Bigfork, Montana

Bigfork, Montana
Bigfork during an Independence Day parade

Located on the northeast corner of Flathead Lake, Bigfork is the present home of actor Dirk Benedict (I remember him most from The A-Team). Bigfork is at that place where the Swan River flows into Flathead Lake. This is one of the most beautiful, outdoor-sports-friendly locales in Montana. On the south side of town is Wayfarers State Park.

Flathead Lake, Montana
Flathead Lake
Fast Facts about Bigfork, Montana
Bigfork, Flathead County, MT 59911
Census Designated Place
Elevation: 2,979'
Latitude: 48.0652°N
Longitude: 114.0817°W
Resident Racial Breakdown:
White Non-Hispanic: 92.6%
Native American: 3.5%
Other: 3.9%
High School or Higher: 90.9%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 35.6%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 9.1%
2009 Estimates:
Population: 1,658
Males: 793
Females: 865
Median Resident Age: 50.5 Years
Estimated Median Household Income: $69,000
Estimated Median Home Value: $314,700
Population Density: 288 People per Square Mile
2011 Cost of Living Index for Bigfork: 92.2
Major Industries:
Lodging & Food Services, Entertainment & Recreation, Construction, Finance & Insurance Services, Real Estate Services, Agriculture & Forestry, Health Care, Professional Services, Retail Services, Educational Services
Unemployed (March 2011): 13.1%
Photo of Bigfork is courtesy of Katie Brady, CCA ShareAlike 2.0 License
Photo of Flathead Lake courtesy of Matthew MacManes, © 2005. CCA ShareAlike 3.0 License.
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