Missoula is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Montana. With a population of 73,489 people and 22 constituent neighborhoods, Missoula is the second largest community in Montana.
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 (12.47%), sales jobs (10.15%), and food service (10.08%).
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.
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 17.20 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Missoula. 50.97% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Missoula in 2018 was $32,645, which is upper middle income relative to Montana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $130,580 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 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.