Kalispell, MT

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
105,950
2.47% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Tester
Democratic Party
US Senator
Steve Daines
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
42.3
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
9.27%
0.789% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$68,025
6.99% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$414,200
24.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
52,022
2.56% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Kalispell, MT had a population of 106k people with a median age of 42.3 and a median household income of $68,025. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Kalispell, MT grew from 103,400 to 105,950, a 2.47% increase and its median household income grew from $63,582 to $68,025, a 6.99% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Kalispell, MT are White (Non-Hispanic) (91.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.18%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.68%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.958%), and White (Hispanic) (0.893%).

None of the households in Kalispell, MT reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.8% of the residents in Kalispell, MT are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Kalispell, MT are Flathead Valley Community College (293 degrees awarded in 2022) and Crevier's Academy of Cosmetology Arts (61 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Kalispell, MT was $414,200, and the homeownership rate was 74.3%.

Most people in Kalispell, MT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19 minutes. The average car ownership in Kalispell, MT was 2 cars per household.

Kalispell, MT borders Helena, MT and Missoula, MT.

Population & Diversity

Kalispell, MT is home to a population of 106k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.86% of Kalispell, MT residents were born outside of the country (3.03k people).

In 2022, there were 28.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (96.5k people) in Kalispell, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.37k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.78k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.8%
2022 Citizenship
99%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.8% of Kalispell, MT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Kalispell, MT was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Kalispell, MT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    96.5k ± 380
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    3.37k ± 416
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    1.78k ± 369
3.28%
Hispanic Population
3.47k people

In 2022, there were 28.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (96.5k people) in Kalispell, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.37k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.78k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.28% of the people in Kalispell, MT are hispanic (3.47k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Kalispell, MT as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Canada
    3,689 ± 1,489 people
  2. Mexico
    2,900 ± 1,320 people
  3. Germany
    2,151 ± 1,138 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Montana was Canada, the natal country of 3,689 Montana residents, followed by Mexico with 2,900 and Germany with 2,151.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.86%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
3.03k people
2.7%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.79k people

As of 2022, 2.86% of Kalispell, MT residents (3.03k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Kalispell, MT was 2.7%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,079 ± 399
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,638 ± 314
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,193 ± 306

Kalispell, MT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.88 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Kalispell, MT employs 52k people. The largest industries in Kalispell, MT are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,501 people), Retail Trade (7,185 people), and Construction (5,631 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($77,917), Utilities ($68,561), and Finance & Insurance ($56,319).

Males in Montana have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,691. The income inequality in Montana (measured using the Gini index) is 0.463, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

52k
2022 Value
± 1,774
2.56%
1 Year growth
± 4.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Kalispell, MT grew at a rate of 2.56%, from 50.7k employees to 52k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kalispell, MT, are Management Occupations (6,951 people), Sales & Related Occupations (5,802 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,318 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kalispell, MT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

52k
2022 Value
± 1,774
2.56%
1 Year growth
± 4.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Kalispell, MT grew at a rate of 2.56%, from 50.7k employees to 52k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kalispell, MT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,501 people), Retail Trade (7,185 people), and Construction (5,631 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Kalispell, MT, though some of these residents may live in Kalispell, MT and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$45,886
Median earning men ± $1,533
$32,528
Median earning women ± $1,390

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($61,150), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($59,676), and Manufacturing ($58,375).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($52,083), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($45,022), and Wholesale Trade ($42,824).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.24%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 508k people employed in Montana. This represents a 2.24% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.8%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Montana.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,307
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 928
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 863
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Montana went to Donald J. Trump with 56.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (40.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.53%).

Jon Tester and Steve Daines are the senators currently representing the state of Montana. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Montana is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Montana

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Jon Tester
Senator from Montana1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
Steve Daines
Senator from Montana2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Jon Tester and Steve Daines are the senators currently representing Montana.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Montana over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Montana

Montana is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Montana have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Kalispell, MT awarded 354 degrees. The student population of Kalispell, MT in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 941 male students and 1,256 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Kalispell, MT are White (302 and 85.8%), followed by Unknown (23 and 6.53%), Hispanic or Latino (15 and 4.26%), and Asian (5 and 1.42%).

The largest universities in Kalispell, MT by number of degrees awarded are Flathead Valley Community College (293 and 82.8%) and Crevier's Academy of Cosmetology Arts (61 and 17.2%).

The most popular majors in Kalispell, MT are General Studies (135 and 38.1%), General Cosmetology (30 and 8.47%), and Registered Nursing (19 and 5.37%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 2,197 students enrolled in Kalispell, MT, 42.8% men and 57.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,734 records, of which 57.3% were women and 42.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 135 degrees awarded
  2. 19 degrees awarded
  3. 11 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Kalispell, MT was General Studies with 135 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Kalispell, MT according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 293 degrees awarded
  2. 61 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Flathead Valley Community College with 293 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 135 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Kalispell, MT, which is 0.616 times less than the 219 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 302 degrees mean that there were 13.1 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 23 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($5,298) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,500) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,150) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.324% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.29% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (252k), Some college (211k), and Bachelors Degree (180k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Kalispell, MT was $414,200 in 2022, which is 1.47 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $333,700 to $414,200, a 24.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Kalispell, MT is 74.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Kalispell, MT have an average commute time of 19 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Kalispell, MT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Kalispell, MT is $68,025. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Kalispell, MT was Gallatin County, MT with a value of $83,434, followed by Fallon County, MT and McCone County, MT, with respective values of $79,750 and $79,022.

Property

$414,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$12,598
$31,328
Median Property Taxes
±$1,250

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Kalispell, MT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Kalispell, MT compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

74.3%
Homeownership
2022
65.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 74.3% of the housing units in Kalispell, MT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 75%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kalispell, MT was Gallatin County, MT with a value of $83,434, followed by Fallon County, MT and McCone County, MT, with respective values of $79,750 and $79,022.

The following map shows all of the counties in Kalispell, MT colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$68,025
Median Household Income
± $2,865
42.2k
Number of Households
± 1,589

In 2022, the median household income of the 42.2k households in Kalispell, MT grew to $68,025 from the previous year's value of $63,582.

The following chart displays the households in Kalispell, MT distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Kalispell, MT is from Montana.
0.463
2022 Wage GINI in Montana
0.463
2021 Wage GINI in Montana

In 2022, the income inequality in Montana was 0.463 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0827% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Montana was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Montana in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (74.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (13.7%)
  3. Carpooled (6.72%)

In 2022, 74.9% of workers in Kalispell, MT drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (13.7%) and those who carpooled to work (6.72%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

19 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kalispell, MT have a shorter commute time (19 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.884% of the workforce in Kalispell, MT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Kalispell, MT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Kalispell, MT have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.27% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kalispell, MT (9.73k out of 105k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 65 - 74 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Kalispell, MT is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

91.2% of the population of Kalispell, MT has health coverage, with 40.8% on employee plans, 17.8% on Medicaid, 15.2% on Medicare, 15.2% on non-group plans, and 2.19% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Montana see 1215 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.02% decrease from the previous year (1240 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1346 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 298 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,215 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Montana

Primary care physicians in Montana see an average of 1,215 patients per year. This represents a 2.02% decrease from the previous year (1,240 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Montana in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.9% under 18 years, 17.8% between 18 and 34 years, 39.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50% were men and 50% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

8.82%
Uninsured
40.8%
Employer Coverage
17.8%
Medicaid
15.2%
Medicare
15.2%
Non-Group
2.19%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kalispell, MT declined by 2.89% from 9.08% to 8.82%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Kalispell, MT changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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