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.
Bigfork is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (16.31%), sales jobs (14.10%), and business and financial occupations (7.63%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.08% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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 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.
Being a small town, Bigfork does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
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: 36.79% of adults in Bigfork have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Bigfork in 2010 was $34,515, which is wealthy relative to Montana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $138,060 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, English, Norwegian, Irish, and French.
The most common language spoken in Bigfork is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.