Dawson County ranked 14th in state for resident earnings in 2017


Dawson County ranked 14th among counties in Montana by annual earnings per resident, according to data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau in August.

The median income of Dawson County residents was an inflation-adjusted $28,381 per year. Dawson County had 4,045 households in 2017, with a population of 9,324.

The county with the highest median resident income in the state was Fallon County. Fallon County's median income was $32,656 per year after adjusting for inflation – $4,275 more than Dawson County. It had 1,241 households in 2017 and a population of 2,925.

Glacier County had the lowest annual resident income among counties in Montana, with a median income of only $15,023 per year. That was $13,358 less than the median income in Dawson County at the time. Glacier County had 4,181 households in 2017 and a population of 13,677.

The table below shows the state's counties ranked by median annual resident earnings in 2017.

Montana counties ranked by earnings per resident (2017)
Rank
County
Earnings per resident ($$$)
1
Fallon County
32,656
2
Richland County
31,620
3
Jefferson County
31,594
4
Lewis and Clark County
31,527
5
Petroleum County
30,798
6
Powder River County
30,385
7
Sheridan County
30,221
8
Yellowstone County
30,112
9
Stillwater County
29,545
10
Daniels County
29,500
11
Broadwater County
29,052
12
Prairie County
28,750
13
McCone County
28,665
14
Dawson County
28,381
15
Gallatin County
28,236
16
Park County
27,860
17
Carbon County
27,574
18
Rosebud County
27,378
19
Custer County
27,088
20
Wibaux County
26,875
21
Carter County
26,799
22
Judith Basin County
26,709
23
Cascade County
26,474
24
Flathead County
26,142
25
Sweet Grass County
25,991
26
Valley County
25,829
27
Teton County
25,193
28
Fergus County
24,807
29
Missoula County
24,766
30
Madison County
24,249
31
Wheatland County
24,081
32
Treasure County
23,917
33
Big Horn County
23,846
34
Garfield County
23,773
35
Toole County
23,755
36
Musselshell County
23,723
37
Silver Bow County
23,687
38
Granite County
23,598
39
Hill County
23,451
40
Liberty County
23,401
41
Pondera County
23,307
42
Beaverhead County
23,053
43
Ravalli County
22,903
44
Chouteau County
22,867
45
Lake County
22,661
46
Powell County
22,629
47
Golden Valley County
22,609
48
Deer Lodge County
22,044
49
Phillips County
21,843
50
Roosevelt County
21,344
51
Meagher County
21,039
52
Lincoln County
20,731
53
Sanders County
19,704
54
Blaine County
19,225
55
Mineral County
18,512
56
Glacier County
15,023
* All values are inflation-adjusted

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