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Montana State Profile

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Population

  • With 935,670 residents in 2005, Montana is the 44th most populated state in the U.S.
  • The total population of Montana grew 3.7 percent from 2000 to 2005 – a growth rate below the U.S. average of 5.3 percent.
  • The population in Montana is becoming slightly more diverse. The percentage of Whites is declining and the percentages of Hispanics and Native Americans are growing (see below)

Distribution (%) of Total Population by Race/Ethnicity from 2000 to 2005
Race/Ethnicity 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
White 89.7% 89.5% 89.4% 89.2% 89.1% 89.0%
Hispanic, Latino 2.0% 2.1% 2.2% 2.3% 2.4% 2.4%
African-American 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3%
Native American, AK Native 6.1% 6.1% 6.2% 6.2% 6.3% 6.3%
Asian, Pacific Islander 0.5% 0.5% 0.5% 0.6% 0.6% 0.6%
Two or More Races 1.4% 1.4% 1.4% 1.4% 1.4% 1.4%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates

Montana - Cities and Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs)

  • The largest city in Montana is Billings with 146,593 residents in 2005 – the 257th largest metropolitan area in the U.S.
  • The second largest metropolitan area in Montana is Missoula with 100,086 residents – the 337th largest MSA in the U.S.
  • Great Falls had 79,569 residents in 2005 – the 354th largest MSA in the U.S.

Montana - Income and Poverty

  • In 2004, Montana had the 10th lowest personal income per capita among the 50 states ($27,657 per resident).
  • Montana’s personal income relative to the U.S. fell from 94 percent in 1975 to 77 percent in 2000, and recovered to 84 percent in 2004 – but still remains well below the U.S. average (see below).

Personal Income per Capita in Montana as a Percent of the U.S. Average from 1960 to 2004
Montana per capita income map
Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

  • Among the 50 states, Montana has the 14th highest percentage of its total population living in poverty (14.4%) and the 15th highest percentage of children under 18 living in poverty (20.1%) – 2005 American Community Survey.

Montana - Educational Attainment

  • In 2005, Montana ranked 4th among the 50 states in the percentage of its adults aged 25 to 64 with at least high school diploma (93.3%).
  • Montana ranked 25th in the percentage of adults aged 25 to 64 with a bachelor’s degree or higher (28.0%) and 33rd in the percentage with a graduate or professional degree (8.3%).
  • Relative to the U.S. average, Montana has larger percentages of adults who have completed high school, some college, associates, and bachelor’s degrees (see below).

Educational Attainment of 25 to 64 Year Olds in 2005 – Montana and the U.S. Average
Montana education attainment
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey

Montana - Workforce and Economy

  • In 2005, Montana had the 5th lowest unemployment rate of all states – 3.6 percent compared to the U.S. average of 5.1 percent. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • Relative to the U.S. average, Montana has larger percentages of its workforce employed in service, farming and fishing, and construction and extraction occupations, and smaller percentages employed in all other occupational categories (see below).

Distribution (%) of Employment by Occupation in 2005
Distribution (%) of Employment by Occupation in 2005
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey

  • By industry in Montana – relative to the U.S. average – there are larger percentages of employment in public administration, arts and recreation, retail trade, construction, and agriculture industries (see below).

Distribution (%) of Employment by Industry in 2005
Distribution (%) of Employment by Industry in 2005
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey

  • Montana ranked 37th among the states on the Progressive Policy Institute’s 2002 State New Economy Index – an index that measures the degree to which states are structured according to the new “knowledge-based” economy. (Located at: http://www.neweconomyindex.org/states/index.html)

Montana - Health and Well-Being

  • 19.1 percent of Montana residents do not have health insurance – the 5th highest percentage in the U.S. (2005 Current Population Survey)
  • 19.7 percent of Montana residents are overweight enough to be labeled obese – the 5th lowest rate in the U.S. lower than the national average of 23.1 percent (Centers for Disease Control)
  • In Montana, 202 per 100,000 residents died of cancer during the years 2000 to 2002 – about the same as the U.S. average of 204 per 100,000 residents (Centers for Disease Control).
  • A higher proportion of Montana residents (294 of 100,000) died of cardiovascular complications from 2000 to 2002 – but lower than the national rate of 333 per 100,000 residents (Centers for Disease Control).
  • On the 2005 America’s Health Rankings (United Health Foundation), Montana ranked 21st among the states in overall health. The state rankings and measures can be accessed at http://www.unitedhealthfoundation.org/ahr2005.html.

Montana - Crime and Corrections

  • In 2004, Montana had the 18th lowest rate of violent crime among the 50 states (294 incidences per 100,000 residents). The U.S. rate was 466 incidences per 100,000 residents. (FBI, Uniform Crime Reports)
  • In the same year, there were 2,936 incidences of property crime per 100,000 residents in Montana – the 18th lowest rate among states and below the U.S. average of 3,517.
  • Montana had the 25th highest incarceration rate per capita in 2004 – with 418 prisoners under federal and state jurisdiction per 100,000 residents. The rate of incarceration in Montana has remained below the U.S. average since 1980 (see below).

Number of Prisoners (Federal and State) Per 100,000 Residents – Montana and the U.S. Average
Number of Prisoners (Federal and State) Per 100,000 Residents – Montana and the U.S. Average
Sources: U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau

Montana Counties

State averages often mask vast disparities within states. For example, the personal income per capita in Montana ranges from $19,006 in Petroleum County to $31,220 in Yellowstone County. Also, the percentage of adults aged 25 to 64 with a bachelor’s degree or higher ranges from 13.4 percent in Mineral County to 43.1 percent in Gallatin County.

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