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Polson is a city in Lake County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for David Polson, stockman

The latitude of Polson is 47.693N. The longitude is -114.162W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,927 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,497.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$21,870
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Polson demographic reports
Polson is on Flathead Lake and the Flathead River
Local festivals include:
  • Outdoor Art Festival - Aug. 11, 2007
  • Polson Festival Days - Aug. 10-12, 2007
  • Northwest Montana Polka Festival - July 20-22, 2007
  • Main Street Festival - June 16-17, 2007
Dates often change. Check Polson web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Flathead Lake State Park
Historic sites and museums: Miracle of America Museum, Polson - Flathead Historical Museum
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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Sections below provide additional information and links about Polson demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lake County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 59860 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

21% of Polson residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Polson ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Polson was $13,777, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

18% of Polson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Polson festival dates:

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Polson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $371.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $712.


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Libraries in Polson include Polson City Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Polson include Lake County Leader

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Politics

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

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The average commute time for Polson workers is 13 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Polson include Best Western, Port Polson Inn.

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