Colstrip is a very small city located in the state of Montana. With a population of 2,316 people and just one neighborhood, Colstrip is the 34th largest community in Montana.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Colstrip is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 40.00% of the Colstrip workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Colstrip is a city of professionals, construction workers and builders and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Colstrip who work in teaching (10.99%), management occupations (10.04%) and office and administrative support (9.36%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Colstrip is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Colstrip a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Colstrip has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Colstrip’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
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 11.84 minutes getting to work every day.
Colstrip is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.