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Missoula County, Montana (MT)

County population in 2014: 112,684 (78% urban, 22% rural); it was 95,802 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 18,916
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 8,384
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 23,793
Renter-occupied apartments: 18,626 (it was 14,646 in 2000)
% of renters here:

38%
State:

32%

Land area: 2598 sq. mi.

Water area: 20.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 43 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Missoula County: 93.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (34.8%), Educational, health and social services (19.9%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (12.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 65%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 30%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Missoula County, Montana:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (91.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.6%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (2.4%)
  • Two or more races (2.3%)
  • Asian alone (1.1%)
Median resident age:  34.0 years
Montana median age:  39.0 years
Males: 56,676  (50.3%)
Females: 56,008  (49.7%)
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Missoula County,MT real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Missoula County:

2.0 people
Montana:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $48,077 ($34,454 in 1999)

This county:

$48077
Montana:

$46972

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $711 (lower quartile is $538, upper quartile is $937)
This county:

$711
State:

$600


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $242,300 (it was $128,700 in 2000)
Missoula:

$242,300
Montana:

$190,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $163,100 - $332,300

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $296,157
Here:

$296,157
State:

$262,981

Townhouses or other attached units: $221,904
Here:

$221,904
State:

$198,383

In 2-unit structures: $315,149
Here:

$315,149
State:

$201,996

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $198,824
Here:

$198,824
State:

$231,885

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $124,049
Here:

$124,049
State:

$151,799

Mobile homes: $122,313
Here:

$122,313
State:

$84,157

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $649,347
Here:

$649,347
State:

$110,871
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,439
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $454

Institutionalized population: 795
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Health of residents in Missoula County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.6. This is better than average.
79.8% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
46.2% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
69.3% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
65.5% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 191 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 155 pounds. This is less than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2005: 491 buildings, average cost: $99,400
  • 2006: 403 buildings, average cost: $122,900
  • 2007: 513 buildings, average cost: $138,900
  • 2008: 323 buildings, average cost: $139,800
  • 2009: 207 buildings, average cost: $133,900
  • 2010: 190 buildings, average cost: $139,900
  • 2011: 132 buildings, average cost: $144,100
  • 2012: 179 buildings, average cost: $142,900
  • 2013: 251 buildings, average cost: $154,000
  • 2014: 227 buildings, average cost: $152,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,432 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,304 (1.1%)

Missoula County household income distribution in 2009 Missoula County home values distribution Missoula County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.9%
(16.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 63.9% for Black residents, 21.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 31.3% for American Indian residents, 7.4% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 22.1% for other race residents, 20.9% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.9%
Missoula County:

17.9%
Montana:

16.5%
(16.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 63.9% for Black residents, 20.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 34.8% for American Indian residents, 7.4% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 22.5% for other race residents, 24.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 34 years old
(Males: 33 years old, Females: 35 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 35 years old, Black residents: 18 years old, American Indian residents: 28 years old, Asian residents: 38 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21 years old, Other race residents: 39 years old)

Area name: Missoula, MT MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Missoula County is $511 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $645 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $836 a month.

Cities in this county include: Missoula, Orchard Homes, Seeley Lake-Blackfoot Valley, Lolo, East Missoula, Bonner-West Riverside, Seeley Lake, Frenchtown, Carlton, Clinton.

Missoula County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2012 air pollution in Missoula County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.024 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 21.2 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 11.0 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Missoula County: Manley Ranch (A), Monture Creek Recreation Site (B), Old Boyd Ranch (C), Mineral Hill Sportsmans Access (D), Basin Creek Guard Station (E), Hahn Creek Guard Station (F), Holbrook Guard Station (G), Shaw Creek Guard Station (H), Lost Cabin (I), Blackfoot Canyon Campground (J), Big Nelson Campground (K), Deer Lodge Golf Club (L), Montana State Prison Ranch Number 2 (M), Monture Creek Campground (N), Monture Creek Guard Station (O), Monture Hereford Ranch (P), Morrell Lookout (Q), Murphy Ranch (R), Newmans Camp (S), Perkins Ranch (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Missoula County include: First Baptist Church (A), Helmville Community Fellowship (B), Saint Mary Mission (C), Saint Thomas the Apostle Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hillcrest Cemetery (1), Helmville Cemetery (2), Saint Thomas Cemetery (3), Blackfoot Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Caruthers Lake (A), Rice Lake (B), Reservoir Lake (C), Spawn Lake (D), Upsata Lake (E), Lilly Lake (F), Chimney Lakes (G), Otis Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Dempsey Creek (A), Babcock Creek (B), Baggs Creek (C), Bartlett Creek (D), Bill Creek (E), Black Canyon Creek (F), Blind Canyon Creek (G), Blum Creek (H), Boulder Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Missoula County include: Cottonwood Park (1), Deer Park (2), Copenhaver Park (3), Valley of a Thousand Haystacks Historical Marker (4), Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Clatsop County, Oregon , Piscataquis County, Maine , Lincoln County, Washington , Mason County, Washington , Whatcom County, Washington , Rosebud County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.0%
Montana:

3.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 11,985
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 32.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,196 (55% naturalized citizens)

Missoula County:

2.3%
Whole state:

1.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 573
  • 1990 to 1994: 277
  • 1985 to 1989: 303
  • 1980 to 1984: 81
  • 1975 to 1979: 178
  • 1970 to 1974: 136
  • 1970 to 1974: 97
  • 1965 to 1969: 551

Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 95.4%

Missoula County marital status for males Missoula County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 24,835
  • One, attached: 1,233
  • Two: 2,078
  • 3 or 4: 2,936
  • 5 to 9: 1,460
  • 10 to 19: 1,065
  • 20 or more: 2,085
  • Mobile homes: 5,528
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 99

Housing units in Missoula County with a mortgage: 12,420 (1,588 second mortgage, 1,373 home equity loan, 43 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,438

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Missoula County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic9,8008
Evangelical Protestant8,93653
Mainline Protestant6,40917
Other5,91622
Orthodox1201
None78,118-
Missoula County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 19
Missoula County:

1.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

0.48 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 38
Missoula County:

3.60 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 97
This county:

9.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

10.38 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Missoula County:

5.5%
Montana:

7.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Missoula County:

19.2%
State:

23.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.2%
State:

10.7%

Agriculture in Missoula County:

Average size of farms: 403 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $13,044
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $125.08
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 11.41%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 66.65%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $17,179
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 8.63%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 59.91%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $37,745
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.26%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 4.16
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.22%
All wheat for grain: 1508 harvested acres
Vegetables: 25 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 19 acres

Tornado activity:

Missoula County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Montana state average. It is 259312518.6 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Missoula County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Montana state average. It is 85% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 229.2 miles away from Missoula County center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 198.2 miles away from the county center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 479.0 miles away from the county center
On 7/26/2005 at 04:08:37, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MB, 5.2 MS, 5.6 MW, Depth: 8.0 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 125.9 miles away from the county center
On 6/30/1975 at 18:54:13, a magnitude 6.1 (5.6 MB, 5.9 MS, 6.1 UK, 6.1 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 221.0 miles away from Missoula County center
On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 402.1 miles away from the county center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • MontanaBlack Cat Fire, Incident Period: August 16, 2007 to August 30, 2007, Fire Management Assistance Declared: August 16, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-FM-2721, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • MontanaJocko Lakes Fire, Incident Period: August 4, 2007 to September 4, 2007, Fire Management Assistance Declared: August 4, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-FM-2718, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • MontanaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3253): September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3253, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • MontanaMissoula/Mineral Fire Zone, Incident Period: August 12, 2003 to September 17, 2003, Fire Management Assistance Declared: August 12, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-FM-2490, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • MontanaSevere Storms, Incident Period: June 3, 2001 to June 14, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1385): July 7, 2001, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1385, Natural disaster type: Storm
  • MontanaSouthwestern Zone 2 Fire Complex, Incident Period: August 5, 2000, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • MontanaWildfires, Incident Period: July 13, 2000 to September 25, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1340): August 30, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1340, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • MontanaSevere Storms, Ice Jams, Snowmelt, Flooding, Extreme Soil Saturation, Incident Period: March 1, 1997 to August 6, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1183): July 25, 1997, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1183, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Snow
  • MontanaStorms/Flooding, Incident Period: February 4, 1996 to February 29, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1105): February 23, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1105, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • MontanaSEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: May 27, 1981, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-640): May 27, 1981, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-640, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Missoula County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 5, Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Information (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Information (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Canada (18%)
  • Belarus (12%)
  • Germany (10%)
  • United Kingdom (7%)
  • Japan (6%)
  • Vietnam (4%)
  • Russia (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Missoula County (%):

