DEMOGRAPHICS

With more than 50,000 local residents in the workforce, Missoula is a demographically diverse city notable for its educated, skilled populace.

  • 41.4% of adult residents have a bachelor’s degree (28.2% national average).
  • 19% of adult residents have a graduate or professional degree (10.4% national average).
  • Education index is 138, compared to 100 for the U.S.
  • 93.9% of adults age 25-plus have completed high school or above.
  • 50,000+ potential employees.
  • 80% employed in white-collar positions such as professional services, health care, business, management, financial operations and sales.
  • Educational, health and social services are top employment sectors at 27%.
  • Manufacturing, wholesale trade and construction make up approximately 13% of employment.
  • Median household income is $37,317 for city residents and $43,895 for county residents; both well below the national median of $52,762 (2011).
  • Total population of 62,415 (2010), with a population growth of 9.4% since 2000.
  • Median age is 32.50 years.

Population

Montana (2011)   998,199
Missoula County (2011) 110,138
Missoula, city (2011) 67,290

Age Breakdown, 2010

Age in years Missoula Missoula
metro area
Younger than 5  4.7%  5.7%
5 to 9  5.8%  5.6%
10 to 14  4.4%  5.1%
15 to 19  6.6%  7.0%
20 to 24  14.5%  10.7%
25 to 34  18.9%  16.1%
35 to 44  11.7%  11.6%
45 to 54  11.8%  13.5%
55 to 59  6.5% 7.8%
60 to 64  4.2% 5.5%
65 to 74 5.0% 6.3%
75 to 84 3.1%  2.9%
85 and older 2.7%  2.1%

(American Community Survey 2010, Missoula.)

 

Family Income, 2011

Missoula
city
Missoula
County
Median family income $58,240 $58,883
Mean family income $73,208 $70,152
TOTAL number households 28,743 45,680
% Family households  52.0% 60.4%
Family households w/ income
Less than $10,000  4.1%   3.8%
$10,000 to $14,999 5.3% 5.1%
$15,000 to $24,999 8.2%  8.2%
$25,000 to $34,999 14.7%  12.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 12.5% 14.5%
$50,000 to $74,999 18.5% 20.9%
$75,000 to $99,999 12.7% 13.1%
$100,000 to $149,999 13.5% 14.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 6.3% 5.3%
$200,000 or more  4.2% 2.8%

(U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 2011 estimates, Missoula.)

 

Highest Level of Education Attainment

(adults, age 25 years and older)

Missoula Missoula County Montana  U.S.
Less than high school diploma 4.4% 5.6% 8.3%  14.4%
High school diploma or equivalent 19.5% 22.3% 29.9% 28.5%
Some college 23.5% 22.5% 25.1% 21.3%
Associate’s degree   7.1% 8.9%  7.9% 7.6%
Bachelor’s degree 24.7% 24.7% 19.8% 17.7%
Graduate / Professional degree 19.0%  16.0% 9.0%        10.4%

(U.S. Census 2010; American Community Survey, 2010, Missoula.)

 

 

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