Glacier National Park, Montana

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Population in July 2007: 170.
Males: 76  (45.2%)
Females: 94  (54.8%)
Median resident age:  26.3 years
Montana median age:  37.5 years

Zip code: 59921

Estimated median household income in 2016: $67,892 (it was $46,667 in 2000)
Glacier National Park:

$67,892
MT:

$50,027

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $30,238 (it was $18,470 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $940,219 (it was $450,000 in 2000)
Glacier National Park:

$940,219
MT:

$217,200

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $314,123; Detached houses: $349,112; Townhouses or other attached units: $314,006; In 2-unit structures: $176,968; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $409,522; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $177,761; Mobile homes: $100,425; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $439,079
  • Races in Glacier National Park, MT (2000)

    Glacier National Park races chart
    • 12988.4%White alone
    • 117.5%Asian alone
    • 32.1%Hispanic
    • 21.4%Two or more races
    • 10.7%American Indian alone
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Glacier National Park: 119.2 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: MST time zone

Land area: 968.3 square miles.

Population density: 0.2 people per square mile   (very low).

Glacier National Park, Montana map

For population 25 years and over in Glacier National Park:

  • High school or higher: 95.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 80.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.6%
  • Unemployed: 45.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 9.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Glacier National Park CCD:

  • Never married: 64.7%
  • Now married: 8.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 27.1%

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

Glacier National Park CCD:  0.6% ($2,500)
Montana:  1.3% ($1,212)
Glacier National Park satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Missoula, MT (121.3 miles , pop. 57,053).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (384.5 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (1030.3 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: West Glacier, MT (2.8 miles ), Coram, MT (3.8 miles ), Martin City, MT (4.0 miles ), Hungry Horse, MT (4.1 miles ), Columbia Falls, MT (4.4 miles ), Whitefish, MT (4.7 miles ), Bad Rock-Columbia Heights, MT (4.8 miles ), South Fork, MT (5.0 miles ).

Latitude: 48.62 N, Longitude: 113.97 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 Glacier National Park, Montana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Glacier National Park-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Montana state average. It is 54% 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 321.3 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 314.1 miles away from Glacier National Park 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 406.2 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 413.1 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 397.4 miles away from Glacier National Park 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 232.2 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 (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 5, Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Snows: 2, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Amtrak station near Glacier National Park:

  • 9 miles: WEST GLACIER (HWY. 2, E. OF GOING-TO-THE-SUN RD.)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Glacier National Park:

  • The University of Montana (about 122 miles; Missoula, MT; Full-time enrollment: 13,602)
  • North Idaho College (about 146 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; FT enrollment: 4,684)
  • Spokane Community College (about 170 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,482)
  • Whitworth University (about 170 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 2,689)
  • Gonzaga University (about 172 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,780)
  • Spokane Falls Community College (about 174 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,052)
  • Eastern Washington University (about 185 miles; Cheney, WA; FT enrollment: 11,643)

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Notable locations in Glacier National Park: Bowman Creek Campground (A), Fish Creek Campground (B), Bowman Lake Campground (C), Avalanche Campground (D), Walton Sportsmans Access (E), Adair (F), Apgar Campground (G), Logging Creek Ranger Station (H), Fish Creek Ranger Station (I), Sprague Creek Campground (J), Moccasin Boat Landing (K), Logging Creek Campground (L), McGee Meadow Overlook (M), Mud Creek Campground (N), Nyack Ranger Station (O), Apgar Lookout (P), Polebridge Ranger Station (Q), Quarter Circle MC Ranch (R), Quartz Creek Campground (S), River Campground (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Ole Lake (A), Johns Lake (B), Pocket Lake (C), Quartz Lake (D), Bowman Lake (E), Ole Lake (F), Rogers Lake (G), Ruger Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Akokala Creek (A), Anaconda Creek (B), Apgar Creek (C), Coal Creek (D), Agassiz Creek (E), Ahern Creek (F), Alder Creek (G), Avalanche Creek (H), Snyder Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Glacier National Park include: Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park (1), Glacier National Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

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 2013 was 80.8. This is about average.

City:

80.8
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 24.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 17.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.6
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.53. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.53
U.S.:

9.35
Average household size:
This place:  1.7 people
Montana:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  35.3%
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:

5.1%
Whole state:

14.6%
2 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010
81 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) in 2000

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.3
Montana average:

10.4

Glacier National Park travel time to work - commute Glacier National Park mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Glacier National Park 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 Glacier National Park:

  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KJJR (880 AM; 10 kW; WHITEFISH, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INCORPORATED)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KGEZ (600 AM; 5 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: SKYLINE BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSEN (1150 AM; 10 kW; SHELBY, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KXLY (920 AM; 20 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE RADIO, INC.)
  • KQQQ (1150 AM; 25 kW; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: RADIO PALOUSE, INC.)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMJY (700 AM; 10 kW; NEWPORT, WA; Owner: JAMES E. AND HELEN G. STARGEL)
  • KVNI (1080 AM; 10 kW; COEUR D' ALENE, ID; Owner: QUEENB RADIO, INC.)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Glacier National Park:

  • KBBZ (98.5 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKMT (95.9 FM; COLUMBIA FALLS, 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.)

TV broadcast stations around Glacier National Park:

  • K05EE (Channel 5; BIG ARM, ETC., MT; Owner: BLACKTAIL TV TAX DISTRICT)
  • K59BW (Channel 59; BONNERS FERRY, ID; Owner: STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION (IEPBS))
  • K05FC (Channel 5; LAKE MCDONALD, ETC., MT; Owner: DESERT MOUNTAIN TELEVISION)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (79%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)

Glacier National Park compared to Montana state average:

  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly 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 above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.
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