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Great Falls is a city in Cascade County.

It is the county seat.

The latitude of Great Falls is 47.500N. The longitude is -111.3W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 3,330 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 56,155.


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Median household income
Local
$32,436
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Great Falls demographic reports
Great Falls is on the Missouri River
Silver was at the center of the city's early economy. The smelter closed in 1980.
Public transportation: Great Falls Transit District (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 293. The number of murders and homicides was 5. The violent crime rate was 5.2 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1987 movie, "The Untouchables"
Well-known residents have included:
· Lones Wigger, Olympic medalist
Local festivals include:
  • Lewis & Clark Festival - June 6-8, 2007
  • Montana State Fair - July 27-Aug. 5, 2007
  • RiverFest - July 14, 2007
  • Blues & Brews - Sept. 7, 2007
  • Old Timer's Day Celebration - July 8, 2007
Dates often change. Check Great Falls web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Great Falls Symphony
Nearby parks & recreation: Ackley Lake State Park, Canyon View, Cow Island State Rec Area, Giant Springs State Park, Ulm Pishkun State Park
Sports teams: White Sox (minor league baseball)
Historic sites and museums: High Plains Heritage Center, C. M. Russell Museum, Lewis & Clark Historic Trail Interpretive Center, Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art, Montana Law Enforcement Museum
Colleges and universities: University of Great Falls
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 47

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Great Falls demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cascade County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Great Falls area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 59401 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

22% of Great Falls residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Great Falls ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Great Falls was $18,059, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

22% of Great Falls residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Great Falls, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $365.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $829.


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Libraries in Great Falls include Great Falls Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Great Falls include Great Falls Tribune

TV stations in Great Falls include KFBB, KLMN, KRTV, KTGF.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KGPR.

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Cascade County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Great Falls political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Great Falls workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Great Falls between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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