These Are The 10 Montana Cities With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2018


We scoured the internet to determine the towns and cities in Montana that have the largest Hispanic population in 2018.

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The 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 27.8% increase in the Hispanic population in Montana.

We broke down the most recent census data to determine the cities in Montana with the largest Hispanic population in 2018:

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

Sidney took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in Montana for 2018.

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 most diverse places in Montana.

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How We Determined The Cities In Montana With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2018

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 2012-2016 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. The percentages ranked from 6.9% to 1.1%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of Hispanic population with a higher score being more Hispanic than a lower score. Sidney took the distinction of being the most Hispanic, while Lewistown was the least Hispanic city.

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

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1. Sidney

Sidney, Montana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,407
% Hispanic: 6.91%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 443
Percent Change Since 2010: 119.31%

2. Belgrade

Belgrade, Montana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,874
% Hispanic: 6.68%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 526
Percent Change Since 2010: 373.87%

3. Billings

Billings, Montana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 109,089
% Hispanic: 5.87%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 6,407
Percent Change Since 2010: 30.28%

4. Havre

Havre, Montana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,815
% Hispanic: 4.38%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 430
Percent Change Since 2010: 76.23%

5. Great Falls

Great Falls, Montana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 59,479
% Hispanic: 4.13%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 2,456
Percent Change Since 2010: 54.76%

6. Missoula

Missoula, Montana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 70,117
% Hispanic: 3.52%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 2,470
Percent Change Since 2010: 30.34%

7. Livingston

Livingston, Montana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,210
% Hispanic: 3.34%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 241
Percent Change Since 2010: 54.49%

8. Helena

Helena, Montana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 30,102
% Hispanic: 3.23%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 971
Percent Change Since 2010: 5.09%

9. Laurel

Laurel, Montana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,931
% Hispanic: 3.13%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 217
Percent Change Since 2010: -34.64%

10. Anaconda-Deer Lodge County

Anaconda-Deer Lodge County, Montana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,176
% Hispanic: 3.07%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 282
Percent Change Since 2010: 30.56%

There You Have It – Hispanic Populations Across Montana

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

If you’re curious enough, here are the least Hispanic places in Montana:

  1. Lewistown
  2. Whitefish
  3. Miles City

For more Montana reading , check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Montana

City Rank Population % Hispanic
Sidney 1 6,407 6.91%
Belgrade 2 7,874 6.68%
Billings 3 109,089 5.87%
Havre 4 9,815 4.38%
Great Falls 5 59,479 4.13%
Missoula 6 70,117 3.52%
Livingston 7 7,210 3.34%
Helena 8 30,102 3.23%
Laurel 9 6,931 3.13%
Anaconda-Deer Lodge County 10 9,176 3.07%
Kalispell 11 21,619 3.07%
Bozeman 12 41,761 2.98%
Miles City 13 8,667 2.6%
Whitefish 14 6,859 2.01%
Lewistown 15 5,868 1.12%

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