Polson, Montana

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Population in 2019: 5,060 (91% urban, 9% rural).
Population change since 2000: +25.2%
 
Males: 2,489  (49.2%)
Females: 2,571  (50.8%)
Median resident age:

37.0 years
Montana median age:

40.5 years

Zip codes: 59860.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $38,526 (it was $21,870 in 2000)
Polson:

$38,526
MT:

$57,153

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $22,261 (it was $13,777 in 2000)

Polson city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $205,871 (it was $86,200 in 2000)
Polson:

$205,871
MT:

$253,600

Median gross rent in 2019: $745.

March 2019 cost of living index in Polson: 88.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 19.3%
(18.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 51.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.0% for American Indian residents, 48.4% for other race residents, 20.6% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Polson, MT (2019)
    • 3,17163.8%White alone
    • 1,10522.2%American Indian alone
    • 4028.1%Two or more races
    • 2364.7%Hispanic
    • 290.6%Black alone
    • 310.6%Asian alone

Races in Polson detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Montana and other state lists, there were 12 registered sex offenders living in Polson, Montana as of August 04, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Polson is 397 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Polson by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(20.5)
3
(59.0)
1
(19.3)
3
(56.0)
6
(111.5)
2
(44.2)
3
(65.9)
3
(65.0)
3
(64.8)
4
(86.3)
6
(126.5)
5
(103.7)
11
(223.2)
2
(39.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(41.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(21.7)
1
(21.6)
0
(0.0)
3
(63.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.3)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
25
(512.9)
39
(767.4)
27
(522.2)
9
(168.0)
35
(650.2)
14
(309.2)
20
(439.1)
20
(433.5)
16
(345.6)
19
(410.0)
30
(632.4)
24
(497.8)
28
(568.2)
24
(472.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
19
(389.8)
10
(196.8)
29
(560.9)
18
(336.1)
30
(557.3)
29
(640.5)
25
(548.8)
25
(541.8)
24
(518.4)
48
(1,036)
35
(737.8)
39
(809.0)
25
(507.3)
13
(256.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
217
(4,452)
156
(3,070)
186
(3,598)
219
(4,089)
162
(3,009)
246
(5,433)
224
(4,918)
260
(5,635)
197
(4,255)
244
(5,265)
281
(5,923)
245
(5,082)
139
(2,821)
162
(3,192)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
18
(369.3)
15
(295.2)
14
(270.8)
10
(186.7)
11
(204.3)
11
(242.9)
14
(307.4)
24
(520.2)
29
(626.3)
16
(345.3)
12
(253.0)
23
(477.1)
12
(243.5)
22
(433.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.7)
0
(0.0)
3
(66.3)
3
(65.9)
1
(21.7)
1
(21.6)
2
(43.2)
4
(84.3)
1
(20.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.7)
City-Data.com crime index366.2360.9324.8280.4432.1378.8400.2450.2384.0461.8555.4480.6466.1306.4

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Polson, MT

Crime rate in Polson detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 17 (16 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.15
Montana average:

1.83
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Ancestries: German (11.6%), Irish (11.3%), Norwegian (5.2%), English (5.1%), Russian (2.7%), French (1.7%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 04/05/1910

Elevation: 2931 feet

Land area: 2.71 square miles.

Population density: 1,867 people per square mile   (low).

Polson, Montana map

159 residents are foreign born (1.7% Europe, 0.6% Latin America, 0.4% Asia).

This city:

3.2%
Montana:

2.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,744 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,847 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Missoula, MT (57.5 miles , pop. 57,053).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (373.0 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (965.9 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Kerr, MT (1.3 miles),
Jette, MT (1.6 miles ),
Rocky Point, MT (1.8 miles),
Turtle Lake, MT (2.0 miles),
Kings Point, MT (2.4 miles),
Finley Point, MT (2.4 miles ),
Pablo, MT (2.5 miles ),
Lindisfarne, MT (3.0 miles )

Latitude: 47.69 N, Longitude: 114.16 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,385 (+27.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,283 (61.3%)

Area code: 406

Distribution of median household income in Polson, MT in 2019
Distribution of house value in Polson, MT in 2019
Polson satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.6%
Montana:

4.3%
Historical population in Polson, MT
Historical housing units in Polson, MT

Population change in the 1990s: +478 (+13.4%).
Most common industries in Polson, MT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (13.5%)
  • Educational services (11.4%)
  • Health care (10.3%)
  • Construction (7.4%)
  • Public administration (7.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (14.4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (9.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.6%)
  • Wood products (7.9%)
  • Public administration (7.6%)
  • Educational services (7.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (17.1%)
  • Health care (16.4%)
  • Educational services (15.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.9%)
  • Public administration (6.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.0%)
Most common occupations in Polson, MT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.9%)
  • Registered nurses (4.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.5%)
  • Cashiers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.0%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.0%)
  • Woodworkers (5.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Registered nurses (8.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.6%)
  • Cashiers (6.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.2%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.9%)

Average climate in Polson, Montana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Polson, Montana environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM10
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 42.6. This is significantly better than average.

