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Population in 2012: 4,712 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +29.3%
Males: 2,348  (49.9%)
Females: 2,364  (50.1%)

Median resident age:  35.6 years
Montana median age:  38.3 years

Zip codes: 59912.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $39,215 (it was $31,128 in 2000)
Columbia Falls:

$39,215
MT:

$45,076
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,640

Columbia Falls city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $180,278 (it was $99,700 in 2000)
Columbia Falls:

$180,278
MT:

$184,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $188,126; Detached houses: $192,149; Townhouses or other attached units: $201,495; In 2-unit structures: $152,241; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $291,049; Mobile homes: $70,589

Median gross rent in 2012: $797.

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Columbia Falls races chart
  • White alone - 4,328 (92.3%)
  • Hispanic - 131 (2.8%)
  • Two or more races - 125 (2.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 79 (1.7%)
  • Asian alone - 18 (0.4%)
  • Black alone - 6 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.02%)

Races in Columbia Falls detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Columbia Falls: 91.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: German (17.8%), Irish (12.8%), English (10.1%), Norwegian (6.6%), French (5.2%), United States (3.6%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 3092 feet

Land area: 1.52 square miles.

Population density: 3,106 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in Columbia Falls:

  • High school or higher: 93.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.8%
  • Unemployed: 7.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Columbia Falls city:

  • Never married: 27.5%
  • Now married: 52.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 14.7%

56 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.2%
Montana:  1.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,384 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,453 (0.8%)

Columbia Falls satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Missoula, MT (104.6 miles , pop. 57,053).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (380.3 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (1011.3 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Bad Rock-Columbia Heights, MT (2.2 miles) , Hungry Horse, MT (2.4 miles ), Helena Flats, MT (2.6 miles ), Martin City, MT (2.7 miles ), Coram, MT (2.7 miles ), Whitefish, MT (2.7 miles ), Evergreen, MT (3.2 miles ), West Glacier, MT (3.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 41 buildings, average cost: $69,800
  • 1998: 30 buildings, average cost: $93,000
  • 1999: 15 buildings, average cost: $102,700
  • 2000: 20 buildings, average cost: $119,300
  • 2001: 17 buildings, average cost: $123,200
  • 2002: 28 buildings, average cost: $155,400
  • 2003: 66 buildings, average cost: $143,400
  • 2004: 40 buildings, average cost: $182,700
  • 2005: 57 buildings, average cost: $195,500
  • 2006: 35 buildings, average cost: $225,600
  • 2007: 25 buildings, average cost: $226,300
  • 2008: 24 buildings, average cost: $226,600
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $257,500
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $250,400
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 48.37 N, Longitude: 114.19 W

Area code: 406

Columbia Falls household income distribution Columbia Falls home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Columbia Falls by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2011 2012
Murders 00000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 10200012110
per 100,000 27.40.051.80.00.00.020.737.818.421.10.0
Robberies 21002100300
per 100,000 54.727.20.00.047.422.30.00.055.10.00.0
Assaults 226211861515151844
per 100,000 602.1163.3543.9449.7142.2334.6310.8283.2330.884.684.4
Burglaries 116138146411884
per 100,000 301.0163.3336.7199.9331.8133.882.9207.7147.0169.184.4
Thefts 9411511812521017811618921682124
per 100,000 2572.53130.13056.23122.74976.33970.62403.63568.73969.91733.62616.0
Auto thefts 4197117581473
per 100,000 109.527.2233.1174.9260.7156.1103.6151.1257.3148.063.3
Arson N/AN/A020021201
per 100,000 N/AN/A0.050.00.00.041.418.936.80.021.1
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.8) 293.0180.6316.4244.1287.3255.7190.0257.6288.6127.5133.2

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Columbia Falls detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 10 (9 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.90
Montana average:

1.95

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Columbia Falls, Montana accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.1%
Montana:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +735 (+25.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (22%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (18%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Information (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (14%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Columbia Falls: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Columbia Falls, Montana

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Earthquake activity:

Columbia Falls-area historical earthquake activity is above Montana state average. It is 23% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/22/1998 at 01:17:47, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 ML, 4.6 ML, Depth: 7.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 53.7 miles away from the city center
On 5/2/1995 at 19:31:02, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.2 ML, 4.5 ML, Depth: 5.6 mi) earthquake occurred 20.7 miles away from Columbia Falls center
On 3/22/2006 at 17:24:32, a magnitude 4.3 (3.6 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.2 ML, Depth: 5.1 mi) earthquake occurred 56.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/1/1992 at 11:33:47, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 3.8 ML, 4.2 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 39.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/29/1995 at 18:10:50, a magnitude 4.1 (3.7 ML, 4.1 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 20.7 miles away from Columbia Falls center
On 4/15/1998 at 02:28:35, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MD, 3.8 ML, Depth: 2.7 mi) earthquake occurred 32.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Flathead County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 5, Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Snows: 2, Landslide: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Columbia Falls topographic map

Birthplace of: Jennifer Servo - Television news anchor.


Hospital/medical center in Columbia Falls:

  • MONTANA VETERANS HOME N H (Nursing Home, 400 VETERANS DR)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Columbia Falls:

  • WHITEFISH CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; WHITEFISH, MT)
  • HOME OPTIONS HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; KALISPELL, MT)
  • DCI KALISPELL (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; KALISPELL, MT)

Political contributions by individuals in Columbia Falls, MT

Airports located in Columbia Falls:

Amtrak stations near Columbia Falls:

  • 8 miles: WHITEFISH (500 DEPOT ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, car rental agency, call for taxi service.
  • 14 miles: WEST GLACIER (HWY. 2, E. OF GOING-TO-THE-SUN RD.)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Columbia Falls:

  • The University of Montana (about 105 miles; Missoula, MT; Full-time enrollment: 11,744)
  • North Idaho College (about 130 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; FT enrollment: 3,090)
  • Spokane Community College (about 155 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 4,944)
  • Whitworth University (about 156 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 2,381)
  • Gonzaga University (about 158 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 5,437)
  • Spokane Falls Community College (about 159 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 4,852)
  • Eastern Washington University (about 169 miles; Cheney, WA; FT enrollment: 9,533)

Public high school in Columbia Falls:

Public elementary/middle schools in Columbia Falls:

See full list of schools located in Columbia Falls, map of school districts: COLUMBIA FALLS ELEMENTARY, DEER PARK ELEMENTARY, COLUMBIA FALLS HIGH SCHOOL, FLATHEAD HIGH SCHOOL


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Notable locations in Columbia Falls: Falls Station (A), Columbia Falls (B), Glacier View Ranger District Ranger Office (C), Three Rivers Emergency Medical Services (D), Albertonis Montana Wildlife Museum (E), Columbia Falls Branch Library (F), Columbia Falls Police Department (G), Columbia Falls Fire Department (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: B and B Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Columbia Falls include: Assembly of God Church (A), Fellowship Alliance Church (B), First Baptist Church (C), First Christian Church (D), Our Redeemer Lutheran Church (E), Our Saviors Lutheran Church (F), Saint Richards Catholic Church (G), Church of the Nazarene (H), Columbia Bible Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Columbia Falls include: Pinewood Park (1), Columbus Park (2), Moran Tette Park (3), Corner Park (4), Clare Park (5), Horine Park (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: House of Mystery (Tours & Charters; 7800 USHighway 2 East).

Hotels: Glacier Inn Motel (Highway 2 East), North Forty Resort (3765 Mount Highway 40 West), Glacier Mountain Shadows-Western Inn (7285 USHighway 2 East), Meadow Lake Resort - Restaurant & Lounge (100 Saint Andrews Drive), Glacier Park Super 8 Motel (7336 Hwy. 2 East N Of Jct 40 & 206 On Hwy 2 East), Meadow Lake View (180 Meadow Lake Drive), High Country Development Corporation (100 Saint Andrews Drive), Birch Haven (975 Lake Drive), Ol' River Bridge Inn (7355 US Highway 2 East).

