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Time Zone: Flathead County lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Kalispell is the Seat for Flathead County.

Flathead County was founded in 1893 and was created by taking area from MissoulaCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Flathead had a population of 89,624 people. This is an increase of 20.35% since the last Census (which gave a population of 74,471 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Flathead represented 8.25% of the total population of Montana, making it the state's 4th most populous county (out of 56 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201090,928+22.1%+1.45% since 2009
200989,624+20.35%+0.58% since 2008
200889,104+19.65%+2.18% since 2007
200074,471The Last Census

More information can be found on the Flathead County Census Page for Flathead County.


Below are some of the communities located in Flathead County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Flathead County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Kalispell   21,64014,22352.1% increase  
Whitefish   8,4005,03266.9% increase  
Columbia Falls   5,3613,64547.08% increase  

Websites for Flathead County

Official Website:   www.co.flathead.mt.us/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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