Lake County, Montana facts for kids
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St. Ignatius Mission at St. Ignatius, Montana
Location within the U.S. state of Montana
Montana's location within the U.S.
|Named for||Flathead Lake|
|• Total||1,654 sq mi (4,280 km2)|
|• Land||1,490 sq mi (3,900 km2)|
|• Water||164 sq mi (420 km2) 9.9%|
|• Density||18.823/sq mi (7.2678/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−7 (Mountain)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−6 (MDT)|
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,654 square miles (4,280 km2), of which 1,490 square miles (3,900 km2) is land and 164 square miles (420 km2) (9.9%) is water. Over two-thirds (67.7%) of the county's land lies within the Flathead Indian Reservation.
National protected areas
- Flathead National Forest (part)
- National Bison Range (part)
- Ninepipe National Wildlife Refuge
- Pablo National Wildlife Refuge
- Swan River National Wildlife Refuge
|US Decennial Census
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 28,746 people, 11,432 households, and 7,770 families living in the county. The population density was 19.3 inhabitants per square mile (7.5/km2). There were 16,588 housing units at an average density of 11.1 per square mile (4.3/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 69.4% white, 22.0% American Indian, 0.4% Asian, 0.3% black or African American, 0.1% Pacific islander, 0.5% from other races, and 7.3% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 3.5% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 22.3% were German, 11.6% were English, 11.5% were Irish, 6.9% were Norwegian, and 3.8% were American.
Of the 11,432 households, 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.0% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.0% were non-families, and 26.5% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.97. The median age was 41.3 years.
The median income for a household in the county was $37,274 and the median income for a family was $47,437. Males had a median income of $37,461 versus $26,637 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,164. About 15.4% of families and 21.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.9% of those under age 18 and 9.3% of those age 65 or over.
In Spanish: Condado de Lake (Montana) para niños
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