Missoula is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Montana. With a population of 74,822 people and 22 constituent neighborhoods, Missoula is the second largest community in Montana.
Missoula home prices are not only among the most expensive in Montana, but Missoula real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.61% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
Missoula is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Missoula enrolled in college, Missoula has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards 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.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Missoula spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 16.83 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Missoula, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Missoula is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 50.35% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Missoula in 2018 was $36,010, which is wealthy relative to Montana, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $144,040 for a family of four. However, Missoula contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Missoula is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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 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.