Whitefish, Montana

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Population in 2019: 8,295 (94% urban, 6% rural).
Population change since 2000: +64.8%
Males: 4,256  (51.3%)
Females: 4,039  (48.7%)
Median resident age:

40.5 years
Montana median age:

40.5 years

Zip codes: 59937.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $57,970 (it was $33,038 in 2000)
Whitefish:

$57,970
MT:

$57,153

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $42,203 (it was $24,098 in 2000)

Whitefish city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $408,331 (it was $120,400 in 2000)
Whitefish:

$408,331
MT:

$253,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $498,432; detached houses: $532,882; townhouses or other attached units: $467,552; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $159,224; mobile homes: $25,510

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,081.

March 2019 cost of living index in Whitefish: 95.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 7.6%
(7.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 12.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents)
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  • Races in Whitefish, MT (2019)
    • 7,44095.4%White alone
    • 1772.3%Hispanic
    • 490.6%American Indian alone
    • 220.3%Asian alone
    • 190.2%Two or more races
    • 10.01%Black alone

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



According to our research of Montana and other state lists, there were 13 registered sex offenders living in Whitefish, Montana as of May 21, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Whitefish is 537 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Whitefish by year

Type

2006

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(46.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.6)
3
(34.2)
4
(62.4)
4
(62.2)
2
(30.8)
1
(14.9)
3
(42.9)
4
(55.4)
4
(53.7)
1
(12.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(14.0)
1
(11.9)
1
(11.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
15
(210.2)
11
(130.4)
9
(104.3)
7
(79.8)
4
(62.4)
12
(186.7)
14
(215.5)
20
(297.4)
8
(114.3)
10
(138.4)
8
(107.4)
8
(102.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
44
(616.7)
24
(284.6)
24
(278.3)
22
(250.7)
11
(171.5)
14
(217.8)
26
(400.2)
22
(327.1)
19
(271.5)
17
(235.3)
15
(201.5)
16
(205.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
188
(2,635)
247
(2,929)
275
(3,188)
168
(1,914)
159
(2,479)
152
(2,365)
191
(2,940)
189
(2,810)
185
(2,644)
163
(2,256)
127
(1,706)
110
(1,410)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
11
(154.2)
17
(201.6)
6
(69.6)
6
(68.4)
7
(109.2)
9
(140.0)
11
(169.3)
12
(178.4)
6
(85.8)
9
(124.6)
9
(120.9)
4
(51.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.9)
1
(11.6)
3
(34.2)
2
(31.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.4)
1
(14.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.8)
City-Data.com crime index207.1182.9186.2142.9182.3212.8319.3221.0188.8188.6156.5105.6

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 Whitefish, MT

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 18 (16 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.98
Montana average:

1.83
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Ancestries: German (13.5%), English (10.5%), Irish (8.6%), Norwegian (7.1%), Scottish (6.5%), European (5.7%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 3036 feet

Land area: 4.42 square miles.

Population density: 1,877 people per square mile   (low).

Whitefish, Montana map

130 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.6%
Montana:

2.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,820 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $3,299 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Missoula, MT (108.2 miles , pop. 57,053).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (366.1 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (1012.5 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Columbia Falls, MT (2.7 miles ),
Helena Flats, MT (3.2 miles ),
Bad Rock-Columbia Heights, MT (3.3 miles ),
Hungry Horse, MT (3.6 miles ),
Evergreen, MT (3.6 miles ),
Coram, MT (3.7 miles ),
Martin City, MT (3.8 miles ),
Olney, MT (3.8 miles)

Latitude: 48.41 N, Longitude: 114.34 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,439 (+18.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,949 (43.5%)

Area code: 406

Distribution of median household income in Whitefish, MT in 2019
Distribution of house value in Whitefish, MT in 2019

Whitefish satellite photo by USGS

Whitefish tourist attractions:

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.4%
Montana:

4.3%
Historical population in Whitefish, MT
Historical housing units in Whitefish, MT
Most common industries in Whitefish, MT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (14.9%)
  • Health care (8.9%)
  • Construction (7.6%)
  • Educational services (7.4%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (4.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.3%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (13.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (5.7%)
  • Rail transportation (5.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.8%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (4.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (18.2%)
  • Health care (14.5%)
  • Educational services (12.6%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (6.5%)
  • Social assistance (5.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.4%)
Most common occupations in Whitefish, MT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.6%)
  • Therapists (3.0%)
  • Top executives (2.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Carpenters (5.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.2%)
  • Rail and water transportation workers (5.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.9%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.7%)
  • Registered nurses (4.6%)
  • Therapists (4.1%)

Average climate in Whitefish, Montana

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Whitefish, Montana environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 81.4. This is about average.

