Montana is a state full of history and holds over one million residents according to the latest census taken in 2012. A one and half percent increase in population within the state has been seen over the previous two years. Interestingly, the United States of America has seen close to the same increase in the general population.
Of those residing in Montana, over 28 percent are under the age of 18. Nearly 16 percent are over the age of 65. The state of Montana holds mostly Caucasian and American Indians/Alaska Natives.
Nearly 92 percent of residents over the age of 25 years hold a high school diploma while over 28 percent hold a bachelor’s degree. Montana is strong in the lead when it comes to children finishing their primary education.
The state of Montana has a great home ownership rate which is nearly 70 percent. Most households have two to three residents living in them. The median value of homes is close to $180,000 compared to the national average of $186,000 in the United States.
When taking a look at the State Agricultural Report for 2011, the state of Montana runs nearly 30,000 farms mostly comprised of cattle and calves. A smaller number of farms raise sheep, pigs, and hogs.
Wheat, hay, barley, and lentils are the most planted and harvested crops in the state. Montana is also known for planting potatoes, peas, corn, and canola. Other crops are also planted in smaller quantities.
Montana is a great place to live, the majority of residents are refined, and a large number of residents own their own homes within the boundaries of the state. Montana is agriculturally rich and successfully brings great value in production to the economy.
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