In many ways, Montana is a state of those that are financially comfortable and those that aren't.

Over the last few years, many Montanans have struggled to make ends meet. Whether they struggle to keep up with the high cost of housing, or the increase of prices at the grocery store, fuel pump, property taxes, or utilities, for a lot of residents, Montana isn't the place it once was.

This of course has caused a lot of frustration and bitterness toward those who continue to move here and contribute to the problem.

While there are many poor towns across the state, when it comes to those with a bigger population, the poorest city in Montana might come as a big surprise to many. According to Stacker, when it comes to the poorest cities in Montana cities like Helena, Great Falls, and Butte all make the Top 5.

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Which Montana city is the poorest in the state?

Oddly enough, the two of the most popular cities in Montana are ranked 2nd and 1st when it comes to the poorest. First up, is Missoula.  Missoula is the state's 2nd biggest city and also ranks 2nd on the list of the poorest cities.

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Missoula has a lot going for it, with the University of Montana, and a pretty vibrant social scene, however when it comes to the median salary compared to the cost of living, many Missoulians are struggling.

Which Montana city takes the top spot?

According to the data, the poorest city in Montana is Bozeman with almost 18 percent of the city's population living below the poverty line.  Throw in the fact that the median income for a household is right around 60 thousand dollars, it's easy to see why so many Bozeman residents are having issues.

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Although Bozeman is home to MSU and a few different high-profile companies, that doesn't seem to do much when it comes to bridging the gap. Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be an easy solution to the problem and although the city and private contractors are addressing the lack of affordable housing, the cost is still too much for many locals to afford.

Montana's 7 Poorest Cities Ranked

For many Montanans, it's a struggle to make ends meet. With the high cost of housing, several locals have found themselves between a rock and a hard place when it comes to just getting by. Throw in the fact that prices are on the rise in almost every aspect of our lives and it's not too hard to see why so many Montanans are frustrated and are looking to leave The Treasure State.. Let's take a look at the state's 7 poorest cities according to Stacker.

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The Most "Montana" Towns In Montana

If you're looking for the best that Montana has to offer, you might want to start by asking a local and that is exactly what we did. We wanted to know which Montana towns were the most "Montana" and who better to ask than the folks who were born and raised in The Treasure State?

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Top 5 Safest Cities In Montana, 2023

Like every state, there are always going to be a few towns that make us think twice about moving there or deciding where to raise our kiddos. But like I always say, "negative yells and positive whispers". The same goes for crime and violence; we hear about all the drug busts, assaults, break-ins, etc. It's not very often we hear about all the great things right?
Well, the list came out from Safewise, and we now know where the Five Safest Cities In Montana are.

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