Kalispell (/ˈkæləˌspɛl, ˌkæləˈspɛl/) is a city in, and the county seat of Flathead County, Montana, United States. The 2010 Census put Kalispell’s population at 19,927. The Kalispell Micropolitan Statistical Area has a population of 93,068 and it is the largest city and commercial center of northwest Montana. The name Kalispell is a Salish word meaning “flat land above the lake”. Kalispell is also the gateway to Glacier National Park.
As of the census of 2010, there were 19,927 people, 8,638 households, and 4,944 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,711.9 inhabitants per square mile (661.0/km). There were 9,379 housing units at an average density of 805.8 per square mile (311.1/km). The racial makeup of the city was 94.2% White, 0.2% African American, 1.3% Native American, 1.0% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.6% from other races, and 2.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.9% of the population.
There were 8,638 households of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.4% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.8% were non-families. 35.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.94.
The median age in the city was 34.5 years. 25.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.2% were from 25 to 44; 22.7% were from 45 to 64; and 15.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.3% male and 52.7% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 14,223 people, 6,142 households, and 3,494 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,605.7 people per square mile (1,005.8/km²). There were 6,532 housing units at an average density of 1,196.7 per square mile (461.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.84% White, 0.28% African American, 1.22% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.39% from other races, and 1.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.55% of the population. 21.7% were of German, 12.0% Irish, 11.3% Norwegian, 10.7% English and 6.6% United States or American ancestry.
There were 6,142 households out of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.0% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.1% were non-families. 36.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.209 and the average family size was 2.92.
In the city, the age distribution of the population shows 24.0% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 18.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.1 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $28,567, and the median income for a family was $36,554. Males had a median income of $29,431 versus $20,122 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,224. About 10.1% of families and 15.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.1% of those under age 18 and 13.0% of those age 65 or over.
Kalispell 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