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Montana

State Facts

Minimum Wage$9.20
2-Bedroom Housing Wage$17.65
Number of Renter Households137,320
Number of Renter Households
Below 30% AMI
33,598
Percent of Renter Households
Below 30% AMI
24%
Number of Renter Households
Below 50% AMI
56,727
Percent of Renter Households
Below 50% AMI
41%

Affordable Rent for Low Income Households

Minimum Wage Worker

$478/mo

Household at 30% of Area Median Income

$606/mo

Household at 50% of Area Median Income

$1,010/mo

Fair Market Rent

1-Bedroom Fair Market Rent

$717/mo

2-Bedroom Fair Market Rent

$918/mo

Working at minimum wage $9.20/hr

Each week you have to work 60 hours

To afford a modest 1 bedroom rental home at Fair Market Rent

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Number of Households
Total 436,048 275,497 72,571 34,440 49,700 3,840 4,203 3,622 2,399 2,436 4,524 650 34,440 2,301 4,837 856 3,892 4,069 1,274 5,057 39,925 45,287 437 4,158 361 1,355 6,471 4,445 915 11,869 28,502 925 8,622 3,707 818 759 1,926 49,700 2,211 7,961 212 1,756 2,079 748 2,515 502 17,823 4,408 3,248 3,237 5,281 1,543 15,026 3,840 1,515 2,496 1,827 333 3,324 897 477 68,047
Renter 137,320 82,138 22,347 11,512 20,587 736 1,517 1,272 1,002 383 1,166 207 11,512 781 1,587 185 1,331 1,341 356 1,493 10,465 17,594 137 1,592 70 285 2,369 701 212 3,279 8,049 428 1,762 854 142 109 430 20,587 594 2,496 73 355 584 190 958 104 4,023 1,386 1,163 1,050 1,210 386 4,572 736 396 698 695 95 827 251 99 21,181
Percent Renters 31% 30% 31% 33% 41% 19% 36% 35% 42% 16% 26% 32% 33% 34% 33% 22% 34% 33% 28% 30% 26% 39% 31% 38% 19% 21% 37% 16% 23% 28% 28% 46% 20% 23% 17% 14% 22% 41% 27% 31% 34% 20% 28% 25% 38% 21% 23% 31% 36% 32% 23% 25% 30% 19% 26% 28% 38% 29% 25% 28% 21% 31%
Housing Wage
Zero-Bedroom $12.36 $12.01 $12.42 $12.27 $13.79 $11.04 $10.40 $10.79 $10.29 $10.88 $12.42 $10.29 $12.27 $10.71 $11.44 $10.29 $12.50 $10.29 $11.73 $11.29 $11.75 $14.50 $10.29 $10.88 $10.56 $10.29 $11.77 $11.87 $10.29 $10.27 $11.88 $10.90 $10.29 $14.98 $10.29 $10.29 $10.29 $13.79 $11.02 $13.90 $11.73 $10.29 $10.29 $10.29 $10.29 $11.73 $10.88 $12.08 $11.35 $10.29 $10.81 $11.08 $11.17 $11.04 $10.62 $10.29 $10.29 $11.73 $10.29 $10.29 $11.73 $12.42
One-Bedroom $13.80 $13.46 $14.04 $12.54 $15.63 $12.48 $12.77 $12.15 $12.77 $11.96 $14.04 $12.77 $12.54 $11.54 $12.42 $11.06 $15.52 $12.69 $12.63 $12.15 $13.44 $15.87 $11.06 $12.31 $11.37 $11.48 $11.92 $12.77 $11.06 $12.25 $14.15 $12.77 $12.38 $15.25 $11.06 $11.06 $12.17 $15.63 $12.60 $13.98 $12.63 $11.06 $12.77 $11.06 $11.06 $12.63 $11.71 $13.00 $11.42 $12.37 $11.06 $13.77 $12.75 $12.48 $11.87 $11.38 $11.92 $12.63 $11.06 $11.06 $12.63 $14.04
Two-Bedroom $17.65 $17.14 $18.46 $16.33 $19.62 $16.42 $14.56 $15.27 $14.56 $15.42 $18.46 $14.56 $16.33 $15.17 $16.19 $14.56 $17.69 $14.56 $16.62 $15.98 $17.69 $20.73 $14.56 $14.56 $14.96 $14.56 $14.75 $16.81 $14.56 $15.46 $17.75 $14.56 $14.56 $17.37 $14.56 $14.56 $14.56 $19.62 $16.58 $18.40 $16.62 $14.56 $14.56 $14.56 $14.56 $16.62 $15.40 $17.12 $15.04 $14.56 $14.56 $15.69 $15.94 $16.42 $15.04 $14.56 $14.56 $16.62 $14.56 $14.56 $16.62 $18.46
