Kalispell, MT

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Population

21,992

1.73% growth

Median Age

34.9


Median Household Income

$44,800

8.04% growth

Poverty Rate

17.1%


Number of Employees

10,659

9.62% growth

Median Property Value

$205,500

6.37% growth

About

In 2017, Kalispell, MT had a population of 22k people with a median age of 34.9 and a median household income of $44,800. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Kalispell, MT grew from 21,619 to 21,992, a 1.73% increase and its median household income grew from $41,467 to $44,800, a 8.04% increase.

The population of Kalispell, MT is 92.3% White Alone, 3.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.73% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Kalispell, MT speak a non-English language, and 99.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Kalispell, MT are Flathead Valley Community College (370 degrees awarded in 2016) and Crevier's Academy of Cosmetology Arts (49 degrees).

The median property value in Kalispell, MT is $205,500, and the homeownership rate is 55.9%. Most people in Kalispell, MT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 14.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Kalispell, MT is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Kalispell, MT employs 10.7k people. The largest industries in Kalispell, MT are Retail Trade (2,102 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,694 people), and Educational Services (1,094 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($46,827), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($45,611), and Transportation & Warehousing ($45,213).

Median household income in Kalispell, MT is $44,800. Males in Kalispell, MT have an average income that is 1.42 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,968. The income inequality in Kalispell, MT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.465, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$44,800

2017 value

± $4,293

8.04%

1 Year Growth

± 11.3%

Households in Kalispell, MT have a median annual income of $44,800, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $41,467 in 2016, which represents a 8.04% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$56,921

Average Male Salary

± $3,007

$39,968

Average Female Salary

± $2,184

In 2017, full-time male employees in Montana made 1.42 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $42,515 ± $1,780

  2. Other

    $39,395 ± $16,377

  3. Asian

    $33,231 ± $11,940

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Montana workers was White. These workers were paid 1.08 times more than Other workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Kalispell, MT is from Montana.

0.465

2017 Wage GINI

0.462

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Montana was 0.465 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.554% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Montana was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Montana in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Montana across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 6.01

  2. Census Tract 11

  3. Census Tract 10

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kalispell, MT was Census Tract 6.01 with a value of $59,746, followed by Census Tract 11 and Census Tract 10, with respective values of $41,742 and $31,795.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kalispell, MT (3.68k out of 21.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 12 - 14.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    3,456 ± 546

  2. Hispanic

    355 ± 171

  3. Two Or More

    113 ± 127

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

10.7k

2017 Value

± 842

9.62%

1 Year growth

± 10.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Kalispell, MT grew at a rate of 9.62%, from 9.72k employees to 10.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kalispell, MT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,159 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,448 people), and Management Occupations (722 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kalispell, MT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Kalispell, MT, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,159 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,448 people), and Management Occupations (722 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Kalispell, MT has an unusually high number of residents working as Legal Occupations (1.78 times higher than expected), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1.56 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.53 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Kalispell, MT, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($63,705), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($56,957), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($56,118).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

10.7k

2017 Value

± 842

9.62%

1 Year growth

± 10.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Kalispell, MT grew at a rate of 9.62%, from 9.72k employees to 10.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kalispell, MT, are Retail Trade (2,102 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,694 people), and Educational Services (1,094 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Kalispell, MT, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (2,102 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,694 people), and Educational Services (1,094 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Kalispell, MT has an unusually high number of Retail Trade (1.73 times higher than expected), Finance & Insurance (1.45 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.32 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Kalispell, MT, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($46,827), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($45,611), and Transportation & Warehousing ($45,213).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Montana to other states, or from other states to Montana.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $6.47B

  2. $6.17B

  3. $5.98B

In 2015, the top outbound Montana product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $6.47B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($6.17B) and Fuel oils ($5.98B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Montana products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$44.7B

2015 Value

$53.9B

Projected 2045 Value

20.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Montana trade was $44.7B. This is expected to increase 20.7% to $53.9B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Montana trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Montana to other states, or from other states to Montana.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $4.59B

  2. $2.98B

  3. $2.88B

In 2015, the top outbound Montana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was North Dakota with $4.59B, followed by Wyoming with $2.98B and Idaho and $2.88B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Montana shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

90.4% of the population of Kalispell, MT has health coverage, with 45.9% on employee plans, 16.9% on Medicaid, 10.8% on Medicare, 14.1% on non-group plans, and 2.74% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Kalispell, MT was $8,221 in 2014. This is a 2.84% increase from the previous year ($7,994).

