Community Profile


In 2021, Red Lodge, MT had a population of 2.03k people with a median age of 51.9 and a median household income of $47,727. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Red Lodge, MT declined from 2,134 to 2,032, a −4.78% decrease and its median household income declined from $49,286 to $47,727, a −3.16% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Red Lodge, MT are White (Non-Hispanic) (85.8%), White (Hispanic) (6.55%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.26%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.17%), and Other (Non-Hispanic) (1.48%).

None of the households in Red Lodge, MT reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.4% of the residents in Red Lodge, MT are U.S. citizens.

In 2021, the median property value in Red Lodge, MT was $296,300, and the homeownership rate was 54%.

Most people in Red Lodge, MT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 13.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Red Lodge, MT was 2 cars per household. *


The economy of Red Lodge, MT employs 1.09k people. The largest industries in Red Lodge, MT are Retail Trade (199 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (199 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (117 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($250,001), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($93,092), and Finance & Insurance ($72,222). *

Housing & Living

The median property value in Red Lodge, MT was $296,300 in 2021, which is 1.21 times larger than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $277,600 to $296,300, a 6.74% increase. The homeownership rate in Red Lodge, MT is 54%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Red Lodge, MT have an average commute time of 13.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Red Lodge, MT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household. *

* Source: Data USA


Red Lodge, MT has a temperate continental climate with warm summer days and cold winter nights. In the spring and fall, temperatures are moderate with occasional precipitation. The city is located in the Rocky Mountains and experiences cool mountain breezes throughout the year. During the summer months, temperatures rarely exceed 90°F and Red Lodge enjoys plenty of sunshine. Winters can be cold with temperatures dropping below 0°F at times and several feet of snow accumulation possible each season. Overall, Red Lodge has a mild climate that is suitable for enjoying outdoor activities year-round.

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Red Lodge schools consistently rank in the top schools in the state. Find out more at the Red Lodge Schools website.

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Red Lodge has a vibrant faith community. Click here for more information

Clubs & Organizations

Red Lodge is fortunate to have over 70 nonprofit organizations in our community that help make Red Lodge and Carbon County a great place to live. View the directory here.

Financial Institutions

Red Lodge boasts many options for all your banking and financial needs. Click here to find your best match.

Parks & Recreation

One thing Red Lodge has is a serious sense of fun! Just within the city limits there are over 10 spots perfect for picnics, bike rides and dog playtime. Find out more here.

And if a little more wild is what you’re searching for, we’ve got you covered! Find out more about hiking, camping, rafting, snow sports, and more! Red Lodge has recreational activities for every season!

National Historic Registry

Take a tour of the 23 buildings in Red Lodge that are listed in the National Register of Historic Places through the Montana Historical Society’s website.


The Red Lodge Carnegie Library is a department of the City of Red Lodge and is supported by City General Fund tax dollars and a dedicated library mill levy collected by Carbon County. Our mission is to engage our community with 21st Century materials, services, and technology to enhance literacy, civic, educational, and cultural opportunities. Programs and services include: Reference & Information Services, Public Access Computers, Wireless Internet Access, Printing, Copying, Scanning, Friends of the Library Book Sales, Interlibrary Loans, Special Programs for Children, Young Adults, and Adults, Public Meeting Space, Digital magazines, Streaming videos, Seed Library, Books, DVDs, Audiobooks, Public Review Site for Local and State Documents, and more.

Cultural Attractions

We may be known for the wealth of outdoor activities, but Red Lodge has no shortage of cultural experiences as well. From attractions to historic tours and art galleries, you’ll find plenty of unique experiences to please the whole family!

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