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The 2000 Census showed that Missoula County had a population of 95,802 people. This represented 10.62% of the total population of Montana, making it the state's 2nd most populous county (out of 56 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Missoula had a population of 108,623 people. This is an increase of 13.38% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010109,299+14.09%+0.62% since 2009
2009108,623+13.38%+1% since 2008
2008107,552+12.26%+1.61% since 2007
2007105,851+10.49%+1.69% since 2006
2006104,095+8.66%+1.99% since 2005
2005102,064+6.54%+1.3% since 2004
2004100,757+5.17%+0.93% since 2003
200399,832+4.21%+0.92% since 2002
200298,918+3.25%+1.56% since 2001
200197,400+1.67%+1.67% since 2000
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200095,802The Last Census

Missoula County had 41,319 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Missoula County has a total area<3> of 2,618 square miles [6,781 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (20.37 square miles [52.8 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Missoula County had a population density of 36.88 people per square mile [14.24 people/km²], making it the state's 3rd most densely populated county (out of 56 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Missoula County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Missoula and the state of Montana.

Click here for the Missoula County QuickFact (QF-30063).

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Missoula County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

CountyCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
Clearwater (ID)QF-16035   W8,0438,930-9.93%
Idaho (ID)QF-16049   SW15,46115,511-0.32%
FlatheadQF-30029   N89,62474,47120.35%
GraniteQF-30039   SE2,8792,8301.73%
LakeQF-30047   N28,60526,5077.91%
MineralQF-30061   W3,8333,884-1.31%
PowellQF-30077   E7,0897,180-1.27%
RavalliQF-30081   S40,43136,07012.09%
SandersQF-30089   NW11,09610,2278.5%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Missoula. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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