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COMPARE CITIES FOR Montana


Compare city quality of life facts and figures for three of the best places to retire in Montana.

Compare home prices, cost of living, air quality, medical care, water quality, demographics and more. Use the drop down box to make another state comparison.

  




Montana Cities
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City Type
City Type Mountains, Lakes & Rivers, College Town Mountains, Lakes & Rivers, College Town Lakes & Rivers, Mountains na
Population (2016 est.)
Population (Current) 59,178 72,364 4,270 78,040
Population (1990) 55,097 42,918 na 49,272
Land Area (sq mi) 22 28 6 36
Persons Per Square Mile 2,690 2,584 712 2,151
Home Prices
2017 $202,802 $284,530 $324,649 $398,000
Total Appreciation ('01 to '17) 88.5% 113.3% 102.4% 65.0%
Annual Appreciation ('16 to '17) 3.8% 3.2% 13.7% 4.0%
Avg Annual Appreciation ('01 to '17) 4.1% 4.9% 4.5% 3.4%
Big City Prices ('17) $263,000 $243,000 $243,000 $343,000
Bargain Index 62% 95% 108% 94%
Big City Boise Spokane Spokane na
Monthly Rent $1,058 $1,346 $1,215 $1,495
Price/Rent Index 12.9 14.2 17.9 17.9
Cost of Living (2018)
Cost of Living 75% 90% 91% 107%
Air Quality - Annual Avg (2001-2017)
Good Days 314 230 292 72%
Moderate Days 40 104 70 25%
Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days 2 15 2 3%
Unhealthy Days 1 4 1 0%
Very Unhealthy Days 0 0 0 0%
Water Quality (2002-2014)
Good 14% 22% 75% 36%
Threatened 0% 0% 14% 2%
Impaired 86% 78% 11% 62%
Walkability
Walk Score® 43 46 52 45
Nearest Large City
Distance to Nearest City 365 miles 199 miles 240 miles 72 miles
City Spokane Spokane Spokane na
Recreation
National Parks 1 3 1 7
National Campgrounds 10 36 29 26
State Parks 19 7 11 11
Medical Care (2016)
Accredited Hospitals 3 2 0 4
Building Permits (single family homes)
2016 48 223 187 346
2015 39 187 149 324
Gain ('15 to '16) 23% 19% 26% 6%
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Population Distribution (2010)
Median Age (yrs) 39 31 51 37
White 88.5% 92.1% 96.1% 80.7%
Black or African American 1.1% 0.5% 0.5% 7.2%
Native American Indian and Alaska Native 5.0% 2.8% 0.6% 0.8%
Asian 0.9% 1.2% 0.4% 3.6%
Native Hawaiian 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
Other Race 0.6% 0.5% 0.6% 4.4%
Multiple Races 3.8% 2.8% 1.7% 3.0%
Hispanic or Latino 3.4% 2.9% 2.5% 11.6%
Income and Housing (2010)
Family Income $53,156 $54,478 $69,522 $69,596
Occupied Housing 94% 95% 59% 83%
Vacant Housing 6% 5% 41% 17%
Home Ownership 63% 48% 74% 55%
Persons Per Family 2.92 2.80 2.70 2.90
Taxes (2018)
Local and State 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 6.8%
Local, State and Federal 101 days 101 days 101 days 113 days
Climate - Average Temperatures (1971-2000)
Climate Type Cool & Dry Cool & Dry Cool & Dry Temperate & Humid
January Low Temp 11 F 17 F 22 F 27 F
July High Temp 82 F 82 F 80 F 86 F
Annual Precipitation 15 in 17 in 22 in 35 in
Elevation 3,664 ft 3,420 ft 2,910 ft 1,652 ft
Natural Hazard Risk
Total Hazard Risk Lower Moderate Moderate Moderate
Earthquake 2% 15% 35% 10.9%
Tsunami No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk
Hurricane 0 0 0 10
Flood Moderate Very High High Very High
Tornado Very Low Very Low Very Low Low
Volcano No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk
Wildfire High High High Low
Man-Made Hazard Risk (Nuclear)
Nearby Reactors 0 0 0 2
Crimes per 10,000 Population - Annual Avg (2001-2017)
Violent Crimes 33 36 na 40
Property Crimes 531 438 na 397
Home Energy Use - Annual Avg (1971-2000)
Heating Degree Days 7,828 7,562 7,140 4,662
Cooling Degree Days 288 298 288 1,253
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