10 Largest Cities in Montana

The largest city in Montana is Billings, with a population of 119,706. Indian Springs is the fastest growing city in Montana over the past 10 years, having grown 206.45% since 2010.

Rank Name 2022 Pop. 2010 Census Change Density (mi²) Area (mi²)
1Billings119,706104,17014.91%2,68344.61
2Missoula74,82966,78812.04%2,17134.47
3Great Falls60,83058,5053.97%2,64822.97
4Bozeman56,49537,28051.54%2,77720.34
5Butte34,68833,5253.47%48715.76
6Helena32,87128,19016.61%1,95416.82
7Kalispell25,48419,92727.89%2,12212.01
8Belgrade11,0747,38949.87%2,9083.81
9Anaconda9,4459,2981.58%13736.68
10Havre9,3729,3100.67%2,5273.71
11Helena Valley Southeast9,3568,22713.72%65414.30
12Helena Valley West Central8,8287,88311.99%33426.39
13Miles City8,3428,410-0.81%2,4813.36
14Evergreen8,2557,6168.39%9658.55
15Livingston8,2407,04416.98%1,4615.64
16Whitefish8,0296,35726.30%1,1546.96
17Laurel7,3226,7188.99%3,3932.16
18Lockwood7,2756,7977.03%56612.85
19Sidney6,5785,19126.72%2,0003.29
20Four Corners6,4533,146105.12%60410.68
21Lewistown5,9625,9011.03%1,0425.72
22Columbia Falls5,4324,68815.87%2,4702.20
23Orchard Homes5,4135,1974.16%9625.62
24Bigfork5,2884,27023.84%16931.25
25Polson5,2804,48817.65%1,1654.53
26Helena Valley Northwest4,9493,48242.13%30216.38
27Glendive4,8614,935-1.50%1,3993.47
28Hamilton4,7214,3488.58%1,9482.42
29Lolo4,5013,89215.65%4769.46
30Malmstrom AFB4,2633,47222.78%8335.12
31Helena Valley Northeast3,9772,99532.79%8646.50
32Hardin3,8803,50510.70%1,3052.97
33Big Sky3,8472,30866.68%32120.00
34Dillon3,8304,134-7.35%2,1591.77
35Glasgow3,1923,250-1.78%2,2751.40
36Shelby3,1273,376-7.38%5415.78
37Cut Bank3,0942,8697.84%2,6741.16
38Montana City2,9582,7158.95%8734.10
39Deer Lodge2,9043,111-6.65%2,0211.44
40Libby2,8052,6286.74%1,5231.84
41Lakeside2,7132,6691.65%19314.07
42North Browning2,7012,40812.17%7093.81
43East Missoula2,5272,15717.15%2,0971.21
44Wolf Point2,4972,621-4.73%2,9070.86
45Red Lodge2,2832,1257.44%8422.71
46Conrad2,2682,570-11.75%1,7841.27
47Manhattan2,2001,52044.74%1,2591.75
48Pablo2,1142,254-6.21%4364.85
49Colstrip2,0722,214-6.41%5124.05
50Stevensville2,0401,80912.77%1,5751.29
51Three Forks2,0131,8697.70%1,3811.46
52West Glendive2,0081,9483.08%5223.85
53South Browning2,0061,78512.38%8572.34
54Frenchtown1,9841,8258.71%2956.74
55Ronan1,9711,8715.34%1,6371.20
56East Helena1,9361,984-2.42%4824.02
57Clancy1,8891,66113.73%4839.17
58Lame Deer1,8652,052-9.11%3455.59
59Columbus1,8491,893-2.32%1,3471.37
60Malta1,8321,997-8.26%1,7801.03
61Baker1,8141,7414.19%1,6051.13
62Townsend1,7691,878-5.80%1,1651.52
63Roundup1,7321,788-3.13%1,3401.29
64Choteau1,7291,6842.67%1,1881.46
65King Arthur Park1,711738131.84%3,7850.45
66Bonner-West Riverside1,6961,6631.98%1,1141.52
67Seeley Lake1,6861,6591.63%13812.26
68Crow Agency1,6651,6163.03%2287.31
69Plentywood1,6571,734-4.44%1,2211.36
70Big Timber1,6521,6410.67%1,7920.92
71Forsyth1,6211,777-8.78%1,4071.15
72Fort Belknap Agency1,6211,29325.37%3645.50
73Sun Prairie1,6111,630-1.17%3045.30
74Eureka1,4481,03739.63%1,0921.33
75Fort Benton1,4451,464-1.30%6302.29
76Thompson Falls1,3401,3132.06%8411.59
77West Yellowstone1,2721,2710.08%1,6120.79
78Helena West Side1,2691,637-22.48%9014.16
79Helena Flats1,2381,04318.70%1478.44
80Wheatland1,211568113.20%1674.45
81Boulder1,2051,1831.86%1,0721.12
82Chinook1,1811,203-1.83%2,2580.52
83Marion1,16588631.49%6916.87
