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Population in 2010: 2,308.
Population change since 2000: +89.0%
Males: 1,219  (52.8%)
Females: 1,089  (47.2%)
Median resident age:

32.5 years
Montana median age:

40.0 years

Zip codes: 59716, 59730.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $63,406 (it was $39,688 in 2000)
Big Sky:

$63,406
MT:

$53,386

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $55,688 (it was $31,492 in 2000)

Big Sky CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $570,805 (it was $231,900 in 2000)
Big Sky:

$570,805
MT:

$231,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $608,073; detached houses: $767,676; townhouses or other attached units: $482,826; in 2-unit structures: $122,233; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $730,612; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $134,251

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,422.

March 2019 cost of living index in Big Sky: 100.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 18.4%
(18.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 68.4% for Black residents, 3.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 37.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Big Sky, MT (2017)
    • 2,52088.7%White alone
    • 2047.2%Hispanic
    • 863.0%Two or more races
    • 210.7%Black alone
    • 150.5%Asian alone
    • 90.3%American Indian alone

Races in Big Sky detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Ancestries: German (26.6%), Irish (9.5%), European (5.5%), American (5.4%), English (5.1%), Scandinavian (5.1%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 3220 feet

Land area: 228.1 square miles.

Population density: 10 people per square mile   (very low).

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157 residents are foreign born (3.9% Latin America, 0.7% Europe).

This place:

5.2%
Montana:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,211 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $4,245 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Idaho Falls, ID (128.2 miles , pop. 50,730).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (492.1 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (813.2 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Madison Valley, MT (4.2 miles ),
Ennis, MT (4.7 miles ),
Gallatin Gateway, MT (4.7 miles ),
South Glastonbury, MT (4.9 miles ),
Corwin Springs, MT (5.2 miles),
Four Corners, MT (5.3 miles ),
Emigrant, MT (5.3 miles ),
King Arthur Park, MT (5.4 miles )

Latitude: 45.27 N, Longitude: 111.30 W

Area code: 406

Distribution of median household income in Big Sky, MT in 2017
Distribution of house value in Big Sky, MT in 2017
Big Sky satellite photo by USGS

Big Sky tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.5%
Montana:

4.2%
Most common industries in Big Sky, MT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (37.6%)
  • Construction (13.9%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (6.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (37.0%)
  • Construction (18.7%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (4.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.5%)
  • Sporting goods, camera, hobby & toy stores (2.9%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (2.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (38.5%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (10.9%)
  • Construction (6.4%)
  • Clothing & accessories, including shoe, stores (5.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.5%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (4.2%)
  • Educational services (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Big Sky, MT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (10.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (9.5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (10.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (9.4%)
  • Carpenters (5.0%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Waiters and waitresses (13.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (10.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (9.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (8.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.2%)

Average climate in Big Sky, Montana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Big Sky-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Montana state average. It is 66% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 58.0 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 148.2 miles away from Big Sky center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 6/30/1975 at 18:54:13, a magnitude 6.1 (5.6 MB, 5.9 MS, 6.1 UK, 6.1 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 49.6 miles away from the city center
On 7/26/2005 at 04:08:37, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MB, 5.2 MS, 5.6 MW, Depth: 8.0 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 62.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 455.3 miles away from Big Sky center
On 8/22/1984 at 09:46:30, a magnitude 5.8 (5.0 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.8 ML) earthquake occurred 140.5 miles away from Big Sky center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Gallatin County (5) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 2, Storms: 2, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Airports and heliports located in Big Sky:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Big Sky:

