Big Sky, Montana is a small town with just under 3,000 residents. Young professionals will feel welcome, as they account for an above-average 19% of the population. Overall, the town's residents, at an average age of just under 38, skew younger than most cities in Montana. Home ownership is more common than renting in Big Sky, and 27% of residents rent. With an average rent of $1,310/month, exceeding the state average by $492 a month, relatively high rent costs could be a factor in the higher levels of ownership.
Compared to the national average (21%), Big Sky has a high concentration of residents over the age of 25 who possess a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree (40%). Many Big Sky residents work in one of three industries: entertainment, retail, and construction. Together, these industries account for 40% of the labor force in the town. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the town's workers are in sales, as 9% of the town's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any career path. With an average annual income of just over $95K, the eighth-highest average income of any municipality in the state, Big Sky workers are generally well-compensated for their efforts. Big Sky's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345.
Big Sky residents have an average commute of about 18 minutes. Driving is the prevailing way to get to work, opted for by 47% of workers, while public transportation isn't used widely. Walking (4%) isn't a common means of commuting to work, though the number is greater than the national average.
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