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Whitefish, MT
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Living in Whitefish



Whitefish is a somewhat small city located in the state of Montana. With a population of 8,915 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Whitefish is the 13th largest community in Montana. Much of the housing stock in Whitefish was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Whitefish economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Whitefish, where the median household income is $64,595.00.

Whitefish home prices are not only among the most expensive in Montana, but Whitefish real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Of important note, Whitefish is also a city of artists. Whitefish has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Whitefish’s character.

Also of interest is that Whitefish has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

A relatively large number of people in Whitefish telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 16.43% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.53 minutes getting to work every day.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Whitefish, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Whitefish is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 54.73% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Whitefish in 2018 was $52,280, which is wealthy relative to Montana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $209,120 for a family of four. However, Whitefish contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Whitefish home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Whitefish residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Whitefish include German, English, Irish, Norwegian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Whitefish is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.


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