Flathead County, Montana Population 2018

Flathead County, Montana's estimated population is 100,000 with a growth rate of 5.60% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Flathead County, Montana is the 4th largest county in Montana.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017100,0005,3045.60%
201694,696-2,997-3.07%
201697,6931,9552.04%
201595,7381,2701.34%
201494,4681,6331.76%
201392,8351,2591.37%
201291,5763400.37%
201191,2363830.42%
201090,85331,63553.42%
199059,2187,25213.96%
198051,96612,50631.69%
197039,4606,49519.70%
196032,9651,4704.67%
195031,4957,22429.76%
194024,2715,07126.41%
193019,200-2,505-11.54%
192021,7052,92015.54%
191018,7859,410100.37%
19009,3750.00%

Flathead County, Montana Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White89,762
Two or More Races2,080
American Indian and Alaska Native1,524
Some Other Race546
Asian492
Black or African American248
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander44

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Flathead County, Montana Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8%10% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Flathead County, Montana Median Age

42.1


Total

41.3


Male

42.8


Female

Flathead County, Montana Adults

There are 73,484 adults, (16,098 of which are seniors) in Flathead County, Montana.

Flathead County, Montana Age Dependency

65.1

Age Dependency Ratio

28.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37

Child Dependency Ratio

Flathead County, Montana Sex Ratio

Female

47,415

50.07%

Male

47,281

49.93%

Flathead County, Montana Households and Families

Flathead County, Montana Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Flathead County, Montana Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.1%16.9%
All71%29%
Non Family57.7%42.3%
Male51.9%48.1%
Female51.5%48.5%

71.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Flathead County, Montana Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All37,6222.4971
Married20,7513.0483.1
Non Family12,7731.2857.7
Female2,6063.5751.5
Male1,4923.2451.9

3.05

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Flathead County, Montana Households

Flathead County, Montana Education

Flathead County, Montana Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7071.07%
9th to 12th Grade2,9254.41%
High School Graduate19,41829.27%
Some College17,55626.46%
Associates Degree6,5489.87%
Bachelors Degree13,14619.81%
Graduate Degree6,0449.11%

Flathead County, Montana Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White63,03059,76618,660
Hispanic1,2531,014165
Native American1,07698657
Multiple Races881849185
Asian292292126
Other Race19613746
Black17114433
Islander29295

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 43.15%.

Flathead County, Montana Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,312$36,519$24,897
Less Than High School$20,254$24,336$12,470
High School Grad$25,793$31,167$21,950
Some College$27,970$36,419$22,697
Bachelors Degree$36,823$48,212$31,994
Graduate Degree$51,510$59,457$48,474

$30,312

Average Earnings

$36,519

Average Male

$24,897

Average Female

Flathead County, Montana Language

Flathead County, Montana Language by Age

Flathead County, Montana Language

97.35% of Flathead County, Montana residents speak only English, while 2.65% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.30% of the population.

Flathead County, Montana Poverty

Flathead County, Montana Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White87,35411,41913.07%
Multiple2,06958128.08%
Hispanic2,41449220.38%
Native1,37730522.15%
Other54410118.57%
Black2436526.75%
Asian4925010.16%
Islander44511.36%

13.77%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.03%

Male Poverty Rate

14.50%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Flathead County, Montana

The race most likely to be in poverty in Flathead County, Montana is Multiple, with 28.08% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Flathead County, Montana is Asian, with 10.16% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.83%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.69%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.95%.

Flathead County, Montana Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.01%
High School12.49%
Some College11.15%
Bachelors or Greater8.52%

Flathead County, Montana Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed38.95%
Male Unemployed32.07%
Female Employed9.27%
Male Employed5.42%

Flathead County, Montana Income

Flathead County, Montana Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$48,407$65,238
Families$60,365$78,047
Married Families$65,376$85,039
Non Families$26,790$38,629

Flathead County, Montana Marital Status

Flathead County, Montana Marital Status

Marriage Rates

56.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.6%

Male Marriage Rate

56.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Flathead County, Montana Married by Age and Sex

Flathead County, Montana Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Flathead County, Montana Marital Status by Race

Flathead County, Montana Veterans

Flathead County, Montana Veterans by War

8,558

Number of Veterans

7,892

Male Veterans

666

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam3,588
First Gulf War1,389
Second Gulf War1,038
Korea602
World War II316

Flathead County, Montana Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 742,534
35 to 541,868
75+1,753
55 to 641,723
18 to 34680

Flathead County, Montana Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White8,18311.68%
Hispanic18011.09%
Indian11910.03%
Other11137.37%
2 or More886.56%
Asian4614.37%
Black115.29%

Flathead County, Montana Veterans by Education

10.86%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.61%

Veteran Disability Rate

Flathead County, Montana Employment Status

Flathead County, Montana Employment by Age

62.7%

Labor Force Participation

58.6%

Employment Rate

6.5%

Unemployment Rate

Flathead County, Montana Employment by Race

Flathead County, Montana Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Flathead County, Montana

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Kalispell2005222761270913.51%
Whitefish6361727991814.43%
Columbia Falls4710524153111.27%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990