Montana Cities by Population (2024)

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City
Rank
2024 Population
2020 Census
Annual Change
Density (mi²)
Area (mi²)
Type
Billings1122,077117,2241%2,67945.57City
Missoula278,87674,3981.44%2,26634.81City
Great Falls360,41460,446-0.01%2,61223.13City
Bozeman458,45953,8412.01%2,73521.38City
Butte-Silver Bow (balance)536,07734,5731.05%50715.76City
Helena635,20432,2442.15%2,08416.89City
Kalispell731,54024,9245.53%2,48612.69City
Belgrade813,11510,6914.84%2,6964.87City
Anaconda-Deer Lodge County99,7579,4200.87%13736.68City
Whitefish109,5997,8554.76%1,3377.18City
Helena Valley Southeast119,4908,5460.61%44221.47CDP
Havre129,3289,336-0.02%2,5153.71City
Livingston139,0528,4761.62%1,5096City
Evergreen148,6128,4160.57%1,0078.55CDP
Miles City158,4648,3600.31%2,5183.36City
Helena Valley West Central168,3708,0420.99%31726.39CDP
Lockwood177,8558,2063.03%61112.86CDP
Laurel187,1857,217-0.11%2,7582.60City
Lewistown196,2085,9710.96%1,0855.72City
Helena Valley Northwest206,0304,2567.95%36816.38CDP
Sidney216,0286,362-1.37%1,8343.29City
Columbia Falls225,8335,3921.92%2,5572.28City
Polson235,7615,1682.64%1,2834.49City
Four Corners245,5954,859-0.32%51610.84CDP
Orchard Homes255,4555,4801.77%9715.62CDP
Hamilton265,4494,7243.44%2,1422.54City
Bigfork275,1734,7332.17%16631.25CDP
Lolo285,0434,0644.89%5339.46CDP
Helena Valley Northeast294,9713,5197.88%9353.24CDP
Glendive304,7734,863-0.48%1,3743.47City
Malmstrom AFB314,6473,9024.1%9105.11CDP
Dillon324,2733,8842.32%2,2511.90City
Hardin333,6763,807-0.89%1,2362.97City
Shelby343,3033,1711.01%5715.78City
Libby353,2952,7913.98%1,7891.84City
Glasgow363,1753,194-0.16%2,2631.40City
North Browning373,1402,8622.28%1,0862.89CDP
Deer Lodge383,0313,0250.03%1,9551.55City
Cut Bank393,0033,057-0.46%2,5961.16City
Lakeside402,7662,2453.79%19614.08CDP
Red Lodge412,7242,2674.37%1,0042.71City
Montana City422,6782,821-0.7%7934.10CDP
Big Sky432,5963,054-4.21%22120CDP
Wolf Point442,4772,636-1.59%2,8050.88City
Conrad452,4332,3091.29%1,9131.27City
Stevensville462,2742,0182.9%1,7511.30Village
Ronan472,2381,9733.04%1,8211.23City
Townsend482,2351,8264.78%1,4601.53City
East Helena492,2011,9482.95%5434.05City
King Arthur Park502,1331,9332.4%4,6070.46CDP
Manhattan512,1152,0900.28%1,2051.75Village
Colstrip522,0432,090-0.58%5054.05City
Roundup532,0301,7483.57%1,5701.29City
West Glendive542,0001,6352.25%5203.84CDP
East Missoula551,9962,214-2.63%1,6561.21CDP
Three Forks561,9871,9820.05%1,3811.44City
Clancy571,9761,9640.15%5039.17CDP
Crow Agency581,9581,972-0.15%2677.34CDP
Columbus591,9181,8680.63%1,3971.37Village
Malta601,8771,8570.27%1,7481.07City
Lame Deer611,8402,288-5.74%3355.59CDP
Choteau621,8051,7311.01%1,2411.46City
Baker631,8021,7940.11%1,5951.13City
Big Timber641,7001,6420.83%1,7400.98City
Plentywood651,6401,668-0.43%1,2091.36City
