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331.12 

ElOLmira 

1999 



Department of Labor and Industry 
abor Market Information for 




Cities and Towns in Ravalli County 



Conner ♦ Corvallis ♦ Darby ♦ Florence ♦ Grantsdale 
Hamilton ♦ Pinesdale ♦ Stevensville ♦ Sula ♦ Victor 

The most current county-by-county information can be found in our quarterly publication 
Employment and Labor Force Trends. And most of our information is on the Internet at 
http://rad.dli.state.mt.us/. In addition, we'll do our best to provide information 
in accessible format, on request, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

Provided by the Office of Research & Analysis 

Job Service Division 

Montana Department of Labor & Industry 

P. O. Box 1728, Helena, Montana 59624 

Phone 406-444-2430/FAX 406-444-2638 

Toll free within Montana 800-633-0229 

Toll free outside Montana 800-541-3904 

TDD 406-444-0532 

9/23/99 



Ravalli County 

Located in midwestern Montana, Ravalli County is Montana's eighth 
most populous with 25,0 1 residents, according to the 1 990 Census. 

Hamilton, the county seat, is the state's 28th largest city with a population 
of 2,737. According to the 1990 Census, more than 16 percent of work- 
ers living in Ravalli County commute to Missoula County to work. The 
county is home to the Bitterroot Valley, a passageway for the Lewis and 
Clark Expedition in 1 805. It was also a former home to the Flathead 
Indians who invited missionaries to build St. Mary's Mission in 1 84 1 . 
Hamilton was settled around 1 887 when Marcus Daly, a mining tycoon, 
established a lumber mill in the area. 

According to the Montana Almanac, by authors Andrea Merrill and 
Judy Jacobson, the county was established in 1 893 and named for Jesuit 
Missionary Father Anthony Ravalli who located to the region in 1 845. 
Hamilton replaced Stevensville as the county seat in 1 898, according to the 
authors, and most likely is named after early pioneer J. W. Hamilton. 

According to the U.S. Bureau of the Census, median income for Ravalli 
County households in 1 989 was $21,113. The county is 2,400.4 square 
miles in area; 2,394.3 square miles in land area and 6. 1 in inland water 
area. 

County residents experience the four distinct seasons and the area is 
often referred to as the "Banana Belt" of Montana. According to the 
Montana Almanac, the average daily low in January between 1980 and 
1989 was 16.3 degrees above zero and average January snowfall 12.5 
inches. The average daily high in July was 84. 1 . The annual precipitation 
in 1995 was 18.53 inches and the length of the growing season 1 17 days. 



Ravalli County Population 

Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census 



Area 


7/1*8 Eatlmata 


7/1/97 Eatlmata 


4/1/90 Canaua 


% Chang* '90 to 

It 


% Chang* '90 to 
•97 


Montana 


880,453 


878.730 


799.086 


10.2% 


10.0% 


Ravalli County 


35.150 


34,528 


25.010 


40.6% 


38 1% 


Darby 


942 


918 


825 


50.7% 


46.9% 


Hamilton 


4,463 


4,251 


2.737 


63.1% 


66.3% 


Plnaadala 


1.038 


1.019 


670 


64.9% 


62.1% 


StavanavlU* 


2.040 


2,027 


1,221 


676% 


66.0% 



Census and Economic Information Center, Montana Department of Commerce, Helena, MT 59620, 406-444-2896. 



SIC 
Code* 


1998 New Businesses by Industry 
Ravalli County 

Industry 


# Of 

New 
Busi- 
nesses 


H? 


