Montana March 08, 2019
Here Are The 10 Smartest Cities In Montana To Live In
Let’s get this out of the way first: We all know that a formal education is far from the only thing that makes a person smart. We also know Montanans are among the world’s smartest people since they have the good sense to call the Treasure State home. That being said, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, these are the 10 most educated cities in Montana.
Hamilton earns their spot on the list with an almost non-existent high school dropout rate and the fact that nearly 26% of its residents have a Bachelor's degree or higher.
9. East Helena
East Helena is one smart city. Their high school dropout rate is virtually zero, and nearly 30% of the locals have a Bachelor's degree or higher.
Colstrip may be full of blue collar workers, but that doesn't mean they aren't college educated. About 30% of residents have college diplomas.
Bozeman has been consistently ranked one of Montana's smartest cities for decades, sometimes topping the list. They're currently at number 7, with a 1% high school dropout rate and a college education rate of 56.45%.
The charming city of Lewistown is also a very smart one. 30.14% of the population has a college degree, and the high school dropout rate is roughly 0%.
32.97% of Livingston locals are college educated, and their high school dropout rate is less than 1%. This windy city is pretty bright.
4. Red Lodge
This tiny city is big on brainiacs. 38.7% of the population has a Bachelor's degree or higher, and the high school dropout rate is 0%.
Our capital city is full of intelligent Montanans. About 46% of them are college educated, and the high school dropout rate is non-existent.
Missoula is a college town, so it makes sense that plenty of its residents (almost half) have college degrees. Their impressive 0% high school dropout rate also earns them a spot on this list.
Whitefish graduates at the top of the class! The city has an impressive 0% high school dropout rate, and 52.09% of its residents have college degrees.
Did any of the cities on this list surprise you? Some of them made the
list of Montana’s safest cities as well.