List of cities and towns in Montana

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Below is a complete list of cities and towns in Montana, arranged order of population. This list does not include unincorporated places or census-designated places. For a list of all places, see List of places in Montana.

In Montana, municipalities are divided into classes by state statute.[1] The classification scheme is based on the population of each municipality. Members of the three largest classes are deemed cities, while the members of the fourth class are called towns. Cities and towns are classified at the time of their organization, and are reorganized when they change classification due to an increase or decrease in population. Unincorporated places and census-designated places fall outside of this scheme, and are subject to county governance, and thus are not towns or cities.

A place may incorporate as a town when its population reaches 300 people. A municipality with a population between 1,000 and 5,000 people is a Third Class city. A municipality with a population between 5,000 and 10,000 people is a Second Class city. And a municipality with a population over 10,000 people is a First Class city. Under certain exceptions municipalities with a population of between 9,000 and 10,000 may elect, by resolution to be either a First or Second Class city. Under similar exceptions municipalities with a population of between 5,000 and 7,500 may elect, by resolution to be either a Second or Third Class city. And finally, municipalities with a population of between 1,000 and 2,500 may, by resolution be classified as either a town or Third Class city.[2]

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Helena, Capital of Montana

Largest Cities In Montana Population data based on 2012 city related-census.[3]

Largest Cities In Montana (2013).[3]
Rank City/Town Population County
1 Billings 109,059 Yellowstone
2 Missoula 69,122 Missoula
3 Great Falls 59,351 Cascade
4 Bozeman 39,860 Gallatin
5 Butte 33,854 Silver Bow
6 Helena 29,596 Lewis and Clark
7 Kalispell 20,972 Flathead
8 Havre 9,771 Hill
9 Anaconda 9,329 Deer Lodge
10 Miles City 8,646 Custer
11 Belgrade 7,620 Gallatin
12 Livingston 7,136 Park
13 Laurel 7,036 Yellowstone
14 Whitefish 6,649 Flathead
15 Sidney 6,253 Richland
16 Lewistown 5,902 Fergus
17 Glendive 5,363 Dawson
18 Columbia Falls 4,796 Flathead
19 Polson 4,604 Lake
20 Hamilton 4,556 Ravalli
21 Dillon 4,201 Beaverhead
22 Hardin 3,583 Big Horn
23 Shelby 3,327 Toole
24 Glasgow 3,319 Valley
25 Deer Lodge 3,118 Powell
26 Cut Bank 2,963 Glacier
27 Libby 2,668 Lincoln
28 Wolf Point 2,733 Roosevelt
29 Conrad 2,581 Pondera
30 Colstrip 2,333 Rosebud
31 Red Lodge 2,155 Carbon
33 Malta 1,936 Phillips
32 East Helena 2,043 Lewis and Clark
34 Columbus 1,942 Stillwater
35 Townsend 1,970 Broadwater
36 Ronan 1,912 Lake
37 Three Forks 1,892 Gallatin
38 Stevensville 1,868 Ravalli
40 Roundup 1,867 Musselshell
39 Forsyth 1,887 Rosebud
42 Baker 1,827 Fallon
43 Big Timber 1,624 Sweet Grass
44 Choteau 1,668 Teton
45 Manhattan 1,549 Gallatin
41 Plentywood 1,834 Sheridan
46 Fort Benton 1,486 Chouteau
47 Thompson Falls 1,349 Sanders
48 West Yellowstone 1,308 Gallatin
49 Chinook 1,242 Blaine
50 Boulder 1,186 Jefferson
51 Plains 1,074 Sanders
52 Whitehall 1,068 Jefferson
53 Eureka 1,105 Lincoln
54 Scobey 1,041 Daniels
55 Browning 1,037 Glacier
56 Harlowton 975 Wheatland
57 White Sulphur Springs 965 Meagher
58 Troy 962 Lincoln
59 Pinesdale 925 Ravalli
60 Chester 873 Liberty
61 St. Ignatius 852 Lake
62 Fairview 939 Richland
63 Ennis 853 Madison
64 Philipsburg 844 Granite
65 Superior 830 Mineral
66 Poplar 845 Roosevelt
67 Harlem 838 Blaine
68 Darby 731 Ravalli
69 Culbertson 768 Roosevelt
70 Bridger 713 Carbon
71 Fairfield 718 Teton
72 Cascade 707 Cascade
73 Walkerville 673 Silver Bow
74 Sheridan 651 Madison
75 Circle 611 McCone
76 Terry 596 Prairie
77 Big Sandy 610 Chouteau
78 Belt 606 Cascade
79 Joliet 625 Carbon
80 Wibaux 616 Wibaux
81 Hot Springs 553 Sanders
82 Geyser 527 Judith Basin
83 Valier 508 Pondera
84 Broadus 480 Powder River
85 Fromberg 435 Carbon
86 Lodge Grass 436 Big Horn
87 Alberton 416 Mineral
88 Stanford 394 Judith Basin
89 Sunburst 376 Toole
90 Twin Bridges 382 Madison
91 Jordan 376 Garfield
92 Ekalaka 345 Carter
93 Dutton 313 Teton
94 Hysham 321 Treasure
95 Drummond 327 Granite
96 Nashua 293 Valley
97 Clyde Park 291 Park
98 Geraldine 270 Chouteau
99 Brockton 266 Roosevelt
100 Denton 250 Fergus
101 Ryegate 238 Golden Valley
102 Fort Peck 244 Valley
103 Medicine Lake 237 Sheridan
104 Lima 227 Beaverhead
105 Hobson 215 Judith Basin
106 Bainville 208 Roosevelt
107 Winifred 208 Fergus
108 Saco 197 Phillips
109 Moore 193 Fergus
110 Broadview 192 Yellowstone
111 Virginia City 190 Madison
112 Lavina 187 Golden Valley
113 Froid 185 Roosevelt
114 Winnett 182 Petroleum
115 Richey 177 Dawson
116 Westby 168 Sheridan
117 Plevna 162 Fallon
118 Kevin 154 Toole
119 Judith Gap 126 Wheatland
120 Dodson 124 Phillips
121 Hingham 118 Hill
122 Grass Range 110 Fergus
123 Rexford 105 Lincoln
124 Melstone 96 Musselshell
125 Opheim 85 Valley
126 Bearcreek 79 Carbon
127 Flaxville 71 Daniels
128 Neihart 51 Cascade
129 Outlook 47 Sheridan
130 Ismay 19 Custer

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