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Lewis & Clark County 2003 




Count of Persons by Age, Race, 


and Gender 




American Asian Alone & 








Indian & Native Hawaiian 


Two 


H ispanic or 




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or More 


Latino of 


School Age 


White Alone Black Alone Alone Islander Alone 


Races 


any Race 




Total Female 


Total Female 


Total Female 


Total Female 


Total Female 


Total Female 


5 to 9 


3,311 1,618 


20 7 


89 37 


20 13 


97 43 


89 48 


1 to 14 


3,728 1,828 


12 7 


105 54 


18 11 


83 46 


87 42 


1 5 to 19 


4,158 2,103 


11 6 


102 53 


30 15 


95 54 


94 48 


20 to 24 


3,648 1,758 


13 4 


85 47 


29 14 


62 33 


93 53 


Total 


14,845 7,307 


56 24 


381 191 


97 53 


337 176 


363 191 






American Asian Alone & 








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Two 


H ispanic or 


Working 


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or More 


Latino of 


Age 


White Alone Black Alone Alone Islander Alone 


Races 


any Race 


15 + 


44,585 22,848 


97 31 


855 433 


325 177 


533 281 


642 347 


15-64 


37,804 19,048 


89 27 


785 395 


292 155 


496 259 


609 328 


20 + 


40,427 20,745 


86 25 


753 380 


295 162 


438 227 


548 299 


20-64 


33,646 16,945 


78 21 


683 342 


262 140 


401 205 


515 280 






American Asian Alone & 








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Other Age 


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Latino of 


Group 


White Alone Black Alone Alone Islander Alone 


Races 


any Race 


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12 4 


100 56 


31 14 


97 42 


115 31 


5 to 19 


11,197 5,549 


43 20 


296 144 


68 39 


275 143 


270 138 


20 to 44 


17,459 8,827 


55 16 


413 208 


194 96 


262 131 


350 190 


45 to 64 


16,187 8,118 


23 5 


270 134 


68 44 


139 74 


165 90 


65 + 


6,781 3,800 


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33 22 


37 22 


33 19 


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54,643 27,732 


141 49 


1,149 580 


394 215 


810 412 


933 468 


Source 
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: U.S. Census Bureau, 2003 Population Estimates, 
ed by: Research & Analysis Bureau. 







Top 20 Private Employers in Lewis & Clark County 
Listed in Alphabetical Order 



Albertson's 

American Chemet Corporation 

Big Sky Care Center 

Blue Cross/Blue Shield 

Carroll College 

Dick Anderson Construction 

Dillard's 



Federal Reserve Bank 
Helena Sand & Gravel 

Home Depot 

Independent Record 

McDonald's 

Mergenthaler Transfer & Storage 

Qwest 



Rocky Mountain Development Council 

St. Peter's Hospital 

Shodair 

Student Assistance Foundation 

Wal-Mart 

Watkins & Shepard 



Source: Montana Department of Labor & Industry, Research & Analysis Bureau 
Third Quarter 2004 Unemployment Insurance Information. This list includes ONLY private 
industry employers subject to Unemployment Insurance. Railroads and city, county, state, and 
federal government agencies (including public school districts and universities) are excluded. 




For Lewis & Clark County 





ities and Towns in Lewis & Clark County 

Augusta v Austin v Canyon Creek ^ Canyon Ferry 

Craig v East Helena w Fort Harrison w Helena 

Lincoln w Marysville ^ Rimini w Wolf Creek 




& 



RESEARCH & ANALYSIS BUREAU 



WORKFORCE SERVICES DIVISION 
MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR & INDUSTRY 



For the most current county-by-county information, visit our website at 

www.ourfactsyourfuture.org June 2005 



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i-^Lex^is & Clark 

Located in western Montana, Lewis & Clark County is Montana's sixth most 
populous with 57,972 residents, according to the 2004 estimates produced by 
the U.S. Census Bureau. Helena, the county seat and state capital, is the 
state's sixth largest city with a population of 26,7 1 8, according to the 2003 
estimates. 

