Butte, MT
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Butte is a medium-sized city located in the state of Montana. With a population of 33,922 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Butte is the fifth largest community in Montana. Butte has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

Butte is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Butte is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Butte who work in office and administrative support (11.84%), sales jobs (10.95%), and management occupations (8.53%).

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 16.61 minutes getting to work every day.

The education level of Butte citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.63% of adults in Butte have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Butte in 2010 was $23,848, which is upper middle income relative to Montana, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $95,392 for a family of four. However, Butte contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Butte home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Butte residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Butte include German, English, Italian, and Norwegian.

The most common language spoken in Butte is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.