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Population in 2012: 4,585 (91% urban, 9% rural). Population change since 2000: +13.5%
 

Males: 2,041  (44.5%)
Females: 2,544  (55.5%)

Median resident age:  40.0 years
Montana median age:  38.3 years

Zip codes: 59860.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $32,228 (it was $21,870 in 2000)
Polson:

$32,228
MT:

$45,076
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,823

Polson city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $188,940 (it was $86,200 in 2000)
Polson:

$188,940
MT:

$184,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $193,801; Detached houses: $205,981; Townhouses or other attached units: $109,414; In 2-unit structures: $183,057; Mobile homes: $59,303

Median gross rent in 2012: $625.

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  • White alone - 3,279 (73.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 679 (15.1%)
  • Two or more races - 329 (7.3%)
  • Hispanic - 154 (3.4%)
  • Asian alone - 35 (0.8%)
  • Black alone - 8 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2 (0.04%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.04%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Polson: 89.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (14.4%), Irish (10.9%), English (8.2%), French (7.1%), Scotch-Irish (6.4%), United States (5.8%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 04/05/1910

Elevation: 2931 feet

Land area: 2.71 square miles.

Population density: 1,692 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Polson:

  • High school or higher: 90.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.1%
  • Unemployed: 11.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Polson city:

  • Never married: 25.0%
  • Now married: 49.8%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 13.4%

52 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.1%
Montana:  1.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,385 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,052 (0.9%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Missoula, MT (57.5 miles , pop. 57,053).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (380.8 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (965.9 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Kerr, MT (1.3 miles) , Jette, MT (1.6 miles ), Rocky Point, MT (1.8 miles) , Turtle Lake, MT (2.0 miles) , Kings Point, MT (2.4 miles) , Finley Point, MT (2.4 miles ), Pablo, MT (2.5 miles ), Lindisfarne, MT (3.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 25 buildings, average cost: $64,400
  • 1998: 31 buildings, average cost: $78,700
  • 1999: 19 buildings, average cost: $115,600
  • 2000: 32 buildings, average cost: $143,000
  • 2001: 22 buildings, average cost: $172,100
  • 2002: 28 buildings, average cost: $203,200
  • 2003: 33 buildings, average cost: $164,700
  • 2004: 47 buildings, average cost: $204,400
  • 2005: 47 buildings, average cost: $196,500
  • 2006: 42 buildings, average cost: $272,100
  • 2007: 52 buildings, average cost: $226,500
  • 2008: 14 buildings, average cost: $217,000
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $124,300
  • 2010: 6 buildings, average cost: $400,000
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $253,000
  • 2012: 6 buildings, average cost: $449,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 47.69 N, Longitude: 114.16 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,368 (+30.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,150 (67.3%)

Area code: 406

Polson household income distribution Polson home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Polson by Year
Type 2002 2004 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000100
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.018.60.00.0
Rapes 031313623
per 100,000 0.066.120.559.019.356.0111.544.265.9
Robberies 102000000
per 100,000 24.60.041.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 16172539279351420
per 100,000 392.8374.3512.9767.4522.2168.0650.2309.2439.1
Burglaries 212019102918302925
per 100,000 515.6440.3389.8196.8560.9336.1557.3640.5548.8
Thefts 204176217156186219162246224
per 100,000 5008.63874.94452.23069.73597.74088.93009.55432.94917.7
Auto thefts 8618151410111114
per 100,000 196.4132.1369.3295.2270.8186.7204.3242.9307.4
Arson N/A00001033
per 100,000 N/A0.00.00.00.018.70.066.365.9
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 291.2) 312.8299.9338.9333.9300.5259.5399.8350.5370.3

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Crime rate in Polson detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 15 (13 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.85
Montana average:

1.95

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Polson, Montana accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.7%
Montana:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +478 (+13.4%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (12%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Woodworkers (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Registered nurses (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)

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Earthquake activity:

Polson-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Montana state average. It is 78% 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 53.1 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 34.8 miles away from Polson 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 79.2 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 24.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/15/1998 at 02:28:35, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MD, 3.8 ML, Depth: 2.7 mi) earthquake occurred 29.1 miles away from Polson 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 34.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lake County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 2, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Polson topographic map

Birthplace of: Todd Riech - Athletics competitor.


