Poverty in Great Falls, Montana

What is the poverty rate in Great Falls, Montana?
The poverty rate in Great Falls is 14.5%. One out of every 6.9 residents of Great Falls lives in poverty.

How many people in Great Falls, Montana live in poverty?
8,322 of 57,512 Great Falls residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

How does the poverty rate in Great Falls compare to the rest of Montana?
The Poverty Rate across the state of Montana is 14.4%, meaning Great Falls has a poverty level right in line with the state average.

Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Great Falls, Montana Poverty Rate By Race

Race Population Poverty Rate National Poverty Rate Population

American Indian

2,952

45.6% 26.8% 5.0%

Two Or More Races

2,340

15.8% 18.4% 4.0%

White

49,245

12.0% 10.3% 83.3%

Hispanic

2,364

31.3% 22.2% 4.0%

What's the Poverty Rate in Great Falls, Montana By Race?

12.0% of White residents of Great Falls, Montana live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of white residents in Great Falls, Montana is the same as than the national average. 5,934 of 49,245 white Montanans live below the poverty line. Approximately 83.3% of the total population of Great Falls, Montana are white.

31.3% of Hispanic residents of Great Falls, Montana live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of hispanic residents in Great Falls, Montana is dramatically higher than the national average of 22.2%. 741 of 2,364 hispanic Montanans live below the poverty line. Approximately 4.0% of the total population of Great Falls, Montana are hispanic.

Great Falls, Montana Poverty Rate By Sex

What is the poverty rate for men vs women living in Great Falls, Montana?

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in Great Falls, Montana is 12.6%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in Great Falls, Montana is 16.2%.

Poverty Rate Disparity for Male vs Female Residents of Great Falls, Montana

Female residents of Great Falls, Montana are meaningfully(28%) more likely to live in poverty than males.

3,562 of 28,169 males in Great Falls live below the poverty line.

4,760 of 29,343 females in Great Falls live below the poverty line.

Great Falls, Montana Poverty Rate By School Enrollment

Understanding where poverty hits hardest in Great Falls can be better understood by segmenting poverty by whether or not the resident is in school or not.

  • Enrolled in School in Great Falls, Montana have a Poverty Rate of 20.6%.
  • Not Enrolled in School in Great Falls, Montana have a Poverty Rate of 12.1%.

Poverty for younger ages in Great Falls is seen as the most undesirable for the future of the community.

  • Enrolled in Nursery School in Great Falls, Montana have a Poverty Rate of 32.7%.
  • Enrolled in Elementary School(Grades 1-4) in Great Falls, Montana have a Poverty Rate of 17.9%.

Poverty for developing children and young adults in Great Falls can have drastic impacts on graduation and college attendance rates.

  • Enrolled in Middle School(Grade 5-8) in Great Falls, Montana have a Poverty Rate of 16.1%.
  • Enrolled in High School (Grades 9-12) in Great Falls, Montana have a Poverty Rate of 14.6%.

Adult students in college, graduate or professional schools generally bring employers, revenue and higher living wages post-graduation and are seen as a positive to the community.

  • Enrolled in Undergraduate School in Great Falls, Montana have a Poverty Rate of 35.3%.
  • Enrolled in Graduate or Professional School in Great Falls, Montana have a Poverty Rate of 1.2%.
Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Great Falls, Montana Poverty Rate By Age

What's the Poverty Rate By Age in Great Falls, Montana?

Great Falls, Montana Poverty Rate Distribution by Age

Breakdown of Great Falls, Montana Poverty Rate By Age

Age Poverty Rate

Children Under 6

23.1%

Children 6 to 11 Years Old

20.7%

Adolescents 12 to 17 Years Old

15.5%

Adults 18 to 59 Years Old

14.8%

Adults 60 to 74 Years Old

8.6%

75 to 84 Years Old

8.1%

Over 85 Years Old

10.3%

Great Falls, Montana Poverty Rate By Place of Birth

What is the poverty rate for residents of Great Falls, Montana born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

US Citizen

The Poverty Rate for residents of Great Falls, Montana who were born citizens of the United States is 14.5%.

Foreign

The Poverty Rate for residents of Great Falls, Montana who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 14.0%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Great Falls, Montana born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Residents of Great Falls, Montana who were born as US Citizens have a higher poverty rate than those who were born citizens of a country outside of the United States.

Of the 56,280 residents of Great Falls, Montana who were born citizens of the United States, 8,150 (14.5%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 172 (14.0%) of 1,232 residents of Great Falls, Montana who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate in Great Falls, Montana

The poverty rate in Great Falls is 14.5%.
Great Falls is in Cascade County.
Montana Poverty Rate by City
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City Poverty Rate
Black Eagle 17.9%
Great Falls 14.5%
Malmstrom AFB 4.0%
Sun Prairie 14.1%

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