Montana Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2020


We scoured the internet to determine the towns and cities in Montana that have the largest Hispanic/Latino population in 2019

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2020. This is our third time ranking the cities in Montana with the largest Hispanic/Latino population.

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The Latino and Hispanic community is one of the fastest growing communities in America this decade.

According to the most recent American Community Survey, there are now some 6.3M more Hispanics living in America than in 2010.

That's the largest absolute growth and a 14.9% increase. The percentage growth is the third largest percentage change for any race according to the Census's race and ethnicity definition.

But how has the increase impacted montana? Where cities and towns in montana have seen the greatest increase in it's Hispanic population?

Turns out there's been a 43.1% increase in the Hispanic population in montana.

Here are the cities in montana with the largest Hispanic population in 2020:

  1. Belgrade (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Sidney (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Billings (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Great Falls (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Laurel (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Helena (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Livingston (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Havre (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Lewistown (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Anaconda-Deer Lodge County (Photos | Homes For Sale)

What's the city in montana with the largest hispanic/latino population? Belgrade took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in montana for 2020.

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.

To see where montana ranked as a state on diversity, we have a ranking of the most diverse states in America.

And if you already knew these places were Hispanic, check out the best places to live in montana or the safest places in montana.

Belgrade, MT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 8,345
% Hispanic/Latino: 6.96%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 581
Percent Change Since 2010: 423.42%
More on Belgrade: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Sidney, MT

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 6,475
% Hispanic/Latino: 6.93%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 449
Percent Change Since 2010: 122.28%
More on Sidney: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Sidney is a city in and the county seat of Richland County, Montana, United States, less than 10mi away from the North Dakota border. The population was 5,191 at the 2010 census. The city lies along the Yellowstone River and is in proximity to the badlands of the Dakotas. Sidney is approximately midway between Glendive, Montana and Williston, North Dakota.

Billings, MT

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 109,431
% Hispanic/Latino: 6.36%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 6,962
Percent Change Since 2010: 41.56%
More on Billings: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Great Falls, MT

Overall SnackAbility

8
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Population: 58,990
% Hispanic/Latino: 4.64%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,740
Percent Change Since 2010: 72.65%
More on Great Falls: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Laurel, MT

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,849
% Hispanic/Latino: 4.12%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 282
Percent Change Since 2010: -15.06%
More on Laurel: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Laurel is a city in Yellowstone County, Montana, United States. It is the third largest community in the Billings Metropolitan Statistical Area, and is located in the Yellowstone Valley, as an east-west terminal division point of the Burlington-Northern Railroad. The population was 6,781 at the 2010 census.

Helena, MT

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 31,212
% Hispanic/Latino: 4.0%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,248
Percent Change Since 2010: 35.06%
More on Helena: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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

Livingston, MT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,478
% Hispanic/Latino: 3.99%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 298
Percent Change Since 2010: 91.03%
More on Livingston: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Livingston is a city and the county seat of Park County, Montana, United States. Livingston is located in southwestern Montana, on the Yellowstone River, north of Yellowstone National Park. The population was 7,044 at the 2010 census.

Havre, MT

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 9,762
% Hispanic/Latino: 3.95%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 386
Percent Change Since 2010: 58.2%
More on Havre: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Lewistown, MT

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 5,895
% Hispanic/Latino: 3.46%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 204
Percent Change Since 2010: 96.15%
More on Lewistown: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Lewistown is a city in and the county seat of Fergus County, Montana, United States. The population was 5,901 at the 2010 census. Lewistown is located in central Montana, the geographic center of the state, southeast of Great Falls. First planned in 1882, it was the site of an 1880s gold rush.

Anaconda-Deer Lodge County, MT

Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 9,100
% Hispanic/Latino: 3.36%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 306
Percent Change Since 2010: 41.67%
More on Anaconda-Deer Lodge County: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

How We Determined The Cities In montana With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2020

We still believe in the accuracy of data -- especially from the census. So that's where we went to get the breakdown of race across montana.

That lead us to the Census's most recently available data, the 2014-2018 American Community Survey data from the US Census.

Specifically, we looked at table B03002: Hispanic OR LATINO ORIGIN BY RACE. Here are the category names as defined by the Census:

  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White alone*
  • Black or African American alone*
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone*
  • Asian alone*
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone*
  • Some other race alone*
  • Two or more races*
* Not Hispanic or latino

Our particular column of interest here was the number of people who identified as Hispanic or Latino.

We limited our analysis to non-CDPs with a population greater than 5,000 people. That left us with 15 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 7.0% to 1.9%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of Hispanic or Latino population with a higher score being more Hispanic or Latino than a lower score. Belgrade took the distinction of being the most Hispanic or Latino, while Whitefish was the least Hispanic or Latino city. You can download the data here.

Read on for more information on how the cities in montana ranked by population of Hispanic or Latino residents or, for a more general take on diversity in America, head over to our ranking of the most diverse cities in America.

There You Have It - Hispanic or Latino Populations Across Montana

If you're looking for a breakdown of Latino populations across Montana according to the most recent data, this is an accurate list.

If you're curious enough, here are the least Hispanic or Latino places in Montana:

  1. Whitefish
  2. Miles City
  3. Kalispell

For more Montana reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Montana

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Belgrade 6.96% 8,345
2 Sidney 6.93% 6,475
3 Billings 6.36% 109,431
4 Great Falls 4.64% 58,990
5 Laurel 4.12% 6,849
6 Helena 4.0% 31,212
7 Livingston 3.99% 7,478
8 Havre 3.95% 9,762
9 Lewistown 3.46% 5,895
10 Anaconda-Deer Lodge County 3.36% 9,100
11 Missoula 3.36% 72,125
12 Bozeman 3.26% 45,121
13 Kalispell 3.19% 22,621
14 Miles City 3.1% 8,576
15 Whitefish 1.94% 7,309

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