Whitefish, MT

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Population

7,070

3.08% growth

Median Age

44.3


Median Household Income

$49,870

2.69% decline

Poverty Rate

10.4%


Number of Employees

3,955

7.56% growth

Median Property Value

$326,100

4.55% growth

About

In 2017, Whitefish, MT had a population of 7.07k people with a median age of 44.3 and a median household income of $49,870. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Whitefish, MT grew from 6,859 to 7,070, a 3.08% increase and its median household income declined from $51,250 to $49,870, a -2.69% decrease.

The population of Whitefish, MT is 97.7% White Alone, 1.41% Hispanic or Latino, and 0.311% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Whitefish, MT speak a non-English language, and 99.2% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Whitefish, MT is $326,100, and the homeownership rate is 57.9%. Most people in Whitefish, MT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 15.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Whitefish, MT is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Whitefish, MT employs 3.96k people. The largest industries in Whitefish, MT are Health Care & Social Assistance (820 people), Accommodation & Food Services (734 people), and Educational Services (346 people), and the highest paying industries are Other Services Except Public Administration ($70,446), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($63,988), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($63,601).

Median household income in Whitefish, MT is $49,870. Males in Whitefish, MT have an average income that is 1.42 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,968. The income inequality in Whitefish, MT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.465, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$49,870

2017 value

± $11,395

-2.69%

1 Year Growth

± 33.6%

Households in Whitefish, MT have a median annual income of $49,870, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $51,250 in 2016, which represents a -2.69% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$56,921

Average Male Salary

± $3,007

$39,968

Average Female Salary

± $2,184

In 2017, full-time male employees in Montana made 1.42 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $42,515 ± $1,780

  2. Other

    $39,395 ± $16,377

  3. Asian

    $33,231 ± $11,940

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Montana workers was White. These workers were paid 1.08 times more than Other workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Whitefish, MT is from Montana.

0.465

2017 Wage GINI

0.462

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Montana was 0.465 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.554% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Montana was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Montana in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Montana across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 4.01

  2. Census Tract 4.02

  3. Census Tract 3

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Whitefish, MT was Census Tract 4.01 with a value of $54,052, followed by Census Tract 4.02 and Census Tract 3, with respective values of $48,690 and $48,068.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Whitefish, MT (724 out of 6.93k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 65 - 74.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    708 ± 215

  2. Hispanic

    16 ± 75

  3. Native American

    15 ± 75

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Whitefish, MT is White, followed by Hispanic and Native American.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

3.96k

2017 Value

± 518

7.56%

1 Year growth

± 17.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Whitefish, MT grew at a rate of 7.56%, from 3.68k employees to 3.96k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Whitefish, MT, are Management Occupations (671 people), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (512 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (436 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Whitefish, MT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Whitefish, MT, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (671 people), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (512 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (436 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Whitefish, MT has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (4.54 times higher than expected), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (3.25 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.79 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Whitefish, MT, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($107,885), Protective Service Occupations ($70,795), and Production Occupations ($61,250).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.96k

2017 Value

± 518

7.56%

1 Year growth

± 17.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Whitefish, MT grew at a rate of 7.56%, from 3.68k employees to 3.96k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Whitefish, MT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (820 people), Accommodation & Food Services (734 people), and Educational Services (346 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Whitefish, MT, though some of these residents may live in Whitefish, MT and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Whitefish, MT, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (820 people), Accommodation & Food Services (734 people), and Educational Services (346 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Whitefish, MT has an unusually high number of Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (3.16 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (2.44 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.44 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Whitefish, MT, by median earnings, are Other Services Except Public Administration ($70,446), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($63,988), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($63,601).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Montana to other states, or from other states to Montana.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $6.47B

  2. $6.17B

  3. $5.98B

In 2015, the top outbound Montana product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $6.47B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($6.17B) and Fuel oils ($5.98B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Montana products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$44.7B

2015 Value

$53.9B

Projected 2045 Value

20.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Montana trade was $44.7B. This is expected to increase 20.7% to $53.9B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Montana trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Montana to other states, or from other states to Montana.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $4.59B

  2. $2.98B

  3. $2.88B

In 2015, the top outbound Montana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was North Dakota with $4.59B, followed by Wyoming with $2.98B and Idaho and $2.88B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Montana shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

93.3% of the population of Whitefish, MT has health coverage, with 52.8% on employee plans, 7.91% on Medicaid, 15.9% on Medicare, 14.1% on non-group plans, and 2.64% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Whitefish, MT was $8,221 in 2014. This is a 2.84% increase from the previous year ($7,994).