 
Flathead County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  CO  Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 34.2. This is about average.
City:

34.2
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.510. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 11.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.510
U.S.:

0.334
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 24.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

24.8
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 20.6. This is about average. There were 28 monitors within city limits.
City:

20.6
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.80. This is about average. There were 3 monitors within city limits.
City:

9.80
U.S.:

9.59

Drinking water stations with addresses in Columbia Falls and their reported violations in the past:

COLUMBIA FALLS CITY OF (Population served: 3900, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-09-2005), St Boil Water Order (JUN-09-2005), St Public Notif requested (JUN-09-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-09-2005), St Public Notif received (JUN-14-2005), St Compliance achieved (JAN-05-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-13-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-13-2002), St Boil Water Order (NOV-13-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-13-2002), St Compliance achieved (JAN-28-2003), St Public Notif received (JAN-28-2003)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JAN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-16-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-16-2006)
MEADOW LAKE CO WATER AND SEWER DISTRICT (Population served: 420, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-18-2005), St Boil Water Order (NOV-18-2005), St Public Notif requested (NOV-18-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-18-2005), St Public Notif received (NOV-29-2005), St Compliance achieved (APR-10-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-01-1997 and FEB-18-2004, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (DEC-31-2000), St Compliance achieved (FEB-18-2004)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 57 regular monitoring violations
KOKANEE BEND HOA (Population served: 230, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and AUG-02-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (JUN-15-2000), Fed Compliance achieved (AUG-02-2000)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
COLUMBIA HEIGHTS WATER CO (Population served: 210, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from MAR-27-2002 to OCT-31-2002), St Consent Decree/Judgement (JAN-06-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (JUL-06-2001), St Public Notif requested (JUL-06-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-06-2001), St Public Notif received (MAR-27-2002), St Compliance achieved (2 times from MAR-27-2002 to OCT-31-2002), St Consent Decree/Judgement (JAN-06-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Civil Case filed (MAR-01-2001), St Other (MAR-01-2001), St Compliance achieved (MAR-27-2002), St Consent Decree/Judgement (JAN-06-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between JUL-2005 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-15-2005)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between OCT-01-2001 and FEB-04-2004, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-04-2004)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2000 and MAR-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-20-2002), St Compliance achieved (MAR-27-2002)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-1999 and MAR-2002, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-01-2001), St Civil Case filed (MAR-01-2001), St Other (MAR-01-2001), St Compliance achieved (MAR-27-2002)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-1999 and MAR-2002, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-01-2001), St Civil Case filed (MAR-01-2001), St Other (MAR-01-2001), St Compliance achieved (MAR-27-2002)
  • 13 routine major monitoring violations
  • 93 regular monitoring violations
  • One other older monitoring violation
COUNTRY ESTATES MBLE HOME PARK (Population served: 115, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 22 regular monitoring violations
RIVERSIDE MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-1998, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
RIVERWOOD ESTATES (Population served: 56, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (NOV-02-1999)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-2004 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-04-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-04-2005)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 21 regular monitoring violations
BIG SKY MOBILE MANOR (Population served: 55, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2005 and SEP-21-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-16-2005), St Compliance achieved (SEP-21-2005)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-2004 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-04-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-04-2005)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2004 and SEP-21-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-29-2004), St Compliance achieved (SEP-21-2005)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2002 and OCT-02-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-23-2002), St Compliance achieved (OCT-02-2003)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Columbia Falls that have no violations reported:

  • BLUEBIRD MB HM PARK HAMILTON (Population served: 70, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • RIVER BLUFF HOA WHITEFISH (Population served: 35, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 17.3%
(12.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 51.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 53.8% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Montana:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  65.2%
Whole state:  62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.1%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Columbia Falls, MT

92 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
105 people in nursing homes in 2000
13 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Columbia Falls compared to Montana state average:

Columbia Falls, Montana environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.


