Whitefish is a somewhat small city located in the state of Montana. With a population of 7,608 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Whitefish is the 14th largest community in Montana.
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.
Whitefish is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 88.98% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Whitefish is a city of professionals, managers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Whitefish who work in management occupations (16.97%), healthcare (14.24%), and office and administrative support (11.02%).
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.
One of the benefits of Whitefish is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.28 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
If knowledge is power, Whitefish is a pretty powerful place. 53.17% of the adults in Whitefish have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Whitefish in 2010 was $36,666, which is wealthy relative to Montana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $146,664 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 Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Whitefish is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Greek.