10 Largest Cities in Montana

  • Billings (109,868)
  • Missoula (77,058)
  • Great Falls (58,627)
  • Bozeman (52,034)
  • Butte-Silver Bow balance (34,676)
  • Helena (33,525)
  • Kalispell (25,288)
  • Belgrade (9,757)
  • Havre (9,751)
  • Anaconda-Deer Lodge County (9,201)
The largest city in Montana is Billings with a population of 109,868. Elkhorn is the fastest growing city in Montana over the past 10 years, having grown since 2010.
Rank Name 2020 Pop 2010 Census Change Density (km²)
1Billings109,868104,5215.12%951
2Missoula77,05866,93515.12%863
3Great Falls58,62759,220-1.00%985
4Bozeman52,03437,33639.37%988
5Butte Silver Bow Balance34,67633,5293.42%19
6Helena33,52528,64117.05%770
7Kalispell25,28820,06526.03%813
8Belgrade9,7577,47330.56%989
9Havre9,7519,5352.27%1,015
10Anaconda Deer Lodge County9,2019,289-0.95%5
11Whitefish8,5926,38434.59%477
12Helena Valley West Central8,2777,8835.00%121
13Miles City8,2378,397-1.91%946
14Livingston8,1507,02815.96%558
15Helena Valley Southeast8,0678,227-1.94%218
16Evergreen7,9077,6163.82%357
17Lockwood7,4796,79710.03%225
18Laurel6,6826,750-1.01%1,195
19Columbia Falls5,9054,70325.56%1,037
20Orchard Homes5,8595,19712.74%402
21Sidney5,8085,3318.95%682
22Lewistown5,7626,051-4.78%389
23Polson5,2624,58314.82%448
24Hamilton4,9854,28716.28%794
25Bigfork4,6264,2708.34%57
26Glendive4,6184,944-6.59%513
27Four Corners4,3363,14637.83%157
28Dillon4,2494,1452.51%925
29Helena Valley Northwest4,1633,48219.56%98
30Malmstrom Afb4,1163,47218.55%311
31Hardin3,8393,6754.46%499
32Lolo3,7803,892-2.88%154
33Glasgow3,2423,279-1.13%892
34Helena Valley Northeast3,2012,9956.88%27
35Big Sky3,0982,30834.23%10
36Cut Bank2,9962,8953.49%1,000
37Shelby2,9453,397-13.31%197
38Libby2,8212,6347.10%591
39Deer Lodge2,8123,154-10.84%756
40Montana City2,7962,7152.98%32
41North Browning2,7202,40812.96%276
42Wolf Point2,7152,6084.10%1,221
43Pablo2,6552,25417.79%211
44Conrad2,4482,583-5.23%744
45Red Lodge2,3942,12512.66%341
46Frenchtown2,3301,82527.67%134
47Colstrip2,2742,2252.20%217
48Ronan2,2221,90216.82%713
49Townsend2,1981,90315.50%559
50Lakeside2,1602,669-19.07%59
51Lame Deer2,1562,0525.07%15
52Three Forks2,1391,87214.26%567
53East Missoula2,1322,157-1.16%683
54East Helena2,1312,0155.76%205
55Stevensville2,1011,83214.68%626
56Columbus2,0831,9009.63%586
57Clancy1,9861,66119.57%20
58Manhattan1,9541,51628.89%432
59Crow Agency1,9281,61619.31%102
60Malta1,9211,995-3.71%721
61Roundup1,8611,8023.27%556
62Baker1,8541,7784.27%634
63Forsyth1,8311,867-1.93%614
64West Glendive1,8031,948-7.44%181
65Choteau1,7691,6735.74%469
66Big Timber1,7461,6356.79%731
67Bonner West Riverside1,7261,6633.79%438
68Plentywood1,6821,733-2.94%479
69South Browning1,5221,785-14.73%251
70Sun Prairie1,5151,630-7.06%110
71Fort Belknap Agency1,5141,29317.09%13
72Thompson Falls1,4481,3279.12%351
73Fort Benton1,4211,462-2.80%239
74West Yellowstone1,4141,27211.16%692
75Helena West Side1,3201,637-19.36%36
76Boulder1,2971,1819.82%445
77Chinook1,2871,2076.63%951
78Seeley Lake1,2561,659-24.29%40
79King Arthur Park1,23973867.89%1,058
80Whitehall1,1691,05111.23%640
81Plains1,1491,04110.37%722
82Eureka1,1441,0637.62%333
83Corvallis1,14397617.11%765
84Harlowton1,09499210.28%675
85Somers1,0881,109-1.89%142
86Ennis1,07983629.07%564
87Browning1,0401,0093.07%1,453
88Scobey1,0291,0181.08%540
89Black Eagle1,02790413.61%257
90Pinesdale1,0139299.04%302
91Helena Flats9991,043-4.22%46
92Hays99684318.15%14
93Churchill9849029.09%107
94Ashland98282419.17%18
