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Great Falls, Montana

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Welcome to Great Falls ...

The city of Great Falls is located in Cascade County<1> and is the County Seat for Cascade County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Great Falls has a population of 58,477 people<2> (see below for details).

Great Falls was established in 1883.

The community of Great Falls is 3,330 feet [1,015 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Great Falls is about ¾ mile [or 1 km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Great Falls lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Great Falls is located in the (406) area code.

The ZIP code for Great Falls: 59401<4>

Websites for Great Falls ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Great Falls had an population of 58,477 people (or an increase of 3.15% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Great Falls had a population of 58,505 people (or 71.94% of the total population of Cascade County). This makes Great Falls the county's most populous community.

The population of Great Falls represents 5.91% of the total population of Montana (which has 989,415 people), making it the state's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 58,505 people, the population of Great Falls increased 3.2% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 56,690 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Great Falls.

Communities Also Named Great Falls ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Great Falls - they are located in Maine (2), Manitoba, Maryland, New York, South Carolina and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Great Falls.

Communities near Great Falls ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Great Falls.

  • Belt [Cascade County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belt
    • Belt [Cascade County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Great Falls
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 568 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belt have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belt
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belt<7>
  • Manchester [Cascade County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manchester
    • Manchester [Cascade County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Great Falls
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
  • Sand Coulee [Cascade County]
  • Sun Prairie [Cascade County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sun Prairie
    • Sun Prairie [Cascade County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Great Falls
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sun Prairie have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sun Prairie
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Stockett [Cascade County]
    • Ulm [Cascade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ulm
      • Ulm [Cascade County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Great Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ulm have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ulm
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ulm<7>
    • Vaughn [Cascade County]
    • Eden [Cascade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden
      • Eden [Cascade County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Great Falls
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden
    • Floweree [Chouteau County]
    • Armington [Cascade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Armington
      • Armington [Cascade County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the southeast of Great Falls
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Armington

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Great Falls. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Great Falls.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Great Falls. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Great Falls.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Great Falls. Our list includes 44 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Great Falls.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Great Falls ...

Looking for more information about Great Falls? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Great Falls, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Great Falls.

Adding Great Falls to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Great Falls in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Great Falls was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Great Falls on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Montana

About Cascade County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Great Falls:

The official website for Cascade County:

The official website for State of Montana:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Montana's counties, including Cascade, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Great Falls.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Great Falls - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Great Falls). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Great Falls or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Great Falls) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Great Falls. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Great FallsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Great Falls. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.5063, Longitude: -111.2920    
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






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