Did you know that Montana became a state of the United States in 1889, 23 years after a failed bid for statehood in 1866? This week we are discussing Montana employment background check information, Montana crime data, and other general state information in our weekly blog series, “Criminal Data and Employment Background Check Information for Your Favorite State”!
Montana Population and Age Distribution. Montana’s estimated population was 1 million. The median age was 40.2 years. 22% of the population was under the age of 18, and 16% was 65 years and over.
Median Household Income. The median income of households was $45,076. The total number of households was 408,938 with an average of 2.39 people.
Montana Employment and Unemployment Rate. 59.6% of the Montana population over the age of 15 were employed which ranks 19th in the nation. The Montana unemployment rate is 7.2% which was ranked 38th in the country.
Types of Employers. The types of employers in Montana were as follows: 43,883 (9.1%) were self-employed, 90,797 (18.8%) were employed by the federal, state, or local government and 345,860 (71.6%) were employed by the private sector.
Top Five Industries. The top five industries by percent in Montana were: Educational Services and Health Care (22.8%), Accommodations/Food Service/Entertainment (11.9%), Retail (11.7%), Professional/Administrative/Scientific (8.8%),and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance (8.1%).
Occupations. Occupations for the population employed (over the age of 15) in Montana’s private sector were: Business, Science, and Arts (36.5%), Sales and Office (22.4%), Service (19.2%), Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance (12.3%), and Production, Transportation, and Material Moving (9.6%).
Montana Health Insurance Coverage. 82% of the civilian non-institutionalized population had health insurance coverage (18% had no coverage). Of those with coverage, 64% had private coverage and 32% had public coverage.
Disability. 13% of the civilian non-institutionalized population of Montana reported a disability. The Montana disability claim rate was ranked 21st in the country.
For a list of Montana counties, cities, towns, and county court houses, click here.
Montana Crime Data*
Total Violent Crimes. Montana had 2,736 total violent crimes (which ranked 45th in the nation) and with a violent crime rate of 0.27% (which ranked it 36th among all the states including DC & PR). Of the total number of violent crimes, 27 were murders, 379 were forcible rapes, 191 were robberies, and 2,139 were aggravated assaults.
Property Crime. Montana had 25,970 total property crimes. Of the total number of property crimes, 3,894 were burglaries, 20,387 were larceny/thefts, and 1,689 were motor vehicle thefts.
Law Enforcement. Montana had the 36th most law enforcement employees per population. Montana ranked 37th in the nation for the most police officers per population.
For more Montana crime information, please see the Montana Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation Criminal History Online Public Record Search (CHOPRS) website.
Montana Employment Background Check Products
InstantCriminalChecks.com offers two Montana employment background check products: a Montana county criminal background check and a Montana state criminal background check.
The Montana state criminal background check includes a Montana corrections background check, a sex offender record search of Montana as well as the entire country, and a search of the Most Wanted List. The corrections background check pulls current and historical felony and gross misdemeanor conviction records. The Montana state criminal background check is “instant” and results are received within seconds of placing an order. The price of this product is only $24.95. For the full description, please visit our Montana criminal background check webpage.
The Montana county criminal background check will return felony and misdemeanor convictions and deferred judgments from the district courts, limited jurisdiction court, and justice courts over the past seven years. The results are provided within one to three business days. The cost of this product is $24.95.
Other Montana employment background check products include an instant national criminal background check that searches 46 states and D.C. (this product is $59.95) and a 3-state criminal background check (this product is $39.90).
*Sources: U.S. Census Bureau and FBI. “About Montana” data is from 2011. “Montana Crime Data” data is from 2012.