Hospitals/medical centers in Polson:

  • PROVIDENCE ST JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER (Critical Access Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, 6 13TH AVE E)
  • POLSON HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, 9 14TH AVE W)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Polson:

  • MOUNTAIN VIEW CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; RONAN, MT)
  • LAKE COUNTY HOME OPTIONS (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; RONAN, MT)

Political contributions by individuals in Polson, MT

Airports located in Polson:

  • Polson Airport (Runways: 2, Air Taxi Ops: 200, Itinerant Ops: 5,000, Local Ops: 4,500, Military Ops: 50)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Polson:

  • The University of Montana (about 58 miles; Missoula, MT; Full-time enrollment: 11,744)
  • North Idaho College (about 123 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; FT enrollment: 3,090)
  • Spokane Community College (about 150 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 4,944)
  • University of Idaho (about 151 miles; Moscow, ID; FT enrollment: 9,625)
  • Whitworth University (about 152 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 2,381)
  • Gonzaga University (about 152 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 5,437)
  • Spokane Falls Community College (about 154 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 4,852)

Public high school in Polson:

Private high school in Polson:

  • MISSION VALLEY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 60; Location: 1414 2ND ST W; Grades: KG - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Polson:

See full list of schools located in Polson, map of school districts: POLSON ELEMENTARY, POLSON HIGH SCHOOL

Library in Polson:

  • POLSON CITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $277,607; Location: 2 FIRST AVENUE EAST; 40,011 books; 9,111 e-books; 630 audio materials; 759 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 56 state licensed databases; 3 other licensed databases; 79 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Please add our church: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church 1002 4 Avenue East Polson, Montana 59860 Phone number 406-883-2506

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Notable locations in Polson: Polson/Flathead Lake KOA (A), Polson Country Club (B), Polson (C), Saint Joseph Medical Center Life Flight (D), Saint Joseph Medical Center Emergency Services (E), Polson Emergency Medical Services Company (F), Lake County Court House (G), Lake County Sheriff's Office (H), Polson Police Department (I), Polson Fire Department (J), Polson City Library (K), Polson Flathead Historical Museum (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Polson include: Apostolic United Pentecostal Church (A), Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (B), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (C), First Presbyterian Church (D), Christian Church Disciples of Christ (E), Polson Community Church (F), United Methodist Church (G), Mount Calvary Lutheran Church (H), Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Polson include: Pomajevich Field (1), Polson Sports Complex (2), Riverside Park (3), O'Malley Park (4), Sacajawea Park (5), Ducharme Park (6), Lions Park (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Museum-Miracle of America (58176 USHighway 93), Wheels of Fun (Amusement & Theme Parks; 58209 USHighway 93), Kwataqnuk Resort & Prince Cruise (Tours & Charters; 303 2nd Avenue East), Best Western Kwataqnuk Resort (Tours & Charters; 303 U South Highway 93 East).

Hotels: Port Polson Inn (Highway 93 East), Polson-Days Inn (914 Highway 93), Polson Flathead Lake MT (21 South Shore Route), Best Western Kwataqnuk Resort (303 U South Highway 93 East), Lee Lodge (515 Bayshore Drive), Super 8 of Polson (Highway 35 East), Bayview Inn (914 USHighway 93 East), Cherry Hill Motel (1810 USHighway 93 East).

Courts: Polson City - City Court- City Judge (106 1st Street East), Polson City - City Hall (106 1st Street East), Lake Cty District Court Judge (12 5th Avenue East).