Three-Bedroom $24.24 $23.28 $25.29 $22.88 $27.69 $23.33 $18.85 $19.15 $19.58 $19.06 $25.29 $20.67 $22.88 $18.75 $23.00 $20.67 $21.87 $20.13 $20.54 $19.75 $25.13 $29.44 $19.85 $18.63 $21.25 $19.46 $20.23 $22.15 $18.00 $19.25 $23.19 $19.85 $20.67 $21.46 $19.85 $18.38 $20.67 $27.69 $21.73 $25.33 $22.65 $19.40 $20.67 $20.67 $18.65 $22.65 $21.65 $22.25 $18.60 $19.56 $20.67 $20.73 $19.71 $23.33 $21.37 $20.25 $20.67 $22.65 $19.21 $18.00 $22.65 $25.29
Four-Bedroom $28.68 $27.46 $29.67 $26.79 $33.58 $27.81 $24.92 $22.38 $21.62 $20.92 $29.67 $22.75 $26.79 $20.58 $23.98 $22.75 $24.00 $22.08 $25.96 $27.35 $30.15 $35.48 $22.75 $21.58 $23.37 $22.75 $21.40 $26.56 $22.75 $20.96 $27.21 $22.75 $23.46 $27.13 $22.75 $22.75 $21.92 $33.58 $26.06 $26.83 $25.96 $22.75 $24.92 $22.75 $24.92 $25.96 $26.37 $24.62 $25.69 $24.35 $23.04 $21.29 $23.85 $27.81 $23.50 $24.92 $22.75 $25.96 $19.75 $22.75 $25.96 $29.67
Fair Market Rent
Zero-Bedroom $643 $625 $646 $638 $717 $574 $541 $561 $535 $566 $646 $535 $638 $557 $595 $535 $650 $535 $610 $587 $611 $754 $535 $566 $549 $535 $612 $617 $535 $534 $618 $567 $535 $779 $535 $535 $535 $717 $573 $723 $610 $535 $535 $535 $535 $610 $566 $628 $590 $535 $562 $576 $581 $574 $552 $535 $535 $610 $535 $535 $610 $646
One-Bedroom $717 $700 $730 $652 $813 $649 $664 $632 $664 $622 $730 $664 $652 $600 $646 $575 $807 $660 $657 $632 $699 $825 $575 $640 $591 $597 $620 $664 $575 $637 $736 $664 $644 $793 $575 $575 $633 $813 $655 $727 $657 $575 $664 $575 $575 $657 $609 $676 $594 $643 $575 $716 $663 $649 $617 $592 $620 $657 $575 $575 $657 $730
Two-Bedroom $918 $891 $960 $849 $1,020 $854 $757 $794 $757 $802 $960 $757 $849 $789 $842 $757 $920 $757 $864 $831 $920 $1,078 $757 $757 $778 $757 $767 $874 $757 $804 $923 $757 $757 $903 $757 $757 $757 $1,020 $862 $957 $864 $757 $757 $757 $757 $864 $801 $890 $782 $757 $757 $816 $829 $854 $782 $757 $757 $864 $757 $757 $864 $960
Three-Bedroom $1,260 $1,211 $1,315 $1,190 $1,440 $1,213 $980 $996 $1,018 $991 $1,315 $1,075 $1,190 $975 $1,196 $1,075 $1,137 $1,047 $1,068 $1,027 $1,307 $1,531 $1,032 $969 $1,105 $1,012 $1,052 $1,152 $936 $1,001 $1,206 $1,032 $1,075 $1,116 $1,032 $956 $1,075 $1,440 $1,130 $1,317 $1,178 $1,009 $1,075 $1,075 $970 $1,178 $1,126 $1,157 $967 $1,017 $1,075 $1,078 $1,025 $1,213 $1,111 $1,053 $1,075 $1,178 $999 $936 $1,178 $1,315
Four-Bedroom $1,492 $1,428 $1,543 $1,393 $1,746 $1,446 $1,296 $1,164 $1,124 $1,088 $1,543 $1,183 $1,393 $1,070 $1,247 $1,183 $1,248 $1,148 $1,350 $1,422 $1,568 $1,845 $1,183 $1,122 $1,215 $1,183 $1,113 $1,381 $1,183 $1,090 $1,415 $1,183 $1,220 $1,411 $1,183 $1,183 $1,140 $1,746 $1,355 $1,395 $1,350 $1,183 $1,296 $1,183 $1,296 $1,350 $1,371 $1,280 $1,336 $1,266 $1,198 $1,107 $1,240 $1,446 $1,222 $1,296 $1,183 $1,350 $1,027 $1,183 $1,350 $1,543
Annual Income Needed to Afford
