Bigfork, Montana

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Population in 2010: 4,270.
Population change since 2000: +200.5%
Males: 1,952  (45.7%)
Females: 2,318  (54.3%)
Median resident age:

47.7 years
Montana median age:

40.0 years

Zip codes: 59922.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $62,595 (it was $36,116 in 2000)
Bigfork:

$62,595
MT:

$53,386

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $33,230 (it was $20,314 in 2000)

Bigfork CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $330,712 (it was $145,000 in 2000)
Bigfork:

$330,712
MT:

$231,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $360,249; detached houses: $382,400; townhouses or other attached units: $257,419; in 2-unit structures: over $1,000,000; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $69,699; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $277,807; mobile homes: $147,972; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $173,894

Median gross rent in 2017: $680.

March 2019 cost of living index in Bigfork: 89.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 12.8%
(11.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 11.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.2% for American Indian residents, 45.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Bigfork, MT (2010)
    • 4,02994.4%White alone
    • 1062.5%Hispanic
    • 681.6%Two or more races
    • 250.6%American Indian alone
    • 190.4%Black alone
    • 170.4%Asian alone
    • 40.09%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 20.05%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Montana and other state lists, there were 21 registered sex offenders living in Bigfork, Montana as of June 03, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Bigfork is 244 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (18.6%), Norwegian (14.1%), English (11.5%), Irish (7.9%), American (5.7%), French (4.5%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 2968 feet

Land area: 5.75 square miles.

Population density: 743 people per square mile   (low).

Bigfork, Montana map

199 residents are foreign born (1.7% Europe, 1.1% North America, 0.5% Africa).

This place:

3.7%
Montana:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,078 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,407 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Missoula, MT (83.2 miles , pop. 57,053).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (376.4 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (992.1 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Creston-Bigfork, MT (2.0 miles ),
Woods Bay, MT (2.0 miles ),
Somers, MT (2.6 miles ),
Lakeside, MT (2.7 miles ),
Lower Valley-Somers, MT (2.8 miles ),
Forest Hill Village, MT (3.0 miles ),
Bear Dance, MT (3.3 miles ),
Rollins, MT (3.5 miles)

Latitude: 48.07 N, Longitude: 114.08 W

Area code: 406

Distribution of median household income in Bigfork, MT in 2017
Distribution of house value in Bigfork, MT in 2017
Bigfork satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.9%
Montana:

4.2%
Most common industries in Bigfork, MT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (12.2%)
  • Construction (9.2%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (7.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.3%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (5.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (14.8%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (10.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (9.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.1%)
  • Repair & maintenance (6.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (16.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (16.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (13.3%)
  • Health care (12.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (8.0%)
  • Educational services (7.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.7%)
Most common occupations in Bigfork, MT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (9.2%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.7%)
  • Financial managers (3.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (2.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (11.9%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (10.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (9.4%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (5.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.7%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (4.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.9%)
  • Financial managers (8.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.1%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (6.7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.7%)
  • Art and design workers (5.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.3%)

Average climate in Bigfork, Montana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Bigfork, Montana environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI CO PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 78.7. This is about average.

City:

78.7
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2005 was 0.323. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 13.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.323
U.S.:

0.267
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 23.8. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 13.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.8
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 10.2. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 13.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.2
U.S.:

8.5

Earthquake activity:

Bigfork-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Montana state average. It is 67% 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 292.1 miles away from Bigfork 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 276.2 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 396.0 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 402.0 miles away from the city center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
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 197.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/30/1975 at 18:54:13, a magnitude 6.1 (5.6 MB, 5.9 MS, 6.1 UK, 6.1 ML) earthquake occurred 283.7 miles away from the city 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 Flathead County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 5, Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Snows: 2, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bigfork topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Bigfork:

  • LAKE VIEW CARE CENTER (1050 GRAND AVE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Bigfork:

  • FLATHEAD COUNTY HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; KALISPELL, MT)
  • IMMANUEL SKILLED CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; KALISPELL, MT)
  • FLATHEAD OUTPATIENT SURGICAL CTR (Hospital, about 16 miles away; KALISPELL, MT)
  • HEALTH CENTER NORTHWEST Acute Care Hospitals (about 16 miles away; KALISPELL, MT)
  • KALISPELL REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 16 miles away; KALISPELL, MT)
  • BRENDAN HOUSE (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; KALISPELL, MT)
  • GLACIER VIEW HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 16 miles away; KALISPELL, MT)

Airports and heliports located in Bigfork:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bigfork:

