What you need to know about Missoula, MT

Surrounded by more than 60,000 acres of wilderness, Missoula has repeatedly ranked on our Best Places to Live list,  offering residents a true western experience with a dose of culture and high quality of life. Known for it’s blue-ribbon trout fishing, Missoula is quickly gaining notice for its growing collection of beer breweries and unique restaurants. Both visitors and residents enjoy performances by the city’s symphony, University of Montana sports, an annual film festival and many great events.

Top100_BeerCities_2015
Top 10 Winter Vacation Cities 2012
7 Best Things to Do in Missoula, MT
The Garden City is best known for its outdoor recreation opportunities, but don’t miss out on the culture
Missoula Business Industries Offer Many Opportunties
It's a land of opportunity – a scenic land, that is.
Outdoor Activities in Missoula, MT
National parks, organized outdoor recreation and natural beauty make Missoula an ideal setting for outdoor sports.
Best Places to Eat in Missoula, MT
City offers a deliciously diverse selection of local eateries.

Population

68,377
Up by 2.23%
missoula top employers
Top Employers in Missoula, MT
List includes two hospitals and the University of Montana
best places for fishing
The 9 Best Places for Fishing
The 9 best places to cast a line (and your cares) away.

Nearby Cities

shining view of the sky
Best Places to Live in Montana
Nice cities include Great Falls, Missoula, Whitefish
Mountains Dominate the Skyline in Missoula, MT
Why Missoula, Mt., is a Top 100 Best Place to Live
Missoula's landscape gives it a head start, but its amenities keep it a best place to live

Housing

Homes Owned 48.10%
48.10% Complete
Homes Rented 51.90%
51.90% Complete

Real Estate

In Missoula, Montana


Ready to move to Missoula? There are a variety of housing options in the area. Click below to learn about the recent trends, average home values and even a few current real estate listings in Missoula.
7 Best Things to Do in Missoula, MT
The Garden City is best known for its outdoor recreation opportunities, but don’t miss out on the culture

Median Home Price

$236,800
Higher than the state average

Schools

In Missoula, Montana


The quality of a school district is often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. See how Missoula rates.

Median Household Income

$41,968
Lower than the national average

Business

In Missoula, Montana


Being a great place to live and being a great place to work often go hand-in-hand. Here’s what the business and employment climate is like in Missoula.
Downtown Missoula
Missoula Business Industries Offer Many Opportunties
It's a land of opportunity – a scenic land, that is.
Clark Fork River Trail
Outdoor Activities in Missoula, MT
National parks, organized outdoor recreation and natural beauty make Missoula an ideal setting for outdoor sports.

Residents

Most residents are
10-24 Years old

Health

In Missoula, Montana


Access to quality hospitals, doctors and health-care providers is just part of what makes a healthy community. Here’s how to get and stay healthy in Missoula.

Education

Bachelor’s Degree 46%
46% Complete
Graduated High School 96%
96% Complete

Missoula, MT's Livability Rankings

Top100_BeerCities_2015
Top 10 Winter Vacation Cities 2012
Top 10 Beer Cities 2012

More About Missoula, MT

Top Employers in Missoula, MT
List includes two hospitals and the University of Montana
The 9 Best Places for Fishing
The 9 best places to cast a line (and your cares) away.
Best Places to Live in Montana
Nice cities include Great Falls, Missoula, Whitefish
Why Missoula, Mt., is a Top 100 Best Place to Live
Missoula's landscape gives it a head start, but its amenities keep it a best place to live
7 Best Things to Do in Missoula, MT
The Garden City is best known for its outdoor recreation opportunities, but don’t miss out on the culture
Missoula Business Industries Offer Many Opportunties
It's a land of opportunity – a scenic land, that is.
Outdoor Activities in Missoula, MT
National parks, organized outdoor recreation and natural beauty make Missoula an ideal setting for outdoor sports.
Best Places to Eat in Missoula, MT
City offers a deliciously diverse selection of local eateries.