Zero-Bedroom $25,709 $24,980 $25,840 $25,520 $28,680 $22,960 $21,640 $22,440 $21,400 $22,640 $25,840 $21,400 $25,520 $22,280 $23,800 $21,400 $26,000 $21,400 $24,400 $23,480 $24,440 $30,160 $21,400 $22,640 $21,960 $21,400 $24,480 $24,680 $21,400 $21,360 $24,720 $22,680 $21,400 $31,160 $21,400 $21,400 $21,400 $28,680 $22,920 $28,920 $24,400 $21,400 $21,400 $21,400 $21,400 $24,400 $22,640 $25,120 $23,600 $21,400 $22,480 $23,040 $23,240 $22,960 $22,080 $21,400 $21,400 $24,400 $21,400 $21,400 $24,400 $25,840
One-Bedroom $28,694 $27,989 $29,200 $26,080 $32,520 $25,960 $26,560 $25,280 $26,560 $24,880 $29,200 $26,560 $26,080 $24,000 $25,840 $23,000 $32,280 $26,400 $26,280 $25,280 $27,960 $33,000 $23,000 $25,600 $23,640 $23,880 $24,800 $26,560 $23,000 $25,480 $29,440 $26,560 $25,760 $31,720 $23,000 $23,000 $25,320 $32,520 $26,200 $29,080 $26,280 $23,000 $26,560 $23,000 $23,000 $26,280 $24,360 $27,040 $23,760 $25,720 $23,000 $28,640 $26,520 $25,960 $24,680 $23,680 $24,800 $26,280 $23,000 $23,000 $26,280 $29,200
Two-Bedroom $36,718 $35,646 $38,400 $33,960 $40,800 $34,160 $30,280 $31,760 $30,280 $32,080 $38,400 $30,280 $33,960 $31,560 $33,680 $30,280 $36,800 $30,280 $34,560 $33,240 $36,800 $43,120 $30,280 $30,280 $31,120 $30,280 $30,680 $34,960 $30,280 $32,160 $36,920 $30,280 $30,280 $36,120 $30,280 $30,280 $30,280 $40,800 $34,480 $38,280 $34,560 $30,280 $30,280 $30,280 $30,280 $34,560 $32,040 $35,600 $31,280 $30,280 $30,280 $32,640 $33,160 $34,160 $31,280 $30,280 $30,280 $34,560 $30,280 $30,280 $34,560 $38,400
Three-Bedroom $50,413 $48,429 $52,600 $47,600 $57,600 $48,520 $39,200 $39,840 $40,720 $39,640 $52,600 $43,000 $47,600 $39,000 $47,840 $43,000 $45,480 $41,880 $42,720 $41,080 $52,280 $61,240 $41,280 $38,760 $44,200 $40,480 $42,080 $46,080 $37,440 $40,040 $48,240 $41,280 $43,000 $44,640 $41,280 $38,240 $43,000 $57,600 $45,200 $52,680 $47,120 $40,360 $43,000 $43,000 $38,800 $47,120 $45,040 $46,280 $38,680 $40,680 $43,000 $43,120 $41,000 $48,520 $44,440 $42,120 $43,000 $47,120 $39,960 $37,440 $47,120 $52,600
Four-Bedroom $59,660 $57,117 $61,720 $55,720 $69,840 $57,840 $51,840 $46,560 $44,960 $43,520 $61,720 $47,320 $55,720 $42,800 $49,880 $47,320 $49,920 $45,920 $54,000 $56,880 $62,720 $73,800 $47,320 $44,880 $48,600 $47,320 $44,520 $55,240 $47,320 $43,600 $56,600 $47,320 $48,800 $56,440 $47,320 $47,320 $45,600 $69,840 $54,200 $55,800 $54,000 $47,320 $51,840 $47,320 $51,840 $54,000 $54,840 $51,200 $53,440 $50,640 $47,920 $44,280 $49,600 $57,840 $48,880 $51,840 $47,320 $54,000 $41,080 $47,320 $54,000 $61,720
Minimum Wage
Minimum Wage $9.20 $9.20 $9.20 $9.20 $9.20 $9.20 $9.20 $9.20 $9.20 $9.20 $9.20 $9.20 $9.20 $9.20 $9.20 $9.20 $9.20 $9.20 $9.20 $9.20 $9.20 $9.20 $9.20 $9.20 $9.20 $9.20 $9.20 $9.20 $9.20 $9.20 $9.20 $9.20 $9.20 $9.20 $9.20 $9.20 $9.20 $9.20 $9.20 $9.20 $9.20 $9.20 $9.20 $9.20 $9.20 $9.20 $9.20 $9.20 $9.20 $9.20 $9.20 $9.20 $9.20 $9.20 $9.20 $9.20 $9.20 $9.20 $9.20 $9.20 $9.20 $9.20
