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 service providers, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bigfork who work in sales jobs (14.63%), management occupations (14.27%), and office and administrative support (9.11%).

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.

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.

The citizens of Bigfork are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 34.12% of adults in Bigfork have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Bigfork in 2010 was $29,998, which is wealthy relative to Montana, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $119,992 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 English, Norwegian, French , and Irish.

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

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