Anaconda is a somewhat small city located in the state of Montana. With a population of 9,106 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Anaconda is the ninth largest community in Montana. Anaconda has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Anaconda is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Anaconda is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Anaconda who work in healthcare (11.54%), office and administrative support (11.00%), and food service (10.82%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.29% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Anaconda has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Anaconda a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.57 minutes getting to work every day.
In terms of college education, Anaconda is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.06% of adults 25 and older in Anaconda have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Anaconda in 2010 was $25,107, which is middle income relative to Montana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $100,428 for a family of four. However, Anaconda contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Anaconda home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Anaconda residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Anaconda include German, Irish, English, Norwegian, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Anaconda is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.