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Lake County, Montana (MT)

County population in 2016: 30,087 (17% urban, 83% rural); it was 26,507 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,531
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,613
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 7,284
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,288 (it was 2,908 in 2000)
% of renters here:

29%
State:

32%

Land area: 1494 sq. mi.

Water area: 159.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 20 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Lake County: 90.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (17.3%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (16.1%), Construction (12.2%), Educational, health and social services (12.2%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 60%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 33%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Lake County, MT (2017)
    • 19,68674.3%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 6,90226.0%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 1,8657.0%Two or more races
    • 1,3375.0%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1080.4%Asian alone
    • 790.3%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 300.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

41.7 years
Montana median age:

40.0 years
Males: 14,759  (49.1%)
Females: 15,328  (50.9%)
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Average household size:
Lake County:

2.0 people
Montana:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $44,026 ($28,740 in 1999)
This county:

$44,026
Montana:

$53,386

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $565 (lower quartile is $360, upper quartile is $737)
This county:

$565
State:

$667


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $291,902 (it was $120,900 in 2000)
Lake:

$291,902
Montana:

$231,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $164,997 - $417,630
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,394
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $404

Institutionalized population: 167

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 51
  • Burglaries: 100
  • Thefts: 225
  • Auto thefts: 44

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 15
  • Robberies: 3
  • Assaults: 48
  • Burglaries: 54
  • Thefts: 191
  • Auto thefts: 32
Lake County, MT map from a distance

Health of residents in Lake 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 3.4. This is about average.
73.6% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
50.6% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
52.3% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
60.6% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 197 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 160 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 33 buildings, average cost: $60,800
  • 1998: 33 buildings, average cost: $77,800
  • 1999: 21 buildings, average cost: $110,500
  • 2000: 34 buildings, average cost: $139,800
  • 2001: 30 buildings, average cost: $145,800
  • 2002: 28 buildings, average cost: $203,200
  • 2003: 39 buildings, average cost: $147,200
  • 2004: 107 buildings, average cost: $175,700
  • 2005: 101 buildings, average cost: $174,200
  • 2006: 91 buildings, average cost: $208,500
  • 2007: 98 buildings, average cost: $187,200
  • 2008: 38 buildings, average cost: $177,700
  • 2009: 17 buildings, average cost: $156,100
  • 2010: 21 buildings, average cost: $230,600
  • 2011: 20 buildings, average cost: $177,700
  • 2012: 24 buildings, average cost: $233,200
  • 2013: 19 buildings, average cost: $146,000
  • 2014: 13 buildings, average cost: $202,700
  • 2015: 11 buildings, average cost: $125,600
  • 2016: 16 buildings, average cost: $379,600
  • 2017: 8 buildings, average cost: $440,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Lake, MT residents
Average permit cost in Lake, MT
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,922 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,835 (0.7%)

Distribution of median household income in Lake, MT in 2017
Distribution of house value in Lake, MT in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Lake, MT in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 18.0%
Lake County:

18.0%
Montana:

12.5%
(13.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 12.7% for Black residents, 26.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 32.6% for American Indian residents, 81.8% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 9.6% for other race residents, 21.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 41.7 years old
(Males: 40.3 years old, Females: 42.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 50.9 years old, Black residents: 27.8 years old, American Indian residents: 28.7 years old, Asian residents: 51.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21.0 years old, Other race residents: 21.4 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lake County is $443 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $537 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $724 a month.

Cities in this county include: Polson, Big Fork-Swan River, Pablo, Ronan, St. Ignatius, Woods Bay, Arlee, Finley Point, Charlo, Lindisfarne.

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

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Neighboring counties: Adams County, Washington , Blaine County , Ferry County, Washington , Grant County, Washington , Clearwater County, Minnesota , Judith Basin County , Liberty County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.9%
Montana:

4.2%

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

Current college students: 1,057
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 26.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 710 (52.6% naturalized citizens)

Lake County:

2.4%
Whole state:

2.2%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 482010 or later
  • 1722000 to 2009
  • 1321990 to 1999
  • 521980 to 1989
  • 461970 to 1979
  • 230Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 83.7%

Lake County marital status for males Lake County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 13,559
  • One, attached: 294
  • Two: 416
  • 3 or 4: 257
  • 5 to 9: 314
  • 10 to 19: 111
  • 20 to 49: 100
  • 50 or more: 29
  • Mobile homes: 2,137
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 14

