Butte, Montana Population 2022

34,723
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Butte is a city located in Silver Bow County Montana. Butte has a 2020 population of 34,723. Butte is currently growing at a rate of 0.50% annually and its population has increased by 3.57% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 33,526 in 2010.

The average household income in Butte is $61,963 with a poverty rate of 17.32%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $634 per month, and the median house value is $150,600. The median age in Butte is 40 years, 38.4 years for males, and 41.7 years for females.

Butte Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Buttewas:

  • White: 94.27%
  • Native American: 2.31%
  • Two or more races: 1.88%
  • Asian: 0.77%
  • Black or African American: 0.56%
  • Other race: 0.20%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Butte, Montana is 34,723 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 34,723.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 33,526.

Butte, Montana Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202135,2671760.50%
202035,0911760.50%
201934,9151760.50%
201834,739-72-0.21%
201734,8111150.33%
201634,69650.01%
201534,691-61-0.18%
201434,7521780.51%
201334,5741000.29%
201234,474690.20%
201134,4051750.51%
201034,2300.00%

Butte Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White32,01794.27%
American Indian and Alaska Native7862.31%
Two or More Races6391.88%
Asian2630.77%
Black or African American1910.56%
Some Other Race680.20%
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Butte Population by Race

Butte Population Pyramid $2022

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Butte Median Age

40


Total

38.4


Male

41.7


Female

Butte Adults

There are 27,135 adults, (6,350 of whom are seniors) in Butte.

Butte Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

30.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Butte Sex Ratio

Female

16,747

49.31%

Male

17,217

50.69%

Butte Population by Age

Butte Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Butte Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family53.1%46.9%
Female59.5%40.5%
All68.8%31.2%
Male80.9%19.1%
Married87.5%12.5%

68.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Butte Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All14,6052.2468.8
Non Family6,8371.2253.1
Married5,9693.0787.5
Female1,2543.2759.5
Male5453.5780.9

3.05

Average Family Size

2.24

Average Household Size

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Butte Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4962.14%
9th to 12th Grade1,2435.37%
High School Graduate7,36431.79%
Some College5,79225.00%
Associates Degree1,9238.30%
Bachelors Degree4,39518.97%
Graduate Degree1,9558.44%
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Butte Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Butte Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White21,31419,8356,038
Hispanic893725
Native American49040779
2+ Races343331113
Black12511390
Asian717130
Other Race4646

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 72.00%.

Butte Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,040$43,424$28,958
Less Than 9th Grade$11,546$24,833$10,682
High School Graduate$30,157$33,788$23,634
Some College$28,699$34,847$22,805
Bachelors Degree$49,388$53,962$42,917
Graduate Degree$66,094$75,962$60,043

$34,040

Average Earnings

$43,424

Average Male

$28,958

Average Female

Butte Earnings by Educational Attainment

Butte Language by Age

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Butte Language

96.77% of Butte residents speak only English, while 3.23% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.09% of the population.

Butte Language

Butte Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White29,8744,86916.30%
Native73734646.95%
Multiple62023838.39%
Hispanic1,54217311.22%
Black18914074.07%
Asian2582911.24%
Other2NaN%

17.32%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.13%

Male Poverty Rate

16.50%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Butte

The race most likely to be in poverty in Butte is Black, with 74.07% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Butte is Hispanic, with 11.22% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.50%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.55%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.26%.

Butte Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.55%
Some College15.23%
High School13.77%
Bachelors or Greater7.39%

Butte Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed41.15%
Female Unemployed16.77%
Female Employed13.58%
Male Employed9.90%

Butte Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Butte Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$45,797$61,963
Families$66,107$82,076
Married Families$80,537-
Non Families$27,943$36,958
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Income by Household Type

Butte Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.9%

Male Marriage Rate

44.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Butte Married by Age and Sex

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Butte Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Butte Marital Status by Race

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Butte Marital Status

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2,633

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,035
First Gulf War441
Second Gulf War415
Korea228
World War II74

Butte Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+722
65 to 74676
35 to 54548
55 to 64505
18 to 34182

Butte Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,4489.53%
Native American8514.71%
Hispanic585.36%
2+ Races5315.45%
Other Race2960.42%
Asian187.09%

Butte Veterans by Race

Butte Veterans by Education

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9.99%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.66%

Veteran Disability Rate

Butte Veterans by Education

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58.9%

Labor Force Participation

56.1%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Butte Employment by Age

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Butte Employment by Race

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Butte Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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67.42%

Born in Butte

97.17%

Native Born

2.83%

Foreign Born

1.62%

Non Citizen

1.21%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.17% of Butte residents were born in the United States, with 67.42% having been born in Montana. 1.62% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Butte Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202234,7231720.50%
202134,5511720.50%
202034,3791720.50%
201934,2071720.51%
201834,035-70-0.21%
201734,1051120.33%
201633,99350.01%
201533,988-59-0.17%
201434,0471750.52%
201333,8721010.30%
201233,771690.20%
201133,7021760.52%
201033,526-366-0.11%
200033,8925560.17%
199033,336-3,869-1.09%
198037,20513,8374.76%
197023,368-4,509-1.75%
196027,877-5,374-1.75%
195033,251-3,830-1.08%
194037,081-2,451-0.64%
193039,532-2,079-0.51%
192041,6112,4460.61%
191039,1658,6952.54%
190030,47019,74711.01%
189010,7237,36012.29%
18803,3630.00%

Butte Population by Year