Missoula, MT

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Population

70,847

1.04% growth

Median Age

32.7


Median Household Income

$43,602

2.86% growth

Poverty Rate

19.8%


Number of Employees

39,677

3.28% growth

Median Property Value

$253,100

5.02% growth

About

In 2017, Missoula, MT had a population of 70.8k people with a median age of 32.7 and a median household income of $43,602. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Missoula, MT grew from 70,117 to 70,847, a 1.04% increase and its median household income grew from $42,389 to $43,602, a 2.86% increase.

The population of Missoula, MT is 89.4% White Alone, 3.14% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.76% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Missoula, MT speak a non-English language, and 98.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Missoula, MT are The University of Montana (3,194 degrees awarded in 2016) and Modern Beauty School Inc (22 degrees).

The median property value in Missoula, MT is $253,100, and the homeownership rate is 47.2%. Most people in Missoula, MT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 15.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Missoula, MT is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Missoula, MT employs 39.7k people. The largest industries in Missoula, MT are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,110 people), Educational Services (5,122 people), and Retail Trade (4,678 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($56,932), Public Administration ($50,851), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($50,208).

Median household income in Missoula, MT is $43,602. Males in Missoula, MT have an average income that is 1.42 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,968. The income inequality in Missoula, MT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.465, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$43,602

2017 value

± $2,372

2.86%

1 Year Growth

± 6.96%

Households in Missoula, MT have a median annual income of $43,602, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $42,389 in 2016, which represents a 2.86% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$56,921

Average Male Salary

± $3,007

$39,968

Average Female Salary

± $2,184

In 2017, full-time male employees in Montana made 1.42 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $42,515 ± $1,780

  2. Other

    $39,395 ± $16,377

  3. Asian

    $33,231 ± $11,940

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Montana workers was White. These workers were paid 1.08 times more than Other workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Missoula, MT is from Montana.

0.465

2017 Wage GINI

0.462

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Montana was 0.465 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.554% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Montana was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Montana in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Montana across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 1

  2. Census Tract 13.02

  3. Census Tract 13.04

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Missoula, MT was Census Tract 1 with a value of $76,786, followed by Census Tract 13.02 and Census Tract 13.04, with respective values of $71,735 and $70,059.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Missoula, MT (13.5k out of 68.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    11,858 ± 881

  2. Native American

    703 ± 313

  3. Two Or More

    526 ± 227

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

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

39.7k

2017 Value

± 1,664

3.28%

1 Year growth

± 5.77%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Missoula, MT grew at a rate of 3.28%, from 38.4k employees to 39.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Missoula, MT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,042 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (4,044 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,814 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Missoula, MT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Missoula, MT, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,042 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (4,044 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,814 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Missoula, MT has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.52 times higher than expected), Legal Occupations (1.92 times), and Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (1.76 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Missoula, MT, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($61,833), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($55,483), and Legal Occupations ($52,461).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

39.7k

2017 Value

± 1,664

3.28%

1 Year growth

± 5.77%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Missoula, MT grew at a rate of 3.28%, from 38.4k employees to 39.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Missoula, MT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,110 people), Educational Services (5,122 people), and Retail Trade (4,678 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Missoula, MT, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,110 people), Educational Services (5,122 people), and Retail Trade (4,678 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Missoula, MT has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.21 times higher than expected), Information (1.5 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.49 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Missoula, MT, by median earnings, are Utilities ($56,932), Public Administration ($50,851), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($50,208).

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Domestic Trade

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. $6.47B

  2. $6.17B

  3. $5.98B

In 2015, the top outbound Montana product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $6.47B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($6.17B) and Fuel oils ($5.98B).

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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$44.7B

2015 Value

$53.9B

Projected 2045 Value

20.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Montana trade was $44.7B. This is expected to increase 20.7% to $53.9B by 2045.

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. $4.59B

  2. $2.98B

  3. $2.88B

In 2015, the top outbound Montana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was North Dakota with $4.59B, followed by Wyoming with $2.98B and Idaho and $2.88B.

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

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Health

91.1% of the population of Missoula, MT has health coverage, with 48.9% on employee plans, 12.5% on Medicaid, 9.16% on Medicare, 18.3% on non-group plans, and 2.19% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Missoula, MT was $8,221 in 2014. This is a 2.84% increase from the previous year ($7,994).

