Missoula, MT

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2021 Population
73,300
2.26% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jon Tester
Democratic Party
US Senator
Steve Daines
Republican Party
2021 Median Age
33.6
1.51% 1-year increase
2021 Poverty Rate
16%
4.66% 1-year decrease
2021 Median Household Income
$54,423
6.82% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$324,700
7.62% 1-year growth
2021 Employed Population
43,179
2.28% 1-year decline

About

In 2021, Missoula, MT had a population of 73.3k people with a median age of 33.6 and a median household income of $54,423. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Missoula, MT declined from 74,994 to 73,300, a −2.26% decrease and its median household income grew from $50,947 to $54,423, a 6.82% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Missoula, MT are White (Non-Hispanic) (86.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.41%), White (Hispanic) (2.11%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.86%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.69%).

None of the households in Missoula, MT reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.5% of the residents in Missoula, MT are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Missoula, MT are The University of Montana (3,113 degrees awarded in 2021).

In 2021, the median property value in Missoula, MT was $324,700, and the homeownership rate was 46.5%.

Most people in Missoula, MT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 15.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Missoula, MT was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Missoula, MT is home to a population of 73.3k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2021, 3.41% of Missoula, MT residents were born outside of the country (2.5k people).

In 2021, there were 19.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (63.5k people) in Missoula, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.23k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.55k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.5%
2021 Citizenship
98.6%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 98.5% of Missoula, MT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in Missoula, MT was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Missoula, MT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    63.5k ± 723
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    3.23k ± 662
  3. White (Hispanic)
    1.55k ± 403
4.23%
Hispanic Population
3.1k people

In 2021, there were 19.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (63.5k people) in Missoula, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.23k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.55k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.23% of the people in Missoula, MT are hispanic (3.1k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Canada
    3,423 ± 1,434 people
  2. Mexico
    3,107 ± 1,367 people
  3. Germany
    1,917 ± 1,074 people

In 2021, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Montana was Canada, the natal country of 3,423 Montana residents, followed by Mexico with 3,107 and Germany with 1,917.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.41%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.5k people
3.16%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
2.37k people

As of 2021, 3.41% of Missoula, MT residents (2.5k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Missoula, MT was 3.16%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,432 ± 444
  2. Vietnam
    1,186 ± 242
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    742 ± 254

Missoula, MT has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.21 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Missoula, MT employs 43.2k people. The largest industries in Missoula, MT are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,908 people), Retail Trade (6,252 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (5,243 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($55,517), Public Administration ($51,964), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($47,795).

Males in Montana have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $47,951. The income inequality in Montana (measured using the Gini index) is 0.463, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

43.2k
2021 Value
± 1,887
−2.28%
1 Year decline
± 6.41%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Missoula, MT declined at a rate of −2.28%, from 44.2k employees to 43.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Missoula, MT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,223 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,436 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (4,266 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Missoula, MT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

43.2k
2021 Value
± 1,887
−2.28%
1 Year decline
± 6.41%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Missoula, MT declined at a rate of −2.28%, from 44.2k employees to 43.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Missoula, MT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,908 people), Retail Trade (6,252 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (5,243 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Missoula, MT, though some of these residents may live in Missoula, MT and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$32,679
Median earning men ± $2,236
$29,272
Median earning women ± $2,094

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Public Administration ($56,469), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,167), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($49,477).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Wholesale Trade ($66,103), Public Administration ($47,311), and Construction ($44,110).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in Montana. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Montana.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Montana to other states, or from other states to Montana.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $7.07B
  2. $6.71B
  3. $4.29B

In 2020, the top outbound Montana product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $7.07B, followed by Crude petroleum ($6.71B) and Cereal grains ($4.29B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Montana products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$50.5B
2020 Value in Montana
$81.2B
Projected 2050 Value in Montana
60.9% growth

In 2020, total outbound Montana trade was $50.5B. This is expected to increase 60.9% to $81.2B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Montana trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Montana to other states, or from other states to Montana.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $4.3B
  2. $2.87B
  3. $2.59B

In 2020, the top outbound Montana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Washington with $4.3B, followed by Idaho with $2.87B and Colorado and $2.59B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Montana shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Montana went to Donald J. Trump with 56.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (40.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.53%).

