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 86.46% 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 (15.37%), healthcare (13.79%), and food service (8.76%).
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.81% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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 18.91 minutes getting to work every day.
Being a small city, Whitefish does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Whitefish. 51.12% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Whitefish in 2010 was $32,376, which is wealthy relative to Montana, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $129,504 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 German, English, Irish, Norwegian, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Whitefish is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Greek.