Columbia Falls, Montana Population 2023

5,494

Columbia Falls is a city located in Flathead County Montana. With a 2023 population of 5,494, it is the 22nd largest city in Montana and the 6234th largest city in the United States.Columbia Falls is currently growing at a rate of 1.14% annually and its population has increased by 3.5% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,308 in 2020. Spanning over 2 miles, Columbia Falls has a population density of 2,499 people per square mile.

The average household income in Columbia Falls is $61,091 with a poverty rate of 12.78%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Columbia Falls is 41.1 years, 38.5 years for males, and 43.4 years for females.

Columbia Falls Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Columbia Falls was:

  • White: 97.06%
  • Two or more races: 1.24%
  • Native American: 1.13%
  • Asian: 0.42%
  • Other race: 0.14%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
The current population of Columbia Falls, Montana is 5,494 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,308.

Columbia Falls, Montana Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Other race

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Columbia Falls Population by Race

Columbia Falls Population Pyramid 2023

Columbia Falls Median Age

41.1

Total

38.5

Male

43.4

Female

Columbia Falls Adults

There are 4,289 adults, (755 of whom are seniors) in Columbia Falls.

Columbia Falls Age Dependency

59.9

Age Dependency Ratio

21.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Columbia Falls Sex Ratio

Female2,94852.17%
Male2,70347.83%

Columbia Falls Population by Age

Columbia Falls Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

2.87

Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

66.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Columbia Falls Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Columbia Falls Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Columbia Falls Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

Columbia Falls Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$29,857

Average Earnings

$37,828

Average Male

$25,275

Average Female

Columbia Falls Earnings by Educational Attainment

Columbia Falls Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Columbia Falls Language

97.75% of Columbia Falls residents speak only English, while 2.25% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.2% of the population.

Columbia Falls Language

Columbia Falls Poverty by Race

rate

12.78%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.95%

Male Poverty Rate

10.63%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Columbia Falls

The race most likely to be in poverty in Columbia Falls is Native, with 73.44% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Columbia Falls is White, with 12.28% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.73%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.38%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.35%.

Columbia Falls Poverty

Columbia Falls Poverty Rate by Education

Columbia Falls Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Columbia Falls Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Columbia Falls Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

58.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.6%

Male Marriage Rate

56.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Columbia Falls Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Columbia Falls 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.

Columbia Falls Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Columbia Falls Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

476

Number of Veterans

448

Male Veterans

28

Female Veterans

Columbia Falls Veterans by War

Columbia Falls Veterans by Age

count

Columbia Falls Veterans by Race

Columbia Falls Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

18.49%

Veteran Disability Rate

Columbia Falls Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.8%

Labor Force Participation

58.5%

Employment Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

Columbia Falls Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Columbia Falls Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Columbia Falls Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

60.63%

Born in Columbia Falls

104.43%

Native Born

2.03%

Foreign Born

0.34%

Non Citizen

1.7%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

104.43% of Columbia Falls residents were born in the United States, with 60.63% having been born in Montana. 0.34% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Columbia Falls Place of Birth

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Columbia Falls Population by Year