10 Largest Cities in Montana

The largest city in Montana is Billings, with a population of 109,843. King Arthur Park is the fastest growing city in Montana over the past 10 years, having grown 128.46% since 2010.

Rank Name 2021 Pop. 2010 Census Change Density (mi²) Area (mi²)
1Billings109,843104,5095.10%2,46244.61
2Missoula76,78467,46613.81%2,22834.47
3Great Falls57,80059,243-2.44%2,51622.97
4Bozeman52,61937,32040.99%2,58620.34
5Butte34,55133,5263.06%48715.76
6Helena34,25628,90718.50%2,03716.82
7Kalispell25,85720,06228.89%2,15312.01
8Belgrade10,5517,46941.26%2,7713.81
9Havre9,9559,5354.40%2,6843.71
10Anaconda9,1629,291-1.39%12736.68
11Whitefish8,9156,50337.09%1,2816.96
12Helena Valley Southeast8,4488,2272.69%59114.30
13Helena Valley West Central8,0827,8832.52%30626.39
14Lockwood8,0666,79718.67%62812.85
15Evergreen8,0027,6165.07%9368.55
16Miles City7,9868,396-4.88%2,3753.36
17Livingston7,8937,02812.31%1,3995.64
18Laurel6,6296,766-2.02%3,0722.16
19Columbia Falls6,4644,71037.24%2,9402.20
20Sidney6,0875,33314.14%1,8513.29
21Orchard Homes5,8475,19712.51%1,0405.62
22Lewistown5,7296,070-5.62%1,0015.72
23Polson5,1524,58912.27%1,1374.53
24Four Corners5,0843,14661.60%47610.68
25Hamilton5,0804,29218.36%2,0962.42
26Glendive4,8344,940-2.15%1,3913.47
27Bigfork4,6684,2709.32%14931.25
28Helena Valley Northwest4,4653,48228.23%27316.38
29Dillon4,3694,1485.33%2,4631.77
30Malmstrom AFB4,1793,47220.36%8175.12
31Lolo3,9613,8921.77%4199.46
32Hardin3,7603,6732.37%1,2652.97
33Helena Valley Northeast3,5572,99518.76%7646.50
34Glasgow3,3223,2891.00%2,3681.40
35Big Sky3,0582,30832.50%25120.00
36Cut Bank3,0252,9373.00%2,6151.16
37Shelby2,9073,406-14.65%5035.78
38Montana City2,8722,7155.78%8434.10
39North Browning2,8612,40818.81%7513.81
40Libby2,8472,6278.37%1,5461.84
41Deer Lodge2,7333,154-13.35%1,9021.44
42Wolf Point2,6982,6083.45%3,1410.86
43Conrad2,4262,583-6.08%1,9091.27
44Red Lodge2,3312,1259.69%8602.71
45Pablo2,2742,2540.89%4694.85
46Townsend2,2641,90318.97%1,4901.52
47Lakeside2,2492,669-15.74%16014.07
48Colstrip2,1962,225-1.30%5434.05
49Ronan2,1741,90614.06%1,8061.20
50Stevensville2,1561,83617.43%1,6651.29
51Columbus2,1531,90013.32%1,5681.37
52East Helena2,1272,0155.56%5294.02
53East Missoula2,1112,157-2.13%1,7521.21
54Lame Deer2,0862,0521.66%3855.59
55Manhattan2,0741,51636.81%1,1861.75
56Three Forks2,0731,86711.03%1,4221.46
57Clancy2,0521,66123.54%5239.17
58Crow Agency2,0101,61624.38%2757.31
59Frenchtown1,9491,8256.79%2896.74
60Baker1,8691,7785.12%1,6541.13
61Roundup1,8541,7893.63%1,4341.29
62Malta1,7611,995-11.73%1,7111.03
63Choteau1,7301,6753.28%1,1891.46
64Big Timber1,7291,6425.30%1,8750.92
65Forsyth1,7261,860-7.20%1,4981.15
66Sun Prairie1,7171,6305.34%3245.30
67King Arthur Park1,686738128.46%3,7300.45
68Plentywood1,6541,733-4.56%1,2191.36
69West Glendive1,6201,948-16.84%4213.85
70South Browning1,6001,785-10.36%6842.34
71Fort Belknap Agency1,5421,29319.26%3445.50
