This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, Whitefish has a very low population density. Whitefish is perfect for those who like a quiet city.
Whitefish, MT is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 10/10 and an overall value of 7/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Whitefish has a population density of 1,207, with 5,336 current residents.
Out of the 5,336 current residents, 49% are male and 51% are female. 52% of the residents are married and 48% are single.
- 41% Sun
- 22% Rain
- 73% Snow
48°F average temperature
- 32 years Median home age
- $212,260 Median home price
- -4.32% Home appreciation rate
- 10.98% Annual property tax
As for living in Whitefish, the air quality is 87% and the weather, on average, is 41% sunny, 22% rainy, and 73% snowy. The average temperature is 48°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Whitefish, you should know that 47.7% of homes are owned while 39.4% of homes are rented, and 12.9% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $212,260, the median age of homes is 32 years, the annual home appreciation is -4.32% and the annual property tax is 10.98%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)4
When looking at the community of Whitefish, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Whitefish’s crime rate is 4 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Whitefish is 40 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 36.89% Democratic, 58.43% Republican, and 4.68% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:13
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
90%High school diploma
7%Some college or associates degree
12%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Whitefish, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 9.30% of residents are unemployed in Whitefish (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Whitefish residents: 14.4% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 23.45% are in the arts and sciences field, 20.7% are in the customer service field, 20.4% are in the sales field, 1.15% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 8.3% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 11.6% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:13. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 90.49%, 7.15% of residents have an associate’s degree, 26.81% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 12.00% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Whitefish, you should be aware that the average commute time is 17 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Whitefish have a few different options. 69% of commuters use their own cars, 14% of commuters carpool, 2% of commuters use the transit system, and 6% of residents work from home.