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Bigfork, Montana - Basic Facts

The Bigfork Census Designated Place had a population of 4,836 as of July 1, 2016.

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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bigfork: Big Fork.

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Bigfork, MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,836
Population in Households 4,770
Population in Familes 3,767
Population in Group Qrtrs 66
Population Density1 155
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 2,192
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 1,411
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,724 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,567 (42.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 625 (16.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,532 (41.1%)
Median Home Value $360,481
Average Home Value $473,597


Median Household Income $52,514
Average Household Income $70,774
Per Capita Income $32,452
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.01% 1.81%
Households 2.19% 1.93%
Families 2.0% 1.73%
Median Household Income   2.07%
Per Capita Income   2.47%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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, 2016 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 Density1 # 208 43rd
Diversity Index2 # 200 45th
Median Household Income # 83 77th
Per Capita Income # 40 89th

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