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Great Falls Metro Area Population and Races


As of 2010-2014, the total population of Great Falls Area is 81,953. The Great Falls Area population density is 30.22 people per square mile, which is much higher than the state average density of 6.84 people per square mile and is much lower than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Great Falls Area is white, which represent 89.33% of the total population. The average Great Falls Area education level is about the same as the state average and is about the same as the national average.

Topics:Population DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 81,953. #424

Population Density, #742

Great Falls Area
30.22 per square mile
6.84 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:73,208 (89.33%, #362)
Black:1,097 (1.34%, #646)
Hispanic:3,090 (3.77%, #543)
Asian:681 (0.83%, #490)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):3,713 (4.53%, #55)
One Race, Other:374 (0.46%, see rank)
Two or More Races:2,880 (3.51%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:2,143 (69.35%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:238 (7.70%, see rank)
Cuban:182 (5.89%, see rank)
Central American:11 (0.36%, see rank)
South American:80 (2.59%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

70,792 (86.38%) out of the total population of 81,953 reported first ancestry.

 Great Falls Area% of the Total PopulationMontanaU.S.
Arab2860.35%, see rank0.16%0.56%
Czech1,1691.43%, see rank0.81%0.47%
Danish7410.90%, see rank1.27%0.42%
Dutch1,9842.42%, see rank2.36%1.40%
English8,42710.28%, see rank11.52%8.02%
French3,6304.43%, see rank4.37%3.34%
German21,12525.78%, see rank26.76%15.03%
Greek2540.31%, see rank0.35%0.41%
Hungarian2960.36%, see rank0.31%0.46%
Irish12,10314.77%, see rank14.43%10.80%
Italian3,8124.65%, see rank3.41%5.52%
Norwegian8,58510.48%, see rank9.35%1.42%
Polish1,9912.43%, see rank2.05%3.01%
Portuguese1150.14%, see rank0.20%0.44%
Russian6780.83%, see rank1.07%0.92%
Scotch-Irish1,2591.54%, see rank1.52%0.99%
Scottish2,3542.87%, see rank3.05%1.72%
Subsaharan African1710.21%, see rank0.12%0.95%
Swedish2,5903.16%, see rank3.04%1.27%
Swiss4770.58%, see rank0.55%0.30%
Ukrainian2410.29%, see rank0.22%0.31%
American5,1446.28%, see rank7.48%7.12%
Welsh8461.03%, see rank0.97%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 40,989 (50.02%, see rank)
Females: 40,964 (49.98%, see rank)

Great Falls Area
Male: 50.02%
Female: 49.98%
Male: 50.23%
Female: 49.77%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Great Falls Area
38.10 years old
39.80 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Great Falls Area
36.30 years old
38.60 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Great Falls Area
40.00 years old
40.90 years old
38.80 years old

 Great Falls Area% of the Total PopulationMontanaU.S.
Under 5 years5,5196.73%, see rank6.07%6.36%
5 to 9 years5,2636.42%, see rank6.39%6.51%
10 to 14 years4,8245.89%, see rank6.00%6.59%
15 to 19 years5,0096.11%, see rank6.51%6.85%
20 to 24 years6,2187.59%, see rank7.07%7.13%
25 to 34 years11,34413.84%, see rank12.49%13.47%
35 to 44 years8,76310.69%, see rank11.27%12.96%
45 to 54 years11,06913.51%, see rank13.90%14.09%
55 to 64 years10,71313.07%, see rank14.59%12.29%
65 to 74 years7,1048.67%, see rank8.89%7.64%
75 to 84 4,3555.31%, see rank4.77%4.25%
85 years and over1,7722.16%, see rank2.05%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Great Falls AreaMontanaU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population55,120, 100%683,960209,056,129
Less Than High School4,864, 8.82%, see rank7.56%13.67%
High School Graduate16,685, 30.27%, see rank29.80%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree19,512, 35.40%, see rank33.57%29.09%
Bachelor Degree9,749, 17.69%, see rank19.85%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree4,310, 7.82%, see rank9.22%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#13.61, see rank13.8113.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Great Falls Area MontanaU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten2,03583.64%16.36%70.33%29.67%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)8,05691.91%, see rank8.09%, see rank91.04%8.96%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)3,83193.74%, see rank6.26%, see rank91.65%8.35%90.60%9.40%
College3,63581.40%, see rank18.60%, see rank87.04%12.96%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School84574.56%, see rank25.44%, see rank82.19%17.81%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Great Falls AreaMontanaU.S.
Total Households33,685, 100%407,797116,211,092
Average Household Size2.36, see rank2.402.63
1 Person Households10,632, 31.56%, see rank30.21%27.57%
2 or More Person Households23,053, 68.44%, see rank69.79%72.43%
Family Households (Families)21,214, 62.98%, see rank62.78%66.22%
Average Family Size3.04, see rank3.063.32
Married-Couple Family16,293, 48.37%, see rank49.61%48.42%
Nonfamily Households12,471, 37.02%, see rank37.22%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Great Falls Area%MontanaU.S.
15 Years and Over Total66,347see rank820,596252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over32,983100%, see rank410,501123,281,364
Never Married10,36931.44%, see rank31.55%35.77%
Married18,04454.71%, see rank53.86%52.04%
Widowed9903.00%, see rank2.72%2.57%
Divorced3,58010.85%, see rank11.87%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over33,364100%, see rank410,095129,692,771
Never Married7,46722.38%, see rank24.30%29.48%
Married17,60652.77%, see rank53.13%49.19%
Widowed3,56010.67%, see rank9.51%9.16%
Divorced4,73114.18%, see rank13.07%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Great Falls Area%MontanaU.S.
Native80,09697.73%, see rank97.96%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence45,12055.06%, see rank54.37%58.73%
Born in Different State33,77741.22%, see rank42.79%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
1,1991.46%, see rank0.80%1.42%
Foreign Born1,8572.27%, see rank2.04%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship1,1331.38%, see rank1.08%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship7240.88%, see rank0.96%7.09%
Born In Europe6530.80%, see rank0.67%1.53%
Born In Asia4640.57%, see rank0.54%3.82%
Born In Africa890.11%, see rank0.06%0.55%
Born In Oceania70.01%, see rank0.04%0.07%
Born In Latin America2070.25%, see rank0.34%6.83%
Born In Northern America4370.53%, see rank0.40%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Great Falls Area%MontanaU.S.
English31,76594.30%, see rank94.20%79.39%
Spanish6531.94%, see rank2.21%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages7122.11%, see rank2.01%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages4181.24%, see rank0.61%3.36%
Other1370.41%, see rank0.97%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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