Special Trade Contractors 


i5 


73 
86 
15 


Business Services 
Membership Organizations 


13 

11 


General Building Contractors 


10 
8 
8 
8 


24 


Lumber & Wood Products, Except Furniture 


76 


Miscellaneous Repair Services 


58 


Eating & Drinking Places 


87 
65 


Engineering Services 
Real Estate 


6 
6 
6 
5 
5 
5 
4 
4 
4 
4 
3 
3 
3 
2 
2 
2 
2 
2 
2 


79 
54 


Amusement & Recreation Services 
Food Stores 


80 
59 
42 
75 


Health Services 
Miscellaneous Retail Trade 
Trucking-Warehousing 
Auto-Repair Services 


83 
88 
47 
55 
07 
56 


Social Services 

Private Households 

Transportation Services 

Auto Dealers-Gasoline Service Stations 

Agricultural Services 

Apparel & Accessory Stores 


81 
57 


Legal Services 

Furniture & Home Furnishings 


02 
50 
72 
82 


Agricultural Production-Livestock & Animal Specialties 


Durable Goods-Wholesale Trade 
Personal Services 
Educational Services 


01 


Agricultural Production-Crops 




70 
38 
08 


Hotels, Rooming Houses, Camps & Other Lodging Places 
Measuring, Analyzing & Controlling Instruments 
Forestry 


20 
22 
48 


Food & Kindred Products 
Textile Mill Products 
Communications 


156 


64 


Insurance Agents, Brokers & Service 


49 


Electric, Gas & Sanitary Services 


51 
52 
92 


Wholesale Trade-Nondurable Goods 

Building Materials, Hardware, Garden Supply & Mobile Home Dealers 

Justice, Public Order & Safety 

Total 



Source: Montana Department of Labor & Industry, Office of Research & Analysis. 

*SIC Code: Standard Industrial Classification Code. 

New businesses registered with the Unemployment Insurance Program. 

Does not Include businesses which had a change In ownership. 



Top 10 Private Employers In Ravalli County 
Listed In Alphabetical Order 



Albertson's 

Alpine Log Homes 

Discovery Care Centre 

Fox Lumber Sales 



KMart 

Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital 

Ribi ImmunoChem Research 



Selway Corporation 

Super 1 Foods 

Valley View Estates Health Care Center 



Source: Montana Department of Labor & Industry, Office of Research & Analysis. 

Fourth Quarter 1998 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. 





Annual Average Labor Force For Ravalli County 






Civilian 




Unem- 




Labor 


Unem- 


ployment 


Year 


Force 


Employed ployed 


Rate 


1970 


5,470 


5,101 369 


6.7% 


1971 


5,568 


5,188 380 


6.8% 


1972 


5,934 


5,544 390 


6.6% 


1973 


6.128 


5,747 381 


6.2% 


1974 


6,646 


6,150 496 


7.5% 


1975 


6,407 


5,738 669 


10.4% 


1976 


6,830 


6,162 668 


9.8% 


1977 


7,391 


6,671 720 


9.7% 


1978 


7,773 


7,117 656 


8.4% 


1979 


7,921 


7,317 604 


7.6% 


1980 


7,901 


7,087 814 


10.3% 


1981 


8,418 


7,480 938 


11.1% 


1982 


8,800 


7,513 1,287 


14.6% 


1983 


8,708 


7,547 1,161 


13.3% 


1984 


10,889 


9,744 1,145 


10.5% 


1985 


11,048 


9,914 1,134 


10.3% 


1986 


11,036 


9,929 1,107 


10.0% 


1987 


11,323 


10,286 1,037 


9.2% 


1988 


12,690 


11,541 1,149 


9.1% 


1989 


11,762 


10,680 1,082 


9.2% 


1990 


11,724 


10,741 983 


8.4% 


1991 


12,251 


10,923 1,328 


10.8% 


1992 


13,232 


12,002 1,230 


9.3% 


1993 


13,929 


12.720 1,209 


8.7% 


1994 


14,535 


13,695 840 


5.8% 


1995 


15,112 


14,160 952 


6.3% 


1995 


15,973 


15,007 966 


6.0% 


1997 


16,525 


15,472 1,053 


6.4% 


1998 


17,134 


15.914 1,220 


7.1% 


Source: Monti 


na Department of Labor & Indt 


•try. Office of Research & Analysis (1999 Benchmark). 





