Missoula is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Montana. With a population of 75,516 people and 18 constituent neighborhoods, Missoula is the second largest community in Montana.
Missoula real estate is some of the most expensive in Montana, although Missoula house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Missoula is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Missoula is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Missoula who work in office and administrative support (12.25%), food service (10.60%), and sales jobs (9.47%).
Also of interest is that Missoula has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because there are quite a few people attending college in Missoula, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Missoula provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.
Not only is Missoula a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, creating a decent-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.80 minutes getting to work every day.
Missoula is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 47.93% of adults in Missoula have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Missoula in 2018 was $30,810, which is upper middle income relative to Montana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $123,240 for a family of four. However, Missoula contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Missoula home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Missoula residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Missoula include German, Irish, English, Norwegian, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Missoula is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.