City:

42.6
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 13.4. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.4
U.S.:

19.6

Earthquake activity:

Polson-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Montana state average. It is 809% 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 273.5 miles away from the city 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 250.4 miles away from Polson 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 227.7 miles away from the city 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 92.8 miles away from Polson center
On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 391.1 miles away from Polson center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 524.1 miles away from Polson center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lake County (6) is a lot smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 2, Floods: 2, Hurricane: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Polson topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Polson:

  • PROVIDENCE ST JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 6 13TH AVE E)
  • POLSON HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (9 14TH AVE W)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Polson:

  • MOUNTAIN VIEW CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; RONAN, MT)
  • LAKE COUNTY HOME OPTIONS (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; RONAN, MT)

Airports located in Polson:

  • Polson Airport (8S1) (Runways: 2, Air Taxi Ops: 200, Itinerant Ops: 5,000, Local Ops: 4,500, Military Ops: 50)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Polson:

  • The University of Montana (about 58 miles; Missoula, MT; Full-time enrollment: 13,602)
  • North Idaho College (about 124 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; FT enrollment: 4,684)
  • Spokane Community College (about 150 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,482)
  • University of Idaho (about 151 miles; Moscow, ID; FT enrollment: 10,416)
  • Gonzaga University (about 152 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,780)
  • Whitworth University (about 152 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 2,689)
  • Spokane Falls Community College (about 154 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,052)

Public high school in Polson:

Private high school in Polson:

  • MISSION VALLEY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 116, Location: 38907 HIGHWAY 35, Grades: UG-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Polson:

  • LINDERMAN SCHOOL (Students: 306, Location: 312 4TH AVENUE EAST, Grades: 2-4)
  • CHERRY VALLEY SCHOOL (Students: 305, Location: 107 8TH AVENUE WEST, Grades: PK-1)
  • POLSON 7-8 (Students: 254, Location: 1602 2ND STREET WEST, Grades: 7-8)
  • POLSON 5-6 SCHOOL (Students: 243, Location: 1602 2ND STREET WEST, Grades: 5-6)
  • VALLEY VIEW SCHOOL (Location: 42448 VALLEY VIEW ROAD, Grades: PK-6)
See full list of schools located in Polson

Library in Polson:

  • POLSON CITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $277,607; Location: 2 FIRST AVENUE EAST; 40,011 books; 9,111 e-books; 630 audio materials; 759 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 56 state licensed databases; 3 other licensed databases; 79 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Please add our church: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church 1002 4 Avenue East Polson, Montana 59860 Phone number 406-883-2506

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Polson: Polson/Flathead Lake KOA (A), Polson Country Club (B), Polson (C), Saint Joseph Medical Center Life Flight (D), Saint Joseph Medical Center Emergency Services (E), Polson Emergency Medical Services Company (F), Lake County Court House (G), Lake County Sheriff's Office (H), Polson Police Department (I), Polson Fire Department (J), Polson City Library (K), Polson Flathead Historical Museum (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Polson include: Apostolic United Pentecostal Church (A), Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (B), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (C), First Presbyterian Church (D), Christian Church Disciples of Christ (E), Polson Community Church (F), United Methodist Church (G), Mount Calvary Lutheran Church (H), Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Polson include: Pomajevich Field (1), Polson Sports Complex (2), Riverside Park (3), O'Malley Park (4), Sacajawea Park (5), Ducharme Park (6), Lions Park (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Museum-Miracle of America (58176 US Highway 93), Wheels of Fun (Amusement & Theme Parks; 58209 US Highway 93), Kwataqnuk Resort & Prince Cruise (Tours & Charters; 303 2nd Avenue East), Best Western Kwataqnuk Resort (Tours & Charters; 303 U South Highway 93 East).