95Gardiner97187510.97%65
96Philipsburg96584913.66%438
97Troy9568867.90%436
98White Sulphur Springs9449321.29%366
99Marion9308864.97%21
100Lincoln8981,013-11.35%20
101Superior8978169.93%363
102Chester8958554.68%710
103Rocky Boy West878890-1.35%62
104Clinton8751,052-16.83%103
105Gallatin Gateway8688561.40%57
106Harlem8618116.17%795
107Absarokee8591,150-25.30%156
108St. Ignatius8548046.22%619
109Pioneer Junction849959-11.47%93
110Poplar8388073.84%1,163
111Darby81873012.05%518
112Fairview813843-3.56%392
113Woods Bay80066121.03%227
114Sheridan80065821.58%306
115Culbertson7877288.10%297
116Bridger78270710.61%379
117Victor7537451.07%651
118Pray75168110.28%10
119Park City746983-24.11%301
120Fairfield7466947.49%944
121Vaughn73065810.94%79
122Walkerville7197042.13%125
123Busby715745-4.03%19
124South Hills70051735.40%46
125Carlton686694-1.15%43
126The Silos68250634.78%52
127Joliet68058416.44%957
128Cascade679687-1.16%400
129Havre North670716-6.42%77
130Worden66857715.77%131
131Wye66451129.94%88
132Ulm632738-14.36%12
133Muddy6266171.46%8
134Wibaux6095854.10%219
135Arlee603636-5.19%36
136Shepherd59551615.31%103
137Circle592628-5.73%292
138Hot Springs5895409.07%593
139Florence581765-24.05%292
140Hungry Horse575826-30.39%155
141Big Sandy573597-4.02%464
142Heart Butte571582-1.89%48
143Lewistown Heights55940737.35%92
144Pryor557618-9.87%5
145Belt556580-4.14%635
146Trego5545412.40%4
147Parker School52234053.53%27
148Jefferson City52147210.38%9
149East Glacier Park Village52036343.25%46
150Terry505607-16.80%250
151Valier491510-3.73%219
152White Haven490577-15.08%191
153St. Marie48926485.23%8
154Twin Bridges48838128.08%186
155Fromberg4784398.88%416
156Rocky Boy's Agency47535533.80%21
157Huntley4714465.61%120
158Finley Point471480-1.88%43
159Broadus471475-0.84%517
160Alberton46541512.05%328
161Lodge Grass4444332.54%664
162Coram439539-18.55%46
163Piltzville4333959.62%224
164Evaro41632229.19%9
165Wineglass41125660.55%25
166Ekalaka39933120.54%150
167Wheatland398568-29.93%2
168Turah39430628.76%118
169Stanford391409-4.40%352
170Martin City391500-21.80%87
171Beaver Creek38427141.70%32
172Jordan38334810.06%424
173Sangrey37330621.90%23
174Drummond36331216.35%254
175Riverbend358484-26.03%35
176Boneau356380-6.32%58
177Simms3543540.00%18
178South Glastonbury3518
179Spokane Creek344355-3.10%8
180Sunburst341376-9.31%74
181Clyde Park33930212.25%360
182Frazer330362-8.84%79
183Dutton3303164.43%403
184Ponderosa Pines328336-2.38%3
185Batavia328385-14.81%70
186St. Pierre327350-6.57%16
187Turtle Lake32520955.50%210
188Wilsall32217880.90%111
189Kila321392-18.11%31
190Fortine321325-1.23%17
191Charlo320379-15.57%62
192Bainville32021548.84%123
193Belknap317158100.63%26
194Azure3102868.39%27
195St. Regis305319-4.39%138
196Roberts295361-18.28%29
197Hysham294312-5.77%519
198Augusta294309-4.85%123
199Starr School29225215.87%27
200Nashua285290-1.72%156
201Hinsdale28521731.34%17
202Savage283152
203Yaak28224813.71%4
204Reed Point27719343.52%193
205Sand Coulee27621230.19%41
206Condon269343-21.57%5
207Santa Rita267113136.28%32
208Little Browning26020626.21%99
209Belfry25921818.81%60
210Geraldine258263-1.90%174
211Lindisfarne255284-10.21%38
212Noxon25221815.60%79
213Willow Creek24721017.62%35
214Winston24514766.67%18
215Joplin24215754.14%74
216Big Arm24217736.72%17
217Denton241256-5.86%130
218Ryegate240245-2.04%123
219Forest Hill Village24020616.50%60
220Basin23721211.79%7
221Virginia City23518924.34%96
222Fort Peck234235-0.43%101
223Emigrant233488-52.25%8
