Flathead County, Montana (MT)

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County population in 2012: 91,633 (49% urban, 51% rural); it was 74,471 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 17,740
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 8,797
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 21,682
Renter-occupied apartments: 10,967 (it was 7,906 in 2000)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

32%

Land area: 5098 sq. mi.

Water area: 158.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 18 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Flathead County: 90.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (27.1%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (13.0%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (11.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 64%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 32%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Flathead County, Montana:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (94.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.8%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (1.0%)
  • Asian alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  41.0 years
Montana median age:  39.0 years
Males: 45,276  (40.6%)
Females: 45,652  (59.4%)

Flathead County,MT real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Flathead County:

2.0 people
Montana:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $47,802 ($34,466 in 1999)

This county:

$47802
Montana:

$46972

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $657 (lower quartile is $439, upper quartile is $874)
This county:

$657
State:

$600


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $233,800 (it was $118,600 in 2000)
Flathead:

$233,800
Montana:

$190,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $157,200 - $330,000

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $333,039
Here:

$333,039
State:

$262,981

Townhouses or other attached units: $231,252
Here:

$231,252
State:

$198,383

In 2-unit structures: $421,113
Here:

$421,113
State:

$201,996

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $400,478
Here:

$400,478
State:

$231,885

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $263,836
Here:

$263,836
State:

$151,799

Mobile homes: $92,938
Here:

$92,938
State:

$84,157

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $34,024
Here:

$34,024
State:

$110,871
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,308
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $354

Institutionalized population: 586
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Health of residents in Flathead County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2009:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.6. This is about average.
79.8% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
50.0% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
99.7% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
64.7% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 195 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 155 pounds. This is about average.


Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 389 buildings, average cost: $164,200
  • 2007: 278 buildings, average cost: $182,000
  • 2008: 189 buildings, average cost: $216,800
  • 2009: 78 buildings, average cost: $212,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,083 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,749 (0.8%)

Flathead County household income distribution in 2009 Flathead County home values distribution Flathead County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 18.3%
(16.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.1% for Black residents, 20.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.4% for American Indian residents, 75.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 21.9% for other race residents, 22.3% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 18.3%
Flathead County:

18.3%
Montana:

16.5%
(16.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.1% for Black residents, 19.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.7% for American Indian residents, 75.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 22.2% for other race residents, 25.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 41 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 18 years old, American Indian residents: 21 years old, Asian residents: 33 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29 years old, Other race residents: 27 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Flathead County is $461 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $579 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $819 a month.

Cities in this county include: Kalispell, Creston-Bigfork, Evergreen, Whitefish, Bad Rock-Columbia Heights, Lower Valley-Somers, Columbia Falls, South Fork, Lakeside, Bigfork.

Flathead County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2005 air pollution in Flathead County:

Carbon Monoxide: 3 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.063 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Significantly below U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.057 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Significantly below U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 26 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour: 104 µg/m3(standard limit: 150 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 9.7 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour: 22 µg/m3(standard limit: 35 µg/m3). Below U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Flathead County: Bowman Creek Campground (A), Whitefish Lake State Park Campground (B), Fish Creek Campground (C), Bowman Lake Campground (D), Glacier Mountain Shadows RV Park (E), Columbia Falls RV Resort (F), Glacier Peaks RV Park (G), LaSalle RV Park and Campground (H), Half-Way Motel Campground (I), Stanton Creek Lodge Campground (J), Greenwood Village Campground (K), Lake Blaine Resort Campground (L), Dog Creek Campground (M), Avalanche Campground (N), Boisvert Camp (O), Strawberry Lake Forest Service Station (P), Walton Sportsmans Access (Q), Black Bear Forest Service (R), Riverside Boat Landing (S), Grizzly (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Flathead County include: Shining Mountains Church of Religious Science (A), Country Way Church of God (B), Jehovahs Witnesses (C), Glacier Church (D), Grace Bible Fellowship (E), Northwest Missionary Baptist Church (F), Immaculate Conception Chapel (G), Kalispell Christian Church (H), First Church of the Nazarene (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bethel Cemetery (1), Demersville Cemetery (2), Bigfork Community Cemetery (3), Bethany Lutheran Cemetery (4), Lonepine Cemetery (5), Creston Cemetery (6), Spring Creek Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Ole Lake (A), Johns Lake (B), Lower Stillwater Lake (C), Herrig Lake (D), Hidden Lakes (E), Pocket Lake (F), Lupine Lake (G), Blackfoot Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Granger Creek (A), Deerlick Creek (B), Flat Creek (C), Tepee Creek (D), Ada Creek (E), Addition Creek (F), Advent Creek (G), Aeneas Creek (H), Akinkoka Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Flathead County include: Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park (1), Herron Park (2), Bad Rock Canyon Historical Marker (3), Surrounded by Wilderness Historical Marker (4), Whitefish Lake State Park (5), Sunset Park (6), Grand View Park (7), Armory Park (8), Berne Memorial Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beach: Long Beach (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Glacier County , Lake County , Lewis and Clark County , Lincoln County , Missoula County , Pondera County , Powell County , Sanders County , Teton County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.7%
Montana:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 2,223
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 22.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,585 (55% naturalized citizens)

