Columbia Falls, Montana Population 2020

5,905

Columbia Falls is a city located in Montana. With a 2020 population of 5,905, it is the 15th largest city in Montana and the 4322nd largest city in the United States. Columbia Falls is currently growing at a rate of 2.87% annually and its population has increased by 25.96% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,688 in 2010. Spanning over 2 miles, Columbia Falls has a population density of 2,686 people per square mile.

The average household income in Columbia Falls is $61,709 with a poverty rate of 12.71%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $730 per month, and the median house value is $192,800. The median age in Columbia Falls is 42.6 years, 39 years for males, and 46.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 87.1 males.

Columbia Falls Demographics

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

  • White: 95.67%
  • Native American: 1.88%
  • Two or more races: 1.30%
  • Other race: 0.86%
  • Asian: 0.29%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Columbia Falls, Montana is 5,905, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,575.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,688.

Columbia Falls, Montana Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,99995.67%
American Indian and Alaska Native981.88%
Two or More Races681.30%
Some Other Race450.86%
Asian150.29%

Columbia Falls Population Pyramid 2020

Columbia Falls Median Age

42.6


Total

39


Male

46.1


Female

Columbia Falls Adults

There are 4,123 adults, (806 of whom are seniors) in Columbia Falls.

Columbia Falls Age Dependency

57.5

Age Dependency Ratio

24.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Columbia Falls Sex Ratio

Female

2,792

53.44%

Male

2,433

46.56%

Columbia Falls Households and Families

Columbia Falls Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Columbia Falls Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83%17%
All70.5%29.5%
Female62.2%37.8%
Non Family57.4%42.6%
Male40%60%

70.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,2892.2570.5
Married1,1872.6783
Non Family8211.2257.4
Female2013.362.2
Male803.8340

2.73

Average Family Size

2.25

Average Household Size

5.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Columbia Falls Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade952.53%
9th to 12th Grade1283.41%
High School Graduate1,17831.41%
Some College95125.36%
Associates Degree44411.84%
Bachelors Degree71519.07%
Graduate Degree2396.37%

Columbia Falls Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,5713,348907
Native American989822
Hispanic4141
Multiple Races252525
Other Race1919
Asian1515

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,234$35,437$28,568
Less Than High School$16,897$16,853$
High School Grad$36,710$43,274$35,253
Some College$28,188$32,500$25,028
Bachelors Degree$42,179$46,125$41,563
Graduate Degree$31,818$$32,045

$31,234

Average Earnings

$35,437

Average Male

$28,568

Average Female

Columbia Falls Language

Columbia Falls Language by Age

Columbia Falls Language

96.38% of Columbia Falls residents speak only English, while 3.62% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.04% of the population.

Columbia Falls Poverty

Columbia Falls Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,81757411.92%
Hispanic1464128.08%
Native903842.22%
Other452657.78%

12.71%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.24%

Male Poverty Rate

12.25%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Columbia Falls

The race most likely to be in poverty in Columbia Falls is Other, with 57.78% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Columbia Falls is White, with 11.92% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.04%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.04%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.37%.

Name Poverty
Some College15.15%
High School7.21%
Bachelors or Greater4.82%
Less Than High School0.00%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed35.71%
Male Unemployed29.41%
Female Employed6.82%
Male Employed3.04%

Columbia Falls Income

Columbia Falls Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$47,716$61,709
Families$58,013$75,933
Married Families$63,926-
Non Families$21,875$34,583

Columbia Falls Marital Status

Columbia Falls Marital Status

Marriage Rates

54.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.4%

Male Marriage Rate

50.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Columbia Falls Married by Age and Sex

Columbia Falls Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Columbia Falls Marital Status by Race

Columbia Falls Veterans

453

Number of Veterans

438

Male Veterans

15

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam162
First Gulf War114
Second Gulf War64
Korea11
World War II8

$Columbia Falls Veterans by Education

2.25%

Veteran Poverty Rate

16.40%

Veteran Disability Rate

Columbia Falls Employment Status

68.2%

Labor Force Participation

66.5%

Employment Rate

2.6%

Unemployment Rate

Columbia Falls 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

55.85%

Born in Montana

98.68%

Native Born

1.32%

Foreign Born

0.25%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.68% of Columbia Falls residents were born in the United States, with 55.85% having been born in Montana. 0.25% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20205,9051652.87%
20195,7401652.96%
20185,5752184.07%
20175,3571653.18%
20165,1921422.81%
20155,0501432.91%
20144,9071162.42%
20134,791671.42%
20124,724160.34%
20114,70850.11%
20104,7031,0582.58%
20003,6457032.17%
19902,942-170-0.56%
19803,1124601.61%
19702,6520.00%