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Banks with branches in Columbia Falls (2011 data):

  • Glacier Bank: First Citizens Bankmobile Branch at To Serve Flathead County, branch established on 1999/06/07; - Columbia Falls Office at 822 Nucleus Avenue, branch established on 1976/05/10. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $1,375.7 mil, Deposits: $807.5 mil, headquarters in Kalispell, MT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 21 total offices, Holding Company: Glacier Bancorp, Inc.
  • Freedom Bank: at 530 9th Street West, branch established on 2005/04/12. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $45.7 mil, Deposits: $41.8 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Freedom Bancorporation

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Columbia Falls, Montana:

  • Glacier Mountain Shadows Resort, 7285 Hwy2 E, Columbia Falls, MT 59912 , Phone: (406) 892-7686
  • Glacier Park Super 8, 7336 Hwy 2 E, Columbia Falls, MT 59912 , Phone: (406) 892-0888, Fax: (406) 892-8808
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Columbia Falls, Montana

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Columbia Falls travel time to work - commute


Columbia Falls mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (51%)
  • Electricity (40%)
  • Wood (7%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results



Religion statistics for Columbia Falls city (based on Flathead County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 40.00%
Here40.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssemblies of GodLDS (Mormon) ChurchLutheran Church
Adherents33.3%12.3%10.9%9.5%6.3%
Congregations6.3%7.4%5.3%8.4%3.2%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesChristian and Missionary AllianceOther
Adherents3.9%3.2%2.4%2.3%15.9%
Congregations5.3%4.2%6.3%5.3%48.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 15
Flathead County:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Flathead County:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 45
Flathead County:

5.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 97
Here:

11.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

10.38 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

5.8%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Flathead County:

20.0%
Montana:

23.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

8.4%
State:

10.7%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$8,597$34,3880$0
Other Government Administration 3$12,339$49,3567$600
Judicial and Legal 0$0 3$6,483
Police Protection - Officers 9$30,613$40,8170$0
Police - Other 2$5,314$31,8843$5,805
Firefighters 1$4,074$48,8880$0
Streets and Highways 3$9,624$38,4960$0
Sewerage 4$10,975$32,9250$0
Water Supply 2$6,294$37,7640$0
Totals for Government 27$87,830$39,03613$12,888

Columbia Falls government finances - Expenditure in 2004 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $794,000 ($168.51)
    Police Protection: $630,000 ($133.70)
    Water Utilities: $474,000 ($100.59)
    Regular Highways: $244,000 ($51.78)
    General - Other: $204,000 ($43.29)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $138,000 ($29.29)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $131,000 ($27.80)
    Financial Administration: $128,000 ($27.16)
    Parks & Recreation: $107,000 ($22.71)
    Fire Protection: $69,000 ($14.64)
    General Public Buildings: $59,000 ($12.52)
    Central Staff Services: $48,000 ($10.19)
    Housing & Community Development: $10,000 ($2.12)
    Transit Utilities: $6,000 ($1.27)
    Health Services - Other: $4,000 ($0.85)
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,000 ($0.42)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $180,000 ($38.20)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $116,000 ($24.62)
    Fire Protection: $38,000 ($8.06)
    Police Protection: $15,000 ($3.18)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($0.85)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($0.42)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,628,000 ($345.50)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $44,000 ($9.34)

Columbia Falls government finances - Revenue in 2004 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $849,000 ($180.18)
    All Other: $32,000 ($6.79)
    Parks & Recreation: $27,000 ($5.73)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $77,000 ($16.34)
    Housing & Community Development: $6,000 ($1.27)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $37,000 ($7.85)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $311,000 ($66.00)
    Special Assessments: $207,000 ($43.93)
    Interest Earnings: $30,000 ($6.37)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $622,000 ($132.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $489,000 ($103.78)
    Highways: $82,000 ($17.40)
    All Other: $7,000 ($1.49)
  • Tax - Property: $624,000 ($132.43)
    NEC: $198,000 ($42.02)

Columbia Falls government finances - Debt in 2004 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $737,000 ($156.41)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $3,000,000 ($636.67)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $715,000 ($151.74)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $2,160,000 ($458.40)
    Water Utilities: $676,000 ($143.46)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $125,000 ($26.53)
    Water Utilities: $61,000 ($12.95)

