Although most Latinos in Montana are of Mexican origin, numbering around 30,000, about 2,000 are Puerto Rican, according to 2019 census population estimates.
Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanics accounted for over half of the nation’s population growth in the last decade. This is not just reflected in larger cities, but in mountain towns, Southern neighborhoods and Midwestern prairies. Here is the latest on this storyline and more in-depth reporting from NBC Latino in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.