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Flathead County, Montana (MT)

County population in 2019: 103,806 (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: 20 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Flathead County: 89.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (22.2%), Retail trade (14.8%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (10.7%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (10.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 80%
  • Government: 12%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 7%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Flathead County, MT (2019)
    • 92,51892.5%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2,9252.9%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1,8511.9%Two or more races
    • 1,4441.4%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 7260.7%Asian alone
    • 3470.3%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1610.2%Some other race alone
    • 490.05%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

42.4 years
Montana median age:

40.5 years
Males: 52,226  (50.3%)
Females: 51,580  (49.7%)
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Average household size:
Flathead County:

2.0 people
Montana:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $62,588 ($34,466 in 1999)
This county:

$62,588
Montana:

$57,153

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $798 (lower quartile is $563, upper quartile is $986)
This county:

$798
State:

$735


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $306,500 (it was $118,600 in 2000)
Flathead:

$306,500
Montana:

$253,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $218,300 - $443,100

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $407,326
Here:

$407,326
State:

$329,235

Townhouses or other attached units: $276,280
Here:

$276,280
State:

$267,466

In 2-unit structures: $294,247
Here:

$294,247
State:

$246,399

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $295,133
Here:

$295,133
State:

$292,546

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $216,298
Here:

$216,298
State:

$200,837

Mobile homes: $149,944
Here:

$149,944
State:

$92,717

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $153,319
Here:

$153,319
State:

$24,567

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,618
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $456

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 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.6. This is about average.
79.2% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
49.0% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
77.6% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is about average.
62.8% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 195 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 155 pounds. This is less than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 194 buildings, average cost: $107,800
  • 1998: 153 buildings, average cost: $115,900
  • 1999: 213 buildings, average cost: $116,900
  • 2000: 188 buildings, average cost: $124,900
  • 2001: 221 buildings, average cost: $192,300
  • 2002: 296 buildings, average cost: $157,200
  • 2003: 333 buildings, average cost: $176,800
  • 2004: 389 buildings, average cost: $164,200
  • 2005: 511 buildings, average cost: $185,900
  • 2006: 422 buildings, average cost: $230,200
  • 2007: 278 buildings, average cost: $182,000
  • 2008: 189 buildings, average cost: $216,800
  • 2009: 78 buildings, average cost: $212,800
  • 2010: 85 buildings, average cost: $222,200
  • 2011: 88 buildings, average cost: $267,000
  • 2012: 105 buildings, average cost: $305,600
  • 2013: 197 buildings, average cost: $273,300
  • 2014: 180 buildings, average cost: $378,200
  • 2015: 149 buildings, average cost: $304,700
  • 2016: 187 buildings, average cost: $247,700
  • 2017: 224 buildings, average cost: $256,100
  • 2018: 234 buildings, average cost: $293,000
  • 2019: 285 buildings, average cost: $344,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Flathead, MT residents
Average permit cost in Flathead, MT
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,536 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,091 (0.8%)

Distribution of median household income in Flathead, MT in 2019
Distribution of house value in Flathead, MT in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Flathead, MT in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 7.8%
Flathead County:

7.8%
Montana:

12.6%
(7.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 5.1% for Black residents, 9.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.6% for American Indian residents, 4.8% for other race residents, 18.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 42.4 years old
(Males: 41.2 years old, Females: 44.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43.4 years old, Black residents: 31.6 years old, American Indian residents: 35.8 years old, Asian residents: 30.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 36.2 years old, Other race residents: 45.6 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

