Whitefish, Montana

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Population in 2013: 6,649 (94% urban, 6% rural). Population change since 2000: +32.1%
Males: 3,486  (52.4%)
Females: 3,163  (47.6%)
Median resident age:  40.1 years
Montana median age:  38.3 years

Zip codes: 59937.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $44,504 (it was $33,038 in 2000)
Whitefish:

$44,504
MT:

$45,076
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $28,594 (it was $24,098 in 2000)

Whitefish city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $261,413 (it was $120,400 in 2000)
Whitefish:

$261,413
MT:

$184,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $431,718; Detached houses: $436,764; Townhouses or other attached units: $615,526; In 2-unit structures: $418,132; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $644,514; In 5-or-more-unit structures: over $1,000,000; Mobile homes: $96,515

Median gross rent in 2012: $821.

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  • White alone - 6,206 (96.9%)
  • Hispanic - 89 (1.4%)
  • Two or more races - 57 (0.9%)
  • Asian alone - 25 (0.4%)
  • Black alone - 15 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 10 (0.2%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Whitefish: 91.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (20.0%), Irish (17.2%), English (11.2%), Norwegian (4.8%), United States (3.5%), French (3.0%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 3036 feet

Land area: 4.42 square miles.

Population density: 1,504 people per square mile   (low).

Whitefish,MT real estate house value index trend

Whitefish, Montana map

For population 25 years and over in Whitefish:

  • High school or higher: 98.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 47.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.8%
  • Unemployed: 7.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Whitefish city:

  • Never married: 26.8%
  • Now married: 56.8%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 4.0%
  • Divorced: 11.3%

107 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.7%
Montana:  1.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,963 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,589 (0.9%)

Whitefish satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Missoula, MT (108.2 miles , pop. 57,053).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (366.1 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (1012.5 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Columbia Falls, MT (2.7 miles ), Helena Flats, MT (3.2 miles ), Bad Rock-Columbia Heights, MT (3.3 miles ), Hungry Horse, MT (3.6 miles ), Evergreen, MT (3.6 miles ), Coram, MT (3.7 miles ), Martin City, MT (3.8 miles ), Olney, MT (3.8 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 35 buildings, average cost: $153,600
  • 1998: 40 buildings, average cost: $149,500
  • 1999: 71 buildings, average cost: $160,200
  • 2000: 60 buildings, average cost: $159,600
  • 2001: 76 buildings, average cost: $351,300
  • 2002: 87 buildings, average cost: $277,400
  • 2003: 103 buildings, average cost: $307,200
  • 2004: 85 buildings, average cost: $336,800
  • 2005: 136 buildings, average cost: $340,700
  • 2006: 101 buildings, average cost: $462,700
  • 2007: 36 buildings, average cost: $403,100
  • 2008: 35 buildings, average cost: $434,200
  • 2009: 14 buildings, average cost: $336,300
  • 2010: 23 buildings, average cost: $361,100
  • 2011: 40 buildings, average cost: $394,600
  • 2012: 51 buildings, average cost: $456,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 48.41 N, Longitude: 114.34 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,265 (+19.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,567 (50.8%)

Area code: 406

Whitefish household income distribution Whitefish home values distribution

Crime rates in Whitefish by Year
Type 2003 2004 2005 2006 2011 2012
Murders 000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 333044
per 100,000 54.251.448.30.062.462.2
Robberies 020101
per 100,000 0.034.20.014.00.015.6
Assaults 28152115412
per 100,000 505.6256.8338.2210.262.4186.7
Burglaries 302819441114
per 100,000 541.7479.3306.0616.7171.5217.8
Thefts 214241228188159152
per 100,000 3864.24125.33672.12634.92479.32364.7
Auto thefts 516191179
per 100,000 90.3273.9306.0154.2109.2140.0
Arson 000020
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.031.20.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 296.5) 312.0293.0271.1187.8165.3192.9

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Whitefish detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 17 (15 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.33
Montana average:

1.95
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.7%
Montana:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (15%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Information (7%)
  • Retail trade (24%)
  • Accommodation and food services (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Rail and water transportation workers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Therapists (4%)

Work and jobs in Whitefish: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Whitefish, Montana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Whitefish-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Montana state average. It is 63% 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 318.6 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 300.9 miles away from Whitefish 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 387.1 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 393.7 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 378.4 miles away from Whitefish 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 224.6 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 (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).
Whitefish topographic map

Birthplace of: Constance Towers - Actress/Singer, Dennis Cross - Television actor, Terry Moulton - Politician, Carolyn Squires - Politician, Katarina Tarr - Association footballer, Sierra Fellers - Skateboarder.

Hospitals and medical centers in Whitefish:

  • NORTH VALLEY HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 1600 HOSPITAL WAY)
  • NORTH VALLEY HOSP ECC (6575 HWY 93 S)
  • WHITEFISH CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (1305 E 7TH ST)

Airports located in Whitefish:

Amtrak station:

WHITEFISH (500 DEPOT ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, car rental agency, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Whitefish:

  • The University of Montana (about 109 miles; Missoula, MT; Full-time enrollment: 13,602)
  • North Idaho College (about 125 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; FT enrollment: 4,684)
  • Spokane Community College (about 149 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,482)
  • Whitworth University (about 150 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 2,689)
  • Gonzaga University (about 151 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,780)
  • Spokane Falls Community College (about 154 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,052)
  • Eastern Washington University (about 164 miles; Cheney, WA; FT enrollment: 11,643)

Public high school in Whitefish:

Public elementary/middle schools in Whitefish:

Private elementary/middle school in Whitefish:

  • WHITEFISH CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 99; Location: 820 ASHAR AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Whitefish, map of school districts: WHITEFISH ELEMENTARY, OLNEY-BISSELL ELEMENTARY, WHITEFISH HIGH SCHOOL

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Notable locations in Whitefish: Greenwood RV Park (A), Whitefish Lake Golf Club (B), Tally Lake Ranger District Station (C), Par Three on Ninety-Three Golf Course (D), Whitefish Branch Library (E), Whitefish Police Department (F), Whitefish Fire Department Station 1 (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Mountain Mall (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Whitefish include: Christian Life Fellowship (A), Happy Valley Missionary Baptist Church (B), Whitefish Community Church of God (C), First Baptist Church (D), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (E), Grace Baptist Church (F), Christs Church in Whitefish (G), Baha'i Faith (H), First Presbyterian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Lake: Sampson Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Cow Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Whitefish include: River Trail Park (1), Soroptimist Park (2), Riverside Park (3), Mountain Trails Park (4), Memorial Park (5), Grouse Mountain Park (6), Crestwood Park (7), Baker Park (8), River Trail Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Stumptown Historical Society - BN Depot (Museums; 500 Depot Street Suite 101), Rocky Mountain Transportation Inc (Tours & Charters; 1410 East Edgewood Drive), Montana River Anglers (Tours & Charters; 415 Blanchard View Drive).

Hotels: Duck Inn Lodge (1305 Columbia Avenue), Ford Rent-A-Car (1305 Columbia Avenue), Grouse Mountain Lodge (2 Fairway Dr), Downtowner Motel Tanning & Fitness Center (224 Spokane Avenue), Bay Point On the Lake (300 Bay Point Drive), Glacier Village Property Management (Big Mountain), Hidden Moose Lodge (1735 East Lakeshore Drive), Ghalet Motel (6430 USHighway 93 South), Best Western Rocky Mountain (6510 Highway 93 South).

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 2012 was 95.0. This is worse than average.

