County Rankings
Montana
County
Overall Prosperity
Inclusive Societies
Safety and Security
Personal Freedom
Social Capital
Open Economies
Business Environment
Infrastructure
Economic Quality
Empowered People
Living Conditions
Health
Education
Natural Environment
Daniels1134711324143184113
Gallatin241438153851314114
Fallon3161342364111355723231
Madison478278142420216157624
Beaverhead5892279172217164511339
Golden Valley621205455441282830152636
Carter72151421373612352984333
Jefferson8181955018331933122229444
Sweet Grass9312939176182461111171334
Petroleum10415630344529724275953
Park11283011181021182783316109
Powder River12564814425548113264740
Wibaux1334532438235482236401912
Meagher141114463335417201912361442
McCone1515154919354528111518132225
Missoula16464863911610433203227
Richland1743421932293162610192941
Stillwater18262723122840391510962522
Ravalli19192272725262738236272150
Broadwater202326311320298443428262743
Prairie212018522223504303825143747
Judith Basin221211452153525014913121626
Flathead234547423307433141101719
Dawson24373726357191122324233365
Yellowstone2547512428514371716251837
Fergus2644411747151426181844281210
Lewis and Clark275254138121154771731818
Treasure2865553450495224035244032
Carbon2942442116462738512221517
Custer30363616372444032278323331
Chouteau3132343410262531352946341121
Sheridan321717413151473534255204620
Teton33293332232164419303892445
Silver Bow344845204617207482014442028
Garfield35101050648564734131223051
Cascade3650523481622140212441282
Phillips3724233826441542503621423230
Valley3840402833361346253132303416
Powell393839292913349264837433154
Granite403531404545481249333421555
Liberty4134324325223937104449375115
Wheatland4222214411393145234640355049
Hill4351501252191233243923513514
Sanders4430281540313625414948454729
Mineral45973751414332455052494848
Toole4633353594310569475339526
Lake47555595329322342371946458
Pondera4825243349472249365154504252
Musselshell4954533628405116394239474911
Blaine5014123043545334535256534423
Deer Lodge515656244127356554543483838
Lincoln5239381044563855564341383946
Rosebud5313162520493051295651525356
Glacier542725135555425352535554543
Big Horn5549491454374130465550565535
Roosevelt565346185652284154544755567
Column Definitions
Safety and Security

The Safety & Security pillar measures the degree to which mass killings and injuries, violent crime, and property crime destabilize the security of individuals, both immediately and through longer lasting effects.

Personal Freedom

The Personal Freedom pillar measures progress towards basic legal rights, individual liberties, and social tolerance.

Governance

The Governance pillar measures the extent to which there are checks and restraints on power and whether government operates effectively and without corruption.

Social Capital

The Social Capital pillar measures the strength of personal and social relationships, institutional trust, social networks, and civic participation.

Business Environment

The Business Environment pillar measures the entrepreneurial environment, business infrastructure, access to credit, labor market flexibility, and price distortions for goods and services.

Infrastructure

The Infrastructure pillar measures the quality of the infrastructure that facilities trade – from telecommunications and transport to the availability and reliability of resources.

Economic Quality

The Economic Quality pillar measures how well the economy is equipped to generate wealth sustainably and with the full engagement of its workforce.

Living Conditions

The Living Conditions pillar measures the degree to which a reasonable quality of life is experienced by all, including material resources, shelter, basic services, and connectivity.

Health

The Health pillar measures the health of the population, their illness and risk factors, and access to the services to maintain good health, including health systems, as well as health outcomes including mortality rates.

Education

The Education pillar measures the access to, and quality of, the four stages of education (pre-primary, primary, secondary, and tertiary), as well as the education level of the adult population.

Natural Environment

The Natural Environment pillar measures the aspects of the physical environment that have an immediate impact on people in their daily lives and also those that impact the prosperity of future generations.

How to use this table

The rankings tables show how 50 states and Washington D.C. plus 1,196 counties in 12 selected states compare across the different domains, pillars, elements, and indicators of the American Dream Prosperity Index. (Please note, element and indicator rankings are only displayed for the state level Index but are available for counties in the county profile datasheets available to download.)

We endeavor to create an Index that is methodologically sound, so have consulted a working group of academics and experts with knowledge spanning all of the metrics in the Index to determine the best way to measure prosperity across the U.S.

Our methodology is based on the concept of three domains, capturing institutional, economic, and social wellbeing, that are equally essential to prosperity. These domains are measured through 11 pillars, built upon 48 actionable policy areas (elements), and underpinned by over 200 indicators. For details of how each pillar, element, and indicator is currently weighted in the Index, you can download a copy of our full methodology report in the Downloads section of the site, along with the full 2021 dataset.

However, we know that different people may have different views on how important each metric is to a state or county's prosperity. So, we have created a Weightings tool that allows you to assign different weights - that is, different levels of importance - to the pillars, elements, and indicators.

If you click on the 'Adjust Weightings' button, you can choose to assign each metric in the current ranking table a value from x0 to x2 of the default ADPI weighting. The tool will then re-calculate the rankings based on your preferences. [Please note that the weighting function is intended to provide only an indicative understanding of how changing the weights can affect the rankings. For more information, please don't hesitate to contact us.]

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Weighting

This tool allows you to up- or down-weight individual metrics depending on what is important to you. Once you have made your selection, click the X in the top right corner or back onto the main page, and the table will update to provide an indication of the impact that change would have on a state or county's rank. The default ADPI setting weights all metrics as per our Index methodology (available to read in full in the Downloads section). Please note the resultant rankings are indicative only. For more details, please click on the 'How to use this table' button.

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The Governance pillar is not included in the table above as there is no county variation in Governance, all counties have been given the state score value.

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