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Columbia Falls, Montana - Basic Facts

The City of Columbia Falls is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Flathead County at latitude 48.3697 and longitude -114.1916. Flathead County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,081 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Columbia Falls, but most people and references simply refer to it as Columbia Falls, Montana.

The P1 Census Class Code for Columbia Falls indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Columbia Falls: Columbia, Columbus.

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Columbia Falls, MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 4,954
Population in Households 4,875
Population in Familes 3,897
Population in Group Qrtrs 79
Population Density1 2,419
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 1,992
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 1,299
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,129 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,292 (60.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 700 (32.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 137 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $141,012
Average Home Value $166,203


Median Household Income $37,316
Average Household Income $50,899
Per Capita Income $20,592
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.31% 1.28%
Households 1.59% 1.37%
Families 1.59% 1.26%
Median Household Income   2.6%
Per Capita Income   2.98%
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.


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, 2014 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 # 132 64th
Median Household Income # 256 30th
Per Capita Income # 274 25th

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