Bigfork, Montana Population 2024

5,173

Bigfork is a city located in Flathead County and Lake County Montana. Bigfork has a 2024 population of 5,173. Bigfork is currently growing at a rate of 2.17% annually and its population has increased by 9.3% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,733 in 2020.

The average household income in Bigfork is $88,188 with a poverty rate of 5.11%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Bigfork is 54.2 years, 54 years for males, and 54.5 years for females.

Bigfork Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Bigfork was:

  • White: 86.69%
  • Two or more races: 9.33%
  • Other race: 3.37%
  • Native American: 0.5%
  • Black or African American: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
State
Montana
Land Area (mi²)
31.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
165.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
9.3% (440)
The current population of Bigfork, Montana is 5,173 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,733.

Bigfork, Montana Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White4,29486.69%
Two or more races4629.33%
Other race1673.37%
Native American250.5%
Black or African American50.1%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Bigfork Population by Race

Bigfork Population Pyramid 2024

Bigfork Median Age

54.2

Total

54

Male

54.5

Female

Bigfork Adults

There are 4,200 adults, (1,518 of whom are seniors) in Bigfork.

Bigfork Age Dependency

84.7

Age Dependency Ratio

56.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Bigfork Sex Ratio

Female2,53051.08%
Male2,42348.92%

Bigfork Population by Age

Bigfork Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,2362.1876.323.7
Married1,0912.768713
Non Family9741.166.733.3
Male905.8382.217.8
Female813.339.560.5

2.97

Average Family Size

2.18

Average Household Size

76.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Bigfork Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade120.32%
9th to 12th Grade641.69%
High School Graduate61716.28%
Some College86222.75%
Associates Degree3128.23%
Bachelors Degree1,26333.33%
Graduate Degree65917.39%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Bigfork Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bigfork Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White3,3813,3051,741
Hispanic17517589
Other Race16716749
2+ Races15715776
Native American23230
Black553

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 60%.

Bigfork Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$41,849$55,833$26,892
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
High School Graduate$28,489$38,333$19,688
Some College$38,125$56,809$16,736
Bachelors Degree$47,159$69,125$27,759
Graduate Degree$61,010$59,167$61,106

$41,849

Average Earnings

$55,833

Average Male

$26,892

Average Female

Bigfork Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bigfork Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Bigfork Language

97.25% of Bigfork residents speak only English, while 2.75% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.52% of the population.

Bigfork Language

Bigfork Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White4,1812345.6%
Multiple462163.46%

5.11%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.62%

Male Poverty Rate

6.56%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bigfork

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bigfork is White, with 5.6% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bigfork is Multiple, with 3.46% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.32%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.75%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 6.19%.

Bigfork Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.44%
High School10.88%
Some College4.57%
Bachelors or Greater3.03%

Bigfork Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Female Employed4.1%
Male Employed3.74%
Male Unemployed0%

Bigfork Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bigfork Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$73,443$88,188
Families$90,417$99,889
Married Families$93,211$-999,999,999
Non Families$51,378$71,468

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Bigfork Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

53.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.5%

Male Marriage Rate

51.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Bigfork Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Bigfork Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Bigfork Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Bigfork Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

458

Number of Veterans

431

Male Veterans

27

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam136
Korea74
Second Gulf War70
First Gulf War68
World War II0

Bigfork Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
75+182
55 to 6497
65 to 7494
35 to 5457
18 to 3428

Bigfork Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White37210.12%
Other Race6035.93%
2+ Races216.4%
Hispanic82.33%
Native American521.74%

Bigfork Veterans by Race

Bigfork Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

2.9%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.86%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bigfork Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

45.9%

Labor Force Participation

44.3%

Employment Rate

3.5%

Unemployment Rate

Bigfork Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Bigfork Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Bigfork Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

33.19%

Born in Bigfork

97.09%

Native Born

2.91%

Foreign Born

1.27%

Non Citizen

1.64%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.09% of Bigfork residents were born in the United States, with 33.19% having been born in Montana. 1.27% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Bigfork Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20245,1731102.17%
20235,0631102.22%
20224,9532705.77%
20214,683-50-1.06%
20204,733651.39%
20194,668420.91%
20184,626-171-3.56%
20174,797-235-4.67%
20165,0324118.89%
20154,6212465.62%
20144,375-170-3.74%
20134,5451894.34%
20124,356110.25%
20114,345751.76%
20104,27000%

Bigfork Population by Year