Columbia Falls, Montana

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Population in 2013: 4,796 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +31.6%
Males: 2,290  (47.8%)
Females: 2,506  (52.2%)
Median resident age:  34.8 years
Montana median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 59912.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $44,835 (it was $31,128 in 2000)
Columbia Falls:

$44,835
MT:

$46,972

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $18,777 (it was $14,355 in 2000)

Columbia Falls city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $176,503 (it was $99,700 in 2000)
Columbia Falls:

$176,503
MT:

$190,100

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $302,558; Detached houses: $333,039; Townhouses or other attached units: $231,252; In 2-unit structures: $421,113; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $400,478; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $263,836; Mobile homes: $92,938; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $34,024

Median gross rent in 2013: $757.

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  • Races in Columbia Falls, MT (2010)

    Columbia Falls races chart
    • 4,32892.3%White alone
    • 1312.8%Hispanic
    • 1252.7%Two or more races
    • 791.7%American Indian alone
    • 180.4%Asian alone
    • 60.1%Black alone
    • 10.02%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Columbia Falls: 89.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (17.9%), English (14.6%), Irish (13.0%), Norwegian (10.8%), United States (5.4%), Scottish (5.0%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 3092 feet

Land area: 1.52 square miles.

Population density: 3,162 people per square mile   (average).

Columbia Falls,MT real estate house value index trend

Columbia Falls, Montana map

For population 25 years and over in Columbia Falls:

  • High school or higher: 95.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.4%
  • Unemployed: 8.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Columbia Falls city:

  • Never married: 27.4%
  • Now married: 47.7%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 4.1%
  • Divorced: 19.9%

7 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.2%
Montana:

1.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,626 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,930 (1.1%)

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+: East Seattle, WA (372.7 miles , pop. 480,100).

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

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 2013
Murders 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 102000121103
per 100,000 27.40.051.80.00.00.020.737.818.421.10.063.5
Robberies 210021003000
per 100,000 54.727.20.00.047.422.30.00.055.10.00.00.0
Assaults 2262118615151518442
per 100,000 602.1163.3543.9449.7142.2334.6310.8283.2330.884.684.442.4
Burglaries 1161381464118845
per 100,000 301.0163.3336.7199.9331.8133.882.9207.7147.0169.184.4105.9
Thefts 9411511812521017811618921682124120
per 100,000 2,572.53,130.13,056.23,122.74,976.33,970.62,403.63,568.73,969.91,733.62,616.02,541.8
Auto thefts 41971175814739
per 100,000 109.527.2233.1174.9260.7156.1103.6151.1257.3148.063.3190.6
Arson N/AN/A0200212010
per 100,000 N/AN/A0.050.00.00.041.418.936.80.021.10.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 297.1) 293.9181.1317.3244.8288.2256.4190.5258.4289.5127.9133.6185.2

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City-data.com crime index 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 2013, including police officers: 10 (9 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.91
Montana average:

1.74
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.7%
Montana:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +735 (+25.3%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (17%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Accommodation and food services (18%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (17%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (17%)
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (26%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (16%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Columbia Falls, Montana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Columbia Falls-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Montana state average. It is 62% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 312.3 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 297.5 miles away from Columbia Falls center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 393.6 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 400.1 miles away from the city center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 384.8 miles away from Columbia Falls center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 7/26/2005 at 04:08:37, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MB, 5.2 MS, 5.6 MW, Depth: 8.0 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 219.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), 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: 4, Storms: 3, Snows: 2, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Columbia Falls topographic map

Birthplace of: Jennifer Servo - Television news anchor.

