*Data source: Refugee Processing Center: Admissions and Arrivals, excludes Special Immigrant Visa holders (SIV) from Afghanistan and Iraq.
21,095 newcomers make up 2% of the population.
**Data source: New American Economy: Refugees in Montana
*Data source: Refugee Processing Center: Admissions and Arrivals five year average
*Data source: American Immigration Council: Immigrants in Montana
`*Data source: New American Economy
*Data source: New American Economy
Architecture & Engineering9.7%
Building and Ground Cleaning5.5%
Ground Transportation & Material Moving4.6%
*Top % share of the immigrant labor force in Montana.
*Data used: Ammerican Immigration Council
*Data used: Food Bridges Cultures - Missoula
*Data source: HHS Unaccompanied Children
*Data not available
- Sawyer CompanyAlbers Family
- Outdoor OutfittersCheffs Family
- Mayor of HelenaWilmot Collins
*Data source: Forbes
"Unless you can trace your lineage back to Sophie (Elder of the Salish Tribe) and her people, ... you're an immigrant, ... we're all children of immigrants, and all our relations came her fleeing someplace else." - Dave Strohmaier (Missoula County Commissioner)
*Data source: Missoula Refugee Resettlement
September 8, 2023
Holidays are an important time to include newcomers. Newcomers are often aching for the traditions and holiday magic they knew at home - and the connections with family and friends. The Garcias* came from a strong family and community that knew generous and giving holiday traditions. I knew, when I met our new friends from Venezuela, the rich bond we would have; this was a kindred spirit family. Even though we have been bad at communicating (Google Translate is such a false hope), it was easy to find connections that helped us love each other.