Sidney is a somewhat small city located in the state of Montana. With a population of 6,828 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Sidney is the 16th largest community in Montana.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Sidney is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 36.78% of the Sidney workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Sidney is a city of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sidney who work in office and administrative support (16.75%), management occupations (10.74%), and sales jobs (9.86%).
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Sidney spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 14.40 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
Being a small city, Sidney does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The citizens of Sidney are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.79% of adults in Sidney have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Sidney in 2010 was $31,103, which is wealthy relative to Montana, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $124,412 for a family of four. However, Sidney contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Sidney home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sidney residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Sidney include Norwegian, Irish, English, and Russian.
The most common language spoken in Sidney is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.