Whitefish, MT

Census Place

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Population
7,309
3.38% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Tester
Democratic Party
US Senator
Steve Daines
Republican Party
Median Age
41.9

Poverty Rate
9.92%

Median Household Income
$51,059
2.38% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$348,600
6.9% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
3,970
0.379% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Whitefish, MT had a population of 7.31k people with a median age of 41.9 and a median household income of $51,059. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Whitefish, MT grew from 7,070 to 7,309, a 3.38% increase and its median household income grew from $49,870 to $51,059, a 2.38% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Whitefish, MT are White (Non-Hispanic) (96.9%), Other (Hispanic) (0.752%), White (Hispanic) (0.711%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.52%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.479%). NaNk% of the people in Whitefish, MT speak a non-English language, and 99.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Whitefish, MT is $348,600, and the homeownership rate is 61.5%. 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.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Montana (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Montana across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Flathead County, MT went to Donald J. Trump with 64.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (28.5%), followed by Other (6.52%). The most partisan county was Garfield County, MT with 90.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Jon Tester and Steve Daines are the senators currently representing the state of Montana. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

N/A is currently represented by N/A in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Flathead County, MT
64.9% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Montana
  1. 90.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 86.3% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 86.3% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Montana was Garfield County, MT with 90.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Montana colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Montana

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Jon Tester
Senator from Montana1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
Steve Daines
Senator from Montana2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Jon Tester and Steve Daines are the senators currently representing Montana.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from N/A

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Diversity

Whitefish, MT is home to a population of 7.31k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2018, 1.67% of Whitefish, MT residents were born outside of the country (122 people).

In 2018, there were 129 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.08k people) in Whitefish, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 55 Other (Hispanic) and 52 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Whitefish, MT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    7.08k ± 143
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    55 ± 87
  3. White (Hispanic)
    52 ± 37
1.94%
Hispanic Population
142 people

In 2018, there were 129 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.08k people) in Whitefish, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 55 Other (Hispanic) and 52 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.94% of the people in Whitefish, MT are hispanic (142 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Whitefish, MT as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.67%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
122 people
1.29%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
91 people

As of 2018, 1.67% of Whitefish, MT residents (122 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Whitefish, MT was 1.29%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

42
Median Native-Born Age
± 6.2
46
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 59.5

In 2018, the median age of all people in Whitefish, MT was 41.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Whitefish, MT are getting getting younger. In 2017, the average age of all Whitefish, MT residents was 44.

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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

99.5%
2018 Citizenship
99.2%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 99.5% of Whitefish, MT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Whitefish, MT was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    228 ± 122
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    110 ± 79
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    57 ± 67

Whitefish, MT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.07 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Whitefish, MT is $51,059. In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income in Whitefish, MT was Census Tract 4.01 with a value of $62,455, followed by Census Tract 3 and Census Tract 4.02, with respective values of $53,908 and $44,550.

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

The economy of Whitefish, MT employs 3.97k people. The largest industries in Whitefish, MT are Accommodation & Food Services (816 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (684 people), and Educational Services (370 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($142,992), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($67,543), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($62,653).

Wages

Median Household Income

$51,059
2018 value
± $10,002
2.38%
1 Year Growth
± 29.4%

Households in Whitefish, MT have a median annual income of $51,059, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $49,870 in 2017, which represents a 2.38% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$56,921
Average Male Salary in Montana
± $3,007
$39,968
Average Female Salary in Montana
± $2,184

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

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Montana by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Montana
  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 in Montana.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Whitefish, MT is from Montana.
0.465
2017 Wage GINI in Montana
0.462
2016 Wage GINI in Montana

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 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 3
  3. Census Tract 4.02

In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Whitefish, MT was Census Tract 4.01 with a value of $62,455, followed by Census Tract 3 and Census Tract 4.02, with respective values of $53,908 and $44,550.

The following map shows all of the places in Whitefish, MT colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.92% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Whitefish, MT (711 out of 7.17k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 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
    693 ± 220
  2. Native American
    17 ± 75
  3. Hispanic
    17 ± 75

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

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

3.97k
2018 Value
± 514
0.379%
1 Year growth
± 18.4%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Whitefish, MT grew at a rate of 0.379%, from 3.96k employees to 3.97k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Whitefish, MT, are Management Occupations (706 people), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (498 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (391 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 (706 people), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (498 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (391 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 (3.81 times higher than expected), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (3.13 times), and Management Occupations (1.79 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Whitefish, MT, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($66,029), Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($56,850), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($54,970).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.97k
2018 Value
± 514
0.379%
1 Year growth
± 18.4%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Whitefish, MT grew at a rate of 0.379%, from 3.96k employees to 3.97k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Whitefish, MT, are Accommodation & Food Services (816 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (684 people), and Educational Services (370 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 Accommodation & Food Services (816 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (684 people), and Educational Services (370 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Whitefish, MT has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.6 times higher than expected), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (2.96 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (2.71 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Whitefish, MT, by median earnings, are Information ($142,992), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($67,543), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($62,653).

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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 in Montana
$53.9B
Projected 2045 Value in Montana
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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Whitefish, MT was $348,600 in 2018, which is 1.52 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $326,100 to $348,600, a 6.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Whitefish, MT is 61.5%, 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.

Housing

Property Value

$348,600
2018 Median
± $26,727
$326,100
2017 Median
± $30,500

In 2018, the median property value in Whitefish, MT grew to to $348,600 from the previous year's value of $326,100.

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 N/A range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$51,059
Median Household Income
± $10,002
3.22k
Number of Households
± 428

In 2018, the median household income of the 3.22k households in Whitefish, MT grew to $51,059 from the previous year's value of $49,870.

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 $100k - $125k 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

61.5%
2018 Homeownership
57.9%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 61.5% of the housing units in Whitefish, MT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 57.9%.

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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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 (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 0.566% 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
    74.7%
  2. Carpooled
    7.74%
  3. Walked
    7.61%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Whitefish, MT was Drove Alone (74.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.74%) and those who Walked (7.61%).

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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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Health

92.3% of the population of Whitefish, MT has health coverage, with 53.1% on employee plans, 8.3% on Medicaid, 14.3% on Medicare, 14.2% on non-group plans, and 2.44% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Flathead County, MT see 1317 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0759% decrease from the previous year (1318 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1442 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 392 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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1,317 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Flathead County, MT

Primary care physicians in Flathead County, MT see an average of 1,317 patients per year. This represents a 0.0759% decrease from the previous year (1,318 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Flathead County, MT in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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

Data only available at state level.
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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,221
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Montana
$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

7.67%
Uninsured
53.1%
Employer Coverage
8.3%
Medicaid
14.3%
Medicare
14.2%
Non-Group
2.44%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Whitefish, MT grew by 15.1% from 6.67% to 7.67%.

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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