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Kalispell, Montana
—  City  —
Kalispell skyline
Location of Kalispell, Montana
Coordinates: 48°11′52″N 114°18′58″W / 48.19778°N 114.31611°W / 48.19778; -114.31611Coordinates: 48°11′52″N 114°18′58″W / 48.19778°N 114.31611°W / 48.19778; -114.31611
Country United States
State Montana
County Flathead
Government
 - Mayor Pam Kennedy
Area
 - Total 5.5 sq mi (14.1 km2)
 - Land 5.5 sq mi (14.1 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 2,956 ft (901 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 14,223
 Density 2,605.7/sq mi (1,006.1/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 - Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP codes 59901-59904
Area code(s) 406
FIPS code 30-40075
GNIS feature ID 0785622
Website www.kalispell.com

Kalispell is a city in and the county seat of Flathead County, Montana, United States.[1] The population was 14,223 at the 2000 census. Kalispell is the largest city and commercial center of Northwest Montana. The name Kalispell is a Salish word meaning "flat land above the lake." Kalispell is the nearest population center to Glacier National Park.

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Geography and climate

Kalispell is located at 48°11′52″N 114°18′58″W / 48.19778°N 114.31611°W / 48.19778; -114.31611 (48.197801, -114.316068),[2] at an altitude of 2,956 feet (901 m).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, in 2000, the city had a total area of 5.5 square miles (14.1 km²), all of it land.[2] Kalispell has been expanding since at least 1990: in that year, its area was 4.4 square miles (11 km2), while by December 31, 2008, its area had increased to approximately 11.4 square miles (30 km2).[4]

Kalispell is located 7 miles (11 km) north of Flathead Lake, which is the largest natural freshwater lake in the continental United States west of the Mississippi River.

Monthly Normal and Record High and Low Temperatures
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Rec High °F 53 64 73 84 94 96 104 105 99 86 69 57
Norm High °F 28.9 35.2 44.9 56.0 64.7 71.9 80.2 80.5 69.0 55.3 38.6 30.1
Norm Low °F 13.8 18.4 24.8 30.8 37.9 43.5 46.7 45.8 37.1 28.4 23.2 16.1
Rec Low °F -38 -36 -29 10 19 26 30 30 16 -3 -28 -35
Precip (in) 1.47 1.15 1.11 1.22 2.04 2.3 1.41 1.25 1.2 0.96 1.45 1.65
Source: USTravelWeather.com [1]

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1890 1,000
1900 2,526 152.6%
1910 5,549 119.7%
1920 5,147 −7.2%
1930 6,094 18.4%
1940 8,425 38.3%
1950 9,737 15.6%
1960 10,151 4.3%
1970 10,526 3.7%
1980 10,648 1.2%
1990 11,917 11.9%
2000 14,223 19.4%
Est. 2007 20,298 42.7%
source:[5][6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 14,223 people, 6,142 households, and 3,494 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,605.7 people per square mile (1,005.8/km²). There were 6,532 housing units at an average density of 1,196.7/sq mi (461.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.84% White, 0.28% African American, 1.22% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.39% from other races, and 1.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.55% of the population. 21.7% were of German, 12.0% Irish, 11.3% Norwegian, 10.7% English and 6.6% United States or American ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 6,142 households out of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.0% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.1% were non-families. 36.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.209 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.0% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 18.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 87.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $28,567, and the median income for a family was $36,554. Males had a median income of $29,431 versus $20,122 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,224. About 10.1% of families and 15.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.1% of those under age 18 and 13.0% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Kalispell is located at the intersection of U.S. Routes 2 and 93. Commercial air service is offered at Glacier Park International Airport, located approximately eight miles northeast of Kalispell off U.S. Route 2 between Kalispell and Columbia Falls.

Kalispell City Airport, located in the southern part of the city, offers general aviation service.

Amtrak's Empire Builder service between Chicago and either Seattle, Washington or Portland, Oregon is available in Whitefish, approximately 15 miles (24 km) north.

Eagle Transit, an agency of Flathead County, offers local transit service within and connecting Kalispell, Columbia Falls and Whitefish, as well as paratransit demand-responsive service.

Media

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Newspapers

  • Flathead Beacon
  • Daily Inter Lake

AM radio

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Television

Notable natives and residents

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