Flathead County MT Information


Flathead County Subdivisions

Flathead County MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 98,050
Population in Households 97,058
Population in Familes 76,830
Population in Group Qrtrs 992
Population Density1 19
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 40,652
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 26,479
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 51,161 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 27,834 (54.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,818 (25.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 10,509 (20.5%)
Median Home Value $253,146
Average Home Value $313,002


Median Household Income $47,173
Average Household Income $63,185
Per Capita Income $26,349
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.21% 1.31%
Households 1.3% 1.37%
Families 1.04% 1.21%
Median Household Income   2.28%
Per Capita Income   2.04%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Flathead County MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Flathead County to the other 56 counties and county equivalents in Montana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 4 95th
Population Density1 # 8 88th
Diversity Index2 # 30 48th
Median Household Income # 16 73rd
Per Capita Income # 26 55th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Montana Census Data Comparison Tool.