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Bigfork, Montana - Basic Facts

The Bigfork Census Designated Place had a population of 4,957 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Bigfork is located at latitude 48.0841 and longitude -114.0546 in Flathead County. The formal boundaries for the Bigfork Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 31.26 sq. miles and a water area of 6.04 sq. miles. Flathead County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,989 feet.

The Bigfork Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2407847) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Montana is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Bigfork Census Designated Place is located within Creston-Bigfork Division of Flathead County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bigfork population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bigfork: Big Fork.

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Bigfork, MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,957
Daytime Population: Workers 2,237
Daytime Population: Residents 2,630
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,867
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 4,890
Population in Familes 3,864
Population in Group Qrtrs 67
Population Density2 159
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $53,108
Average Household Income $78,154
Per Capita Income $35,543


Total Housing Units 3,759 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,587 (42.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 642 (17.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,529 (40.7%)
Median Home Value $363,910
Average Home Value $472,670


Total Households 2,230
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 1,428
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 2.08% 1.86%
Households 2.13% 1.92%
Families 1.89% 1.72%
Median Household Income   5.57%
Per Capita Income   4.37%

Bigfork, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bigfork to the other 364 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Montana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 24 94th
Population Density # 205 44th
Diversity Index # 201 45th
Median Household Income # 98 73rd
Per Capita Income # 27 93rd

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