  • Montana State University (about 31 miles; Bozeman, MT; Full-time enrollment: 12,942)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 104 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 30,522)
  • Montana State University-Billings (about 140 miles; Billings, MT; FT enrollment: 4,319)
  • The University of Montana (about 170 miles; Missoula, MT; FT enrollment: 13,602)
  • Idaho State University (about 176 miles; Pocatello, ID; FT enrollment: 10,350)
  • Sheridan College (about 216 miles; Sheridan, WY; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • College of Southern Idaho (about 245 miles; Twin Falls, ID; FT enrollment: 5,051)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Big Sky: Karst Power Plant (A), Michel Ranch (B), B K Ranch (C), Porcupine Ranch (D), Rainbow Ranch (E), Red Cliff Camp (F), Shady Rest Camp (G), Smith Ranch (H), Big Sky Ski Area (I), Crail Ranch (J), Moose Flat Campground (K), Big Sky Golf Course (L), Windy Pass Forest Service Station (M), Ousel Falls Recreation Site (N), Moose Creek Flat Recreation Site (O), McGill Campground (P), State Game Range Headquarters (Q), Porcupine Forest Service Station (R), Karst Ranch (S), Lazy T 4 Ranch (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Big Sky: Soldiers Chapel (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Soldiers Chapel Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes: Hidden Lakes (A), Lake Levinsky (B), Deer Lake (C), Lake Elsie (D), Shadow Lake (E), Ulerys Lakes (F), Dudley Lake (G), Moon Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Asbestos Creek (A), Beaver Creek (B), Buck Creek (C), Burnt Creek (D), Swan Creek (E), Tamphery Creek (F), Fourth Creek (G), Third Creek (H), Second Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Best Western Buck's T-4 Lodge & Restaurant - Main Dining Room & Lounge (USHighway 191) (1), Snowcrest (1 Lone Mountain Trail) (2), Big Horn Condominiums (Big Sky Resort) (3), Best Western Buck's T-4 Lodge & Restaurant - Mike Scholz Proprietor (USHighway 191) (4), Cinnamon Lodge (Highway 191) (5), Corral Steak House & Motel (Highway 191) (6), Best Western Buck's T-4 Lodge & Restaurant - Rafters Grill (USHighway 191) (7), Comfort Inn at Big Sky (USHighway 191) (8), Rainbow Ranch Lodge (42950 Gallatin Road) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Gallatin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Big Sky and their reported violations in the past:

BIG SKY COUNTY WATER AND SEWER DIST 363 (Population served: 4,132, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from JAN-17-2012 to JAN-17-2012), St Public Notif requested (JAN-17-2012), St Compliance achieved (FEB-06-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-26-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from SEP-26-2008 to SEP-26-2008), St Public Notif received (SEP-29-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAY-29-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from SEP-17-2005 to SEP-17-2005), St Public Notif requested (SEP-17-2005), St Public Notif received (SEP-27-2005), St Compliance achieved (3 times from OCT-03-2005 to MAY-29-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In JAN-01-2014, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-23-2014), St Compliance achieved (MAR-26-2014)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 3 minor monitoring violations
  • 6 regular monitoring violations
ANDESITE RIDGE WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 450, Purch groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • OCCT/SOWT Study/Recommendation - In JUL-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-12-2012), St Public Notif requested (NOV-20-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-20-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-24-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from NOV-24-2010 to NOV-24-2010), St Compliance achieved (DEC-08-2010), St Public Notif received (DEC-22-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-26-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from JUL-26-2007 to JUL-26-2007), St Public Notif received (AUG-08-2007), St Compliance achieved (NOV-08-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure to Notify Other PWS - In NOV-01-2010, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-21-2010), St Public Notif requested (DEC-21-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAY-01-2012)
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In JAN-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-13-2011), St Compliance achieved (FEB-10-2011)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
LOWER PIONEER MOUNTAIN WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 350, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In DEC-01-2010, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-27-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-27-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAY-02-2011)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-12-2011), St Public Notif requested (NOV-12-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-12-2011), St Public Notif received (FEB-21-2012)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-19-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-19-2008), St Compliance achieved (JAN-23-2008)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 48 regular monitoring violations
WHITEWATER INN (Population served: 155, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-11-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from JUL-11-2008 to JUL-11-2008), St Other (NOV-19-2008), St AO (w/penalty) issued (MAR-05-2009), St Compliance achieved (APR-09-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-13-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from JUN-13-2008 to JUN-13-2008), St Other (NOV-19-2008), St AO (w/penalty) issued (MAR-05-2009), St Compliance achieved (APR-09-2009)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In MAY-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-16-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-16-2008), St Boil Water Order (MAY-16-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-16-2008), St Public Notif received (MAY-21-2008), St Other (NOV-19-2008), St AO (w/penalty) issued (MAR-05-2009), St Compliance achieved (APR-09-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-27-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from MAY-27-2008 to MAY-27-2008), St Public Notif received (JUL-17-2008), St Other (NOV-19-2008), St AO (w/penalty) issued (MAR-05-2009), St Compliance achieved (APR-09-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In JUL-01-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-02-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-02-2011), St Compliance achieved (JAN-23-2012)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In MAY-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-27-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-27-2006), St Compliance achieved (2 times from APR-01-2008 to APR-09-2009)
  • 12 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 minor monitoring violations
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
GRAVEL HOLLOW LLC (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
ANTLER RIDGE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION (Population served: 45, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 304 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This place:

2.1 people
Montana:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

49.3%
Whole state:

62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

8.7%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
132 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010

Banks with branches in Big Sky (2011 data):

  • First Security Bank: Big Sky Branch at 78 Meadow Village Drive, branch established on 2005/12/19. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $565.8 mil, Deposits: $494.4 mil, headquarters in Bozeman, MT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Inter-Mountain Bancorp., Inc.
  • American Bank: Big Sky Branch at 1700 Big Sky Road, branch established on 1999/01/19. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $332.3 mil, Deposits: $276.6 mil, headquarters in Bozeman, MT, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Guaranty Development Company
  • Big Sky Western Bank: Big Sky Branch at 55 Lone Peak Drive, branch established on 1999/06/17. Info updated 2011/08/02: Bank assets: $386.2 mil, Deposits: $221.5 mil, headquarters in Bozeman, MT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Glacier Bancorp, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Big Sky:

Marital status in Big Sky, MT
  • Never married: 51.1%
  • Now married: 41.8%
  • Separated: 0.1%
  • Widowed: 1.4%
  • Divorced: 5.6%

For population 25 years and over in Big Sky:

  • High school or higher: 95.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 54.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.6
Montana average:

10.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Big Sky
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Big Sky, MT (based on Gallatin County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant12,09962
Catholic6,4006
Mainline Protestant5,83317
Other4,40921
Black Protestant1201
Orthodox501
None60,602-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 20
This county:

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 33
Gallatin County:

3.78 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 107
Here:

12.26 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

10.38 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Gallatin County:

3.7%
State:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

17.5%
State:

23.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Gallatin County:

6.5%
State:

10.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

53.1%
Montana:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Big Sky:

52.7%
Montana:

48.0%

Average BMI:
Big Sky:

28.5
Montana:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

19.1%
Montana:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

8.7%
State:

9.9%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Big Sky:

6.9
Montana:

6.8

Overweight people:
Big Sky:

30.6%
Montana:

35.3%

General health condition:
This city:

62.7%
Montana:

57.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Big Sky:

82.0%
Montana:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Big Sky, MT Residents

11.25% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($57,771 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.25%
Montana average:

7.25%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Yellowstone County, MT  0.49% ($52,417 average AGI)
from Missoula County, MT  0.39% ($39,988)
from Park County, MT  0.31% ($40,788)


8.48% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($41,753 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.48%
Montana average:

6.77%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($238 average AGI)
Gallatin County:

0.06%
Montana average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Yellowstone County, MT  0.40% ($36,878 average AGI)
to Park County, MT  0.35% ($37,203)
to Missoula County, MT  0.33% ($32,866)

Businesses in Big Sky, MT

  • FedEx: 2
  • True Value: 1
  • UPS: 2

Strongest AM radio stations in Big Sky:

  • KGVW (640 AM; 10 kW; BELGRADE, MT; Owner: GALLATIN VALLEY WITNESS, INC.)
  • KBOZ (1090 AM; 5 kW; BOZEMAN, MT; Owner: REIER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBOW (550 AM; 5 kW; BUTTE, MT; Owner: BUTTE BROADCASTING INCORPORATED)
  • KOBB (1230 AM; 1 kW; BOZEMAN, MT; Owner: REIER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKGR (680 AM; daytime; 5 kW; EAST HELENA, MT; Owner: KKGR, INC.)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KMMS (1450 AM; 1 kW; BOZEMAN, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KZNR (690 AM; 10 kW; BLACKFOOT, ID; Owner: WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KWYS (920 AM; 1 kW; WEST YELLOWSTONE, MT; Owner: ALPINE BROADCASTING LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KXTL (1370 AM; 5 kW; BUTTE, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Big Sky:

  • K240CI (95.9 FM; BIG SKY, MT; Owner: MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY-BILLINGS)
  • K288ES (105.5 FM; BIG SKY, MT; Owner: REIER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KXLB (100.7 FM; LIVINGSTON, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBMC (102.1 FM; BOZEMAN, MT; Owner: MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY-BILLINGS)
  • K240CO (95.9 FM; LIVINGSTON, MT; Owner: REIER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • K218DN (91.5 FM; GALLATIN GATEWAY, ET, MT; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KOBB-FM (93.7 FM; BOZEMAN, MT; Owner: REIER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KZLO-FM (99.9 FM; BOZEMAN, MT; Owner: REIER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KMMS-FM (95.1 FM; BOZEMAN, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGLT (91.9 FM; BOZEMAN, MT; Owner: BD. OF REGENTS-MONTANA UNIV. SYSTEM)
  • KPKX (97.5 FM; LIVINGSTON, MT; Owner: REIER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KSCY (96.7 FM; BELGRADE, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • K257AE (99.3 FM; WEST FORK, ETC., MT; Owner: BIG SKY OWNER'S ASSOCIATION INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Big Sky:

  • KUSM (Channel 9; BOZEMAN, MT; Owner: MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • K07LE (Channel 7; GALLATIN RIVER, ETC., MT; Owner: BIG SKY OWNERS ASSOC INC.)
  • K09LP (Channel 9; GALLATIN RIVER, ETC., MT; Owner: BIG SKY OWNERS ASSOC INC.)
  • Big Sky, Montana
  • Fatal accident count9
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents13
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:4
  • Fatalities9
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents17
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents2
  • Montana average
  • Fatal accident count1226
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents1615
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons526
  • Fatalities1365
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents2732
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents100
See more detailed statistics of Big Sky fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 13Number of bridges
  • 118ft / 36.3mTotal length
  • $933,000Total costs
  • 38,076Total average daily traffic
  • 1,333Total average daily truck traffic
  • 44,785Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Big Sky, MT - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 32000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Big Sky, MT

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2
  • MT08_BigSky, Ne 1/4 Ne 1/4 Sec. 31, Rge 3 E, Tshp 6 S (408841) (Lat: 45.273528 Lon: -111.395000), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 17.7 m, Overall height: 21.3 m, Call Sign: KNKN283
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, Grant Date: 11/16/2010, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020, Certifier: Michael P GogginRegistrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St., Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:
  • (Yc Club) 212 Golf Course Road (Lat: 45.221472 Lon: -111.400694), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 57.9 m, Call Sign: KNKN302
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, Grant Date: 08/31/2010, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 5055 North Point Pkwy, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpharetta, GA 30022, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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  • Michael P Goggin, Ne 1/4 Ne 1/4 Section 31, Township 6 S, Range 3 E (Lat: 45.273528 Lon: -111.395000), Type: 21.3, Overall height: 17.7 m, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, Mg7268@att.Com, , Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 457-2055
  • Michael P Goggin, Ne 1/4 Ne 1/4 Section 31, Township 6 S, Range 3 E (Lat: 45.273528 Lon: -111.395000), Type: 21.3, Overall height: 17.7 m, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, Mg7268@att.Com, , Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 457-2055
  • Lone Mountain, 4.17 Km Wsw (Lat: 45.278056 Lon: -111.450000), Type: 15.2, Overall height: 15.2 m, Registrant: Mountain Broadcasting, Inc. Dba , L_morton@pacbell.Net, , P.O. BOX 161112 Galla-tin Gateway, Phone: (406) 995-4497

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Big Sky, MT)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • MOUNTAIN VIL, 0.5 Miles East Of Levinsky Lake (Lat: 45.288333 Lon: -111.389806), Type: Tower, Structure height: 5 m, Call Sign: WPQN693,
    Assigned Frequencies: 18142.0 MHz, Grant Date: 06/26/2000, Expiration Date: 06/26/2010, Cancellation Date: 08/28/2010, Certifier: Joseph A Sheehan, Registrant: Klip, LLC, 168 1/2 South Main Street, Madison, GA 30650, Phone: (706) 343-1041, Fax: (706) 997-9999, Email:
  • Big Sky, Lat: 45.680000 Lon: -111.050000, Call Sign: WPZB660, Licensee ID: L00105515,
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.368 MHz, Grant Date: 11/14/2013, Expiration Date: 12/22/2023, Certifier: Terrence Smith, Registrant: Big Sky Co Water & Sewer Dist 363
  • BIG SKY, Lat: 45.680000 Lon: -111.050000, Call Sign: WQGX798,
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.393 MHz, Grant Date: 03/09/2017, Expiration Date: 05/17/2027, Certifier: Glenn Wood, Registrant: Industrial Communications Of Bozeman, 406 Bryant Street, Bozeman, MT 59715, Phone: (406) 585-7780, Email:
  • MT02054A, 212 Golf Course Rd (Lat: 45.221500 Lon: -111.400722), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 40.2 m, Call Sign: WRCU957,
    Assigned Frequencies: 17915.0 MHz, 17915.0 MHz, 17915.0 MHz, 17915.0 MHz, 17915.0 MHz, 17915.0 MHz, 17915.0 MHz, 17915.0 MHz, Grant Date: 02/05/2019, Expiration Date: 02/05/2029, Certifier: David Werblow, Registrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:
  • MT02115A, Ne 1/4 Sec 31 Rge 3 (Lat: 45.270750 Lon: -111.397694), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 25.9 m, Call Sign: WRCU959,
    Assigned Frequencies: 19475.0 MHz, 19475.0 MHz, 19475.0 MHz, 19475.0 MHz, 19475.0 MHz, 19475.0 MHz, 19475.0 MHz, 19475.0 MHz, Grant Date: 02/05/2019, Expiration Date: 02/05/2029, Certifier: David Werblow, Registrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