Hotels: Port Polson Inn (Highway 93 East), Polson-Days Inn (914 Highway 93), Polson Flathead Lake MT (21 South Shore Route), Best Western Kwataqnuk Resort (303 U South Highway 93 East), Lee Lodge (515 Bayshore Drive), Super 8 of Polson (Highway 35 East), Bayview Inn (914 US Highway 93 East), Cherry Hill Motel (1810 US Highway 93 East).

Courts: Polson City - City Court- City Judge (106 1st Street East), Polson City - City Hall (106 1st Street East), Lake Cty District Court Judge (12 5th Avenue East).

Birthplace of: Todd Riech - Athletics competitor.

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

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

POLSON CITY OF (Population served: 5,280, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 45 regular monitoring violations
JETTE MEADOWS LAKE CO W AND S DIST (Population served: 340, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-17-2014), St Public Notif requested (SEP-17-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-17-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (MAR-26-2008), St Public Notif requested (SEP-08-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from SEP-08-2008 to SEP-08-2008), St Compliance achieved (DEC-04-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In JAN-01-2014, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-23-2014), St Compliance achieved (JAN-29-2014)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In JAN-01-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-03-2012)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In JAN-01-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-03-2012)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In DEC-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from MAR-10-2008 to DEC-04-2008)
  • 15 regular monitoring violations
JETTE LAKE LANDOWNERS ASSOCIATION (Population served: 310, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In NOV-01-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-18-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-18-2012), St Variance/Exemption issued (JAN-07-2013), St Compliance achieved (JAN-07-2013)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In NOV-01-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-18-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-18-2012), St Compliance achieved (2 times from JAN-07-2013 to JAN-07-2013)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In NOV-01-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-18-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-18-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-07-2013)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In NOV-01-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-18-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-18-2012), St Compliance achieved (2 times from JAN-07-2013 to JAN-07-2013)
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
CLEARVIEW HEIGHTS WATER ASSN (Address: 36363 CLEARVIEW DR , Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-05-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from OCT-05-2009 to OCT-05-2009), St Public Notif received (OCT-08-2009), St Compliance achieved (2 times from MAY-07-2010 to OCT-08-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
PARADISE PINES (Population served: 95, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
OVERLOOK SUBDIVISION (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In AUG-01-2010, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-28-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-28-2010), St Compliance achieved (OCT-04-2010)
PONDERILLA HILLS LAKE COUNTY WATER SEWER (Population served: 35, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-04-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from DEC-04-2009 to DEC-04-2009), St Public Notif received (DEC-22-2009), St Compliance achieved (OCT-08-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In NOV-01-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-18-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-18-2012), St Compliance achieved (FEB-01-2013)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In NOV-01-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-18-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-18-2012), St Compliance achieved (FEB-01-2013)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In OCT-01-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-01-2012), St Public Notif requested (NOV-26-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-26-2012)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In OCT-01-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-26-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-26-2012), St Compliance achieved (FEB-01-2013)
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Polson that have no violations reported:

  • PINEWOOD SHORES WUA (Population served: 48, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TIMBERLANE RESORT (Address: 41707 MELITA ISLAND ROAD , Population served: 26, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Montana:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

57.8%
Whole state:

62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.8%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

People in group quarters in Polson in 2010:

  • 35 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 33 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 8 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 8 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
92 people in nursing homes in 2000
38 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Banks with branches in Polson (2011 data):

  • Community Bank, Inc.: Polson - Super One Branch at 50331 Us Highway 93, branch established on 1998/07/23; Polson Branch at 50510 Us Highway 93, branch established on 1999/03/15. Info updated 2007/07/26: Bank assets: $95.5 mil, Deposits: $83.1 mil, headquarters in Ronan, MT, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Montana Community Banks, Inc.
  • First Citizens Bank of Polson, National Association: First Citizens Bank Of Polson, National Association at 213 First Street West, branch established on 1974/03/05. Info updated 2006/11/08: Bank assets: $23.9 mil, Deposits: $20.9 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Flathead Lake Bancorporation, Inc.
  • First Interstate Bank: Polson Branch at Main Street, branch established on 1910/05/31. Info updated 2009/10/09: Bank assets: $7,294.7 mil, Deposits: $5,827.2 mil, headquarters in Billings, MT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 76 total offices, Holding Company: First Interstate Bancsystem, Inc.
  • Eagle Bank: at 80 Heritage Lane, branch established on 2006/07/25. Info updated 2006/10/26: Bank assets: $29.9 mil, Deposits: $27.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Salish And Kootenai Bancorporation
  • Glacier Bank: 14 2nd Ave West Branch at 49430 Us Highway 93, branch established on 1955/07/15. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $1,375.7 mil, Deposits: $807.5 mil, headquarters in Kalispell, MT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 21 total offices, Holding Company: Glacier Bancorp, Inc.
  • Valley Bank of Ronan: Polson Branch at 146 S Shore Rd, branch established on 2006/09/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $65.8 mil, Deposits: $58.0 mil, headquarters in Ronan, MT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Valley Holding Company

