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Population
  2010 2019
Population 989,415 1,068,778
Rank 45 44
Median Age 39.8 40.1
   
Total 8 year-olds 12,110 12,721
Boys 6,186 6,538
Girls 5,924 6,183
Total 9 year-olds 12,252 12,800
Boys 6,222 6,496
Girls 6,030 6,304
Total 10 year-olds 12,013 12,860
Boys 6,283 6,641
Girls 5,730 6,219
Total 11 year-olds 12,215 13,288
Boys 6,298 6,851
Girls 5,917 6,437
Total 12 year-olds 12,179 13,359
Boys 6,280 6,930
Girls 5,899 6,429
Total 13 year-olds 12,318 13,126
Boys 6,323 6,752
Girls 5,995 6,374
Total 14 year-olds 12,399 12,796
Boys 6,436 6,535
Girls 5,963 6,261
 
How People Get to Work: 2010 2019
Drive Alone 75.6% 76.2%
Car Pool 9.7% 9.9%
Public Transportation 0.8% 0.9%
Work at Home 6.5% 6.5%
 
Computer and Internet Use: 2019
Homes with a Computer 92.4%

Geography
  2010
Capital Helena
Largest City Billings
Second Largest City Missoula
Persons Per Square Mile 6.8

Business
  2010 2018
Dentist Offices 441 482
Amusement Parks 7 3
Fast-Food Restaurants 725 746
Toy Stores 46 41
Video/Disc Rental Stores 65 15
Zoos & Botanical Gardens 1 NA
Candy & Nut Stores 14 15
Pet & Pet Supply Stores 24 30
Ice Cream & Frozen Dessert Makers 2 3

Note: As is the case with all surveys, statistics from sample surveys are subject to sampling and nonsampling error.

A value of NA indicates that there is no data for that time period, due to there being less than three establishments. A value of X indicates that data are not applicable for the current region.

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History

  • Date of Statehood: November 8, 1889
  • Population 1900: 243,329
  • Population 1950: 591,024
  • Population 2000: 902,195
  • Population 2010: 989,415

I never knew that! *

  • Nickname : Treasure State
  • Flower : Bitterroot
  • Tree : Ponderosa Pine
  • Bird : Western Meadowlark
  • Animal : Grizzly Bear
  • Grass : Bluebunch Wheatgrass
  • Butterfly => Mourning Cloak

Who told you this stuff?

The U.S. Census Bureau takes a census of the population every 10 years, and censuses of economic activity and governments every five years. And every year, the Census Bureau conducts more than 100 other surveys. Data on this page come from the 2010 Census, the American Community Survey, Population Estimates, County Business Patterns, and Puerto Rico Community Survey.

How are these data collected?

The U.S. Census Bureau sends questionnaires in the mail or contacts businesses and households to participate in its surveys.

* State and Island Area symbol information was obtained from various non-Census Bureau resources including state web sites, educational web sites, and commercial entities.

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