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 home prices are not only among the most expensive in Montana, but Missoula real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
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.
Missoula is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Missoula enrolled in college, Missoula has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.
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 very large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile. That’s because Missoula is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Missoula a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
One of the benefits of Missoula is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.80 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
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.