B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$160,900
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$613
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%

Great Falls Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    181
    0
  • Murder
    7
    0
  • Rape
    22
    41
  • Robbery
    49
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    587
    1
  • Theft
    3,706
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    206
    0

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$42,896
National
$53,889
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%
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Great Falls, is a Great Town! It is very family friendly, with lots to do! Great Falls has Hiking, biking, rafting, camping, fishing, hunting, great food, fun family museums and much more. The Mighty Missouri River runs right throw the town and makes a great place to do all kinds of recreation! The town is also filled with great places to eat that are very family centered.
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I Have lived in Great Falls for over six years now. During this time, the town has grown significantly. What the town currently lacks is meaningful employment and a sense of culture. When I say a sense of culture, there are minimal upscale businesses, art galleries or night life. Most employment that provides meaningful wages will be blue collar oriented and require knowing someone currently employed by that company to be hired. Great Falls is an incredibly small town. All of this being said, there is almost no significant crime to speak of, and the people are polite. Minorities will have a more challenging time here due to the small town dynamics but are not discriminated against.
Being from a city like Miami, and then moving to a small town like Great Falls, Montana was definitely a bit of a culture shock for me. But it has allowed me to see things I never even dreamed of. Not only am I a 3 hour commute from 2 of the most beautiful national parks in the country ( Yellowstone and Glacier!) but I've also been able to visit local forests and rivers and take advantage of the great outdoors!