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Whitefish, Montana

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Welcome to Whitefish ...

The city of Whitefish is located in Flathead County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Whitefish has a population of 8,309 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Whitefish.

Whitefish is 2,990 feet [911 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Whitefish is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

The area code for Whitefish: (406)

The ZIP code for Whitefish: 59937<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Whitefish had an population of 8,309 people. This is an increase of 30.71% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 65.12% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Whitefish had a population of 6,357 people (which is 6.99% of the total population of Flathead County). This makes Whitefish the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Whitefish represents 0.64% of the population of Montana (which has 989,415 people), making it the state's 14th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,357 people, the population of Whitefish increased 26.33% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 5,032 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Whitefish.

Communities Also Named Whitefish ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Whitefish - they are located in Michigan, New Mexico and Ontario.

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

Communities near Whitefish ...

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

  • Kalispell [Flathead County]
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    • Kalispell [Flathead County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Whitefish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,329 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kalispell
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kalispell<6>
  • Columbia Falls [Flathead County]
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    • Columbia Falls [Flathead County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the east of Whitefish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,209 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia Falls
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbia Falls<6>
  • Halfmoon [Flathead County]
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    • Halfmoon [Flathead County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the east of Whitefish
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halfmoon have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Rhodes [Flathead County]
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    • Rhodes [Flathead County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Whitefish
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hungry Horse [Flathead County]
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      • Hungry Horse [Flathead County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Whitefish
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hungry Horse have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hungry Horse
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hungry Horse<6>
    • Coram [Flathead County]
    • Evergreen [Flathead County]
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      • Evergreen [Flathead County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of Whitefish
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evergreen have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Evergreen<6>
    • Martin City [Flathead County]
    • Olney [Flathead County]
    • Creston [Flathead County]

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 Whitefish. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Whitefish.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Whitefish. 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 Whitefish.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Whitefish. See our Newspapers Page for Whitefish.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Whitefish ...

Looking for more information about Whitefish? 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 Whitefish, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Whitefish.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Whitefish. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Montana's counties, including Flathead, 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 Whitefish.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Whitefish - 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 Whitefish). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Whitefish 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Whitefish) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Whitefish. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WhitefishOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whitefish. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.4107, Longitude: -114.3351    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.






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