Skip to Main Content
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Dillon is a town in Montana with a population of 4,244. Dillon is in Beaverhead County. Living in Dillon offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Dillon there are a lot of bars and parks. Many young professionals live in Dillon and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Dillon are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$158,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$640
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%
Sponsored Mortgage Options for Dillon
Get Rates
  • $0 Lender Fee on Home Loans Limited Time Only
  • Biggest Home Loan Sale Ever. Low interest rates. Get a quote today!
Niche may be compensated by the third party lenders and others who place ads on the website. Niche is not a lender and does not endorse the products of these advertisers. Fees that Niche receives for ads do not affect the terms you may be offered by the lender you choose. There are many additional borrowing options available.

Dillon 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
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    303.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    70.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    0
    500.1
  • Theft
    513.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    93.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    24%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Dillon

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$34,432
National
$55,322

Dillon Reviews

26 reviews
All Categories
Dillon is a nice and quiet small town surrounded by beautiful mountains everywhere you look. The community is extremely welcoming and filled with genuinely good people. Dillons school, the university of Montana Western has a nice small school vibe which makes it easier for the students to focus and have better relationships with the professors. The natural horsemanship program is the reason I chose this school, and I have been more than pleased with the teaching and techniques introduced in the program. Dillon has been a wonderful introductory to the state of Montana, making me want to live in the state even after school.
Start Your Review of Dillon
Rate It!
Dillon is a small college town in South West Montana. It has a great community with lot of agriculture. Jobs are available but not a lot of opportunity for a successful career. It is very nice to walk into the bank or safeway, get called by your first name and know everyone there. The University of Montana Western is a good college that attracts students from all over the states. The main programs at Western are Business, Education and Natural Horsemanship. As for the outdoors, there is no better place for hunting, fishing, hiking, water sports and wildlife viewing. The main downfall is that it is a one hour drive to Walmart and two hours to the closest Costco/Target/Macys, etc. Overall, Dillon is a great little town in Montana.
I like Dillon, its a small college town. Dillon can be fun if you like floating, hiking, or doing anything outside in the summer. In the winter there are sky hills close by (and cheap) and hot springs all around. The night life in Dillon is what you make it, everything is walking distance though so that is nice. Finding a job in Dillon is really hard though if you do need to work and finding a house is even harder!