The 2003 Employment by Industry table on the inside shows government by 
far is the largest employer in Lewis & Clark County, providing nearly one out 



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2000 Lewis & Clark County 






Commuters 


by Location 




County of 


# Who Work 


County of 


# Who Live 


Residence 


in Lewis & Clark 


Work 


in Lewis & Clark 




County 




County 


Out of State 


90 


Out of State 


209 


Broadwater County 


403 


Broadwater County 


78 


Cascade County 


155 


Cascade County 


158 


Deer Lodge County 


31 


Dawson County 


9 


Fergus County 


17 


Flathead County 


25 


Flathead County 


70 


Gallatin County 


34 


Gallatin County 


87 


Jefferson County 


441 


G ranite County 


20 


Lewis & Clark County 


27,170 


Jefferson County 


2,256 


Meagher County 


13 



Resources 



Census and Economic Information for Montana: 

Census and Economic Information Center, Montana Department of Commerce, P. O. Box 200505, 

Helena, MT 59620-0505, 406-841-2740 or check out the Internet website at: 

http://ceic.commerce.mt.gov/ ~ t . rr ^ 

Chambers or Commerce: 

Helena Chamber, 225 Cruse Ave., Helena, MT 59601, 406-447-1530, http://www.helenachamber.com/ 

Lincoln Valley Chamber, P. O. Box 985, Lincoln, MT 59639, 406-362-4949, 

http://www.lincolnmontana.com/ 

Department of Labor and Industry: 
Helena Job Service Workforce Center 

715 Front St., P. O. Box 201505, Helena, MT 59620, 406-447-3200, 

http://jsd.dli.mt.gov/local/helena/ 

Helena Unemployment Claims Telephone Center 

P. O. Box 201502, Helena, MT 59620-1502, 406-444-2545 

Economic Development: 

Gateway Economic Development Corp., 225 Cruse Ave., Helena, MT 59601, 406-447-1510 

Governor's Office of Economic Development, State Capitol, Helena, MT 59620, 406-444-5634 

Montana Chamber of Commerce, P. O. Box 1730, Helena, MT 59624, 406-442-2405 

Montana Community Foundation, 101 N. Last Chance Gulch, Suite 211, Helena, MT 59601, 

406-443-8313 

Montana Department of Agriculture, P. O. Box 200201, Helena, MT 59620-0201, 406-444-2402 

Montana Department of Commerce, Economic Development, 301 S. Park Ave., Helena, MT 59601, 

406-841-2700 

U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development, P. O. Box 578, Helena, MT 59601, 

406-449-5380 

Housing Costs: 

Helena Association of Realtors, Multiple Listing Service, 1361 Elm St., Suite 5, Helena, MT 59601, 

406-449-3835 

Internet: 

Montana Workforce Services home page for job listings at http://jsd.dli.mt.gov/ 
For information on the Internet about the cities and towns of Augusta, Canyon Creek, Craig, 
East Helena, Fort Harrison, Helena, Lincoln, Marysville, and Wolf Creek, go to 
http://www.visitmt.com and click on "cities and towns." 

„ . , T . Montana Motor Vehicle Division: 

Drivers Licensing 

Helena-2708 Billings Ave. (behind Wal-Mart), 406-443-3680 

Newspapers: 

Helena Independent Record, P. O. Box 4249, Helena, MT 59604, 406-447-4000, 

http://www.helenair.com 

Queen City News, 715 Getchell St., Helena, MT 59601, 406-443-3678, http://www.queencitynews.com 

Blackfoot Valley Dispatch, P. O. Box 427, Lincoln, MT 59639, 406-362-4975 

Public Libraries: 

Lewis & Clark Library Augusta Branch, 205 Main Street, Augusta, MT 59410-0387, 406-562-3348 
Lewis & Clark Library East Valley Branch, 400 N. Kalispell, East Helena, MT 59635, 406-227-5750 
Lewis & Clark Public Library, 120 S. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601-4133, 406-447-1690 
Lewis & Clark Library Lincoln Branch, 102 9 th Ave. S., Lincoln, MT 59639, 406-362-4300 

