POPULATION

1980

1990

1996
City Population

33,388

42,918

48,883
Primary Trade Area

76,016

78,687

88,523
Secondary*

63,557

67,203

82,066
Tertiary**

25,275

134,472

153,524
Total Trade Area Population 1996

324,113

* Includes Granite, Lake, Mineral, Powell, Ravalli and Sanders Counties. ** Includes Deer Lodge, Flathead, Lincoln and Lewis & Clark Counties.


INCOME
1994 Per Capita Income  

Missoula County

$18,446

Montana

$18,445

National

$23,208
1995 Average Annual Wage  

Missoula County

$20,966

Montana

$20,500

National

$26,939


TAXATION
Property Tax
(within city limits) 1996 - 97
571.88 million
Personal Income Tax 2% - 8%
Corporation Income Tax 6.75% of Net Income
Accommodation "Bed Tax" 4%
Sales tax None
Inventory Tax None

HOUSEHOLD (1990)
Total Persons Living in Households 75,975
Total Households 30,782

Family Households

19,847

Non-Family Households

10,935
Married-Couple Families 16,097


EMPLOYMENT March 1997
Labor Force Area* 71,960
Employed 67,593
Unemployed 4,367
Unemployment Rate 4%
Missoula 6.1%
Montana 5.8%
National 5.5%

* Includes Missoula, Mineral, Sanders and
Ravalli Counties.


HOUSING & CONSTRUCTION
Average Selling Price of Homes $121,431
Average Monthly Rent $561
New Residential Units 7/93 - 6/94 768
New Residential Units 7/94 - 6/95 823
New Residential Units 7/95 - 6/96 842
New Business 7/93 - 6/94 $18.8
New Business 7/94 - 6/95 $21.5
New Business 7/95 - 6/96 $14.7


CLIMATE
Elevation 3,205' above sea level
Annual Average Temp 44.6
January Daily Minimum 15.4
July Daily Maximum 83.4
Annual Mean Rainfall 13.7
Annual Mean Snowfall 45.6
Annual Wind Speed 6.2 mph
Growing Season Days 137

AGE DISTRIBUTION (1990)
Under 20 Years 23,188
20 - 29 Years 13,893
30 - 39 Years 14,169
40 - 54 Years 13,910
55 - 64 Years 5,424
65 Years and over 8,103
Total Population 78,687
Median Age 31.6

Source: Missoula Chamber of Commerce


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