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Butte, MT
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Butte profile

Living in Butte

Butte is a medium-sized city located in the state of Montana. With a population of 36,068 people and nine associated 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.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Butte spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.73 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The percentage of people in Butte who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.77% of adults in Butte have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Butte in 2018 was $35,110, which is upper middle income relative to Montana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $140,440 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 Spanish and Arabic.