84Corvallis1,15597618.34%2,0020.58
85Plains1,1181,0486.68%1,8180.61
86Rocky Boy West1,07289020.45%1975.45
87Churchill1,05690217.07%2973.55
88Somers1,0371,109-6.49%3522.95
89Park City1,0319834.88%1,0780.96
90Hays1,02684321.71%3827.10
91Browning1,0181,0160.20%3,6880.28
92Clinton1,0121,052-3.80%3093.27
93Whitehall1,0001,038-3.66%1,4180.70
94Scobey9951,017-2.16%1,3520.74
95Lincoln9941,013-1.88%5717.55
96Gallatin Gateway98985615.54%1695.85
97Absarokee9701,150-15.65%4562.13
98White Sulphur Springs9599392.13%9640.99
99Black Eagle9579045.86%6201.54
100Harlowton947997-5.02%1,5130.63
101Ennis93383811.34%1,2640.74
102Fairview9088408.10%1,1340.80
103Pioneer Junction890959-7.19%2533.52
104Chester8478470.00%1,7390.49
105Philipsburg8458203.05%9940.85
106Superior8348122.71%8730.95
107Florence8337658.89%1,0850.77
108Hungry Horse8288260.24%5771.43
109Gardiner825875-5.71%1425.79
110Pray81268119.24%2828.63
111Victor7977456.98%1,7830.45
112Darby79572010.42%1,3030.61
113Pinesdale783917-14.61%6041.30
114Fairfield7697088.62%2,5210.30
115Troy769938-18.02%9090.85
116Ashland763824-7.40%3720.67
117Culbertson7617146.58%7431.02
118Harlem761808-5.82%1,8210.42
119St. Ignatius754842-10.45%1,4150.53
120Wye75451147.55%2582.92
121Vaughn75365814.44%2113.58
122Poplar748810-7.65%2,6910.28
123Arlee73663615.72%1146.47
124Ponderosa Pines731336117.56%1839.65
125Havre North7287161.68%2173.35
126Carlton7276944.76%1186.16
127The Silos72750643.68%1425.11
128Ulm719738-2.57%3620.24
129Busby713745-4.30%5014.36
130Sheridan7046429.66%6981.01
131Woods Bay6806612.87%5001.36
132South Hills67051729.59%1145.87
133Bridger652708-7.91%8180.80
134Muddy6526175.67%2328.63
135Pryor6416183.72%1639.80
136Walkerville631675-6.52%2832.23
137Heart Butte6295828.08%1384.56
138Jefferson City62147231.57%2723.22
139Big Sandy6075981.51%1,2730.48
140Circle587615-4.55%7500.78
141Cascade584685-14.74%8900.66
142Worden5825770.87%2951.98
143Coram5785397.24%1563.71
144Joliet573595-3.70%2,0910.27
145Hot Springs5595442.76%1,4560.38
146Terry554605-8.43%7090.78
147Finley Point54248012.92%1274.27
148Valier5345094.91%6170.86
149St. Marie533264101.89%2322.87
150Trego509541-5.91%1051.21
151Shepherd505516-2.13%2272.22
152Belt492597-17.59%1,4560.34
153White Haven483577-16.29%4880.99
154Emigrant461488-5.53%4310.77
155Alberton4584209.05%8370.55
156Broadus454468-2.99%1,2900.35
157Martin City453500-9.40%2621.73
158Riverbend449484-7.23%1143.94
159Spokane Creek44635525.63%2617.41
160Lodge Grass4434283.50%1,7170.26
161Huntley442446-0.90%2911.52
162Wibaux436589-25.98%4061.07
163West Kootenai43436518.90%2716.06
164Kila4303929.69%1083.98
165Rocky Boy's Agency41435516.62%488.58
166Ekalaka41333224.40%4011.03
167Stanford4034010.50%9390.43
168Parker School39834017.06%547.38
169Charlo3873792.11%1941.99
170Evaro38332218.94%2217.16
171Fromberg382438-12.79%8600.44
172Turah37630622.88%2911.29
173Piltzville368395-6.84%4920.75
174St. Pierre3663504.57%458.08
175Batavia364385-5.45%2021.81
176Simms3633542.54%487.61
177Boneau361380-5.00%1522.37
178Jordan3583434.37%1,0260.35
179Lewistown Heights356407-12.53%1512.36
180Yaak35624843.55%1327.85
181East Glacier Park Village352363-3.03%814.36
182Frazer352362-2.76%2171.62
183Clyde Park34028818.06%9370.36
184Rader Creek337363-7.16%1720.25
185Lindisfarne32828415.49%1272.58
186Sunburst325375-13.33%1831.78
187Twin Bridges322375-14.13%3181.01
188Azure32028611.89%714.50
189Beaver Creek31927117.71%704.59
