If you're planning to visit Montana, you should know about its population and major cities. To do this, you can consult the 2010 Census. Here's a list of Montana cities and towns. The population is divided between metropolitan areas and rural communities. For more information, click on any city below to view the population statistics. Listed below are the major cities and towns of Montana. Each of these cities and towns is listed with their population size and the population density.
Since the end of World War II, Montana has experienced moderate growth in its economy, population, and social services. Manufacturing has remained a relatively stable industry, although the state has been hit by a wave of outmigration during the 1920s and 1930s. The trend started to reverse in the 1960s, when the state's oil and gas industry suffered severe setbacks. During the early 1980s, Montana experienced a net migration of just over 3,000 people.
From western to eastern, Montana's population is distinctly different from the population in the east. The "County Population" graphic shows the number of people living in each county in 2017. The counties in the Western Mountains are at the left side of the graph, while those in the Eastern Plains are on the right. In general, the Western Mountain region is more populated than the Eastern Plains region. And the Eastern Plains is home to more rural areas, which are not as well served by Montana's largest cities.