Housing units in Lake County with a mortgage: 4,741 (159 second mortgage, 406 home equity loan, 32 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,109

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

57.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Lake County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic5,1007
Evangelical Protestant2,75730
Mainline Protestant1,98511
Other1,4495
None17,455-
Lake 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: 10
Lake County:

3.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
This county:

1.76 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

0.48 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Lake County:

3.52 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 27
This county:

9.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

10.38 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Lake County:

8.5%
Montana:

7.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Lake County:

25.9%
State:

23.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.6%
State:

10.7%

Agriculture in Lake County:

Average size of farms: 508 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $33,215
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $231.01
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 2.19%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 53.82%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $31,073
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 13.08%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 71.46%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $51,069
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.13%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.52
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.43%
Corn for grain: 320 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 10847 harvested acres
Vegetables: 5 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 1,232 acres

Earthquake activity:

Lake County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Montana state average. It is 75% 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 270.7 miles away from Lake 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 247.8 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 392.4 miles away from the county center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 522.2 miles away from the county center
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 172.6 miles away from Lake County center
On 6/30/1975 at 18:54:13, a magnitude 6.1 (5.6 MB, 5.9 MS, 6.1 UK, 6.1 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 262.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Montana Ice Jams and Flooding, Incident Period: March 01, 2014 to March 17, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4172: April 17, 2014, FEMA Id: 4172, Natural disaster type: 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 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

The number of natural disasters in Lake County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 1
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Lake

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 7,858 (71.8%)
  • Carpooled: 1,003 (9.2%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 150 (1.4%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 47 (0.4%)
  • Bicycle: 58 (0.5%)
  • Walked: 470 (4.3%)
  • Worked at home: 1,367 (12.5%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Canada (30%)
  • Mexico (13%)
  • Korea (9%)
  • Russia (7%)
  • Oceania, n.e.c. (6%)
  • Japan (4%)
  • England (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Lake County


  • German (12%)
  • American (6%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • English (4%)
  • Norwegian (3%)
  • European (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 231 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 173 people in nursing homes
  • 112 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 38 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 32 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 14 people in halfway houses
  • 8 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 5 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 2 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

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

  • 333 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 56 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 55 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 42 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 32 people in college/university student housing
  • 30 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 22 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 5 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 5 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 4 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $49,307.

7.76% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($44,860 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.76%
Montana average:

7.25%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.90% relocated from other counties in Montana ($20,497 average AGI)
3.87% relocated from other states ($24,363 average AGI)
Lake County:

3.87%
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 Flathead County, MT  1.10% ($49,777 average AGI)
from Missoula County, MT  1.04% ($34,311)
from Sanders County, MT  0.26% ($24,963)
from Lewis and Clark County, MT  0.20% ($57,150)


6.67% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,789 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.67%
Montana average:

6.77%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.10% relocated to other counties in Montana ($22,372 average AGI)
2.57% relocated to other states ($21,417 average AGI)
Lake County:

2.57%
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  1.22% ($31,805 average AGI)
to Flathead County, MT  1.22% ($43,285)
to Ravalli County, MT  0.27% ($26,148)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.7

Births per 1000 population in Lake County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Lake County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.5

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Lake County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 28.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 14.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Lake County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Lake County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Lake County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Lake County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Lake County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Lake County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 4,884 (4,171 aged, 713 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,003 (14%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Lake County, Montana in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (273)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (247)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (211)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (203)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (166)
  • Congestive heart failure (136)
  • Unspecified dementia (125)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (95)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (80)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (75)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 21%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 7.16
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6,419
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 433
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 43,214

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,099
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,035
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 11

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 35
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 74

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 4
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: 193.8. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 115.2
  • Other - 78.5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 30,087
  • In family households: 24,825 (3,880 male householders, 4,264 female householders)
    6,360 spouses, 7,454 children (6,860 natural, 154 adopted, 415 stepchildren), 1,305 grandchildren, 252 brothers or sisters, 149 parents, 403 other relatives, 838 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 4,728 (1,976 male householders (1,640 living alone)), 2,143 female householders (1,893 living alone)), 617 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 553

Size of family households: 4,090 2-persons, 1,519 3-persons, 1,246 4-persons, 666 5-persons, 321 6-persons, 249 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,536 1-person, 531 2-persons, 29 3-persons, 29 4-persons.

4,173 married couples with children.
1,642 single-parent households (589 men, 1,053 women).

