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Bigfork, Montana - Basic Facts

The Bigfork Census Designated Place had a population of 5,404 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Bigfork is located at latitude 48.0633 and longitude -114.0726 in Flathead County. The formal boundaries for the Bigfork Census Designated Place 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Bigfork, MT Housing Affordability Index is 96
State of Montana Housing Affordability Index is 110
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Bigfork, MT Wealth Index is 114
State of Montana Wealth Index is 79
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 5,404 (100%)
Population in Households 5,337 (98.8%)
Population in Families 4,218 (78.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 67 ( 1.2%)
Population Density 173
Diversity Index2 15
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $67,440
Average Household Income $83,493
Per Capita Income $37,756
Wealth Index4 114

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 4,127 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,001 (48.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 432 (10.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,694 (41.0%)
Median Home Value $381,220
Housing Affordability Index3 96
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,433
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 1,559
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 2.58% 2.17%
Households 2.63% 2.16%
Families 2.44% 2.0%
Median Household Income   2.23%
Per Capita Income   2.12%

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, 2019 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 # 22 94th
Population Density # 201 45th
Diversity Index # 221 40th
Median Household Income # 46 88th
Per Capita Income # 35 91st

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