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 89.03% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Red Lodge is a city of service providers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Red Lodge who work in food service (13.62%), management occupations (11.83%), and sales jobs (9.60%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.54% 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.

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 17.00 minutes getting to work every day.

Red Lodge is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 40.62% of adults in Red Lodge have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Red Lodge in 2010 was $26,698, which is wealthy relative to Montana, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $106,792 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 English, Irish, Norwegian, and Italian.

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

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