Moving to Montana

Written by Alyssa Howard,

The "Big Sky State" lives up to its name with breathtaking panoramic views and bountiful opportunities for snow skiing and phenomenal trout fishing. Home to the battlefield of the Battle of Little Bighorn, Montana also gives residents and visitors the opportunity to retrace the footsteps of Lewis and Clark or visit Yellowstone and Glacier National Park.

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Montana Compared to USA Averages
USA Montana
Population: 311,591,917 935,670
Home Ownership Rate: 66.6% 69.0%
High School Graduates: 85.0% 91.0%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 27.9% 27.9%
Persons Per Household: 2.59 2.36
Persons Per Square Mile: 87.4 6.8
Average Commute (min.): 25.2 17.7
Average Home Price: $188,400 $173,300
Median Household Income: $51,914 $43,872
Persons Below Poverty Level: 13.8% 14.5%
Features of Car Insurance Requirements*: 25/50/10

* Car Insurance Requirements: The first number is bodily injury liability limit per person, the second is bodily injury liability per accident, and the third is total coverage for property damage.


Key Facts About Montana
State Capital: Helena
Top 5 Cities: Billings
Great Falls
Butte-Silver Bow
Major Newspapers: Billings Gazette
Great Falls Tribune
Helena Independent
Montana Standard
Major Sports Teams: None

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