100 Biggest Cities In Montana For 2020

Using the latest Census data, we detail the 100 biggest cities in Montana. You can all see a comprehensive list of all 83 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? West Yellowstone, 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: 109,431
Population 2010: 101,549
Growth: 7.8%
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.

Review Of Billings by HomeSnacks User

I've had a brother that lived in Billings MT and we have cousins that live in Malta and Chinook MT. Anytime we've ever been there we've always enjoyed the different beauty and life style.

Farming is on the range there and farming in other places have different ways to raising their animals but they all come out the same if it's for the same purpose


Missoula, MT
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Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Population: 72,125
Population 2010: 65,383
Growth: 10.3%
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.

Review Of Missoula by HomeSnacks User

When I visited Missoula, MT at the age of ten, I had gone to visit a close aunt during my summer vacation. The city of Missoula was a bustling, mountainous area that was so scenic and beautiful, that it was breathtaking. I had never seen anything like it, and I am from the big city. I did not experience any crime or racism in the community of Missoula, MT. Everyone was incredibly friendly and there was a multitude of things to do. I love nature, so my aunt took me on many hiking and walking trails, while we walked her dog, Phoenix.

The area is a perfect place for families that prefer their privacy. Most homes were on a hill with a lot of grass to enclose each property. Basically, no loud, disruptive neighbors, which is a plus. If country living is not your thing, I would still suggest visiting Missoula, MT, just to experience the beautiful nature and the crisp fresh air. I have never breathed such clean air in my life.

My favorite places in Missoula, MT, are the hiking and walking trails. I love looking at beautiful nature. I feel in tune when I am around nature, animals and trees. I really love it. The only bad side to Missoula, MT, is the lack of diversity. I believe if more people knew about the scenic mountains, and beautiful landscapes, more groups of diverse cultures would visit, if not to see the views, but the hike the hills and smell the air. The air smells so pure.


Great Falls, MT
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Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Population: 58,990
Population 2010: 57,873
Growth: 1.9%
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.

Review Of Great Falls by HomeSnacks User

One of my sisters and her family live in Great Falls and I have cousins in Montana as well. I've been there in the summer and the winter and have loved both. I grew up in Minnesota, lived in Massachusetts, and now live in Pennsylvania. Montana is my dream. I get there every few years and next year am taking my wife, who has never been there. I may never get to live there but when I die my ashes will be spread in the mountains there!


Bozeman, MT
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Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Population: 45,121
Population 2010: 36,440
Growth: 23.8%
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.

Review Of Bozeman by HomeSnacks User

Lived in Bozeman, on a ranch, for many years. Now in California. Will never stop missing Montana's beautiful mountains, friendly folk. If you do decide to move there, better be prepared for some cold winters!


Helena, MT
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Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Population: 31,212
Population 2010: 27,672
Growth: 12.8%
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: 22,621
Population 2010: 19,298
Growth: 17.2%
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.

Review Of Kalispell by HomeSnacks User

I think it's an understatement to say that visiting Kalispell for about a month was the best experience of my life as it is truly a beautiful place. I loved visiting Glacier National Park that is literally ten minutes away from the city and the local campus of the University Of Montana is nearby as well and it is rated as one of the top colleges in the nation. Also just being surrounded by the beautiful mountains and scenery around me made me feel relaxed and calm.

What stood out out to me the most were the beautiful scenery and nature and wildlife that the city of Kalispell had to offer and therefore I have to say it was a great experience and nothing was bad about it.


Havre, MT
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Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Population: 9,762
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.

Anaconda-Deer Lodge County, MT
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Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Population: 9,100
Population 2010: 9,270
Growth: -1.8%
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Deer Lodge County is a county in the U.S. state of Montana. As of the 2010 census, the population was 9,298. It forms a consolidated city-county government with its county seat of Anaconda. The county was founded in 1865.