Summary of Major Occupational Categories By Sex 




1990 Census-Equal Employment Opportunity Data 






Civilian Labor Force-All Persons 






Occupation 


Total 


Male 


Female 


Total 


10,763 


6,120 


4,643 


Managerial and Professional Specialty Occupations 


2.254 


1.157 


1,097 


Executive, Administrative and Managerial Occupations 


889 


548 


341 


Professional Specialty Occupations 


1.366 


609 


756 


Technical, Sales and Administrative Support Occupations 


2.779 


953 


1,826 


Technicians and Related Support Occupations 


265 


138 


127 


Sales Occupations 


1,170 


524 


646 


Administrative Support Occupations, Including Clerical 


1,344 


291 


1,053 


Service Occupations 


1,524 


436 


1.088 


Private Household Occupations 


76 





76 


Protective Service Occupations 


132 


95 


37 


Service Occupations, Except Protective and Household 


1,316 


341 


975 


Farming, Forestry, Fishing 


1.047 


837 


210 


Precision Production, Craft and Repair Occupations 


1,288 


1.182 


106 


Mechanics and Repairers 


411 


405 


6 


Construction Trade 


614 


567 


47 


Extractive Occupations 


16 


16 





Precision Production Occupations 


247 


194 


53 


Operators, Fabricators and Laborers 


1,805 


1.528 


277 


Machine Operators, Assemblers and Inspectors 


749 


579 


170 


Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 


654 


592 


62 


Handlers, Equipment Cleaners, Helpers and Laborers 


402 


357 


45 


Unemployed, No Recent Civilian Work Experience 


66 


27 


39 



Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Equal Employment Opportunity File, {CO-ROM). 



Resources 

=> Chamber of Commerce: 

Bitterroot Valley Chamber, 1 05 E. Main, Hamilton, MT 59840, 
406-363-2400 

=> Department of Labor and Industry 
Bitterroot Job Service 

333 W. Main St, Hamilton, MT 59840, 406-363- 1 822 

Montana Department of Labor & Industry's Office of 
Research & Analysis Publications 

For information on employment by industry, new businesses, labor 
market information, profile of the Montana worker, job projections 
to the year 2006 and hourly pay by occupation, contact the office 
at any of the numbers listed on the front of this publication or check 
out our Internet website at http://rad.dli.state.mLus/. 

=> Housing Costs: 

Bitterroot Valley Board of Realtors, 206 E. Ravalli, Hamilton, MT 
59840,406-363-2945 

=> Internet: 

Montana Job Service home page for job listings at http://jsd.dli.state.mt.us/. 
Cities of Conner, Corvallis, Darby, Florence, Grantsdale, Hamilton, 
Pinesdale, Stevensville, Sula and Victor Home Pages — Use the Search 
Utilities on the Internet to find home pages for Montana cities. 

=> Montana Motor Vehicle Division: 
Drivers' Licensing 

Stevensville— 102 Main St., Suite A, Stevensville, MT 59870, 
406-777-4388 

=> Newspapers: 

Ravalli Republic, 232 W. Main St., Hamilton, MT 59840, 

406-363-3300 
The Bitterroot Star, 2 1 5 Main, Stevensville, MT 59870, 

406-777-3928 

=> Public Libraries: 

Darby Public Library, 102 Main St, Darby, MT 59829-0037, 

406-821-4771 
Bitterroot Public Library, 306 State St., Hamilton, MT 59840-2759, 

406-363-1670 
North Valley Public Library, 208 Main St., Stevensville, MT 

59870-2111,406-777-5061 

=> Superintendent of Schools, Kindergarten through 
12th Grade: 

Corvallis K- 12 Schools, P. O. Box 700, Corvallis, MT 59828, 406-96 \A2 1 1 
Darby K- 1 2 Schools, 209 School Drive, Darby, MT 59829, 406-82 1 -3 84 1 
Florence-Carlton K.-12 Schools, 5602 Old Highway 93, Florence, MT 59833, 