Postsecondary Education Institutions: 
Montana University System 

The University of Montana Helena College of Technology, 1115 N. Roberts St., 

Helena, MT 59601, 406-444-6800 or 800-241-4882, http://www.umhelena.edu/ 

Independent College 

Carroll College, 1601 N. Benton Ave., Helena, MT 59625, 406-447-4300, 800-992-3648, 

http://www.carroll.edu 

Lewis 6t Clark County Public Schools, Kindergarten through 12th Grade: 

Auchard Creek Elementary, 9605 Highway 287, Wolf Creek, MT 59648-8637, 406-562-3528 

Augusta Public Schools, P. O. Box 307, Augusta, MT 59410, 406-562-3384 

Craig Elementary, 375 Augusta St., Craig, MT 59648-8738, 406-235-4239 

East Helena Elementary, P. O. Box 1280, East Helena, MT 59635, 406-227-7700 

Helena Public Schools, 55 S. Rodney, Helena, MT 59601-5763, 406-324-2001 

Lincoln K-12 Schools, P. O. Box 39, Lincoln, MT 59639, 406-362-4201 

Trinity Elementary, P. O. Box 523, Canyon Creek, MT 59633, 406-325-4374 

Wolf Creek Elementary, c/o B J Young, P. O. Box 200, Wolf Creek, MT 59648, 406-235-4374 



Lewis & Clark County 
Annual Average Labor Force 



Montana Department of Labor & Industry's 
Research & Analysis Bureau 



For information on employment by industry, new businesses, labor market informa- 
tion, job projections, and hourly pay by occupation, contact our office at: 

P.O. Box 1728 Helena, MT 59624 

Phone: (406) 444-2430/Fax: (406) 444-2638 Toll Free: (800) 541-3904 

Or check out our website at: 

www.ourfactsyourfuture.org 

Be sure to check our location quotients for Lewis & Clark County on the website. Location quotients are a measure of the 
concentration of an industry's employment in-Lewis & Clark County relative to the nation as a whole. A location quotient 
greater than 1 generally indicates that the industry is more concentrated in Lewis & Clark County than in the nation as a 
whole, while a location quotient less than 1 indicates it is less concentrated in Lewis & Clark County than in the nation as 
a whole. i IIIia; mtk A ^BlMSL ifcjl 



Lewis & Clark County Per Capita Personal Income 



Per Capita Personal Income 



$30,000 
$25,000 
$20,000 
$15,000 
$10,000 
$5,000 









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— Lewis & Clark 


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)^-J )^-J ,^-J X^-J )^-J )^-J ,^-J ,^-J X^-J )^-J 

Percent of National Average 



90% - 







































& N ep $>' $> 



& <* & <$> $> <$>' $> 



%of 
Lewis & National 



%of 
Lewis & National 



Year 


U.S. 


Clark County Average 


Year 


U.S. 


Clark County Average 


2003 


$31,472 


$28,079 


89% 


1996 


$24,175 


$21,306 


88% 


2002 


$30,804 


$27,258 


88% 


1995 


$23,076 


$20,459 


89% 


2001 


$30,575 


$26,966 


88% 


1994 


$22,172 


$19,759 


89% 


2000 


$29,847 


$25,489 


85% 


1993 


$21,346 


$18,796 


88% 


1999 


$27,939 


$23,986 


86% 


1992 


$20,854 


$18,099 


87% 


1998 


$26,883 


$23,174 


86% 


1991 


$19,892 


$17,477 


88% 


1997 


$25,334 


$21,827 


86% 


1990 


$19,477 


$16,670 


86% 



Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, 
Regional Economic Information System. Released September 2004. 



Year 

2004 


Civilian 
Labor Force 

28,163 


Employed 

27,072 


Unemployed 

1,091 


Unemployment 
Rate 

3.9% 


2003 


28,327 


27,287 


1,040 


3.7% 


2002 


27,946 


26,778 


1,168 


4.2% 


2001 


28,005 


26,872 


1,178 


4.2% 


2000 


28,205 


27,048 


1,157 


4.1% 



Source: These estimates are provisional estimates produced by the U.S. Depart- 
ment of Labor's, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and will be revised further in 2005. 



