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Median resident age:  32.3 years
Montana median age:  37.5 years

Zip code: 59821

Estimated median household income in 2012: $39,864 (it was $29,583 in 2000)
Flathead:

$39,864
MT:

$45,076
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $14,880

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $219,498 (it was $112,500 in 2000)
Flathead:

$219,498
MT:

$184,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $223,134; Detached houses: $223,134

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  • White alone - 12 (70.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (29.4%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Flathead: 216.1 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: MST time zone




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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Flathead CCD:  2.2% ($2,500)
Montana:  1.3% ($1,212)
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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Missoula, MT (72.6 miles , pop. 57,053).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (360.7 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (971.3 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Niarada, MT (1.1 miles) , Lonepine, MT (3.2 miles) , Elmo, MT (3.3 miles) , Lake Mary Ronan, MT (3.4 miles) , Big Arm, MT (3.8 miles) , Dayton, MT (3.8 miles) , Camas, MT (4.0 miles) , Hot Springs, MT (4.0 miles ).

Latitude: 47.84 N, Longitude: 114.58 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 406

Flathead household income distribution Flathead home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.1%
Montana:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)



Average climate in Flathead, Montana

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Earthquake activity:

Flathead-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Montana state average. It is 66% 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 30.8 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 21.5 miles away from Flathead center
On 6/28/2000 at 14:28:31, a magnitude 4.5 (4.0 MB, 4.5 ML, Depth: 6.1 mi) earthquake occurred 97.4 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 21.2 miles away from Flathead 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 74.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), 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).

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Flathead:

  • The University of Montana (about 74 miles; Missoula, MT; Full-time enrollment: 11,744)
  • North Idaho College (about 104 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; FT enrollment: 3,090)
  • Spokane Community College (about 130 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 4,944)
  • Whitworth University (about 132 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 2,381)
  • Gonzaga University (about 133 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 5,437)
  • Spokane Falls Community College (about 135 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 4,852)
  • University of Idaho (about 138 miles; Moscow, ID; FT enrollment: 9,625)

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Flathead County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2008 was 16.4. This is significantly better than average.
City:

16.4
U.S.:

34.8
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2008 was 17.7. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 16.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

17.7
U.S.:

24.2
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2005 was 8.49. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.49
U.S.:

12.40


Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
Montana:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  85.7%
Whole state:  62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  0.0%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

0.0%
Whole state:

14.6%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

0.0%
Whole state:

5.8%

Flathead compared to Montana state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (57%)
  • Electricity (43%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Flathead CCD (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%

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 Flathead:

  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KGEZ (600 AM; 5 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: SKYLINE BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KJJR (880 AM; 10 kW; WHITEFISH, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INCORPORATED)
  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXLY (920 AM; 20 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE RADIO, INC.)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KLCY (930 AM; 5 kW; EAST MISSOULA, 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)
  • KGVO (1290 AM; 5 kW; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Flathead:

  • KALS (97.1 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KALISPELL CHRISTIAN RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KQRK (92.3 FM; RONAN, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPLG (91.5 FM; PLAINS, MT; Owner: YOUR NETWORK OF PRAISE, INC.)
  • KDBR (106.3 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSIL (100.7 FM; WALLACE, ID; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKMT (95.9 FM; COLUMBIA FALLS, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBBZ (98.5 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLTC-FM (107.5 FM; SUPERIOR, MT; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KGGL (93.3 FM; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KYSS-FM (94.9 FM; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KUFM (89.1 FM; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA)
  • KTWD (97.5 FM; WALLACE, ID; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • KZMN (103.9 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KUKL (89.9 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA)
  • K204CJ (88.7 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: YOUR CHRISTIAN COMPANION NETWORK, INC.)
  • K208DI (89.5 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)

TV broadcast stations around Flathead:

  • K05EE (Channel 5; BIG ARM, ETC., MT; Owner: BLACKTAIL TV TAX DISTRICT)
  • K59BW (Channel 59; BONNERS FERRY, ID; Owner: STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION (IEPBS))
  • KCFW-TV (Channel 9; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: EAGLE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Carl E Manson, 59 Conestoga Dr (Lat: 48.309139 Lon: -114.238667), Type: 19.8, Overall height: 18.3 m
    Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY, #150 GASA5REG
  • Jerri L Janjua, 59 Conestoga Dr (Lat: 48.309139 Lon: -114.238667), Type: 19.8, Overall height: 18.3 m
    Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY, #150 GASA5REG

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • 686 Ft Sw Of Nfd 315 & 36 (Lat: 48.550778 Lon: -114.955972), Overall height: 19.8 m, Call Sign: WPJD466
    Assigned Frequencies: 2188.80 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/23/1996, Expiration Date: 04/23/2001, Cancellation Date: 02/05/1998
    Registrant: Phone: (612) 298-3300



Flathead on our top lists:

  • #47 on the list of "Top 100 cities with largest land areas (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2004 Presidential Election"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
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