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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  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
Great Falls is a town in Montana with a population of 59,144. Great Falls is in Cascade County. Living in Great Falls offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Great Falls there are a lot of bars and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Great Falls and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Great Falls are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$165,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$663
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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Great Falls 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
    326.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    5.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    33.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    50.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    480
    500.1
  • Theft
    4,291.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    338
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Great Falls

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$44,725
National
$55,322
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Great Falls is a great place to have kids and grow up in. The school systems here are top-notch and provide many opportunities for kids of all ages. They have amazing support for kids with disabilities in the school system as well as those that just need a little extra help. All teachers go the extra mile to make sure that every child is getting what they need. Most neighborhoods are friendly and allow you to feel safe with your kid playing outside. Just a short drive away you can get to the river, mountains or lakes. Lots of options for those who love the great out doors!
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I moved here four years ago, I enjoy the outdoors so I absolutely love it here. The parks here are so gorgeous! The people really care about one another here. My neighbors always offer to help me with whatever I need. People here are just wonderful and know so much history about the area. Its very children friendly if you have children. The children museum is wonderful, they have several community pools , they also have 5ks you can participate in , and so much more. The fair comes to town many people work it and they have many famous country music artist visit like Old Dominion, Josh Turner, and many more. I enjoy restaurants here as many are run by locals. The locally owned restaurants are very pleasant to eat at. Downtown is so much fun. They have many shops that are locally owned business, a paint place that you can drink wine at if you want, they have pet shops, they have farmers market you can go to on Saturdays . Great Falls is a beautiful place to be and live.
Has so much potential, but only wants to be a retirement community for the airforce base. Jail is full. Homelessness now rampant. Local population isn't valued. Employers see employees as ungrateful expenses, wages don't keep up with the cost of living. Raising minimum wage = raised prices & rent so it's a wash. Many properties owned by out of staters charge according to there instead of here. Cheaper to buy, but City passes levys that are, "only the price of a cup of coffee". 14 cups of coffee/day later it's starting to fail. Artists paid in "exposure". Colleges now only offer nursing. Benefis is a monopoly & likes to claim it scored on a list of 100 best hospitals in 1 category when it scored in 100 worst in several categories. Resignation & misdirected anger leads to nothing, drugs, &/or suicide. Issues are deep & no easy fix, but everyone screams for bandaid solutions so it continues. Good points: High graduation rates, strong LGBTQ, Keyboard warriors hate cold.