Lewis & Clark County Farms and 


Ranches 


Total Farms and Ranches 






635 


Oilseed & Grain Farming 






32 


Vegetable & Melon Farming 






3 


Fruit & Tree Nut Farming 









Greenhouse, Nursery & Floriculture Production 






14 


Sugar Beets, Hay & All Other Crops 






200 


Beef Cattle Ranching & Farming 






178 


Cattle Feedlots 






8 


Dairy Cattle & Milk Production 






2 


Hog & Pig Farming 






5 


Poultry & Egg Production 






7 


Sheep & Goat Farming 






17 


Animal Aquaculture & Other Animal Production 






169 


Source: USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service, 
Agriculture. 


2002 Census of 







Lewis & 


Clark County Employment by Industry* 
Annual Averages 2003 








Industry 

TOTAL ALL INDUSTRIES 


Average 
# of Estab Annual 
lishments Employment 
2,399 29,704 


Annual Wages 
Paid 
$898,396,149 


Industry 

TRANSPORTATION & WAREHOUSING 


# of Estab 

lishm ents 

44 


Average 
Annual 
Em ploym ent 
658 


Annual Wages 
Paid 
$18,447,189 


TOTAL PRIVATE 


2,263 


20,803 


$539,731,740 


Air Transportation 


3 


31 


$796,008 


AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY, FISHING & HUNTING 


34 


165 


$3,064,903 


Truck Transportation 


18 


335 


$11,870,267 


Crop Production 


5 


47 


$662,662 


Transit& Ground Passenger Transport 


4 


112 


$1,426,990 


Animal Production 


12 


80 


$1,638,415 


Support Activities for Transportation 


9 


68 


$1,539,891 


Forestry & Logging 


7 


18 


$422,016 


INFORMATION 


51 


765 


$28,803,785 


Agriculture & Forestry Support 


10 


20 


$341,810 


Publishing Industries, Except Internet 


12 


206 


$7,050,391 


UTILITIES 


7 


86 


$5,458,305 


Broadcasting, Except Internet 


6 


70 


$2,445,740 


CONSTRUCTION 


267 


1,247 


$39,969,721 


Telecom munications 


17 


286 


$13,516,305 


Construction of Buildings 


81 


468 


$15,595,257 


ISPs*, Search Portals & Data Processing 


12 


157 


$4,657,971 


Heavy & Civil Engineering Construction 


20 


72 


$2,550,398 


FINANCE & INSURANCE 


141 


1,752 


$72,872,309 


Specialty Trade Contractors 


166 


707 


$21,824,066 


Credit Intermediation & Related Activities 


51 


668 


$22,935,000 


MANUFACTURING 


63 


600 


$18,564,104 


Securities, Commodities, Contracts, Investments 


22 


50 


$3,553,653 


Food Manufacturing 


7 


102 


$1,870,859 


Insurance Carriers & Related Activities 


66 


890 


$40,756,018 


Beverage & Tobacco Product Manufacturing 


4 


14 


$114,882 


REAL ESTATE & RENTAL & LEASING 


105 


378 


$6,095,927 


Wood Product M anufacturing 


6 


59 


$1,938,677 


Real Estate 


87 


260 


$4,500,454 


Printing & Related Support Activities 


3 


50 


$1,355,292 


Rental & Leasing Services 


18 


117 


$1,595,473 


Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 


4 


43 


$1,759,054 


PROFESSIONAL & TECHNICAL SERVICES 


272 


1,485 


$65,554,804 


Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 


5 


17 


$325,493 


ADMINISTRATIVE & WASTE SERVICES 


113 


842 


$16,453,954 


Furniture & Related Product Manufacturing 


8 


23 


$486,950 


Administrative & Support Services 


108 


816 


$15,647,377 


Miscellaneous Manufacturing 


9 


63 


$1,465,502 


Waste Managements Remediation Services 


5 


26 


$806,577 


WHOLESALE TRADE 


70 


566 


$18,730,524 


PRIVATE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES 


29 


402 


$9,591,822 


M erchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods 


39 


237 


$8,872,306 


PRIVATE HEALTH CARE & SOCIAL ASSISTANCE 


226 


3,238 


$89,646,658 


M erchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods 


23 


306 


$9,127,005 


Ambulatory Health Care Services 


140 


947 


$35,095,523 


Electronic Markets & Agents & Brokers 


