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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B
Columbia Falls is a town in Montana with a population of 5,054. Columbia Falls is in Flathead County. Living in Columbia Falls offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Columbia Falls there are a lot of bars. Many families and young professionals live in Columbia Falls and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Columbia Falls are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$183,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$694
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Columbia Falls Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    131.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    18.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    243.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,192.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    149.9
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Columbia Falls

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$44,257
National
$55,322
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Columbia Falls Reviews

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I love Columbia Falls! The community is close and interconnected. The community market is a great way to meet new people and enjoy good music, food, and fun!
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The town of Columbia Falls is a tight population, many people can walk into a store and be recognized. Furthermore, jobs are incredibly understanding about high schoolers work schedule. They move around school, holidays, sports, and family events.
Columbia Falls is a cozy little town that is right n the cusp of Glacier National Park. I would like to see an improvement of the education system here, but due to it's small size, teachers are lacking.