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Valier - Heart Butte, MT

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Overview


Valier - Heart Butte is a very small town located in the state of Montana. With a population of 2,540 people and just one neighborhood, Valier - Heart Butte is the 39th largest community in Montana.

Occupations and Workforce

Valier - Heart Butte is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Valier - Heart Butte is a town of managers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Valier - Heart Butte who work in management occupations (20.16%), food service (10.36%), and teaching (10.14%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.16% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Setting & Lifestyle

Demographics

The percentage of adults in Valier - Heart Butte who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.24% of the adults in Valier - Heart Butte have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Valier - Heart Butte in 2022 was $25,657, which is lower middle income relative to Montana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $102,628 for a family of four. However, Valier - Heart Butte contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Valier - Heart Butte also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 32.44% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Valier - Heart Butte is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Valier - Heart Butte home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Valier - Heart Butte residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Valier - Heart Butte include German, Irish, Norwegian, English, and Dutch.

The most common language spoken in Valier - Heart Butte is English. Other important languages spoken here include German/Yiddish and Spanish.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

Real Estate

Uncrowded roads, rural America and space to be the individual you are. If you like these characteristics, this neighborhood may fit you. With just 3 residents per square mile, is less crowded than 98.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Occupations

It used to be that most Americans lived on the farm, or otherwise made their living from the land, the forests, or the sea. With global trade and an economy increasingly based on providing services to one another, fewer people farm, fish or harvest timber now than at any time in American history. But according to NeighborhoodScout's leading analysis, the neighborhood stands apart from most American neighborhood due to the proportion of its residents still working in these fields. With 7.5% of the workforce so employed, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of such workers than 98.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Modes of Transportation

In the neighborhood, walking to work is a real option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 14.9% of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than we found in 97.1% of American neighborhoods. Get ready to put on your walking shoes if you move here!

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Native American and Canadian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 37.3% of this neighborhood's residents have Native American ancestry and 3.2% have Canadian ancestry.

is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 13.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak German/Yiddish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.7% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Valier - Heart Butte are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 81.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 40.0% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 89.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the neighborhood, 43.7% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 21.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (16.6%), and 10.7% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 83.4% of households. Some people also speak German/Yiddish (13.6%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the neighborhood in Valier - Heart Butte, MT, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Native American (37.3%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (18.2%), and residents who report Irish roots (6.5%), and some of the residents are also of Norwegian ancestry (5.3%), along with some English ancestry residents (4.6%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (53.4% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (64.9%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (14.9%) and 11.8% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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