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 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 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.
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 is often the case with smaller towns, the population isn't large or dense enough to support much in the way of a public transportation system. In fact, there are many rural roads around Bigfork, which makes walking or biking to and from work a bit difficult. This makes for a very car-oriented town: 83.83% of residents commute to work by private automobile, and people often drive out of town for work, shopping, and other activities.
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 population of Bigfork is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 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/Yiddish.