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Kalispell

  •   State: 
    Montana
      County: 
    Flathead County
      City: 
    Kalispell
      County FIPS: 
    30029
      Coordinates: 
    48°11′52″N 114°18′58″W
      Area total: 
    12.50 sq mi
      Area land: 
    12.56 sq mi (32.52 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.09 sq mi (0.22 km²)
      Elevation: 
    2,956 ft (901 m)
      Established: 
    1892
  •   Latitude: 
    48,2025
      Longitude: 
    -114,3303
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Kalispell, MT
      Timezone: 
    Mountain Standard Time (MST) UTC-7:00; Mountain Daylight Time (MDT) UTC-6:00
      ZIP codes: 
    59901
    59903
    59904
      GMAP: 

    Kalispell, Flathead County, Montana, United States

  •   Population: 
    24,558
      Population density: 
    1,955.88 residents per square mile of area (755.20/km²)
      Household income: 
    $37,233
      Households: 
    8,311
      Unemployment rate: 
    9.30%
  •   Income taxes: 
    6.90%

Kalispell is the county seat and commercial center of Flathead County, Montana, United States. The 2020 census put Kalispell's population at 24,558. The city is 31 miles from Glacier National Park and 22 miles from Hungry Horse Dam. Flathead Lake, the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi river, is 7 miles (11 km) away. Heavens Gate (1980), an American western epic, was filmed in and aroundKalispell. The name is a Salish word meaning "flat land above the lake". The city has a warm-summer humid continental climate (Köppen Dfb), with long, cold, and moderately snowy winters, hot and dry summers, and short springs and autumns. It is located at 48°1152N 114°1858W (48.197801, 114.316068), at an elevation of 2,956 feet (901 m)According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has an area of 11.73 square miles (30.38 km²), of which 11.64 square miles of land and 0.23 km² of water. Logan Health Medical Center, designed by Robert Muir Graves, serves golfers in the region. The tribal schools nearby offer classes in the KalispelSpokaneFlathead language, a language nest, and intensive language training for adults. There is aSalish language school and training center in nearby Arlee, Montana. In the 2010 census, there were 19,927 people, 8,638 households, and 4,944 families living in the city.

History

Kalispell is the primary city name, but also Creston, Evergreen are acceptable city names or spellings. Kalispell, Montana is the largest city in northwest Montana. It is the county seat and commercial center of Flathead County. The city is home to Logan Health Medical Center, which has a 150-bed hospital facility. Kalispell is 31 miles (50 km) from Glacier National Park and 22 miles (35km) from Hungry Horse Dam. Flathead Lake, the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi river, is 7 miles (11 km) away. The tribal schools nearby offer classes in the KalispelSpokaneFlathead language, a language nest, and intensive language training for adults. There is a Salish language school and training center in nearby Arlee, Montana. Heavens Gate (1980), an American western epic, was filmed in and aroundKalispell. The film was directed by Robert Muir Graves, who also directed The Shawshank Redemption and The Lord of the Rings. The movie was released in 1980 and was a box office success. It was the first western film to be released in the U.S. since The Wizard of Oz (1941) and The Godfather (1962) Both films were based on the novel by William Faulkner, who was born in Montana and grew up in the town of Fort Benton. The novel was adapted into the film Heavens Gate, which was released on October 25, 1980. The book was based on a novel written by Faulkter, who grew up and lived in Montana, and later moved to the town.

Geography and climate

Kalispell is located at 48°1152N 114°1858W (48.197801, 114.316068), at an elevation of 2,956 feet (901 m) The city has a warm-summer humid continental climate (Köppen Dfb), with long, cold, and moderately snowy winters, hot and dry summers, and short springs and autumns. The city is located 7 miles (11 km) north of Flathead Lake, the largest natural freshwater lake in the western U.S. The city's population is 7,000, according to the United States Census Bureau. It has an area of 11.73 square miles (30.38 km²), of which 11.64 square miles of land is land and 0.09 sq miles (0.23 km²) is water. The town has a population of 6,000. It is located in the eastern part of the Cascade Range, which runs from the north to the south. The elevation of the city is 2,961 feet (900 m) and it has a climate that is warm and dry in the summer, and cold and snowy in the winter. The climate is humid continental, with long hot summers and short, dry winters. It also has a hot, dry summer with short, hot, and dry autumns, and a warm, dry September and October. The temperature is usually above freezing from late October/early November to early March.

Demographics

As of the census of 2010, there were 19,927 people, 8,638 households, and 4,944 families living in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 95.84% White, 0.28% African American, 1.22% Native American, and 0.56% Asian. There were 6,532 housing units at an average density of 1,196.7 per square mile (461.9/km²) The city's median income was $28,567, and the median income for a family was $36,554. 21.7% were of German, 12.0% Irish, 11.3% Norwegian, 10.7%. English and 6.6% United States or American ancestry were the most common ancestries. The average household size was 2.209, andThe average family size was2.92. The median age was 34.5 years, with 25.1% of residents under the age of 18. For every 100 females, there are 87.7 males. The per capita income for the city is $16,224. About 10.1%. of families and 13.9% of those under 18 were below the poverty line, including 17.0%. of those over 15.0. of age 65 or over. The city is located on the U.S.-Mexico border. It is the only city in the state of New Mexico that is not on the National Highway System.