  • German (23%)
  • Irish (13%)
  • English (10%)
  • Norwegian (9%)
  • United States or American (6%)
  • Italian (4%)
  • French (except Basque) (3%)

Missoula County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 36,236 (73%)
  • Carpooled: 5,461 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 595 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 10 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 10 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 3 (0%)
  • Taxi: 39 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 37 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 1,776 (4%)
  • Walked: 2,717 (5%)
  • Other means: 326 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 2,238 (5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Missoula County, Montana in 2000:

  • 2,049 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 412 people in nursing homes
  • 275 people in other group homes
  • 274 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 232 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 180 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 88 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 57 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 25 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 12 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 9 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 5 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 5 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill

People in group quarters in Missoula County, Montana in 2010:

  • 2,284 people in college/university student housing
  • 374 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 292 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 256 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 124 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 111 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 62 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 44 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 42 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 20 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 14 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 11 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $49,284.

7.95% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,432 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.95%
Montana average:

6.86%


0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($157 average AGI)
Missoula County:

0.04%
Montana average:

0.05%

3.49% relocated from other counties in Montana ($11,178 average AGI)
4.43% relocated from other states ($20,097 average AGI)
Missoula County:

4.43%
Montana average:

3.82%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Ravalli County, MT  0.67% ($28,871 average AGI)
from Flathead County, MT  0.37% ($19,766)
from Gallatin County, MT  0.30% ($24,858)
from Lewis and Clark County, MT  0.29% ($25,192)
from Cascade County, MT  0.28% ($22,916)
from Yellowstone County, MT  0.28% ($28,449)
from Lake County, MT  0.22% ($28,054)


8.11% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,600 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.11%
Montana average:

6.73%


0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($194 average AGI)
Missoula County:

0.08%
Montana average:

0.06%

3.32% relocated to other counties in Montana ($11,427 average AGI)
4.71% relocated to other states ($17,980 average AGI)
Missoula County:

4.71%
Montana average:

3.69%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Ravalli County, MT  0.65% ($32,683 average AGI)
to Gallatin County, MT  0.32% ($21,241)
to Flathead County, MT  0.32% ($29,309)
to Yellowstone County, MT  0.31% ($29,870)
to Lewis and Clark County, MT  0.30% ($30,102)
to Lake County, MT  0.24% ($27,495)
to Cascade County, MT  0.23% ($25,418)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.7
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 1.3

Births per 1000 population in Missoula County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 7.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Missoula County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Missoula County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 19.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Missoula County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Missoula County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 13,366 (10,957 aged, 2,409 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,172 (9%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Missoula County, Montana in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (724)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (614)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (612)
  • Unspecified dementia (612)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (370)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (360)
  • Congestive heart failure (342)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (292)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (290)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (256)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.02
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 15774.91
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 349.430
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 32932.4

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1214.960
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 657.430
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 7.99

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 62.93
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 119.9

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 22.98
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 177.4. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 117.3
  • Other - 60.1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 105,665
  • In family households: 77,203 (18,054 male householders, 7,877 female householders)
    19,722 spouses, 25,407 children (23,388 natural, 806 adopted, 1,213 stepchildren), 1,260 grandchildren, 805 brothers or sisters, 430 parents, 604 other relatives, 2,649 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 28,462 (10,082 male householders (6,736 living alone)), 9,913 female householders (7,174 living alone)), 8,467 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3,634 (795 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 12,424 2-persons, 5,862 3-persons, 4,821 4-persons, 1,886 5-persons, 661 6-persons, 277 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 13,910 1-person, 4,538 2-persons, 1,004 3-persons, 343 4-persons, 145 5-persons, 41 6-persons, 14 7-or-more-persons.

15,427 married couples with children.
5,024 single-parent households (1,263 men, 3,761 women).

