These Are The 100 Biggest Cities In Montana For 2019

Using the latest Census data, we detail the 100 biggest cities in Montana. You can all see a comprehensive list of all 84 cities and places in Montana.

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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:

How We Determined The Largest Cities In Montana

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, MT
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Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Population: 109,082
Population 2010: 101,549
Growth: 7.4%
More on Billings: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

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, MT
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Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Population: 70,847
Population 2010: 65,383
Growth: 8.4%
More on Missoula: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

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, MT
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Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Population: 59,144
Population 2010: 57,873
Growth: 2.2%
More on Great Falls: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

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, MT
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Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Population: 43,132
Population 2010: 36,440
Growth: 18.4%
More on Bozeman: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

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, MT
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Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Population: 30,345
Population 2010: 27,672
Growth: 9.7%
More on Helena: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Helena is the state capital of the U.S. state of Montana and the county seat of Lewis and Clark County.

Kalispell, MT
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Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Population: 21,992
Population 2010: 19,298
Growth: 14.0%
More on Kalispell: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

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, MT
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Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Population: 9,763
Population 2010: 9,261
Growth: 5.4%
More on Havre: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

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.

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Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 1)
Population: 8,622
Population 2010: 8,197
Growth: 5.2%
More on Helena Valley West Central: Homes For Sale | Data

Miles City, MT
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Rank Last Year: 8 (Down 1)
Population: 8,610
Population 2010: 8,308
Growth: 3.6%
More on Miles City: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

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.

Belgrade, MT
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Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Population: 8,026
Population 2010: 7,281
Growth: 10.2%
More on Belgrade: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Now on to numbers 11-100 Biggest in Montana

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:

Detailed List Of The Biggest Cities In Montana

Rank City Current Population 2010 Growth
1 Billings 109,082 101,549 7.4%
2 Missoula 70,847 65,383 8.4%
3 Great Falls 59,144 57,873 2.2%
4 Bozeman 43,132 36,440 18.4%
5 Helena 30,345 27,672 9.7%
6 Kalispell 21,992 19,298 14.0%
7 Havre 9,763 9,261 5.4%
8 Helena Valley West Central 8,622 8,197 5.2%
9 Miles City 8,610 8,308 3.6%
10 Belgrade 8,026 7,281 10.2%
11 Evergreen 7,552 7,446 1.4%
12 Helena Valley Southeast 7,517 7,923 -5.1%
13 Lockwood 7,503 6,580 14.0%
14 Livingston 7,294 7,094 2.8%
15 Whitefish 7,070 6,352 11.3%
16 Laurel 6,885 6,620 4.0%
17 Sidney 6,491 5,052 28.5%
18 Lewistown 5,942 5,954 -0.2%
19 Orchard Homes 5,588 6,259 -10.7%
20 Glendive 5,285 4,899 7.9%
21 Columbia Falls 5,054 4,626 9.3%
22 Bigfork 4,797 4,401 9.0%
23 Polson 4,702 4,468 5.2%
24 Hamilton 4,570 4,326 5.6%
25 Dillon 4,224 4,109 2.8%
26 Four Corners 4,051 2,837 42.8%
27 Helena Valley Northwest 3,949 3,266 20.9%
28 Malmstrom Afb 3,929 4,820 -18.5%
29 Hardin 3,812 3,450 10.5%
30 Lolo 3,525 3,081 14.4%
31 Glasgow 3,361 3,211 4.7%
32 Helena Valley Northeast 3,232 2,649 22.0%
33 Shelby 3,194 3,277 -2.5%
34 Deer Lodge 3,015 3,145 -4.1%
35 Cut Bank 3,009 2,884 4.3%
36 Big Sky 2,904 1,528 90.1%
37 Conrad 2,841 2,582 10.0%
38 Wolf Point 2,792 2,585 8.0%
39 Montana City 2,770 2,505 10.6%
40 Pablo 2,722 2,023 34.6%
41 Libby 2,664 2,681 -0.6%
42 North Browning 2,582 2,686 -3.9%
43 Lakeside 2,459 1,608 52.9%
44 Red Lodge 2,349 2,297 2.3%
45 Columbus 2,320 2,324 -0.2%
46 East Helena 2,265 1,806 25.4%
47 Colstrip 2,253 2,274 -0.9%
48 Lame Deer 2,188 2,115 3.5%
49 Frenchtown 2,122 1,162 82.6%
50 Crow Agency 2,118 923 129.5%
51 East Missoula 2,047 1,830 11.9%
52 Three Forks 2,046 1,503 36.1%
53 Stevensville 2,020 2,199 -8.1%
54 Malta 2,000 2,051 -2.5%
55 Townsend 2,000 2,135 -6.3%
56 Ronan 1,887 2,048 -7.9%
57 West Glendive 1,879 1,996 -5.9%
58 Baker 1,860 1,851 0.5%
59 Plentywood 1,846 1,855 -0.5%
60 Roundup 1,813 1,790 1.3%
61 Forsyth 1,793 1,799 -0.3%
62 Clancy 1,714 1,847 -7.2%
63 Choteau 1,676 1,718 -2.4%
64 Big Timber 1,498 1,781 -15.9%
65 Sun Prairie 1,406 1,764 -20.3%
66 Fort Belknap Agency 1,388 1,455 -4.6%
67 South Browning 1,388 1,838 -24.5%
68 Fort Benton 1,381 1,478 -6.6%
69 Manhattan 1,342 1,396 -3.9%
70 Eureka 1,317 1,196 10.1%
71 Helena West Side 1,286 1,411 -8.9%
72 Scobey 1,268 789 60.7%
73 Thompson Falls 1,130 1,481 -23.7%
74 King Arthur Park 1,125 563 99.8%
75 White Sulphur Springs 1,109 1,147 -3.3%
76 West Yellowstone 1,108 1,100 0.7%
77 Corvallis 1,083 616 75.8%
78 Chinook 1,056 1,418 -25.5%
79 Black Eagle 1,054 857 23.0%
80 Ashland 1,048 796 31.7%
81 Gardiner 1,046 850 23.1%
82 Absarokee 1,022 1,001 2.1%
83 Hays 1,006 628 60.2%
84 Boulder 1,001 1,484 -32.5%

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