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.
|Population in Households||58,642|
|Population in Familes||43,940|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||1,236|
|Average Household Size||2.25|
|Average Family Size||3|
|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|
|Median Household Income||$43,503|
|Average Household Income||$58,285|
|Per Capita Income||$25,610|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||2.88%|
|Per Capita Income||1.76%|
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.
|Total Population||# 3||99th|
|Population Density1||# 6||99th|
|Diversity Index2||# 50||87th|
|Median Household Income||# 195||47th|
|Per Capita Income||# 200||45th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Montana Census Data Comparison Tool.