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 1,077,978 residents in Montana, with a median age of 40. Of this, 50.62% are males and 49.38% are females. US-born citizens make up 96.93% of the resident pool in Montana, while non-US-born citizens account for 2.12%. Additionally, 0.95% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 905,858 people in Montana currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 1,077,978 1.5%
Male Population 545,671 2.2%
Female Population 532,307 0.9%
Male population 50.62%
Female population 49.38%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 40 -0.2%
Citizen US Born 1,044,846 1.5%
Citizen not US Born 22,906 0.4%
Not Citizen 10,226 3.3%
Citizen US Born 96.93%
Citizen not US Born 2.12%
Not Citizen 0.95%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 3,514 4.5%
Moved from Same County 80,332 -5.3%
Moved from Same State 35,192 -1.9%
Moved from Different State 42,025 7.2%
Same House as Last Year 905,858 2.1%
Moved from Abroad 0.33%
Moved from Same County 7.53%
Moved from Same State 3.3%
Moved from Different State 3.94%
Same House as Last Year 84.9%

What are the employment statistics in Montana?

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White-collar workers make up 77.14% of the working population in Montana, while blue-collar employees account for 22.86%. There are also 80,715 entrepreneurs in Montana (15.33% of the workforce); 306,292 workers employed in private companies (58.16%); and 87,937 people working in governmental institutions (16.7%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 406,255 1.2%
Blue Collar 120,386 1.6%
White Collar 77.14%
Blue Collar 22.86%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 80,715 3.1%
Private Companies 306,292 0.0%
Governmental Workers 87,937 2.9%
Not for Profit Companies 51,697 3.3%
Self Employees 15.33%
Private Companies 58.16%
Governmental Workers 16.7%
Not for Profit Companies 9.82%

How many households are there in Montana?

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There are a total of 436,481 households in Montana, each made up of around 2 members. Family establishments represent 61.31% of these Montana households, while non-family units account for the remaining 38.69%. Additionally, 26.16% of households have children and 73.84% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 436,481 0.1%
Average People Per Household 2 1.7%
Family Households 267,591 0.1%
Non-family Households 168,890 0.1%
Family Households 61.31%
Non-family Households 38.69%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 114,178 -0.7%
Households without Children 322,303 0.4%
Households with Children 26.16%
Households without Children 73.84%

What are the median and average incomes in Montana?

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The average annual household income in Montana is $82,237, while the median household income sits at $60,560 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $69,192, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $71,064. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $32,413 and $47,015, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $82,237 7.0%
Median Household Income $60,560 7.1%
People below Poverty Level 129,626 -0.7%
People above Poverty Level 912,873 2.0%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Montana?

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There are 512,553 housing units in Montana, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1979. Of the 436,481 occupied housing units in Montana, 69.06% are owner-occupied, while 30.94% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 55.68% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $282,200. In general, housing costs reach $923 per month in Montana.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 512,553 -0.5%
Median Year Built 1979 0.1%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 68,538 -2.2%
Built between 1940 and 1949 23,206 -3.7%
Built between 1950 and 1959 45,960 -1.3%
Built between 1960 and 1969 41,745 -3.0%
Built between 1970 and 1979 86,349 -1.9%
Built between 1980 and 1989 57,036 -1.3%
Built between 1990 and 1999 70,227 -1.7%
Built between 2000 and 2009 73,012 -1.9%
Built between 2010 and 2019 45,239 N/A
Built in 2020 or Later 1,241 N/A
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 436,481 0.1%
Owner Occupied 301,421 0.9%
Renter Occupied 135,060 -1.6%
Owner Occupied 69.06%
Renter Occupied 30.94%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 167,834 0.4%
Without Mortgage 133,587 1.6%
Median Value with Mortgage $282,200 7.9%
Median Value without Mortgage $235,300 7.3%
Median Housing Costs per Month $923 5.7%
With Mortgage 55.68%
Without Mortgage 44.32%

What is the level of education in Montana?

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Approximately 33.57% of the population in Montana holds a high school degree (that's 283,753 residents), while 24.94% have attained a college certificate (245,580 locals) and 20.91% have a bachelor's degree (176,728 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 13,169 -4.7%
Some High School 283,753 0.6%
Some College 245,580 2.0%
Associate Degree 75,776 2.0%
Bachelor's Degree 176,728 2.4%
Graduate Degree 84,972 5.0%
No High School 1.56%
Some High School 33.57%
Some College 24.94%
Associate Degree 8.97%
Bachelor's Degree 20.91%
Graduate Degree 10.05%

What is the marital status of Montana residents?

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A total of 259,530 people in Montana have never been married (which represents 29.32% of the total population), while 463,838 of them are wedded (52.4%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 10,529 (1.19%) and 111,799 (12.63%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 259,530 4.0%
Married 463,838 0.1%
Separated 10,529 3.7%
Widowed 49,974 -0.0%
Divorced 111,799 3.0%
Never Married 29.32%
Married 52.4%
Separated 1.19%
Widowed 5.65%
Divorced 12.63%

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 432,983 residents commute by car, 22,075 prefer going to work by walking and 5,733 by bicycle.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 432,983 0.1%
Bus or TrolleyBus 3,433 -6.3%
Subway or Elevated 20 N/A
Railroad 4 33.3%
Ferryboat 76 192.3%
Bicycle 5,733 -1.9%
Motorcycle 600 -18.0%
TaxiCab 299 -13.8%
Walk 22,075 -6.7%

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2021 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.