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Montana News

Mar 16, 2011 3:14 PM by KRTV

Census 2010: 20 largest Montana cities, counties

The U.S. Census Bureau on Tuesday released information about Montana that was collected during the 2010 Census.

The U.S. Census Bureau announced in December that Montana's population on April 1, 2010, was 989,415, which is a 9.7% increase over the 2000 Census figure of 902,195.

The data released on Tuesday provides county and city/town-specific data.

As in years past, Billings has retained #1 status as the largest city in the Treasure State.

Great Falls, which for several years was in a virtual tie with Missoula as the second-largest city in Montana, is now firmly in third place, with Missoula experiencing double-digit growth over the last decade.

Kalispell, Whitefish, and Columbia Falls enjoyed strong growth since the 2000 Census, while Butte-Silver Bow, Anaconda-Deer Lodge, and Miles City all experienced population decreases.

Here are the 2010 Census figures for the 20 largest cities in Montana:

Census 2010: Largest MT Cities

In the list of 20 largest counties in Montana, all but one of the top seven experienced double-digit growth over the last decade, with Gallatin County surging by 32%. Cascade County grew by only 1.2%.

Here are the 2010 Census figures for the 20 largest counties in Montana:

Census 2010: Largest MT Counties

Here is an interactive map of Montana counties from the Census Bureau; position your cursor over a county to see 2010 Census data.

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