8 


23 


$731,213 


Social Assistance 


64 


695 


$9,980,299 


RETAIL TRADE 


297 


3,578 


$72,861,473 


ARTS, ENTERTAINMENT & RECREATION 


66 


651 


$6,970,899 


Motor Vehicle & Parts Dealers 


45 


482 


$16,309,767 


Amusements, Gambling & Recreation 


49 


577 


$5,907,321 


Furniture & Home Furnishings Stores 


23 


127 


$3,221,670 


ACCOMMODATION & FOOD SERVICES 


196 


2,751 


$26,790,114 


Electronics & Appliance Stores 


25 


127 


$2,324,488 


Accom m odation 


33 


446 


$5,639,634 


Building Material & Garden Supply Stores 


26 


273 


$7,107,751 


Food Services & Drinking Places 


162 


2,304 


$21,150,480 


Food & Beverage Stores 


25 


499 


$9,496,644 


OTHER SERVICES 


273 


1,556 


$37,875,715 


Health & Personal Care Stores 


10 


119 


$1,924,985 


Repair & Maintenance 


71 


268 


$5,959,861 


Gasoline Stations 


25 


183 


$2,615,928 


Personal & Laundry Services 


26 


141 


$1,749,630 


Clothing & Clothing Accessories Stores 


24 


106 


$1,332,121 


Membership Associations & Organizations 


158 


1,128 


$29,897,769 


Sporting Good, Hobby, Book & Music Stores 


26 


249 


$3,134,784 


Private Households 


19 


20 


$268,455 


General Merchandise Stores 


13 


1,003 


$17,022,289 


TOTAL GOVERNMENT 


136 


8,901 


$358,664,409 


Miscellaneous Store Retailers 


46 


305 


$5,046,869 


Local Government 


43 


2,179 


$71,533,048 


Nonstore Retailers 


11 


106 


$3,324,177 


State Government 


35 


5,199 


$197,353,287 


internet Service Providers 








Federal Government 


58 


1,524 


$89,778,074 


Source: Montana Department of Labor and Industry, Research and Analysis Bureau. (Totals may not add due to nondisclosure of confidential industry data or to rounding.) This data is based on the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) series which 
compiles data reported by all employers covered under Montana unemployment insurance. 



Resources 



Census and Economic Information for Montana: 

Census and Economic Information Center, Montana Department of Commerce, P. O. Box 200505, 

Helena, MT 59620-0505, 406-841-2740 or check out the Internet website at: 

http://ceic.commerce.mt.gov/ ~ t . rr ^ 

Chambers or Commerce: 

Helena Chamber, 225 Cruse Ave., Helena, MT 59601, 406-447-1530, http://www.helenachamber.com/ 

Lincoln Valley Chamber, P. O. Box 985, Lincoln, MT 59639, 406-362-4949, 

http://www.lincolnmontana.com/ 

Department of Labor and Industry: 
Helena Job Service Workforce Center 

715 Front St., P. O. Box 201505, Helena, MT 59620, 406-447-3200, 

http://jsd.dli.mt.gov/local/helena/ 

Helena Unemployment Claims Telephone Center 

P. O. Box 201502, Helena, MT 59620-1502, 406-444-2545 

Economic Development: 

Gateway Economic Development Corp., 225 Cruse Ave., Helena, MT 59601, 406-447-1510 

Governor's Office of Economic Development, State Capitol, Helena, MT 59620, 406-444-5634 

Montana Chamber of Commerce, P. O. Box 1730, Helena, MT 59624, 406-442-2405 

Montana Community Foundation, 101 N. Last Chance Gulch, Suite 211, Helena, MT 59601, 

406-443-8313 

Montana Department of Agriculture, P. O. Box 200201, Helena, MT 59620-0201, 406-444-2402 

Montana Department of Commerce, Economic Development, 301 S. Park Ave., Helena, MT 59601, 

406-841-2700 

U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development, P. O. Box 578, Helena, MT 59601, 

406-449-5380 

Housing Costs: 

Helena Association of Realtors, Multiple Listing Service, 1361 Elm St., Suite 5, Helena, MT 59601, 

406-449-3835 

Internet: 

Montana Workforce Services home page for job listings at http://jsd.dli.mt.gov/ 
For information on the Internet about the cities and towns of Augusta, Canyon Creek, Craig, 
East Helena, Fort Harrison, Helena, Lincoln, Marysville, and Wolf Creek, go to 
http://www.visitmt.com and click on "cities and towns." 