Jon Tester and Steve Daines are the senators currently representing the state of Montana. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Montana is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Montana

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Jon Tester
Senator from Montana1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
Steve Daines
Senator from Montana2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Jon Tester and Steve Daines are the senators currently representing Montana.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Montana over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Montana

Montana is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Montana have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2021, universities in Missoula, MT awarded 3,113 degrees. The student population of Missoula, MT in 2021 is skewed towards women, with 4,092 male students and 6,014 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Missoula, MT are White (2,207 and 76.8%), followed by Asian (198 and 6.89%), Unknown (133 and 4.63%), and Hispanic or Latino (123 and 4.28%).

The largest universities in Missoula, MT by number of degrees awarded are The University of Montana (3,113 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Missoula, MT are Physical Therapy (394 and 12.7%), General Business Administration & Management (121 and 3.89%), and General Psychology (112 and 3.6%).

The median tuition cost in Missoula, MT for a public four year colleges is $5,352 for in-state students and $26,112 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2021 in Missoula, MT, the percentage of applicants admitted was 82.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 26%. The number of students enrolled in 2021 was 10,106 (40.5% men and 59.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2021 there were 10,106 students enrolled in Missoula, MT, 40.5% men and 59.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 7,132 records, of which 59.7% were women and 40.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 98 degree-majors awarded
  2. 79 degree-majors awarded
  3. 67 degree-majors awarded

In 2021, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Missoula, MT was General Psychology with 98 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Missoula, MT according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
3,113 degrees awarded

In 2021, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was The University of Montana with 3,113 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

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In 2021, 1,243 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Missoula, MT, which is 0.665 times less than the 1,870 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2021 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 2,207 degrees mean that there were 11.1 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 198 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($5,352) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2021.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,140) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2021.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,100) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2021, 0.385% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.262% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2021 were High School or Equivalent (246k), Some college (211k), and Bachelors Degree (174k).

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Missoula, MT was $324,700 in 2021, which is 1.33 times larger than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $301,700 to $324,700, a 7.62% increase. The homeownership rate in Missoula, MT is 46.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Missoula, MT have an average commute time of 15.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Missoula, MT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Missoula, MT is $54,423. In 2021, the place with the highest median household income in Missoula, MT was Census Tract 13.02 with a value of $98,688, followed by Census Tract 13.04 and Census Tract 1, with respective values of $98,346 and $73,235.

Property

$324,700
Median Property Value 2021
±$12,625
$14,994
Median Property Taxes
±$946

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Missoula, MT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Missoula, MT compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

46.5%
Homeownership
2021
62.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 46.5% of the housing units in Missoula, MT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 47.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 13.02
  2. Census Tract 13.04
  3. Census Tract 1

In 2021, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Missoula, MT was Census Tract 13.02 with a value of $98,688, followed by Census Tract 13.04 and Census Tract 1, with respective values of $98,346 and $73,235.

The following map shows all of the places in Missoula, MT colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$54,423
Median Household Income
± $2,980
32.2k
Number of Households
± 1,549

In 2021, the median household income of the 32.2k households in Missoula, MT grew to $54,423 from the previous year's value of $50,947.

The following chart displays the households in Missoula, MT distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Missoula, MT is from Montana.
0.463
2021 Wage GINI in Montana
0.459
2020 Wage GINI in Montana

In 2021, the income inequality in Montana was 0.463 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.762% growth from 2020 to 2021, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Montana was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Montana in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2021
  1. Drove Alone (69.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.61%)
  3. Carpooled (7.63%)

In 2021, 69.9% of workers in Missoula, MT drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.61%) and those who carpooled to work (7.63%).

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Commute Time

15.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Missoula, MT have a shorter commute time (15.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 1.41% of the workforce in Missoula, MT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Missoula, MT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Missoula, MT have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

16% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Missoula, MT (11.3k out of 70.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Missoula, MT is White, followed by Two Or More and Native American.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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94% of the population of Missoula, MT has health coverage, with 48.2% on employee plans, 15.1% on Medicaid, 10.1% on Medicare, 18% on non-group plans, and 2.54% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Missoula County, MT see 965 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.73% decrease from the previous year (982 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1137 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 195 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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965 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Missoula County, MT

Primary care physicians in Missoula County, MT see an average of 965 patients per year. This represents a 1.73% decrease from the previous year (982 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Missoula County, MT in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 18.8% under 18 years, 33.8% between 18 and 34 years, 34.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.3% were men and 50.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.02%
Uninsured
48.2%
Employer Coverage
15.1%
Medicaid
10.1%
Medicare
18%
Non-Group
2.54%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Missoula, MT declined by 4.48% from 6.31% to 6.02%.

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