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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A+
Missoula County is located in Montana with a population of 114,231. Missoula County is one of the best places to live in Montana. Living in Missoula County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Missoula County there are a lot of bars and coffee shops. Many young professionals live in Missoula County and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Missoula County are above average.
Population
114,231

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$259,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$792
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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Missoula County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    319.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    96.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    61.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    443.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,878.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    237.4
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    15%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

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Missoula County Reviews

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Each season in Missoula, Montana feels special. Autumn has chilly evenings and surprisingly warm days. We all know snow is coming and if you're a skier or snowboarder you'll start hoping it snows sooner than later. The rest of us enjoy these last few warm days. Winters get cold, but there are still plenty of ways to stay warm. Plays from Missoula Community Theater, good local brewers like the Kettlehouse, Imagine Nation, cafes like Le Petit and Bernice's. Yes, winters can feel like they last forever, but they don't and we get beautiful green springs and warm lazy summers. The outdoors is right on our doorstep, ten minutes from Missoula and you can be picnicking in Pattee Canyon or hiking up Blue Mountain.
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Missoula is a great place to live and breath! Missoula the town is big enough that there is occasional traffic jams but small enough you can escape the major city life. This city has many opportunities to offer. Downtown is always full of life, you can expect to find everything down there from local grown huckleberries to famous paintings. On the other hand, most people often find themselves living on a short budget because good paying jobs are hard to find.
I love Missoula! It's a beautiful town and a great place to live and raise a family. I love the mountains and the rivers that are near to my home. There are lots of trails and outdoor activities. Missoula is a college town, home to the University of Montana. Part of the greatness of Missoula is being able to go to football games and support the Montana grizzlies! Missoula is a wonderful community. The schools are safe. And the crime is low. The rivers are clear, and there's always a new adventure around the corner.