95.2% of residents of Missoula County speak English at home.
1.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (75% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
2.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (76% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (35% speak English very well, 52% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (80% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $554,032,000 ($5595 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $30,292,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $206,314,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $84,626,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $444,000
Federal grants: $139,790,000
Federal procurement contracts: $31,506,000 ($6,412,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $91,353,000 ($7,615,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $776,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $59,979,000
Federal Government insurance: $43,693,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 5,916
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

62 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,539
Here:

35 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +471
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+2 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,564
Here:

+16 per 1000 residents
State:

+20 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Missoula County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 28.24 millions of gallons per day (55% from ground, 45% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.8
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 637
  • 2000 to 2004: 9,291
  • 1990 to 1999: 8,955
  • 1980 to 1989: 4,704
  • 1970 to 1979: 10,176
  • 1960 to 1969: 3,621
  • 1950 to 1959: 4,475
  • 1940 to 1949: 2,201
  • 1939 or earlier: 6,696
Rooms in houses/apartments in Missoula County, Montana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 72
  • 2 rooms: 280
  • 3 rooms: 854
  • 4 rooms: 2,890
  • 5 rooms: 5,095
  • 6 rooms: 4,023
  • 7 rooms: 3,836
  • 8 rooms: 2,980
  • 9+ rooms: 3,763
  • 1 room: 1,197
  • 2 rooms: 1,961
  • 3 rooms: 2,845
  • 4 rooms: 4,118
  • 5 rooms: 2,451
  • 6 rooms: 1,040
  • 7 rooms: 407
  • 8 rooms: 334
  • 9+ rooms: 293
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Missoula County, Montana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 118
  • 1 bedroom: 859
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,622
  • 3 bedrooms: 10,677
  • 4 bedrooms: 4,821
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,696
  • no bedroom: 1,524
  • 1 bedroom: 4,054
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,824
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,414
  • 4 bedrooms: 653
  • 5+ bedrooms: 177
Cars and other vehicles available in Missoula County, Montana in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 587
  • 1 vehicle: 5,370
  • 2 vehicles: 11,048
  • 3 vehicles: 4,454
  • 4 vehicles: 1,624
  • 5+ vehicles: 710
  • no vehicle: 1,783
  • 1 vehicle: 6,699
  • 2 vehicles: 4,383
  • 3 vehicles: 1,277
  • 4 vehicles: 411
  • 5+ vehicles: 93

46% of Missoula County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 48% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 38% lived in Montana.

Missoula County:

45.9%
State average:

54.0%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 47698
  • Northeast: 4634
  • Midwest: 15323
  • South: 5229
  • West: 20060

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $132,700


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Missoula County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (73.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10.0%)
  • Electricity (7.9%)
  • Wood (6.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.8%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)
  • Utility gas (61.0%)
  • Electricity (29.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.9%)
  • Wood (2.4%)
  • Other fuel (1.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.1%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 765
Here:

7.4%
Montana:

7.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 435
Here:

8.3%
Montana:

6.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 495
Here:

4.9%
Montana:

11.5%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Missoula County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Air Transportation: $4,205,000
    General - Other: $1,394,000
    Regular Highways: $596,000
    Parks and Recreation: $409,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $9,244,000
    Correctional Institutions: $7,461,000
    General - Other: $7,289,000
    Police Protection: $5,481,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,213,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,017,000
    Regular Highways: $3,891,000
    Air Transportation: $2,733,000
    Libraries: $1,804,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,789,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,610,000
    Financial Administration: $1,550,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,355,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,228,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $740,000
    Solid Waste Management: $303,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $204,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $199,000
    Water Utilities: $34,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,523,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $9,704,000
    General - Other: $31,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - General - Other: $36,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $2,164,000
    Air Transportation: $1,202,000
    Libraries: $372,000
    Police Protection: $198,000
    Correctional Institutions: $106,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $89,000
    Solid Waste Management: $68,000
    Central Staff Services: $60,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $57,000
    General Public Building: $52,000
    Parks and Recreation: $51,000
    Health - Other: $19,000
    Financial Administration: $9,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $9,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $26,617,000

