Flathead County is a county located in the U.S. state of Montana. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 90,928, making it the state’s fourth-most populous county. Its county seat is Kalispell. The numerical designation for Flathead County (used in the issuance of license plates) is 7. Its northern border is on the state’s north border, making it contiguous with the Canada–US border, facing British Columbia.
According to the US Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 5,256 square miles (13,610 km), of which 5,088 square miles (13,180 km) is land and 169 square miles (440 km) (3.2%) is water. It is the third-largest county in Montana by land area and second-largest by total area. The western part of Glacier National Park is located in the county.
As of the 2000 United States Census, there were 74,471 people, 29,588 households, and 20,415 families residing in the county. The population density was 15 people per square mile (6/km²). There were 34,773 housing units at an average density of 7 per square mile (3/km²). 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.
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.
The county population contained 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.
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 90,928 people, 37,504 households, and 24,817 families residing in the county. The population density was 17.9 inhabitants per square mile (6.9/km). There were 46,963 housing units at an average density of 9.2 per square mile (3.6/km). The racial makeup of the county was 95.5% white, 1.1% American Indian, 0.6% Asian, 0.2% black or African American, 0.1% Pacific islander, 0.4% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 2.3% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 28.1% were German, 15.0% were English, 14.8% were Irish, 9.3% were Norwegian, and 4.6% were American.
Of the 37,504 households, 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.8% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 33.8% were non-families, and 27.2% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.91. The median age was 41.2 years.
The median income for a household in the county was $44,998 and the median income for a family was $53,940. Males had a median income of $39,767 versus $28,026 for females. The per capita income for the county was $24,721. About 8.4% of families and 11.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.8% of those under age 18 and 7.7% of those age 65 or over.
Flathead County Montana neighborhoods include: Ashley Hills, Ashley Park, Country Estates, Depot Park, East Kalispell, Empire Loop, Evergreen, Foothills/Creston, Glacier Ranch, Green Acres, Hoothill Rd, Lake Blaine, Lawrence Lane, Leisure Heights, Lets Meet Up, Lower Valley Manning Road, Lower Valley Rd, Magestic Arena, Many Lakes, McMannamy Draw, Meadow Hills, Mountain Vista Estates, North Haven, Northridge Heights, Ponderosa Estates, Shelter Valley, Silverbrook, Smith Valley, Southgate Villa, South Meadows, South Woodland Drive, Spring Creek Estates, Stillwater Estates, Stratford Village, Sunset Blvd – Main St., Sunset Park, Treeline Village, Valley Rose, Wakewood Acres, West Stillwater, Whitefish Stage Road