Montana Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work

What is the population of Montana?

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There are 1,062,637 residents in Montana, with a median age of 47.3. Of this, 50.31% are males and 49.69% are females. US-born citizens make up 96.92% of the resident pool in Montana, while non-US-born citizens account for 2.15%. Additionally, 0.93% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 887,927 people in Montana currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 1,062,637 1.1%
Male Population 534,641 1.1%
Female Population 527,996 1.1%
Male population 50.31%
Female population 49.69%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 47.3 0.6%
Citizen US Born 1,029,914 1.0%
Citizen not US Born 22,818 4.1%
Not Citizen 9,905 -4.5%
Citizen US Born 96.92%
Citizen not US Born 2.15%
Not Citizen 0.93%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 3,369 -1.4%
Moved from Same County 84,854 -1.2%
Moved from Same State 35,908 1.3%
Moved from Different State 39,237 -2.4%
Same House as Last Year 887,927 1.5%
Moved from Abroad 0.32%
Moved from Same County 8.07%
Moved from Same State 3.42%
Moved from Different State 3.73%
Same House as Last Year 84.46%

What are the employment statistics in Montana?

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White-collar workers make up 77.21% of the working population in Montana, while blue-collar employees account for 22.79%. There are also 78,375 entrepreneurs in Montana (15.06% of the workforce); 306,380 workers employed in private companies (58.87%); and 85,603 people working in governmental institutions (16.45%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 401,810 1.7%
Blue Collar 118,617 1.0%
White Collar 77.21%
Blue Collar 22.79%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 78,375 2.4%
Private Companies 306,380 2.2%
Governmental Workers 85,603 -1.4%
Not for Profit Companies 50,069 1.2%
Self Employees 15.06%
Private Companies 58.87%
Governmental Workers 16.45%
Not for Profit Companies 9.62%

How many households are there in Montana?

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There are a total of 436,412 households in Montana, each made up of around 2 members. Family establishments represent 61.28% of these Montana households, while non-family units account for the remaining 38.72%. Additionally, 26.35% of households have children and 73.65% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 436,412 1.9%
Average People Per Household 2 -0.8%
Family Households 267,454 1.4%
Non-family Households 168,958 2.8%
Family Households 61.28%
Non-family Households 38.72%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 114,994 0.8%
Households without Children 321,418 2.3%
Households with Children 26.35%
Households without Children 73.65%

What are the median and average incomes in Montana?

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The average annual household income in Montana is $71,335, while the median household income sits at $53,455 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $62,344, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $63,386. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $36,458 and $42,714, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $71,335 4.4%
Median Household Income $53,455 4.2%
People below Poverty Level 130,626 -1.4%
People above Poverty Level 895,780 1.5%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Montana?

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There are 515,434 housing units in Montana, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1977. Of the 436,412 occupied housing units in Montana, 68.52% are owner-occupied, while 31.48% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 55.93% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $229,600. In general, housing costs reach $653 per month in Montana.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 515,434 0.9%
Median Year Built 1977 0.1%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 70,141 0.0%
Built between 1940 and 1949 24,115 1.9%
Built between 1950 and 1959 46,592 -1.6%
Built between 1960 and 1969 43,096 -1.2%
Built between 1970 and 1979 88,165 -2.6%
Built between 1980 and 1989 57,854 0.6%
Built between 1990 and 1999 71,465 3.3%
Built between 2000 and 2009 74,430 -2.4%
Built in 2010 or Later 39,576 22.4%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 436,412 1.9%
Owner Occupied 299,026 2.5%
Renter Occupied 137,386 0.7%
Owner Occupied 68.52%
Renter Occupied 31.48%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 167,245 1.1%
Without Mortgage 131,781 4.4%
Median Value with Mortgage $229,600 3.8%
Median Value without Mortgage $186,400 12.4%
Median Housing Costs per Month $653 1.1%
With Mortgage 55.93%
Without Mortgage 44.07%

What is the level of education in Montana?

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Approximately 32.64% of the population in Montana holds a high school degree (that's 282,401 residents), while 27.85% have attained a college certificate (240,999 locals) and 19.96% have a bachelor's degree (172,716 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 13,839 -8.7%
Some High School 282,401 -1.8%
Some College 240,999 1.8%
Associate Degree 74,311 4.0%
Bachelor's Degree 172,716 5.5%
Graduate Degree 80,959 5.4%
No High School 1.6%
Some High School 32.64%
Some College 27.85%
Associate Degree 8.59%
Bachelor's Degree 19.96%
Graduate Degree 9.36%

What is the marital status of Montana residents?

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A total of 249,837 people in Montana have never been married (which represents 28.31% of the total population), while 463,764 of them are wedded (52.56%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 10,193 (1.16%) and 108,556 (12.3%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 249,837 0.9%
Married 463,764 1.6%
Separated 10,193 3.2%
Widowed 50,031 -0.3%
Divorced 108,556 1.4%
Never Married 28.31%
Married 52.56%
Separated 1.16%
Widowed 5.67%
Divorced 12.3%

What are the most common means of transportation in Montana?

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The top three means of transportation people in Montana use to get to work are: car, walking and bicycle. A total of 432,707 residents commute by car, 23,719 prefer going to work by walking and 5,857 by bicycle.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 432,707 0.3%
Bus or TrolleyBus 3,665 0.6%
Railroad 3 -81.3%
Ferryboat 26 -73.2%
Bicycle 5,857 -7.1%
Motorcycle 732 -12.8%
TaxiCab 347 3.3%
Walk 23,719 -7.2%

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2019 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

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