Economy

Kalispell is home to the headquarters of the Montana Rifle Company. The city's top employers in the city are: The Montana Rifle Co. and the University of Montana, Montpellier. According to the City's 2019 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, the top employers were: The University ofMontpellier and the Montana rifle company. The City's economy is based on tourism, manufacturing, construction, and services. The top employers are the University Of Montana, Montana, and Montana State University, Montpelier, according to the city's fiscal year 2019 Comprehensive annual financial report. The economy is centered around tourism and manufacturing, and the city has a high proportion of tourism-related jobs. The unemployment rate is 3.7 percent, the lowest of any city in the U.S. and one of the lowest in the state. The average household income is $54,000. The median household salary is $50,000, the highest of any U.N. city. The highest is $60,000; the lowest is $30,000 for a city of more than 50,000 people. The state's economic growth rate is 2.8 percent; the highest is 1.9 percent. It is the highest in the nation; the state's economy has been growing at a rate of 3.4 percent since 2010. The number of jobs is up from 1.2 million in 2010. It has the highest unemployment rate, which is lower than the national average.

Education

Kalispell has a public library, a branch of the Flathead County Library. There are two high schools in Kalispell, Flathead High School and Glacier High School, along with Flathead Valley Community College. The town has a population of about 2,000 people. It is located on the Montana-Montana border. The city is home to Flathead State College, which has an enrollment of about 1,000 students. It also has a community college, which is open to students from all over the state. It has a high school, Glacier High, and Flathead College, both of which have around 1,200 students. The community college has about 1.5 million students. There is also a public high school and a public middle school, which have about 300 students each. The school district has a small number of part-time jobs. It's also home to a small community center, the Kalispelled Community Center, and a small elementary school. It was founded in 1881. It opened in 1883. It became a public school in 1894. It now has a library, which serves the town of 2,500 people. The library is located in a building on the town's main street, which was built in 1885. It dates back to the early 19th century. It used to be part of the city's first post-secondary institution, the Montana School of Arts and Sciences. It closed in the 1950s. It reopened in the 1960s.

Transportation

Kalispell is at the intersection of U.S. Routes 2 and 93. Commercial air service is offered at Glacier Park International Airport. Amtrak's Empire Builder service between Chicago and either Seattle, Washington, or Portland, Oregon, is available in Whitefish. Eagle Transit, an agency of Flathead County, offers local transit service within and connecting Kalispell, Columbia Falls and Whitefish, as well as paratransit demand-responsive service. The city is home to the Montana Museum of Natural History and Science, which was founded in 1872. The museum is located in the town of Whitefish and is open to the public. The Montana State Museum, which opened in 1874, is also in the city. It is located at the center of the town and offers a museum of natural history and science. The state museum is also home to Montana's only museum of applied science, the Museum of Applied Sciences and Technology, which dates back to 1876. It was opened by the University of Montana in 1876 and is located on the site of the former Montana School of Mines, which is now part of the Montana State College of Arts and Sciences. The Museum is also the only museum in the state to offer a museum-based museum of art and science, with a collection of more than 1,000 pieces of art, including several pieces of Native American art. It also houses the Montana National Museum of Nature and Culture, which has been open for more than 100 years.

Agriculture

As of July 2014, one of Montana's last mint farms, growing peppermint and spearmint, is near Kalispell. Montana is home to one of the last remaining mint farms in the United States. The farm has been closed since the early 1990s due to a lack of interest in the crop. It is now one of only a handful of mint farms left in the U.S., according to the Montana Mints Association.

Local media

Kalispell is one of Montana's largest media markets. It is the state's second-largest over-the-air radio market, after Billings. The city is home to the University of Montana and the Montana Museum of Natural History. It has a population of more than 1.5 million people, according to the U.S. The town is located in the eastern part of the state, near the Canadian border. It also has a large population of people of color, who make up about a third of the city's population, and a small percentage of the population of the town's population of 1.6 million people. It's the second largest radio market in the state behind Billings, after the city of Missoula, which has about 1.7 million people and is the third largest in the country, after Helena. The state's largest TV market is in the town of Bozeman, with about 1,500 people. The largest radio station is KBOK, with more than 700,000 listeners. The local newspaper is the Kalispell Post Independent, with a circulation of about 2,000. The Missoulian newspaper has more than 100,000 people and a radio station, with an audience of around 1,000,000 viewers. The Montana Radio Network has about 50,000 radio listeners, and has a radio and television station in the city, the Montana Public Radio Network (MPRN), with a radio-only radio station in Billings and a satellite station in Helena, Montana.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Kalispell, Flathead County, Montana = 86.8. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 34. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 61. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Kalispell = 3.2 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 24,558 individuals with a median age of 37 age the population grows by 36.88% in Kalispell, Flathead County, Montana population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 1,955.88 residents per square mile of area (755.20/km²). There are average 2.25 people per household in the 8,311 households with an average household income of $37,233 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 9.30% of the available work force and has dropped -0.87% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 28.96%. The number of physicians in Kalispell per 100,000 population = 255.6.

Weather

The annual rainfall in Kalispell = 15.2 inches and the annual snowfall = 56.6 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 118. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 151. 82 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 14.4 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 72, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Kalispell, Flathead County, Montana which are owned by the occupant = 53.60%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 29 years with median home cost = $163,050 and home appreciation of -4.32%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $10.98 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

Study

The local school district spends $4,533 per student. There are 15.4 students for each teacher in the school, 426 students for each Librarian and 387 students for each Counselor. 7.03% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 13.99% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 7.37% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Kalispell's population in Flathead County, Montana of 2,526 residents in 1900 has increased 9,72-fold to 24,558 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 51.93% female residents and 48.07% male residents live in Kalispell, Flathead County, Montana.

    As of 2020 in Kalispell, Flathead County, Montana are married and the remaining 48.12% are single population.

  • 16.2 minutes is the average time that residents in Kalispell require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    75.45% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 10.60% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.12% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 3.85% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Kalispell, Flathead County, Montana, 53.60% are owner-occupied homes, another 41.55% are rented apartments, and the remaining 4.85% are vacant.

  • The 37.75% of the population in Kalispell, Flathead County, Montana who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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