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Population Statistics

Updated: August 10, 2020

GENERAL

  • 2018 Resident Population Estimate: 1,062,305
  • 2010 Resident Population Census: 989,415

The following statistics are from the 2010 census:/

GENDER

  • Male Population: 50.2%
  • Female Population: 49.8%

AGE

  • Under 18 years old: 22.1%
  • Age 18 years and over: 77.4%
  • 65 years old and over: 14.8%
  • Median Age: 39.8

HOUSING

  • Total housing units: 482,825
  • Total households: 409,607
  • Average Family Size: 2.91

RACE

  • White: 89.4%
  • Black/African American: 0.4%
  • Native American (American Indian/Alaska Native): 6.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 2.9%
  • Asian: 0.6%
  • Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Two or more races: 2.5%

ANCESTRY

Ancestry is a broad concept that can mean different things to different people; it can be described alternately as where their ancestors are from, where they or their parents originated, or simply how they see themselves ethnically. Some people may have one distinct ancestry, while others are descendants of several ancestry groups, and still others may know only that their ancestors were from a particular region of the world or may not know their ethnic origins at all.

Montana's population reflects its colorful history. According to the Census Bureau, the following are Montana's largest ancestries as presented in the population data collected by Census 2010:

  • German: 29.1%
  • Irish: 16.1%
  • English: 13.0%
  • Norwegian: 9.9%
  • American Indian: 6.1%

Many Montanans also claim French, Swedish, Scottish, Dutch, and Scotch-Irish ancestry, but these are not among top five.

EDUCATION

  • High school graduates, 2013: 92.1%
  • College graduates, 2013: 28.7%

LABOR FORCE

  • June of 2015
    Unemployment Rate: 3.9%
    Civilian Labor Force: 524,934
    Employed: 504,627
    Unemployed: 20,307

    ECONOMIC

  • Per capita personal income, 2013: $39,366
  • Median household income, $46,230
  • Median family income, $59,743
  • People below poverty 14.8%

All data compiled by the Census and Economic Information Center and Census Bureau .

Updated: August 10, 2020

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