Columbia Falls government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $123,000 ($26.10)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,722,000 ($577.67)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $29,000 ($6.15)

8.05% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($40,971 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.05%
Montana average:

8.25%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($252 average AGI)
Flathead County:

0.08%
Montana average:

0.11%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Missoula County, MT  0.42% ($28,785 average AGI)
from Lake County, MT  0.35% ($38,315)
from Lincoln County, MT  0.31% ($29,122)


6.22% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,000 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.22%
Montana average:

7.69%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($327 average AGI)
Flathead County:

0.06%
Montana average:

0.08%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Missoula County, MT  0.49% ($20,621 average AGI)
to Gallatin County, MT  0.25% ($21,000)
to Lincoln County, MT  0.22% ($25,971)

Strongest AM radio stations in Columbia Falls:

  • KJJR (880 AM; 10 kW; WHITEFISH, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INCORPORATED)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KGEZ (600 AM; 5 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: SKYLINE BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KXLY (920 AM; 20 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE RADIO, INC.)
  • KSEN (1150 AM; 10 kW; SHELBY, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KQQQ (1150 AM; 25 kW; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: RADIO PALOUSE, INC.)
  • KVNI (1080 AM; 10 kW; COEUR D' ALENE, ID; Owner: QUEENB RADIO, INC.)
  • KMJY (700 AM; 10 kW; NEWPORT, WA; Owner: JAMES E. AND HELEN G. STARGEL)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLCY (930 AM; 5 kW; EAST MISSOULA, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Columbia Falls:

  • KKMT (95.9 FM; COLUMBIA FALLS, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBBZ (98.5 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDBR (106.3 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KALS (97.1 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KALISPELL CHRISTIAN RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KSIL (100.7 FM; WALLACE, ID; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KQRK (92.3 FM; RONAN, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPLG (91.5 FM; PLAINS, MT; Owner: YOUR NETWORK OF PRAISE, INC.)
  • KUKL (89.9 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA)
  • KZMN (103.9 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • K204CJ (88.7 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: YOUR CHRISTIAN COMPANION NETWORK, INC.)
  • K208DI (89.5 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K259AD (99.7 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: BEE B/C INC.)
  • K276DU (103.1 FM; WHITEFISH, MT; Owner: ESTATE OF MARIE BATTANI)

TV broadcast stations around Columbia Falls:

  • K05EE (Channel 5; BIG ARM, ETC., MT; Owner: BLACKTAIL TV TAX DISTRICT)
  • K59BW (Channel 59; BONNERS FERRY, ID; Owner: STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION (IEPBS))
  • K26DD (Channel 26; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KEXI-LP (Channel 35; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: MONTANA BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • KMMF-LP (Channel 34; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: MONTANA LICENSE SUB, INC.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Columbia Falls, Montana:
  • Fatal accident count: 4
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 5
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 6
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 8
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Montana average:
  • Fatal accident count: 77
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 110
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 34
  • Fatalities: 81
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 194
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 15

Columbia Falls fatal accident list:

Feb 1, 2003 02:40 PM, Us-2, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Aug 6, 1984 09:46 PM, R014, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2
May 24, 1982 06:41 PM, P038, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Jan 29, 1980 12:30 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1



2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 35
  • Hazardous Condition: 14
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Columbia Falls


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Columbia Falls, MT

Most common first names in Columbia Falls, MT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John6775.3 years
Robert6572.8 years
James5368.7 years
William4575.7 years
Charles4374.9 years
George4280.3 years
Mary3878.5 years
Edward2974.6 years
Richard2970.4 years
Donald2571.3 years
Most common last names in Columbia Falls, MT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson3176.6 years
Smith2569.9 years
Anderson2176.9 years
Hoerner1367.3 years
Martin1178.1 years
Johnston1076.8 years
Olson1080.2 years
Thompson1074.0 years
Hanson973.9 years
Nelson969.4 years
Businesses in Columbia Falls, MT
NameCountNameCount
Burger King1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Curves1Super 81
Dairy Queen1True Value1
FedEx1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS2
Kroger1
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