Havre is a somewhat small city located in the state of Montana. With a population of 9,846 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Havre is the eighth largest community in Montana.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Havre is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Havre is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Havre who work in office and administrative support (12.52%), teaching (9.40%), and sales jobs (9.03%).
One of the benefits of Havre is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 11.39 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.
Havre is a very car-oriented city. 82.33% of residents commute to work in a private automobile rather than by other means, such as public transit, bicycling, or walking. This is because Havre is a small city , and most people who live here have to drive out of town for work, and the town population is not large nor dense enough to support an extensive public transportation system. Havre has a lot of rural roads, and houses can be far apart. Many residents drive out of town for regular shopping trips as well.
Being a small city, Havre does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The population of Havre overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Havre, 24.64% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Havre in 2010 was $22,219, which is middle income relative to Montana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $88,876 for a family of four. However, Havre contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Havre is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Havre home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Havre residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Havre include Norwegian, Irish, English, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Havre is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.