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%).
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Miles City spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 12.75 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The education level of Miles City citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.41% of adults 25 and older in Miles City have a college 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.