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Bigfork is a city in Itasca County.
The community was named for its location on the Big Fork of the Rainy River
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Bigfork. For links to other places called Bigfork, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Bigfork is 47.744N. The longitude is -93.653W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,309 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 462.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Bigfork demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Itasca County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 56628 ZIP code.
30% of Bigfork residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bigfork ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bigfork was $14,455, compared with $21,587 nationally.
21% of Bigfork residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Bigfork, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $350. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $619.
Itasca County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bigfork political report.
The average commute time for Bigfork workers is 11 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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