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Flathead County, Montana

800 S Main St
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: (406) 758-5503
Fax: (406) 758-5861

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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    Only a portion of the conceptual framework proposed here has been implemented, namely, simulation of the inputs to E(RLW) and the values of E(RLW) for the WUI in Flathead County, Montana. Simulations were based on: (1) five, 10-year subperiods (2010-2019, 2020-2029, 2030-2039, 2040-2049, and 2050-2059) covering the planning horizon 2010-2059; (2) an economic growth scenario that assumes an annual average rate of growth of 2.2% for the Flathead economy; (3) a land use policy for Flathead County that existed in 2010 and a distribution of new housing units among the six residential density classes of high--3%, urban--18%, suburban--42%, rural--6%, and agricultural--12%; and (4) climate projections corresponding to the IPCC A2 emission scenario [18].
    This paper reports the results of a simulation of the inputs to and values of E(RLW) for the WUI for Flathead County, Montana, during the period 2010-2059.