Great Falls, Montana Population 2020

58,627

Great Falls is a city located in Montana. With a 2020 population of 58,627, it is the 3rd largest city in Montana (after Billings and Missoula) and the 661st largest city in the United States. Great Falls is currently declining at a rate of -0.06% annually but its population has increased by 0.21% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 58,505 in 2010. Great Falls reached it's highest population of 60,091 in 1970. Spanning over 23 miles, Great Falls has a population density of 2,552 people per square mile.

The average household income in Great Falls is $65,511 with a poverty rate of 14.46%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $701 per month, and the median house value is $168,900. The median age in Great Falls is 38.6 years, 37 years for males, and 40.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 98.0 males.

Great Falls Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Great Falls was:

  • White: 87.07%
  • Native American: 5.83%
  • Two or more races: 4.03%
  • Other race: 1.20%
  • Asian: 0.93%
  • Black or African American: 0.87%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.08%
The current population of Great Falls, Montana is 58,627, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 58,701.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 58,505.

Great Falls, Montana Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202081,721390.05%
201981,682390.05%
201881,643390.05%
201781,604680.08%
201681,536-351-0.43%
201581,887-171-0.21%
201482,058-131-0.16%
201382,1895780.70%
201281,611-83-0.10%
201181,6941930.24%
201081,5010.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White51,36187.07%
American Indian and Alaska Native3,4375.83%
Two or More Races2,3774.03%
Some Other Race7061.20%
Asian5500.93%
Black or African American5110.87%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander480.08%

Great Falls Population Pyramid 2020

Great Falls Median Age

38.6


Total

37


Male

40.5


Female

Great Falls Adults

There are 46,137 adults, (10,663 of whom are seniors) in Great Falls.

Great Falls Age Dependency

66.3

Age Dependency Ratio

30.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Great Falls Sex Ratio

Female

29,790

50.50%

Male

29,200

49.50%

Great Falls Households and Families

Great Falls Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Great Falls Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.2%17.8%
All62.2%37.8%
Non Family48.3%51.7%
Female47.4%52.6%
Male40.4%59.6%

62.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All25,7172.2262.2
Married10,8952.9582.2
Non Family10,7571.2148.3
Female2,8972.9747.4
Male1,1682.9340.4

2.87

Average Family Size

2.22

Average Household Size

6.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Great Falls Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8722.17%
9th to 12th Grade2,5326.29%
High School Graduate12,56031.20%
Some College10,00924.87%
Associates Degree3,7809.39%
Bachelors Degree7,00717.41%
Graduate Degree3,4918.67%

Great Falls Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White35,55733,0339,635
Native American1,7981,287180
Hispanic1,234990254
Multiple Races959907137
Asian463380147
Black399378164
Other Race309253138
Islander3720

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 94.74%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 44.66%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,671$38,920$29,783
Less Than High School$17,667$17,382$18,010
High School Grad$27,362$31,989$23,095
Some College$32,509$40,425$27,259
Bachelors Degree$40,689$47,680$37,375
Graduate Degree$55,059$67,625$46,123

$33,671

Average Earnings

$38,920

Average Male

$29,783

Average Female

Great Falls Language

Great Falls Language by Age

Great Falls Language

97.41% of Great Falls residents speak only English, while 2.59% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.13% of the population.

Great Falls Poverty

Great Falls Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White48,7885,93812.17%
Native3,1281,28341.02%
Hispanic2,62677029.32%
Multiple2,31343318.72%
Other69012518.12%
Black4757716.21%
Asian538366.69%
Islander371129.73%

14.46%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.84%

Male Poverty Rate

16.04%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Great Falls

The race most likely to be in poverty in Great Falls is Native, with 41.02% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Great Falls is Asian, with 6.69% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.97%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.03%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.03%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.49%
High School13.60%
Some College12.04%
Bachelors or Greater3.85%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed35.82%
Male Unemployed25.87%
Female Employed10.40%
Male Employed7.01%

Great Falls Income

Great Falls Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$45,620$65,511
Families$62,110$82,134
Married Families$74,590-
Non Families$28,312$40,198

Great Falls Marital Status

Great Falls Marital Status

Marriage Rates

48.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.1%

Male Marriage Rate

46.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Great Falls Married by Age and Sex

Great Falls Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Great Falls Marital Status by Race

Great Falls Veterans

6,564

Number of Veterans

5,675

Male Veterans

889

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War2,067
Vietnam1,929
First Gulf War1,624
Korea618
World War II216
Age Group Veterans
35 to 541,843
75+1,289
65 to 741,223
55 to 641,185
18 to 341,024
Name Veterans % of Total
White5,95714.77%
Hispanic30018.56%
Black18442.59%
Indian1456.45%
Other13535.43%
2 or More987.48%
Asian459.39%

$Great Falls Veterans by Education

6.08%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.88%

Veteran Disability Rate

Great Falls Employment Status

62.5%

Labor Force Participation

58.1%

Employment Rate

4.1%

Unemployment Rate

Great Falls Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

58.29%

Born in Montana

97.80%

Native Born

2.20%

Foreign Born

0.85%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.80% of Great Falls residents were born in the United States, with 58.29% having been born in Montana. 0.85% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202058,627-37-0.06%
201958,664-37-0.06%
201858,701-141-0.24%
201758,842-37-0.06%
201658,879-391-0.66%
201559,270-73-0.12%
201459,343-185-0.31%
201359,5282710.46%
201259,257-119-0.20%
201159,3761560.26%
201059,2202,5300.44%
200056,6901,5930.29%
199055,097-1,787-0.32%
198056,884-3,207-0.55%
197060,0914,7340.82%
196055,35716,1433.51%
195039,2149,2862.74%
194029,9281,1060.38%
193028,8224,7011.80%
192024,12110,1735.63%
191013,948-982-0.68%
190014,93010,95114.14%
18903,9790.00%