Primary care physicians in Kalispell, MT see 1308 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.305% decrease from the previous year (1312 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1416 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 378 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Glacier County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.8%). Additionally, Big Horn County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (37.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,308 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Montana see an average of 1,308 patients per year. This represents a 0.305% decrease from the previous year (1,312 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,221

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,882

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,378

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,238

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Montana (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 2.84%, from $7,994 to $8,221.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

9.58%

Uninsured

45.9%

Employer Coverage

16.9%

Medicaid

10.8%

Medicare

14.1%

Non-Group

2.74%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kalispell, MT declined by 20.1% from 12% to 9.58%.

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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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.8% prevalence

  2. 13.4% prevalence

  3. 12.3% prevalence

Glacier County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Montana, at 14.8%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Montana by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Kalispell, MT is home to a population of 22k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Kalispell, MT residents were born outside of the country (386 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Kalispell, MT is composed of 20.3k White Alone residents (92.3%), 748 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.4%), 381 Two or More Races residents (1.73%), 235 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.07%), 201 Asian Alone residents (0.914%), 115 Black or African American Alone residents (0.523%), 12 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0546%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Kalispell, MT are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.5

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Kalispell, MT was 34.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Kalispell, MT are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Kalispell, MT residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    386 people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Kalispell, MT residents (386 people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Kalispell, MT was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Canada

    4,272 ± 1,601 people

  2. Mexico

    2,817 ± 1,301 people

  3. Philippines

    2,040 ± 1,108 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Montana was Canada, the natal country of 4,272 Montana residents, followed by Mexico with 2,817 and Philippines with 2,040.

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Citizenship

99.2%

2017 Citizenship

99.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.2% of Kalispell, MT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Kalispell, MT was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    20.3k ± 380

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    748 ± 317

  3. Two or More Races

    381 ± 170

In 2017, there were 27.1 times more White Alone residents (20.3k people) in Kalispell, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 748 Hispanic or Latino and 381 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Kalispell, MT as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Kalispell, MT citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Kalispell, MT was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Kalispell, MT are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    684 ± 194

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    366 ± 168

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    211 ± 102

Kalispell, MT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.87 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Kalispell, MT awarded 419 degrees. The student population of Kalispell, MT is skewed towards women, with 974 male students and 1,363 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Kalispell, MT are White (362 and 86.4%), followed by Unknown (31 and 7.4%), Asian (9 and 2.15%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (8 and 1.91%).

The largest universities in Kalispell, MT by number of degrees awarded are Flathead Valley Community College (370 and 88.3%) and Crevier's Academy of Cosmetology Arts (49 and 11.7%).

The most popular majors in Kalispell, MT are General Studies (155 and 37%), General Cosmetology (33 and 7.88%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (18 and 4.3%).

The median tuition costs in Kalispell, MT are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 16 degrees awarded

  2. 153 degrees awarded

  3. 18 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Kalispell, MT was Registered Nursing with 16 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

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 370 degrees awarded

  2. 49 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Kalispell, MT institution with the largest number of graduating students was Flathead Valley Community College with 370 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

156

Degrees Awarded to Men

263

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 156 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Kalispell, MT, which is 0.593 times less than the 263 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    362 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    31 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    9 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Kalispell, MT were to White students. These 362 degrees mean that there were 11.7 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 31 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Kalispell, MT was $205,500 in 2017, which is 0.944 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $193,200 to $205,500, a 6.37% increase. The homeownership rate in Kalispell, MT is 55.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Kalispell, MT have an average commute time of 14.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Kalispell, MT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$44,800

Median Household Income

± $4,293

8.79k

Number of Households

± 709

In 2017, the median household income of the 8.79k households in Kalispell, MT grew to $44,800 from the previous year's value of $41,467.

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 $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$205,500

2017 Median

± $9,001

$193,200

2016 Median

± $9,269

In 2017, the median property value in Kalispell, MT grew to to $205,500 from the previous year's value of $193,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Kalispell, MT compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Kalispell, MT the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Kalispell, MT 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 $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

55.9%

2017 Homeownership

54.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 55.9% of the housing units in Kalispell, MT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 54.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Kalispell, MT compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

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, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

14.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kalispell, MT have a shorter commute time (14.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.35% of the workforce in Kalispell, MT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.8%

  2. Carpooled

    6.62%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.6%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Kalispell, MT was Drove Alone (82.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (6.62%) and those who Worked At Home (4.6%).

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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