Hospitals and medical centers in Columbia Falls:

  • MONTANA VETERANS HOME N H (400 VETERANS DR)

Other hospitals and 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)
  • HOME OPTIONS HOSPICE (Hospital, about 13 miles away; KALISPELL, MT)
  • HEALTH CENTER NORTHWEST Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; KALISPELL, MT)
  • KALISPELL REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; KALISPELL, MT)
  • GLACIER VIEW HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 13 miles away; KALISPELL, 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: 13,602)
  • North Idaho College (about 130 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; FT enrollment: 4,684)
  • Spokane Community College (about 155 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,482)
  • Whitworth University (about 156 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 2,689)
  • Gonzaga University (about 157 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,780)
  • Spokane Falls Community College (about 159 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,052)
  • Eastern Washington University (about 169 miles; Cheney, WA; FT enrollment: 11,643)

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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 95.0. This is worse than average.

City:

95.0
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2005 was 0.323. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.323
U.S.:

0.303

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 25.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 13.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 14.4. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.4
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.93. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.93
U.S.:

9.14

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

COLUMBIA FALLS CITY OF (Population served: 4,450, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-03-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from NOV-03-2009 to NOV-03-2009), St Public Notif received (NOV-19-2009), St Compliance achieved (OCT-08-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from JUN-09-2005 to JUN-09-2005), St Public Notif requested (JUN-09-2005), St Public Notif received (JUN-14-2005), St Compliance achieved (2 times from JAN-05-2006 to DEC-31-2008)
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), St Compliance achieved (2 times from MAR-05-2008 to DEC-31-2008)
MEADOW LAKE CO WATER AND SEWER DISTRICT (Population served: 500, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from NOV-18-2005 to NOV-18-2005), St Public Notif requested (NOV-18-2005), St Public Notif received (NOV-29-2005), St Compliance achieved (2 times from APR-10-2006 to JAN-07-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In JAN-01-2014, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-23-2014)
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In JAN-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-15-2011)
COLUMBIA HEIGHTS WATER CO (Population served: 210, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from FEB-04-2013 to FEB-04-2013), St Public Notif requested (FEB-04-2013), St Compliance achieved (FEB-26-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In JAN-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUL-17-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-14-2013), St Admin Penalty assessed (APR-23-2013)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In JAN-01-2013, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-19-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-19-2013), St Public Notif requested (FEB-19-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-19-2013)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In JAN-01-2013, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-19-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-19-2013), St Public Notif requested (FEB-19-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-19-2013)
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In JUL-21-2011, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-19-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-19-2011), St Other (DEC-20-2011), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUL-17-2012), St Admin Penalty assessed (APR-23-2013)
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In JAN-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-13-2011), St Other (DEC-20-2011), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUL-17-2012), St Admin Penalty assessed (APR-23-2013)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 9 regular monitoring violations
  • One other older monitoring violation
COUNTRY ESTATES MBLE HOME PARK (Population served: 110, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
BLUEBIRD MB HM PARK HAMILTON (Population served: 70, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-19-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-19-2008), St Compliance achieved (AUG-12-2008)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
PRAIRIE FALCON ACRES (Population served: 41, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-15-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from JUL-15-2011 to JUL-15-2011), St Public Notif received (JUL-25-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-15-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-09-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from JUN-09-2011 to JUN-09-2011), St Public Notif received (JUN-15-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-15-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In JAN-01-2014, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-23-2014)
EAST WOOD VILLAGE TRAILER PARK (Population served: 36, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-28-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from JUN-28-2011 to JUN-28-2011), St Public Notif received (JUL-22-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUL-28-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from DEC-13-2007 to DEC-13-2007), St Public Notif requested (DEC-13-2007), St Compliance achieved (JAN-05-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from AUG-28-2007 to AUG-28-2007), St Public Notif requested (AUG-28-2007), St Compliance achieved (JAN-05-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In JAN-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-15-2012), St Compliance achieved (MAR-07-2012)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-19-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-19-2008), St Public Notif received (MAY-08-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUL-08-2008)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2004, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-04-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-04-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUL-08-2008)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
ELK PARK VILLAGE (Population served: 35, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In JAN-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-15-2012)
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • 23 regular monitoring violations

