Columbia Falls, Montana

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Columbia Falls, Montana
City
Location of Columbia Falls, Montana
Location of Columbia Falls, Montana
Coordinates: 48°22′13″N 114°11′20″W / 48.37028°N 114.18889°W / 48.37028; -114.18889Coordinates: 48°22′13″N 114°11′20″W / 48.37028°N 114.18889°W / 48.37028; -114.18889
Country United States
State Montana
County Flathead
Area[1]
 • Total 2.05 sq mi (5.31 km2)
 • Land 2.05 sq mi (5.31 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 3,087 ft (941 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 4,688
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 4,712
 • Density 2,286.8/sq mi (882.9/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 59912
Area code(s) 406
FIPS code 30-16600
GNIS feature ID 0806934

Columbia Falls (Salish: nq̓éyɫkʷm[4]) is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. The population was 4,688 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Columbia Falls is located at 48°22′13″N 114°11′20″W / 48.37028°N 114.18889°W / 48.37028; -114.18889 (48.370379, -114.188943)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.05 square miles (5.31 km2), all of it land.[1]

The town is known as nq̓eyɫkʷm in Salish.[6]

History[edit]

The Montana Veterans Home in Columbia Falls has served veterans since 1896.[7] Its current housing facility was opened by Montana Governor Forrest H. Anderson at an official dedication ceremony in 1970.[8] An E. M. Viquesney statue of a WWI doughboy was moved to the front of the Veterans' Home in 1972. The statue "originally stood in Kalispell, Montana, in the Main Street median in front of the Flathead County Courthouse."[9]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 601
1920 611 1.7%
1930 637 4.3%
1940 637 0.0%
1950 1,232 93.4%
1960 2,132 73.1%
1970 2,652 24.4%
1980 3,112 17.3%
1990 2,921 −6.1%
2000 3,645 24.8%
2010 4,688 28.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]
Montana Cities/Towns: 1890-2000[11]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 4,688 people, 1,863 households, and 1,215 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,286.8 inhabitants per square mile (882.9 /km2). There were 1,994 housing units at an average density of 972.7 per square mile (375.6 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.4% White, 0.2% African American, 1.8% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 2.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.8% of the population.

There were 1,863 households of which 35.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.9% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.8% were non-families. 28.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 11% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.02.

The median age in the city was 35.6 years. 26% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.8% were from 25 to 44; 25.3% were from 45 to 64; and 13.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.1% male and 51.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[12] of 2000, there were 3,645 people, 1,400 households, and 966 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,402.9 people per square mile (925.9/km²). There were 1,470 housing units at an average density of 969.1 per square mile (373.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.27% White, 0.25% African American, 1.23% Native American, 0.49% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.41% from other races, and 1.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.84% of the population.

There were 1,400 households out of which 36.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.0% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.0% were non-families. 25.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 99.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,128, and the median income for a family was $40,794. Males had a median income of $32,109 versus $20,023 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,355. About 12.5% of families and 17.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.8% of those under age 18 and 4.0% of those age 65 or over.

Media[edit]

Newspaper[edit]

AM radio[edit]

FM radio[edit]

  • KUKL-FM 90.1, University of Montana-Missoula
  • KQRK 92.3, Anderson Radio Broadcasting, Inc.
  • KHNK 95.9, Bee Broadcasting, Inc.
  • KALS 97.1, Kalispell Christian Radio Fellowship
  • KBBZ 98.5, Bee Broadcasting, Inc.
  • KKMT 99.7, Anderson Radio Broadcasting, Inc.
  • KIBG 100.7, Anderson Radio Broadcasting, Inc.
  • KXZI-LP 101.9, Scott Johnston
  • KANB-LP 102.3, Flathead Adventist Radio
  • KRVO 103.1, Bee Broadcasting, Inc.
  • KQJZ 103.5, Anderson Radio Broadcasting, Inc.
  • KZMN 103.9, KOFI, Inc.
  • KWOL-FM 105.1, Bee Broadcasting, Inc.
  • KDBR 106.3, Bee Broadcasting, Inc.

Television[edit]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-18. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-18. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-03. 
  4. ^ Tachini, Pete; Louie Adams, Sophie Mays, Mary Lucy Parker, Johnny Arlee, Frances Vanderburg, Lucy Vanderburg, Diana Christopher-Cote (1998). nyoʻnuntn q̓éymin, Flathead Nation Salish dictionary. Pablo, MT: Bilingual Education Department, Salish Kootenai College. p. 31. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ Tachini, Pete (2010). Seliš nyoʻnuntn, Medicine for the Salish language : English to Salish translation dictionary (2nd ed.). Pablo, MT: Salish Kootenai College Press. p. 125. ISBN 9781934594063. 
  7. ^ "Montana Veterans' Home - Columbia Falls". Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services - Senior & Long Term Care. Retrieved 2014-02-06. 
  8. ^ Montana Veterans Home (1970). History and future of Montana Veterans' Home, Columbia Falls, Montana. Columbia Falls, MT. Retrieved 2014-02-06. 
  9. ^ "Columbia Falls, Montana Viquesney Doughboy Statue". The E. M. Viquesney Doughboy Database. Retrieved 2014-02-06. 
  10. ^ U.S. Decennial Census
  11. ^ POPULATION OF INCORPORATED PLACES* (CITIES/TOWNS) IN MONTANA, 1890 TO 2000
  12. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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