Whitefish, Montana Population 2024

9,739

Whitefish is a city located in Flathead County Montana. Whitefish has a 2024 population of 9,739. Whitefish is currently growing at a rate of 4.42% annually and its population has increased by 24.11% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,847 in 2020.

The average household income in Whitefish is $120,009 with a poverty rate of 6.76%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Whitefish is 43 years, 39.4 years for males, and 44.9 years for females.

Whitefish Demographics

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

  • White: 95.18%
  • Two or more races: 3.9%
  • Native American: 0.68%
  • Other race: 0.23%
  • Black or African American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Montana
Land Area (mi²)
7.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,399.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
24.11% (1,892)
The current population of Whitefish, Montana is 9,739 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 7,847.

Whitefish, Montana Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White7,70895.18%
Two or more races3163.9%
Native American550.68%
Other race190.23%
Black or African American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Native American

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Whitefish Population by Race

Whitefish Population Pyramid 2024

Whitefish Median Age

43

Total

39.4

Male

44.9

Female

Whitefish Adults

There are 6,721 adults, (1,793 of whom are seniors) in Whitefish.

Whitefish Age Dependency

64.3

Age Dependency Ratio

36.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Whitefish Sex Ratio

Female4,09450.56%
Male4,00449.44%

Whitefish Population by Age

Whitefish Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,8172.0862.737.3
Non Family1,8031.2334.965.1
Married1,6752.88937
Female2882.6560.139.9
Male512.7364.735.3
showing: 5 rows

2.82

Average Family Size

2.08

Average Household Size

62.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Whitefish Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Whitefish Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Whitefish Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 67.9%.

Whitefish Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$47,761

Average Earnings

$55,049

Average Male

$40,721

Average Female

Whitefish Earnings by Educational Attainment

Whitefish Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Whitefish Language

97.39% of Whitefish residents speak only English, while 2.61% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.88% of the population.

Whitefish Language

Whitefish Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White7,4984936.58%
Hispanic1352720%
Multiple316278.54%
Native461634.78%
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6.76%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.64%

Male Poverty Rate

8.83%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Whitefish

The race most likely to be in poverty in Whitefish is Native, with 34.78% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Whitefish is White, with 6.58% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.36%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.46%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 8.79%.

Whitefish Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
High School11.05%
Less Than 9th Grade6.93%
Some College6.36%
Bachelors or Greater5.34%
showing: 4 rows

Whitefish Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed6.83%
Male Employed4.09%
Male Unemployed
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Whitefish Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Whitefish Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Whitefish Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

49.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.8%

Male Marriage Rate

45.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Whitefish Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Whitefish 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.

Whitefish Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Whitefish Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

321

Number of Veterans

316

Male Veterans

5

Female Veterans

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Whitefish Veterans by War

count

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Whitefish Veterans by Age

count

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Whitefish Veterans by Race

Whitefish Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

2.97%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

Whitefish Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

68.4%

Labor Force Participation

66.6%

Employment Rate

2.5%

Unemployment Rate

Whitefish Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Whitefish Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Whitefish 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

34.71%

Born in Whitefish

97%

Native Born

3%

Foreign Born

1.86%

Non Citizen

1.14%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97% of Whitefish residents were born in the United States, with 34.71% having been born in Montana. 1.86% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from North America.

Whitefish Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202911,7994123.62%
202811,3874123.75%
202710,9754123.9%
202610,5634124.06%
202510,1514124.23%
20249,7394124.42%
20239,3274124.62%
20228,9154124.85%
20218,5036568.36%
20207,847-462-5.56%
20198,3093113.89%
20187,9982463.17%
20177,7523695%
20167,3832072.88%
20157,1762032.91%
20146,9732033%
20136,7701632.47%
20126,607600.92%
20116,547420.65%
20106,5051,47329.27%
20005,03266415.2%
19904,36866517.96%
19803,70335410.57%
19703,34938412.95%
19602,965-303-9.27%
19503,26866625.6%
19402,602-201-7.17%
19302,803-64-2.23%
19202,867
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Whitefish Population by Year