Dillon, MT


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Dillon is a very small city located in the state of Montana. With a population of 4,210 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Dillon is the 22nd largest community in Montana.

Unlike some cities, Dillon isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Dillon are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Dillon is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dillon who work in maintenance occupations (12.32%), teaching (10.56%), and office and administrative support (9.85%).

Of important note, Dillon is also a city of artists. Dillon has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Dillon’s character.

Dillon is a place where college students are a big part of the character and culture of the town. Small towns have often struggled with declining populations over the past few decades, but the presence of such a large college student population has helped Dillon to fight this trend. Not only does the college population add spending and jobs to local economy, but it also contributes a very tangible, youthful energy to the town.

Dillon’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.

One of the benefits of Dillon is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 13.60 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.

Dillon 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.

The overall education level of Dillon citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.39% of adults in Dillon have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Dillon in 2010 was $20,147, which is lower middle income relative to Montana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $80,588 for a family of four. However, Dillon contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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

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