Flathead County, Montana Population 2024

115,473

Flathead County, Montana's estimated 2024 population is 115,473 with a growth rate of 1.58% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Flathead County, Montana is the 4th largest county in Montana. The 2010 population was 90,863 and has seen a growth of 27.08% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029124,4431,7941.46%
2028122,6491,7941.48%
2027120,8551,7941.51%
2026119,0611,7941.53%
2025117,2671,7941.55%
2024115,4731,7941.58%
2023113,6791,7941.6%
2022111,8853,1162.86%
2021108,7693,8933.71%
2020104,8769960.96%
2019103,8801,7801.74%
2018102,1001,8281.82%
2017100,2722,3712.42%
201697,9011,9612.04%
201595,9401,2981.37%
201494,6421,6541.78%
201392,9881,3581.48%
201291,6303480.38%
201191,2824190.46%
201090,86300%
199059,2187,25213.96%
198051,96612,50631.69%
197039,4606,49519.7%
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%
19009,375-115,068-92.47%
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2024 Growth Rate
1.58% (1,794)
County Website
Flathead County
State
Montana
County Seat
2020 Population
104,876
Area
5087 mi²
Density
23 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
10.1% (10,597)
Founded
1893

Flathead County, Montana Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White97,45291.98%
Two or more races5,1434.85%
Native American1,1381.07%
Other race1,0120.96%
Asian8710.82%
Black or African American3340.32%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Native American

Other race

Asian

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Flathead County, Montana Population by Race

Flathead County, Montana Population Pyramid 2024

Flathead County, Montana Median Age

42.3

Total

41.4

Male

43.1

Female

Flathead County, Montana Adults

There are 82,994 adults, (21,614 of whom are seniors) in Flathead County, Montana.

Flathead County, Montana Age Dependency

72.6

Age Dependency Ratio

35.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Flathead County, Montana Sex Ratio

Female52,85549.89%
Male53,09550.11%

Flathead County, Montana Population by Age

Flathead County, Montana Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All42,1542.4874.325.7
Married22,7043.0887.112.9
Non Family14,6471.2258.741.3
Female3,1203.4161.238.8
Male1,6833.762.237.8

3.07

Average Family Size

2.48

Average Household Size

74.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Flathead County, Montana Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6640.88%
9th to 12th Grade2,6763.53%
High School Graduate21,18827.97%
Some College17,33022.88%
Associates Degree7,4619.85%
Bachelors Degree17,55423.17%
Graduate Degree8,87711.72%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Flathead County, Montana Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White70,02466,97624,471
2+ Races2,9052,8201,044
Hispanic1,8901,717709
Native American75670070
Asian699680322
Other Race642561219
Black16213143

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 97.28%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 46.07%.

Flathead County, Montana Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$40,947$48,430$33,968
Less Than 9th Grade$33,367$39,180$27,353
High School Graduate$33,349$41,473$24,340
Some College$37,638$46,884$33,141
Bachelors Degree$48,291$55,387$42,010
Graduate Degree$76,810$86,481$62,396

$40,947

Average Earnings

$48,430

Average Male

$33,968

Average Female

Flathead County, Montana Earnings by Educational Attainment

Flathead County, Montana Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Flathead County, Montana Language

96.8% of Flathead County, Montana residents speak only English, while 3.2% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.33% of the population.

Flathead County, Montana Language

Flathead County, Montana Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White95,5878,5788.97%
Hispanic3,44149614.41%
Multiple5,1314388.54%
Other99636836.95%
Native1,07026024.3%
Black3296218.84%
Asian871131.49%

9.27%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.55%

Male Poverty Rate

10%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Flathead County, Montana

The race most likely to be in poverty in Flathead County, Montana is Other, with 36.95% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Flathead County, Montana is Asian, with 1.49% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.51%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.99%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.2%.

Flathead County, Montana Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.28%
High School11.06%
Some College8.29%
Bachelors or Greater5.28%

Flathead County, Montana Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed14.96%
Male Unemployed6.73%
Female Employed6.37%
Male Employed4.87%

Flathead County, Montana Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Flathead County, Montana Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$68,025$91,345
Families$82,539$108,985
Married Families$91,882$118,786
Non Families$37,017$54,333

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Flathead County, Montana Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

55.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.2%

Male Marriage Rate

54.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Flathead County, Montana Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 45-54.

Flathead County, Montana Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Flathead County, Montana Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

7,988

Number of Veterans

7,454

Male Veterans

534

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam3,296
First Gulf War1,744
Second Gulf War1,638
Korea362
World War II28

Flathead County, Montana Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 742,208
75+1,974
35 to 541,748
55 to 641,351
18 to 34707

Flathead County, Montana Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White7,4659.69%
2+ Races2938.66%
Hispanic1536.43%
Other Race12517.43%
Native American9111.08%
Asian141.96%

Flathead County, Montana Veterans by Race

Flathead County, Montana Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.81%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.69%

Veteran Disability Rate

Flathead County, Montana Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.6%

Labor Force Participation

60.5%

Employment Rate

3.2%

Unemployment Rate

Flathead County, Montana Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Flathead County, Montana Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Flathead County, Montana 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

46.8%

Born in Flathead County, Montana

97.14%

Native Born

2.86%

Foreign Born

1.16%

Non Citizen

1.7%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.14% of Flathead County, Montana residents were born in the United States, with 46.8% having been born in Montana. 1.16% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Flathead County, Montana Place of Birth

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