Flathead County, Montana Population 2020

Flathead County, Montana's estimated population is 100,092 with a growth rate of 2.36% 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
2018102,1062,0142.01%
2017100,0922,3072.36%
201697,7851,9332.02%
201595,8521,2751.35%
201494,5771,6411.77%
201392,9361,3411.46%
201291,5953320.36%
201191,2633960.44%
201090,86731,64953.44%
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%

How Many People Live in Flathead County, Montana?

100,092

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White92,69594.51%
Two or More Races2,0812.12%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,5531.58%
Some Other Race7270.74%
Asian6240.64%
Black or African American3570.36%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander450.05%

Flathead County, Montana Population Pyramid 2020

Flathead County, Montana Median Age

42.1


Total

41.5


Male

43


Female

Flathead County, Montana Adults

There are 76,256 adults, (17,851 of whom are seniors) in Flathead County, Montana.

Flathead County, Montana Age Dependency

67.9

Age Dependency Ratio

30.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Flathead County, Montana Sex Ratio

Female

49,259

50.22%

Male

48,823

49.78%

Flathead County, Montana Households and Families

Flathead County, Montana Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Flathead County, Montana Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.7%15.3%
All72.6%27.4%
Female59.2%40.8%
Non Family58.4%41.6%
Male53.8%46.2%

72.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All38,2522.5372.6
Married20,7563.1284.7
Non Family13,5911.358.4
Female2,6723.7259.2
Male1,2333.753.8

3.12

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

5.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Flathead County, Montana Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9541.38%
9th to 12th Grade3,2574.70%
High School Graduate20,72829.93%
Some College16,34823.60%
Associates Degree7,28310.51%
Bachelors Degree13,95920.15%
Graduate Degree6,7359.72%

Flathead County, Montana Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White65,46361,61419,974
Hispanic1,3721,144261
Native American1,1781,10884
Multiple Races860816293
Asian382368126
Black28522039
Other Race28222770
Islander3131

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 34.07%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,063$39,171$27,998
Less Than High School$25,265$27,037$17,093
High School Grad$28,516$32,536$22,661
Some College$28,611$36,743$25,413
Bachelors Degree$43,109$52,095$38,788
Graduate Degree$56,079$75,218$49,604

$32,063

Average Earnings

$39,171

Average Male

$27,998

Average Female

Flathead County, Montana Language

Flathead County, Montana Language by Age

Flathead County, Montana Language

97.17% of Flathead County, Montana residents speak only English, while 2.83% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.54% of the population.

Flathead County, Montana Poverty

Flathead County, Montana Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White90,07810,13211.25%
Hispanic2,63048218.33%
Multiple2,07341620.07%
Native1,50822815.12%
Asian6248914.26%
Other7177310.18%
Black3533710.48%

11.73%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.93%

Male Poverty Rate

12.51%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Flathead County, Montana

The race most likely to be in poverty in Flathead County, Montana is Multiple, with 20.07% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Flathead County, Montana is Other, with 10.18% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.48%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.63%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.71%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School21.49%
High School11.08%
Some College9.64%
Bachelors or Greater6.00%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed25.56%
Male Unemployed21.32%
Female Employed7.34%
Male Employed5.03%

Flathead County, Montana Income

Flathead County, Montana Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$52,966$72,682
Families$66,205$86,189
Married Families$72,090$93,165
Non Families$31,493$44,914

Flathead County, Montana Marital Status

Flathead County, Montana Marital Status

Marriage Rates

55.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.4%

Male Marriage Rate

54.4%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Flathead County, Montana Marital Status by Race

Flathead County, Montana Veterans

8,671

Number of Veterans

7,886

Male Veterans

785

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,735
First Gulf War1,498
Second Gulf War1,154
Korea540
World War II228

Flathead County, Montana Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White8,10411.16%
Hispanic24313.49%
Indian19815.98%
Other15637.77%
2 or More1139.14%
Asian6315.56%
Black3712.98%

Flathead County, Montana Veterans by Education

7.93%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.03%

Veteran Disability Rate

Flathead County, Montana Employment Status

62.5%

Labor Force Participation

60.1%

Employment Rate

3.7%

Unemployment Rate

Flathead County, Montana Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

46.87%

Born in Montana

97.80%

Native Born

2.20%

Foreign Born

0.67%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.80% of Flathead County, Montana residents were born in the United States, with 46.87% having been born in Montana. 0.67% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Population of Cities in Flathead County, Montana

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Kalispell2005222761270913.51%
Whitefish6361727991814.43%
Columbia Falls4710524153111.27%
  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