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.
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, 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%).
A relatively large number of people in Anaconda telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.83% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
Despite the fact that it is a small city, Anaconda has quite a few people who take public transportation – mostly the bus - for their daily commute to work. This helps to fill a real need in the city for affordable transportation.
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.