Missoula Metropolitan Area
The Missoula Metropolitan Statistical Area is located in the West-central portion of the state, the 2010 census put its population at 109,299 making it the 2nd largest metropolitan statistical area in Montana and the 331st largest in the nation between Decatur, Illinois and Bismarck, North Dakota. As of July 1, 2011 Census estimates put the Missoula Metropolitan Area population at 110,138 making it only the second Metropolitan area in Montana to surpass 110,000 people.
Places with more than 67,000 inhabitants
- Missoula (principal city)
Places with 1,000 to 10,000 inhabitants
- Bonner-West Riverside (Census-designated place)
- East Missoula (Census-designated place)
- Lolo (Census-designated places)
- Orchard Homes (Census-designated places)
- Seeley Lake (Census-designated place)
Places with 500 to 1,000 inhabitants
- Clinton (Census-designated place)
- Frenchtown (Census-designated place)
- Wye (Census-designated place)
As of the census of 2000, there were 95,802 people, 38,439 households, and 23,140 families residing in the county. The population density was 37 people per square mile (14/km²). There were 41,319 housing units at an average density of 16 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was:
- 94.02% White
- 0.27% Black or African American
- 2.29% Native American
- 1.02% Asian
- 0.08% Pacific Islander
- 0.45% from other races
- 1.86% from two or more races.
- "Table 1. Annual Estimates of the Population of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 (CBSA-EST2009-01)" (CSV). 2009 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 2010-03-23. http://www.census.gov/popest/metro/tables/2009/CBSA-EST2009-01.csv.
- http://factfinder.census.gov/ retrieved 2010-09-01