Miles City is a somewhat small city located in the state of Montana. With a population of 8,647 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Miles City is the tenth largest community in Montana.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Miles City is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Miles City is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Miles City who work in office and administrative support (15.28%), sales jobs (11.79%), and management occupations (9.00%).
One of the benefits of Miles City is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 12.75 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.
Even though Miles City is a smaller city, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
The percentage of adults in Miles City who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.41% of the adults in Miles City have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Miles City in 2010 was $25,450, 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 $101,800 for a family of four. However, Miles City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Miles City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Miles City residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Miles City include Irish, English, Norwegian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Miles City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.