 
Lake 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
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AQI  PM10

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. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
City:

17.7
U.S.:

24.2
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2005 was 8.50. This is significantly better than average. There were 6 monitors within city limits.
City:

8.50
U.S.:

12.40

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

POLSON CITY OF (Population served: 4041, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUN-1997, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 102 regular monitoring violations
JETTE MEADOWS LANDOWNERS ASSOC PHASE II (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
JETTE MEADOWS LANDOWNERS ASSOC PHASE I (Population served: 140, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (NOV-10-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-21-2003), St Boil Water Order (NOV-21-2003), St Public Notif requested (NOV-21-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-21-2003), St Compliance achieved (DEC-09-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-08-2003), St Boil Water Order (AUG-08-2003), St Public Notif requested (AUG-08-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-08-2003), St Public Notif received (AUG-22-2003), St Compliance achieved (DEC-09-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-15-2003), St Boil Water Order (AUG-15-2003), St Public Notif requested (AUG-15-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-15-2003), St Public Notif received (AUG-23-2003), St Compliance achieved (DEC-09-2003)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In DEC-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 60 regular monitoring violations
PARADISE PINES RESORT (Population served: 125, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-26-2004), St Boil Water Order (OCT-26-2004), St Public Notif requested (OCT-26-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-26-2004), St Public Notif received (NOV-05-2004), St Compliance achieved (MAY-13-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 8 regular monitoring violations
OVERLOOK SUBDIVISION (Population served: 44, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and AUG-14-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (JUN-15-2000), Fed Compliance achieved (AUG-14-2000)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-01-1999 and FEB-18-2004, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (MAR-01-2001), St Other (MAR-01-2001), St Civil Case filed (MAR-01-2001), St Compliance achieved (FEB-18-2004)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-01-1997 and FEB-18-2004, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (DEC-31-2000), St Other (DEC-31-2000), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-31-2000), St Civil Case filed (MAR-01-2001), St Compliance achieved (FEB-18-2004)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-01-1997 and FEB-18-2004, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (DEC-31-2000), St Other (DEC-31-2000), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-31-2000), St Civil Case filed (MAR-01-2001), St Compliance achieved (FEB-18-2004)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-01-1996 and FEB-18-2004, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (DEC-31-2000), St Other (DEC-31-2000), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-31-2000), St Civil Case filed (MAR-01-2001), St Compliance achieved (FEB-18-2004)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 13 regular monitoring violations
TIMBERLANE RESORT (Population served: 41, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
PONDERILLA HILLS LAKE COUNTY WATER SEWER (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-25-2004), St Boil Water Order (AUG-25-2004), St Public Notif requested (AUG-25-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-25-2004), St Public Notif received (OCT-12-2004), St Compliance achieved (MAY-06-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-18-2004), St Public Notif requested (JAN-18-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-18-2004)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2003, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-21-2003), St Boil Water Order (NOV-21-2003), St Public Notif requested (NOV-21-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-21-2003), St Compliance achieved (DEC-22-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-05-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-05-2003), St Boil Water Order (NOV-05-2003), St Public Notif requested (NOV-05-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-05-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-22-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-22-2003), St Boil Water Order (SEP-22-2003), St Public Notif requested (SEP-22-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-22-2003)
  • 4 other older health violations

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

  • JETTE LAKE LANDOWNERS ASSOCIATION (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PINEWOOD SHORES WUA (Population served: 45, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 28.9%
(23.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 59.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 54.1% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Montana:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  57.8%
Whole state:  62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.8%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Polson, MT

People in group quarters in Polson in 2010:

  • 35 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 33 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 8 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 8 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers
92 people in nursing homes in 2000
38 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Polson compared to Montana state average:

Polson, Montana environmental map by EPA

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


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Banks with branches in Polson (2011 data):

  • Community Bank, Inc.: Polson - Super One Branch at 50331 Us Highway 93, branch established on 1998/07/23; Polson Branch at 50510 Us Highway 93, branch established on 1999/03/15. Info updated 2007/07/26: Bank assets: $95.5 mil, Deposits: $83.1 mil, headquarters in Ronan, MT, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Montana Community Banks, Inc.
  • First Citizens Bank of Polson, National Association: First Citizens Bank Of Polson, National Association at 213 First Street West, branch established on 1974/03/05. Info updated 2006/11/08: Bank assets: $23.9 mil, Deposits: $20.9 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Flathead Lake Bancorporation, Inc.
  • First Interstate Bank: Polson Branch at Main Street, branch established on 1910/05/31. Info updated 2009/10/09: Bank assets: $7,294.7 mil, Deposits: $5,827.2 mil, headquarters in Billings, MT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 76 total offices, Holding Company: First Interstate Bancsystem, Inc.
  • Eagle Bank: at 80 Heritage Lane, branch established on 2006/07/25. Info updated 2006/10/26: Bank assets: $29.9 mil, Deposits: $27.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Salish And Kootenai Bancorporation
  • Glacier Bank: 14 2nd Ave West Branch at 49430 Us Highway 93, branch established on 1955/07/15. 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.
  • Valley Bank of Ronan: Polson Branch at 146 S Shore Rd, branch established on 2006/09/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $65.8 mil, Deposits: $58.0 mil, headquarters in Ronan, MT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Valley Holding Company