„ . , T . Montana Motor Vehicle Division: 

Drivers Licensing 

Helena-2708 Billings Ave. (behind Wal-Mart), 406-443-3680 

Newspapers: 

Helena Independent Record, P. O. Box 4249, Helena, MT 59604, 406-447-4000, 

http://www.helenair.com 

Queen City News, 715 Getchell St., Helena, MT 59601, 406-443-3678, http://www.queencitynews.com 

Blackfoot Valley Dispatch, P. O. Box 427, Lincoln, MT 59639, 406-362-4975 

Public Libraries: 

Lewis & Clark Library Augusta Branch, 205 Main Street, Augusta, MT 59410-0387, 406-562-3348 
Lewis & Clark Library East Valley Branch, 400 N. Kalispell, East Helena, MT 59635, 406-227-5750 
Lewis & Clark Public Library, 120 S. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601-4133, 406-447-1690 
Lewis & Clark Library Lincoln Branch, 102 9 th Ave. S., Lincoln, MT 59639, 406-362-4300 

Postsecondary Education Institutions: 
Montana University System 

The University of Montana Helena College of Technology, 1115 N. Roberts St., 

Helena, MT 59601, 406-444-6800 or 800-241-4882, http://www.umhelena.edu/ 

Independent College 

Carroll College, 1601 N. Benton Ave., Helena, MT 59625, 406-447-4300, 800-992-3648, 

http://www.carroll.edu 

Lewis 6t Clark County Public Schools, Kindergarten through 12th Grade: 

Auchard Creek Elementary, 9605 Highway 287, Wolf Creek, MT 59648-8637, 406-562-3528 

Augusta Public Schools, P. O. Box 307, Augusta, MT 59410, 406-562-3384 

Craig Elementary, 375 Augusta St., Craig, MT 59648-8738, 406-235-4239 

East Helena Elementary, P. O. Box 1280, East Helena, MT 59635, 406-227-7700 

Helena Public Schools, 55 S. Rodney, Helena, MT 59601-5763, 406-324-2001 

Lincoln K-12 Schools, P. O. Box 39, Lincoln, MT 59639, 406-362-4201 

Trinity Elementary, P. O. Box 523, Canyon Creek, MT 59633, 406-325-4374 

Wolf Creek Elementary, c/o B J Young, P. O. Box 200, Wolf Creek, MT 59648, 406-235-4374 



Lewis & Clark County 
Annual Average Labor Force 



Montana Department of Labor & Industry's 
Research & Analysis Bureau 



For information on employment by industry, new businesses, labor market informa- 
tion, job projections, and hourly pay by occupation, contact our office at: 

P.O. Box 1728 Helena, MT 59624 

Phone: (406) 444-2430/Fax: (406) 444-2638 Toll Free: (800) 541-3904 

Or check out our website at: 

www.ourfactsyourfuture.org 

Be sure to check our location quotients for Lewis & Clark County on the website. Location quotients are a measure of the 
concentration of an industry's employment in-Lewis & Clark County relative to the nation as a whole. A location quotient 
greater than 1 generally indicates that the industry is more concentrated in Lewis & Clark County than in the nation as a 
whole, while a location quotient less than 1 indicates it is less concentrated in Lewis & Clark County than in the nation as 
a whole. i IIIia; mtk A ^BlMSL ifcjl 



Lewis & Clark County Per Capita Personal Income 



Per Capita Personal Income 



$30,000 
$25,000 
$20,000 
$15,000 
$10,000 
$5,000 









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— Lewis & Clark 


— 







)^-J )^-J ,^-J X^-J )^-J )^-J ,^-J ,^-J X^-J )^-J 

Percent of National Average 



90% - 







































& N ep $>' $> 



& <* & <$> $> <$>' $> 



%of 
Lewis & National 



%of 
Lewis & National 



Year 


U.S. 


