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Kicking Horse, Montana
Location of Kicking Horse, Montana
Location of Kicking Horse, Montana
Country United States
State Montana
County Lake
 • Total 3.56 sq mi (9.21 km2)
 • Land 2.42 sq mi (6.26 km2)
 • Water 1.14 sq mi (2.95 km2)
3,064 ft (934 m)
 • Total 286
 • Density 118/sq mi (45.7/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
Area code(s) 406
FIPS code 30-40580
GNIS feature ID 1867339

Kicking Horse is a census-designated place (CDP) in Lake County, Montana, United States. The population was 286 at the 2010 census, up from 80 in 2000.


Kicking Horse is located at 47°27′43″N 114°5′4″W / 47.46194°N 114.08444°W / 47.46194; -114.08444 (47.461892, -114.084475).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.5 square miles (9.1 km2), of which, 2.5 square miles (6.5 km2) of it is land and 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2) of it (29.83%) is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 80 people, 27 households, and 19 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 32.4 people per square mile (12.5/km2). There were 29 housing units at an average density of 11.7/sq mi (4.5/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 47.50% White, 46.25% Native American, 2.50% from other races, and 3.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.25% of the population.

There were 27 households, out of which 48.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.9% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.6% were non-families. 18.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 3.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.96 and the average family size was 3.32.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 33.8% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 35.0% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 2.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 112.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $28,906, and the median income for a family was $60,078. Males had a median income of $38,750 versus $7,500 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $16,524. There were 22.6% of families and 41.8% of the population living below the poverty line, including 100.0% of under eighteens and 50.0% of those over 64.

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