Butte, MT

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Living in Butte

Butte is a medium-sized city located in the state of Montana. With a population of 34,494 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Butte is the fifth largest community in Montana. Butte 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, Butte isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Butte are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Butte is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Butte who work in office and administrative support (12.42%), sales jobs (9.31%), and management occupations (7.55%).

Also of interest is that Butte has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

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, Butte is worth considering.

One of the benefits of Butte is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.86 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.

The overall education level of Butte is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 27.71% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Butte in 2018 was $28,261, which is middle income relative to Montana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $113,044 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 Irish, German, English, Italian, and Norwegian.

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