|Columbia Falls, Montana|
The sign for Columbia Falls on U.S. Route 2
Location of Columbia Falls, Montana
|o Mayor||Donald Barnhart|
|o Total||2.05 sq mi (5.31 km2)|
|o Land||2.05 sq mi (5.31 km2)|
|o Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||3,087 ft (941 m)|
|o Estimate (2016)||5,241|
|o Density||2,300/sq mi (880/km2)|
|Time zone||Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)|
|o Summer (DST)||MDT (UTC-6)|
|GNIS feature ID||0806934|
Columbia Falls is located at (48.370379, -114.188943).
The Montana Veterans Home in Columbia Falls has served veterans since 1896. Its current housing facility was opened by Montana Governor Forrest H. Anderson at an official dedication ceremony in 1970. An E. M. Viquesney statue of a World War I doughboy was moved to the front of the Veterans' Home in 1972. The statue "originally stood in Kalispell in the Main Street median in front of the Flathead County Courthouse."
As of the census 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.
As of the census 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.
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