190Augusta3183092.91%3450.92
191Sangrey3183063.92%506.31
192Fortine315325-3.08%447.09
193St. Regis311319-2.51%3630.86
194Nashua3032904.48%4300.70
195Dutton301316-4.75%9530.32
196Lodge Pole30026513.21%2213.39
197Roberts292361-19.11%733.98
198Ballantine287320-10.31%3150.91
199Trout Creek28524217.77%1551.84
200West Havre284316-10.13%1501.89
201Wineglass28425610.94%456.27
202Bainville28320836.06%2821.00
203Bear Dance2832752.91%1022.77
204Jette2772539.49%4480.62
205Kerr27725110.36%3040.91
206Condon273343-20.41%1321.40
207Rudyard2722585.43%2970.92
208Starr School2712527.54%644.23
209Hysham268312-14.10%1,2240.22
210Huson26621026.67%3610.74
211Drummond264309-14.56%4790.55
212Noxon26321820.64%2131.24
213Turtle Lake25920923.92%4330.60
214Elmo25618042.22%8080.32
215Fort Shaw252280-10.00%445.68
216Forest Hill Village24920620.87%1611.54
217Medicine Lake24822510.22%6280.40
218Fox Lake24515855.06%594.17
219Fort Peck2412333.43%2700.89
220Willow Creek23421011.43%862.73
221Elliston2292194.57%288.10
222Big Arm22617727.68%425.42
223Dixon22520310.84%346.63
224Virginia City22519018.42%2370.95
225Little Browning2202066.80%2171.01
226Ryegate219245-10.61%2900.75
227West Glacier219227-3.52%534.14
228Amsterdam21218017.78%782.71
229Kings Point21115139.74%1561.35
230Lima210221-4.98%3830.55
231Gibson Flats2031992.01%683.01
232Wilsall20117812.92%1801.12
233Basin197212-7.08%1512.74
234Froid1971856.49%3160.62
235Geraldine197261-24.52%3440.57
236Denton195255-23.53%2730.71
237Moore1941930.52%6640.29
238Winnett1901824.40%1871.02
239Belfry189218-13.30%1141.67
240Hinsdale189217-12.90%296.46
241Rollins188209-10.05%652.88
242Olney186191-2.62%1401.33
243Wyola186215-13.49%286.73
244Happys Inn18316411.59%199.81
245Plevna18316212.96%3110.59
246Lonepine18116211.73%1313.45
247Power177179-1.12%1181.50
248Conner176216-18.52%991.78
249Reed Point173193-10.36%3110.56
250Sand Coulee173212-18.40%662.62
251Winston17314717.69%335.22
252Fort Smith1721616.83%1251.38
253Hobson171215-20.47%7990.21
254Westby167168-0.60%2970.56
255Paradise1661631.84%6720.25
256Winifred164208-21.15%3130.52
257Highwood163176-7.39%364.54
258Klein163168-2.98%1312.85
259Richey162177-8.47%6280.26
260Belknap1611581.90%344.76
261Joplin1591571.27%1261.26
262Saddle Butte15512821.09%622.51
263Stockett155169-8.28%1061.47
264Kevin1541540.00%4270.36
265Heron151282-46.45%305.09
266Saco151197-23.35%4970.30
267Little Bitterroot Lake146194-24.74%178.43
268Maxville1401307.69%206.97
269Charlos Heights13912015.83%1171.18
270Gildford133179-25.70%1171.14
271Hebgen Lake Estates1337090.00%7230.18
272Hingham13311812.71%7730.17
273Melstone1329637.50%2150.61
274Camp Three130173-24.86%294.45
275Broadview129192-32.81%4920.26
276Pony1291189.32%961.34
277Gallatin River Ranch1276984.06%187.08
278Lavina126187-32.62%1251.01
279Dodson1251240.81%7530.17
280Babb122174-29.89%139.48
281Garrison1199623.96%129.63
282Springhill118130-9.23%422.78
283Avon1141112.70%913.36
284Fallon114164-30.49%225.08
285Rocky Point1139716.49%1860.61
286Brady112140-20.00%363.09
287Custer111159-30.19%3520.32
288Edgar110114-3.51%1650.67
289Grass Range1101100.00%7860.14
290Dayton1088428.57%1980.55
291Judith Gap106126-15.87%3190.33
292Wisdom106988.16%1051.01
293Santa Rita105113-7.08%333.19
294Silesia105969.38%561.88
295Sedan101992.02%260.96
296Swan Lake100113-11.50%137.61
297Corwin Springs99109-9.17%701.41
298Harrison99137-27.74%4360.23
