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, Bigfork isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Bigfork are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bigfork is a town of managers, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bigfork who work in management occupations (15.04%), sales jobs (11.79%), and office and administrative support (11.23%).

A relatively large number of people in Bigfork telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.53% 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 Bigfork 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.

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Bigfork has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Bigfork a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

Being a small town, Bigfork does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

In terms of college education, Bigfork is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 29.76% of adults in Bigfork have a college degree.

The per capita income in Bigfork in 2010 was $26,537, which is upper middle income relative to Montana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $106,148 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, Irish, Norwegian, and French .

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

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