Flathead County, Montana

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Flathead County, Montana
Flathead County mt seal
Map of Montana highlighting Flathead County
Location in the state of Montana
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Montana's location in the U.S.
Founded 1893
Seat Kalispell
Largest city Kalispell
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

5,256 sq mi (13,613 km²)

158 sq mi (409 km²), 3.01%
 - (2000)
 - Density

16/sq mi (6/km²)

Flathead County is a county located in the U.S. state of Montana. As of 2000, the population was 74,471. Its county seat is Kalispell[1]. The numerical designation for Flathead County (used in the issuance of licence plates) is 7.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 13,614 km² (5,256 sq mi). 13,205 km² (5,098 sq mi) of it is land and 410 km² (158 sq mi) of it (3.01%) is water.

Adjacent countiesEdit

The Canadian province of British Columbia borders Flathead County on the north.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 74,471 people, 29,588 households, and 20,415 families residing in the county. The population density was 6/km² (15/sq mi). There were 34,773 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (7/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 96.26% White, 0.15% Black or African American, 1.15% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.41% from other races, and 1.50% from two or more races. 1.42% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 21.7% were of German, 11.3% Irish, 11.0% Norwegian, 10.3% English and 9.1% United States or American ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 29,588 households out of which 32.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.90% were married couples living together, 8.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.00% were non-families. 25.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.90% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 27.40% from 25 to 44, 26.40% from 45 to 64, and 13.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 98.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,466, and the median income for a family was $40,702. Males had a median income of $31,908 versus $20,619 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,112. About 9.40% of families and 13.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.70% of those under age 18 and 8.60% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 48°17′N 114°01′W / 48.29, -114.02

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