406-273-6751 
HamUton K-12 Schools, 217 Daly Ave., Hamilton, MT 59840-0980, 

406-363-2280 
Lone Rock Elementary, 1112 Three Mile Creek Road, Stevensville, MT 

59870,406-777-3314 
Stevensville Public Schools, 300 Park St., Stevensville, MT 59870, 

406-777-5481 
Victor Schools, 425 4th Ave., Victor, MT 59875, 406-642-355 1 

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Ravalli Employment By Industry* 
Annual Averages 1998 


Industry 


•of 
Estab- 
lish- 
ments 


Average 
Annual Annual 
Employ- Wages 
ment Paid 


Industry 


lot 

Estab- 
lish- 
ments 


Average 
Annual 
Employ- 
ment 


Annual 

Wages 

Paid 


TOTAL ALL INDUSTRIES 


1,187 


8,603 »175.272,235 


Food Stores 


25 


498 


$7,147,542 


PRIVATE BUSINESS 


1,123 


6,897 $131,639,911 


Auto Deakwa-Servica Stations 


26 


203 


$3,477,737 


AGRI, FORESTRY, FISH 


A3 


245 $3,684,358 


Apparel & Accessories 


8 


32 


$408,378 


Agri Production/Crops 


3 


78 $1,326,832 


Furniture Stores 


19 


79 


$1.1 98.040 


Agrl Production/Livestock 


9 


22 $349,952 


Eating & Drinking 


79 


882 


$5,217,515 


Agriculture Services 


23 


101 $1,584,743 


Miscellaneous Retail 


At 


179 


$1*44,879 


Forestry 


5 


19 $241,341 


FINANCE. INSURANCE, REAL ESTATE 


88 


429 


$10,066,182 


CONSTRUCTION 


204 


624 $11. 766,962 


Banking 


10 


233 


$5,771,748 


General Building 


83 


209 $4,594,221 


Credit Agencies 


9 


12 


$384,951 


Heavy Construction 




Security & Commodity 


5 


11 


$817,292 


Special Trade 


103 


264 $5,291,373 


Insurance Carriers 


4 


20 


$453,540 


MANUFACTURING 


102 


1.097 $28,603,685 


Insurance Agents 


14 


42 


$1,011*18 


Food Products 


4 


25 $256,032 


Real Estate 


44 


109 


$1,610,724 


Apparel 


3 


9 $149,188 


SERVICES 


332 


1.981 


$38*78,387 


Lumber 


54 


694 $20,276,785 


Hotels & Lodging 


17 


123 


$1,378,562 


Printing-Publishing 


9 


87 $1,067,171 


Personal Services 18 


84 


$884,382 


Stone-Clay-Glass 


3 


35 $968,297 


Business Services 


48 


101 


$1,555,808 


Fabricated Metal 


7 


157 $4,197,550 


Auto Repair Services 


25 


98 


$1*57*53 


Nonelectrical Machinery** 


4 


12 $281,172 


Miscellaneous Repair Services 


16 


36 


$521,056 


Instruments 


3 


3 $84,240 


Motion Pictures 


6 


23 


$89*53 


Miscellaneous Manufacturing 


6 


20 $308,913 


Amusement & Recreation 


26 


112 


$1,104,183 


TRANS., COMMUN., UTILITIES 


62 


381 $8,380,998 


Health Services 


52 


885 


$17*02,340 


Local Transportation 


6 


57 $292,644 


Legal Services 


15 


29 


$525,825 


Trucking-Warehousing 


23 


150 $3,453,920 


Educational Services 


5 


25 


$544,720 


Air Transportation 


4 


10 $156,469 


Social Services 


19 


150 


$1,919,486 


Transport Services 


12 


64 $1,068,075 


Membership Organizations 


23 


128 


$1,010,641 


Communication 


a 


32 $956,424 


Engineering Services 


38 


174 


$6,835,769 


Elec.,Gaa, Sanitation 


8 


65 $2,453,466 


Private Households 


18 


36 


$398,184 


WHOLESALE TRAOE 


55 


323 $9,489,843 


GOVERNMENT 


84 


1.705 


$43.(32,324 


Durable Goods 


36 


185 $7,324,437 


State 


10 


67 


$1,803,144 


Nondurable Goods 


19 


138 $2,165,406 


Local 


34 


1,173 


$24,810,590 


RETAIL TRADE 


234 


1,932 $23,243,240 


Federal 


20 


464 


$17.018.5»0 


Bldg Materials-Garden 