72Thompson Falls1,4891,32712.21%9341.59
73Bonner-West Riverside1,4861,663-10.64%9761.52
74Eureka1,4301,4012.07%1,0781.33
75Fort Benton1,4101,464-3.69%6152.29
76West Yellowstone1,3761,2718.26%1,7440.79
77Boulder1,2981,18010.00%1,1551.12
78Seeley Lake1,2861,659-22.48%10512.26
79Chinook1,2301,2061.99%2,3520.52
80Plains1,1871,05312.73%1,9300.61
81Whitehall1,1701,05111.32%1,6600.70
82Helena Flats1,1481,04310.07%1368.44
83Somers1,0951,109-1.26%3712.95
84Absarokee1,0611,150-7.74%4982.13
86Pinesdale1,03994010.53%8021.30
85Helena West Side1,0391,637-36.53%7314.16
87Churchill1,03590214.75%2913.55
88Ennis1,02583922.17%1,3890.74
89Browning1,0029831.93%3,6300.28
90Troy9809433.92%1,1580.85
91Corvallis9769760.00%1,6920.58
92Marion9668869.03%5716.87
94Scobey9571,018-5.99%1,3000.74
93Ashland95782416.14%4620.67
95White Sulphur Springs9359320.32%9400.99
96Harlowton931992-6.15%1,4870.63
97Hays93084310.32%3427.10
98Philipsburg92984410.07%1,0930.85
99Black Eagle9239042.10%5981.54
100Superior89981710.04%9410.95
101Shepherd89551673.45%4022.22
102Gallatin Gateway8848563.27%1515.85
103Gardiner8798750.46%1525.79
104Lincoln8571,013-15.40%4917.55
105Fairview8548431.30%1,0660.80
106Rocky Boy West852890-4.27%1565.45
107St. Ignatius8407995.13%1,5760.53
108Darby83672115.95%1,3700.61
109Poplar8308062.98%2,9860.28
111Pioneer Junction813959-15.22%2313.52
110Park City813983-17.29%8500.96
112Harlem811813-0.25%1,9400.42
113Woods Bay81066122.54%5961.36
114Vaughn80765822.64%2263.58
115Culbertson7917288.65%7721.02
116Wye78851154.21%2702.92
117Chester785855-8.19%1,6120.49
118Worden78057735.18%3951.98
119Bridger7637087.77%9570.80
120Clinton7571,052-28.04%2313.27
121Sheridan75266213.60%7451.01
122Carlton7506948.07%1226.16
123Pray7496819.99%2628.63
124Fairfield7296945.04%2,3900.30
125Walkerville7167041.70%3222.23
126Victor704745-5.50%1,5750.45
127South Hills67151729.79%1145.87
128Cascade669687-2.62%1,0200.66
129Joliet65758412.50%2,3980.27
130Busby647745-13.15%4514.36
131Florence643765-15.95%8370.77
132Arlee6416360.79%996.47
133Hungry Horse634826-23.24%4421.43
134Parker School62534083.82%857.38
135Muddy6176170.00%2228.63
136Havre North614716-14.25%1833.35
137Hot Springs60654012.22%1,5780.38
138Circle605628-3.66%7730.78
139Heart Butte6005823.09%1314.56
140Piltzville59339550.13%7930.75
141Ulm591738-19.92%2920.24
142Jefferson City58147223.09%2523.22
143Trego5695415.18%1151.21
145Terry564607-7.08%7220.78
144Belt564581-2.93%1,6690.34
146Wheatland545568-4.05%774.45
147Pryor539618-12.78%1439.80
148Wibaux532586-9.22%4961.07
149Big Sandy528594-11.11%1,1070.48
150The Silos5075060.20%995.11
151Ponderosa Pines48833645.24%1239.65
152Valier476510-6.67%5500.86
153White Haven475577-17.68%4800.99
155St. Marie47026478.03%2122.87
154Alberton47041513.25%8590.55
156Spokane Creek46735531.55%2717.41
157Fromberg4664396.15%1,0500.44
158Lodge Grass4434332.31%1,7170.26
159Broadus442475-6.95%1,2560.35
160Batavia43638513.25%2411.81
