Missoula is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Montana. With a population of 72,364 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 a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.93% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Missoula is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Missoula who work in office and administrative support (12.12%), sales jobs (9.97%), and food service (9.27%).
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.
Because there are quite a few people attending college in Missoula, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Missoula provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.
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 16.95 minutes getting to work every day.
Many people in Missoula take advantage of public transportation to get around. In fact, for the size of the city, the number of people who use the bus to commute to work is quite high. This helps to fill a need among Missoula citizens for affordable transportation.
The education level of Missoula ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Missoula, 47.09% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Missoula in 2010 was $26,853, which is upper middle income relative to Montana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $107,412 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 Native American. Important ancestries of people in Missoula include Irish, English, Norwegian, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Missoula is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.