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West Glacier, Montana - Basic Facts

The West Glacier Census Designated Place had a population of 237 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for West Glacier is located at latitude 48.4944 and longitude -113.9919 in Flathead County. The formal boundaries for the West Glacier Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Flathead County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,169 feet.

The West Glacier Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583863) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Montana is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The West Glacier Census Designated Place is located within South Fork Division of Flathead County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Glacier population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for West Glacier: Yakilahkwiilnamki.

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West Glacier, MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 237
Population in Households 236
Population in Familes 178
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 57
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 123
Average Household Size 1.92
Family Households 75
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 333 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 95 (28.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 29 ( 8.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 210 (63.1%)
Median Home Value $235,000
Average Home Value $263,830


Median Household Income $47,339
Average Household Income $56,852
Per Capita Income $26,172
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.69% 0.91%
Households 0.8% 1.11%
Families 2.32% 0.79%
Median Household Income   2.37%
Per Capita Income   2.05%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

West Glacier, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Glacier to the other 364 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Montana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 221 40th
Population Density1 # 264 28th
Diversity Index2 # 258 29th
Median Household Income # 142 61st
Per Capita Income # 185 49th

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