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 has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Big Sky, where the median household income is $65,602.
Real Estate Prices
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
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Big Sky is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Big Sky is a town of service providers, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Big Sky who work in management occupations (13.00%), sales jobs (12.45%) and food service (12.32%).
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.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Big Sky is worth considering.
Residents of the town have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.51 minutes getting to work every day.
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.