B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$323,900
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$734
National
$928
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    273
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    525
  • Theft
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    263

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$53,495
National
$53,889
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    43%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

    Bigfork Reviews

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    Bigfork is a beautiful small town that over looks Flathead Lake. It has two beautiful rivers that flow into it. The Flathead river and the Swan river. With all of the festivals families and people of all ages never have time to be bored. Everyone looks out for each other and the people are so friendly.
    Review Bigfork
    Food in Bigfork is very good since all of the restraunts are trying to impress the large amounts of tourists that visit the town. Restraunt hours are the only problem. Most businesses open at seven am but they close early at eight pm. Some of the smaller businesses only open in the summer, for example Burger Town and Sweat Peaks.
    Most jobs in this village are either restaurant/bar jobs, construction, convenience/grocery store, fast food, guiding. Jobs like these. Some jobs pay you more due to how much experience you have. Most people start at minimum wage ($7.90 in Montana) or a little above that. There is a variety of specialized jobs in the area too.