Primary care physicians in Missoula, MT see 1308 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.305% decrease from the previous year (1312 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1416 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 378 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Glacier County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.8%). Additionally, Big Horn County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (37.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,308 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Montana see an average of 1,308 patients per year. This represents a 0.305% decrease from the previous year (1,312 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Montana in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,221

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,882

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,378

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,238

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Montana (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 2.84%, from $7,994 to $8,221.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

8.94%

Uninsured

48.9%

Employer Coverage

12.5%

Medicaid

9.16%

Medicare

18.3%

Non-Group

2.19%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Missoula, MT declined by 21.1% from 11.3% to 8.94%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Missoula, MT changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.8% prevalence

  2. 13.4% prevalence

  3. 12.3% prevalence

Glacier County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Montana, at 14.8%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Montana by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Missoula, MT is home to a population of 70.8k people, from which 98.3% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Missoula, MT residents were born outside of the country (2.13k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Missoula, MT is composed of 63.3k White Alone residents (89.4%), 2.23k Hispanic or Latino residents (3.14%), 1.95k Two or More Races residents (2.76%), 1.66k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (2.35%), 1.33k Asian Alone residents (1.88%), 332 Black or African American Alone residents (0.469%), 36 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0508%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Missoula, MT are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

32

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Missoula, MT was 32.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 32, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Missoula, MT are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Missoula, MT residents was 33.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    2.13k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Missoula, MT residents (2.13k people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Missoula, MT was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Canada

    4,272 ± 1,601 people

  2. Mexico

    2,817 ± 1,301 people

  3. Philippines

    2,040 ± 1,108 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Montana was Canada, the natal country of 4,272 Montana residents, followed by Mexico with 2,817 and Philippines with 2,040.

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Citizenship

98.3%

2017 Citizenship

98.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.3% of Missoula, MT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Missoula, MT was 98.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    63.3k ± 588

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2.23k ± 427

  3. Two or More Races

    1.95k ± 474

In 2017, there were 28.5 times more White Alone residents (63.3k people) in Missoula, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.23k Hispanic or Latino and 1.95k Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Missoula, MT as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Missoula, MT citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Missoula, MT was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Missoula, MT are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,513 ± 286

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    892 ± 257

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    598 ± 188

Missoula, MT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.7 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Missoula, MT awarded 3,216 degrees. The student population of Missoula, MT is skewed towards women, with 5,485 male students and 6,934 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Missoula, MT are White (2,526 and 80.6%), followed by Unknown (201 and 6.42%), Hispanic or Latino (107 and 3.42%), and Two or More Races (101 and 3.22%).

The largest universities in Missoula, MT by number of degrees awarded are The University of Montana (3,194 and 99.3%) and Modern Beauty School Inc (22 and 0.684%).

The most popular majors in Missoula, MT are General Business Administration & Management (284 and 8.83%), Physical Therapy (161 and 5.01%), and General Psychology (150 and 4.66%).

The median tuition costs in Missoula, MT are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $4,603 and $22,648 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 233 degrees awarded

  2. 132 degrees awarded

  3. 88 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Missoula, MT was General Business Administration & Management with 233 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

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 3,194 degrees awarded

  2. 22 degrees awarded

$4,603

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Missoula, MT institution with the largest number of graduating students was The University of Montana with 3,194 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,421

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,795

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,421 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Missoula, MT, which is 0.792 times less than the 1,795 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Missoula, MT by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,526 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    201 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    107 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Missoula, MT were to White students. These 2,526 degrees mean that there were 12.6 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 201 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Missoula, MT was $253,100 in 2017, which is 1.16 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $241,000 to $253,100, a 5.02% increase. The homeownership rate in Missoula, MT is 47.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Missoula, MT have an average commute time of 15.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Missoula, MT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$43,602

Median Household Income

± $2,372

30.9k

Number of Households

± 1,359

In 2017, the median household income of the 30.9k households in Missoula, MT grew to $43,602 from the previous year's value of $42,389.

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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Housing

Property Value

$253,100

2017 Median

± $6,982

$241,000

2016 Median

± $4,560

In 2017, the median property value in Missoula, MT grew to to $253,100 from the previous year's value of $241,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Missoula, MT compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Missoula, MT the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Missoula, MT 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.

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Rent vs Own

47.2%

2017 Homeownership

47.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 47.2% of the housing units in Missoula, MT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 47.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Missoula, MT compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

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, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

15.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Missoula, MT have a shorter commute time (15.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.28% of the workforce in Missoula, MT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    71.2%

  2. Walked

    7.36%

  3. Carpooled

    6.55%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Missoula, MT was Drove Alone (71.2%), followed by those who Walked (7.36%) and those who Carpooled (6.55%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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