23 


163 $2,785,763 




Source: Montana Department of Lebor 


4 Industry, Office of Research and Analysis (To 


tals may not add due to nondisclosure of confidential industry data 





or to rounding.) 

'Employment Covered by Unemployment Insurance. 

"Industrial & Commercial Machinery & Computer Equipment 



Per Capita Personal Income 





1970 


1980 


1990 


1991 


1992 


1993 


1994 


1995 


1996 


1997 


Montana 


$3,558 


$8,842 


$15,038 


$15,947 


$16,541 


$17,571 


$17,590 


$18,286 


$18,872 


$19,660 


% of National 






















Average 


87% 


88% 


79% 


81% 


81% 


83% 


80% 


79% 


78% 


78% 


Ravalli County 


$2,946 


$7,262 


$13,467 


$14,073 


$14,599 


$15,361 


$15,605 


$15,903 


$16,173 


$16,584 


% of National 






















Average 


72% 


72% 


70% 


72% 


71% 


72% 


71% 


69% 


67% 


66% 



Source: US. Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis, Regional Economic Information System Releaaed May 1999 



PLEASE NOTE: Because of time and budget constraints, we are only able to update our county flyers periodically. Individual 
tables are updated on a more frequent basis. You can call us if you'd like the most current information for a particular county. The 
Annual Averages for County Employment By Industry are updated annually, usually in June. The Top Employers are updated 
annually. Per Capita Income is usually released lale spring. Population data for Montana is released in late December and 
county data in March. The Annual Average Labor Force information is benchmarked annually and numbers available before 
March. The other tables contain Census information and will be updated every 10 years. You can also look for more current 
information on our website listed on the front of this publication. 



SIC 
Code* 


1998 New Businesses by Industry 
Ravalli County 

Industry 


#of 
New 
Busi- 
nesses 


1? 


Special Trade Contractors 


15 

13 

11 

10 

8 

8 

8 


73 

86 


Business Services 
Membership Organizations 


15 
24 


General Building Contractors 

Lumber & Wood Products, Except Furniture 


76 


Miscellaneous Repair Services 


58 


Eating & Drinking Places 


87 
65 


Engineering Services 
Real Estate 


6 
6 
6 
5 
5 
5 
4 
4 
4 
4 
3 
3 
3 
2 
2 
2 
2 
2 
2 


79 
54 


Amusement & Recreation Services 
Food Stores 


80 


Health Services 


59 


Miscellaneous Retail Trade 


42 


Trucking-Warehousing 


75 


Auto-Repair Services 


83 

88 


Social Services 
Private Households 


47 
55 


Transportation Services 

Auto Dealers-Gasoline Service Stations 


07 
56 
81 
57 
02 


Agricultural Services 

Apparel & Accessory Stores 

Legal Services 

Furniture & Home Furnishings 

Agricultural Production-Livestock & Animal Specialties 


50 
72 
82 


Durable Goods-Wholesale Trade 
Personal Services 
Educational Services 


01 
70 


Agricultural Production-Crops 

Hotels, Rooming Houses, Camps & Other Lodging Places 


38 

08 


Measuring, Analyzing & Controlling Instruments 
Forestry 


20 
22 


Food & Kindred Products 
Textile Mill Products 




48 


Communications 




64 


Insurance Agents, Brokers & Service 


49 
51 


Electric, Gas & Sanitary Services 
Wholesale Trade-Nondurable Goods 




52 
92 


Building Materials, Hardware, Garden Supply & Mobile Home Dealers 

Justice, Public Order & Safety 

Total 


156 



Source: Montana Department of Labor & Industry, Office of Research & Analysis. 

