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Great Falls, Montana - Basic Facts

The City of Great Falls is the 3rd largest city in Montana with a population of 59,878 as of July 1, 2016. Great Falls ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Montana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Great Falls is located at latitude 47.5014 and longitude -111.3 in Cascade County. The formal boundaries for the City of Great Falls (see map below) encompass a land area of 21.92 sq. miles and a water area of 0.47 sq. miles. Cascade County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,330 feet.

The City of Great Falls (GNIS ID: 2410653) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Montana is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Great Falls is located within Great Falls Division of Cascade County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Great Falls population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Great Falls: Electric City.


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Great Falls, MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 59,878
Population in Households 58,642
Population in Familes 43,940
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,236
Population Density1 2,731
Diversity Index2 32
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 26,107
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 15,378
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 27,714 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,644 (56.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,463 (37.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,607 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $163,534
Average Home Value $186,371
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $43,503
Average Household Income $58,285
Per Capita Income $25,610
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.35% 0.28%
Households 0.49% 0.36%
Families 0.24% 0.16%
Median Household Income   2.88%
Per Capita Income   1.76%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Great Falls, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Great Falls to the other 364 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Montana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 3 99th
Population Density1 # 6 99th
Diversity Index2 # 50 87th
Median Household Income # 195 47th
Per Capita Income # 200 45th

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