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Kalispell is a city in Flathead County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Indian tribe.

The latitude of Kalispell is 48.195N. The longitude is -114.311W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,956 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 16,391.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$28,567
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Kalispell demographic reports
Kalispell is near the head of Flathead Lake.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 56. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 3.6 per 1,000 people.
Ranked No. 2 in the state, June 2001, in the ePodunk Historic Small Towns Index
Filming location for:
· 1994 movie, "The River Wild"
· 1980 movie, "Heaven's Gate"
Well-known residents have included:
· Michelle Williams, actress
Local festivals include:
  • Glacier Jazz Stampede - Oct. 4-7, 2007
  • Northwest Montana Fair - Aug. 15-19, 2007
  • Northwest Montana Polka Festival - July 20-22, 2007
Dates often change. Check Kalispell web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Glacier Symphony and Chorale
Nearby parks & recreation: Glacier National Park, Lone Pine State Park
Historic sites and museums: Conrad Mansion, Hockaday Museum of Art
Colleges and universities: Flathead Valley Community College
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.)

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Ancestry & family history

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

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Kalispell was $16,224, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

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

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Kalispell, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $390.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $882.


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Libraries in Kalispell include Flathead County Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Kalispell include Kalispell Daily Inter Lake

TV stations in Kalispell include KCFW.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KUKL.

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Politics

Flathead County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Kalispell political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Kalispell workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Kalispell between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Kalispell include Best Western White Oak Grand, Days Inn, La Quinta Inn and Suites, Motel 6, Red Lion Inn, Super 8, Westcoast Kalispell Center Hotel, Westcoast Outlaw Hotel.

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