Rent Affordable for a Full-Time Worker at Minimum Wage $478 $478 $478 $478 $478 $478 $478 $478 $478 $478 $478 $478 $478 $478 $478 $478 $478 $478 $478 $478 $478 $478 $478 $478 $478 $478 $478 $478 $478 $478 $478 $478 $478 $478 $478 $478 $478 $478 $478 $478 $478 $478 $478 $478 $478 $478 $478 $478 $478 $478 $478 $478 $478 $478 $478 $478 $478 $478 $478 $478 $478 $478
Work Hours/Week at Minimum Wage
Zero-Bedroom 54 52 54 53 60 48 45 47 45 47 54 45 53 47 50 45 54 45 51 49 51 63 45 47 46 45 51 52 45 45 52 47 45 65 45 45 45 60 48 60 51 45 45 45 45 51 47 53 49 45 47 48 49 48 46 45 45 51 45 45 51 54
One-Bedroom 60 59 61 55 68 54 56 53 56 52 61 56 55 50 54 48 67 55 55 53 58 69 48 54 49 50 52 56 48 53 62 56 54 66 48 48 53 68 55 61 55 48 56 48 48 55 51 57 50 54 48 60 55 54 52 49 52 55 48 48 55 61
Two-Bedroom 77 75 80 71 85 71 63 66 63 67 80 63 71 66 70 63 77 63 72 69 77 90 63 63 65 63 64 73 63 67 77 63 63 76 63 63 63 85 72 80 72 63 63 63 63 72 67 74 65 63 63 68 69 71 65 63 63 72 63 63 72 80
Three-Bedroom 105 101 110 99 120 101 82 83 85 83 110 90 99 82 100 90 95 88 89 86 109 128 86 81 92 85 88 96 78 84 101 86 90 93 86 80 90 120 94 110 98 84 90 90 81 98 94 97 81 85 90 90 86 101 93 88 90 98 84 78 98 110
Four-Bedroom 125 119 129 116 146 121 108 97 94 91 129 99 116 89 104 99 104 96 113 119 131 154 99 94 102 99 93 115 99 91 118 99 102 118 99 99 95 146 113 117 113 99 108 99 108 113 115 107 112 106 100 93 104 121 102 108 99 113 86 99 113 129
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Payment
SSI Monthly Payment $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841
Rent affordable to SSI recipient $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252
Income Levels
30% of Area Median Income (AMI) $24,242 $24,244 $25,380 $21,810 $24,060 $26,760 $23,700 $18,420 $16,290 $24,660 $25,380 $20,340 $21,810 $17,910 $24,420 $24,300 $23,370 $16,920 $31,590 $19,830 $24,090 $31,410 $20,730 $15,990 $16,560 $20,220 $20,670 $27,180 $19,350 $19,290 $30,720 $21,330 $16,830 $21,780 $20,850 $17,010 $17,130 $24,060 $17,460 $24,810 $21,330 $19,770 $21,510 $20,520 $22,650 $21,210 $22,080 $28,770 $17,220 $23,190 $16,770 $24,120 $21,900 $26,760 $22,650 $21,510 $21,240 $16,830 $22,770 $16,470 $19,530 $25,380
50% of Area Median Income (AMI) $40,403 $40,406 $42,300 $36,350 $40,100 $44,600 $39,500 $30,700 $27,150 $41,100 $42,300 $33,900 $36,350 $29,850 $40,700 $40,500 $38,950 $28,200 $52,650 $33,050 $40,150 $52,350 $34,550 $26,650 $27,600 $33,700 $34,450 $45,300 $32,250 $32,150 $51,200 $35,550 $28,050 $36,300 $34,750 $28,350 $28,550 $40,100 $29,100 $41,350 $35,550 $32,950 $35,850 $34,200 $37,750 $35,350 $36,800 $47,950 $28,700 $38,650 $27,950 $40,200 $36,500 $44,600 $37,750 $35,850 $35,400 $28,050 $37,950 $27,450 $32,550 $42,300
Median Renter Household Income $40,396 $40,201 $42,996 $37,287 $39,766 $49,406 $28,227 $45,136 $32,379 $44,092 $50,975 $29,987 $37,287 $36,917 $40,761 $34,622 $40,371 $23,623 $45,486 $29,445 $39,143 $50,829 $40,396 $34,495 $80,148 $29,761 $32,957 $51,547 $41,421 $37,004 $42,831 $42,888 $28,044 $58,189 $50,230 $50,664 $37,969 $39,766 $33,166 $43,555 $35,224 $44,989 $50,653 $45,747 $29,371 $31,292 $50,046 $32,846 $50,284 $21,769 $47,785 $25,936 $49,406 $47,210 $40,388 $38,117 $33,881 $38,966 $37,447 $56,268 $42,556