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

  • KOKANEE BEND HOA (Population served: 230, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LAZY DAY COURT COLUMBIA FALLS (Population served: 70, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HALFMOON MOBILE HOME PARK INC (Address: 1970 TAMARACK LANE , Population served: 60, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.8%
(16.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 76.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 27.5% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race 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
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, Montana environmental map by EPA

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Columbia Falls compared to Montana state average:

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

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 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.6
Montana average:

9.9

Columbia Falls travel time to work - commute Columbia Falls mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (52%)
  • Electricity (38%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • Other fuel (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant15,54483
Catholic4,9336
Mainline Protestant4,59417
Other4,37020
Black Protestant151
None61,472-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 5$17,113$41,0711$222
Other Government Administration 1$7,082$84,9840$0
Judicial and Legal 2$6,738$40,4282$2,450
Police Protection - Officers 9$35,523$47,3640$0
Police - Other 1$2,528$30,3360$0
Firefighters 1$4,865$58,3800$0
Streets and Highways 3$9,798$39,1920$0
Sewerage 3$10,357$41,4280$0
Water Supply 2$6,456$38,7360$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$1,282
Totals for Government 27$100,460$44,6494$3,954

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

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $794,000 ($165.55)
    Police Protection: $630,000 ($131.36)
    Water Utilities: $474,000 ($98.83)
    Regular Highways: $244,000 ($50.88)
    General - Other: $204,000 ($42.54)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $138,000 ($28.77)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $131,000 ($27.31)
    Financial Administration: $128,000 ($26.69)
    Parks & Recreation: $107,000 ($22.31)
    Fire Protection: $69,000 ($14.39)
    General Public Buildings: $59,000 ($12.30)
    Central Staff Services: $48,000 ($10.01)
    Housing & Community Development: $10,000 ($2.09)
    Transit Utilities: $6,000 ($1.25)
    Health Services - Other: $4,000 ($0.83)
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,000 ($0.42)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $180,000 ($37.53)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $116,000 ($24.19)
    Fire Protection: $38,000 ($7.92)
    Police Protection: $15,000 ($3.13)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($0.83)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($0.42)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,628,000 ($339.45)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $44,000 ($9.17)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $849,000 ($177.02)
    All Other: $32,000 ($6.67)
    Parks & Recreation: $27,000 ($5.63)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $77,000 ($16.06)
    Housing & Community Development: $6,000 ($1.25)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $37,000 ($7.71)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $311,000 ($64.85)
    Special Assessments: $207,000 ($43.16)
    Interest Earnings: $30,000 ($6.26)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $622,000 ($129.69)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $489,000 ($101.96)
    Highways: $82,000 ($17.10)
    All Other: $7,000 ($1.46)
  • Tax - Property: $624,000 ($130.11)
    NEC: $198,000 ($41.28)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $737,000 ($153.67)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $3,000,000 ($625.52)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $715,000 ($149.08)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $2,160,000 ($450.38)
    Water Utilities: $676,000 ($140.95)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $125,000 ($26.06)
    Water Utilities: $61,000 ($12.72)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $123,000 ($25.65)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,722,000 ($567.56)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $29,000 ($6.05)

5.75% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,790 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.75%
Montana average:

6.86%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($226 average AGI)
Flathead County:

0.05%
Montana average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Missoula County, MT  0.39% ($29,309 average AGI)
from Lincoln County, MT  0.20% ($27,618)
from Gallatin County, MT  0.17% ($37,233)


5.81% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,448 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.81%
Montana average:

6.73%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($313 average AGI)
Flathead County:

0.06%
Montana average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Missoula County, MT  0.46% ($19,766 average AGI)
to Gallatin County, MT  0.25% ($24,557)
to Lake County, MT  0.19% ($32,138)

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.)
Columbia Falls fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2013

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2013 (per 100,000 population)


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 persons involved: 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
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NameCountNameCount
Burger King1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Curves1Super 81
Dairy Queen1True Value1
FedEx1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS2
Kroger1
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