Primary care physicians in Whitefish, MT see 1308 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.305% decrease from the previous year (1312 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1416 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 378 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Glacier County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.8%). Additionally, Big Horn County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (37.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,308 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Montana see an average of 1,308 patients per year. This represents a 0.305% decrease from the previous year (1,312 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,221

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,882

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,378

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,238

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Montana (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 2.84%, from $7,994 to $8,221.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

6.67%

Uninsured

52.8%

Employer Coverage

7.91%

Medicaid

15.9%

Medicare

14.1%

Non-Group

2.64%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Whitefish, MT declined by 39% from 10.9% to 6.67%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Whitefish, MT changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.8% prevalence

  2. 13.4% prevalence

  3. 12.3% prevalence

Glacier County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Montana, at 14.8%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Montana by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Whitefish, MT is home to a population of 7.07k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.29% of Whitefish, MT residents were born outside of the country (91 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Whitefish, MT is composed of 6.91k White Alone residents (97.7%), 100 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.41%), 22 Two or More Races residents (0.311%), 22 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.311%), 18 Asian Alone residents (0.255%), 1 Black or African American Alone residents (0.0141%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Whitefish, MT are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

44

Median Native-Born Age

± 5

59

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 28.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Whitefish, MT was 44.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 59. But people in Whitefish, MT are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Whitefish, MT residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.29%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

91 people

1.76%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

121 people

As of 2017, 1.29% of Whitefish, MT residents (91 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Whitefish, MT was 1.76%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Canada

    4,272 ± 1,601 people

  2. Mexico

    2,817 ± 1,301 people

  3. Philippines

    2,040 ± 1,108 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Montana was Canada, the natal country of 4,272 Montana residents, followed by Mexico with 2,817 and Philippines with 2,040.

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Citizenship

99.2%

2017 Citizenship

98.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.2% of Whitefish, MT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Whitefish, MT was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    6.91k ± 108

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    100 ± 100

  3. Two or More Races

    22 ± 37.7

In 2017, there were 69.1 times more White Alone residents (6.91k people) in Whitefish, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 100 Hispanic or Latino and 22 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Whitefish, MT as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Whitefish, MT citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Whitefish, MT was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Whitefish, MT are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    261 ± 108

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    111 ± 75

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    50 ± 60

Whitefish, MT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.35 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Whitefish, MT was $326,100 in 2017, which is 1.5 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $311,900 to $326,100, a 4.55% increase. The homeownership rate in Whitefish, MT is 57.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Whitefish, MT have an average commute time of 15.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Whitefish, MT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$49,870

Median Household Income

± $11,395

3.3k

Number of Households

± 436

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.3k households in Whitefish, MT declined from $49,870 from the previous year's value of $51,250.

The following chart displays the households in Whitefish, MT distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $40k - $45k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$326,100

2017 Median

± $30,500

$311,900

2016 Median

± $35,401

In 2017, the median property value in Whitefish, MT grew to to $326,100 from the previous year's value of $311,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Whitefish, MT compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Whitefish, MT the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Whitefish, MT distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Whitefish, MT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

57.9%

2017 Homeownership

56.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 57.9% of the housing units in Whitefish, MT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 56.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Whitefish, MT compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Whitefish, MT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Whitefish, MT have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

15.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Whitefish, MT have a shorter commute time (15.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in Whitefish, MT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    74.9%

  2. Walked

    9.74%

  3. Carpooled

    6.8%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Whitefish, MT was Drove Alone, followed by those who Walked and those who Carpooled.

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