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 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.
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.
Bigfork is very much a car-oriented town. This is because the population of Bigfork isn't large enough or dense enough to support an extensive public transit system. It has a lot of rural roads, and the distance between houses can be quite large, which together tends to discourage walking and bicycling to work. 83.83% of residents commute to work in their own car (and the drive is typically to a job out of town). People also tend to drive out of town for other services as well, such as shopping, doctors appointments, and more.
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/Yiddish.