161Coram434539-19.48%1173.71
162Beaver Creek42827157.93%934.59
163Twin Bridges42736417.31%4211.01
164Fortine42132529.54%597.09
165Huntley414446-7.17%2721.52
167Stanford4134042.23%9630.43
166Finley Point413480-13.96%974.27
168Lindisfarne40928444.01%1592.58
169Rocky Boy's Agency40235513.24%478.58
170Azure40028639.86%894.50
172Jordan38834811.49%1,1120.35
171East Glacier Park Village3883636.89%894.36
173Kila385392-1.79%973.98
175Martin City384500-23.20%2221.73
174Ekalaka38433016.36%3731.03
176Turah36630619.61%2841.29
177Boneau354380-6.84%1492.37
178Sangrey35130614.71%566.31
179South Glastonbury3452017.49
180Frazer344362-4.97%2121.62
182St. Pierre343350-2.00%428.08
181Evaro3433226.52%2017.16
183Simms342354-3.39%457.61
184Wineglass33925632.42%546.27
185Wilsall33717889.33%3011.12
186Drummond3313077.82%6010.55
187Starr School32925230.56%784.23
188Dutton3233162.22%1,0220.32
189Hysham3223123.21%1,4700.22
190Brockton31925525.10%3220.99
192Turtle Lake31820952.15%5320.60
191Augusta3183092.91%3450.92
194Sunburst316376-15.96%1781.78
193Bainville31621546.98%3151.00
195Lodge Pole30826516.23%2313.39
196Reed Point30719359.07%5520.56
198Clyde Park3052982.35%8400.36
197Belfry30521839.91%1831.67
199Yaak30024820.97%1127.85
200Roberts299361-17.17%753.98
201Charlo286379-24.54%1441.99
202Nashua285288-1.04%4040.70
204Rader Creek282363-22.31%1420.25
203Bear Dance2822752.55%1022.77
205Riverbend272484-43.80%693.94
206Emigrant271488-44.47%2510.77
207Winston26914782.99%525.22
208Savage2683740.72
209Lewistown Heights266407-34.64%1132.36
210Willow Creek25821022.86%952.73
211Santa Rita250113121.24%783.19
213Hobson2472278.81%1,1540.21
212Condon247343-27.99%1221.40
214Hinsdale24221711.52%376.46
216Geraldine239257-7.00%4170.57
215Fort Peck2392351.70%2680.89
217Ryegate234247-5.26%3100.75
218Basin2322129.43%1812.74
220Kings Point22915151.66%1691.35
219Denton229247-7.29%3210.71
222Lima2272212.71%4140.55
221Belknap22715843.67%484.76
223Ballantine225320-29.69%2470.91
224Noxon2232182.29%1801.24
225West Havre222316-29.75%1171.89
226Wyola2202152.33%336.73
227Joplin21815738.85%1731.26
229Virginia City21619212.50%2270.95
228Dixon2162036.40%336.63
230Medicine Lake213224-4.91%5390.40
233Sand Coulee210212-0.94%802.62
232St. Regis210319-34.17%2450.86
231Little Browning2102061.94%2071.01
234Elliston207219-5.48%268.10
236Rollins201209-3.83%702.88
235Highwood20117614.20%444.54
237Gibson Flats2001990.50%673.01
238Froid1991942.58%3190.62
239Winifred191205-6.83%3650.52
240Herron18911662.93%404.68
241Crane18610282.35%742.52
242Rudyard183258-29.07%2000.92
243Stockett1801696.51%1231.47
244Trout Creek178242-26.45%971.84
247Saco177203-12.81%5820.30
246Power177179-1.12%1181.50
245Broadview177197-10.15%6760.26
248Moore175186-5.91%5990.29
249Amsterdam173180-3.89%642.71
251Richey171176-2.84%6630.26
250Gildford171179-4.47%1511.14
252Big Arm169177-4.52%315.42
253Swan Lake16811348.67%227.61
254Lavina167181-7.73%1651.01
