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.

Bigfork is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.31% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 (17.07%), sales jobs (12.83%), and office and administrative support (11.34%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 14.48% 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 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.

Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Bigfork is worth considering.

As is often the case in a small town, Bigfork doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

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: 32.18% of adults in Bigfork have a college degree.

The per capita income in Bigfork in 2010 was $30,987, which is wealthy relative to Montana, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $123,948 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, Irish, Norwegian, and French .

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

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