Missoula, MT 59801 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 59801: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Missoula, MT 59801

Not Acceptable, USPS
East Missoula, MT 59801
MSLA, MT 59801

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,431
  • Single Family Addresses: 13,428
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 680
  • County: Missoula County
  • Centroid: Latitude 46.859, Longitude -114.04
  • Time Zone: Mountain Time Zone (UTC -7 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Missoula, MT 59801 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 29,817
Population in Households 29,146
Population in Familes 15,897
Population in Group Qrtrs 671
Population Density1 4,226
Diversity Index2 27


Total Households 13,970
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 5,886
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 14,728 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,268 (35.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,702 (59.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 758 ( 5.1%)
Median Home Value $249,778
Average Home Value $279,655


Median Household Income $32,957
Average Household Income $48,472
Per Capita Income $22,981
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.86% 0.87%
Households 0.96% 0.96%
Families 0.48% 0.67%
Median Household Income   1.25%
Per Capita Income   1.54%
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.

Missoula, MT 59801 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 59801 to the other 356 ZIP Codes 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 # 10 97th
Population Density1 # 2 100th
Diversity Index2 # 59 84th
Median Household Income # 332 7th
Per Capita Income # 280 22nd

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