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Population in 2012: 6,460 (94% urban, 6% rural). Population change since 2000: +28.4%
Males: 3,387  (52.4%)
Females: 3,073  (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

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 2011: 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: $1,037,311; 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: 91.6 (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: 1,462 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Whitefish:

  • High school or higher: 95.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 44.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Whitefish city:

  • Never married: 28.4%
  • Now married: 55.0%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 4.4%
  • Divorced: 11.1%

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%)

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

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (373.6 miles , pop. 563,374).

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: +1,211 (+18.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,709 (54.5%)

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) 309.4290.5268.9186.2163.9191.3

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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

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

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.1%
Montana:

4.8%

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%)

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Earthquake activity:

Whitefish-area historical earthquake activity is above Montana state average. It is 17% 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 49.3 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 19.7 miles away from Whitefish center
On 3/22/2006 at 17:24:32, a magnitude 4.3 (3.6 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.2 ML, Depth: 5.1 mi) earthquake occurred 48.7 miles away from the city 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 20.0 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 46.1 miles away from Whitefish 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 39.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), 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: 3, Storms: 3, Snows: 2, Landslide: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 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/medical centers in Whitefish:

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

Political contributions by individuals in Whitefish, MT

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: 11,744)
  • North Idaho College (about 125 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; FT enrollment: 3,090)
  • Spokane Community College (about 149 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 4,944)
  • Whitworth University (about 150 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 2,381)
  • Gonzaga University (about 152 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 5,437)
  • Spokane Falls Community College (about 153 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 4,852)
  • Eastern Washington University (about 164 miles; Cheney, WA; FT enrollment: 9,533)

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
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AQI  CO  Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 34.2. This is about average.
City:

34.2
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.510. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 13.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.510
U.S.:

0.334
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 24.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

24.8
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 20.6. This is about average. There were 23 monitors within city limits.
City:

20.6
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.80. This is about average. There were 13 monitors within city limits.
City:

9.80
U.S.:

9.59

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

FOREST ACRES TR PK WHITEFISH (Population served: 390, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-15-2003), 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 (JAN-27-2004)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-2004 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-04-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-04-2005)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-01-1993 and NOV-25-1996, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-25-1996), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-25-1996)
PTARMIGAN VILLAGE INC (Population served: 350, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-2004 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-04-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-04-2005)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
FLATHEAD CO WATER DISTRICT NO 8 (Population served: 350, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-22-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-22-2002), St Compliance achieved (DEC-06-2002), St Public Notif received (DEC-06-2002)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-1997, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In OCT-1997, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUL-1997, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-1997 and DEC-2000, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-31-2000), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2000), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-31-2000)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 25 regular monitoring violations
COUNTRY LAKE HOMES WHITEFISH (Population served: 260, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (DEC-18-2004), St Public Notif requested (DEC-19-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-19-2004), St Compliance achieved (MAY-13-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (JUN-26-2001), St Public Notif requested (JUN-26-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-26-2001), St Public Notif received (JUL-12-2001), St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2001)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-1998, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In OCT-1997, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
IRON HORSE HOMEOWNERS ASSOC (Population served: 240, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 21 regular monitoring violations
HAPPY VALLEY WATER DIST B KSPL (Population served: 207, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-13-2006), St Boil Water Order (JAN-13-2006), St Public Notif requested (JAN-13-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-13-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-01-2005), St Boil Water Order (NOV-01-2005), St Public Notif requested (NOV-01-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-01-2005), St Compliance achieved (JAN-05-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-16-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-16-2000), St Public Notif received (SEP-29-2000), St Compliance achieved (DEC-12-2000)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2005 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-16-2005)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2004 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-29-2004)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and SEP-12-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (JUN-15-2000), Fed Compliance achieved (SEP-12-2000)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-01-1999 and MAR-01-2001, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-01-2001), St Other (MAR-01-2001)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-1997 and DEC-2000, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (DEC-31-2000), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2000), St Other (DEC-31-2000)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 92 regular monitoring violations
  • 2 other older monitoring violations
SUMMIT HOUSE RESTAURANT (Population served: 175, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-1998, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
WHITEFISH KOA (Population served: 125, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-04-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-04-2001), St Compliance achieved (FEB-14-2002)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Whitefish, MT

