Flathead County is the second fastest growing regional trade area in Montana, and according to the U.S. Census Bureau, Kalispell is the third-fastest growing micropolitan community in the United States. Gallatin County leads the state with population growth and is among the fastest growing in the nation. These counties are the top two economic performers in the state (U.S. Census data).
Flathead County Profile
County Population: 100,000 (July 2017, U.S. Census)
Columbia Falls: 4,165
State of Montana: 1,032,949
Flathead County average hourly wage: $17.94
Flathead County annual wage: $37,325
(Source: Montana Department of Labor, Research and Industry Analysis Bureau. All industries combined, 2014).