City:

95.0
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2005 was 0.323. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.323
U.S.:

0.303

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 25.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 17.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 14.4. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.4
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.93. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.93
U.S.:

9.14

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

BIG MOUNTAIN WATER COMPANY (Population served: 2,435, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2004, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-04-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-04-2005), St Compliance achieved (SEP-18-2007)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 130 regular monitoring violations
PTARMIGAN VILLAGE INC (Population served: 600, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-24-2014), St Public Notif requested (SEP-24-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-24-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-09-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from AUG-09-2013 to AUG-09-2013), St Public Notif received (AUG-19-2013), St Compliance achieved (SEP-03-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2004, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-04-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-04-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-25-2005)
FOREST ACRES TR PK WHITEFISH (Population served: 390, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-11-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from JUL-11-2012 to JUL-11-2012), St Public Notif received (JUL-15-2012), St Compliance achieved (AUG-09-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-08-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-08-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-08-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-08-2006), St Compliance achieved (DEC-03-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In JAN-01-2014, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-23-2014), St Compliance achieved (FEB-10-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-15-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-15-2013), St Intentional no-action (DEC-31-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-15-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-15-2013), St Intentional no-action (DEC-31-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-17-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-17-2013), St Compliance achieved (JAN-15-2014)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2004, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-04-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-04-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUN-08-2007)
FLATHEAD CO WATER DISTRICT NO 8 (Population served: 375, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-23-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from SEP-23-2011 to SEP-23-2011), St Compliance achieved (OCT-06-2011), St Public Notif received (OCT-11-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-26-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from OCT-26-2009 to OCT-26-2009), St Public Notif received (DEC-07-2009), St Compliance achieved (2 times from MAY-13-2010 to OCT-08-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 196 regular monitoring violations
COUNTRY LAKE HOMES WHITEFISH (Population served: 260, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-25-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from JAN-25-2012 to JAN-25-2012), St Public Notif received (FEB-02-2012), St Compliance achieved (FEB-27-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-12-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from DEC-12-2011 to DEC-12-2011), St Public Notif received (JAN-03-2012), St Compliance achieved (FEB-27-2012)
LION MOUNTAIN HOMEOWNERS ASSOC (Population served: 189, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2004, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-04-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-04-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-07-2007)
  • One regular monitoring violation
WHITEFISH KOA (Population served: 123, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
STILLWATER FISH HOUSE (Population served: 87, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from DEC-16-2013 to DEC-16-2013), St Public Notif requested (DEC-16-2013), St Compliance achieved (JAN-30-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St No addtl Formal Action needed (MAY-05-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-23-2010), St Public Notif requested (JUL-23-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-23-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUL-23-2010), Fed Compliance achieved (3 times from NOV-05-2010 to OCT-15-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St No addtl Formal Action needed (MAY-05-2009), Fed FAO issued (JUL-28-2009), St Public Notif requested (JUN-07-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from JUN-07-2010 to JUN-07-2010), St Public Notif received (JUN-17-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-16-2010), Fed Compliance achieved (3 times from NOV-05-2010 to OCT-15-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 40 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

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

  • SUMMIT HOUSE RESTAURANT (Population served: 175, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ALPINE VILLAGE WUA (Population served: 144, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • OUTBACK MOBILE HOME SETTLEMENT (Population served: 80, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MOUNTAIN VIEW MHP (Population served: 60, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
  • BLANCHARD HOLLOW ESTATES WUA (Population served: 53, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.3%
(12.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 23.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Montana:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  52.4%
Whole state:  62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.9%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
93 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
120 people in nursing homes in 2000
17 people in other group homes in 2000

Whitefish, Montana environmental map by EPA

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Whitefish compared to Montana state average:

  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Banks with branches in Whitefish (2011 data):

  • Glacier Bank: - Whitefish Driveup Bra, - Whitefish South Branc, Of Whitefish Branch. 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.
  • First Interstate Bank: Whitefish Branch at 306 Spokane Avenue, branch established on 1964/11/09. 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.
  • Mountain West Bank, National Association: Whitefish-Spokane Avenue Branch at 601 Spokane Avenue, branch established on 2004/01/26. Info updated 2009/06/05: Bank assets: $640.8 mil, Deposits: $544.6 mil, headquarters in Helena, MT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Mountain West Financial Corp.
  • American Bank: Whitefish Branch at 6475 Highway 93 South, branch established on 1995/09/14. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $332.3 mil, Deposits: $276.6 mil, headquarters in Bozeman, MT, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Guaranty Development Company