224Lodge Pole232265-12.45%7
225Brockton2322243.57%90
226Elliston2302195.02%11
227Olney22519117.80%65
228Lima2252211.81%158
229Stockett22416932.54%59
230Hobson2212200.45%399
231Gibson Flats21919910.05%28
232Rollins2182094.31%29
233West Havre217316-31.33%44
234Medicine Lake214224-4.46%209
235Maxville21413064.62%12
236Herron21011681.03%17
237Winnett20917916.76%79
238Froid2061965.10%128
239Dixon202203-0.49%12
240Winifred198204-2.94%146
241Highwood19717611.93%17
242Rader Creek195363-46.28%4
243Wyola194215-9.77%11
244Saco193203-4.93%245
245Bear Dance193275-29.82%27
246Moore190201-5.47%251
247Paradise18916315.95%296
248Power1861793.91%48
249Broadview186197-5.58%274
250Amsterdam1841802.22%26
251Crane17910275.49%27
252Elmo177180-1.67%216
253Camp Three1771732.31%15
254Springhill17513034.62%24
255Jette174253-31.23%109
256Lavina173183-5.46%66
257Swan Lake17111351.33%9
258Ballantine165320-48.44%70
259Lonepine1621620.00%5
260Babb160174-8.05%7
261West Glacier159227-29.96%15
262Richey159176-9.66%238
263Rexford15911044.55%727
264Gildford158179-11.73%54
265Westby156162-3.70%107
266Avon15211136.94%4
267Trout Creek150242-38.02%31
268Little Bitterroot Lake144194-25.77%7
269Harrison1441375.11%245
270Brady1411400.71%18
271Judith Gap1401289.38%163
272Plevna138163-15.34%90
273Kevin137153-10.46%146
274Heron133282-52.84%10
275Rudyard126258-51.16%53
276Pony1251185.93%36
277Fort Shaw125280-55.36%8
278Dodson125126-0.79%291
279Whitewater12445
280Custer124159-22.01%152
281Roy11910810.19%13
282Hingham1181180.00%265
283Kings Point113151-25.17%32
284Radersburg112172
285Melstone1079710.31%67
286Fort Smith107161-33.54%30
287Gallatin River Ranch1056
288Grass Range104111-6.31%287
289Edgar103114-9.65%60
290Happys Inn102164-37.80%4
291Corwin Springs98109-10.09%27
292Sedan971
293St. Xavier977
294Rocky Point9762
295Charlos Heights97120-19.17%32
296Wisdom9637
297Greycliff96112-14.29%73
298Dupuyer968
299Cardwell9617
300Geyser9541
301Antelope94180
302Sula9311
303Alder92103-10.68%18
304Conner91216-57.87%20
305Sun River88124-29.03%18
306Old Agency88107-17.76%59
307Hebgen Lake Estates88184
308Bearcreek867711.69%290
309Turner8473
310Kerr84251-66.53%36
311Loma829
312Opheim8185-4.71%150
313Toston79108-26.85%12
314Kremlin7969
315Fox Lake79158-50.00%7
316Camas7956
317Lake Mary Ronan7728
318Rosebud76111-31.53%38
319Klein75168-55.36%2
320Dayton7553
321Kicking Horse74286-74.13%12
322Ovando733
323Weeksville7210
324Flaxville72711.41%355
325Carter7210
326Sylvanite70103-32.04%5
327De Borgia705
328Box Elder6934
329Fallon68164-58.54%5
330Marysville6752
331West Kootenai64365-82.47%2
332Indian Springs635
333Birney62137-54.74%2
334Springdale57166
335Musselshell579
336Shawmut5610
337Sweet Grass5543
338Saddle Butte55128-57.03%8
339Garrison522
340Neihart4951-3.92%10
341Bridger495
342Biddle481
343Outlook47470.00%15
344Cooke City462
345Inverness414
346Stryker3814
347Ravalli386
348Bynum358
349Reserve3410
350Boyd3459
351Jardine331
352Roscoe3255
353Logan3124
354Zortman303
355Martinsdale2612
356Silver Gate252
357Alzada2418
358Craig2330
359Ismay20200.00%18
360Huson18210-91.43%9
361Niarada11
362Silesia102
363Elkhorn

Top 363 Cities in Montana by Population

Montana has 0 cities with more than a million people, 1 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 6 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Montana is Billings, with a population of 109,709 people.

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

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