About 70 percent of Montana’s voting-age citizens cast a ballot in the 2004 general election, which was higher than the national rate of 64 percent.
As one of 24 “Super Tuesday” presidential primary and caucus sites on Feb. 5, Montana’s 2007 population of 958,000 includes a higher percentage of the non-Hispanic white-alone population and a lower percentage of blacks and Hispanics than the nation as a whole, according to U.S. Census Bureau statistics.
These and other statistics about Montana’s population on topics ranging from language spoken to commute times can be found in the American FactFinder section of the Census Bureau Web site <http://factfinder.census.gov/>. Montana’s Republican caucus is Feb. 5; its Democratic caucus is June 3. More information about the nation’s voting record can be found in Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2004 at <http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/voting.html>.
Highlights include the following:
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino||88.7%||66.4%|
|Hispanic or Latino||2.5%||14.8%|
|Median household income||$40,627||$48,451|
|Persons below poverty||13.6%||13.3%|
|Bachelor’s degree or higher (age 25+)||27.4%||27.0%|
|Median home value||$155,500||$185,200|
Source: U.S. Census Bureau Total Population Estimates (2007), State Population Estimates by Characteristics (2006), American Community Survey (2006).