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Montana population growth slows

State-level growth remains mostly migration-driven, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

After years of new arrivals swelling Montana's population and straining its housing supply, new data released Dec. 19 by the U.S. Census Bureau indicates that the volume of net migration into the state has declined.

As of July 1, 2023, the federal demographics agency estimates Montana had 1,132,800 residents. That's about 9,900 more than a year prior, or a 0.9% increase.

While that's a lot of new...


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