Missoula, MT

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
118,541
0.99% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Tester
Democratic Party
US Senator
Steve Daines
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
36.7
1.1% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11.9%
6.08% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$66,840
8.82% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$382,400
16.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
66,207
0.915% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Missoula, MT had a population of 119k people with a median age of 36.7 and a median household income of $66,840. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Missoula, MT grew from 117,379 to 118,541, a 0.99% increase and its median household income grew from $61,423 to $66,840, a 8.82% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Missoula, MT are White (Non-Hispanic) (87.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.13%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (2.01%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.78%), and White (Hispanic) (1.71%).

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 (3,194 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Missoula, MT was $382,400, and the homeownership rate was 58.8%.

Most people in Missoula, MT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Missoula, MT was 2 cars per household.

Missoula, MT borders Kalispell, MT.

About the photo: Sunset picnic overlooking the Clark Fork River, Missoula MT

Population & Diversity

Missoula, MT is home to a population of 119k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.28% of Missoula, MT residents were born outside of the country (3.89k people).

In 2022, there were 21.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (104k people) in Missoula, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.89k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 2.38k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.5%
2022 Citizenship
98.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.5% of Missoula, MT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Missoula, MT was 98.7%, 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)
    104k ± 490
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    4.89k ± 653
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    2.38k ± 468
3.64%
Hispanic Population
4.31k people

In 2022, there were 21.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (104k people) in Missoula, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.89k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 2.38k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.64% of the people in Missoula, MT are hispanic (4.31k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Canada
    3,689 ± 1,489 people
  2. Mexico
    2,900 ± 1,320 people
  3. Germany
    2,151 ± 1,138 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Montana was Canada, the natal country of 3,689 Montana residents, followed by Mexico with 2,900 and Germany with 2,151.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.28%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
3.89k people
3.01%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
3.54k people

As of 2022, 3.28% of Missoula, MT residents (3.89k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Missoula, MT was 3.01%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,604 ± 326
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,972 ± 509
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,170 ± 294

Missoula, MT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.32 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Missoula, MT employs 66.2k people. The largest industries in Missoula, MT are Health Care & Social Assistance (10,387 people), Retail Trade (8,498 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (6,814 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($96,364), Utilities ($62,031), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($61,785).

Males in Montana have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,691. The income inequality in Montana (measured using the Gini index) is 0.463, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

66.2k
2022 Value
± 2,239
0.915%
1 Year growth
± 4.73%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Missoula, MT grew at a rate of 0.915%, from 65.6k employees to 66.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Missoula, MT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,321 people), Management Occupations (7,234 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (6,257 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

66.2k
2022 Value
± 2,239
0.915%
1 Year growth
± 4.73%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Missoula, MT grew at a rate of 0.915%, from 65.6k employees to 66.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Missoula, MT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (10,387 people), Retail Trade (8,498 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (6,814 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

$42,944
Median earning men ± $2,255
$34,339
Median earning women ± $1,834

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($64,634), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($53,553), and Wholesale Trade ($53,224).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($54,115), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($47,323), and Construction ($46,539).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.24%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 508k people employed in Montana. This represents a 2.24% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.8%.

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

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,888
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,096
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 1,007
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

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.

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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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Education

In 2022, universities in Missoula, MT awarded 3,194 degrees. The student population of Missoula, MT in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 3,963 male students and 5,992 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Missoula, MT are White (2,293 and 74%), followed by Asian (321 and 10.4%), Unknown (144 and 4.65%), and Two or More Races (133 and 4.29%).

The largest universities in Missoula, MT by number of degrees awarded are The University of Montana (3,194 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Missoula, MT are Physical Therapy (424 and 13.3%), General Business Administration & Management (123 and 3.85%), and General Studies (111 and 3.48%).

The median tuition cost in Missoula, MT for a public four year colleges is $5,515 for in-state students and $27,168 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Missoula, MT, the percentage of applicants admitted was 95.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 19%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 9,955 (39.8% men and 60.2% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 9,955 students enrolled in Missoula, MT, 39.8% men and 60.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 6,943 records, of which 60.3% were women and 39.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 97 degrees awarded
  2. 67 degrees awarded
  3. 59 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Missoula, MT was General Psychology with 97 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
3,194 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was The University of Montana with 3,194 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,259 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Missoula, MT, which is 0.651 times less than the 1,935 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 2,293 degrees mean that there were 7.14 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 321 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 ($5,515) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,204) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

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 2022, 0.324% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.29% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (252k), Some college (211k), and Bachelors Degree (180k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Missoula, MT was $382,400 in 2022, which is 1.36 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $327,100 to $382,400, a 16.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Missoula, MT is 58.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Missoula, MT have an average commute time of 17.9 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 $66,840. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Missoula, MT was Gallatin County, MT with a value of $83,434, followed by Fallon County, MT and McCone County, MT, with respective values of $79,750 and $79,022.

Property

$382,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,962
$29,672
Median Property Taxes
±$1,181

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.

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Rent vs Own

58.8%
Homeownership
2022
63.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 58.8% of the housing units in Missoula, MT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 58.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Missoula, MT was Gallatin County, MT with a value of $83,434, followed by Fallon County, MT and McCone County, MT, with respective values of $79,750 and $79,022.

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Household Income

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$66,840
Median Household Income
± $1,960
50.4k
Number of Households
± 1,776

In 2022, the median household income of the 50.4k households in Missoula, MT grew to $66,840 from the previous year's value of $61,423.

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
2022 Wage GINI in Montana
0.463
2021 Wage GINI in Montana

In 2022, the income inequality in Montana was 0.463 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0827% growth from 2021 to 2022, 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 2022
  1. Drove Alone (71.6%)
  2. Worked At Home (10.3%)
  3. Carpooled (8.34%)

In 2022, 71.6% of workers in Missoula, MT drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (10.3%) and those who carpooled to work (8.34%).

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Commute Time

17.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Missoula, MT have a shorter commute time (17.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.29% 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

11.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Missoula, MT (13.8k out of 116k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. 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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Health

93.5% of the population of Missoula, MT has health coverage, with 47.5% on employee plans, 14.9% on Medicaid, 12.3% on Medicare, 16.8% on non-group plans, and 2.15% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Montana see 1215 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.02% decrease from the previous year (1240 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1346 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 298 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,215 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Montana

Primary care physicians in Montana see an average of 1,215 patients per year. This represents a 2.02% decrease from the previous year (1,240 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 its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.9% under 18 years, 27.7% between 18 and 34 years, 36.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.9% were men and 50.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.5%
Uninsured
47.5%
Employer Coverage
14.9%
Medicaid
12.3%
Medicare
16.8%
Non-Group
2.15%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Missoula, MT grew by 1.11% from 6.42% to 6.5%.

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