255West Glacier166227-26.87%404.14
257Winnett165179-7.82%1621.02
256Elmo165180-8.33%5210.32
259Rexford16011045.45%1,8820.09
258Lonepine160162-1.23%1213.45
260Paradise158163-3.07%6400.25
261Maxville15713020.77%236.97
262Avon15611140.54%1213.36
263Little Bitterroot Lake154194-20.62%188.43
264Brady1491406.43%483.09
267Westby146162-9.88%2600.56
266Olney146191-23.56%1101.33
265Gallatin River Ranch146217.08
268Jette143253-43.48%2310.62
270Pony14111819.49%1051.34
269Heron141282-50.00%285.09
271Roy13810827.78%413.40
272St. Xavier136245.60
273Edgar13511418.42%2030.67
274Camp Three134173-22.54%304.45
275Plevna131163-19.63%2220.59
276Geyser1291450.89
277Kevin128156-17.95%3550.36
278Whitewater1271201.06
279Springhill126130-3.08%452.78
280Sula122373.27
281Hingham1211182.54%7030.17
282Custer120159-24.53%3810.32
283Fort Smith119161-26.09%861.38
284Dupuyer118254.65
286Judith Gap117128-8.59%3520.33
285Forest Hill Village117206-43.20%761.54
287Fort Shaw116280-58.57%205.68
289Melstone1101100.00%1790.61
288Birney110137-19.71%715.09
290Alder1091035.83%542.01
292Fallon107164-34.76%215.08
291Dodson107126-15.08%6450.17
293Grass Range105110-4.55%7500.14
294Cardwell104482.15
296Harrison103137-24.82%4540.23
295Bridger103293.60
297Fox Lake100158-36.71%244.17
298Conner98216-54.63%551.78
299Dayton971780.55
300Wisdom91901.01
301Ravalli90342.63
303Corwin Springs87109-20.18%621.41
302Carter87302.90
305Loma86253.42
304De Borgia86155.59
306Turner851910.45
307Bearcreek84779.09%7370.11
309Opheim83830.00%3970.21
308Greycliff83112-25.89%1640.51
310Hebgen Lake Estates814400.18
311Garrison8089.63
312Sylvanite78103-24.27%145.71
313Sedan77160.96
314Old Agency74107-30.84%1290.57
317Toston73108-32.41%282.60
316Kerr73251-70.92%800.91
315Camas731330.55
319Rosebud72111-35.14%940.76
318Babb72174-58.62%89.48
321Happys Inn68164-58.54%79.81
320Antelope683370.20
322Kremlin661500.44
324Weeksville65222.91
323Saddle Butte65128-49.22%262.51
325Ovando6479.01
327Flaxville6371-11.27%8080.08
326Cooke City6379.54
329Radersburg612430.25
328Boyd612720.22
331West Kootenai58365-84.11%416.06
330Sweet Grass581180.49
333Sun River56124-54.84%301.86
332Huson56210-73.33%760.74
334Klein53168-68.45%412.85
335Shawmut51242.15
337Roscoe492170.23
336Neihart4951-3.92%251.99
338Biddle48317.12
340Lake Mary Ronan47451.05
339Box Elder47600.79
342Kicking Horse45286-84.27%192.42
341Inverness45123.90
343Musselshell44172.55
345Outlook4347-8.51%341.25
344Marysville43860.50
346Jardine38314.75
347Reserve35261.35
348Rocky Point30490.61
349Silver Gate2974.36
350Martinsdale27310.87
351Zortman2673.95
352Bynum25151.63
353Alzada23450.51
354Silesia21111.88
355Logan20400.50
357Stryker19181.03
356Springdale191440.13
359Ismay1721-19.05%400.42
358Charlos Heights17120-85.83%141.18
360Craig16540.30
361Niarada749.48
363Indian Springs4.50
362Elkhorn6.74

Top 363 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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