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 an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
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, 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.
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Anaconda has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Anaconda has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Anaconda than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Anaconda may be for you.
One of the benefits of Anaconda is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.57 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
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.