Montana State University

George Haynes

Agricultural Policy Specialist
Montana State University
Extension Economics
P.O. Box 172800
Bozeman, MT 59717-2800

Tel: (406) 994-5012
Fax: (406) 994-4838
Location: 210E Linfield Hall

Myles Watts

Montana State University
Ag Econ & Econ
P.O. Box 172920
Bozeman, MT 59717-2920

Tel: (406) 994-3704
Fax: (406) 994-4838
Location: 104 Linfield Hall

Project 2030: Montana's Ageing Population

Project 2030 ImageMontana will become much older in coming decades as the “Baby Boom” generation reaches traditional retirement age.  Changing demographics will affect state and local government budgets in a variety of ways.  The information and analysis focuses on changes in the age distribution by holding all other factors constant:  expenditures per student, per capita incomes, tax rates and so forth.  Thus, the projected changes described stem solely from the expected changes in the age composition of the Montana population.

The report and powerpoint links on the navigation bar are in PDF format.

Prepared by:

  • George Haynes, Professor
  • Myles Watts, Professor
  • Doug Young, Professor Emeritus
  • Heather Smart, Research Assistant
  • Grant Zimmerman, Research Assistant