Lower Valley-Somers, Montana

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Population in July 2007: 4,585.
Males: 2,282  (49.8%)
Females: 2,303  (50.2%)
Median resident age:  42.6 years
Montana median age:  37.5 years

Zip code: 59922

Estimated median household income in 2016: $52,412 (it was $36,026 in 2000)
Lower Valley-Somers:

$52,412
MT:

$50,027

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $33,940 (it was $20,731 in 2000)

Lower Valley-Somers CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $309,437 (it was $148,100 in 2000)
Lower Valley-Somers:

$309,437
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 Lower Valley-Somers, MT (2000)

    Lower Valley-Somers races chart
    • 3,78496.3%White alone
    • 631.6%Hispanic
    • 370.9%Two or more races
    • 230.6%American Indian alone
    • 140.4%Asian alone
    • 40.1%Other race alone
    • 30.08%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 10.03%Black alone

Races in Lower Valley-Somers detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Lower Valley-Somers: 98.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: MST time zone

Land area: 95.0 square miles.

Population density: 48 people per square mile   (very low).

For population 25 years and over in Lower Valley-Somers:

  • High school or higher: 89.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lower Valley-Somers CCD:

  • Never married: 16.3%
  • Now married: 67.8%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 10.7%

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

Lower Valley-Somers CCD:  1.0% ($1,455)
Montana:  1.3% ($1,212)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Missoula, MT (82.6 miles , pop. 57,053).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (368.7 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (988.9 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Lakeside, MT (1.4 miles ), Somers, MT (1.6 miles ), Forest Hill Village, MT (2.2 miles ), Bigfork, MT (2.8 miles ), Woods Bay, MT (3.0 miles ), Creston-Bigfork, MT (3.1 miles ), Lake Mary Ronan, MT (3.1 miles) , Rollins, MT (3.1 miles) .

Latitude: 48.05 N, Longitude: 114.25 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 406

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.4%
Montana:

3.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (4%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Health care (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (3%)

Work and jobs in Lower Valley-Somers: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Lower Valley-Somers, Montana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Lower Valley-Somers-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Montana state average. It is 69% 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 295.6 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 275.3 miles away from Lower Valley-Somers 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 388.2 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 394.2 miles away from the city center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
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 199.6 miles away from Lower Valley-Somers center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 546.1 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).

Hospitals and medical centers near Lower Valley-Somers:

  • LAKE VIEW CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; BIGFORK, MT)
  • FLATHEAD COUNTY HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; KALISPELL, MT)
  • IMMANUEL SKILLED CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; KALISPELL, MT)
  • FLATHEAD OUTPATIENT SURGICAL CTR (Hospital, about 12 miles away; KALISPELL, MT)
  • BRENDAN HOUSE (Nursing Home, 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)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lower Valley-Somers:

  • The University of Montana (about 83 miles; Missoula, MT; Full-time enrollment: 13,602)
  • North Idaho College (about 122 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; FT enrollment: 4,684)
  • Spokane Community College (about 147 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,482)
  • Whitworth University (about 149 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 2,689)
  • Gonzaga University (about 149 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,780)
  • Spokane Falls Community College (about 152 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,052)
  • University of Idaho (about 159 miles; Moscow, ID; FT enrollment: 10,416)

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Notable locations in Lower Valley-Somers: Edgewater Resort and Campground (A), Shelter Valley Ranch (B), Somers Fishing Access Site (C), Somers Boat Launch (D), Somers Volunteer Fire Department (E), Lakeside Quick Response Unit (F), Somers Volunteer Fire Department (G), Lakeside Community Library (H), Lakeside Fire Station (I), Somers Fire Station (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Lower Valley-Somers include: Lakeside Baptist Church (A), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (B), Eidsvold Lutheran Church (C), Saint Annes Catholic Church (D), Mountain Valley Fellowship Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Bethel Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes: Wileys Slough (A), Reeds Slough (B), Fennon Slough (C), Lost Lake (D), Church Slough (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Ashley Creek (A), Bierney Creek (B), Stoner Creek (C), Cramer Creek (D), Patrick Creek (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Lower Valley-Somers include: Ben Williams Park (1), Flathead Waterfowl Production Area (2), Kalispell-Somers Railroad Spur Line Historical Marker (3). 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 82.1. This is about average.

City:

82.1
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2005 was 0.323. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.323
U.S.:

0.293

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 18.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.9
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.53. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.53
U.S.:

9.35
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
Montana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  58.0%
Whole state:  66.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.2%
Whole state:  5.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

12.2%
Whole state:

14.6%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

5.6%
Whole state:

5.8%
2 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.3
Montana average:

10.4

Lower Valley-Somers travel time to work - commute Lower Valley-Somers mode of transportation to work chart

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Religion statistics for Lower Valley-Somers 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 Lower Valley-Somers:

  • 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.)
  • 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)
  • KQQQ (1150 AM; 25 kW; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: RADIO PALOUSE, INC.)
  • KLCY (930 AM; 5 kW; EAST MISSOULA, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSEN (1150 AM; 10 kW; SHELBY, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KVNI (1080 AM; 10 kW; COEUR D' ALENE, ID; Owner: QUEENB RADIO, 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)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lower Valley-Somers:

  • KALS (97.1 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KALISPELL CHRISTIAN RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KDBR (106.3 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KZMN (103.9 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KSIL (100.7 FM; WALLACE, ID; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KQRK (92.3 FM; RONAN, MT; 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.)
  • KUKL (89.9 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA)
  • KPLG (91.5 FM; PLAINS, MT; Owner: YOUR NETWORK OF PRAISE, 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.)
  • KGGL (93.3 FM; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Lower Valley-Somers:

  • K05EE (Channel 5; BIG ARM, ETC., MT; Owner: BLACKTAIL TV TAX DISTRICT)
  • KCFW-TV (Channel 9; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: EAGLE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K59BW (Channel 59; BONNERS FERRY, ID; Owner: STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION (IEPBS))
  • K26DD (Channel 26; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K44FR (Channel 44; BIGFORK, MT; Owner: BLACKTAIL TV TAX DISTRICT)
  • KTMF-LP (Channel 59; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: MMM LICENSE LLC)
  • K18AJ (Channel 18; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KPAX COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K52BL (Channel 52; POLSON, MT; Owner: BLACKTAIL TV TAX DISTRICT)
  • K54CK (Channel 54; POLSON, MT; Owner: BLACKTAIL TV TAX DISTRICT)
  • K56DJ (Channel 56; POLSON, MT; Owner: BLACKTAIL TV TAX DISTRICT)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (30%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (28%)
  • Wood (18%)
  • Utility gas (16%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Lower Valley-Somers compared to Montana state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below 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 below state average.
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