We all love the biggest cities that the Treasure State has to offer. You know the places like Billings and Missoula which make all the headlines.
But there are a bunch of other great large cities in Montana that don't get as much love.
We're going to change that right now.
Using the most recent Census data, we can tell you about all the places in Montana with a focus on the biggest. We update the data each year and this is our fourth time doing this.
You can click here to see a full table of the full of the 100 biggest cities in Montana, along with every other place over 1,000 people big. It is sortable by clicking on the headers.
Read on below to see more on the biggest cities. Or for more reading on places to live in Montana, check out:
We've been ranking and dissecting cities in the Treasure State for over 4 years now -- making this actually the fourth time we've run the numbers. We always use the best data, the US Census. In this case, that means we are using the 2013-2017 American Community Survey.
It what is probably the most simple analysis we run each year, we ranked every place in Montana from biggest to smallest. The biggest city this year? That would be Billings.
The smallest? Boulder, although there are places smaller than 1,000 people not listed here, so keep that in mind as we take a look at the top ten.
Billings is the largest city in the state of Montana, and the principal city of the Billings Metropolitan Area with a population of 166,855. It has a trade area of over half a million people.
Missoula is a city in the U.S. state of Montana and is the county seat of Missoula County. It is located along the Clark Fork River near its confluences with the Bitterroot and Blackfoot Rivers in western Montana and at the convergence of five mountain ranges, thus is often described as the "hub of five valleys". In 2016, the United States Census Bureau estimated the city's population at 72,364 and the population of the Missoula Metropolitan Area at 116,130. In the 1990s, Missoula overtook GreatFalls as Montana-s secondlargest city, behind Billings. Missoula is home to the University of Montana, a public research university.
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. The 2015 census estimate put the population at 59,638. The population was 58,505 at the 2010 census. It is the principal city of the Great Falls, Montana Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses all of Cascade County and has a population of 82,278. Great Falls was the largest city in Montana from 1950 to 1970, when Billings surpassed it. Great Falls remained the second largest city in Montana until 2000, when it was passed by Missoula. Since then Great Falls has been the third largest city in the state.
Bozeman is a city in and the seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States. Located in southwest Montana, the 2010 census put Bozeman's population at 37,280 and by 2016 the population rose to 45,250, making it the fourth largest city in Montana. It is the principal city of the Bozeman, MT Micropolitan Statistical Area, consisting of all of Gallatin County with a population of 97,304. It is the largest Micropolitan Statistical Area in Montana and is the third largest of all of Montana-s statistical areas.
Helena is the state capital of the U.S. state of Montana and the county seat of Lewis and Clark County.
Kalispell is a city in, and the county seat of Flathead County, Montana, United States. The 2015 Census estimates put Kalispell's population at 22,052. The Kalispell Micropolitan Statistical Area has a population of 93,068 and it is the largest city and commercial center of northwest Montana. The name Kalispell is a Salish word meaning "flat land above the lake". Kalispell is also the gateway to Glacier National Park.
Havre is the county seat and largest town in Hill County, Montana, in the United States. It is said to be named after the city of Le Havre in France. As of the 2010 census the population was 9,310, and in 2016 the estimated population was 9,846.
Miles City is a city in and the county seat of Custer County, Montana, United States. The population was 8,410 at the 2010 census.
We hope that you find the big city, or really any city, that's right for you. Below is a list of the rest of the biggest cities along with every other place in Montana.
Have fun snacking around in the Treasure State!
For more reading on Montana, check out:
|8||Helena Valley West Central||8,622||8,197||5.2%|
|12||Helena Valley Southeast||7,517||7,923||-5.1%|
|27||Helena Valley Northwest||3,949||3,266||20.9%|
|32||Helena Valley Northeast||3,232||2,649||22.0%|
|66||Fort Belknap Agency||1,388||1,455||-4.6%|
|71||Helena West Side||1,286||1,411||-8.9%|
|74||King Arthur Park||1,125||563||99.8%|
|75||White Sulphur Springs||1,109||1,147||-3.3%|
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