Big Sky, MT

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Big Sky Profile


Overview

Big Sky is a very small town located in the state of Montana. With a population of 2,455 people and just one neighborhood, Big Sky is the 33rd largest community in Montana.

Big Sky home prices are not only among the most expensive in Montana, but Big Sky real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Occupations and Workforce

Big Sky is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.20% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Big Sky is a town of service providers, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Big Sky who work in management occupations (17.03%), sales jobs (14.81%), and food service (13.96%).

A relatively large number of people in Big Sky telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.42% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Setting & Lifestyle

Another notable thing is that Big Sky is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Big Sky spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 16.78 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.

In Big Sky, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Big Sky is a relatively small town. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

Big Sky Demographics

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Big Sky. 60.68% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Big Sky in 2018 was $44,038, which is wealthy relative to Montana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $176,152 for a family of four. However, Big Sky contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Big Sky home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Big Sky residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Big Sky include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Scots-Irish.

The most common language spoken in Big Sky is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Armenian.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q2 2021. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

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Housing Market Details

 

AGE OF Big Sky, MT HOMES

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SIZE OF Big Sky, MT HOMES

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SIZE OF Big Sky, MT HOMES

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated August 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

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Migration & Mobility

 

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 

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More diverse than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Education

 

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

total Crime Index

(100 is safest)


Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Neighborhood Annual Crimes
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Neighborhood Violent Crime

violent Crime Index

(100 is safest)


Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Violent Crime Index By Type

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Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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National Median: 4
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My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

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1 in 247

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Big Sky VIOLENT CRIMES

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Neighborhood Property Crime

property Crime Index

(100 is safest)


Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Property Crime Index By Type
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Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

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Big Sky Property CRIMES

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National Median: 28.3
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Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Due to Covid-19, standardized testing did not take place during the 2019-2020 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2018
  • Educational Environment: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2021

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more about Scout's School Data

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

(100 is best)

Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

Rates the quality of all K-12 public schools that serve this neighborhood. Info

Schools That Serve This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to MT* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Ophir 7-8 School
45465 Gallatin Rd 30
Gallatin Gateway, MT 59730
06-08
Ophir Elementary School
45465 Gallatin Rd 30
Gallatin Gateway, MT 59730
PK-05
Lone Peak High School
45465 Gallatin Rd 30
Gallatin Gateway, MT 59730
09-12
Bozeman High School
205 N 11th Avenue
Bozeman, MT 59715
09-12
Gallatin Gateway School
100 Mill Street
Gallatin Gateway, MT 59730
PK-06
Gallatin Gateway 7-8 School
100 Mill Street
Gallatin Gateway, MT 59730
07-08
Harrison School
120 Harrison St
Harrison, MT 59735
PK-06
Harrison High School
120 Harrison St
Harrison, MT 59735
09-12
Harrison 7-8 School
120 Harrison St
Harrison, MT 59735
07-08
* 10 is highest

Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
Children In The Neighborhood Living In Poverty

This neighborhood is served by 3 districts:

BOZEMAN H S


Students Enrolled in This District


Schools in District


Students Per Classroom

District Quality Compared to Montana

(10 is best)

Better than of MT school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Schools In This District

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 6.4% 29.4%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 5.1% 23.7%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 1.2% 5.6%

Educational Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
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BIG SKY SCHOOL K-12


Students Enrolled in This District


Schools in District


Students Per Classroom

District Quality Compared to Montana

(10 is best)

Better than of MT school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Schools In This District

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 4.2% 29.4%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 1.1% 23.7%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 3.2% 5.6%

Educational Expenditures

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GALLATIN GATEWAY ELEM


Students Enrolled in This District


Schools in District


Students Per Classroom

District Quality Compared to Montana

(10 is best)

Better than of MT school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Schools In This District

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 22.0% 29.4%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 15.6% 23.7%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 6.4% 5.6%

Educational Expenditures

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