Poverty in Columbia Falls, Montana

What is the poverty rate in Columbia Falls, Montana?
The poverty rate in Columbia Falls is 12.5%. One out of every 8 residents of Columbia Falls lives in poverty.

How many people in Columbia Falls, Montana live in poverty?
621 of 4,966 Columbia Falls residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

How does the poverty rate in Columbia Falls compare to the rest of Montana?
The Poverty Rate across the state of Montana is 14.4%, meaning Columbia Falls has a moderately lower than average percentage of residents below the poverty line when compared to the rest of Montana.

Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Columbia Falls, Montana Poverty Rate By Race

Race Population Poverty Rate National Poverty Rate Population

White

4,727

11.4% 10.3% 93.5%

What's the Poverty Rate in Columbia Falls, Montana By Race?

11.4% of White residents of Columbia Falls, Montana live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of white residents in Columbia Falls, Montana is the same as than the national average. 541 of 4,727 white Montanans live below the poverty line. Approximately 93.5% of the total population of Columbia Falls, Montana are white.

Columbia Falls, Montana Poverty Rate By Sex

What is the poverty rate for men vs women living in Columbia Falls, Montana?

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in Columbia Falls, Montana is 13.3%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in Columbia Falls, Montana is 11.8%.

Poverty Rate Disparity for Male vs Female Residents of Columbia Falls, Montana

Male residents of Columbia Falls, Montana are moderately(12%) more likely to live in poverty than females.

318 of 2,391 males in Columbia Falls live below the poverty line.

303 of 2,575 females in Columbia Falls live below the poverty line.

Columbia Falls, Montana Poverty Rate By School Enrollment

Understanding where poverty hits hardest in Columbia Falls can be better understood by segmenting poverty by whether or not the resident is in school or not.

  • Enrolled in School in Columbia Falls, Montana have a Poverty Rate of 15.7%.
  • Not Enrolled in School in Columbia Falls, Montana have a Poverty Rate of 12.1%.

Poverty for younger ages in Columbia Falls is seen as the most undesirable for the future of the community.

  • Enrolled in Nursery School in Columbia Falls, Montana have a Poverty Rate of 0.0%.
  • Enrolled in Elementary School(Grades 1-4) in Columbia Falls, Montana have a Poverty Rate of 26.0%.

Poverty for developing children and young adults in Columbia Falls can have drastic impacts on graduation and college attendance rates.

  • Enrolled in Middle School(Grade 5-8) in Columbia Falls, Montana have a Poverty Rate of 10.9%.
  • Enrolled in High School (Grades 9-12) in Columbia Falls, Montana have a Poverty Rate of 16.4%.

Adult students in college, graduate or professional schools generally bring employers, revenue and higher living wages post-graduation and are seen as a positive to the community.

  • Enrolled in Undergraduate School in Columbia Falls, Montana have a Poverty Rate of 29.9%.
  • Enrolled in Graduate or Professional School in Columbia Falls, Montana have a Poverty Rate of 0.0%.
Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Columbia Falls, Montana Poverty Rate By Age

What's the Poverty Rate By Age in Columbia Falls, Montana?

Columbia Falls, Montana Poverty Rate Distribution by Age

Breakdown of Columbia Falls, Montana Poverty Rate By Age

Age Poverty Rate

Children Under 6

0.0%

Children 6 to 11 Years Old

19.5%

Adolescents 12 to 17 Years Old

20.0%

Adults 18 to 59 Years Old

12.4%

Adults 60 to 74 Years Old

9.4%

75 to 84 Years Old

23.2%

Over 85 Years Old

0.0%

Columbia Falls, Montana Poverty Rate By Place of Birth

What is the poverty rate for residents of Columbia Falls, Montana born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

US Citizen

The Poverty Rate for residents of Columbia Falls, Montana who were born citizens of the United States is 12.6%.

Foreign

The Poverty Rate for residents of Columbia Falls, Montana who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 0.0%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Columbia Falls, Montana born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Residents of Columbia Falls, Montana who were born as US Citizens have a higher poverty rate than those who were born citizens of a country outside of the United States.

Of the 4,910 residents of Columbia Falls, Montana who were born citizens of the United States, 621 (12.6%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 0 (0.0%) of 56 residents of Columbia Falls, Montana who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate in Columbia Falls, Montana

The poverty rate in Columbia Falls is 12.5%.
Columbia Falls is in Flathead County.
Montana Poverty Rate by City
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City Poverty Rate
Bigfork 10.9%
Columbia Falls 12.5%
Evergreen 11.5%
Kalispell 17.1%
Lakeside 28.1%
Whitefish 10.4%

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