95.1% of residents of Lake speak English at home.
1.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (73% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
1.7% of residents speak other language at home (86% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $225,300,000 ($8,070 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $44,626,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $68,865,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $27,286,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $12,126,000
Federal grants: $57,815,000
Federal procurement contracts: $52,645,000 ($40,159,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $6,563,000 ($67,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $3,082,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $9,738,000
Federal Government insurance: $7,071,000

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

Births: 1,926
Here:

68 per 1000 residents
State:

62 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,400
Here:

49 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +44
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+2 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,260
Here:

+45 per 1000 residents
State:

+20 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Lake County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.68 millions of gallons per day (47% from ground, 53% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.1

Year house built in Lake County, Montana
  • Year house built in Lake County, Montana
  • 3962014 or later
  • 5672010 to 2013
  • 3,1382000 to 2009
  • 3,2261990 to 1999
  • 1,6831980 to 1989
  • 3,2571970 to 1979
  • 1,2221960 to 1969
  • 1,2321950 to 1959
  • 8621940 to 1949
  • 1,5181939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Lake County, Montana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lake County, Montana
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lake County, Montana
  • 211 room
  • 1062 rooms
  • 3373 rooms
  • 1,1284 rooms
  • 1,7505 rooms
  • 1,9966 rooms
  • 1,2157 rooms
  • 9338 rooms
  • 1,3449+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lake County, Montana
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lake County, Montana
  • 1341 room
  • 2162 rooms
  • 5153 rooms
  • 9674 rooms
  • 7725 rooms
  • 4086 rooms
  • 1937 rooms
  • 448 rooms
  • 849+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lake County, Montana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Lake County, Montana
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Lake County, Montana
  • 28no bedroom
  • 4251 bedroom
  • 1,9892 bedrooms
  • 4,1063 bedrooms
  • 1,8304 bedrooms
  • 4965+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lake County, Montana
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lake County, Montana
  • 148no bedroom
  • 4611 bedroom
  • 1,4422 bedrooms
  • 1,0143 bedrooms
  • 2864 bedrooms
  • 125+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Lake County, Montana in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Lake County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Lake County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 245no vehicle
  • 1,7171 vehicle
  • 3,5662 vehicles
  • 2,1333 vehicles
  • 7934 vehicles
  • 3915+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Lake County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Lake County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 384no vehicle
  • 1,3581 vehicle
  • 9602 vehicles
  • 5673 vehicles
  • 1354 vehicles
  • 555+ vehicles

87.6% of Lake County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 32% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 60% lived in Montana.

Lake County:

87.6%
State average:

85.0%

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

  • This state: 16,469
  • Other state: 12,546
  • Northeast: 1,141
  • Midwest: 3,420
  • South: 1,373
  • West: 6,593
Year householders moved into unit in Lake County, MT
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lake County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 47.2%Electricity
  • 23.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 14.8%Wood
  • 5.8%Utility gas
  • 2.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.3%Other fuel
  • 0.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 68.5%Electricity
  • 10.2%Wood
  • 8.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.9%Utility gas
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 353
Here:

11.9%
Montana:

12.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 138
Here:

8.8%
Montana:

10.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 233
Here:

24.9%
Montana:

15.1%

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

Lake County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $719,000
    Solid Waste Management: $455,000
    Air Transportation: $356,000
  • Construction - Central Staff Services: $49,000
    Police Protection: $28,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $3,582,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,904,000
    Police Protection: $2,454,000
    Regular Highways: $1,851,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,265,000
    Health - Other: $1,238,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,148,000
    Air Transportation: $1,135,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,072,000
    Financial Administration: $567,000
    General Public Buildings: $430,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $381,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $240,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $70,000
    Libraries: $14,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $775,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $64,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $4,522,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,439,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,633,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,064,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,258,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,347,000
    Special Assessments: $115,000
    Interest Earnings: $113,000
    Sale of Property: $106,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $95,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $37,000
    Rents: $13,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,622,000
    Solid Waste Management: $295,000
    Police Protection: $246,000
    Central Staff Services: $106,000
    General - Other: $66,000
    Air Transportation: $14,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $11,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,737,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,301,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,297,000
    Health and Hospitals: $560,000
    Highways: $199,000
  • Tax - Property: $16,906,000
    Other License: $188,000
    Other: $63,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $9,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,344,000

