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People

Total Population 4,856
Male Share of the Population 48.5%
Female Share of the Population 51.5%
Senior Citizens 14.3%
Employed Population 16+ 2,571
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 51.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $55,000
% Above Poverty Level 88.2%
% Below Poverty Level 11.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 0.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.2%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 29.5%
Median Gross Rent $802
Median House Value $168,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.7%
US/American 0%
English 7.3%
Irish 8.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Columbia Falls Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 104 miles N of Missoula, Montana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 380 miles E of Seattle, Washington
County Flathead
Standard Zip Codes 59912
Phone Area Codes 406
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 48.372
Longitude -114.18

Columbia Falls Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station KALISPELL GLACIER PK AP
Distance 6.4 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 29 F
Apr Temp 31 to 56 F
Jul Temp 47 to 80 F
Oct Temp 28 to 55 F
Annual Precip 17.2 inches
Station WHITEFISH
Distance 9.1 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 29 F
Apr Temp 29 to 56 F
Jul Temp 49 to 80 F
Oct Temp 30 to 55 F
Annual Precip 21.1 inches
Station CRESTON
Distance 13.3 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 30 F
Apr Temp 32 to 55 F
Jul Temp 49 to 79 F
Oct Temp 30 to 55 F
Annual Precip 20.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Kalispell 21,142 $53,617
Whitefish 6,692 $75,500

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Columbia Falls High Schools

COLUMBIA FALLS HIGH SCHL
610 13TH STREET WEST
406-892-6500
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 845 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.4

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