Flathead County, Montana Population 2019

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
White91,06794.72%
Two or More Races2,3122.40%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,4121.47%
Some Other Race6170.64%
Asian4400.46%
Black or African American2590.27%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander400.04%

Flathead County, Montana Population Pyramid 2019

Flathead County, Montana Median Age

42.3


Total

41.7


Male

43


Female

Flathead County, Montana Adults

There are 74,633 adults, (16,861 of whom are seniors) in Flathead County, Montana.

Flathead County, Montana Age Dependency

66.4

Age Dependency Ratio

29.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Flathead County, Montana Sex Ratio

Female

48,182

50.11%

Male

47,965

49.89%

Flathead County, Montana Households and Families

Flathead County, Montana Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Flathead County, Montana Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.6%15.4%
All72%28%
Non Family57%43%
Female56.7%43.3%
Male53%47%

72.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All38,0062.572
Married20,8263.0484.6
Non Family13,1521.3157
Female2,5573.756.7
Male1,4713.3153

3.05

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

5.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Flathead County, Montana Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8291.23%
9th to 12th Grade3,0324.48%
High School Graduate19,67629.08%
Some College17,42725.76%
Associates Degree6,99510.34%
Bachelors Degree13,38419.78%
Graduate Degree6,3079.32%

Flathead County, Montana Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White64,11360,58919,083
Hispanic1,3761,165218
Native American1,0571,00469
Multiple Races943895239
Asian292284110
Other Race24519650
Black22617335
Islander24245

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 asian people with a rate of 37.67%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,654$39,233$26,191
Less Than High School$23,225$26,781$14,826
High School Grad$27,496$33,467$23,366
Some College$28,375$37,882$23,216
Bachelors Degree$40,672$51,642$34,784
Graduate Degree$52,632$65,601$48,858

$31,654

Average Earnings

$39,233

Average Male

$26,191

Average Female

Flathead County, Montana Language

Flathead County, Montana Language by Age

Flathead County, Montana Language

97.28% of Flathead County, Montana residents speak only English, while 2.72% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.40% of the population.

Flathead County, Montana Poverty

Flathead County, Montana Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White88,52911,20612.66%
Multiple2,29774632.48%
Hispanic2,50953321.24%
Native1,35333324.61%
Asian4406815.45%
Other6146610.75%
Black2553312.94%
Islander40512.50%

13.57%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.76%

Male Poverty Rate

14.37%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Flathead County, Montana

The race most likely to be in poverty in Flathead County, Montana is Multiple, with 32.48% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Flathead County, Montana is Other, with 10.75% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.57%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.51%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.92%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School25.38%
High School12.44%
Some College10.76%
Bachelors or Greater6.75%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed40.72%
Male Unemployed31.39%
Female Employed8.68%
Male Employed5.26%

Flathead County, Montana Income

Flathead County, Montana Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$51,410$68,472
Families$63,685$81,127
Married Families$68,904$88,031
Non Families$29,167$42,016

Flathead County, Montana Marital Status

Flathead County, Montana Marital Status

Marriage Rates

56.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.6%

Male Marriage Rate

55.7%

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 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Flathead County, Montana Marital Status by Race

Flathead County, Montana Veterans

8,604

Number of Veterans

7,891

Male Veterans

713

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,565
First Gulf War1,431
Second Gulf War1,055
Korea613
World War II284
Age Group Veterans
65 to 742,439
35 to 541,940
75+1,792
55 to 641,787
18 to 34646

Flathead County, Montana Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White8,17911.49%
Hispanic21312.60%
Other13936.97%
Indian11910.26%
2 or More957.02%
Black4118.14%
Asian3110.16%

Flathead County, Montana Veterans by Education

9.29%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.38%

Veteran Disability Rate

Flathead County, Montana Employment Status

62.6%

Labor Force Participation

60.1%

Employment Rate

4%

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

47.15%

Born in Montana

97.93%

Native Born

2.07%

Foreign Born

0.68%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.93% of Flathead County, Montana residents were born in the United States, with 47.15% having been born in Montana. 0.68% 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