Whitefish, Flathead County, Montana

Whitefish: City in Flathead County, Montana, United States

About

Whitefish is a city located in the county of Flathead in the U.S. state of Montana. Its population at the 2010 census was 6,357 and a population density of 206 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 8,713 inhabitants.

Quick Facts about Whitefish

Population : 8,713 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Montana (United States)
County : Flathead County
Postal code : 59937
Phone Area Codes : 406
Area : 30.92 km2
Altitude : 3,028 feet / 923 meters
Time Zone : Mountain Time Zone
Local time : 15:53:22 (15th August 2022)
Density : 282 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 27.04% (2010-2020)
Whitefish locator map
Location of Whitefish on Montana map.
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Geography

Whitefish is located at 48°24'40"N 114°20'15"W (48.4110800, -114.3376300).

Whitefish map

Demographics

The population of Whitefish increased by 27.04% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 6,357 - census
2011 6,544 2.86% estimation process
2012 6,604 0.91% estimation process
2013 6,764 2.37% estimation process
2014 6,963 2.86% estimation process
2015 7,164 2.81% estimation process
2016 7,366 2.74% estimation process
2017 7,732 4.73% estimation process
2018 7,985 3.17% estimation process
2019 8,295 3.74% estimation process
2020 8,713 4.8% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 14,714
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 15,213
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : -3.3%
April 1, 2020 Population : 14,738
April 1, 2010 Population : 15,216
People under 5 years old, percentage : 6.7%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 26.0%
People over 65 (%) : 18.6%
Female persons, % : 50.1%
White only, percent : 90.5%
Black or African American alone, percent : 5.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 1.3%
Asians alone % : 0.8%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.1%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 2.1%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 39.1%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 54.1%
2015-2019 Veterans : 818
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 5.1%
Residential units, July 1, 2019 : 7,079

Whitefish zip code is 59937. County name: Flathead, County fips: 30029

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Economic Facts

Residential units, July 1, 2019 : 7,079
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 67.2%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $75,500
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,152
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $414
2015-2019 median gross rent : $695
Permits for construction, 2020 : 4
2015-2019 Households : 5,407
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.71
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 83.4%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 25.2%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 86.3%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 72.8%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 82.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 15.2%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 13.5%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 20.5%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 58.7%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 49.6%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 26,173
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 203,714
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 210,089
2012 total retail sales per capita : $14,077
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 17.4
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $45,537
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $25,094
Percentage of people living in poverty : 17.5%
Total number of employer establishments, 2019 : 340
2019 total employment : 5,349
2019 total annual payroll ($1,000) : 259,866
Total employment, change in percentage terms, 2018-2019 : 3.4%
2018 total non-employer establishments : 1,088
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 1,591
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 848
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 538
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 428
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,081
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 180
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,304
2010 population per square mile : 16.7
2010 land area in square miles : 912.00

Schools in Whitefish

College & universities near Whitefish, MT

Code Name City ZIP
180197 Flathead Valley Community College Kalispell (MT) 59901

Stations (6)

Amtrak & bus stations near Whitefish, MT

Code Name Address Type
WFH Whitefish station 500 Depot Street RAIL
WGL West Glacier Hwy 2 and Going-to-the-Sun Rd. RAIL
ESM Essex 290 Izaak Walton Inn Rd RAIL
GPK East Glacier Park 400 Highway 49 North RAIL
LIB Libby 100 Mineral Avenue RAIL

Post offices near Whitefish

Post Office Name City ZIP
Whitefish Post Office Whitefish (MT) 59937

Other cities in Flathead County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Flathead County , MT.

City Name Population Title
Kalispell 25,329 City in Flathead County, Montana, United States
Columbia Falls 6,209 Town in Montana, United States
Bigfork 4,270 City in Itasca County, Minnesota, United States of America
Somers 1,109 City in Flathead County, Montana, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Whitefish distances to largest Montana cities