Whitefish, MT
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Whitefish is a somewhat small city located in the state of Montana. With a population of 7,073 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 neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Whitefish is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Whitefish who work in management occupations (11.02%), sales jobs (10.17%), and office and administrative support (9.99%).

And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Whitefish has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.

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 10.05% 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.

One of the benefits of Whitefish is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.81 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.

Whitefish is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 46.01% of adults in Whitefish have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Whitefish in 2010 was $30,642, which is wealthy relative to Montana, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $122,568 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Whitefish include Irish, English, Norwegian, and Polish.

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

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