"SIC Code: Standard Industrial Classification Code. 

New businesses registered with the Unemployment Insurance Program. 

Does not Include businesses which had a change In ownership. 



Top 10 Private Employers In Ravalli County 
Listed In Alphabetical Order 



Albertson's 

Alpine Log Homes 

Discovery Care Centre 

Fox Lumber Sales 



KMart 

Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital 

Ribl ImmunoChem Research 



Selway Corporation 

Super 1 Foods 

Valley View Estates Health Care Center 



Source: Montana Department of Labor & Industry, Office of Research & Analysis. 

Fourth Quarter 1998 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. 







Ravalli County 








1990 Census of Population and Housing 








Persons by Age, Race and Sex 










Eskimo/ Aleut/ 








American Asian or Pacific 




School Age 


White 


Black Indian Islander Hispanic Origin 


Other Race 




Total Female 


Total Female 


Total Female 


Total Female 


Total Female 


Total Female 


5-11 


2.787 1,325 


12 5 


30 13 


11 7 


66 34 


11 5 


12-14 


1,159 562 


4 


21 12 


6 3 


15 8 


3 3 


15-17 


1,119 515 


2 


23 15 


8 7 


29 9 


13 3 


18-21 


947 430 


7 2 


36 15 


5 2 


41 15 


12 1 


Total 


6.012 2.832 


25 7 


110 55 


30 19 


151 66 


39 12 










Eskimo/ Aleut/ 




Working & 




American Asian or Pacific 




Voting Age 


White 


Black Indian Islander Hispanic Origin 


Other Race 




Total Female 


Total Female 


Total Female 


Total Female 


Total Female 


Total Female 


16* 


18,633 9.534 


17 5 


198 108 


48 32 


240 128 


63 25 


16-64 


14,514 7,294 


15 3 


179 97 


43 29 


214 110 


58 22 


18+ 


17,867 9,204 


15 5 


185 101 


41 26 


217 120 


51 22 


18-64 


13,748 6,964 


13 3 


166 90 


36 23 


191 102 


46 19 










Eskimo/Aleut/ 




Other Age 




American Asian or Pacific 




Group 


White 


Black Indian Islander Hispanic Origin 


Other Race 




Total Female 


Total Female 


Total Female 


Total Female 


Total Female 


Total Female 


0-4 


1,596 821 


3 1 


28 17 


6 4 


42 19 


9 4 


5-17 


5,065 2,402 


18 5 


74 40 


25 17 


110 51 


27 11 


18-44 


8,293 4.264 


11 3 


119 66 


28 17 


137 75 


34 14 


45-64 


5,455 2,700 


2 


47 24 


8 6 


54 27 


12 5 


62+ 


4,897 2.639 


2 2 


22 13 


6 3 


29 19 


6 3 


65* 


4,119 2,240 


2 2 


19 11 


5 3 


26 18 


5 3 


Total 


24,528 12,427 


36 11 


287 158 


72 47 


369 190 


87 37 


Source: US 


Bureau of the Censi 


js. Equal Employment Opportunity File, (CD-ROM). 







Ravalli County 




County of 


n Who Work In County of 


# Who Live In 


Residence 


Ravalli Work 


Ravalli 




County 


County 


Out of State 


23 




Out of State 


169 


Deer Lodge County 


14 




Cascade County 


11 


Flathead County 


17 




Flathead County 


20 


Missoula County 


263 




Lake County 


13 


Ravalli County 


7,933 




Lewis & Clark County 


11 


Yellowstone County 


10 




Missoula County 


1,604 


Other Montana Counties 


30 




Ravalli County 


7,933 








Other Montana Counties 


52 



Source 1990 Census Data provided by the US Department of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics