Migration Profile for Montana, 2007-08

October 14, 2009

This page is a compilation of Census data from the 2008 American Community Survey profiling the demographics of those who left Montana in 2007 to move to another state in 2008 and vice versa.

Montana People Moving into Montana People Moving out of Montana Net # People Moving into Montana from 2007 to 2008 Ratio of People Coming to Going
Total 44,319 36,217 8,102 1.22
By Age Group
(Aged 1+)
Under 18 10,146 8,262 1,884 1.23
Aged 18-19 2,926 2,260 666 1.29
Aged 20-24 6,214 7,489 -1,275 0.83
Aged 25-34 10,614 8,376 2,238 1.27
Aged 35-44 6,136 3,558 2,578 1.72
Aged 45-54 3,514 2,962 552 1.19
Aged 55-64 2,866 2,034 832 1.41
Aged 65+ 1,903 1,276 627 1.49
By Marital Status (Aged 15+ only)
Never Married 15,260 13,926 1,334 1.10
Married 14,336 11,317 3,019 1.27
Divorced 4,131 2,549 1,582 1.62
Separated 1,027 142 885 7.23
Widowed 1,004 886 118 1.13
By Educational Attainment
(Aged 15+ Only)
Less than H.S. Diploma 1,200 1,756 -556 0.68
High School Graduate 5,272 3,142 2,130 1.68
Some college or Associates degree 10,258 6,553 3,705 1.57
Bachelor’s Degree 5,088 4,473 615 1.14
Graduate or Professional Degree 3,215 2,282 933 1.41
By Individual Income
(Aged 15+ Only)
No Income 2,691 2,758 -67 0.98
$1-$9,999 8,610 7,835 775 1.10
$10,000-$24,999 10,488 8,327 2,161 1.26
$25,000-$49,999 7,003 5,305 1,698 1.32
$50,000-$74,999 3,357 2,782 575 1.21
$75,000+ 3,609 1,813 1,796 1.99
By Poverty Status (Aged 1+)
Below Poverty* 10,196 6,664 3,532 1.53
Income is Between 100%-149% of Poverty Level* 3,915 2,731 1,184 1.43
Income is Greater than 150% of Poverty Level* 26,187 22,681 3,506 1.15

Notes:

* for those whom poverty threshold was calculated by Census

“People moving into Montana” refers to those people living in Montana in 2008 but another state in 2007

“People moving out of Montana” refers to those people living in Montana in 2007 but another state in 2008

A “Ratio of people coming to going” value of 1.22 means that very every 100 people leaving Montana for another state, 122 people are moving to Montana from another state

For those aged 18-19, migration for college purposes (i.e. somebody moving away to go to school) can have a significant impact on the numbers in that category, and this factor should be kept in mind when interpreting the figures.

A significant fraction of people “without a high school diploma” or those earning “no income” or “$1-$9,999” in income are children aged 15-17.

Source for Data: 2008 American Community Survey, Census Bureau


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