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Polson, Montana:

  • Days Inn, 914 Hwy 93, Polson, MT 59860 , Phone: (406) 883-3120
  • Best Western Kwataqnuk Resort, 49708 Us Hwy 93 E, Polson, MT 59860 , Phone: (406) 883-3636, Fax: (406) 883-5392
  • Super 8 Motel Polson, JCT Hwy 93 & MT 35, Polson, MT 59860 , Phone: (406) 883-6251
  • Super 8 Motel, PO Box 308, Polson, MT 59860 , Phone: (406) 883-6252
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Polson, Montana

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Polson travel time to work - commute


Polson mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (73%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)
  • Wood (9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

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Religion statistics for Polson city (based on Lake County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 39.97%
Here40.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLDS (Mormon) ChurchChristian and Missionary AllianceAssemblies of God
Adherents48.4%9.3%8.2%4.3%4.1%
Congregations15.6%6.7%4.4%8.9%6.7%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristLutheran ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents3.8%3.7%3.1%2.5%12.6%
Congregations8.9%6.7%6.7%4.4%31.1%
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: 10
Lake County:

3.52 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Lake County:

1.76 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Lake County:

3.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 27
Here:

9.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

10.38 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.5%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Lake County:

25.9%
Montana:

23.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.6%
State:

10.7%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$6,836$41,0160$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$8,284
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$1,574
Police Protection - Officers 9$32,705$43,6070$0
Police - Other 0$0 2$1,349
Firefighters 1$3,202$38,4240$0
Streets and Highways 3$8,043$32,1720$0
Sewerage 2$5,256$31,5360$0
Parks and Recreation 4$10,429$31,2870$0
Water Supply 7$15,349$26,3130$0
Local Libraries 3$12,583$50,3323$1,100
Other and Unallocable 2$4,289$25,7340$0
Totals for Government 33$98,692$35,88814$12,307

Polson government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $746,000 ($162.70)
    Parks and Recreation: $208,000 ($45.37)
    Sewerage: $139,000 ($30.32)
    Regular Highways: $56,000 ($12.21)
  • Current Operations - Parks and Recreation: $883,000 ($192.58)
    Police Protection: $616,000 ($134.35)
    General Public Buildings: $346,000 ($75.46)
    Water Utilities: $322,000 ($70.23)
    Regular Highways: $275,000 ($59.98)
    Sewerage: $263,000 ($57.36)
    Libraries: $176,000 ($38.39)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $162,000 ($35.33)
    Local Fire Protection: $152,000 ($33.15)
    Central Staff Services: $44,000 ($9.60)
    Health - Other: $36,000 ($7.85)
    General - Other: $34,000 ($7.42)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $19,000 ($4.14)
    Natural Resources - Other: $13,000 ($2.84)
    Correctional Institutions: $2,000 ($0.44)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $11,000 ($2.40)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $30,000 ($6.54)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $10,000 ($2.18)
    General Public Building: $9,000 ($1.96)
    Solid Waste Management: $7,000 ($1.53)
    Regular Highways: $6,000 ($1.31)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,270,000 ($276.99)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $61,000 ($13.30)

Polson government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $968,000 ($211.12)
    Sewerage: $580,000 ($126.50)
    All Other: $170,000 ($37.08)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $46,000 ($10.03)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $205,000 ($44.71)
    Interest Earnings: $123,000 ($26.83)
    Fines and Forfeits: $48,000 ($10.47)
    Donations From Private Sources: $26,000 ($5.67)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $709,000 ($154.63)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $499,000 ($108.83)
    General Local Government Support: $251,000 ($54.74)
    Highways: $99,000 ($21.59)
  • Tax - Property: $918,000 ($200.22)
    Other License: $178,000 ($38.82)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $4,000 ($0.87)

