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Bigfork, Montana - Basic Facts

The Bigfork Census Designated Place had a population of 5,155 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bigfork: Big Fork.

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Bigfork, MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 5,155
Population in Households 5,088
Population in Familes 3,996
Population in Group Qrtrs 67
Population Density2 165
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $55,322
Average Household Income $83,532
Per Capita Income $37,839


Total Housing Units 3,935 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,828 (46.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 483 (12.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,623 (41.2%)
Median Home Value $380,781
Average Home Value $510,410


Total Households 2,312
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 1,481
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 2.31% 2.22%
Households 2.32% 2.23%
Families 2.11% 2.05%
Median Household Income   5.37%
Per Capita Income   3.65%

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, 2018 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 # 23 94th
Population Density # 203 45th
Diversity Index # 214 41st
Median Household Income # 82 78th
Per Capita Income # 24 94th

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