Income/capita 10%
Household income 23%
Unemployment 12%
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Income per capita$26,853$27,309$29,829
Median household income$42,389$48,380$55,322
Median income owner occupied$68,711$60,564$70,586
Median income renter occupied$27,166$30,651$35,192
Median earnings male$24,722$31,798$36,919
Median earnings female$20,171$21,711$26,250
Unemployment rate5.2%3.6%4.7%
Poverty level19.3%14.9%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Missoula is 10% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Missoula is 23% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Missoula is 12% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Missoula is 28% higher than the national average

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      Missoula employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry11.3%1.2%
      Manufacturing sector5.1%3.3%
      Financial & insurance services2.2%4.8%
      Wholesale & retail services16.6%12.0%
      Public administration3.7%3.3%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.3%1.7%
      Education, health & social services18.5%39.5%

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      Turah, MT426$99,50079.9%
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      Piltzville, MT485$56,2501.7%
      Clinton, MT1,076$54,7921.0%
      Missoula, MT70,117$42,38923.4%

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      Missoula, MT70,117$42,38923.4%
      Source: The Missoula, MT employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).