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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 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
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
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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 Reviews

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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.
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I've lived here a total of six years via the Air Force Base. This town is seated right next to the mountains so you always have an excellent view of the snow-capped peaks. The Missouri River also runs right through the middle and is the crown jewel of this tiny town. The people are the definition of salt-of-the-earth. At times, it's difficult if you are someone who loves diverse eats, though it's changing. When I was young, the only "ethnic" food we had was a wonderful Greek restaurant but it closed by the time I returned. We've gotten an Indian restaurant and a Jamaican restaurant, since then. Soon, the new Vietnamese restaurant will open and this fall/winter, there'll be a Brazilian restaurant. This town is a little small for me but it will always have a place in my heart for shaping me into who I am today. I'll be moving again in June and it's for certain I will not move back but I'm grateful to have been able to know this humble river town.
There is nothing to do here. Only bars, casinos, banks. Nothing fun. Dont move here! You will regret it. Dont birth your children here, you will regret it . Move to Missoula or billings instead. More to do there. Your future children will thank you.