Seeley Lake661,6381,5121.49%13412.26CDP
Forsyth671,6051,649-0.68%1,3941.15City
Eureka681,5811,3883.13%1,1921.33Village
Pablo691,5662,032-6.9%3234.85CDP
South Browning701,5661,742-2.73%6692.34CDP
Helena West Side711,5261,656-2.05%10015.28CDP
Thompson Falls721,5161,3402.99%9511.59City
Fort Belknap Agency731,4261,520-1.59%3145.50CDP
Fort Benton741,4131,459-0.84%6162.29City
Frenchtown751,3991,741-5.73%2086.74CDP
Wheatland761,39863615.82%1974.45CDP
Boulder771,3081,2061.95%1,1641.12City
Pray781,27371911.18%4428.63CDP
Ponderosa Pines791,26242020.08%3239.65CDP
Plains801,2591,1113.03%2,0470.61Village
Marion811,2191,0410%7216.87CDP
West Yellowstone821,2051,271-1.39%1,3270.91Village
Churchill831,1739894.08%3303.55CDP
Bonner-West Riverside841,1581,404-5%7551.53CDP
Chinook851,1541,176-0.52%2,2070.52City
Florence861,1388054.21%1,4820.77CDP
Hungry Horse871,13265011.97%7891.43CDP
Sun Prairie881,1151,617-10.08%2105.30CDP
Whitehall891,1041,0082.22%1,5660.70Village
Havre North901,10359313.13%3293.35CDP
Ennis911,0889243.92%1,4740.74Village
Ulm921,0887508.48%5420.26CDP
Vaughn931,0738774.78%3003.58CDP
Wye941,066843-0.37%3652.92CDP
White Sulphur Springs951,0469482.35%1,0570.99City
Corvallis961,0371,755-14.72%1,7970.58CDP
Browning971,0021,014-0.3%3,6300.28Village
Somers989951,079-2.07%3372.95CDP
Lincoln999931,017-0.6%5717.55CDP
Hays100985947-5.29%3627.10CDP
Scobey101978996-0.51%1,3290.74City
Gallatin Gateway1029747984.73%1675.85CDP
Superior1039558353.24%1,0000.95Village
Park City1049541,090-3.44%6061.57CDP
Harlowton105945961-0.42%1,5100.63City
Philipsburg1069338402.53%1,0980.85Village
Troy1079328003.67%1,1020.85City
Helena Flats1089231,219-7.42%1098.44CDP
Rocky Boy West109907836-1.63%1675.45CDP
Batavia11089448013.16%4951.81CDP
Absarokee1118871,0481.03%4142.14CDP
Darby1128837902.67%1,3930.63Village
Pinesdale1138838102.08%6811.30Village
Chester1148568440.35%1,7580.49Village
Fairview115855899-1.27%1,0670.80Village
St. Ignatius1168357751.83%1,5670.53Village
Ashland1178338503.09%4020.67CDP
Clinton1188296615.34%2533.27CDP
Victor119797973-5.23%1,7830.45CDP
Fairfield1207917630.89%2,4800.32Village
White Haven1217846145.8%7920.99CDP
Sheridan1227826982.76%7731.01Village
Glacier Colony123766033.45%1,6130.47CDP
Harlem124751769-0.66%1,7970.42City
Bridger1257306642.24%9160.80Village
Muddy1267186044.21%2528.63CDP
Poplar127715762-1.65%2,5720.28City
Culbertson128707751-1.53%6901.02Village
Woods Bay129696778-2.79%5121.36CDP
Pryor1306795793.82%1739.80CDP
Trego131677855-6.1%1353.90CDP
South Hills1326725863.38%1145.87CDP
Shepherd133666944-7.37%2992.22CDP
Walkerville1346666371.06%2992.23Village
Hot Springs1356355632.92%1,6540.38Village
Joliet1366345782.26%2,3140.27Village
Arlee137629592-4.84%976.47CDP
Turah13862330914.52%4671.33CDP
Piltzville139610690-3.17%8160.75CDP
Gardiner140595893-11.06%1035.79CDP
