Great Falls, MT
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Great Falls is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Montana. With a population of 59,638 people and 19 constituent neighborhoods, Great Falls is the third largest community in Montana.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Great Falls is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (13.18%), sales jobs (10.46%), and food service (8.07%).

One of the benefits of Great Falls is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.74 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.

In terms of college education, Great Falls is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 25.17% 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 $25,268, which is upper middle income relative to Montana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $101,072 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.