Whitefish, Montana 

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Economy in Whitefish, Montana

Whitefish, MT is a beautiful city located near Glacier National Park in the Rocky Mountains. It’s known for its stunning scenery and outdoor activities such as skiing, fishing, hiking, camping, and biking. The cost of living in Whitefish is higher than the national average. A two-bedroom apartment will rent for $1,810 compared to $1,430 on average nationwide. Groceries also have a slightly higher index than the US at 105 versus 100. There are plenty of local businesses that contribute to the town’s economy including Big Mountain Resort & Ski Area, Big Sky Property Management, Whitefish Mountain Resort, and Stumptown Marketplace.

Whitefish has an unemployment rate of 5.6%. The US average is 6.0%.

Whitefish has seen the job market increase by 2.2% over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 37.3%, which is higher than the US average of 33.5%.

Tax Rates for Whitefish
- The Sales Tax Rate for Whitefish is 0.0%. The US average is 7.3%.
- The Income Tax Rate for Whitefish is 6.9%. The US average is 4.6%.
- Tax Rates can have a big impact when Comparing Cost of Living.

Income and Salaries for Whitefish
- The average income of a Whitefish resident is $30,642 a year. The US average is $28,555 a year.
- The Median household income of a Whitefish resident is $64,595 a year. The US average is $69,021 a year.


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    Reviews for Whitefish    3 Reviews
    Don't sell the ski resort(Big Mtn/Whitefish)!! - 10/14/2018
    I love Whitefish! While I love Whitefish, I worry about the future. Whitefish has been a wonderful place to live for years. People are friendly & you know everyone. ... Read More

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    Good if you have to live in the Flathead Valley - 2/28/2017
    Whitefish is a resort town with a resort tax, cleaner and better managed that neighboring Kalispell, but also more expensive to live in. Still, if you're from a more... Read More

    quality of life - 1/25/2009
    Whitefish is a small resort town, close to Glacier National Park. Lots of activities in summer and winter. A great place for kids. The schools are great too. ... Read More

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