Lake County is located in northwestern Montana. The County Seat is Polson and the largest city is Polson. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.lakemt.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 29,099 and the 2010 census population was 28,746. The land area is 1,490.15 square miles and there are 19.3 persons per square mile.
68.2% of the population is White, 0.4% is Black or African American, 4% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.5% is Asian, 23.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 7.3% is two or more races. 90.2% have a high school degree or higher, and 24.8% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $218,600, there are 11,829 households, an average of 2.38 persons per household. The per capita income is $21,521, the median household income is $38,019, and 22.4% of the persons in Lake County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,630. Retail sales (in $1000) were $276,964, and sales per capita were $9,855.
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