410.25%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander60.04%

White

Native American

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Hill County, Montana Population by Race

Hill County, Montana Population Pyramid 2024

Hill County, Montana Median Age

33.4

Total

32.8

Male

34.5

Female

Hill County, Montana Adults

There are 11,725 adults, (2,495 of whom are seniors) in Hill County, Montana.

Hill County, Montana Age Dependency

75.9

Age Dependency Ratio

27

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Hill County, Montana Sex Ratio

Female7,94548.93%
Male8,29351.07%

Hill County, Montana Population by Age

Hill County, Montana Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6,2182.5465.934.1
Married2,7473.1384.715.3
Non Family2,1001.2348.651.4
Female7333.742.657.4
Male6382.9468.731.3

3.09

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

65.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Hill County, Montana Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1881.88%
9th to 12th Grade7707.69%
High School Graduate3,20732.04%
Some College2,56825.66%
Associates Degree9089.07%
Bachelors Degree1,73117.3%
Graduate Degree6366.35%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Hill County, Montana Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Hill County, Montana Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White7,5646,9911,989
Native American1,7511,419270
2+ Races52847580
Hispanic23623318
Other Race646410
Asian21210
Black333

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 100%.

Hill County, Montana Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$42,068$50,481$34,670
Less Than 9th Grade$26,875$42,647$6,799
High School Graduate$35,012$38,158$27,702
Some College$40,357$55,045$31,615
Bachelors Degree$62,782$69,871$45,508
Graduate Degree$53,824$54,375$51,375

$42,068

Average Earnings

$50,481

Average Male

$34,670

Average Female

Hill County, Montana Earnings by Educational Attainment

Hill County, Montana Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Hill County, Montana Language

96.86% of Hill County, Montana residents speak only English, while 3.14% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.1% of the population.

Hill County, Montana Language

Hill County, Montana Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Native3,7941,31934.77%
White10,7451,08310.08%
Multiple88818120.38%
Hispanic63816325.55%
Other934043.01%
Black312890.32%

16.92%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.77%

Male Poverty Rate

16.05%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hill County, Montana

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hill County, Montana is Black, with 90.32% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hill County, Montana is White, with 10.08% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.1%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.4%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.08%.

Hill County, Montana Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.42%
High School13.98%
Some College12.71%
Bachelors or Greater3.14%

Hill County, Montana Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed28.67%
Female Unemployed23.24%
Female Employed10.31%
Male Employed6.96%

Hill County, Montana Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Hill County, Montana Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$58,427$72,470
Families$74,702$84,514
Married Families$93,041$-999,999,999
Non Families$35,714$44,442

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Hill County, Montana Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

46.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.1%

Male Marriage Rate

48.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Hill County, Montana Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Hill County, Montana Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Hill County, Montana Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Hill County, Montana Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

865

Number of Veterans

800

Male Veterans

65

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam315
First Gulf War196
Second Gulf War153
Korea15
World War II11

Hill County, Montana Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74244
35 to 54218
55 to 64178
75+147
18 to 3478

Hill County, Montana Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White7588.69%
Native American813.57%
2+ Races244.13%
Asian29.52%

Hill County, Montana Veterans by Race

Hill County, Montana Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.75%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.74%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hill County, Montana Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63.2%

Labor Force Participation

60.7%

Employment Rate

3.9%

Unemployment Rate

Hill County, Montana Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Hill County, Montana Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Hill 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

78.94%

Born in Hill County, Montana

99.22%

Native Born

0.78%

Foreign Born

0.47%

Non Citizen

0.3%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.22% of Hill County, Montana residents were born in the United States, with 78.94% having been born in Montana. 0.47% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Hill County, Montana Place of Birth

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