Last Updated: April 17, 2021


The state where the sky looks so big. Big sky country and the treasure state are two nicknames of the state of Montana. Oro Y Plata is the state motto meaning gold and silver. Thus, the state is rich in incredible minerals. 

Montana State is in the Mountain West region of the United States. On November 8, 1889, president Benjamin Harrison proclaimed Montana the union’s 41st state. It is bordered by Idaho to the west; North Dakota and South Dakota to the east, Wyoming to the south and by the Canadian provinces of Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan to the north. It is the fourth-largest state by area, the eighth least populous state and the third densely populated state.

Missouri’s poverty rate is much lower than many states in the U.S. but with the 15-lowest income in the U.S., it’s not a very wealthy state. The States economy is primarily based on Agriculture including many other supportive sectors of the economy such as oil, gas, coal, mining and lumber. Moreover, services, the health care sector and government sectors also are significant to the state’s economy. Tourism is the fastest-growing sector in the state as annually more than 13 million tourists visit the state. 

The name Montana comes from the Spanish word Montana and Latin word Montana which means the “Mountainous country”.  There are beautiful Mountains and near many of them are beautiful and amazing river valleys. Some of the best places to visit in Montana are Missoula Helena, Bozeman, Kalispell, Butte, Billings and Great Falls.

Key Facts:

  • Montana’s GDP as of 2020 was $51.91 billion making the state 34th  in the U.S.
  • Its Per Capita Personal Income as of 2020 was $41,280 making the state 37th in the nation. 
  • As of 2018, the total employment rate in the state was 371, 239.