Anaconda is a somewhat small city located in the state of Montana. With a population of 9,085 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Anaconda is the ninth largest community in Montana. Much of the housing stock in Anaconda was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Anaconda is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Anaconda is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Anaconda who work in food service (12.22%), healthcare (11.19%), and office and administrative support (9.43%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.83% 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.
Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Anaconda is worth considering.
For a small city, Anaconda has a lot of people who use public transit to get to work, and those that do mostly ride the bus. This suggests that a real need for low-cost transportation in Anaconda exists, and local transit is helping to meet that need.
The percentage of adults in Anaconda with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.90% of adults in Anaconda have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Anaconda in 2010 was $23,192, which is middle income relative to Montana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $92,768 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 Hawaiian. Important ancestries of people in Anaconda include Irish, English, Norwegian, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Anaconda is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and German/Yiddish.