2018 air pollution in Flathead County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.025 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 24.4 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 10.3 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Flathead County: Bluebird Cabin (A), Lyons Spring Campground (B), Barren Creek Boat Ramp (C), Big Creek Cabin (D), Libby Fisheries Station (E), Turner Mountain Ski Area (F), Wolf Prairie (G), Twin Meadows (H), Tamarack (I), Riverview (J), Rock Creek (K), Little Joe (L), Libby (M), McGillivray Campground (N), Cripple Horse Marina (O), Souse Gulch Picnic Area (P), Peck Gulch Campground (Q), Raven Work Center (R), Timberlane Campground (S), Ross Creek Campground (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Churches in Flathead County include: Assembly of God Church (A), Christian and Missionary Alliance (B), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (C), Church of the Nazarene (D), First Presbyterian Church (E), Seventh Day Adventist Church (F), Church of Christ (G), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Troy Cemetery (1), Eureka Cemetery (2), Larchwood Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Black Lake (A), Moose Lake (B), Hidden Lake (C), Alkali Lake (D), Big Therriault Lake (E), Rainbow Lake (F), Black Lake (G), Madden Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Zulu Creek (A), Alder Creek (B), Alexander Creek (C), Arbo Creek (D), Ariana Creek (E), Aster Creek (F), Backus Creek (G), Baldy Creek (H), Baree Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Flathead County include: Ross Creek Picnic Area (1), Northwest Peak Scenic Area (2), Tobacco Plains Historical Marker (3), Kootenai River Historical Marker (4), Airfield Park (5), Ten Lakes Scenic Area (6), Ross Creek Natural Area (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Island County, Washington , Liberty County , Lincoln County , Whatcom County, Washington .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.4%
Montana:

4.3%

Unemployment by year in Flathead, MT
County total employment by year in Flathead, MT
County average yearly wages by year in Flathead, MT

Current college students: 2,223
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 96.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 35.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 3,349 (56.4% naturalized citizens)

Flathead County:

3.2%
Whole state:

2.3%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 5222010 or later
  • 4522000 to 2009
  • 5001990 to 1999
  • 2641980 to 1989
  • 1361970 to 1979
  • 742Before 1970

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:

  • One, detached: 33,778
  • One, attached: 2,880
  • Two: 182
  • 3 or 4: 3,155
  • 5 to 9: 1,004
  • 10 to 19: 1,381
  • 20 to 49: 500
  • 50 or more: 924
  • Mobile homes: 5,618
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 105

Housing units in Flathead County with a mortgage: 19,032 (627 second mortgage, 1,467 home equity loan, 257 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 12,422

Here:

61.3% with mortgage
State:

55.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Flathead County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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 significantly above Montana state average. It is 720% 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 3/31/2020 at 23:52:30, a magnitude 6.5 (6.5 MW, Depth: 7.5 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 265.8 miles away from the county center
On 7/6/2017 at 06:30:17, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 7.6 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 125.8 miles away from the county center
On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 386.6 miles away from Flathead 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) earthquake occurred 392.9 miles away from the county center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Montana Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4508, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Montana Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: April 04, 2011 to July 22, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1996: June 17, 2011, FEMA Id: 1996, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Montana Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3253: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3253, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Montana Flathead Fire Zone, Incident Period: August 21, 2003 to September 10, 2003, Fire Management Assistance Declared: August 21, 2003, FEMA Id: 2494, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Montana Robert Fire, Incident Period: July 23, 2003 to August 21, 2003, Fire Management Assistance Declared: July 25, 2003, FEMA Id: 2484, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Montana Wedge Canyon Fire, Incident Period: July 21, 2003 to August 21, 2003, Fire Management Assistance Declared: July 25, 2003, FEMA Id: 2485, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Montana Northwest Zone 1 Fire Complex, Incident Period: August 14, 2000, Fire Management Assistance Declared: August 14, 2000, FEMA Id: 2320, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Montana Wildfires, Incident Period: July 13, 2000 to September 25, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1340: August 30, 2000, FEMA Id: 1340, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Montana Severe Storms, Ice Jams, Snowmelt, Flooding, Extreme Soil Saturation, Incident Period: March 01, 1997 to August 06, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1183: July 25, 1997, FEMA Id: 1183, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Snow
  • Montana Flooding, Incident Period: March 01, 1996 to June 05, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1113: May 16, 1996, FEMA Id: 1113, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • 2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Flathead County (12) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 5, Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Snows: 2, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Flathead

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 38,380 (80.4%)
  • Carpooled: 3,120 (6.5%)
  • Bus: 293 (0.6%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 482 (1.0%)
  • Bicycle: 300 (0.6%)
  • Walked: 1,298 (2.7%)
  • Worked at home: 3,854 (8.1%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Management occupations (17%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Canada (19%)
  • Ukraine (9%)
  • Philippines (7%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • Russia (4%)
  • Romania (4%)
  • Mexico (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Flathead County


  • German (20%)
  • English (10%)
  • Norwegian (9%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • American (7%)
  • European (6%)
  • Italian (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 $61,564.

