Population, Race and Ethnicity
Bonner-West Riverside is a Census-designated place in Missoula County, Montana, with a population of 1,726. According to the most recent estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, 86.20% of residents identify as white, 0.00% as Black or African American, 3.60% as American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.70% as Asian, 0.00% as Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, 6.10% as Hispanic or Latino, and 3.40% as some other race or combination of races.
Nationally, some 61.1% of Americans identify as white, 12.3% as Black or African American, 0.7% as American Indian or Alaska Native, 5.4% as Asian, 0.2% as Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, 17.8% as Hispanic or Latino, and 2.6% as some other race or combination of races.
Census respondents are also asked to report ancestry. Some of the most commonly reported ancestries in Bonner-West Riverside include German, Norwegian, Irish, Italian, and French. Measured by location quotient — comparing the Census-designated place share to the national share — some of the most highly concentrated ancestries in Census-designated place are Northern European, Norwegian, and French Canadian.
Native and foreign-born population
An estimated 98.20% of Bonner-West Riverside residents are native-born, meaning they were born in the United States, Puerto Rico, a U.S. Island Area, or abroad to a U.S. citizen. Of the 1.80% of the population that is foreign-born, 71.00% have become naturalized U.S. citizens. Nationwide, 86.5% of Americans are native-born. And of the 13.5% of Americans who are foreign-born, 48.5% have become naturalized U.S. citizens.
The population of Bonner-West Riverside is younger than the United States as a whole. The median age is 31 years, 6.9 years less than the national median age of 37.9 years. An estimated 13.80% of the population is 65 years and over, compared to 15.2% of the U.S. population.
Family and household composition
Family and household composition also varies heavily across the United States. In Bonner-West Riverside, 38.50% of households are occupied by married-couple families, compared to the 48.3% national figure. Some 7.90% of households are occupied by single male householders, 5.70% by single female householders, and 47.80% by non-family occupants. Nationwide, 4.9% of households are occupied by single male householders, 12.6% by single female householders, and 34.3% by non-family occupants. An estimated 60.70% of heads of household own their homes, compared to the national homeownership rate of 63.8%.
English is by far the most commonly spoken language in Montana and across the U.S. as a whole. Similarly, in Bonner-West Riverside, 99.2% of local residents aged 5 and up speak English exclusively, or, if they are multilingual, speak English very well. For context, 99.1% of the 5 and older population across Montana only speaks English, or speak it very well, and 91.5% of the same age group nationwide do.
Residents of Bonner-West Riverside are less likely than the typical American to be married. Of all local residents aged 15 and older, 41.1% are currently married, compared to 48.1% of Americans nationwide in the same age group. Across Montana as a whole, 51.7% of residents 15 and older are married.
Divorce is slightly less common in Bonner-West Riverside than it is across the U.S. as a whole. According to Census estimates, 10.2% of residents 15 and older are divorced — compared to 10.8% of the U.S. population in the same age group. In Montana, 12.5% of the 15 and older population is divorced.
An estimated 43.4% of Bonner-West Riverside residents 15 and older have never married, compared to one-third of all Americans in the same age group.
In Bonner-West Riverside, 5.8% of the 18 and older civilian population are veterans — compared to 7.5% of adult civilians nationwide and 10.5% of the civilian population in all of Montana.
In Bonner-West Riverside, adults are more likely to have a high school education than the typical American adult, but are less likely to have a four-year college education. Among Bonner-West Riverside residents 25 and older, 89.30% have a high school diploma or equivalent, and 12.40% have a bachelor's degree or higher, compared to 87.7% and 31.5% of adults nationwide, respectively. Across Montana, 93.2% of adults have graduated high school, and 31.2 have a bachelor’s degree.
The typical household in Bonner-West Riverside earns $40,938 a year, about $19,400 less than the national median of $60,293 and $11,600 less than the median household income across the state of $52,559.
Serious financial hardship is more common in Bonner-West Riverside than it is nationwide. The local poverty rate stands at 16.60%, while the national poverty rate is 14.1%. Across the state as a whole, 13.7% of the population lives below the poverty line.
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