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Great Falls, Montana
Welcome to Great Falls ...
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: www.ci.great-falls.mt.us/
Chamber of Commerce: www.greatfallschamber.org/
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.
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.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Great Falls: www.ci.great-falls.mt.us/
The official website for Cascade County: www.co.cascade.mt.us/
The official website for State of Montana: https://mt.gov/
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This page was last modified: 27 Apr 2022