Missoula County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $6,772,000
    Air Transportation: $4,204,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,042,000
    Parks and Recreation: $994,000
    Solid Waste Management: $40,000
    Regular Highways: $13,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $3,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $2,695,000
    General Local Government Support: $400,000
    Housing and Community Development: $400,000
    Natural Resources: $301,000
    All Other: $50,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $174,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $2,196,000
    Sale of Property: $2,171,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,731,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $937,000
    Interest Earnings: $911,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $257,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $10,281,000
    Health and Hospitals: $3,908,000
    Highways: $2,317,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,341,000
    Housing and Community Development: $598,000
    Public Welfare: $176,000
    Water Utilities: $34,000
  • Tax - Property: $40,368,000
    Other License: $345,000

Missoula County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,717,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,973,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,689,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,945,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $10,620,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $8,620,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,000,000

Missoula County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $31,265,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,752,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,623
  • Number of aged recipients: 78
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,545
  • Number of recipients under 18: 208
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,216
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 199
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 586
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 727
Missoula County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Missoula County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 19 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED528$195,167745$181,4363,885$192,338288$99,99018$379,722435$170,508231$88,848
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED25$208,20047$185,468332$205,8259$104,2220$028$190,32122$105,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED57$184,368113$139,699766$214,52777$70,7401$350,00078$176,667104$86,644
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN39$183,64199$219,626667$208,07638$101,0532$653,00074$215,83840$155,975
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS5$169,6009$172,778123$211,12210$93,8000$015$201,13312$105,750
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 19 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED104$215,423112$224,6169$184,8891$189,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED23$256,08722$243,3642$408,5000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED19$199,68421$251,7140$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN9$227,22211$221,0912$244,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS6$197,6671$250,0002$168,5000$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Missoula County, MT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John44575.3 years
William35274.9 years
Robert34771.1 years
Mary33380.0 years
James25371.2 years
George23677.8 years
Helen20781.3 years
Margaret18381.2 years
Charles17076.0 years
Dorothy16878.9 years
Most common last names in Missoula County, MT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson19277.0 years
Smith14774.7 years
Anderson12277.0 years
Miller8576.8 years
Nelson8375.7 years
Brown7975.5 years
Peterson6579.7 years
Olson6278.9 years
Davis6075.5 years
Jones5977.2 years
Businesses in Missoula County, MT
NameCountNameCount
Abercrombie & Fitch1Kincaid1
Ace Hardware4Kmart1
Aeropostale1La Quinta1
Albertsons4La-Z-Boy2
AmericInn1Lane Furniture4
American Eagle Outfitters1LensCrafters1
Applebee's1Little Caesars Pizza2
Arby's3Lowe's1
Ashley Furniture1MasterBrand Cabinets6
Barnes & Noble1Maurices1
Baskin-Robbins1Mazda1
Bath & Body Works1McDonald's5
Bed Bath & Beyond1Motel 62
Best Western1Motherhood Maternity1
Budget Car Rental1New Balance4
Burger King2Nike11
CVS1Nissan1
Carson Pirie Scott1Old Navy1
Chevrolet1Outback1
Chico's1Outback Steakhouse1
Cold Stone Creamery1Pac Sun1
Coldwater Creek1Payless1
Costco1PetSmart1
Cracker Barrel1Pier 1 Imports1
Curves2Pizza Hut4
Dairy Queen6Quality1
Days Inn1Quiznos3
Decora Cabinetry1RadioShack2
Dennys1Red Robin1
Domino's Pizza1SAS Shoes1
Dressbarn1Safeway2
Econo Lodge1Sears2
Famous Footwear1Sleep Inn1
FedEx28Spencer Gifts1
Finish Line1Staples2
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Starbucks4
Ford1Subaru1
GNC1Subway10
GameStop1Super 84
Gap1T.J.Maxx1
Goodwill1Taco Bell3
Gymboree1Target1
H&R Block5Toyota1
Haworth1U-Haul11
Hawthorn1UPS26
Hilton2Vans4
Holiday Inn4Verizon Wireless3
Hollister Co.1Victoria's Secret1
Home Depot1Volkswagen1
Honda1Vons2
Hot Topic1Walgreens2
IHOP1Walmart2
JCPenney1Wendy's2
Jimmy John's1Wet Seal1
Jones New York3Wingate1
Journeys1YMCA1
Justice1

Missoula County on our top lists:

  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest average weight of females"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"