Lake County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $719,000
    Solid Waste Management: $455,000
    Air Transportation: $356,000
  • Construction - Central Staff Services: $49,000
    Police Protection: $28,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $3,582,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,904,000
    Police Protection: $2,454,000
    Regular Highways: $1,851,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,265,000
    Health - Other: $1,238,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,148,000
    Air Transportation: $1,135,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,072,000
    Financial Administration: $567,000
    General Public Buildings: $430,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $381,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $240,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $70,000
    Libraries: $14,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $775,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $64,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $4,522,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,439,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,633,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,064,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,258,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,347,000
    Special Assessments: $115,000
    Interest Earnings: $113,000
    Sale of Property: $106,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $95,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $37,000
    Rents: $13,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,622,000
    Solid Waste Management: $295,000
    Police Protection: $246,000
    Central Staff Services: $106,000
    General - Other: $66,000
    Air Transportation: $14,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $11,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,737,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,301,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,297,000
    Health and Hospitals: $560,000
    Highways: $199,000
  • Tax - Property: $16,906,000
    Other License: $188,000
    Other: $63,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $9,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,344,000

Lake County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $719,000
    Solid Waste Management: $455,000
    Air Transportation: $356,000
  • Construction - Central Staff Services: $49,000
    Police Protection: $28,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $3,582,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,904,000
    Police Protection: $2,454,000
    Regular Highways: $1,851,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,265,000
    Health - Other: $1,238,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,148,000
    Air Transportation: $1,135,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,072,000
    Financial Administration: $567,000
    General Public Buildings: $430,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $381,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $240,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $70,000
    Libraries: $14,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $775,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $64,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $4,522,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,439,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,633,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,064,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,258,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,347,000
    Special Assessments: $115,000
    Interest Earnings: $113,000
    Sale of Property: $106,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $95,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $37,000
    Rents: $13,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,622,000
    Solid Waste Management: $295,000
    Police Protection: $246,000
    Central Staff Services: $106,000
    General - Other: $66,000
    Air Transportation: $14,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $11,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,737,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,301,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,297,000
    Health and Hospitals: $560,000
    Highways: $199,000
  • Tax - Property: $16,906,000
    Other License: $188,000
    Other: $63,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $9,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,344,000

Lake County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $719,000
    Solid Waste Management: $455,000
    Air Transportation: $356,000
  • Construction - Central Staff Services: $49,000
    Police Protection: $28,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $3,582,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,904,000
    Police Protection: $2,454,000
    Regular Highways: $1,851,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,265,000
    Health - Other: $1,238,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,148,000
    Air Transportation: $1,135,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,072,000
    Financial Administration: $567,000
    General Public Buildings: $430,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $381,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $240,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $70,000
    Libraries: $14,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $775,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $64,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $4,522,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,439,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,633,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,064,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,258,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,347,000
    Special Assessments: $115,000
    Interest Earnings: $113,000
    Sale of Property: $106,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $95,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $37,000
    Rents: $13,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,622,000
    Solid Waste Management: $295,000
    Police Protection: $246,000
    Central Staff Services: $106,000
    General - Other: $66,000
    Air Transportation: $14,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $11,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,737,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,301,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,297,000
    Health and Hospitals: $560,000
    Highways: $199,000
  • Tax - Property: $16,906,000
    Other License: $188,000
    Other: $63,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $9,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,344,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 594
  • Number of aged recipients: 39
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 555
  • Number of recipients under 18: 79
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 417
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 98
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 248
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 262
Most common first names in Lake County, MT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William17975.2 years
John16576.8 years
James13971.7 years
Robert13573.4 years
Mary13179.4 years
George11478.2 years
Charles8877.3 years
Donald6870.7 years
Joseph6676.1 years
Margaret6377.0 years
Most common last names in Lake County, MT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson8179.9 years
Smith5676.9 years
Anderson4677.9 years
Miller3876.8 years
Brown3870.9 years
Nelson3778.6 years
Matt3568.9 years
Davis3174.6 years
Jones2573.7 years
Olson2479.4 years
Businesses in Lake County, MT
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware3Pizza Hut1
Best Western1SAS Shoes1
Chevrolet1Safeway1
Curves1Starbucks1
Dairy Queen2Subway3
FedEx6True Value2
Ford1U-Haul3
H&R Block3UPS4
Kincaid1Vans1
Lane Furniture1Vons1
MasterBrand Cabinets7Walmart1
McDonald's2