Spokane Creek1415884386.91%3417.29CDP
Cascade142584596-0.51%8900.66Village
Sangrey1435844187.75%936.31CDP
Big Sandy144582605-1.02%1,2200.48Village
Coram14558230213.67%1573.71CDP
Brockton14657734111.39%5830.99CDP
Terry1475775630.52%7390.78Village
Circle148566590-1.05%7260.78Village
Jefferson City1495645968.05%2423.22CDP
Valier1505595271.45%6460.86Village
Alberton1515524524.74%1,0090.55Village
Unionville15254715122.1%4271.28CDP
St. Marie15353132510.86%2322.90CDP
Belt1545265120.57%1,5560.34Village
Worden1555254812.14%2661.98CDP
Lindisfarne1565154651.98%2002.58CDP
The Silos1575154334.25%1005.13CDP
Black Eagle158512836-13.51%3321.54CDP
Riverbend1595093328.07%1293.94CDP
Rader Creek16050729511.67%2520.25CDP
Pioneer Junction161506880-15.53%1443.52CDP
St. Pierre1625063577.89%638.08CDP
Heart Butte163499609-5.13%1094.56CDP
Broadus1644724580.64%1,3410.35Village
Finley Point1654724861.29%1114.27CDP
Kila1664694113.3%1183.98CDP
Rudyard1674532249.69%4950.92CDP
Charlo16845126111.91%2271.99CDP
Wibaux169445459-0.89%4151.07Village
Lewistown Heights170440312-4.97%1872.36CDP
Fromberg1714313952.13%9710.44Village
Busby172430586-4.87%3014.32CDP
Fortine173429435-0.23%617.09CDP
Lodge Grass174426437-0.7%1,6510.26Village
Evaro175425401-8.6%2517.16CDP
St. Regis17642120714.71%4920.86CDP
Fallon1774202157.69%835.08CDP
Stanford1784143960.98%9650.43Village
Ekalaka1794134000.73%4011.03Village
Twin Bridges1804013354.16%3951.01Village
Carlton181397612-8.53%646.16CDP
Kings Point18239620613.79%2931.35CDP
Forest Hill Village1833899923.1%2521.54CDP
Rockvale18438916810.51%2341.66CDP
Babb18538715517.63%419.48CDP
Jordan1863683540.82%1,0540.35Village
Basin187360267-0.55%2812.71CDP
Sunburst1883553381.14%1851.92Village
Savage1893542349.26%4940.72CDP
Clyde Park1903503341.16%9380.37Village
Trout Creek1913482057.74%1891.84CDP
Yaak1923462992.37%1227.85CDP
Azure193341431-6.06%764.50CDP
Beaver Creek194340424-5.82%744.59CDP
Emigrant1953353012.76%3110.77CDP
Klein19633415612.46%2612.85CDP
Condon1973322824.08%1621.40CDP
Wyola19832519910.92%486.73CDP
Dixon1993242525.88%496.63CDP
Simms200320338-1.23%427.61CDP
Heron2013172812.92%625.09CDP
Dutton2023163060.64%1,0000.32Village
Pine Creek20331111119.16%3840.81CDP
Frazer204310420-8.01%1911.62CDP
Kerr20530515913.81%3350.91CDP
Drummond2063042722.7%5610.54Village
Hillside Colony2072952096.5%8830.33CDP
West Kootenai2082948421.99%1816.07CDP
Nashua209292299-0.68%4140.70Village
Roberts2102912981.75%733.98CDP
Boneau211280290-0.71%1182.37CDP
Joplin2122802423.7%2221.26CDP
Hysham2132792740.36%1,2740.22Village
Fox Lake2142648420.55%634.17CDP
Elliston2152611857.85%328.10CDP
New Miami Colony2162619519.18%6890.38CDP
Bainville217259273-1.52%2051.26Village
Saddle Butte21825910118.27%1032.51CDP
Bear Dance2192552272.82%922.77CDP
Virginia City2202492192.89%2620.95Village
Noxon2212481629.74%2001.24CDP
York2222481582.9%7560.33CDP
