Columbia Falls, MT Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Columbia Falls, Montana - Basic Facts

The City of Columbia Falls had a population of 4,980 as of July 1, 2015. Columbia Falls ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Montana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Columbia Falls is located at latitude 48.3697 and longitude -114.1916 in Flathead County. The formal boundaries for the City of Columbia Falls (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.05 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Flathead County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,081 feet.

The City of Columbia Falls has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Columbia Falls population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Columbia Falls: Columbia, Columbus.

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Columbia Falls, MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 4,980
Population in Households 4,901
Population in Familes 3,911
Population in Group Qrtrs 79
Population Density1 2,431
Diversity Index2 18
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,008
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 1,306
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,152 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,287 (59.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 721 (33.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 144 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $145,536
Average Home Value $173,174
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $37,362
Average Household Income $49,042
Per Capita Income $19,918
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.16% 1.28%
Households 1.44% 1.36%
Families 1.39% 1.21%
Median Household Income   2.11%
Per Capita Income   2.81%
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.

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Columbia Falls, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Columbia Falls to the other 364 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Montana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 23 94th
Population Density1 # 12 97th
Diversity Index2 # 140 62nd
Median Household Income # 268 27th
Per Capita Income # 286 22nd

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