Flathead County:

2.1%
Whole state:

1.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 236
  • 1990 to 1994: 207
  • 1985 to 1989: 177
  • 1980 to 1984: 87
  • 1975 to 1979: 68
  • 1970 to 1974: 68
  • 1970 to 1974: 69
  • 1965 to 1969: 673

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 96.8%

Flathead County marital status for males Flathead County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Flathead County with a mortgage: 10,081 (1,060 second mortgage, 991 home equity loan, 14 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,999

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Flathead County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant15,54483
Catholic4,9336
Mainline Protestant4,59417
Other4,37020
Black Protestant151
None61,472-
Flathead County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 15
Flathead County:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This 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.
Montana:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 97
This county:

11.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

10.38 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Flathead County:

5.8%
Montana:

7.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Flathead County:

20.0%
State:

23.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

8.4%
State:

10.7%

Agriculture in Flathead County:

Average size of farms: 218 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $28,384
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $237.81
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 19.65%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 36.51%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $25,988
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 34.69%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 34.68%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $42,663
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.98%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 6.31
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 5.56%
All wheat for grain: 23874 harvested acres
Vegetables: 43 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 111 acres

Earthquake activity:

Flathead County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Montana state average. It is 66% 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 310.0 miles away from Flathead County 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 290.9 miles away from the county 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 386.6 miles away from the county 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 392.9 miles away from the county 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 377.9 miles away from Flathead County 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 215.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent 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

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Canada (34%)
  • Germany (10%)
  • United Kingdom (9%)
  • Russia (7%)
  • Mexico (5%)
  • Korea (5%)
  • Other Northern Europe (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Flathead County (%):

  • German (22%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • Norwegian (11%)
  • English (10%)
  • United States or American (9%)
  • French (except Basque) (3%)
  • Italian (3%)

Flathead County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 26,229 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 4,139 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 114 (0%)
  • Railroad: 4 (0%)
  • Taxi: 18 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 14 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 201 (1%)
  • Walked: 1,373 (4%)
  • Other means: 232 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,721 (5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Flathead County, Montana in 2000:

  • 651 people in nursing homes
  • 157 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 95 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 81 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 59 people in other group homes
  • 32 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 22 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 20 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 10 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 8 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 5 people in religious group quarters
  • 4 people in other nonhousehold living situations

People in group quarters in Flathead County, Montana in 2010:

  • 452 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 192 people in college/university student housing
  • 83 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 76 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 69 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 57 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 36 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 13 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 5 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 4 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 4 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $47,536.

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%

1.69% relocated from other counties in Montana ($9,733 average AGI)
4.01% relocated from other states ($31,831 average AGI)
Flathead County:

4.01%
Montana average:

3.82%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


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)
from Lake County, MT  0.15% ($34,623)
from King County, WA  0.15% ($84,981)
from Cascade County, MT  0.13% ($42,178)
from Yellowstone County, MT  0.12% ($27,585)


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%

2.00% relocated to other counties in Montana ($9,244 average AGI)
3.75% relocated to other states ($22,891 average AGI)
Flathead County:

3.75%
Montana average:

3.69%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


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)
to Lincoln County, MT  0.18% ($29,262)
to Cascade County, MT  0.17% ($30,228)
to King County, WA  0.13% ($31,778)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.12% ($38,786)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.0

Births per 1000 population in Flathead County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 8.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Flathead County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Flathead County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 12,638 (10,767 aged, 1,871 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.46
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 10166.59
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 214.240
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 34319.17

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1303.320
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 934.210
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 9.62

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 61.25
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 105.8

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 26.45
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 227.1. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 153.2
  • Poisoning - 50.5
  • Other - 23.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 89,936

Size of family households: 12,517 2-persons, 5,058 3-persons, 4,175 4-persons, 1,907 5-persons, 743 6-persons, 417 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 10,204 1-person, 2,085 2-persons, 272 3-persons, 86 4-persons, 33 5-persons, 6 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

14,090 married couples with children.
3,969 single-parent households (1,180 men, 2,789 women).

96.5% of residents of Flathead County speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (85% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (64% speak English very well, 34% speak English well, 1% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (87% speak English very well, 13% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $447,681,000 ($5512 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $30,770,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $219,995,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $61,313,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $954,000
Federal grants: $88,105,000
Federal procurement contracts: $30,784,000 ($9,187,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $46,530,000 ($5,947,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $10,142,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $52,621,000
Federal Government insurance: $45,201,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 5,066
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

62 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,798
Here:

46 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +183
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+2 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +7,385
Here:

+89 per 1000 residents
State:

+20 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Flathead County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 6.22 millions of gallons per day (66% from ground, 34% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 551
  • 2000 to 2004: 11,714
  • 1990 to 1999: 7,990
  • 1980 to 1989: 6,465
  • 1970 to 1979: 8,062
  • 1960 to 1969: 2,894
  • 1950 to 1959: 2,632
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,548
  • 1939 or earlier: 5,170
Rooms in houses/apartments in Flathead County, Montana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 110
  • 2 rooms: 334
  • 3 rooms: 918
  • 4 rooms: 2,802
  • 5 rooms: 5,046
  • 6 rooms: 4,291
  • 7 rooms: 3,342
  • 8 rooms: 2,301
  • 9+ rooms: 2,538
  • 1 room: 295
  • 2 rooms: 904
  • 3 rooms: 1,548
  • 4 rooms: 2,219
  • 5 rooms: 1,463
  • 6 rooms: 724
  • 7 rooms: 355
  • 8 rooms: 193
  • 9+ rooms: 205
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Flathead County, Montana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 145
  • 1 bedroom: 1,053
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,123
  • 3 bedrooms: 10,468
  • 4 bedrooms: 3,802
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,091
  • no bedroom: 329
  • 1 bedroom: 2,205
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,030
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,872
  • 4 bedrooms: 355
  • 5+ bedrooms: 115
Cars and other vehicles available in Flathead County, Montana in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 508
  • 1 vehicle: 4,521
  • 2 vehicles: 9,986
  • 3 vehicles: 4,600
  • 4 vehicles: 1,486
  • 5+ vehicles: 581
  • no vehicle: 844
  • 1 vehicle: 3,675
  • 2 vehicles: 2,533
  • 3 vehicles: 650
  • 4 vehicles: 169
  • 5+ vehicles: 35

53% of Flathead County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 53% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 28% lived in Montana.

Flathead County:

52.8%
State average:

54.0%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $114,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Flathead County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (51.3%)
  • Electricity (22.3%)
  • Wood (13.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.9%)
  • Utility gas (44.0%)
  • Electricity (40.3%)
  • Wood (8.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.8%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 927
Here:

10.1%
Montana:

7.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 241
Here:

5.1%
Montana:

6.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 232
Here:

11.9%
Montana:

11.5%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Flathead County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,230,000
    General - Other: $538,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $7,911,000
    Regular Highways: $5,485,000
    Air Transportation: $4,837,000
    Health - Other: $4,812,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,233,000
    Financial Administration: $2,402,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,248,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,984,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,869,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,557,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,529,000
    Libraries: $1,244,000
    General - Other: $1,090,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $985,000
    Correctional Institutions: $492,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $165,000
    Housing and Community Development: $154,000
    Corrections - Other: $122,000
    Local Fire Protection: $73,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $269,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $8,864,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Natural Resources - Other: $403,000
    Police Protection: $92,000
    General Public Building: $84,000
    Health - Other: $80,000
    Central Staff Services: $35,000
    Parks and Recreation: $25,000
    General - Other: $17,000
    Financial Administration: $13,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $17,544,000

Flathead County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $5,704,000
    All Other: $4,833,000
    Air Transportation: $3,236,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $675,000
    Parks and Recreation: $261,000
    Regular Highways: $16,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,545,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,489,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,431,000
    Highways: $872,000
    Housing and Community Development: $33,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,069,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $882,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $346,000
    Sale of Property: $18,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,380,000
    Highways: $1,595,000
    All Other: $554,000
    Health and Hospitals: $225,000
    Public Welfare: $3,000
  • Tax - Property: $30,461,000
    Other License: $353,000

Flathead County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,943,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,574,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,369,000

Flathead County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,159,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $28,601,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $585,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Flathead County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Flathead County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Flathead County, MT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John37275.5 years
James33371.2 years
Robert32471.4 years
William29775.3 years
Mary24679.2 years
Charles23475.8 years
George20776.7 years
Helen17281.5 years
Dorothy15580.5 years
Ruth15281.0 years
Most common last names in Flathead County, MT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson19278.0 years
Smith14174.5 years
Anderson11477.3 years
Nelson9877.3 years
Brown7675.3 years
Jones7375.6 years
Miller7176.6 years
Olson6477.8 years
Peterson6377.7 years
Hanson6275.8 years
Businesses in Flathead County, MT
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware4Lowe's1
Albertsons1MasterBrand Cabinets14
Applebee's1Maurices1
Arby's1McDonald's4
Baskin-Robbins1Motel 61
Bath & Body Works1New Balance5
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nike5
Best Western2Nissan1
Big O Tires1OfficeMax1
Budget Car Rental3Papa John's Pizza1
Burger King2Payless2
Carson Pirie Scott1Pier 1 Imports1
Chevrolet2Pizza Hut2
Cold Stone Creamery1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Comfort Inn1RadioShack2
Costco1Safeway1
Curves2Sears1
Dairy Queen5Staples1
Econo Lodge1Starbucks2
Famous Footwear1Subaru1
FedEx14Subway5
Ford2Super 83
GNC2T.J.Maxx1
GameStop1Taco Bell1
H&R Block3Target1
Holiday Inn1The Athlete's Foot1
Home Depot1The Room Place1
Honda1Toyota1
IHOP1Travelodge1
JCPenney1True Value4
Jones New York1U-Haul6
Kincaid1UPS18
Kmart1Vans3
Kroger2Verizon Wireless2
La Quinta1Volkswagen1
La-Z-Boy1Vons1
Lane Furniture4Walgreens1
LensCrafters1Walmart1
Little Caesars Pizza2Wendy's3

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