Missoula County, Montana Population 2024

122,687

Missoula County, Montana's estimated 2024 population is 122,687 with a growth rate of 0.69% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Missoula County, Montana is the 3rd largest county in Montana. The 2010 population was 109,471 and has seen a growth of 12.07% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029126,8778380.66%
2028126,0398380.67%
2027125,2018380.67%
2026124,3638380.68%
2025123,5258380.68%
2024122,6878380.69%
2023121,8498380.69%
2022121,0111,1700.98%
2021119,8411,4941.26%
2020118,347-1,719-1.43%
2019120,0661,1070.93%
2018118,9598910.75%
2017118,0681,4811.27%
2016116,5872,3062.02%
2015114,2811,3571.2%
2014112,9249360.84%
2013111,9888840.8%
2012111,1048340.76%
2011110,2707990.73%
2010109,47100%
199078,6872,6713.51%
198076,01617,75330.47%
197058,26313,60030.45%
196044,6639,17025.84%
195035,4936,45522.23%
194029,0387,25633.31%
193021,782-2,259-9.4%
192024,0414451.89%
191023,5969,63268.98%
190013,964-463-3.21%
189014,42711,890468.66%
18802,537-17-0.67%
18702,554-124,323-97.99%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.69% (838)
County Website
Missoula County
State
Montana
County Seat
2020 Population
118,347
Area
2593 mi²
Density
47 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
3.67% (4,340)
Founded
1860

Missoula County, Montana Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White105,60589.09%
Two or more races6,3155.33%
Native American2,4772.09%
Asian2,1421.81%
Other race1,1450.97%
Black or African American7440.63%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1130.1%

White

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Other race

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Missoula County, Montana Population by Race

Missoula County, Montana Population Pyramid 2024

Missoula County, Montana Median Age

36.7

Total

36.4

Male

37.2

Female

Missoula County, Montana Adults

There are 96,808 adults, (19,464 of whom are seniors) in Missoula County, Montana.

Missoula County, Montana Age Dependency

53.3

Age Dependency Ratio

25.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Missoula County, Montana Sex Ratio

Female58,90849.69%
Male59,63350.31%

Missoula County, Montana Population by Age

Missoula County, Montana Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All50,4462.2958.841.2
Non Family22,6421.4139.660.4
Married21,6382.9680.919.1
Female4,1173.2651.348.7
Male2,0492.9253.346.7

2.91

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

58.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Missoula County, Montana Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,0681.32%
9th to 12th Grade1,8632.3%
High School Graduate16,85620.8%
Some College18,03922.26%
Associates Degree7,1638.84%
Bachelors Degree22,62027.91%
Graduate Degree13,44116.58%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Missoula County, Montana Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Missoula County, Montana Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White72,18769,77932,410
2+ Races3,5243,3811,542
Hispanic2,3602,2401,016
Asian1,6471,453788
Native American1,4451,353499
Other Race719719201
Black414399142
Islander575711

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 47.84%.

Missoula County, Montana Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$43,466$46,937$39,912
Less Than 9th Grade$26,540$30,394$21,947
High School Graduate$35,404$45,024$28,907
Some College$37,608$40,991$34,835
Bachelors Degree$45,586$47,113$41,990
Graduate Degree$68,300$77,403$62,260

$43,466

Average Earnings

$46,937

Average Male

$39,912

Average Female

Missoula County, Montana Earnings by Educational Attainment

Missoula County, Montana Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Missoula County, Montana Language

94.87% of Missoula County, Montana residents speak only English, while 5.13% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.99% of the population.

Missoula County, Montana Language

Missoula County, Montana Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White101,39011,18711.03%
Multiple6,1901,41222.81%
Native2,30369330.09%
Hispanic4,17353612.84%
Other1,13916814.75%
Asian2,0861336.38%
Black708212.97%

11.87%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.37%

Male Poverty Rate

12.38%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Missoula County, Montana

The race most likely to be in poverty in Missoula County, Montana is Native, with 30.09% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Missoula County, Montana is Black, with 2.97% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.9%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.56%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.18%.

Missoula County, Montana Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.46%
High School11.19%
Some College10.93%
Bachelors or Greater5.01%

Missoula County, Montana Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed45.9%
Female Unemployed39.82%
Female Employed8.85%
Male Employed6.78%

Missoula County, Montana Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Missoula County, Montana Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$66,840$92,834
Families$89,466$118,315
Married Families$102,663$131,687
Non Families$40,801$57,893

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Missoula County, Montana Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

44.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.8%

Male Marriage Rate

43.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Missoula County, Montana Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Missoula County, Montana 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 45-54.

Missoula County, Montana Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Missoula County, Montana Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

7,909

Number of Veterans

7,254

Male Veterans

655

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam2,686
Second Gulf War1,972
First Gulf War1,555
Korea327
World War II143

Missoula County, Montana Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 742,030
75+1,938
35 to 541,890
55 to 641,120
18 to 34931

Missoula County, Montana Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White7,4578.6%
2+ Races1934.08%
Hispanic1886.24%
Native American1779.77%
Asian371.87%
Black276.07%
Other Race182.12%

Missoula County, Montana Veterans by Race

Missoula County, Montana Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.14%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.47%

Veteran Disability Rate

Missoula County, Montana Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

70%

Labor Force Participation

66.7%

Employment Rate

4.5%

Unemployment Rate

Missoula County, Montana Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Missoula County, Montana Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Missoula County, Montana Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

48.16%

Born in Missoula County, Montana

96.69%

Native Born

3.31%

Foreign Born

1.51%

Non Citizen

1.8%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.69% of Missoula County, Montana residents were born in the United States, with 48.16% having been born in Montana. 1.51% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Missoula County, Montana Place of Birth

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