6.82% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($70,646 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.82%
Montana average:

7.25%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.16% relocated from other counties in Montana ($14,763 average AGI)
4.66% relocated from other states ($55,883 average AGI)
Flathead County:

4.66%
Montana average:

4.15%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Missoula County, MT  0.37% ($39,858 average AGI)
from Lake County, MT  0.31% ($43,285)
from Gallatin County, MT  0.22% ($41,674)
from Lincoln County, MT  0.19% ($40,284)
from Cascade County, MT  0.16% ($50,108)
from King County, WA  0.15% ($86,483)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.14% ($69,582)


5.14% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($45,828 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.14%
Montana average:

6.77%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
1.81% relocated to other counties in Montana ($13,243 average AGI)
3.34% relocated to other states ($32,585 average AGI)
Flathead County:

3.34%
Montana average:

3.66%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Missoula County, MT  0.47% ($27,745 average AGI)
to Lake County, MT  0.29% ($49,777)
to Gallatin County, MT  0.20% ($35,385)
to Lincoln County, MT  0.17% ($40,197)
to Yellowstone County, MT  0.11% ($45,643)
to King County, WA  0.10% ($61,103)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.09% ($54,057)

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 2019: 8.7

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 population in Flathead County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 9.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 5.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Flathead County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Flathead County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Flathead County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Flathead County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Flathead County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Flathead County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 13,864 (11,711 aged, 2,153 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,592 (12%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Flathead County, Montana in 1999 - 2019:

  • Unspecified dementia (1,073)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (957)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (934)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (879)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (607)
  • Congestive heart failure (551)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (523)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (515)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (364)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (288)

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: 10,167
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 214
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 34,319

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,303
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 934
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 10

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 61
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 106

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 26
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: 103,806
  • Male householders: 22,034 (4,954 living alone), Female householders: 18,647 (5,121 living alone)
  • 24,290 spouses (24,186 opposite-sex spouses), 2,704 unmarried partners, (2,704 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 26,786 children (24,850 natural, 684 adopted, 1,252 stepchildren), 2,362 grandchildren, 1,139 brothers or sisters, 1,083 parents, 109 foster children, 1,479 other relatives, 1,924 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 1,249

Size of family households: 17,438 2-persons, 4,576 3-persons, 3,737 4-persons, 2,175 5-persons, 452 6-persons, 469 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 10,075 1-person, 1,557 2-persons, 171 3-persons, 31 4-persons.

15,093 married couples with children.
4,379 single-parent households (1,385 men, 2,994 women).

96.3% of residents of Flathead speak English at home.
1.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (81% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (76% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 7% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (91% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $447,681,000 ($5,512 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:

6.2
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.2

Year house built in Flathead County, Montana
  • Year house built in Flathead County, Montana
  • 2,9482014 or later
  • 1,8842010 to 2013
  • 10,6362000 to 2009
  • 7,9101990 to 1999
  • 7,5351980 to 1989
  • 9,4411970 to 1979
  • 2,0711960 to 1969
  • 1,9071950 to 1959
  • 1,2061940 to 1949
  • 3,9891939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Flathead County, Montana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Flathead County, Montana
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Flathead County, Montana
  • 1651 room
  • 2512 rooms
  • 6933 rooms
  • 3,4004 rooms
  • 5,9835 rooms
  • 7,2656 rooms
  • 4,9737 rooms
  • 2,4228 rooms
  • 6,3029+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Flathead County, Montana
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Flathead County, Montana
  • 2021 room
  • 1,6772 rooms
  • 1,6413 rooms
  • 1,1534 rooms
  • 2,3705 rooms
  • 8776 rooms
  • 2027 rooms
  • 5978 rooms
  • 5089+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Flathead County, Montana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Flathead County, Montana
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Flathead County, Montana
  • 178no bedroom
  • 6811 bedroom
  • 7,1402 bedrooms
  • 15,1903 bedrooms
  • 6,6944 bedrooms
  • 1,5715+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Flathead County, Montana
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Flathead County, Montana
  • 202no bedroom
  • 2,4171 bedroom
  • 3,4892 bedrooms
  • 2,6843 bedrooms
  • 3504 bedrooms
  • 855+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Flathead County, Montana in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Flathead County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Flathead County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 239no vehicle
  • 6,1431 vehicle
  • 13,5112 vehicles
  • 7,2633 vehicles
  • 2,6124 vehicles
  • 1,6865+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Flathead County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Flathead County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 677no vehicle
  • 3,7231 vehicle
  • 3,4452 vehicles
  • 9013 vehicles
  • 3874 vehicles
  • 945+ vehicles

86.7% of Flathead County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 35% lived in Montana.

