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Lake County, Montana (MT)

County population in 2016: 29,858 (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).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Lake County: 90.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (21.7%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (17.2%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (11.5%), Educational, health and social services (11.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 63%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 33%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Lake County, Montana:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (65.6%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (23.5%)
  • Two or more races (6.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (4.3%)
Median resident age:  41.8 years
Montana median age:  40.1 years
Males: 14,749  (49.4%)
Females: 15,109  (50.6%)
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Lake County,MT real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Lake County:

2.0 people
Montana:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $41,256 ($28,740 in 1999)

This county:

$41,256
Montana:

$50,027

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $555 (lower quartile is $342, upper quartile is $713)
This county:

$555
State:

$655


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $246,131 (it was $120,900 in 2000)
Lake:

$246,131
Montana:

$217,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $141,274 - $409,943
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,353
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $383

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:

  • 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
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average permit cost
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,859 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,769 (0.7%)

Lake County household income distribution in 2013 Lake County home values distribution in 2013 Lake County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 19.2%
Lake County:

19.2%
Montana:

13.3%
(15.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 12.9% for Black residents, 29.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.0% for American Indian residents, 81.8% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 11.1% for other race residents, 22.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 41.8 years old
(Males: 39.9 years old, Females: 43.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 51.2 years old, Black residents: 32.4 years old, American Indian residents: 26.6 years old, Asian residents: 39.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21.2 years old, Other race residents: 23.9 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:

4.4%
Montana:

3.4%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 1,057
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 25.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 673 (52.9% naturalized citizens)

Lake County:

2.3%
Whole state:

2.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Lake County population
  • 412010 or later
  • 1752000 to 2009
  • 1351990 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: 13,132
  • One, attached: 304
  • Two: 406
  • 3 or 4: 272
  • 5 to 9: 248
  • 10 to 19: 101
  • 20 to 49: 139
  • 50 or more: 32
  • Mobile homes: 2,045
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 9

Housing units in Lake County with a mortgage: 4,542 (153 second mortgage, 370 home equity loan, 23 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,024

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

56.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Lake County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
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
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • 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 (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Canada (29%)
  • Mexico (14%)
  • Korea (9%)
  • Russia (7%)
  • Oceania, n.e.c. (6%)
  • Japan (5%)
  • England (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Lake County


  • German (13%)
  • American (6%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • English (4%)
  • Norwegian (3%)
  • European (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)

Lake County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 7,593 (71.1%)
  • Carpooled: 1,012 (9.5%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 128 (1.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 36 (0.3%)
  • Bicycle: 64 (0.6%)
  • Walked: 531 (5.0%)
  • Worked at home: 1,299 (12.2%)
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 $40,311.

6.68% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,932 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.68%
Montana average:

6.86%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.33% relocated from other counties in Montana ($14,060 average AGI)
3.35% relocated from other states ($20,872 average AGI)
Lake County:

3.35%
Montana average:

3.82%

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  1.06% ($27,495 average AGI)
from Flathead County, MT  0.69% ($32,138)
from Yellowstone County, MT  0.22% ($29,762)
from Sanders County, MT  0.19% ($26,167)
from Spokane County, WA  0.18% ($25,706)
from Cascade County, MT  0.16% ($44,000)
from Glacier County, MT  0.15% ($10,643)


6.22% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,850 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.22%
Montana average:

6.73%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.93% relocated to other counties in Montana ($13,075 average AGI)
3.28% relocated to other states ($18,775 average AGI)
Lake County:

3.28%
Montana average:

3.69%

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  0.99% ($28,054 average AGI)
to Flathead County, MT  0.56% ($34,623)
to Gallatin County, MT  0.23% ($20,636)
to Cascade County, MT  0.15% ($26,857)
to Sanders County, MT  0.11% ($12,300)

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: 29,858
  • In family households: 24,569 (3,775 male householders, 4,210 female householders)
    6,220 spouses, 7,538 children (6,897 natural, 184 adopted, 402 stepchildren), 1,340 grandchildren, 232 brothers or sisters, 123 parents, 421 other relatives, 842 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 4,736 (1,908 male householders (1,613 living alone)), 2,175 female householders (1,903 living alone)), 645 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 554

Size of family households: 3,936 2-persons, 1,410 3-persons, 1,255 4-persons, 747 5-persons, 364 6-persons, 271 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,518 1-person, 510 2-persons, 37 3-persons, 16 4-persons.

