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 33,901 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.

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 (12.15%), management occupations (9.66%), and sales jobs (9.32%).

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 16.31 minutes getting to work every day.

In terms of college education, Butte is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 26.08% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Butte in 2010 was $26,359, 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 $105,436 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 German/Yiddish.