Upper Yellowstone Valley, Montana

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Population in July 2007: 12,251.
Males: 6,034  (49.3%)
Females: 6,217  (50.7%)
Median resident age:  40.5 years
Montana median age:  37.5 years

Zip code: 59047

Estimated median household income in 2013: $42,181 (it was $31,057 in 2000)
Upper Yellowstone Valley:

$42,181
MT:

$46,972

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $24,999 (it was $17,513 in 2000)

Upper Yellowstone Valley CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $201,902 (it was $94,900 in 2000)
Upper Yellowstone Valley:

$201,902
MT:

$190,100
  • Races in Upper Yellowstone Valley, MT (2000)

    Upper Yellowstone Valley races chart
    • 11,43695.2%White alone
    • 2412.0%Hispanic
    • 1311.1%Two or more races
    • 1060.9%American Indian alone
    • 520.4%Black alone
    • 380.3%Asian alone
    • 70.06%Other race alone
    • 50.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Upper Yellowstone Valley: 105.2 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Land area: 1121.7 square miles.

Population density: 11 people per square mile   (very low).

Upper Yellowstone Valley, Montana map

For population 25 years and over in Upper Yellowstone Valley:

  • High school or higher: 86.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Upper Yellowstone Valley CCD:

  • Never married: 19.4%
  • Now married: 61.0%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 11.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Upper Yellowstone Valley CCD:  1.0% ($975)
Montana:  1.3% ($1,212)
Upper Yellowstone Valley satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Billings, MT (99.1 miles , pop. 89,847).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (486.2 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (838.2 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Wineglass, MT (1.9 miles ), Livingston, MT (2.2 miles ), Pray, MT (3.9 miles ), Emigrant, MT (4.2 miles ), Springdale, MT (4.4 miles) , Clyde Park, MT (4.5 miles ), South Glastonbury, MT (4.7 miles ), Bozeman, MT (4.9 miles ).

Latitude: 45.59 N, Longitude: 110.57 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 406

Upper Yellowstone Valley household income distribution Upper Yellowstone Valley home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.1%
Montana:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

Work and jobs in Upper Yellowstone Valley: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Upper Yellowstone Valley, Montana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Upper Yellowstone Valley-area historical earthquake activity is near Montana state average. It is 50% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 71.0 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 190.0 miles away from Upper Yellowstone Valley center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 6/30/1975 at 18:54:13, a magnitude 6.1 (5.6 MB, 5.9 MS, 6.1 UK, 6.1 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 64.0 miles away from the city center
On 7/26/2005 at 04:08:37, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MB, 5.2 MS, 5.6 MW, Depth: 8.0 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 98.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 496.4 miles away from Upper Yellowstone Valley center
On 8/22/1984 at 09:46:30, a magnitude 5.8 (5.0 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.8 ML) earthquake occurred 181.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Park County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 2, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Upper Yellowstone Valley:

  • LIVINGSTON HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; LIVINGSTON, MT)
  • LIVINGSTON HEALTHCARE Critical Access Hospitals (about 5 miles away; LIVINGSTON, MT)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Upper Yellowstone Valley:

  • Montana State University (about 24 miles; Bozeman, MT; Full-time enrollment: 12,942)
  • Montana State University-Billings (about 100 miles; Billings, MT; FT enrollment: 4,319)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 137 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 30,522)
  • The University of Montana (about 186 miles; Missoula, MT; FT enrollment: 13,602)
  • Sheridan College (about 186 miles; Sheridan, WY; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • Idaho State University (about 210 miles; Pocatello, ID; FT enrollment: 10,350)
  • Utah State University (about 274 miles; Logan, UT; FT enrollment: 21,131)

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Notable locations in Upper Yellowstone Valley: Mission (A), Mesoydez Homestead (B), Alkire Homestead (C), Merideth Ranch (D), Bow and Arrow Ranch (E), Meigs Ranch (F), Christikon (G), McKnight Homestead (H), Bill Graham Ranch (I), Blome Ranch (J), Main Boulder Ranger Station (K), Burnt Leather Ranch (L), Cayser Ranch (M), Mill Creek Camp and Picnic Grounds (N), Mill Creek Guard Station (O), Mill Creek Ranch (P), Benolken Ranch (Q), Clark Ranch (R), Clay Ranch (S), Nesbit Ranch (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Star Shopping Center (1), Yellowstone Gateway Mall (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Upper Yellowstone Valley include: Community Church (A), Unity Truth Center (B), Livingston Christian Center (C), Church of the Nazarene (D), First Baptist Church (E), Saint Marys Catholic Church (F), Livingston Assembly of God Church (G), Livingston Congregational Church (H), New Beginning Church of God (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Mountainview Cemetery (1), Chico Cemetery (2), Strickland Cemetery (3), Vaters Cemetery (4), Sykes Cemetery (5), Emigrant Cemetery (6), Cokedale Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Redfield Lake (A), Horseshoe Lake (B), Alpine Lake (C), Lake McKnight (D), Elbow Lake (E), Elk Lake (F), Crystal Lake (G), Jewel Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Work Creek (A), Area Creek (B), Arrastra Creek (C), Balm of Gilead Creek (D), Barney Creek (E), Beaver Creek (F), Billman Creek (G), Bridge Creek (H), Bulldozer Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Upper Yellowstone Valley include: Jack Weimer Memorial Park (1), Mars Park (2), Ninth Street Park (3), Miles Park (4), G Street Park (5), M Street Park (6), Emigrant Gulch Historical Marker (7), Pruitt Park (8), Pine Creek Recreation Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2006 was 8.61. This is significantly better than average.

