Bigfork, MT
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Bigfork is a very small town located in the state of Montana. With a population of 4,374 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Bigfork is the 21st largest community in Montana.

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

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Bigfork is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bigfork is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bigfork who work in sales jobs (14.74%), management occupations (10.34%), and food service (8.24%).

Another notable thing is that Bigfork is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Bigfork’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Bigfork has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Bigfork has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Bigfork than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Bigfork may be for you.

Bigfork is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The education level of Bigfork citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 38.06% of adults in Bigfork have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Bigfork in 2018 was $39,812, which is wealthy relative to Montana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $159,248 for a family of four. However, Bigfork contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Bigfork home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bigfork residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Bigfork include German, English, Irish, Norwegian, and French.

The most common language spoken in Bigfork is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.


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