Polson, Montana Population 2020

5,262

Polson is a city located in Montana. With a 2020 population of 5,262, it is the 18th largest city in Montana and the 4606th largest city in the United States. Polson is currently growing at a rate of 2.37% annually and its population has increased by 17.25% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,488 in 2010. Spanning over 5 miles, Polson has a population density of 1,161 people per square mile.

The average household income in Polson is $49,915 with a poverty rate of 16.63%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $664 per month, and the median house value is $179,700. The median age in Polson is 37.1 years, 32.7 years for males, and 45.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 96.4 males.

Polson Demographics

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

  • White: 74.07%
  • Native American: 18.60%
  • Two or more races: 5.66%
  • Asian: 0.85%
  • Black or African American: 0.41%
  • Other race: 0.41%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Polson, Montana is 5,262, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,018.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,488.

Polson, Montana Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,58774.07%
American Indian and Alaska Native90118.60%
Two or More Races2745.66%
Asian410.85%
Some Other Race200.41%
Black or African American200.41%

Polson Population Pyramid 2020

Polson Median Age

37.1


Total

32.7


Male

45.5


Female

Polson Adults

There are 3,739 adults, (1,064 of whom are seniors) in Polson.

Polson Age Dependency

81

Age Dependency Ratio

39.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Polson Sex Ratio

Female

2,466

50.92%

Male

2,377

49.08%

Polson Households and Families

Polson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Polson Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.7%15.3%
All58.8%41.2%
Non Family56.8%43.2%
Male55.4%44.6%
Female15.6%84.4%

58.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,0582.3158.8
Non Family9331.3556.8
Married6413.1184.7
Female3273.215.6
Male1572.8755.4

2.89

Average Family Size

2.31

Average Household Size

11.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.7%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Polson Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade922.95%
9th to 12th Grade1274.07%
High School Graduate91129.17%
Some College73923.66%
Associates Degree2979.51%
Bachelors Degree56017.93%
Graduate Degree39712.71%

Polson Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White2,4522,273865
Native American46242224
Hispanic11411452
Multiple Races636316
Asian4141
Black2020
Other Race202020

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 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$24,286$30,944$19,219
Less Than High School$8,190$6,250$
High School Grad$25,750$29,702$
Some College$22,269$28,359$20,404
Bachelors Degree$$43,207$19,453
Graduate Degree$$128,750$

$24,286

Average Earnings

$30,944

Average Male

$19,219

Average Female

Polson Language

Polson Language by Age

Polson Language

97.15% of Polson residents speak only English, while 2.85% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.67% of the population.

Polson Poverty

Polson Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,38761518.16%
Native7499412.55%
Multiple2713011.07%
Hispanic1672414.37%

16.63%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.02%

Male Poverty Rate

15.36%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Polson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Polson is White, with 18.16% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Polson is Multiple, with 11.07% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.53%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.59%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.38%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School41.87%
Some College15.00%
High School14.11%
Bachelors or Greater13.97%
Name Poverty
Female Employed16.78%
Male Unemployed12.40%
Male Employed8.00%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Polson Income

Polson Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$36,272$49,915
Families$51,050$62,709
Married Families$62,423-
Non Families$24,572$26,399

Polson Marital Status

Polson Marital Status

Marriage Rates

40.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.5%

Male Marriage Rate

39.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Polson Married by Age and Sex

Polson Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Polson Marital Status by Race

Polson Veterans

359

Number of Veterans

323

Male Veterans

36

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam132
Second Gulf War67
Korea29
World War II14
First Gulf War12

$Polson Veterans by Education

21.33%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.45%

Veteran Disability Rate

Polson Employment Status

54.9%

Labor Force Participation

50.7%

Employment Rate

7.7%

Unemployment Rate

Polson 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

51.70%

Born in Montana

96.45%

Native Born

3.55%

Foreign Born

1.71%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.45% of Polson residents were born in the United States, with 51.70% having been born in Montana. 1.71% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20205,2621222.37%
20195,1401222.43%
20185,018821.66%
20174,9361222.53%
20164,814701.48%
20154,744471.00%
20144,69790.19%
20134,688190.41%
20124,66950.11%
20114,664811.77%
20104,5835421.27%
20004,0417582.10%
19903,2834851.61%
19802,7980.00%