Great Falls, MT Population

By | June 20, 2019

Population: 56,690. Estimated population in July 2020: 56,338 (-0.6% change)
Males: 27,505 (48.5%), Females: 29,185 (51.5%)

Cascade County

Zip codes: 59401, 59404, 59405.

Median resident age: 37.8 years
Median household income: $32,436
Median house value: $92,000

Races in Great Falls:

  • White Non-Hispanic (88.7%)
  • American Indian (6.6%)
  • Two or more races (2.5%)
  • Hispanic (2.4%)
  • Black (1.0%)
  • Other race (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (25.3%), Irish (15.2%), Norwegian (11.4%), English (11.1%), United States (5.8%), French (4.3%).

Elevation: 3334 feet

Land area: 19.5 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Great Falls

  • High school or higher: 87.2%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 22.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.1%
  • Unemployed: 6.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 13.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Great Falls city

  • Never married: 22.6%
  • Now married: 54.5%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 13.3%

2.5% Foreign born (1.3% Europe, 0.5% Asia, 0.5% North America).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,298 (+2.3%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Great Falls:

  • BENEFIS HEALTHCARE (1101 26TH STREET SOUTH)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Great Falls:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Great Falls:

  • GREAT FALLS INTL (about 7 miles; GREAT FALLS, MT; Abbreviation: GTF)
  • HELENA REGIONAL (about 78 miles; HELENA, MT; Abbreviation: HLN)
  • GALLATIN FIELD (about 120 miles; BOZEMAN, MT; Abbreviation: BZN)
Other public-use airports nearest to Great Falls:

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Great Falls:

  • UNIVERSITY OF GREAT FALLS (Full-time enrollment: 741; Location: 1301 TWENTIETH ST S; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.ugf.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY-COLL OF TECHN-GREAT FALLS (Full-time enrollment: 109; Location: 2100 16TH AVE S; Public; Website: www.msugf.edu)
  • DAHLS COLLEGE OF BEAUTY INC (Full-time enrollment: 19; Location: 716 CENTRAL AVE; Private, for-profit)
  • BENEFIS HEALTHCARE SCHOOL OF RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY (Full-time enrollment: 6; Location: 500 15TH AVE S; Private, not-for-profit)
  • MOUNTAIN STATES BAPTIST COLLEGE (Location: 824 THIRD AVE N; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.montana.com/fairview/MSBC.html)
  • BENEFIS HEALTHCARE SCHOOL OF MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY (Location: PO BOX 5013; Private, not-for-profit)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Great Falls:

  • MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY-BOZEMAN (about 132 miles; BOZEMAN, MT; Full-time enrollment: 10,380)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA-MISSOULA (about 193 miles; MISSOULA, MT; Full-time enrollment: 11,112)
  • MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY-BILLINGS (about 229 miles; BILLINGS, MT; Full-time enrollment: 3,105)
  • RICKS COLLEGE (about 258 miles; REXBURG, ID; Full-time enrollment: 8,670)
  • IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY (about 342 miles; POCATELLO, ID; Full-time enrollment: 10,057)
  • UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO (about 377 miles; MOSCOW, ID; Full-time enrollment: 9,823)
  • NORTH IDAHO COLLEGE (about 380 miles; COEUR D’ALENE, ID; Full-time enrollment: 2,988)

Schools

Public high schools in Great Falls:

  • GREAT FALLS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,873; Location: 1900 2ND AVENUE SOUTH; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • C M RUSSELL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,736; Location: 228 17TH AVENUE NW; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • MT SCH FOR DEAF & BLND HS (Students: 33; Location: 3911 CENTRAL AVE; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high school in Great Falls:

  • PALISADES ADVENTIST CHRISTIAN (Students: 16; Location: PO BOX 1235 2930 FLOOD RD; Grades: 1 – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Great Falls:

  • PARIS GIBSON MIDDLE SCHL (Students: 1,007; Location: 2400 CENTRAL AVENUE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • NORTH MIDDLE SCHOOL 6-7-8 (Students: 847; Location: 2601 8TH STREET NE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • EAST MIDDLE SCHOOL 6-7-8 (Students: 845; Location: 4040 CENTRAL AVENUE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • MEADOW LARK SCHOOL (Students: 456; Location: 2204 FOX FARM ROAD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • WEST ELEMENTARY (Students: 430; Location: 1205 1ST AVENUE NW; Grades: KG – 05)
  • RIVERVIEW SCHOOL (Students: 395; Location: 100 SMELTER AVENUE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • SUNNYSIDE SCHOOL (Students: 359; Location: 1800 19TH STREET SOUTH; Grades: KG – 05)
  • LINCOLN SCHOOL (Students: 355; Location: 624 27TH STREET SOUTH; Grades: KG – 05)
  • SACAJAWEA SCHOOL (Students: 335; Location: 630 SACAJAWEA DRIVE; Grades: KG – 05)
  • LOY SCHOOL (Students: 323; Location: 501 57TH STREET NORTH; Grades: PK – 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Great Falls:

  • HOLY SPIRIT CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 306; Location: 2820 CENTRAL AVENUE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • OUR LADY OF LOURDES SCHOOL (Students: 252; Location: 1305 FIFTH AVE SOUTH; Grades: PK – 8)
  • FOOTHILLS COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Students: 153; Location: 1001 36TH AVE NE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • TREASURE STATE ACADEMY (Students: 62; Location: 100 46TH ST N; Grades: KG – KG)
  • GREAT FALLS MONTESSORI (Students: 29; Location: 1521 1ST AV N; Grades: PK – KG)
  • LITTLE FLOWER MONTESSORI (Students: 19; Location: 1625 CENTRAL AVE; Grades: PK – KG)

Libraries

Library in Great Falls:

  • GREAT FALLS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,191,011; Location: 301 2ND AVE NORTH; 137,334 books; 1,717 audio materials; 1,962 video materials; 254 serial subscriptions)