Hungry Horse, Montana

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Hungry Horse, Montana
Location of Hungry Horse, Montana
Location of Hungry Horse, Montana
Coordinates: 48°23′5″N 114°3′53″W / 48.38472°N 114.06472°W / 48.38472; -114.06472Coordinates: 48°23′5″N 114°3′53″W / 48.38472°N 114.06472°W / 48.38472; -114.06472
Country United States
State Montana
County Flathead
 • Total 1.9 sq mi (4.8 km2)
 • Land 1.8 sq mi (4.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 3,100 ft (945 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 826
 • Density 430/sq mi (170/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 59919
Area code(s) 406
FIPS code 30-38125
GNIS feature ID 0785162

Hungry Horse is a census-designated place (CDP) in Flathead County, Montana, United States. The population was 826 at the 2010 census. The ZIP code for Hungry Horse is 59919.


Hungry Horse is located at 48°23′5″N 114°3′53″W / 48.38472°N 114.06472°W / 48.38472; -114.06472 (48.384609, -114.064849).[1] Bad Rock Canyon lies less than a mile to the west of Hungry Horse.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.9 km2), of which, 1.9 square miles (4.9 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (1.08%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 934 people, 346 households, and 237 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 506.0 people per square mile (194.9/km²). There were 404 housing units at an average density of 218.9 per square mile (84.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 94.86% White, 2.14% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.43% Pacific Islander, 0.43% from other races, and 2.03% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.71% of the population.

There were 346 households out of which 37.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.6% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.5% were non-families. 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 30.3% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 6.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 108.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 115.6 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $26,550, and the median income for a family was $28,523. Males had a median income of $30,197 versus $16,607 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $10,530. About 18.1% of families and 29.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 38.3% of those under age 18 and 19.8% of those age 65 or over.

In 2010, the census reported 826 people.[3]

In fiction[edit]

In the television series Twin Peaks, a giant tells Special Agent Dale Cooper that Leo Johnson was once "locked inside a hungry horse." Cooper later found out that Johnson had once been locked up in a jail in Hungry Horse, Montana.

Points of interest[edit]

Also, the legend of how Hungry Horse was founded can be found on podiums just off of Highway 2E.


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
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