Flathead, Montana

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Population in July 2007: 19.
Males: (41.2%)
Females: 12  (58.8%)
Median resident age:  32.3 years
Montana median age:  37.5 years

Zip code: 59821

Estimated median household income in 2013: $41,030 (it was $29,583 in 2000)
Flathead:

$41,030
MT:

$46,972

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $13,924 (it was $10,021 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $221,775 (it was $112,500 in 2000)
Flathead:

$221,775
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
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    Flathead races chart
    • 1270.6%White alone
    • 529.4%American Indian alone
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Flathead: 99.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: MST time zone

Land area: 46.7 square miles.

Population density: 0.4 people per square mile   (very low).

Flathead, Montana map

For population 25 years and over in Flathead:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Flathead CCD:

  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 100.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

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

Flathead CCD:  2.2% ($2,500)
Montana:  1.3% ($1,212)
Flathead satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Missoula, MT (72.6 miles , pop. 57,053).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (353.0 miles , pop. 480,100).

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

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.4%
Montana:

3.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Average climate in Flathead, Montana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Flathead-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Montana state average. It is 77% 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 294.2 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 262.9 miles away from Flathead 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 371.7 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 377.3 miles away from the city center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 527.7 miles away from Flathead center
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 363.2 miles away from the city center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
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).

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Flathead:

  • The University of Montana (about 74 miles; Missoula, MT; Full-time enrollment: 13,602)
  • North Idaho College (about 104 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; FT enrollment: 4,684)
  • Spokane Community College (about 130 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,482)
  • Gonzaga University (about 132 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,780)
  • Whitworth University (about 132 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 2,689)
  • Spokane Falls Community College (about 135 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,052)
  • University of Idaho (about 138 miles; Moscow, ID; FT enrollment: 10,416)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 45.8. This is significantly better than average.

City:

45.8
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 12.9. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.9
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 8.49. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.49
U.S.:

9.35
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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.1
Montana average:

10.4

Flathead travel time to work - commute Flathead mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Flathead CCD (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%

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 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:

4
  • 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
  • Regulatory Manager, 59 Conestoga Dr (Lat: 48.309139 Lon: -114.238667), Type: 19.8, Structure height: 30029 m, Overall height: 18.3 m, Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY, #150 GASA5REG
  • Gina Cacciatore, 59 Conestoga Dr (Lat: 48.309139 Lon: -114.238667), Type: 19.8, Structure height: 30029 m, Overall height: 18.3 m, Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY #150 -Mcgasa5reg

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 MHzGrant Date: 04/23/1996, Expiration Date: 04/23/2001, Cancellation Date: 02/05/1998Registrant: Phone: (612) 298-3300

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

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

Flathead compared to Montana state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage 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 below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
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