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West Glacier, Montana - Basic Facts

The West Glacier Census Designated Place had a population of 241 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for West Glacier: Yakilahkwiilnamki.

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West Glacier, MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 241
Daytime Population: Workers 1,167
Daytime Population: Residents 113
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,280
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 5.31
Population in Households 240
Population in Familes 181
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 58
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $50,885
Average Household Income $60,726
Per Capita Income $27,918


Total Housing Units 332 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 95 (28.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 29 ( 8.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 208 (62.7%)
Median Home Value $247,917
Average Home Value $277,632


Total Households 124
Average Household Size 1.94
Family Households 75
Average Family Size 2
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.83% 1.06%
Households 0.8% 0.95%
Families 1.99% 0.79%
Median Household Income   3.89%
Per Capita Income   4.04%

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, 2017 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 # 219 40th
Population Density # 263 28th
Diversity Index # 239 35th
Median Household Income # 126 66th
Per Capita Income # 164 55th

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