  • The University of Montana (about 84 miles; Missoula, MT; Full-time enrollment: 13,602)
  • North Idaho College (about 129 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; FT enrollment: 4,684)
  • Spokane Community College (about 155 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,482)
  • Whitworth University (about 157 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 2,689)
  • Gonzaga University (about 157 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,780)
  • Spokane Falls Community College (about 160 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,052)
  • University of Idaho (about 166 miles; Moscow, ID; FT enrollment: 10,416)

Public high school in Bigfork:

Public elementary/middle schools in Bigfork:

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Notable locations in Bigfork: Timbers RV Park (A), Bigfork Campground (B), Sportsman Bridge Fishing Access (C), Wayfarers Campground (D), Big Fork Ranger Station (E), Bigfork Fishing Access Site (F), Eagle Bend Golf Club (G), Bigfork Volunteer Ambulance (H), Bigfork Branch Library (I), Bigfork Fire Department (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Lake Hills Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Bigfork include: Bethany Church (A), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (B), Community United Methodist Church (C), Bigfork Baptist Church (D), First Baptist Church (E), Saint Catherines Catholic Church (F), Horizon Christian Fellowship (G), Saint Patricks Episcopal Church (H), Saint Andrews Episcopal Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Bigfork include: Wayfarers State Park (1), J H Horn Memorial Park (2), Flathead Lake State Park - Wayfarers Unit (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Glacier Country Tourism Commission (836 Holt Drive Suite 320), Flathead Lake Cabin Rentals (Arcades & Amusements; 18123 E. Lakeshore).

Hotels: Bridge Street Cottages (300 Bridge Street), Marina Cay Resort (180 Vista Lane), Timbers Motel Bigfork (Highway 35 South), Mountain Lake Lodge (1950 Sylvan Drive), The Islander Inn (39 Orchard Lane), Hotel Bigfork (425 Grand Drive), Swan River Inn (360 Grand Drive), Eagle Bend Flathead Vacation Rentals (836 Holt Drive), Woods Bay Resort (120 Community Lane).

Birthplace of: Bill Lindsay - Ice hockey player.

Flathead 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 Bigfork and their reported violations in the past:

BIGFORK COUNTY WATER AND SEWER (Population served: 2,900, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Gross Alpha, Excl. Radon and U. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-15-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-15-2009), St Public Notif received (NOV-19-2009), St Compliance achieved (FEB-26-2010)
NORTHERN PINES COMMUNITY HOA (Population served: 295, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 42 regular monitoring violations
SITTING DUCK (Population served: 206, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
BEARCREEK VILLAGE BIGFORK (Address: 2905 SWAN HWY #29 , Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
RAVEN BAR (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-06-2006), St Public Notif requested (DEC-06-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-06-2006), St Compliance achieved (DEC-30-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 11 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
WOODS BAY MARINA (Address: 14535 MT HWY 35 , Population served: 79, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
SIX MILE TAVERN (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
ST PATRICKS EPISCOPAL CHURCH (Population served: 65, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bigfork that have no violations reported:

  • QUAIL RIDGE (Address: JEFF EVANS , Population served: 65, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • KOOTENAI WOODS SUBDIVISION (Population served: 38, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This place:

2.2 people
Montana:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

65.2%
Whole state:

62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

4.6%
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: 0.1% of all households
57 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
14 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010
66 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Bigfork (2011 data):

  • Glacier Bank: - Bigfork Office at 8251 Highway 35, branch established on 1955/07/15. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $1,375.7 mil, Deposits: $807.5 mil, headquarters in Kalispell, MT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 21 total offices, Holding Company: Glacier Bancorp, Inc.
  • First Interstate Bank: Bigfork Branch at 8111 Montana Hwy 35, branch established on 2008/01/16. Info updated 2009/10/09: Bank assets: $7,294.7 mil, Deposits: $5,827.2 mil, headquarters in Billings, MT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 76 total offices, Holding Company: First Interstate Bancsystem, Inc.
  • Rocky Mountain Bank: Bigfork Branch at 437 Grand Drive, branch established on 1997/12/01. Info updated 2009/03/04: Bank assets: $434.6 mil, Deposits: $365.4 mil, headquarters in Billings, MT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Heartland Financial Usa, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Bigfork:

Marital status in Bigfork, MT
  • Never married: 24.4%
  • Now married: 59.1%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 8.0%

For population 25 years and over in Bigfork:

  • High school or higher: 95.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 34.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.5%
  • Unemployed: 4.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.8
Montana average:

10.0

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bigfork, MT (based on Flathead County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant15,54483
Catholic4,9336
Mainline Protestant4,59417
Other4,37020
Black Protestant151
None61,472-
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: 15
This county:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

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

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 45
Flathead County:

5.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 97
Flathead County:

11.18 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

10.38 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

5.8%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Flathead County:

20.0%
State:

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

8.4%
State:

10.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Bigfork:

51.8%
Montana:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Bigfork:

47.6%
Montana:

48.0%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.0
Montana:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Bigfork:

18.9%
Montana:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Bigfork:

12.3%
State:

9.9%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Bigfork:

6.9
Montana:

6.8

Overweight people:
Bigfork:

36.5%
State:

35.3%

General health condition:
Bigfork:

56.2%
Montana:

57.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

74.1%
Montana:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bigfork, MT Residents

6.82% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($70,646 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.82%
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 Missoula County, MT  0.37% ($39,858 average AGI)
from Lake County, MT  0.31% ($43,285)
from Gallatin County, MT  0.22% ($41,674)


5.14% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($45,828 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.14%
Montana average:

6.77%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Missoula County, MT  0.47% ($27,745 average AGI)
to Lake County, MT  0.29% ($49,777)
to Gallatin County, MT  0.20% ($35,385)
Businesses in Bigfork, MT
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Dairy Queen1U-Haul1
FedEx1UPS1
H&R Block1

Strongest AM radio stations in Bigfork:

  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KGEZ (600 AM; 5 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: SKYLINE BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KJJR (880 AM; 10 kW; WHITEFISH, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INCORPORATED)
  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KXLY (920 AM; 20 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE RADIO, INC.)
  • KSEN (1150 AM; 10 kW; SHELBY, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLCY (930 AM; 5 kW; EAST MISSOULA, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KQQQ (1150 AM; 25 kW; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: RADIO PALOUSE, INC.)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KVNI (1080 AM; 10 kW; COEUR D' ALENE, ID; Owner: QUEENB RADIO, INC.)
  • KMJY (700 AM; 10 kW; NEWPORT, WA; Owner: JAMES E. AND HELEN G. STARGEL)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bigfork:

  • KALS (97.1 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KALISPELL CHRISTIAN RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KDBR (106.3 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSIL (100.7 FM; WALLACE, ID; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KQRK (92.3 FM; RONAN, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KZMN (103.9 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KKMT (95.9 FM; COLUMBIA FALLS, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBBZ (98.5 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPLG (91.5 FM; PLAINS, MT; Owner: YOUR NETWORK OF PRAISE, INC.)
  • K216BE (91.1 FM; FERNDALE, ETC., MT; Owner: SWAN HILL T.V. INC.)
  • KUKL (89.9 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA)
  • K204CJ (88.7 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: YOUR CHRISTIAN COMPANION NETWORK, INC.)
  • K208DI (89.5 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K259AD (99.7 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: BEE B/C INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Bigfork:

  • K05EE (Channel 5; BIG ARM, ETC., MT; Owner: BLACKTAIL TV TAX DISTRICT)
  • K06EL (Channel 6; FERNDALE, ETC., MT; Owner: SWAN HILL TV, INC.)
  • K59BW (Channel 59; BONNERS FERRY, ID; Owner: STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION (IEPBS))
  • K12LO (Channel 12; FERNDALE, ETC., MT; Owner: SWAN HILL TV INC.)
  • K07EN (Channel 7; SOMERS, MT; Owner: BLACKTAIL TV TAX DISTRICT)
  • K26DD (Channel 26; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KCFW-TV (Channel 9; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: EAGLE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K48EO (Channel 48; SOMERS-LAKESIDE, MT; Owner: BLACKTAIL TV TAX DISTRICT)
  • KTMF-LP (Channel 59; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: MMM LICENSE LLC)
  • K18AJ (Channel 18; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KPAX COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Bigfork fatal accident list:

Jan 18, 2014 07:30 PM, Sr-209, Lat: 48.055772, Lon: -114.031414, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Oct 10, 2008 07:55 PM, Sr-209, Lat: 48.060840, Lon: -114.062290, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Mar 24, 2003 03:45 PM, Sr-35, Lat: 48.067872, Lon: -114.081101, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jun 21, 2002 04:32 PM, Sr-35, Lat: 48.064788, Lon: -114.082200, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Apr 27, 2000 07:14 PM, Sr-35, Lat: 48.091120, Lon: -114.087249, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 7, Fatalities: 1
Aug 7, 1998 11:20 AM, Sr-35, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 121ft / 37.5mTotal length
  • $3,053,000Total costs
  • 27,112Total average daily traffic
  • 620Total average daily truck traffic
  • 30,774Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
New bridges in Bigfork, MT - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 21950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 11980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 32000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Bigfork, MT

