Flathead County

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Flathead County, Montana

800 S Main St
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: (406) 758-5503
Fax: (406) 758-5861
www.co.flathead.mt.us

On the northwestern border of MT, north of Missoula; organized Feb 6, 1893 from Missoula County; annexed part of Deer Lodge County before 1900. Name Origin: For the Salish or Flathead Indians of the Catawba group; there is no evidence that they flattened the heads of their infants, as some other tribes did. It has been suggested the name comes from their home at the 'flat' head of the Columbia River rather than in the deep canyons below

Area (sq mi):: 5256.45 (land 5098.34; water 158.11) Population per square mile: 16.30
Population 2005: 83,172 State rank: 3 Population change: 2000-20005 11.70%; 1990-2000 25.80% Population 2000: 74,471 (White 95.40%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 1.40%; Asian 0.50%; Other 3.10%). Foreign born: 2.10%. Median age: 39.00
Income 2000: per capita $18,112; median household $34,466; Population below poverty level: 13.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,001-$25,981
Unemployment (2004): 5.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.50% Median travel time to work: 19.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 3.20%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Kalispell County seat (17,381)

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    The state of Montana will receive $2 million under the HCP Land Acquisition Grants Program to support the Whitefish Lake Watershed Project in Flathead County, Montana.