4,324 married couples with children.
1,477 single-parent households (496 men, 981 women).

95.1% of residents of Lake speak English at home.
1.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (72% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 16% 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, 8% 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:

6.0
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.2

Year house built in Lake County, Montana Note: State values scaled to Lake County population
  • 2412014 or later
  • 5922010 to 2013
  • 3,1472000 to 2009
  • 3,0611990 to 1999
  • 1,6481980 to 1989
  • 3,1361970 to 1979
  • 1,2051960 to 1969
  • 1,1791950 to 1959
  • 8651940 to 1949
  • 1,5811939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Lake County, Montana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lake County, Montana Note: State values scaled to Lake County population
  • 221 room
  • 812 rooms
  • 3713 rooms
  • 1,3074 rooms
  • 1,6755 rooms
  • 1,7486 rooms
  • 1,0817 rooms
  • 8868 rooms
  • 1,3639+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lake County, Montana Note: State values scaled to Lake County population
  • 1111 room
  • 2012 rooms
  • 5313 rooms
  • 9284 rooms
  • 9665 rooms
  • 4236 rooms
  • 1637 rooms
  • 538 rooms
  • 809+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lake County, Montana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Lake County, Montana Note: State values scaled to Lake County population
  • 30no bedroom
  • 3991 bedroom
  • 2,0832 bedrooms
  • 3,7883 bedrooms
  • 1,6994 bedrooms
  • 5495+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lake County, Montana Note: State values scaled to Lake County population
  • 121no bedroom
  • 4651 bedroom
  • 1,4562 bedrooms
  • 1,1553 bedrooms
  • 2834 bedrooms
  • 115+ 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 Note: State values scaled to Lake County population
  • 243no vehicle
  • 1,6251 vehicle
  • 3,3912 vehicles
  • 2,0963 vehicles
  • 8354 vehicles
  • 3735+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Lake County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Lake County population
  • 374no vehicle
  • 1,3661 vehicle
  • 9922 vehicles
  • 5763 vehicles
  • 1404 vehicles
  • 915+ vehicles

86.1% 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, 61% lived in Montana.

Lake County:

86.1%
State average:

83.6%

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

  • This state: 16,855
  • Other state: 12,086
  • Northeast: 1,092
  • Midwest: 3,417
  • South: 1,228
  • West: 6,338
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lake County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 53.5%Electricity
  • 20.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 16.2%Wood
  • 5.7%Utility gas
  • 5.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 81.3%Electricity
  • 9.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 9.3%Wood
  • 3.3%Utility gas
  • 2.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.8%Other fuel
  • 0.3%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 312
Here:

10.5%
Montana:

11.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 109
Here:

6.7%
Montana:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 227
Here:

22.1%
Montana:

11.9%

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 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $344,000
    General Public Buildings: $190,000
    Solid Waste Management: $40,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,953,000
    Regular Highways: $1,770,000
    General - Other: $1,705,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,289,000
    Health - Other: $1,227,000
    Central Staff Services: $701,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $690,000
    Financial Administration: $433,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $411,000
    General Public Buildings: $368,000
    Correctional Institutions: $347,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $256,000
    Housing and Community Development: $119,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $76,000
    Air Transportation: $72,000
    Libraries: $59,000
    Water Utilities: $15,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $51,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $3,413,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $358,000
    General - Other: $229,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $189,000
    Health - Other: $30,000
    Police Protection: $19,000
    Central Staff Services: $11,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,786,000

Lake County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $1,623,000
    Solid Waste Management: $412,000
    Regular Highways: $99,000
    Air Transportation: $6,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $4,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $613,000
    Health and Hospitals: $311,000
    General Local Government Support: $226,000
    Housing and Community Development: $104,000
    Public Welfare: $94,000
    Highways: $72,000
    Water Utilities: $15,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $2,010,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $192,000
    Interest Earnings: $135,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $57,000
    Sale of Property: $9,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $459,000
    Highways: $453,000
    General Local Government Support: $272,000
    Health and Hospitals: $137,000
    Public Welfare: $7,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,849,000
    Other License: $129,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $7,000

Lake County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,622,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,432,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $384,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $194,000

Lake County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $172,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,004,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $126,000

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
Lake County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Lake County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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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