Clark County Average 


Year 


U.S. 


Clark County Average 


2003 


$31,472 


$28,079 


89% 


1996 


$24,175 


$21,306 


88% 


2002 


$30,804 


$27,258 


88% 


1995 


$23,076 


$20,459 


89% 


2001 


$30,575 


$26,966 


88% 


1994 


$22,172 


$19,759 


89% 


2000 


$29,847 


$25,489 


85% 


1993 


$21,346 


$18,796 


88% 


1999 


$27,939 


$23,986 


86% 


1992 


$20,854 


$18,099 


87% 


1998 


$26,883 


$23,174 


86% 


1991 


$19,892 


$17,477 


88% 


1997 


$25,334 


$21,827 


86% 


1990 


$19,477 


$16,670 


86% 



Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, 
Regional Economic Information System. Released September 2004. 



Year 

2004 


Civilian 
Labor Force 

28,163 


Employed 

27,072 


Unemployed 

1,091 


Unemployment 
Rate 

3.9% 


2003 


28,327 


27,287 


1,040 


3.7% 


2002 


27,946 


26,778 


1,168 


4.2% 


2001 


28,005 


26,872 


1,178 


4.2% 


2000 


28,205 


27,048 


1,157 


4.1% 



Source: These estimates are provisional estimates produced by the U.S. Depart- 
ment of Labor's, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and will be revised further in 2005. 



Lewis & Clark County Farms and 


Ranches 


Total Farms and Ranches 






635 


Oilseed & Grain Farming 






32 


Vegetable & Melon Farming 






3 


Fruit & Tree Nut Farming 









Greenhouse, Nursery & Floriculture Production 






14 


Sugar Beets, Hay & All Other Crops 






200 


Beef Cattle Ranching & Farming 






178 


Cattle Feedlots 






8 


Dairy Cattle & Milk Production 






2 


Hog & Pig Farming 






5 


Poultry & Egg Production 






7 


Sheep & Goat Farming 






17 


Animal Aquaculture & Other Animal Production 






169 


Source: USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service, 
Agriculture. 


