Missoula is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Montana. With a population of 75,516 people and 18 constituent neighborhoods, Missoula is the second largest community in Montana.
Missoula real estate is some of the most expensive in Montana, although Missoula house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Missoula is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Missoula is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Missoula who work in office and administrative support (12.25%), food service (10.60%), and sales jobs (9.47%).
Also of interest is that Missoula has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In addition, Missoula is a college town. There are a lot of students in Missoula attending college, and as a result Missoula provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.
Not only is Missoula a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, shaping the character of the city into a place that is geared toward, and considered attractive to, many single, educated people. Many singles consider Missoula a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.80 minutes getting to work every day.
The citizens of Missoula are among the most well-educated in the nation: 47.93% of adults in Missoula have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Missoula in 2018 was $30,810, which is upper middle income relative to Montana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $123,240 for a family of four. However, Missoula contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Missoula home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Missoula residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Missoula include German, Irish, English, Norwegian, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Missoula is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.