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2010 Population Pop Density % White % Native
% Under
age 18
% Over
age 65
Missoula Co. 109,299 42.1 93 3 23 15
* Region 5 299,014 15.6 94 4 21 15

* Region 5 is northwest Montana, including Lincoln, Flathead, Sanders, Missoula, Ravalli, Lake and Mineral Counties

Demographic information for other regions in Montana - MT Dept. Health & Human Services

2010 US Census Demographics

Mobility in Missoula County

A significant number of Missoulians are moving in and out of the community. When we measure how we are doing in subsequent years, we won’t be measuring the same people. This in-and-out migration affects the quality and effectiveness of schools, programs, social services, neighborhoods, and the community as a whole.

In the 2005-09 US Census estimates, during the past one year:

In the 2000 Census Bureau estimates:  84% of Missoula County residents had lived in the same house.  Of those who had moved, 59% relocated in the same county, 20% moved to another county in the same state.

College Town

Part of Missoula’s turnover is associated with the university. With more than 12,000 students, the U of M obviously impacts this community profoundly, in many different ways. Many of the students are not long-term residents here, and their contributions and participation are different than those of longer-term residents. Data associated with many Missoula Measures is profoundly affected by this significant population.

Population statistics

percent of population by age, Missoula and Montana



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Related Websites

Census & Economic Information Center, Mt. Dept of Commerce  

Urban Initiative - Missoula Office of Planning and Grants

Missoula Online Statistical System - Missoula County demographics and community indicators.

Montana and Regional Population Demographics - MT Dept. Health & Human Services

Links to health data, statistics and information from many national sources.


What is Missoula Measures?

Missoula Measures presents indicators and other data, background information, and pertinent links on scores of topics related to health and quality of life in Missoula County. This site grew out of a healthy community indicators project initiated by Missoula city and county government in 1997-1999.   Contributors to original project.

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