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Kalispell, Montana - Basic Facts

The City of Kalispell is the 7th largest city in Montana with a population of 21,235 as of July 1, 2016. Kalispell 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 Kalispell is located at latitude 48.2162 and longitude -114.3276 in Flathead County. The formal boundaries for the City of Kalispell (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Flathead County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,956 feet.

The City of Kalispell (GNIS ID: 2410161) 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.

Montana is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Kalispell is located within Kalispell Division of Flathead County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Kalispell population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Kalispell: Alkali Flat, Calispel, Collapsetown, Kalispel, Kalispelm.

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


Total Population 21,235
Population in Households 20,836
Population in Familes 15,356
Population in Group Qrtrs 399
Population Density1 1,818
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 9,220
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 5,278
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,021 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,998 (49.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,222 (42.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 801 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $202,532
Average Home Value $221,103


Median Household Income $40,147
Average Household Income $54,525
Per Capita Income $23,765
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.03% 1.02%
Households 1.05% 1.07%
Families 1.05% 0.88%
Median Household Income   2.18%
Per Capita Income   1.89%
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.

Kalispell, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kalispell to the other 364 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 7 98th
Population Density1 # 27 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 115 68th
Median Household Income # 247 32nd
Per Capita Income # 246 33rd

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