City:

8.61
U.S.:

74.22

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2006 was 7.02. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.02
U.S.:

20.22
Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
Montana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  47.3%
Whole state:  66.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.1%
Whole state:  5.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

12.0%
Whole state:

14.6%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

4.7%
Whole state:

5.8%

People in group quarters in Upper Yellowstone Valley in 2000:

  • 85 people in nursing homes
  • 50 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 17 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 14 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 12 people in other group homes

Upper Yellowstone Valley compared to Montana state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.2
Montana average:

10.4

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (64%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12%)
  • Wood (11%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Upper Yellowstone Valley CCD (based on Park County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic1,5043
Mainline Protestant1,23510
Evangelical Protestant1,22614
Other6543
None11,017-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Park County:

2.49 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Park County:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 27
Here:

16.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

10.38 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.8%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Park County:

18.9%
Montana:

23.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.7%
State:

10.7%

7.33% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,318 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.33%
Montana average:

6.86%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Gallatin County, MT  1.42% ($34,522 average AGI)
from Yellowstone County, MT  0.36% ($31,391)
from Park County, WY  0.28% ($42,333)


7.91% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,709 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.91%
Montana average:

6.73%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Gallatin County, MT  2.07% ($39,833 average AGI)
to Yellowstone County, MT  0.47% ($25,167)
to Missoula County, MT  0.22% ($37,286)

Strongest AM radio stations in Upper Yellowstone Valley:

  • KPRK (1340 AM; 1 kW; LIVINGSTON, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGVW (640 AM; 10 kW; BELGRADE, MT; Owner: GALLATIN VALLEY WITNESS, INC.)
  • KBOZ (1090 AM; 5 kW; BOZEMAN, MT; Owner: REIER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KOBB (1230 AM; 1 kW; BOZEMAN, MT; Owner: REIER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMMS (1450 AM; 1 kW; BOZEMAN, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBOW (550 AM; 5 kW; BUTTE, MT; Owner: BUTTE BROADCASTING INCORPORATED)
  • KKGR (680 AM; daytime; 5 kW; EAST HELENA, MT; Owner: KKGR, INC.)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KGHL (790 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KURL (730 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: ELENBAAS MEDIA, INC.)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Upper Yellowstone Valley:

  • K240CO (95.9 FM; LIVINGSTON, MT; Owner: REIER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KXLB (100.7 FM; LIVINGSTON, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KPKX (97.5 FM; LIVINGSTON, MT; Owner: REIER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • K208BX (89.5 FM; LIVINGSTON, ETC., MT; Owner: BD. OF REGENTS, MONTANA UNIV. SYSTEM)
  • K216CH (91.1 FM; EMIGRANT, MT; Owner: MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY-BILLINGS)
  • KMMS-FM (95.1 FM; BOZEMAN, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSCY (96.7 FM; BELGRADE, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOBB-FM (93.7 FM; BOZEMAN, MT; Owner: REIER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KZLO-FM (99.9 FM; BOZEMAN, MT; Owner: REIER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KGLT (91.9 FM; BOZEMAN, MT; Owner: BD. OF REGENTS-MONTANA UNIV. SYSTEM)
  • KMXE (99.3 FM; RED LODGE, MT; Owner: SILVER ROCK COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • KBMC (102.1 FM; BOZEMAN, MT; Owner: MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY-BILLINGS)
  • K265AS (100.9 FM; LIVINGSTON, MT; Owner: REIER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Upper Yellowstone Valley:

  • K66BR (Channel 66; LIVINGSTON, ETC., MT; Owner: KULR CORPORATION)
  • K17BT (Channel 17; LIVINGSTON, MT; Owner: SHIELDS VALLEY TV TAX DISTRICT)
  • K44DI (Channel 44; CLYDE PARK, ETC., MT; Owner: SHIELDS VALLEY TV TAX DISTRICT)
  • K55CF (Channel 55; LIVINGSTON, ETC., MT; Owner: PARADISE VALLEY TV DISTRICT)
  • K60BE (Channel 60; LIVINGSTON, ETC., MT; Owner: PARADISE VALLEY TV DISTRICT)
  • K63BV (Channel 63; LIVINGSTON, ETC., MT; Owner: PARADISE VALLEY TV DISTRICT)
  • K05EH (Channel 5; EMIGRANT, ETC., MT; Owner: PARADISE VALLEY TV DISTRICT)
  • KBZK (Channel 7; BOZEMAN, MT; Owner: KCTZ COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KUSM (Channel 9; BOZEMAN, MT; Owner: MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • K34FI (Channel 34; BOZEMAN, MT; Owner: WIRELESS ACCESS, L.L.C.)
  • K44GE (Channel 44; HELENA, MT; Owner: WIRELESS ACCESS, L.L.C.)
  • KBTZ-LP (Channel 32; BOZEMAN, MT; Owner: MONTANA LICENSE SUB, INC.)
  • KWYB-LP (Channel 28; BOZEMAN, MT; Owner: MMM LICENSE LLC)
  • K42BZ (Channel 42; BOZEMAN, MT; Owner: EAGLE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Upper Yellowstone Valley on our top lists:

  • #42 on the list of "Top 100 cities with largest land areas (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #83 (59047) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most casinos in 2005"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2004 Presidential Election"
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