299Sylvanite98103-4.85%175.71
300Toston98108-9.26%382.60
301Turner966157.38%2160.45
302Dupuyer958610.47%204.65
303Indian Springs9531206.45%214.50
304Roy94108-12.96%283.40
305Bearcreek937917.72%8160.11
306De Borgia937819.23%175.59
307Outlook924795.74%741.25
308Birney89137-35.04%615.09
309Crane89102-12.75%352.52
310Sun River89124-28.23%481.86
311Ravalli877614.47%332.63
312Box Elder8587-2.30%1080.79
313Greycliff85112-24.11%1680.51
314Zortman846921.74%213.95
315Ovando83812.47%99.01
316Alder82103-20.39%412.01
317Herron82116-29.31%184.68
318Marysville82802.50%1650.50
319Inverness815547.27%213.90
320Weeksville8183-2.41%282.91
321Bridger8030166.67%223.60
322Antelope785152.94%3860.20
323St. Xavier7883-6.02%145.60
324Cooke City77752.67%89.54
325Whitewater776420.31%731.06
326Geyser7687-12.64%850.89
327Old Agency75107-29.91%1300.57
328Kremlin7498-24.49%1680.44
329Opheim7385-14.12%3490.21
330Rexford72105-31.43%8470.09
331Carter675815.52%232.90
332Sweet Grass675815.52%1360.49
333Logan6699-33.33%1320.50
334Cardwell645028.00%302.15
335Flaxville6171-14.08%7820.08
336Loma6185-28.24%183.42
337Radersburg6166-7.58%2430.25
338Musselshell5960-1.67%232.55
339Rosebud59111-46.85%770.76
340Camas5758-1.72%1040.55
341Lake Mary Ronan5165-21.54%491.05
342Jardine4557-21.05%314.75
343Shawmut42420.00%202.15
344Neihart4151-19.61%211.99
345Sula413710.81%133.27
346Springdale4042-4.76%3030.13
347Craig3943-9.30%1300.30
348Martinsdale3964-39.06%450.87
349Reserve352352.17%261.35
350Kicking Horse34286-88.11%142.42
351Bynum2831-9.68%171.63
352Niarada28273.70%149.48
353Biddle2641-36.59%217.12
354Alzada2529-13.79%490.51
355Stryker2526-3.85%241.03
356Silver Gate1920-5.00%44.36
357Ismay1719-10.53%400.42
358Roscoe16156.67%710.23
359Boyd1535-57.14%670.22
360Elkhorn121020.00%26.74

Top 360 Cities in Montana by Population

Montana is one of the least populated states in the U.S. Its population of 1,052,343 puts it at 44th in terms of population when compared to the other states. Not surprisingly, there is just one city that has a population of over 100,000, which is Billings. As of 2017, this city had a population of 110,263. Coming in second place is Missoula, with a population of over 71,000, followed by Great Falls with a population that’s approaching 60,000 inhabitants. In total there are six cities in Montana with populations of at least 10,000, which includes Helena, the state capital.

There are a total of 129 incorporated municipalities that are designated as cities or towns. These are spread across the state’s 56 counties. Breaking this down further, Montana divides its cities into three different classes: First Class, Second Class, and Third Class. First Class cities have populations of over 10,000, Second Class cities have populations between 5,000 and 10,000, while Third Class cities have populations between 1,000 and 5,000. An increase or decrease in population can lead to a change in classes. Looking at individual municipalities, Ismay in Custer County is the smallest town with a population of just 19 inhabitants, while the smallest city is Judith Gap in Wheatland County, with a population of just 126 people.

Map of Cities in Montana

Montana Cities by First Letter

  1. US Census Annual Estimates - 2020 Estimates Calculated via Linear Projection of Previous Estimates

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