Polson, Montana Population 2022

5,198
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Polson is a city located in Lake County Montana. Polson has a 2020 population of 5,198. It is also the county seat of Lake County. Polson is currently growing at a rate of 0.89% annually and its population has increased by 13.27% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,589 in 2010.

The average household income in Polson is $49,528 with a poverty rate of 19.27%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $727 per month, and the median house value is $187,200. The median age in Polson is 36.5 years, 32.3 years for males, and 46.3 years for females.

Polson Demographics

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

  • White: 66.23%
  • Native American: 23.51%
  • Two or more races: 8.44%
  • Other race: 0.63%
  • Asian: 0.61%
  • Black or African American: 0.59%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Polson, Montana is 5,198 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,198.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,589.

Polson, Montana Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,25766.23%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,15623.51%
Two or More Races4158.44%
Some Other Race310.63%
Asian300.61%
Black or African American290.59%
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Polson Population by Race

Polson Population Pyramid $2022

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Polson Median Age

36.5


Total

32.3


Male

46.3


Female

Polson Adults

There are 3,769 adults, (1,011 of whom are seniors) in Polson.

Polson Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

36.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Polson Sex Ratio

Female

2,496

50.75%

Male

2,422

49.25%

Polson Population by Age

Polson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Polson Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female16.5%83.5%
Male43.1%56.9%
Non Family50.3%49.7%
All55%45%
Married85.4%14.6%

55.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Polson Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,0602.3455
Non Family9191.4650.3
Married6633.0685.4
Female3763.1516.5
Male1022.6943.1

2.87

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

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Polson Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade842.82%
9th to 12th Grade953.19%
High School Graduate90930.50%
Some College64521.64%
Associates Degree30710.30%
Bachelors Degree58319.56%
Graduate Degree35711.98%
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Polson Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Polson Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White2,1812,056814
Native American54250385
Hispanic13111641
2+ Races105105
Other Race311616
Asian3030
Black2121

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 51.61%.

Polson Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,301$32,087$19,495
Less Than 9th Grade$9,574$8,750$12,917
High School Graduate$27,083$31,106$17,232
Some College$26,014$34,808$22,703
Bachelors Degree$19,679$$18,857
Graduate Degree$38,542$$

$25,301

Average Earnings

$32,087

Average Male

$19,495

Average Female

Polson Earnings by Educational Attainment

Polson Language by Age

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Polson Language

97.10% of Polson residents speak only English, while 2.90% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.11% of the population.

Polson Language

Polson Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,07758018.85%
Native98418719.00%
Hispanic22611751.77%
Multiple4128520.63%
Other15NaN%

19.27%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.39%

Male Poverty Rate

18.22%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Polson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Polson is Hispanic, with 51.77% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Polson is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.40%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.08%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.93%.

Polson Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade48.78%
Bachelors or Greater14.99%
High School14.85%
Some College7.59%

Polson Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Employed15.76%
Male Unemployed12.77%
Male Employed5.05%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Polson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Polson Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$37,054$49,528
Families$51,528$64,613
Married Families$64,189-
Non Families$23,997$26,105
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Income by Household Type

Polson Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

39.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.6%

Male Marriage Rate

38.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Polson Married by Age and Sex

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Polson Marriage

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

Polson Marital Status by Race

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Polson Marital Status

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366

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam126
First Gulf War77
Second Gulf War56
Korea26
World War II17

Polson Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7493
75+89
35 to 5488
55 to 6473
18 to 3423

Polson Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White30211.21%
Native American546.59%
Hispanic1711.04%
2+ Races105.81%

Polson Veterans by Race

Polson Veterans by Education

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12.43%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.66%

Veteran Disability Rate

Polson Veterans by Education

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57.8%

Labor Force Participation

53%

Employment Rate

8.2%

Unemployment Rate

Polson Employment by Age

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Polson Employment by Race

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Polson 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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53.19%

Born in Polson

96.83%

Native Born

3.17%

Foreign Born

1.73%

Non Citizen

1.44%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.83% of Polson residents were born in the United States, with 53.19% having been born in Montana. 1.73% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Polson Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20225,198460.89%
20215,152460.90%
20205,106460.91%
20195,060460.92%
20185,014811.64%
20174,9331172.43%
20164,816661.39%
20154,750471.00%
20144,70390.19%
20134,694190.41%
20124,67560.13%
20114,669801.74%
20104,5895481.28%
20004,0417582.10%
19903,2834851.61%
19802,7980.00%

Polson Population by Year