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61st Legislature Demographics, 2009

The following information was self-reported by legislators shortly before the 2009 legislative session, in response to a questionnaire from the Legislative Services Division. Information about age and place of birth was taken from Lawmakers of Montana: Legislative Session of 2009 (Copper Book). In some cases, legislators have indicated more than one response, resulting in a total of more than 150, which is the total number of legislators. And some legislators did not respond to some questions, resulting in a total of less than 150.

Gender

Gender
House
Senate
Total
Female
29
10
39
Male
71
40
111
Total
100
50
150

Age

Age
House
Senate
Total
Under 25
25-34
11 
2
13 
35-44
11 
1
12
45-54
23 
30 
55-64
40
25 
65 
65 or older
14 
15 
29 
Total
100
50
150

Party Affiliation

Political Party
House
Senate
Total
Democrat
50
23
73
Republican
50
27
77
Total
100
50
150

Occupation

Occupation
House
Senate
Total
Arts, Sports & Media
1
2
3
Business & Finance
9
6
15
Community & Social Services
8
1
9
Construction & Extraction
5
0
5
Education
13
0
13
Farming, Ranching & Forestry
6
11
17
Government
4
2
6
Health Care
5
0
5
Law
2
0
2
Protective Services
1
0
1
Retired
7
5
12
Sales
2
1
3
Science & Technology
3
0
3
Transportation
1
1
2
Other
2
0
2
Total
69
29
98

Education

Educational Level
House
Senate
Total
High school graduate
7
2
9
Some college
9
7
16
College degree
30
13
43
Some graduate work
3
4
7
Graduate degree
34
16
50
Other
17
8
25
Total
100
50
150

Race

Race
House Senate Total
American Indian
6
3
9
Asian
0
0
0
Black
0
0
0
Hispanic/Latino
0
0
0
White
86
44
130
Other
2
0
2
Total
94
47
141

Veteran Status

Status
House
Senate
Total
Military veteran
9
8
17
Non-veteran
91
42
133
Total
100
50
150

Place of Birth

Status
House
Senate
Total
In state
54
28
82
Out of state
45
22
67
Unknown
1
0
1
Total
100
50
150

 


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1/5/2009 2:43:09 PM