Flathead County:

86.7%
State average:

84.1%

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

  • This state: 48,352
  • Other state: 51,226
  • Northeast: 2,951
  • Midwest: 15,471
  • South: 5,410
  • West: 27,394
Year householders moved into unit in Flathead County, MT
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Flathead County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 44.8%Utility gas
  • 32.7%Electricity
  • 10.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 9.6%Wood
  • 1.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%Other fuel
  • 0.1%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 61.3%Electricity
  • 19.8%Utility gas
  • 11.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.3%Wood
  • 2.8%Other fuel
  • 1.3%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,400
Here:

22.8%
Montana:

12.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 340
Here:

7.1%
Montana:

10.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 46
Here:

1.9%
Montana:

9.2%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Flathead County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,044,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $7,730,000
    Other: $7,383,000
    Air Transportation: $5,279,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $928,000
    Regular Highways: $227,000
    Parks and Recreation: $159,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,957,000
    Correctional Institutions: $202,000
    General - Other: $122,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $13,374,000
    General - Other: $12,781,000
    Health - Other: $11,392,000
    Central Staff Services: $9,985,000
    Regular Highways: $7,707,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,193,000
    Air Transportation: $4,358,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,486,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $2,647,000
    Libraries: $2,158,000
    Transit Utilities: $2,016,000
    Financial Administration: $1,925,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,483,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,133,000
    Local Fire Protection: $871,000
    Parks and Recreation: $785,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $300,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $167,000
    Correctional Institutions: $144,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $3,515,000
    Other: $3,499,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,480,000
    Highways: $885,000
    Transit Utilities: $786,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $367,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $15,296,000
    Other - General - Other: $1,649,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,119,000
    Highways: $52,000
    Health and Hospitals: $10,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,350,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,567,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $784,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,634,000
    Interest Earnings: $961,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $672,000
    Special Assessments: $644,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $640,000
    Rents: $353,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,688,000
    Solid Waste Management: $996,000
    Police Protection: $702,000
    General Public Building: $607,000
    General - Other: $176,000
    Correctional Institutions: $151,000
    Transit Utilities: $128,000
    Health - Other: $124,000
    Libraries: $106,000
    Central Staff Services: $24,000
    Parks and Recreation: $16,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $12,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $62,368,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $105,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,390,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,443,000
    Other: $1,220,000
    Highways: $761,000
    Public Welfare: $319,000
    Health and Hospitals: $282,000
  • Tax - Property: $51,609,000
    Other License: $220,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $51,000
    Amusements License: $44,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $15,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $27,520,000

Flathead County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,044,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $7,730,000
    Other: $7,383,000
    Air Transportation: $5,279,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $928,000
    Regular Highways: $227,000
    Parks and Recreation: $159,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,957,000
    Correctional Institutions: $202,000
    General - Other: $122,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $13,374,000
    General - Other: $12,781,000
    Health - Other: $11,392,000
    Central Staff Services: $9,985,000
    Regular Highways: $7,707,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,193,000
    Air Transportation: $4,358,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,486,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $2,647,000
    Libraries: $2,158,000
    Transit Utilities: $2,016,000
    Financial Administration: $1,925,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,483,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,133,000
    Local Fire Protection: $871,000
    Parks and Recreation: $785,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $300,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $167,000
    Correctional Institutions: $144,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $3,515,000
    Other: $3,499,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,480,000
    Highways: $885,000
    Transit Utilities: $786,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $367,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $15,296,000
    Other - General - Other: $1,649,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,119,000
    Highways: $52,000
    Health and Hospitals: $10,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,350,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,567,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $784,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,634,000
    Interest Earnings: $961,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $672,000
    Special Assessments: $644,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $640,000
    Rents: $353,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,688,000
    Solid Waste Management: $996,000
    Police Protection: $702,000
    General Public Building: $607,000
    General - Other: $176,000
    Correctional Institutions: $151,000
    Transit Utilities: $128,000
    Health - Other: $124,000
    Libraries: $106,000
    Central Staff Services: $24,000
    Parks and Recreation: $16,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $12,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $62,368,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $105,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,390,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,443,000
    Other: $1,220,000
    Highways: $761,000
    Public Welfare: $319,000
    Health and Hospitals: $282,000
  • Tax - Property: $51,609,000
    Other License: $220,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $51,000
    Amusements License: $44,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $15,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $27,520,000