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

38 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Bigfork)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • Big Fork City Gas Gate (Lat: 48.358861 Lon: -114.154556), Type: Tower, Structure height: 4 m, Call Sign: WPLT784,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.175 MHz, Grant Date: 01/14/2003, Expiration Date: 02/03/2013, Cancellation Date: 04/08/2013, Certifier: Bruce A Mckinley, Registrant: Northwestern Energy, 40 East Broadway Street, Butte, MT 59701, Phone: (406) 497-1000, Fax: (406) 497-3525, Email:
  • LAKE POINTE LS, Lake Pointe Lift Station (Lat: 48.066944 Lon: -114.108500), Type: Mast, Structure height: 5 m, Overall height: 6 m, Call Sign: WQCR494,
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.100 MHz, Grant Date: 03/31/2015, Expiration Date: 05/09/2025, Certifier: Julie L Spencer, Registrant: Northwest Automation, Inc, 33500 Yaak River Road, Troy, MT 59935, Phone: (406) 295-9590, Fax: (406) 837-4572, Email:
  • HARBOR VILLAGE LS #3, Harbor Village Lift Station #3 (Lat: 48.069972 Lon: -114.113250), Type: Mast, Structure height: 5 m, Overall height: 6 m, Call Sign: WQCR495, Licensee ID: L01004074,
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.100 MHz, Grant Date: 03/31/2015, Expiration Date: 05/09/2025, Certifier: Julie L Spencer, Registrant: Bigfork Water & Sewer District, 108 Harbor Heights Blvd, Bigfork, MT 59911, Phone: (406) 837-4566, Fax: (406) 837-4572, Email:
  • JONES LS, Jones Lift Station (Lat: 48.044389 Lon: -114.081167), Type: Mast, Structure height: 5 m, Overall height: 6 m, Call Sign: WQCR496, Licensee ID: L01004074,
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.100 MHz, Grant Date: 03/31/2015, Expiration Date: 05/09/2025, Certifier: Julie L Spencer, Registrant: Bigfork Water & Sewer District, 108 Harbor Heights Blvd, Bigfork, MT 59911, Phone: (406) 837-4566, Fax: (406) 837-4572, Email:
  • BEAR HOLLOW L.S., Bear Hollow Lift Station (Lat: 48.086778 Lon: -114.082778), Type: Mast, Structure height: 5 m, Overall height: 6 m, Call Sign: WQEX636, Licensee ID: L01004074,
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.100 MHz, Grant Date: 08/18/2016, Expiration Date: 05/11/2026, Certifier: Andrew S Loudermilk, Registrant: Bigfork Water & Sewer District
  • Lat: 48.079778 Lon: -114.108833, Call Sign: WQON900,
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.575 MHz, Grant Date: 12/03/2011, Expiration Date: 12/03/2021, Certifier: Nonie R Pruett, Registrant: Golf Northwest LLC, Bigfork, MT 59911, Phone: (406) 837-7351, Fax: (406) 837-7347, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

67 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Bigfork)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

4 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Bigfork)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

101 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

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 16. The highest number of fires - 33 took place in 2016, and the least - 0 in 2014. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Bigfork, MT When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (45.0%), and Outside Fires (41.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Bigfork, MT
    • 12645.0%Structure Fires
    • 11641.4%Outside Fires
    • 2810.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 103.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bigfork, MT
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bigfork, MT
  • 35.6%Utility gas
  • 26.3%Electricity
  • 19.4%Wood
  • 14.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.6%Other fuel
  • 0.6%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bigfork, MT
  • 38.7%Electricity
  • 29.3%Utility gas
  • 21.1%Wood
  • 8.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.2%No fuel used


Bigfork compared to Montana state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
There are 60 pilots and 21 other airmen in this city.
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  • Paul Beard (6)
  • Thomas L. Ritzdorf (6)
  • Tom L. Ritzdorf (3)
  • Phillip Clark Frey (2)
  • Ryan W. Johnson (2)
  • Scott Roskam (1)
  • Daniel Martin Manning (1)
  • Kevin B. Witt (1)
  • Gary A. White (1)

Total of 36 patent applications in 2008-2020.