For population 15 years and over in Polson:

Marital status in Polson, MT
  • Never married: 34.3%
  • Now married: 38.9%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 7.0%
  • Divorced: 18.9%

For population 25 years and over in Polson:

  • High school or higher: 94.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.0
Montana average:

9.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Polson
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Polson, MT (based on Lake County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic5,1007
Evangelical Protestant2,75730
Mainline Protestant1,98511
Other1,4495
None17,455-
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. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 10
This county:

3.52 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Lake County:

1.76 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
This county:

3.52 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 27
Here:

9.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

10.38 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.5%
State:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Lake County:

25.9%
Montana:

23.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.6%
Montana:

10.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

52.5%
Montana:

51.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Polson:

49.8%
Montana:

50.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.8
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Polson:

20.7%
Montana:

20.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

11.4%
Montana:

9.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Montana:

6.9

Overweight people:
Polson:

34.8%
State:

34.8%

General health condition:
This city:

57.4%
State:

58.6%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.0%
Montana:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Polson, MT Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2019)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 13$57,773$53,3291$976
Parks and Recreation 6$20,914$41,8281$342
Streets and Highways 3$11,572$46,2881$1,335
Financial Administration 3$11,446$45,7841$2,496
Other Government Administration 2$7,515$45,0907$1,736
Firefighters 1$6,798$81,5760$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$2,963
Police - Other 0$0 2$5,894
Sewerage 0$0 1$2,290
Water Supply 0$0 6$20,743
Totals for Government 28$116,018$49,72221$38,776

Polson government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $2,421,000 ($478.46)
    Water Utilities: $161,000 ($31.82)
    Regular Highways: $60,000 ($11.86)
    Parks and Recreation: $29,000 ($5.73)
    General Public Buildings: $25,000 ($4.94)
    General - Other: $20,000 ($3.95)
    Police Protection: $15,000 ($2.96)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,000 ($0.20)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,246,000 ($246.25)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,027,000 ($202.96)
    Water Utilities: $623,000 ($123.12)
    Sewerage: $423,000 ($83.60)
    Regular Highways: $334,000 ($66.01)
    General Public Buildings: $222,000 ($43.87)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $199,000 ($39.33)
    Local Fire Protection: $162,000 ($32.02)
    Central Staff Services: $160,000 ($31.62)
    Financial Administration: $158,000 ($31.23)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $116,000 ($22.92)
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,000 ($0.40)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,000 ($0.20)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($0.20)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Police Protection: $51,000 ($10.08)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $140,000 ($27.67)
    Sewerage: $130,000 ($25.69)
    Water Utilities: $70,000 ($13.83)
    Local Fire Protection: $56,000 ($11.07)
    Police Protection: $42,000 ($8.30)
    General - Other: $36,000 ($7.11)
    Regular Highways: $26,000 ($5.14)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,175,000 ($429.84)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $79,000 ($15.61)

Polson government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,615,000 ($319.17)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,140,000 ($225.30)
    Other: $200,000 ($39.53)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $364,000 ($71.94)
    Special Assessments: $83,000 ($16.40)
    Donations From Private Sources: $74,000 ($14.62)
    Fines and Forfeits: $66,000 ($13.04)
    Interest Earnings: $32,000 ($6.32)
    Rents: $29,000 ($5.73)
    Sale of Property: $11,000 ($2.17)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,101,000 ($217.59)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $900,000 ($177.87)
    Sewerage: $784,000 ($154.94)
    Water Utilities: $219,000 ($43.28)
    Highways: $99,000 ($19.57)
  • Tax - Property: $1,905,000 ($376.48)
    Other License: $133,000 ($26.28)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $6,000 ($1.19)

Polson government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,276,000 ($647.43)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,807,000 ($554.74)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $469,000 ($92.69)

Polson government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,471,000 ($1871.74)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $540,000 ($106.72)

7.76% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($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 between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
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)


