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Missoula, MT

Missoula is centrist with a liberal slant and has a Democratic representative in Congress
72,125
Missoula Population7
$
36,773
Median Income6
4.8
%
Unemployment Rate16
 

City Score

 

Population

Missoula's under 5 year old population grew by 16% since 2010, making it one of the fastest growing cities for that segment in the United States where the average growth rate is 1%

Age

32.7
Median Age7
10.3
%
Population Growth Since 20107

Proportion of Population by Age Group vs. United States average7

 

Race and Ethnicity

Missoula residents are mostly white and the city is slowly becoming less diverse as the white community has grown by 6.0% since 2010, while the Hispanic community, 2nd largest in the city, has grown by 27.9%

Race

86.3
%
Montana Population, White7
61.1
%
United States population, White7

Population Distribution by Race/Ethnicity7

 

Climate

Missoula's high elevation of 3,209 feet leads to regularly cold weather and little rainfall. The temperature drops to 32°F or below 179 days per year with 14 inches of annual rainfall

Weather

34
%
Chance of Rain10
54
%
Chance of Sunshine3

Average Temperature35

 

Housing

The average home value in Missoula increased by 41% since 2010 which is 2% lower than the national average and 0% lower than the state average

Rent

$
1,450
Monthly Average11
53
%
Renters36

Average Home Value5

 

Taxes

Missoula is a slightly high tax location with no sales tax and property tax 25% lower than the national average, but income tax 50% higher than the national average.

Other

0.84
%
Property Tax20
0.0
%
Sales Tax19
1.25
%
Vehicle Tax20

Effective Income Tax Rate at Various Income Levels (Married, Filing Jointly)37

 

Employment

Missoula has a high employment rate of 95% which is 2% higher than the national average. The largest employers are St. Patrick Hospital Health Sci Cent and Watkins & Shepard Trucking

Income

26.4
%
<$25,0006
8.0
%
$100,000+6

Distribution by Industry16

 

Politics

Missoula is centrist with a liberal slant and has a Democratic representative in Congress

2016 Presidential Election Results38

Representatives

Mayor27 John Engen
Democratic
House of Representative27 Greg Gianforte
Republican
 

Healthcare

The nearest 5-star hospital, St. Patrick Hospital, is 1.4 miles from the center of Missoula, the nearest Veterans Affairs medical center, VA Montana Health Care System, is 91.6 miles away, and the nearest top-rated hospital for cancer care, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance/University of Washington Medical Center, is 394.2 miles away

Medicare-Rated Hospitals (<50 Miles)2

Is Marijuana Legal?

Medical28 Yes
Decriminalized28 No
 

Safety

In Montana, 65.0% of adults live in a household with at least one gun, but gun ownership has marginally increased from 2000 when 64.6% of adults lived in households with guns

Gun Laws

No
Universal Background Checks29
No
Permit to Purchase Law29

Property Crimes and Violent Crimes per 100,000 Residents

 

Recognition

#8 2019 Best Small Cities by Thrillist30
#40 2019 Best Cities to Retire by WalletHub31
 

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