Columbia Falls Community Profile

Location
Elevation 3087 ft

Distance in miles from…

  • Kalispell 15
  • Glacier National Park 17
  • Spokane 276
  • Calgary 295
  • Great Falls 215

Population
Columbia Falls (est) 4200
Flathead County 93,000

Climate
July average high 80.7 / low 49.9
January average hih 28.0 / low 13.5
Average precipitation 15.17″ rain / 66.3″ snow

Medical (Beds / Miles away)

  • North Valley Hospital 55 beds / 8 miles
  • Kalispell Regional Medical Center 162 beds / 15 miles
  • KRMC Extended Care 111 beds / 15 miles
  • Health Center Northwest 12 beds / 15 miles
  • Montana Veterans Home 113 beds /1 miles

Doctors 6
Optometrist 1
Dentists 4

Doctors in Flathead County: 238 (estimated)

Churches
Please see the churches section of our directory.

Library
Columbia Falls branch of the Flathead County Public Library

Police
9 full time officers

Fire Department
Full-time Chief, 30 person volunteer firefighters

Financial Services
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Utilities
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Newspapers
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Education

  • Private Christian (1), Grades K-8
  • Elementary (3), Grades K-5
  • Junior High (1), Grades 6-8
  • High School (1), Grades 9-12

Total enrollment: 2350

1 two-year college (11 miles, Flathead Valley Community College)
1 four-year college (135 miles, University of Montana – Missoula)

Parks and Recreation

  • Glacier National Park: 17 miles
  • Water Slide Amusement Park: 1 mile
  • Public Golf Courses: 2
  • Public Parks: 8
  • Public Swimming: 1 outdoor pool
  • Nearest public river access, Flathead River (< 1 mile)
  • Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort 16 miles
  • Extensive trails for snowmobiling, hunting, fishing and cross-country skiing.

Air Transportation
Glacier Park International Airport (FCA) 10 miles
Elevation 2972 feet
Paved 8000′ lighted runway
Fuel: Jet/100/80
FBO and private aircraft maintenance and storage is available

Rail
Burlington-Northern, 25-30 trips per day
Industrial sites available with rail: Yes
Piggyback service: No
Distance to Amtrak passenger rail service: 11 miles

Major employers

  • Columbia Falls Aluminum Company
  • Plum Creek Timber Company
  • F.H. Stoltze Land and Lumber
  • School District 6
  • Meadow Lake Resort

Updated as of June 2006 from information provided by the City of Columbia Falls