Montana: Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures

Area, 147,138 sq mi (381,087 sq km). Pop. (2020) 1,068,778, a 8% increase since the 2010 census. As of the 2020 census, the state's population was: White alone, 88.9%; Black alone, 0.6%; Hispanic or Latino, 4.1%; American Indian and Alaska native alone, 6.7%; Asian alone, 0.9%; Two or More Races, 2.8%. Capital, Helena. Largest city, Billings. Statehood, Nov. 8, 1889 (41st state). Highest pt., Granite Peak, 12,799 ft (3,904 m); lowest pt., Kootenai River, 1,800 ft (549 m). Nickname, Treasure State. Motto, Oro y Plata [Gold and Silver]. State bird, Western meadowlark. State flower, bitterroot. State tree, Ponderosa pine. Abbr., Mont.; MT

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