Whitefish, Montana Population 2020

8,592

Whitefish is a city located in Montana. With a 2020 population of 8,592, it is the 11th largest city in Montana and the 3419th largest city in the United States. Whitefish is currently growing at a rate of 4.39% annually and its population has increased by 35.16% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,357 in 2010. Spanning over 12 miles, Whitefish has a population density of 1,235 people per square mile.

The average household income in Whitefish is $83,592 with a poverty rate of 9.92%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $953 per month, and the median house value is $348,600. The median age in Whitefish is 41.9 years, 42 years for males, and 41.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 107.9 males.

Whitefish Demographics

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

  • White: 97.63%
  • Other race: 0.75%
  • Two or more races: 0.73%
  • Asian: 0.52%
  • Native American: 0.36%
  • Black or African American: 0.01%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Whitefish, Montana is 8,592, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 7,870.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 6,357.

Whitefish, Montana Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,13697.63%
Some Other Race550.75%
Two or More Races530.73%
Asian380.52%
American Indian and Alaska Native260.36%
Black or African American10.01%

Whitefish Population Pyramid 2020

Whitefish Median Age

41.9


Total

42


Male

41.7


Female

Whitefish Adults

There are 6,006 adults, (1,275 of whom are seniors) in Whitefish.

Whitefish Age Dependency

54.5

Age Dependency Ratio

26.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Whitefish Sex Ratio

Female

3,516

48.11%

Male

3,793

51.89%

Whitefish Households and Families

Whitefish Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Whitefish Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.2%18.8%
All61.5%38.5%
Non Family46.8%53.2%
Male42.9%57.1%
Female40.1%59.9%

61.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,2172.2361.5
Non Family1,4451.3946.8
Married1,4332.8381.2
Female2273.140.1
Male1123.642.9

2.87

Average Family Size

2.23

Average Household Size

6.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Whitefish Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade380.67%
9th to 12th Grade1292.29%
High School Graduate99517.66%
Some College94016.68%
Associates Degree4167.38%
Bachelors Degree1,97935.13%
Graduate Degree1,13720.18%

Whitefish Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White5,4985,3313,049
Hispanic919167
Multiple Races535335
Native American2626
Other Race212121
Black11

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,514$42,482$36,344
Less Than High School$4,500$$
High School Grad$18,026$16,781$
Some College$32,305$40,938$28,824
Bachelors Degree$42,281$47,057$41,047
Graduate Degree$54,803$81,950$49,516

$38,514

Average Earnings

$42,482

Average Male

$36,344

Average Female

Whitefish Language

Whitefish Language by Age

Whitefish Language

97.11% of Whitefish residents speak only English, while 2.89% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.87% of the population.

Whitefish Poverty

Whitefish Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White6,9536769.72%
Hispanic1421711.97%
Native1717100.00%
Black11100.00%

9.92%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.86%

Male Poverty Rate

13.23%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Whitefish

The race most likely to be in poverty in Whitefish is Black, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Whitefish is White, with 9.72% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.01%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.92%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.14%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School21.19%
High School13.10%
Some College9.91%
Bachelors or Greater8.15%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed92.31%
Female Employed8.84%
Male Employed5.25%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Whitefish Income

Whitefish Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$51,059$83,592
Families$91,628$109,406
Married Families$102,599-
Non Families$37,930$50,979

Whitefish Marital Status

Whitefish Marital Status

Marriage Rates

48.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.2%

Male Marriage Rate

48.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Whitefish Married by Age and Sex

Whitefish Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Whitefish Marital Status by Race

Whitefish Veterans

588

Number of Veterans

505

Male Veterans

83

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam228
First Gulf War141
Second Gulf War57
Korea37
World War II2

$Whitefish Veterans by Education

14.21%

Veteran Poverty Rate

15.96%

Veteran Disability Rate

Whitefish Employment Status

68%

Labor Force Participation

65.3%

Employment Rate

3.9%

Unemployment Rate

Whitefish Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

36.17%

Born in Montana

98.33%

Native Born

1.67%

Foreign Born

0.45%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.33% of Whitefish residents were born in the United States, with 36.17% having been born in Montana. 0.45% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20208,5923614.39%
20198,2313614.59%
20187,8702593.40%
20177,6113614.98%
20167,2502042.90%
20157,0462022.95%
20146,8442003.01%
20136,6441602.47%
20126,484600.93%
20116,424400.63%
20106,3841,3522.41%
20005,0326641.43%
19904,3686651.67%
19803,7033541.01%
19703,3493841.23%
19602,965-303-0.97%
19503,2686662.31%
19402,602-201-0.74%
19302,803-64-0.23%
19202,8670.00%