Big Sky is a very small town located in the state of Montana. With a population of 3,591 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Big Sky is the 29th 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.
Of important note, Big Sky is also a town of artists. Big Sky has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Big Sky’s character.
A relatively large number of people in Big Sky telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 22.11% 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.
Another notable thing is that Big Sky is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the town experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller town.
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 16.77 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.
Despite being a small town, Big Sky has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
If knowledge is power, Big Sky is a pretty powerful place. 60.38% of the adults in Big Sky have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Big Sky in 2018 was $62,581, which is wealthy relative to Montana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $250,324 for a family of four. However, Big Sky contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Big Sky is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. 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 Native American. Big Sky also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.33% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Big Sky include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Big Sky is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.