Montana : What you need to know

Living in Montana gives residents access to some of the best trout fishing in the country, massive mountains and wide open prairies. Some of the best places to live in Montana include Billings, Bozeman and Missoula. These cities offer thriving economies, vibrant culture and lots of things to do, including shopping, great restaurants and museums. Downtown Bozeman draws many tourists while Missoula’s microbreweries, concert venues and charm lures new residents.


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Montana Profile

Quick Facts

Population 1014699
Latest Population Increase 0.82%
Median Household Income $1014699
Median Home Price $193500
Median Property Tax $1294
Median Rent $67.2

Employment Rate

  Employed 96%
  Unemployed 4%

Race

  Ethnicity White 89.2%
  Ethnicity Black 0.5%
  Ethnicity Asian 0.7%
  Ethnicity Hawaiian 0.1%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 3.3%
  Ethnicity Indian 6.5%
  Ethnicity Other 0.5%

Employment Rate

  Employed 96%
  Unemployed 4%

Educational Levels

  Bachelor's Degree 20%
  Associate's Degree 8.4%
  Graduate or Professional Degree 9.5%
  High School Graduate 30.1%
  Some College, No Degree 24.8%
  Percent Bachelor's Degree or Higher 29.5%
  Percent High School Graduate or Higher 92.8%

Industry

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting and Mining 7.3%
Construction 8.1%
Manufacturing 4.5%
Wholesale Trade 2.3%
Retail Trade 12.2%
Transportation and Warehousing, and Utilities 4.8%
Information 1.8%
Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 5.4%
Professional, Scientific and Management and Administrative and Waste 8.2%
Educational Services and Health Care and Social Assistance 23.2%
Arts, Entertainment and recreation and Accommodation and food Services 10.9%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 4.9%
Public Administration 6.4%

Housing

  Homes Rent 67.2%
  Homes Owned 32.8%

Montana Rankings


Best places to Live in Montana
Title Population Median Home Price Median Household Income
Absarokee 1,068 $162,500 $34,961
Alberton 479 $121,600 $24,539
Alder 87 $0 $30,625
Alzada 21 $0 $41,250
Amsterdam 155 $225,000 $66,111
Anaconda-Deer Lodge County 9,211 $130,100 $39,399
Antelope 57 $142,500 $0
Arlee 651 $202,200 $33,587
Ashland 981 $63,600 $36,667
Augusta 267 $123,900 $48,958
Avon 128 $180,700 $41,250
Azure 180 $91,700 $23,750
Babb 149 $0 $0
Bainville 276 $84,200 $50,625
Baker 1,838 $124,500 $48,929
Ballantine 195 $55,200 $18,654
Basin 227 $104,200 $31,875
Batavia 367 $239,500 $34,167
Bear Dance 261 $0 $56,700
Bearcreek 138 $162,500 $43,125