Great Falls, MT


Great Falls profile

Living in Great Falls

Great Falls is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Montana. With a population of 59,178 people and 19 constituent neighborhoods, Great Falls is the third largest community in Montana.

Great Falls is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Great Falls is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Great Falls who work in office and administrative support (13.30%), sales jobs (11.00%), and management occupations (8.68%).

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 15.59 minutes getting to work every day.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Great Falls is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Great Falls, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The overall education level of Great Falls is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 25.96% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Great Falls in 2010 was $26,369, which is upper middle income relative to Montana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $105,476 for a family of four. However, Great Falls contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Great Falls is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Great Falls home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Great Falls residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Great Falls include Irish, Norwegian, English, and European.

The most common language spoken in Great Falls is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.