The 10 Montana Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2021


We scoured the internet to determine the towns and cities in Montana that have the largest Hispanic/Latino population in 2021.

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our third time ranking the cities in Montana with the largest Hispanic/Latino population.

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The Latino and Hispanic community is one of the fastest growing communities in America this decade.

According to the most recent American Community Survey, there are now some 6.3M more Hispanics living in America than in 2010.

That's the largest absolute growth and a 14.9% increase. The percentage growth is the third largest percentage change for any race according to the Census's race and ethnicity definition.

But how has the increase impacted Montana? Where cities and towns in Montana have seen the greatest increase in it's Hispanic population?

Turns out there's been a 47.9% increase in the Hispanic population in Montana.

The 10 Cities In Montana With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2021

  1. Sidney
  2. Billings
  3. Great Falls
  4. Belgrade
  5. Havre
  6. Helena
  7. Livingston
  8. Bozeman
  9. Missoula
  10. Laurel

What's the city in Montana with the largest hispanic/latino population? Sidney took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in Montana for 2021.

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.

To see where Montana ranked as a state on diversity, we have a ranking of the most diverse states in America.

And if you already knew these places were Hispanic, check out the best places to live in Montana or the safest places in Montana.

Sidney, MT

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 6,416
% Hispanic/Latino: 7.33%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 470
Percent Change Since 2010: 132.67%
More on Sidney: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Billings, MT

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 109,595
% Hispanic/Latino: 6.32%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 6,926
Percent Change Since 2010: 40.83%
More on Billings: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Great Falls, MT

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 58,835
% Hispanic/Latino: 4.85%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,852
Percent Change Since 2010: 79.71%
More on Great Falls: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Belgrade, MT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 8,685
% Hispanic/Latino: 4.73%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 411
Percent Change Since 2010: 270.27%
More on Belgrade: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Havre, MT

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 9,786
% Hispanic/Latino: 4.72%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 462
Percent Change Since 2010: 89.34%
More on Havre: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Helena, MT

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 32,024
% Hispanic/Latino: 4.31%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,380
Percent Change Since 2010: 49.35%
More on Helena: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Livingston, MT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,575
% Hispanic/Latino: 4.04%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 306
Percent Change Since 2010: 96.15%
More on Livingston: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Bozeman, MT

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 46,746
% Hispanic/Latino: 3.76%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,756
Percent Change Since 2010: 81.03%
More on Bozeman: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Missoula, MT

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 73,710
% Hispanic/Latino: 3.67%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,703
Percent Change Since 2010: 42.64%
More on Missoula: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Laurel, MT

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,834
% Hispanic/Latino: 3.57%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 244
Percent Change Since 2010: -26.51%
More on Laurel: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How We Determined The Cities In Montana With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2021

We still believe in the accuracy of data -- especially from the census. So that's where we went to get the breakdown of race across Montana.

That lead us to the Census's most recently available data, the 2015-2019 American Community Survey data from the US Census.

Specifically, we looked at table B03002: Hispanic OR LATINO ORIGIN BY RACE. Here are the category names as defined by the Census:

  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White alone*
  • Black or African American alone*
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone*
  • Asian alone*
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone*
  • Some other race alone*
  • Two or more races*
* Not Hispanic or latino

Our particular column of interest here was the number of people who identified as Hispanic or Latino.

We limited our analysis to non-CDPs with a population greater than 5,000 people. That left us with 15 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 7.3% to 1.5%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of Hispanic or Latino population with a higher score being more Hispanic or Latino than a lower score. Sidney took the distinction of being the most Hispanic or Latino, while Lewistown was the least Hispanic or Latino city. You can download the data here.

Read on for more information on how the cities in Montana ranked by population of Hispanic or Latino residents or, for a more general take on diversity in America, head over to our ranking of the most diverse cities in America.

There You Have It - Hispanic or Latino Populations Across Montana

If you're looking for a breakdown of Latino populations across Montana according to the most recent data, this is an accurate list.

If you're curious enough, here are the least Hispanic or Latino places in Montana:

  1. Lewistown
  2. Whitefish
  3. Kalispell

For more Montana reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Montana

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Sidney 7.33% 6,416
2 Billings 6.32% 109,595
3 Great Falls 4.85% 58,835
4 Belgrade 4.73% 8,685
5 Havre 4.72% 9,786
6 Helena 4.31% 32,024
7 Livingston 4.04% 7,575
8 Bozeman 3.76% 46,746
9 Missoula 3.67% 73,710
10 Laurel 3.57% 6,834
11 Anaconda-Deer Lodge County 3.46% 9,106
12 Miles City 3.42% 8,487
13 Kalispell 2.89% 23,241
14 Whitefish 2.23% 7,714
15 Lewistown 1.51% 5,885

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