City:

81.4
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2005 was 0.323. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 13.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.323
U.S.:

0.267
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 17.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.4
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 24.3. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.3
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 10.2. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.2
U.S.:

8.5

Earthquake activity:

Whitefish-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Montana state average. It is 697% 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 318.6 miles away from Whitefish 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 300.9 miles away from Whitefish 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 275.5 miles away from Whitefish 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 134.0 miles away from Whitefish center
On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 387.1 miles away from Whitefish center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW) earthquake occurred 393.7 miles away from the city center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

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

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 5, Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Snows: 2, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Whitefish topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Whitefish:

  • NORTH VALLEY HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 1600 HOSPITAL WAY)
  • NORTH VALLEY HOSP ECC (6575 HWY 93 S)
  • WHITEFISH CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (1305 E 7TH ST)

Airports located in Whitefish:

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Amtrak station:

WHITEFISH (500 DEPOT ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, car rental agency, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Whitefish:

  • The University of Montana (about 109 miles; Missoula, MT; Full-time enrollment: 13,602)
  • North Idaho College (about 125 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; FT enrollment: 4,684)
  • Spokane Community College (about 149 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,482)
  • Whitworth University (about 150 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 2,689)
  • Gonzaga University (about 151 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,780)
  • Spokane Falls Community College (about 154 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,052)
  • Eastern Washington University (about 164 miles; Cheney, WA; FT enrollment: 11,643)

Public high school in Whitefish:

  • WHITEFISH HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 1143 EAST 4TH ST., Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Whitefish:

  • WHITEFISH MIDDLE 5-8 (Students: 725, Location: 600 EAST SECOND STREET, Grades: 5-8)
  • L A MULDOWN SCHOOL (Students: 633, Location: 1300 EAST 7TH ST., Grades: PK-4)
  • BISSELL SCHOOL (Students: 58, Location: 5955 FARM TO MARKET ROAD, Grades: PK-6)
  • BISSELL 7-8 (Students: 15, Location: 5955 FARM TO MARKET ROAD, Grades: 7-8)

Private elementary/middle school in Whitefish:

  • WHITEFISH CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 83, Location: 820 ASHAR AVE, Grades: PK-8)
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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Whitefish: Greenwood RV Park (A), Whitefish Lake Golf Club (B), Tally Lake Ranger District Station (C), Par Three on Ninety-Three Golf Course (D), Whitefish Branch Library (E), Whitefish Police Department (F), Whitefish Fire Department Station 1 (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Churches in Whitefish include: Christian Life Fellowship (A), Happy Valley Missionary Baptist Church (B), Whitefish Community Church of God (C), First Baptist Church (D), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (E), Grace Baptist Church (F), Christs Church in Whitefish (G), Baha'i Faith (H), First Presbyterian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Whitefish Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lake: Sampson Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Cow Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Whitefish include: River Trail Park (1), Soroptimist Park (2), Riverside Park (3), Mountain Trails Park (4), Memorial Park (5), Grouse Mountain Park (6), Crestwood Park (7), Baker Park (8), River Trail Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Stumptown Historical Society - BN Depot (Museums; 500 Depot Street Suite 101), Rocky Mountain Transportation Inc (Tours & Charters; 1410 East Edgewood Drive), Montana River Anglers (Tours & Charters; 415 Blanchard View Drive).

Hotels: Duck Inn Lodge (1305 Columbia Avenue), Ford Rent-A-Car (1305 Columbia Avenue), Grouse Mountain Lodge (2 Fairway Dr), Downtowner Motel Tanning & Fitness Center (224 Spokane Avenue), Bay Point On the Lake (300 Bay Point Drive), Glacier Village Property Management (Big Mountain), Hidden Moose Lodge (1735 East Lakeshore Drive), Ghalet Motel (6430 US Highway 93 South), Best Western Rocky Mountain (6510 Highway 93 South).

Birthplace of: Constance Towers - Actress/Singer, Dennis Cross - Television actor, Terry Moulton - Politician, Carolyn Squires - Politician, Katarina Tarr - Association footballer, Sierra Fellers - Skateboarder.

