Livingston, MT

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Livingston is a somewhat small city located in the state of Montana. With a population of 8,040 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Livingston is the 12th largest community in Montana. Much of the housing stock in Livingston was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Housing costs in Livingston are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Montana.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Livingston is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Livingston is a city of service providers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Livingston who work in management occupations (9.91%), maintenance occupations (9.14%), and food service (8.46%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.61% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

In terms of college education, Livingston is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.33% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Livingston in 2018 was $30,168, which is upper middle income relative to Montana, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $120,672 for a family of four. However, Livingston contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Livingston home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Livingston residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Livingston include German, Irish, English, Norwegian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Livingston is English. Other important languages spoken here include Scandinavian languages and German/Yiddish.

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