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Population and Demographics

A snapshot of the people that make Great Falls

Great Falls prides itself on being a welcoming, friendly and accepting community to the 80,000+ people that live in Cascade County. Because Great Falls is anchored by Malmstrom Air Force Base and multiple higher-education institutions, it means that a steady stream of new residents from across the nation and globe come to live and work in Great Falls and enrich our community’s culture. In fact, Great Falls is home to:

  • the Little Shell Chippewa Tribe
  • the second largest Black community in the state and Montana,
  • the fifth-largest Native American population by percentage in the United States
  • the highest veterans population in Montana
  • the highest foreign exchange student numbers in the U.S.

Read testimonies from residents below!

Cedrianna Brownell

Living here has allowed us to see some of the most beautiful scenery in our lives. Having access to wildlife, open roads, and the Big Sky is what makes this place all the more welcoming… not to mention how affordable it is!

Mallory and Max Antovel

We enjoy the most out of every season… Hiking, backpacking, camping, and fishing is all within an hour or less of our home. We can leave work at 5pm on Friday and be having a beer at the campfire with the dogs by 7.

Shim Abbasi

After living all over the globe, I can happily say that Great Falls is where I call home. There are ample employment opportunities, the beautiful outdoors for recreation, great schools for my kids, and an exceptional and inclusive community. Great Falls is the best place to raise a family.

Kody Diekhans

Coming back to Great Falls has really made me appreciate our unique community – everyone here looks out for one another, which just can’t be said about some other places. I’m 24, am able to own a home, and have the best job teaching Great Falls’ great kiddos!

Facts & Rankings

Great Falls is headquarters of the recently federally-recognized Little Shell Chippewa Nation.

Great Falls ranks #88 in the country and #1 in Montana for closing the gender pay gap at the quickest rate over the past decade.

The Little Shell Chippewa Powwow occurs annually in Ulm (10 min from GF). One of the biggest powwows in the US, the Crow Fair, occurs annually in Hardin, Montana.

Great Falls and the surrounding area is home to 30 Hutterite communities.

Contact Us

Soren Chargois Ebbasi

Talent Attraction Director
(406) 836-0147

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