6.67% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($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 between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Flathead County, MT  1.22% ($43,285 average AGI)
to Missoula County, MT  1.22% ($31,805)
to Ravalli County, MT  0.27% ($26,148)
Businesses in Polson, MT
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Safeway1
Best Western1Starbucks1
Curves1Subway1
FedEx2True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
Lane Furniture1UPS3
MasterBrand Cabinets5Vans1
McDonald's1Vons1
Pizza Hut1Walmart1
SAS Shoes1

Strongest AM radio stations in Polson:

  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KGEZ (600 AM; 5 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: SKYLINE BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KJJR (880 AM; 10 kW; WHITEFISH, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INCORPORATED)
  • KLCY (930 AM; 5 kW; EAST MISSOULA, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KGVO (1290 AM; 5 kW; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KXLY (920 AM; 20 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE RADIO, INC.)
  • KQQQ (1150 AM; 25 kW; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: RADIO PALOUSE, INC.)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KVNI (1080 AM; 10 kW; COEUR D' ALENE, ID; Owner: QUEENB RADIO, INC.)
  • KSEN (1150 AM; 10 kW; SHELBY, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Polson:

  • KQRK (92.3 FM; RONAN, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSIL (100.7 FM; WALLACE, ID; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KALS (97.1 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KALISPELL CHRISTIAN RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • K212DV (90.3 FM; POLSON, MT; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KMDM-LP (107.9 FM; POLSON, MT; Owner: ST. JOSEPH'S EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION)
  • KPLG (91.5 FM; PLAINS, MT; Owner: YOUR NETWORK OF PRAISE, INC.)
  • KDBR (106.3 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KGGL (93.3 FM; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KYSS-FM (94.9 FM; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KUFM (89.1 FM; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA)
  • KKMT (95.9 FM; COLUMBIA FALLS, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLTC-FM (107.5 FM; SUPERIOR, MT; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KBBZ (98.5 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBQQ (106.7 FM; PINESDALE, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP INC.)
  • KZOQ-FM (100.1 FM; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KMZL (91.1 FM; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: FAITH COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • K204EV (88.7 FM; MISSOULA, MT; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KZMN (103.9 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • K257BR (99.3 FM; POLSON, MT; Owner: KALISPELL CHRISTIAN RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Polson:

  • K05EE (Channel 5; BIG ARM, ETC., MT; Owner: BLACKTAIL TV TAX DISTRICT)
  • K11HO (Channel 11; POLSON, MT; Owner: POLSON TV IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION)
  • K07HG (Channel 7; POLSON, MT; Owner: POLSON TV IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION)
  • K06MQ (Channel 6; FINLEY POINT, ETC., MT; Owner: BLACKTAIL TV TAX DISTRICT)
  • K60AL (Channel 60; ROLLINS, MT; Owner: BLACKTAIL TV TAX DISTRICT)
  • KSKC-CA (Channel 25; PABLO/RONAN, MT; Owner: SALISH KOOTENAI COLLEGE)
  • K20CP (Channel 20; ELMO, MT; Owner: SALISH KOOTENAI COLLEGE)
Polson fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Polson fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 171ft / 52.2mTotal length
  • $245,000Total costs
  • 34,057Total average daily traffic
  • 673Total average daily truck traffic
  • 53,767Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 96 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Polson)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Polson, MT)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 70 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Polson)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 67 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Polson)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 50. The highest number of fire incidents - 80 took place in 2013, and the least - 30 in 2014. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Polson, MT When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (47.2%), and Structure Fires (38.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Polson, MT
    • 40347.2%Outside Fires
    • 32938.6%Structure Fires
    • 10912.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 121.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Polson, MT

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Polson, Montana:

  • Best Western Kwataqnuk Resort, 49708 Us Hwy 93 E, Polson, Montana 59860 , Phone: (406) 883-3636, Fax: (406) 883-5392
  • Super 8 Motel, PO Box 308, Polson, Montana 59860 , Phone: (406) 883-6252
  • Red Lion Inn and Suites, Polson, 209 Ridgewater Dr, Polson, Montana 59860 , Phone: (406) 872-2200, Fax: (406) 872-2201
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Polson, Montana
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Polson, MT
  • 67.2%Electricity
  • 18.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 10.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.9%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Polson, MT
  • 93.0%Electricity
  • 3.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.8%Wood
  • 1.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Polson compared to Montana state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
There are 46 pilots and 26 other airmen in this city.
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