Big Arm2232478919.32%465.42CDP
Martin City224247369-10.83%1431.73CDP
Sand Coulee2252452014.7%912.69CDP
Logan2262431730.64%4870.50CDP
Medicine Lake227243245-0.41%6150.40Village
Huntley228238522-22.98%1571.52CDP
Fort Peck229233239-0.85%2610.89Village
McAllister2302332092.64%1032.27CDP
Ryegate2312262220.44%3000.75Village
Swan Lake2322262022.26%307.61CDP
Toston233226368.65%872.60CDP
Rhodes2342242101.82%3350.67CDP
West Glacier23522412412.56%544.14CDP
Lima2362192090.92%3920.56Village
Winnett2372161883.35%2121.02Village
Denton2382132080.47%2990.71Village
East Glacier Park Village239209315-11.06%484.36CDP
Roy24020612011.96%613.40CDP
Willow Creek241206216-0.96%752.73CDP
Moore2422041950.99%6990.29Village
Riverview Colony243204326-12.82%2250.91CDP
Gallatin River Ranch2442011204.69%287.08CDP
Geraldine245201209-0.98%3510.57Village
Corwin Springs24620011012.99%1421.41CDP
Springhill2472001980.5%722.78CDP
Avon2481981279.39%1513.36CDP
Power2491971530%1311.50CDP
Birch Creek Colony250194831.97%4070.48CDP
Hinsdale251194284-10.18%306.46CDP
Augusta252192238-5.42%2080.92CDP
Ballantine253192352-17.24%2110.91CDP
Bull Lake254190220-3.55%1051.81CDP
Fort Shaw2551881387.43%335.68CDP
Hobson2561861771.09%8690.21City
Rocky Point2571861268.77%3060.61CDP
Wilsall258184226-5.16%1641.12CDP
Froid259183195-1.61%2930.62Village
Elmo2601802524.05%5680.32CDP
Conner2611799513.29%1011.78CDP
Crane262179247-3.24%712.52CDP
Twin Creeks263178198-2.73%1591.12CDP
Jette264176161-4.35%2850.62CDP
Winifred2651751700.57%3340.52Village
South Glastonbury266173379-22.77%1017.49CDP
Plevna267167175-1.18%2840.59Village
Garrison2681668813.7%179.63CDP
Westby269164167-0.61%2920.56Village
Kevin2701631551.24%4520.36Village
Richey271163167-0.61%6320.26Village
Saco2721611600%5300.30Village
Camp Three2731601501.91%364.45CDP
West Havre2741581304.64%841.89CDP
Lonepine2751551293.33%1213.44CDP
Amsterdam276151169-2.58%562.71CDP
Olney2771511137.09%1141.33CDP
Melstone2781501303.45%2440.61Village
Stockett279148189-0.67%941.57CDP
Gildford280144188-7.1%1271.14CDP
Paradise2811441145.88%5830.25CDP
Starr School282142316-23.24%344.23CDP
Custer283141151-1.4%4480.32CDP
Sedan2841405610.24%260.99CDP
Lavina2851391370%1371.01Village
Sylvanite2861398511.2%245.71CDP
Nibbe2871381203.76%5950.23CDP
Silver Gate288138889.52%324.36CDP
Broadview289137140-0.73%5230.26Village
Ravalli290137220-11.61%522.63CDP
Pony2911361380%1011.34CDP
Lodge Pole292134344-27.96%1013.39CDP
Turtle Lake2931331240%2220.60CDP
Dupuyer2941321006.45%284.65CDP
Hingham2951301300%7560.17Village
Highwood296129229-16.23%255.18CDP
Wineglass297127237-17.53%206.27CDP
Dodson2981261250%7590.17Village
Turner Colony299126034.04%2060.61CDP
Hebgen Lake Estates3001246613.76%6740.18CDP
Alder301123936.96%612.01CDP
Cyr302120837.14%861.40CDP
Camrose Colony3031173521.88%3140.37CDP
Dayton3041171111.74%2130.55CDP
