West Yellowstone, MT Profile: Facts & Data

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West Yellowstone, Montana - Basic Facts

The Town of West Yellowstone had a population of 1,557 as of July 1, 2018. West Yellowstone ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Montana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for West Yellowstone is located at latitude 44.6633 and longitude -111.1059 in Gallatin County. The formal boundaries for the Town of West Yellowstone (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Gallatin County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,663 feet.

The Town of West Yellowstone (GNIS ID: 2413469) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Montana is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of West Yellowstone is located within West Yellowstone Division of Gallatin County.


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West Yellowstone, MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,557
Population in Households 1,557
Population in Familes 1,003
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,952
Diversity Index3 56
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $43,799
Average Household Income $68,496
Per Capita Income $33,038

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,199 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 254 (21.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 497 (41.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 448 (37.4%)
Median Home Value $311,864
Average Home Value $351,870
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 751
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 350
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 2.49% 2.71%
Households 2.41% 2.7%
Families 1.97% 2.45%
Median Household Income   4.93%
Per Capita Income   3.25%

West Yellowstone, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Yellowstone to the other 364 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Montana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 73 80th
Population Density # 24 94th
Diversity Index # 17 96th
Median Household Income # 229 37th
Per Capita Income # 76 79th

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