Rent Affordable at Different Income Levels
30% of Area Median Income (AMI) $606 $606 $635 $545 $602 $669 $593 $461 $407 $617 $635 $509 $545 $448 $611 $608 $584 $423 $790 $496 $602 $785 $518 $400 $414 $506 $517 $680 $484 $482 $768 $533 $421 $545 $521 $425 $428 $602 $437 $620 $533 $494 $538 $513 $566 $530 $552 $719 $431 $580 $419 $603 $548 $669 $566 $538 $531 $421 $569 $412 $488 $635
50% of Area Median Income (AMI) $1,010 $1,010 $1,058 $909 $1,003 $1,115 $988 $768 $679 $1,028 $1,058 $848 $909 $746 $1,018 $1,013 $974 $705 $1,316 $826 $1,004 $1,309 $864 $666 $690 $843 $861 $1,133 $806 $804 $1,280 $889 $701 $908 $869 $709 $714 $1,003 $728 $1,034 $889 $824 $896 $855 $944 $884 $920 $1,199 $718 $966 $699 $1,005 $913 $1,115 $944 $896 $885 $701 $949 $686 $814 $1,058
Median Renter Household Income $1,010 $1,005 $1,075 $932 $994 $1,235 $706 $1,128 $809 $1,102 $1,274 $750 $932 $923 $1,019 $866 $1,009 $591 $1,137 $736 $979 $1,271 $1,010 $862 $2,004 $744 $824 $1,289 $1,036 $925 $1,071 $1,072 $701 $1,455 $1,256 $1,267 $949 $994 $829 $1,089 $881 $1,125 $1,266 $1,144 $734 $782 $1,251 $821 $1,257 $544 $1,195 $648 $1,235 $1,180 $1,010 $953 $847 $974 $936 $1,407 $1,064

Median Wages for Largest Occupations

OccupationTotal EmploymentMedian Hourly Wage
Waiters and Waitresses6,590$10.27
Bartenders5,140$11.24
Fast Food and Counter Workers12,970$11.73
Cashiers11,570$11.85
One-Bedroom Housing Wage$13.80
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners5,130$14.39
Home Health and Personal Care Aides8,680$14.63
Retail Salespersons14,680$14.69
Teaching Assistants, Except Postsecondary4,320$14.77
Cooks, Restaurant6,260$14.83
Nursing Assistants4,420$15.11
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners8,360$15.21
Stockers and Order Fillers7,400$15.22
Two-Bedroom Housing Wage$17.65
Customer Service Representatives4,750$18.65
Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants4,360$18.73
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers4,580$18.74
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive4,670$18.75
Office Clerks, General11,310$18.77
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks8,330$19.01
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General4,940$19.14
All Occupations470,230$19.35
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers5,390$19.51
Construction Laborers4,290$22.84
Carpenters4,420$24.18
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers6,480$24.51
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education4,420$24.75
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers4,280$24.79
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education4,650$25.17
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products4,070$25.22
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers4,040$32.25
Registered Nurses9,640$38.15
General and Operations Managers8,460$40.63