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Whitefish, Montana:

  • Grouse Mountain Lodge, 2 Fairway Dr, Whitefish, MT 59937 , Phone: (406) 862-3000, Fax: (406) 862-0326
  • Kandahar Lodge, Big MTN Rd, Whitefish, MT 59937 , Phone: (406) 862-6098
  • Pine Lodge Quality Inn, 920 Spokane Ave, Whitefish, MT 59937 , Phone: (406) 862-7600, Fax: (406) 862-7616
  • Big Mountain Lodge, 6390 Us Hwy 93 S, Whitefish, MT 59937 , Phone: (406) 862-4020, Fax: (406) 862-4115
  • Chalet Motel, 6430 US Hwy 93 S, Whitefish, MT 59937 , Phone: (406) 862-5581
  • Super 8 Motel-whitefish, 800 Spokane Ave, Whitefish, MT 59937 , Phone: (406) 862-8255
  • Winter Sports, Inc Hilberton House, 3812 Big Mountain Rd, Whitefish, MT 59937 , Phone: (800) 243-3688, Fax: (406) 862-1956
  • Best Western Rocky Mountain Lodge, 6510 Hwy 93 S, Whitefish, MT 59937 , Phone: (406) 862-2569, Fax: (406) 862-1154
  • The Lodge At Whitefish Lake, 1380 Wisconsin Ave, Whitefish, MT 59937 , Phone: (406) 863-4000, Fax: (406) 863-2750
All 9 fire-safe hotels and motels in Whitefish, Montana

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (68%)
  • Electricity (24%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Other fuel (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Whitefish city (based on Flathead County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 40.00%
Here: 40.0%
USA: 50.2%

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%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$6,798$81,5760$0
Other Government Administration 6$37,220$74,4400$0
Judicial and Legal 4$22,114$66,3422$3,819
Police Protection - Officers 14$67,680$58,0113$2,978
Police - Other 2$6,080$36,4800$0
Firefighters 15$75,253$60,2020$0
Fire - Other 2$12,409$74,4540$0
Streets and Highways 12$53,956$53,9562$5,252
Sewerage 4$18,337$55,0110$0
Parks and Recreation 7$24,900$42,68620$12,990
Water Supply 8$39,082$58,6230$0
Local Libraries 1$3,430$41,1603$4,273
Other and Unallocable 6$24,864$49,7281$985
Totals for Government 82$392,123$57,38431$30,297

Whitefish government finances - Expenditure in 2004 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks & Recreation: $1,103,000 ($165.89)
    Regular Highways: $100,000 ($15.04)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,529,000 ($229.96)
    Water Utilities: $1,320,000 ($198.53)
    Sewerage: $1,135,000 ($170.70)
    Regular Highways: $981,000 ($147.54)
    Parks & Recreation: $640,000 ($96.26)
    Fire Protection: $504,000 ($75.80)
    Health Services - Other: $483,000 ($72.64)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $424,000 ($63.77)
    Solid Waste Management: $356,000 ($53.54)
    Housing & Community Development: $307,000 ($46.17)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $301,000 ($45.27)
    Financial Administration: $126,000 ($18.95)
    General - Other: $125,000 ($18.80)
    Libraries: $34,000 ($5.11)
    Transit Utilities: $10,000 ($1.50)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $452,000 ($67.98)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $228,000 ($34.29)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Financial Administration: $2,191,000 ($329.52)
    General - Other: $125,000 ($18.80)
    Health - Other: $27,000 ($4.06)
    Police Protection: $27,000 ($4.06)
    Fire Protection: $21,000 ($3.16)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,495,000 ($525.64)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $345,000 ($51.89)