2002 Census of 







Lewis & 


Clark County Employment by Industry* 
Annual Averages 2003 








Industry 

TOTAL ALL INDUSTRIES 


Average 
# of Estab Annual 
lishments Employment 
2,399 29,704 


Annual Wages 
Paid 
$898,396,149 


Industry 

TRANSPORTATION & WAREHOUSING 


# of Estab 

lishm ents 

44 


Average 
Annual 
Em ploym ent 
658 


Annual Wages 
Paid 
$18,447,189 


TOTAL PRIVATE 


2,263 


20,803 


$539,731,740 


Air Transportation 


3 


31 


$796,008 


AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY, FISHING & HUNTING 


34 


165 


$3,064,903 


Truck Transportation 


18 


335 


$11,870,267 


Crop Production 


5 


47 


$662,662 


Transit& Ground Passenger Transport 


4 


112 


$1,426,990 


Animal Production 


12 


80 


$1,638,415 


Support Activities for Transportation 


9 


68 


$1,539,891 


Forestry & Logging 


7 


18 


$422,016 


INFORMATION 


51 


765 


$28,803,785 


Agriculture & Forestry Support 


10 


20 


$341,810 


Publishing Industries, Except Internet 


12 


206 


$7,050,391 


UTILITIES 


7 


86 


$5,458,305 


Broadcasting, Except Internet 


6 


70 


$2,445,740 


CONSTRUCTION 


267 


1,247 


$39,969,721 


Telecom munications 


17 


286 


$13,516,305 


Construction of Buildings 


81 


468 


$15,595,257 


ISPs*, Search Portals & Data Processing 


12 


157 


$4,657,971 


Heavy & Civil Engineering Construction 


20 


72 


$2,550,398 


FINANCE & INSURANCE 


141 


1,752 


$72,872,309 


Specialty Trade Contractors 


166 


707 


$21,824,066 


Credit Intermediation & Related Activities 


51 


668 


$22,935,000 


MANUFACTURING 


63 


600 


$18,564,104 


Securities, Commodities, Contracts, Investments 


22 


50 


$3,553,653 


Food Manufacturing 


7 


102 


$1,870,859 


Insurance Carriers & Related Activities 


66 


890 


$40,756,018 


Beverage & Tobacco Product Manufacturing 


4 


14 


$114,882 


REAL ESTATE & RENTAL & LEASING 


105 


378 


$6,095,927 


Wood Product M anufacturing 


6 


59 


$1,938,677 


Real Estate 


87 


260 


$4,500,454 


Printing & Related Support Activities 


3 


50 


$1,355,292 


Rental & Leasing Services 


18 


117 


$1,595,473 


Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 


4 


43 


$1,759,054 


PROFESSIONAL & TECHNICAL SERVICES 


272 


1,485 


$65,554,804 


Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 


5 


17 


$325,493 


ADMINISTRATIVE & WASTE SERVICES 


113 


842 


$16,453,954 


Furniture & Related Product Manufacturing 


8 


23 


$486,950 


Administrative & Support Services 


108 


816 


$15,647,377 


Miscellaneous Manufacturing 


9 


63 


$1,465,502 


Waste Managements Remediation Services 


5 


26 


$806,577 


WHOLESALE TRADE 


70 


566 


$18,730,524 


PRIVATE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES 


29 


402 


$9,591,822 


M erchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods 


39 


237 


$8,872,306 


PRIVATE HEALTH CARE & SOCIAL ASSISTANCE 


226 


3,238 


$89,646,658 


M erchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods 


23 


306 


$9,127,005 


Ambulatory Health Care Services 


140 


947 


$35,095,523 


Electronic Markets & Agents & Brokers 


8 


23 


$731,213 


Social Assistance 


64 


695 


$9,980,299 


RETAIL TRADE 


297 


3,578 


$72,861,473 


ARTS, ENTERTAINMENT & RECREATION 


66 


651 


$6,970,899 


Motor Vehicle & Parts Dealers 


45 


482 


$16,309,767 


Amusements, Gambling & Recreation 


49 


577 


$5,907,321 


Furniture & Home Furnishings Stores 


23 


127 


$3,221,670 


ACCOMMODATION & FOOD SERVICES 


196 


2,751 


$26,790,114 


Electronics & Appliance Stores 


25 


127 


$2,324,488 


Accom m odation 


33 


446 


$5,639,634 


Building Material & Garden Supply Stores 


26 


273 


$7,107,751 


Food Services & Drinking Places 


162 


2,304 


$21,150,480 


Food & Beverage Stores 


25 


499 


$9,496,644 


OTHER SERVICES 


273 


1,556 


$37,875,715 


Health & Personal Care Stores 


10 


119 


$1,924,985 


Repair & Maintenance 


71 


268 


$5,959,861 


Gasoline Stations 


25 


183 


$2,615,928 


Personal & Laundry Services 


26 


141 


$1,749,630 


Clothing & Clothing Accessories Stores 


24 


106 


$1,332,121 


Membership Associations & Organizations 


158 


1,128 


$29,897,769 


Sporting Good, Hobby, Book & Music Stores 


26 


249 


$3,134,784 


Private Households 


19 


20 


$268,455 


General Merchandise Stores 


13 


1,003 


$17,022,289 


TOTAL GOVERNMENT 


136 


8,901 


$358,664,409 


Miscellaneous Store Retailers 


46 


305 


$5,046,869 


Local Government 


43 


2,179 


$71,533,048 


Nonstore Retailers 


11 


106 


$3,324,177 


State Government 


35 


5,199 


$197,353,287 


internet Service Providers 








Federal Government 


58 


1,524 


$89,778,074 


Source: Montana Department of Labor and Industry, Research and Analysis Bureau. (Totals may not add due to nondisclosure of confidential industry data or to rounding.) This data is based on the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) series which 
compiles data reported by all employers covered under Montana unemployment insurance.