Living in Great Falls, MT

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Great Falls SnackAbility

7
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
7/10
Housing
6
Affordability
7
Diversity
7
Safety
N/A
Amenities
9
Education
8
Commute
10

Great Falls, MT Cost Of Living

95
Great Falls's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average

Great Falls, Montana Info Snack

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.
Population
58,990
Unemployment
4.1%
Poverty
14.5%
Median Home
$168,900
Median Income
$45,620
Median Rent
$701

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Rankings for Great Falls in Montana

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Map Of Great Falls, MT

Population over time in Great Falls

Year Population % Change
2017 58,990 -0.3%
2016 59,144 -0.6%
2015 59,479 -0.1%
2014 59,563 0.9%
2013 59,017 0.4%
2012 58,811 0.5%
2011 58,498 0.5%
2010 58,207 0.6%
2009 57,873 -

Race / Ethnicity in Great Falls

White
84.5% (49,842)
African American
0.9% (504)
American Indian
5.3% (3,116)
Asian
0.9% (529)
Hawaiian
0.1% (48)
Other
0.0% (20)
Two Or More
3.7% (2,191)
Hispanic
4.6% (2,740)
Race Great Falls MT USA
White 84.5% 86.3% 61.1%
African American 0.9% 0.4% 12.3%
American Indian 5.3% 6.2% 0.7%
Asian 0.9% 0.7% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Two Or More 3.7% 2.5% 2.4%
Hispanic 4.6% 3.7% 17.8%

Household Income For Great Falls, Montana

Less than $10,000
7.0% (411,280)
$10,000 to $14,999
5.9% (350,035)
$15,000 to $24,999
13.0% (767,968)
$25,000 to $34,999
12.9% (762,922)
$35,000 to $49,999
15.3% (901,698)
$50,000 to $74,999
18.2% (1,073,275)
$75,000 to $99,999
9.7% (571,618)
$100,000 to $149,999
11.5% (678,280)
$150,000 to $199,999
3.1% (182,816)
$200,000 or more
3.4% (199,103)
Income Great Falls MT USA
Less than $10,000 7.0% 6.4% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 5.9% 5.3% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 13.0% 10.6% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 12.9% 11.1% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 15.3% 14.4% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 18.2% 19.1% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 9.7% 12.2% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 11.5% 12.6% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 3.1% 4.3% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 3.4% 4.0% 7.0%

Gender in Great Falls

Female
50.5% (29,790)
Male
49.5% (29,200)
Gender Great Falls MT USA
Female 50.5% 49.7% 50.8%
Male 49.5% 50.3% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Great Falls for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
4.0% (2,359)
9-12th Grade
6.0% (3,539)
High School / GED
31.0% (18,286)
Some College
25.0% (14,747)
Associate's Degree
9.0% (5,309)
Bachelor's Degree
17.0% (10,028)
Master's Degree
7.0% (4,129)
Professional Degree
1.0% (589)
Doctorate Degree
0.0% (0)
Education Great Falls MT USA
< 9th Grade 4.0% 2.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 6.0% 5.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 31.0% 29.0% 27.0%
Some College 25.0% 24.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 9.0% 9.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 17.0% 21.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 7.0% 7.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.0% 1.0% 1.0%

2 Reviews & Comments About Great Falls

Overall User Rating
5.0
/5

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!


HomeSnacks User

"My family have lived in Montana since the about 1880. Uncle Charlie Babcock came here as an Indian trader. not that he traded Indians, but then maybe he did. After uncle Charlie came his nephew Albert Stevenson who founded the town of Lodge Grass, where I grew up. Montana has the big sky and lots of open space. On can ride horseback for miles and never see anyone, just like when this earth was created. One can stop and go skinny dipping in the Little Bighorn just for the fun of it. It hasn't changed since Custer lost his battle with the Indians.

We live in Great Falls now and enjoy fishing and canoeing on the Mighty Missouri.

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