Whitefish government finances - Revenue in 2004 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,725,000 ($259.44)
    All Other: $690,000 ($103.78)
    Solid Waste Management: $245,000 ($36.85)
    Parks & Recreation: $185,000 ($27.82)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $201,000 ($30.23)
    All Other: $54,000 ($8.12)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $10,000 ($1.50)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,917,000 ($288.31)
    Special Assessments: $727,000 ($109.34)
    Interest Earnings: $99,000 ($14.89)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,836,000 ($276.13)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $771,000 ($115.96)
    Highways: $124,000 ($18.65)
    All Other: $44,000 ($6.62)
  • Tax - Property: $2,348,000 ($353.14)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,206,000 ($181.38)
    NEC: $569,000 ($85.58)

Whitefish government finances - Debt in 2004 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $5,756,000 ($865.69)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $7,530,000 ($1132.50)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $1,500,000 ($225.60)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $9,030,000 ($1358.10)
    Water Utilities: $5,600,000 ($842.23)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $156,000 ($23.46)

Whitefish government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $3,334,000 ($501.43)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $7,354,000 ($1106.03)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $936,000 ($140.77)

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 Whitefish:

  • KJJR (880 AM; 10 kW; WHITEFISH, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INCORPORATED)
  • 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.)
  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • KMJY (700 AM; 10 kW; NEWPORT, WA; Owner: JAMES E. AND HELEN G. STARGEL)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Whitefish:

  • KKMT (95.9 FM; COLUMBIA FALLS, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBBZ (98.5 FM; KALISPELL, 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.)
  • K276DU (103.1 FM; WHITEFISH, MT; Owner: ESTATE OF MARIE BATTANI)
  • KSIL (100.7 FM; WALLACE, ID; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KQRK (92.3 FM; RONAN, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPLG (91.5 FM; PLAINS, MT; Owner: YOUR NETWORK OF PRAISE, INC.)
  • KUKL (89.9 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA)
  • KZMN (103.9 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, 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.)
  • K219BN (91.7 FM; WHITEFISH, MT; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA)
  • K258AP (99.5 FM; WHITEFISH, MT; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KSPL (90.9 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)

TV broadcast stations around Whitefish:

  • K05EE (Channel 5; BIG ARM, ETC., MT; Owner: BLACKTAIL TV TAX DISTRICT)
  • K59BW (Channel 59; BONNERS FERRY, ID; Owner: STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION (IEPBS))
  • KEXI-LP (Channel 35; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: MONTANA BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • KMMF-LP (Channel 34; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: MONTANA LICENSE SUB, INC.)
  • K26DD (Channel 26; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

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

Whitefish, Montana:
  • Fatal accident count: 3
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 3
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 5
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Montana average:
  • Fatal accident count: 76
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 107
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 34
  • Fatalities: 80
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 190
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 14

Whitefish fatal accident list:

Nov 12, 2006 09:15 AM, 13th St E, Columbia Ave, Lat: 48.39999, Lon: -114.33255, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Sep 12, 2003 08:13 PM, Us-93, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Jul 19, 1985 06:55 PM, West 7thst, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 4
Total length: 17 meters (56ft)
Total average daily traffic: 28,980
Total average daily truck traffic: 670
Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic: 36,739

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 27
  • Hazardous Condition: 25
  • Service Call: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Whitefish

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Whitefish, MT
Most common first names in Whitefish, MT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James3870.1 years
William3776.4 years
John3473.2 years
Mary3382.0 years
Robert3167.1 years
Charles2876.8 years
Helen2781.6 years
George2476.5 years
Margaret2177.9 years
Dorothy2080.1 years
Most common last names in Whitefish, MT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson2482.7 years
Smith2075.8 years
Nelson1677.5 years
Anderson1680.3 years
Brown1375.2 years
Jones1180.6 years
Adams973.9 years
Hanson979.3 years
Wood980.2 years
Fisher881.6 years
Businesses in Whitefish, MT
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1RadioShack1
Best Western1Safeway1
Budget Car Rental2Starbucks1
Chevrolet1Subaru1
Dairy Queen1Subway1
FedEx4Super 81
Ford1U-Haul1
GNC1UPS3
H&R Block1Vans2
Kincaid1Volkswagen1
Lane Furniture1Vons1
MasterBrand Cabinets2Walgreens1
McDonald's1Wendy's1
New Balance1
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