Flathead 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 Whitefish and their reported violations in the past:

BIG MOUNTAIN WATER COMPANY (Population served: 2,435, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2004, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-04-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-04-2005), St Compliance achieved (SEP-18-2007)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 130 regular monitoring violations
PTARMIGAN VILLAGE INC (Population served: 600, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-24-2014), St Public Notif requested (SEP-24-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-24-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-09-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from AUG-09-2013 to AUG-09-2013), St Public Notif received (AUG-19-2013), St Compliance achieved (SEP-03-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2004, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-04-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-04-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-25-2005)
FOREST ACRES TR PK WHITEFISH (Population served: 390, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-11-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from JUL-11-2012 to JUL-11-2012), St Public Notif received (JUL-15-2012), St Compliance achieved (AUG-09-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-08-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-08-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-08-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-08-2006), St Compliance achieved (DEC-03-2008)
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 (FEB-10-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-15-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-15-2013), St Intentional no-action (DEC-31-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-15-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-15-2013), St Intentional no-action (DEC-31-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-17-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-17-2013), St Compliance achieved (JAN-15-2014)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2004, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-04-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-04-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUN-08-2007)
FLATHEAD CO WATER DISTRICT NO 8 (Population served: 375, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-23-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from SEP-23-2011 to SEP-23-2011), St Compliance achieved (OCT-06-2011), St Public Notif received (OCT-11-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-26-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from OCT-26-2009 to OCT-26-2009), St Public Notif received (DEC-07-2009), St Compliance achieved (2 times from MAY-13-2010 to OCT-08-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 196 regular monitoring violations
COUNTRY LAKE HOMES WHITEFISH (Population served: 260, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-25-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from JAN-25-2012 to JAN-25-2012), St Public Notif received (FEB-02-2012), St Compliance achieved (FEB-27-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-12-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from DEC-12-2011 to DEC-12-2011), St Public Notif received (JAN-03-2012), St Compliance achieved (FEB-27-2012)
LION MOUNTAIN HOMEOWNERS ASSOC (Population served: 189, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2004, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-04-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-04-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-07-2007)
  • One regular monitoring violation
WHITEFISH KOA (Population served: 123, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
STILLWATER FISH HOUSE (Population served: 87, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from DEC-16-2013 to DEC-16-2013), St Public Notif requested (DEC-16-2013), St Compliance achieved (JAN-30-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St No addtl Formal Action needed (MAY-05-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-23-2010), St Public Notif requested (JUL-23-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-23-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUL-23-2010), Fed Compliance achieved (3 times from NOV-05-2010 to OCT-15-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St No addtl Formal Action needed (MAY-05-2009), Fed FAO issued (JUL-28-2009), St Public Notif requested (JUN-07-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from JUN-07-2010 to JUN-07-2010), St Public Notif received (JUN-17-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-16-2010), Fed Compliance achieved (3 times from NOV-05-2010 to OCT-15-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 40 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

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

  • SUMMIT HOUSE RESTAURANT (Population served: 175, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ALPINE VILLAGE WUA (Population served: 144, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • OUTBACK MOBILE HOME SETTLEMENT (Population served: 80, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MOUNTAIN VIEW MHP (Population served: 60, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
  • BLANCHARD HOLLOW ESTATES WUA (Population served: 53, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.1 people
Montana:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

52.4%
Whole state:

62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.9%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
93 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
120 people in nursing homes in 2000
17 people in other group homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Whitefish (2011 data):

  • Glacier Bank: - Whitefish Driveup Bra, - Whitefish South Branc, Of Whitefish Branch. 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.
  • First Interstate Bank: Whitefish Branch at 306 Spokane Avenue, branch established on 1964/11/09. 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.
  • Mountain West Bank, National Association: Whitefish-Spokane Avenue Branch at 601 Spokane Avenue, branch established on 2004/01/26. Info updated 2009/06/05: Bank assets: $640.8 mil, Deposits: $544.6 mil, headquarters in Helena, MT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Mountain West Financial Corp.
  • American Bank: Whitefish Branch at 6475 Highway 93 South, branch established on 1995/09/14. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $332.3 mil, Deposits: $276.6 mil, headquarters in Bozeman, MT, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Guaranty Development Company

For population 15 years and over in Whitefish:

Marital status in Whitefish, MT
  • Never married: 26.4%
  • Now married: 51.7%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 13.9%

For population 25 years and over in Whitefish:

  • High school or higher: 97.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 54.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.2%
  • Unemployed: 7.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.0
Montana average:

9.6

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

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Religion statistics for Whitefish, MT (based on Flathead County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant15,54483
Catholic4,9336
Mainline Protestant4,59417
Other4,37020
Black Protestant151
None61,472-
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: 15
Here:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 45
This county:

5.19 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 97
Here:

11.18 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

10.38 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Flathead County:

5.8%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

20.0%
Montana:

23.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Flathead County:

8.4%
Montana:

10.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

59.3%
State:

51.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Whitefish:

62.4%
Montana:

50.3%

Average BMI:
Whitefish:

27.5
Montana:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

16.6%
Montana:

20.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Whitefish:

6.0%
Montana:

9.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.0
Montana:

6.9

Overweight people:
This city:

32.1%
Montana:

34.8%

General health condition:
Here:

67.0%
State:

58.6%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

83.1%
State:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Whitefish, 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 16$94,160$70,6202$818
Firefighters 15$97,648$78,1181$497
Streets and Highways 13$67,646$62,4421$458
Water Supply 11$61,756$67,3701$403
Parks and Recreation 10$40,446$48,5358$3,209
Other Government Administration 10$61,597$73,9161$682
Other and Unallocable 6$26,695$53,3901$1,933
Judicial and Legal 4$27,745$83,2352$5,689
Sewerage 2$11,672$70,0320$0
Financial Administration 2$11,587$69,5220$0
Police - Other 2$7,500$45,0000$0
Fire - Other 2$14,581$87,4861$627
Local Libraries 1$5,343$64,1165$5,925
Totals for Government 94$528,377$67,45223$20,241

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,003,000 ($241.47)
    Water Utilities: $1,288,000 ($155.27)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,037,000 ($125.02)
    General - Other: $943,000 ($113.68)
    Sewerage: $479,000 ($57.75)
    Police Protection: $43,000 ($5.18)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,797,000 ($337.19)
    Sewerage: $1,811,000 ($218.32)
    Water Utilities: $1,810,000 ($218.20)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,534,000 ($184.93)
    Regular Highways: $1,348,000 ($162.51)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,286,000 ($155.03)
    Central Staff Services: $244,000 ($29.42)
    Libraries: $100,000 ($12.06)
    Financial Administration: $92,000 ($11.09)
    Housing and Community Development: $62,000 ($7.47)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $61,000 ($7.35)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $58,000 ($6.99)
    General - Other: $51,000 ($6.15)
    Solid Waste Management: $28,000 ($3.38)
    Transit Utilities: $17,000 ($2.05)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $506,000 ($61.00)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $274,000 ($33.03)
    Regular Highways: $72,000 ($8.68)
    Police Protection: $64,000 ($7.72)
    Parks and Recreation: $44,000 ($5.30)
    Financial Administration: $30,000 ($3.62)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $22,000 ($2.65)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,220,000 ($1111.51)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $214,000 ($25.80)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,333,000 ($401.81)
    Other: $1,208,000 ($145.63)
    Parks and Recreation: $654,000 ($78.84)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $238,000 ($28.69)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $378,000 ($45.57)
    General Revenue - Other: $375,000 ($45.21)
    Fines and Forfeits: $359,000 ($43.28)
    Interest Earnings: $209,000 ($25.20)
    Special Assessments: $177,000 ($21.34)
    Rents: $73,000 ($8.80)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,608,000 ($434.96)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,111,000 ($133.94)
    Other: $285,000 ($34.36)
    Highways: $151,000 ($18.20)
  • Tax - Property: $9,022,000 ($1087.64)
    Other Selective Sales: $3,988,000 ($480.77)
    Other License: $682,000 ($82.22)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $59,000 ($7.11)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $18,000 ($2.17)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,157,000 ($3515.01)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,489,000 ($2952.26)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,843,000 ($583.85)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $175,000 ($21.10)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $18,145,000 ($2187.46)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,493,000 ($782.76)

6.82% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($70,646 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.82%
Montana average:

7.25%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Missoula County, MT  0.37% ($39,858 average AGI)
from Lake County, MT  0.31% ($43,285)
from Gallatin County, MT  0.22% ($41,674)


5.14% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($45,828 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.14%
Montana average:

6.77%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Missoula County, MT  0.47% ($27,745 average AGI)
to Lake County, MT  0.29% ($49,777)
to Gallatin County, MT  0.20% ($35,385)
Businesses in Whitefish, MT
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1RadioShack1
Best Western1Safeway1
Budget Car Rental2Starbucks1
Chevrolet1Subaru1
Dairy Queen1Subway1
FedEx4Super 81
Ford1U-Haul1
GNC1UPS3
H&R Block1Vans2
Kincaid1Volkswagen1
Lane Furniture1Vons1
MasterBrand Cabinets2Walgreens1
McDonald's1Wendy's1
New Balance1

Strongest AM radio stations in Whitefish:

  • KJJR (880 AM; 10 kW; WHITEFISH, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INCORPORATED)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KGEZ (600 AM; 5 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: SKYLINE BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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.)
  • KSEN (1150 AM; 10 kW; SHELBY, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KVNI (1080 AM; 10 kW; COEUR D' ALENE, ID; Owner: QUEENB RADIO, INC.)
  • KMJY (700 AM; 10 kW; NEWPORT, WA; Owner: JAMES E. AND HELEN G. STARGEL)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Whitefish:

  • KKMT (95.9 FM; COLUMBIA FALLS, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBBZ (98.5 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDBR (106.3 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KALS (97.1 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KALISPELL CHRISTIAN RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • K276DU (103.1 FM; WHITEFISH, MT; Owner: ESTATE OF MARIE BATTANI)
  • KSIL (100.7 FM; WALLACE, ID; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KQRK (92.3 FM; RONAN, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPLG (91.5 FM; PLAINS, MT; Owner: YOUR NETWORK OF PRAISE, INC.)
  • KUKL (89.9 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA)
  • KZMN (103.9 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • K204CJ (88.7 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: YOUR CHRISTIAN COMPANION NETWORK, INC.)
  • K208DI (89.5 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K259AD (99.7 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: BEE B/C INC.)
  • K219BN (91.7 FM; WHITEFISH, MT; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA)
  • K258AP (99.5 FM; WHITEFISH, MT; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KSPL (90.9 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)

TV broadcast stations around Whitefish:

  • K05EE (Channel 5; BIG ARM, ETC., MT; Owner: BLACKTAIL TV TAX DISTRICT)
  • K59BW (Channel 59; BONNERS FERRY, ID; Owner: STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION (IEPBS))
  • KEXI-LP (Channel 35; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: MONTANA BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • KMMF-LP (Channel 34; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: MONTANA LICENSE SUB, INC.)
  • K26DD (Channel 26; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
Whitefish fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Whitefish fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 190ft / 57.5mTotal length
  • $948,000Total costs
  • 80,127Total average daily traffic
  • 784Total average daily truck traffic
  • 96,585Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
New bridges in Whitefish, MT - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Whitefish, MT
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Whitefish)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 56 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Whitefish, MT)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 36 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 30 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 112 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Whitefish)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Whitefish)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 110 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 33. The highest number of reported fires - 62 took place in 2011, and the least - 2 in 2009. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Whitefish, MT When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (48.9%), and Outside Fires (28.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Whitefish, MT
    • 22448.9%Structure Fires
    • 13028.4%Outside Fires
    • 6313.8%Other
    • 419.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Whitefish, MT

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Whitefish, Montana:

  • Grouse Mountain Lodge, 2 Fairway Dr, Whitefish, Montana 59937 , Phone: (406) 862-3000, Fax: (406) 862-0326
  • Pine Lodge Quality Inn, 920 Spokane Ave, Whitefish, Montana 59937 , Phone: (406) 862-7600, Fax: (406) 862-7616
  • Big Mountain Lodge, 6390 Us Hwy 93 S, Whitefish, Montana 59937 , Phone: (406) 862-4020, Fax: (406) 862-4115
  • Best Western Rocky Mountain Lodge, 6510 Hwy 93 S, Whitefish, Montana 59937 , Phone: (406) 862-2569, Fax: (406) 862-1154
  • Lodge At Whitefish Lake, 1380 Wisconsin Ave, Whitefish, Montana 59937 , Phone: (406) 863-4000, Fax: (406) 863-2750
  • Hampton Inn & Suites- Whitefish, 6340 US Hwy 93 S, Whitefish, Montana 59937 , Phone: (406) 730-8901, Fax: (406) 730-8902
  • TownePlace Suites by Marriott Whitefish, 300 Akers Ln, Whitefish, Montana 59937 , Phone: (833) 229-1608, Fax: (406) 730-8460
All 7 fire-safe hotels and motels in Whitefish, Montana
Most common first names in Whitefish, MT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James3870.1 years
William3776.4 years
John3473.2 years
Mary3382.0 years
Robert3167.1 years
Charles2876.8 years
Helen2781.6 years
George2476.5 years
Margaret2177.9 years
Dorothy2080.1 years
Most common last names in Whitefish, MT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson2482.7 years
Smith2075.8 years
Nelson1677.5 years
Anderson1680.3 years
Brown1375.2 years
Jones1180.6 years
Adams973.9 years
Hanson979.3 years
Wood980.2 years
Fisher881.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Whitefish, MT
  • 72.1%Utility gas
  • 19.6%Electricity
  • 5.3%Wood
  • 2.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Whitefish, MT
  • 56.2%Electricity
  • 42.5%Utility gas
  • 0.6%Other fuel
  • 0.6%No fuel used


Whitefish compared to Montana state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

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  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest average weight of females"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
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