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 108,869 Yellowstone
2 Missoula 69,821 Missoula
3 Great Falls 59,152 Cascade
4 Bozeman 41,660 Gallatin
5 Butte 33,980 Silver Bow
6 Helena 29,943 Lewis and Clark
7 Kalispell 21,518 Flathead
8 Havre 9,792 Hill
9 Anaconda 9,150 Deer Lodge
10 Miles City 8,758 Custer
11 Belgrade 7,798 Gallatin
12 Livingston 7,245 Park
13 Laurel 6,936 Yellowstone
14 Whitefish 6,864 Flathead
15 Sidney 6,473 Richland
16 Lewistown 5,867 Fergus
17 Glendive 5,399 Dawson
18 Columbia Falls 4,922 Flathead
19 Polson 4,607 Lake
20 Hamilton 4,594 Ravalli
21 Dillon 4,223 Beaverhead
22 Hardin 3,796 Big Horn
23 Shelby 3,301 Toole
24 Glasgow 3,380 Valley
25 Deer Lodge 3,017 Powell
26 Cut Bank 2,996 Glacier
27 Libby 2,656 Lincoln
28 Wolf Point 2,835 Roosevelt
29 Conrad 2,604 Pondera
30 Colstrip 2,316 Rosebud
31 Red Lodge 2,215 Carbon
33 Malta 1,970 Phillips
32 East Helena 2,060 Lewis and Clark
34 Columbus 1,996 Stillwater
35 Townsend 1,942 Broadwater
36 Ronan 1,930 Lake
37 Three Forks 1,903 Gallatin
38 Stevensville 1,907 Ravalli
40 Roundup 1,839 Musselshell
39 Forsyth 1,874 Rosebud
42 Baker 1,911 Fallon
43 Big Timber 1,650 Sweet Grass
44 Choteau 1,698 Teton
45 Manhattan 1,571 Gallatin
41 Plentywood 1,918 Sheridan
46 Fort Benton 1,490 Chouteau
47 Thompson Falls 1,340 Sanders
48 West Yellowstone 1,322 Gallatin
49 Chinook 1,230 Blaine
50 Boulder 1,202 Jefferson
51 Plains 1,068 Sanders
52 Whitehall 1,079 Jefferson
53 Eureka 1,082 Lincoln
54 Scobey 1,052 Daniels
55 Browning 1,032 Glacier
56 Harlowton 974 Wheatland
57 White Sulphur Springs 925 Meagher
58 Troy 941 Lincoln
59 Pinesdale 933 Ravalli
60 Chester 860 Liberty
61 St. Ignatius 852 Lake
62 Fairview 964 Richland
63 Ennis 871 Madison
64 Philipsburg 869 Granite
65 Superior 848 Mineral
66 Poplar 876 Roosevelt
67 Harlem 830 Blaine
68 Darby 737 Ravalli
69 Culbertson 794 Roosevelt
70 Bridger 732 Carbon
71 Fairfield 724 Teton
72 Cascade 705 Cascade
73 Walkerville 700 Silver Bow
74 Sheridan 659 Madison
75 Circle 609 McCone
76 Terry 591 Prairie
77 Big Sandy 607 Chouteau
78 Belt 604 Cascade
79 Joliet 649 Carbon
80 Wibaux 655 Wibaux
81 Hot Springs 551 Sanders
82 Geyser 527 Judith Basin
83 Valier 509 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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