Red Lodge, MT


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Red Lodge is a very small city located in the state of Montana. With a population of 2,222 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Red Lodge is the 35th largest community in Montana. Red Lodge has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

Red Lodge is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 88.61% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Red Lodge is a city of professionals, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Red Lodge who work in management occupations (12.99%), food service (9.79%), and sales jobs (9.07%).

Of important note, Red Lodge is also a city of artists. Red Lodge has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Red Lodge’s character.

A relatively large number of people in Red Lodge telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.59% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

One of the benefits of Red Lodge is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.97 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The education level of Red Lodge citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 38.70% of adults in Red Lodge have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Red Lodge in 2010 was $26,788, which is wealthy relative to Montana, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $107,152 for a family of four. However, Red Lodge contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Red Lodge home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Red Lodge residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Red Lodge include Irish, English, Norwegian, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Red Lodge is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.

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