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 compared to Montana state average:

Whitefish, Montana environmental map by EPA

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


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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%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results



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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 40.00%
Here40.0%
USA50.2%

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 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$2,856$34,2720$0
Other Government Administration 14$57,121$48,9611$759
Judicial and Legal 4$17,260$51,7801$2,117
Police Protection - Officers 14$53,971$46,2613$2,628
Police - Other 5$14,854$35,6502$580
Firefighters 10$47,298$56,7582$2,369
Streets and Highways 13$47,960$44,2711$270
Sewerage 2$9,463$56,7780$0
Parks and Recreation 5$15,580$37,39214$8,066
Water Supply 12$47,311$47,3112$4,266
Other and Unallocable 1$2,506$30,0721$806
Totals for Government 81$316,180$46,84127$21,861

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

  • Construction - Parks & Recreation: $1,103,000 ($170.74)
    Regular Highways: $100,000 ($15.48)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,529,000 ($236.69)
    Water Utilities: $1,320,000 ($204.33)
    Sewerage: $1,135,000 ($175.70)
    Regular Highways: $981,000 ($151.86)
    Parks & Recreation: $640,000 ($99.07)
    Fire Protection: $504,000 ($78.02)
    Health Services - Other: $483,000 ($74.77)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $424,000 ($65.63)
    Solid Waste Management: $356,000 ($55.11)
    Housing & Community Development: $307,000 ($47.52)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $301,000 ($46.59)
    Financial Administration: $126,000 ($19.50)
    General - Other: $125,000 ($19.35)
    Libraries: $34,000 ($5.26)
    Transit Utilities: $10,000 ($1.55)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $452,000 ($69.97)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $228,000 ($35.29)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Financial Administration: $2,191,000 ($339.16)
    General - Other: $125,000 ($19.35)
    Health - Other: $27,000 ($4.18)
    Police Protection: $27,000 ($4.18)
    Fire Protection: $21,000 ($3.25)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,495,000 ($541.02)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $345,000 ($53.41)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,725,000 ($267.03)
    All Other: $690,000 ($106.81)
    Solid Waste Management: $245,000 ($37.93)
    Parks & Recreation: $185,000 ($28.64)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $201,000 ($31.11)
    All Other: $54,000 ($8.36)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $10,000 ($1.55)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,917,000 ($296.75)
    Special Assessments: $727,000 ($112.54)
    Interest Earnings: $99,000 ($15.33)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,836,000 ($284.21)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $771,000 ($119.35)
    Highways: $124,000 ($19.20)
    All Other: $44,000 ($6.81)
  • Tax - Property: $2,348,000 ($363.47)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,206,000 ($186.69)
    NEC: $569,000 ($88.08)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $5,756,000 ($891.02)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $7,530,000 ($1165.63)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $1,500,000 ($232.20)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $9,030,000 ($1397.83)
    Water Utilities: $5,600,000 ($866.87)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $156,000 ($24.15)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $3,334,000 ($516.10)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $7,354,000 ($1138.39)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $936,000 ($144.89)

8.05% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($40,971 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.05%
Montana average:

8.25%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($252 average AGI)
Flathead County:

0.08%
Montana average:

0.11%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Missoula County, MT  0.42% ($28,785 average AGI)
from Lake County, MT  0.35% ($38,315)
from Lincoln County, MT  0.31% ($29,122)


6.22% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,000 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.22%
Montana average:

7.69%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($327 average AGI)
Flathead County:

0.06%
Montana average:

0.08%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Missoula County, MT  0.49% ($20,621 average AGI)
to Gallatin County, MT  0.25% ($21,000)
to Lincoln County, MT  0.22% ($25,971)

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: 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

Whitefish fatal accident list:

Nov 12, 2006 09:15 AM, 13th St E, Columbia Ave, Lat: 48.399989, Lon: -114.332550, 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
Dairy Queen1Subway1
FedEx4Super 81
GNC1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS3
Kincaid1Vans2
Lane Furniture1Vons1
MasterBrand Cabinets2Walgreens1
McDonald's1Wendy's1
New Balance1
Browse common businesses in Whitefish, MT

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