Malmstrom AFB, Montana

Main gate at Malmstrom Air Force Base
The main gate at Malmstrom Air Force Base

Originally founded as Great Falls Army Air Base in 1942, the facility was renamed Malmstrom Air Force Base in honor of Colonel Einar Axel Malmstrom in 1955. Over the years, the commands and missions carried out at Malmstrom AFB have changed many times. These days, Malmstrom is one of three US Air Force Bases that maintains and operates the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile as part of the Global Strike Command that is headquartered at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Aerial view of Malmstrom Air Force Base
Aerial view of Malmstrom Air Force Base
Fast Facts about Malmstrom AFB, Montana
Malmstrom AFB, Cascade County, MT 59405
Census Designated Place
Elevation: 3,472'
Latitude: 47.5086°N
Longitude: 111.2056°W
Resident Racial Breakdown:
White Non-Hispanic: 69.4%
Hispanic: 14.5%
African-American: 9.9%
Native American: 0.4%
Other: 0.2%
Two or more races: 4.1%
Asian: 1.4%
High School or Higher: 96.9%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 30.6%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 12.8%
2009 Estimates:
Population: 4,350
Males: 2,357
Females: 1,993
Median Resident Age: 21.6 Years
Estimated Median Household Income: $36,700
Estimated Median Home Value: $191,400
Population Density: 842 People per Square Mile
2011 Cost of Living Index for Malmstrom AFB: 105.2
Major Industries:
Government, Health Care, Lodging & Food Services, Educational Services, Construction, Finance & Insurance Services, Retail Services, Transportation Services, Book Stores, Entertainment & Recreation

Unemployed (March 2011): 6.3%
Photos courtesy of the US Air Force.
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