Grass Range3051161120.87%8290.14Village
Parker School306115659-54.18%167.39CDP
Rimrock Colony307112168-11.11%3570.31CDP
Montaqua308110865.77%781.41CDP
Old Agency3091096112.37%1930.57CDP
Brady310107744.9%353.09CDP
Huson3111066012.77%1390.77CDP
Judith Gap312105108-0.94%3160.33City
Reed Point313105247-25%1890.56CDP
Fox3141043819.54%352.94CDP
Rollins315104156-9.56%362.87CDP
Kicking Horse316103109-0.96%432.42CDP
Rimini3171031107.29%3390.30CDP
Bearcreek318102893.03%8950.11Village
Birney31998150-11.71%615.09CDP
Elkhorn32098034.25%156.74CDP
Weeksville32196860%332.91CDP
Maxville32291135-10.78%136.97CDP
Pleasant Valley Colony32390034.33%3610.25CDP
Argenta3248995-1.11%2990.30CDP
Carter3258999-2.2%312.90CDP
Charlos Heights32688033.33%741.18CDP
North Harlem Colony327882622.22%3000.29CDP
Rexford32888782.33%1,0350.09Village
New Rockport Colony3298769-10.31%253.51CDP
Nye330873916%2460.35CDP
Whitewater33186112-6.52%811.06CDP
Little Bitterroot Lake33284139-10.64%108.43CDP
Sweet Grass33384569.09%1740.48CDP
Acton33482762.5%3420.24CDP
Wisdom33582132-12.77%811.01CDP
Cooke City3368169-1.22%89.54CDP
Outlook3378183-1.22%651.25Village
Santa Rita3388015521.21%233.46CDP
Box Elder33979578.22%1010.79CDP
Fishtail34078140-16.13%1350.58CDP
Silver Star34178892.63%1700.46CDP
Rapelje34277105-8.33%1560.49CDP
Belfry34376304-40.16%461.67CDP
Coffee Creek34476033.33%2070.37CDP
Happys Inn3457683-1.3%89.81CDP
Springwater Colony346758350%3210.23CDP
Sun River347754113.64%401.86CDP
Cardwell3487410721.31%342.15CDP
Jeffers349731723.73%2300.32CDP
Radersburg35073564.29%2910.25CDP
Essex35172610%1390.52CDP
Opheim3527274-1.37%3440.21Village
Blackfoot35371575.97%2090.34CDP
Lake Mary Ronan354714510.94%681.05CDP
Monarch35571531.48%880.80CDP
Fort Smith35670160-23.91%511.38CDP
Geyser3577078-2.78%790.89CDP
Rockport Colony35868033.33%3090.22CDP
Canyon Creek35967716.35%920.73CDP
Hardy36067690%591.13CDP
Norris361662220%1970.34CDP
Winston36264318-20%125.22CDP
Brandon36363650%1420.44CDP
Edgar36462148-25.3%910.68CDP
De Borgia3656171-3.17%222.74CDP
Fords Creek Colony36661437.02%3510.17CDP
Harrison367606417.65%3430.17CDP
Raynesford36860429.09%6000.10CDP
Flaxville3695961-1.67%7560.08Village
Greycliff37057133-22.97%1120.51CDP
Rocky Boy's Agency37155353-57.36%68.57CDP
Vida37255251.85%6250.09CDP
Boyd373506416.28%1820.28CDP
Gibson Flats37450205-24.24%153.34CDP
Hilldale Colony37550035.13%1420.35CDP
Twin Hills Colony37650035.13%1370.36CDP
Loma37749121-24.62%143.44CDP
Marysville3784971-9.26%980.50CDP
Dell37947530.56%1050.45CDP
Grant38046309.52%261.75CDP
Jardine38145412.27%314.75CDP
Mountain View Colony38244033.33%1550.28CDP
Luther38343354.88%750.57CDP
Turner3844395-23.21%970.45CDP
Craig38541162.5%1370.30CDP
Neihart3863941-2.5%201.99Village
Musselshell38737235.71%152.55CDP
Mammoth38836033.33%1030.35CDP
Helmville38935109-33.96%1060.33CDP