Miles City, MT
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Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Population: 8,576
Population 2010: 8,308
Growth: 3.2%
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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8
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Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 1)
Population: 8,345
Population 2010: 7,281
Growth: 14.6%
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 109,431 101,549 7.8%
2 Missoula 72,125 65,383 10.3%
3 Great Falls 58,990 57,873 1.9%
4 Bozeman 45,121 36,440 23.8%
5 Helena 31,212 27,672 12.8%
6 Kalispell 22,621 19,298 17.2%
7 Havre 9,762 9,261 5.4%
8 Anaconda-Deer Lodge County 9,100 9,270 -1.8%
9 Miles City 8,576 8,308 3.2%
10 Belgrade 8,345 7,281 14.6%
11 Helena Valley West Central 8,277 8,197 1.0%
12 Helena Valley Southeast 8,067 7,923 1.8%
13 Evergreen 7,907 7,446 6.2%
14 Lockwood 7,479 6,580 13.7%
15 Livingston 7,478 7,094 5.4%
16 Whitefish 7,309 6,352 15.1%
17 Laurel 6,849 6,620 3.5%
18 Sidney 6,475 5,052 28.2%
19 Lewistown 5,895 5,954 -1.0%
20 Orchard Homes 5,859 6,259 -6.4%
21 Glendive 5,232 4,899 6.8%
22 Columbia Falls 5,225 4,626 12.9%
23 Polson 4,843 4,468 8.4%
24 Hamilton 4,628 4,326 7.0%
25 Bigfork 4,626 4,401 5.1%
26 Four Corners 4,336 2,837 52.8%
27 Dillon 4,244 4,109 3.3%
28 Helena Valley Northwest 4,163 3,266 27.5%
29 Malmstrom Afb 4,116 4,820 -14.6%
30 Hardin 3,842 3,450 11.4%
31 Lolo 3,780 3,081 22.7%
32 Glasgow 3,348 3,211 4.3%
33 Helena Valley Northeast 3,201 2,649 20.8%
34 Shelby 3,160 3,277 -3.6%
35 Big Sky 3,098 1,528 102.7%
36 Cut Bank 3,007 2,884 4.3%
37 Deer Lodge 2,976 3,145 -5.4%
38 Wolf Point 2,799 2,585 8.3%
39 Montana City 2,796 2,505 11.6%
40 North Browning 2,720 2,686 1.3%
41 Libby 2,663 2,681 -0.7%
42 Pablo 2,655 2,023 31.2%
43 Conrad 2,531 2,582 -2.0%
44 Colstrip 2,446 2,274 7.6%
45 Frenchtown 2,330 1,162 100.5%
46 Columbus 2,324 2,324 0.0%
47 Red Lodge 2,277 2,297 -0.9%
48 Stevensville 2,163 2,199 -1.6%
49 Lakeside 2,160 1,608 34.3%
50 Lame Deer 2,156 2,115 1.9%
51 East Missoula 2,132 1,830 16.5%
52 Malta 2,090 2,051 1.9%
53 Townsend 2,069 2,135 -3.1%
54 Clancy 1,986 1,847 7.5%
55 Ronan 1,985 2,048 -3.1%
56 Crow Agency 1,928 923 108.9%
57 Three Forks 1,922 1,503 27.9%
58 Choteau 1,866 1,718 8.6%
59 Plentywood 1,858 1,855 0.2%
60 Roundup 1,817 1,790 1.5%
61 East Helena 1,808 1,806 0.1%
62 West Glendive 1,803 1,996 -9.7%
63 Big Timber 1,739 1,781 -2.4%
64 Baker 1,727 1,851 -6.7%
65 Bonner-West Riverside 1,726 1,644 5.0%
66 Forsyth 1,673 1,799 -7.0%
67 South Browning 1,522 1,838 -17.2%
68 Sun Prairie 1,515 1,764 -14.1%
69 Fort Belknap Agency 1,514 1,455 4.1%
70 Manhattan 1,506 1,396 7.9%
71 Fort Benton 1,462 1,478 -1.1%
72 Eureka 1,405 1,196 17.5%
73 Helena West Side 1,320 1,411 -6.4%
74 Seeley Lake 1,256 1,374 -8.6%
75 King Arthur Park 1,239 563 120.1%
76 Thompson Falls 1,231 1,481 -16.9%
77 Scobey 1,162 789 47.3%
78 Corvallis 1,143 616 85.6%
79 Somers 1,088 969 12.3%
80 Harlowton 1,076 888 21.2%
81 Chester 1,073 765 40.3%
82 Black Eagle 1,027 857 19.8%
83 West Yellowstone 1,016 1,100 -7.6%

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