Flathead County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,044,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $7,730,000
    Other: $7,383,000
    Air Transportation: $5,279,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $928,000
    Regular Highways: $227,000
    Parks and Recreation: $159,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,957,000
    Correctional Institutions: $202,000
    General - Other: $122,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $13,374,000
    General - Other: $12,781,000
    Health - Other: $11,392,000
    Central Staff Services: $9,985,000
    Regular Highways: $7,707,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,193,000
    Air Transportation: $4,358,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,486,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $2,647,000
    Libraries: $2,158,000
    Transit Utilities: $2,016,000
    Financial Administration: $1,925,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,483,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,133,000
    Local Fire Protection: $871,000
    Parks and Recreation: $785,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $300,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $167,000
    Correctional Institutions: $144,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $3,515,000
    Other: $3,499,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,480,000
    Highways: $885,000
    Transit Utilities: $786,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $367,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $15,296,000
    Other - General - Other: $1,649,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,119,000
    Highways: $52,000
    Health and Hospitals: $10,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,350,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,567,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $784,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,634,000
    Interest Earnings: $961,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $672,000
    Special Assessments: $644,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $640,000
    Rents: $353,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,688,000
    Solid Waste Management: $996,000
    Police Protection: $702,000
    General Public Building: $607,000
    General - Other: $176,000
    Correctional Institutions: $151,000
    Transit Utilities: $128,000
    Health - Other: $124,000
    Libraries: $106,000
    Central Staff Services: $24,000
    Parks and Recreation: $16,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $12,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $62,368,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $105,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,390,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,443,000
    Other: $1,220,000
    Highways: $761,000
    Public Welfare: $319,000
    Health and Hospitals: $282,000
  • Tax - Property: $51,609,000
    Other License: $220,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $51,000
    Amusements License: $44,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $15,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $27,520,000

Flathead County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,044,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $7,730,000
    Other: $7,383,000
    Air Transportation: $5,279,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $928,000
    Regular Highways: $227,000
    Parks and Recreation: $159,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,957,000
    Correctional Institutions: $202,000
    General - Other: $122,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $13,374,000
    General - Other: $12,781,000
    Health - Other: $11,392,000
    Central Staff Services: $9,985,000
    Regular Highways: $7,707,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,193,000
    Air Transportation: $4,358,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,486,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $2,647,000
    Libraries: $2,158,000
    Transit Utilities: $2,016,000
    Financial Administration: $1,925,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,483,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,133,000
    Local Fire Protection: $871,000
    Parks and Recreation: $785,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $300,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $167,000
    Correctional Institutions: $144,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $3,515,000
    Other: $3,499,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,480,000
    Highways: $885,000
    Transit Utilities: $786,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $367,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $15,296,000
    Other - General - Other: $1,649,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,119,000
    Highways: $52,000
    Health and Hospitals: $10,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,350,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,567,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $784,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,634,000
    Interest Earnings: $961,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $672,000
    Special Assessments: $644,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $640,000
    Rents: $353,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,688,000
    Solid Waste Management: $996,000
    Police Protection: $702,000
    General Public Building: $607,000
    General - Other: $176,000
    Correctional Institutions: $151,000
    Transit Utilities: $128,000
    Health - Other: $124,000
    Libraries: $106,000
    Central Staff Services: $24,000
    Parks and Recreation: $16,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $12,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $62,368,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $105,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,390,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,443,000
    Other: $1,220,000
    Highways: $761,000
    Public Welfare: $319,000
    Health and Hospitals: $282,000
  • Tax - Property: $51,609,000
    Other License: $220,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $51,000
    Amusements License: $44,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $15,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $27,520,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,102
  • Number of aged recipients: 85
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,017
  • Number of recipients under 18: 144
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 786
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 172
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 439
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 503
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

Flathead County on our top lists:

  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest average weight of females"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"