Deerfield Colony39034036%600.57CDP
Glen3913478-24.44%1170.29CDP
Hall39234340%2060.17CDP
Landusky393341513.33%3910.09CDP
Martinsdale3943242-5.88%370.87CDP
Pinnacle3953248-11.11%570.57CDP
Golden Valley Colony39630036.36%1440.21CDP
Kremlin3973058-18.92%680.44CDP
Loring Colony39830036.36%810.37CDP
Ayers Ranch Colony3992966-14.71%660.44CDP
Lakeview4002933-3.33%380.77CDP
Polebridge4012933-3.33%2480.12CDP
Maverick Mountain4022888-34.88%151.85CDP
Utica403281021.74%1120.25CDP
Gildford Colony40427253.85%350.77CDP
Gilman40527413.85%410.65CDP
Pondera Colony4062753-18.18%1150.23CDP
Shawmut4072747-15.63%132.15CDP
Tracy40826147-48%700.37CDP
Haugan40925138.7%390.64CDP
Jackson410242620%250.96CDP
Roscoe41124410%1050.23CDP
Pendroy41223921.05%1390.17CDP
Sage Creek Colony41323630%970.24CDP
Floweree41422110%191.18CDP
Pompeys Pillar4152186-4.54%1080.20CDP
Saltese41621916.67%640.33CDP
Bynum417202511.11%121.63CDP
Hogeland4182024-4.76%390.51CDP
Homestead419201017.65%460.43CDP
Stryker42020220%191.03CDP
Ismay42119190%450.42Village
Ovando4221969-38.71%29.01CDP
Reserve4231936-17.39%141.35CDP
Sapphire Ridge42419210%350.54CDP
Square Butte4251914-5%690.28CDP
Warm Spring Creek4261706.25%400.42CDP
Sleeping Buffalo42716033.33%860.19CDP
Zurich4281565-44.44%280.54CDP
Midway Colony4291474-39.13%270.53CDP
Wise River4301434-26.32%190.74CDP
Centerville431132618.18%220.60CDP
Moccasin4321345-38.09%410.32CDP
Bloomfield43312620%2030.06CDP
Dewey43412130%450.26CDP
Inverness4351234-29.41%33.90CDP
Whitetail436121320%870.14CDP
Brockway437990%260.35CDP
Danvers4388100%300.27CDP
Eagle Creek Colony4398100-74.19%200.40CDP
Windham440844-46.67%190.42CDP
Duncan Ranch Colony441760%120.60CDP
Racetrack442770%61.12CDP
Redstone443731-46.15%210.34CDP
Snowslip4447300%90.79CDP
Peerless445660%380.16CDP
Silesia446616-25%31.87CDP
Surprise Creek Colony447614-25%390.15CDP
Zortman448533-58.33%13.95CDP
Alzada449325-62.5%60.51CDP
Cascade Colony450244-83.33%20.85CDP
Wolf Creek451222-71.43%90.21CDP
Goldcreek452110%50.20CDP
Niarada45318-50%049.48CDP
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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.

Montana Cities by Population (2024)

What is the biggest city in Montana?

Billings is the biggest city in Montana, with a population of 122,077 in 2024.

What is the fastest growing city in Montana?

Helena Valley Northwest is the fastest growing city in Montana over the past 4 years, having grown 7.95% annually since 2020.

How many cities are in Montana?

There are 477 cities in Montana.

What are the 10 largest cities in Montana?

The 10 largest cities in Montana are: Billings, Missoula, Great Falls, Bozeman, Butte-Silver Bow (balance), Helena, Kalispell, Belgrade, Anaconda-Deer Lodge County and Whitefish.

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Montana Cities by First Letter