Prairie County, Montana Population 2024

1,119

Prairie County, Montana's estimated 2024 population is 1,119 with a growth rate of 0.54% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Prairie County, Montana is the 52nd largest county in Montana. The 2010 population was 1,183 and has seen a growth of -5.41% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,14960.52%
20281,14360.53%
20271,13760.53%
20261,13160.53%
20251,12560.54%
20241,11960.54%
20231,11360.54%
20221,10760.54%
20211,10180.73%
20201,093292.73%
20191,06480.76%
20181,056-41-3.74%
20171,097-62-5.35%
20161,159191.67%
20151,140151.33%
20141,125-38-3.27%
20131,163221.93%
20121,141
20111,141-42-3.55%
20101,183
19901,383-453-24.67%
19801,836844.79%
19701,752-566-24.42%
19602,318-59-2.48%
19502,377-33-1.37%
19402,410-1,531-38.85%
19303,9412576.98%
19203,6842,535220.63%
showing: 28 rows
2024 Growth Rate
0.54% (6)
County Website
Prairie County
State
Montana
County Seat
2010 Population
1,183
Area
1737 mi²
Density
1 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-5.41% (-64)
Founded
February 5, 1915

Prairie County, Montana Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,15690.1%
Other race755.85%
Asian513.98%
Native American10.08%
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Two or more races
showing: 7 rows

White

Other race

Asian

Native American

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Two or more races

Prairie County, Montana Population by Race

Prairie County, Montana Population Pyramid 2024

Prairie County, Montana Median Age

47.2

Total

45.4

Male

48.6

Female

Prairie County, Montana Adults

There are 993 adults, (411 of whom are seniors) in Prairie County, Montana.

Prairie County, Montana Age Dependency

120.4

Age Dependency Ratio

70.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

49.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Prairie County, Montana Sex Ratio

Female59346.22%
Male69053.78%

Prairie County, Montana Population by Age

Prairie County, Montana Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4852.5975.124.9
Married2493.2978.721.3
Non Family2021.3983.216.8
Female254.280100
Male95.440100
showing: 5 rows

3.28

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

75.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Prairie 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

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

Prairie 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 native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

Prairie County, Montana Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$29,531

Average Earnings

$47,750

Average Male

$15,969

Average Female

Prairie County, Montana Earnings by Educational Attainment

Prairie County, Montana Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Prairie County, Montana Language

96.68% of Prairie County, Montana residents speak only English, while 3.32% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.51% of the population.

Prairie County, Montana Language

Prairie County, Montana Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,11824421.82%
Asian513466.67%
showing: 2 rows

22.26%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.03%

Male Poverty Rate

20.21%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Prairie County, Montana

The race most likely to be in poverty in Prairie County, Montana is Asian, with 66.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Prairie County, Montana is White, with 21.82% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.24%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.86%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 47.58%.

Prairie County, Montana Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.8%
Some College29.56%
Bachelors or Greater29.25%
High School15.07%
showing: 4 rows

Prairie County, Montana Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed18.3%
Male Employed4.17%
Male Unemployed
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Prairie County, Montana Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Prairie County, Montana Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Prairie County, Montana Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.0%

Male Marriage Rate

59.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Prairie County, Montana Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Prairie 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 45-54.

Prairie County, Montana Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Prairie County, Montana Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

82

Number of Veterans

82

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Prairie County, Montana Veterans by War

count

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Prairie County, Montana Veterans by Age

count

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Prairie County, Montana Veterans by Race

Prairie County, Montana Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

20.78%

Veteran Poverty Rate

45.45%

Veteran Disability Rate

Prairie County, Montana Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

56.5%

Labor Force Participation

54.8%

Employment Rate

2.9%

Unemployment Rate

Prairie County, Montana Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Prairie County, Montana Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Prairie 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

64.3%

Born in Prairie County, Montana

91.89%

Native Born

8.11%

Foreign Born

4.68%

Non Citizen

3.43%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.89% of Prairie County, Montana residents were born in the United States, with 64.3% having been born in Montana. 4.68% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Prairie County, Montana Place of Birth

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