The 10 Montana Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2023

We scoured the internet to determine the towns and cities in Montana that have the largest Hispanic/Latino population in 2023.

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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 61.0% increase in the Hispanic population in Montana.

The 10 Cities In Montana With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2023

  1. Billings
  2. Sidney
  3. Great Falls
  4. Helena
  5. Bozeman
  6. Miles City
  7. Missoula
  8. Kalispell
  9. Anaconda-Deer Lodge County
  10. Havre

What's the city in Montana with the largest hispanic/latino population? Billings took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in Montana for 2023.

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.

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Population: 115,689
% Hispanic/Latino: 6.94%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 8,034
Percent Change Since 2010: 63.36%
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Billings, MT

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Population: 6,240
% Hispanic/Latino: 6.92%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 432
Percent Change Since 2010: 113.86%
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Sidney, MT

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Population: 60,381
% Hispanic/Latino: 5.3%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 3,198
Percent Change Since 2010: 101.51%
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Great Falls, MT

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Population: 32,060
% Hispanic/Latino: 5.04%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,616
Percent Change Since 2010: 74.89%
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Helena, MT

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Population: 51,574
% Hispanic/Latino: 4.59%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,367
Percent Change Since 2010: 144.02%
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Bozeman, MT

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Population: 8,441
% Hispanic/Latino: 4.26%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 360
Percent Change Since 2010: 88.48%
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Miles City, MT

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Population: 73,300
% Hispanic/Latino: 4.23%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 3,104
Percent Change Since 2010: 63.8%
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Missoula, MT

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Population: 24,260
% Hispanic/Latino: 4.09%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 993
Percent Change Since 2010: 103.48%
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Kalispell, MT

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Population: 9,380
% Hispanic/Latino: 3.83%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 359
Percent Change Since 2010: 66.2%
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Anaconda-Deer Lodge County, MT

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Population: 9,417
% Hispanic/Latino: 3.6%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 339
Percent Change Since 2010: 38.93%
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Havre, MT

Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Montana With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2023

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 2017-2021 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 6.9% to 1.2%.

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. Billings 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.

Summary: 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. Belgrade

For more Montana reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Montana

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Billings 6.94% 115,689
2 Sidney 6.92% 6,240
3 Great Falls 5.3% 60,381
4 Helena 5.04% 32,060
5 Bozeman 4.59% 51,574
6 Miles City 4.26% 8,441
7 Missoula 4.23% 73,300
8 Kalispell 4.09% 24,260
9 Anaconda-Deer Lodge County 3.83% 9,380
10 Havre 3.6% 9,417
11 Laurel 3.28% 7,164
12 Livingston 3.07% 8,110
13 Belgrade 2.15% 10,555
14 Whitefish 1.67% 7,783
15 Lewistown 1.17% 5,967

How Is The Area In ?

Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2023. This is our tenth time ranking the cities in Montana with the largest Hispanic/Latino population.

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