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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Dillon is a town in Montana with a population of 4,224. Dillon is in Beaverhead County. Living in Dillon offers residents a 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
$156,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$617
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%
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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
    374.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    70.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    46.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    187
    500.1
  • Theft
    187
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    70.1
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    23%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Dillon

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$36,201
National
$55,322

Dillon Reviews

22 reviews
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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.
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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!