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  • On Loan Mountain (Lat: 45.055472 Lon: -111.450500), Overall height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: KNLR673,
    Assigned Frequencies: 931.012 MHz, Grant Date: 06/28/2016, Expiration Date: 05/14/2026, Certifier: Gary A Pudles, Registrant: Attorney At Law, 2154 Wisconsin Ave, Nw, Ste 250, Washington, DC 20007, Phone: (202) 223-3772, Fax: (202) 315-3587, Email:
  • Big Sky Radio Site 5 Miles West If (Lat: 45.272694 Lon: -111.395222), Overall height: 8.8 m, Call Sign: WSI681,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.240 MHz, Grant Date: 05/11/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 05/23/2009, Certifier: Trisha A Ramhorst, Registrant: Spectrum Communications Sites, LLC, Bozeman, MT 59772, Phone: (406) 585-5565, Fax: (406) 585-5830, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: KB7VUH, Licensee ID: L00679948, Grant Date: 09/25/2003, Expiration Date: 12/21/2013, Cancellation Date: 12/22/2015, Registrant: Richard M Wambsgans, Big Sky, MT 59716
  • Call Sign: KC7BKO, Grant Date: 03/29/1994, Expiration Date: 03/29/2004, Cancellation Date: 03/30/2006, Registrant: Douglas J Adelmann, 1426 Beaverhead, Big Sky, MT 59716
  • Call Sign: KD5OJW, Licensee ID: L00354441, Grant Date: 02/07/2011, Expiration Date: 05/08/2021, Certifier: Richard R Johnson, Registrant: Richard R Johnson, 47214 Gallatin Rd 700, Big Sky, MT 59716
  • Call Sign: KE7YUG, Licensee ID: L01451735, Grant Date: 10/25/2018, Expiration Date: 12/11/2028, Certifier: Kenneth J Morton, Registrant: Kenneth J Morton, Big Sky, MT 59716
  • Call Sign: KI7HLZ, Licensee ID: L02056935, Grant Date: 10/12/2016, Expiration Date: 10/12/2026, Certifier: Dennis J Mecklenburg, Registrant: Dennis J Mecklenburg, Big Sky, MT 59716


FAA Registered Aircraft:

22 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Big Sky)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 12. The highest number of fires - 34 took place in 2004, and the least - 0 in 2005. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Big Sky, MT When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (49.0%), and Structure Fires (35.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Big Sky, MT
    • 9949.0%Outside Fires
    • 7135.1%Structure Fires
    • 199.4%Other
    • 136.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Big Sky, MT

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Big Sky, Montana:

  • Comfort Inn Big Sky, 47214 Gallatin Rd, Big Sky, Montana 59716 , Phone: (406) 995-2333, Fax: (406) 995-2277
  • Huntley Lodge, #1 Lone Mountain Trail, Big Sky, Montana 59716 , Phone: (800) 548-4486, Fax: (406) 995-5001
  • Residence Inn Big Sky - The Wilson Hotel, 145 Town Center Ave, Big sky, Montana 59716 , Phone: (800) 393-2504, Fax: (406) 995-9019
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Big Sky, Montana
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Big Sky, MT
  • 38.9%Electricity
  • 25.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 22.4%Wood
  • 10.5%Utility gas
  • 2.4%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Big Sky, MT
  • 47.2%Electricity
  • 20.4%Wood
  • 12.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 10.5%Utility gas
  • 9.0%Other fuel


Big Sky compared to Montana state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Big Sky on our top lists:

  • #67 on the list of "Top 100 cities with strongest arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services industries"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest average weight of females"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
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