Community Profile
Wyoming and Montana

Let's take a closer look at the American Indian and Alaskan Native communities in Montana and Wyoming.

The data shown in this report explores the demographic, economic, and social data surrounding the different racial groups in Montana, Wyoming, and the United States. Specifically, the aim of this report is to compare American Indian and Alaskan Natives to other racial groups in these specific locations. 

Population



The chart at right shows the percentage distribution for each non-White racial group. 

The percentage of American Indian and Alaskan Natives in Montana and Wyoming is higher than the U.S. as a whole. Montana specifically has a large American Indian and Alaskan Native population at 6.5% compared to the US average of 0.8%.

Gender

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Age

Explore the differences in the age distributions between White and American Indian and Alaska Natives using the drop down filter below.


American Indian and Alaska Natives in Montana and Wyoming have a "sloping" age distribution with higher numbers of individuals in the younger age groups and lower numbers of individuals in the older age groups.


Unemployment





The unemployment percent only considers individuals over the age of 16.

American Indian and Alaskan Natives in general have a higher percent of people that are unemployed compared to White individuals.


Income

The median household income for American Indian and Alaska Natives is higher in Wyoming than in Montana and the U.S. as a whole. However, the median household income and per capita income is still lower in Montana compared to White individuals.

Poverty



The chart at right shows the percent of the population for which poverty status has been determined. 

American Indian and Alaskan Natives in general have a higher rate of poverty compared White individuals.

Notably, American Indian and Alaskan Natives in Montana have a higher poverty rate compared to Wyoming and the U.S. as a whole.

Education

American Indian and Alaska Natives in Montana and Wyoming have a lower percentage of people with Bachelor's Degrees compared to the U.S. as a whole. In general, American Indian and Alaska Natives also have lower percentages of people with Bachelor's degrees compared to White individuals. However, American Indian and Alaska Natives in Montana and Wyoming have higher percents of people that are a high school graduate or higher compared to the U.S. as a whole.

Disability






American Indian and Alaska Natives in Wyoming and Montana have lower percentages of people with a disability compared to the U.S. as a whole.

Veterans

Most Veterans are in the White racial group. However, Montana (3.7%) and Wyoming (1.2%) both have higher percents of American Indian and Alaskan Native Veterans than the U.S. as a whole (0.7%).

Notably, in Montana, American Indian and Alaskan Natives are the second highest racial group for Veterans behind only White.

About the Data

The following data comes from the American Community Survey:

Population by Race: DP05.

Unemployment: Table S2301.

Median Household Income: Table S1903.

Per Capita Income: B19301.

Poverty: Table S1701.

Education: Table S1501.

Disability: Table S1810.

Veterans: Table S2101.

The following data comes from the Census Bureau Population Estimates:

Gender & Age: Table PEPASR5H.