Polson government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,270,000 ($276.99)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,180,000 ($257.36)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $109,000 ($23.77)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,000 ($4.14)

Polson government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,000 ($1.09)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,858,000 ($841.44)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $155,000 ($33.81)

8.39% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($39,952 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.39%
Montana average:

8.25%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Missoula County, MT  1.30% ($28,500 average AGI)
from Flathead County, MT  0.65% ($44,776)
from Sanders County, MT  0.28% ($23,680)


7.70% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,441 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.70%
Montana average:

7.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Missoula County, MT  1.40% ($24,548 average AGI)
to Flathead County, MT  1.25% ($38,315)
to Gallatin County, MT  0.27% ($20,333)

Strongest AM radio stations in Polson:

  • 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)
  • KLCY (930 AM; 5 kW; EAST MISSOULA, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KGVO (1290 AM; 5 kW; MISSOULA, 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)
  • KVNI (1080 AM; 10 kW; COEUR D' ALENE, ID; Owner: QUEENB RADIO, INC.)
  • KSEN (1150 AM; 10 kW; SHELBY, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Polson:

  • KQRK (92.3 FM; RONAN, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSIL (100.7 FM; WALLACE, ID; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KALS (97.1 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KALISPELL CHRISTIAN RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • K212DV (90.3 FM; POLSON, MT; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KMDM-LP (107.9 FM; POLSON, MT; Owner: ST. JOSEPH'S EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION)
  • KPLG (91.5 FM; PLAINS, MT; Owner: YOUR NETWORK OF PRAISE, INC.)
  • KDBR (106.3 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, 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)
  • KKMT (95.9 FM; COLUMBIA FALLS, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLTC-FM (107.5 FM; SUPERIOR, MT; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KBBZ (98.5 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBQQ (106.7 FM; PINESDALE, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP INC.)
  • KZOQ-FM (100.1 FM; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KMZL (91.1 FM; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: FAITH COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • K204EV (88.7 FM; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KZMN (103.9 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • K257BR (99.3 FM; POLSON, MT; Owner: KALISPELL CHRISTIAN RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Polson:

  • K05EE (Channel 5; BIG ARM, ETC., MT; Owner: BLACKTAIL TV TAX DISTRICT)
  • K11HO (Channel 11; POLSON, MT; Owner: POLSON TV IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION)
  • K07HG (Channel 7; POLSON, MT; Owner: POLSON TV IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION)
  • K06MQ (Channel 6; FINLEY POINT, ETC., MT; Owner: BLACKTAIL TV TAX DISTRICT)
  • K60AL (Channel 60; ROLLINS, MT; Owner: BLACKTAIL TV TAX DISTRICT)
  • KSKC-CA (Channel 25; PABLO/RONAN, MT; Owner: SALISH KOOTENAI COLLEGE)
  • K20CP (Channel 20; ELMO, MT; Owner: SALISH KOOTENAI COLLEGE)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Polson, Montana:
  • Fatal accident count: 12
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 18
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 10
  • Fatalities: 12
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 26
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 3
Montana average:
  • Fatal accident count: 77
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 110
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 34
  • Fatalities: 81
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 194
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 15

See more detailed statistics of Polson fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 46 meters (151ft)
Total average daily traffic: 6,850
Total average daily truck traffic: 137
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 9,248

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Polson)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 59 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Polson, MT)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 52 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Polson)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 68 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Polson)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 58
  • Hazardous Condition: 18
  • Service Call: 12
  • Good Intent Call: 7

Incident types - Polson


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Polson, MT
Businesses in Polson, MT
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Safeway1
Best Western1Starbucks1
Curves1Subway1
FedEx2True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
Lane Furniture1UPS3
MasterBrand Cabinets5Vans1
McDonald's1Vons1
Pizza Hut1Walmart1
SAS Shoes1
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