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Population in 2012: 1,308 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +11.1%
 

Males: 713  (54.6%)
Females: 595  (45.4%)

Median resident age:  39.4 years
Montana median age:  38.3 years

Zip codes: 59758.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $45,201 (it was $30,703 in 2000)
West Yellowstone:

$45,201
MT:

$45,076
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,221

West Yellowstone town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $278,280 (it was $156,700 in 2000)
West Yellowstone:

$278,280
MT:

$184,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $319,362; Detached houses: $385,367; Townhouses or other attached units: $205,888; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $1,103,815; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $1,452,389; Mobile homes: $36,716; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $8,299

Median gross rent in 2012: $741.

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  • White alone - 984 (77.4%)
  • Hispanic - 228 (17.9%)
  • Two or more races - 35 (2.8%)
  • Asian alone - 11 (0.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 7 (0.6%)
  • Black alone - 5 (0.4%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.08%)

Races in West Yellowstone detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in West Yellowstone: 94.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (17.3%), English (13.7%), Irish (10.2%), Scottish (6.4%), Welsh (4.3%), Norwegian (4.2%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 6667 feet

Land area: 0.81 square miles.

Population density: 1,621 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in West Yellowstone:

  • High school or higher: 98.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.7%
  • Unemployed: 8.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 6.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in West Yellowstone town:

  • Never married: 34.5%
  • Now married: 48.8%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 2.0%
  • Divorced: 11.5%

47 residents are foreign born

This town:  3.3%
Montana:  1.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,526 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,182 (0.6%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Idaho Falls, ID (93.1 miles , pop. 50,730).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Denver, CO (464.0 miles , pop. 554,636).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (771.9 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Hebgen Lake Estates, MT (2.9 miles) , Island Park, ID (4.0 miles ), Yellowstone National Park, WY (4.9 miles) , Mammoth, WY (5.4 miles ), Yellowstone National Park, ID (5.5 miles) , Gardiner, MT (5.7 miles ), Corwin Springs, MT (5.9 miles) , Jardine, MT (6.0 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $80,300
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $80,300
  • 1999: 11 buildings, average cost: $90,700
  • 2000: 4 buildings, average cost: $247,500
  • 2001: 11 buildings, average cost: $165,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2004: 11 buildings, average cost: $120,700
  • 2005: 14 buildings, average cost: $179,300
  • 2006: 7 buildings, average cost: $171,300
  • 2007: 9 buildings, average cost: $210,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $1,000,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $198,000
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $113,000
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $113,000
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $113,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 44.66 N, Longitude: 111.11 W

Area code: 406

West Yellowstone household income distribution West Yellowstone home values distribution


 

Crime rates in West Yellowstone by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 00000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 00000100000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.080.60.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 00000000100
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.064.60.00.0
Assaults 102153001122
per 100,000 847.5168.682.5408.2240.80.00.064.464.6156.0153.0
Burglaries 62343000000
per 100,000 508.5168.6247.5326.5240.80.00.00.00.00.00.0
Thefts 8354353432581327
per 100,000 7033.94553.12887.82775.52568.2403.2543.864.4193.7156.0535.6
Auto thefts 73768031100
per 100,000 593.2253.0577.6489.8642.10.0203.964.464.60.00.0
Arson N/AN/A000000000
per 100,000 N/AN/A0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 297.7) 111.151.640.753.045.616.87.94.39.47.810.8

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Crime rate in West Yellowstone detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 11 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.59
Montana average:

1.95

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.5%
Montana:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +267 (+29.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (49%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (29%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (12%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (13%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)

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Earthquake activity:

West Yellowstone-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Montana state average. It is 442% 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 23.2 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 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 18.2 miles away from West Yellowstone 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 87.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/20/1999 at 13:50:25, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB, 4.5 MS, 5.1 MD, Depth: 9.9 mi) earthquake occurred 83.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/7/2004 at 07:51:37, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.0 MW, 4.7 ML, Depth: 1.9 mi) earthquake occurred 83.6 miles away from West Yellowstone center
On 11/24/2000 at 04:20:06, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.3 ML, Depth: 2.7 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 21.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Gallatin County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Fires: 2, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Political contributions by individuals in West Yellowstone, MT

Airports located in West Yellowstone:

  • Yellowstone Airport (Runways: 1, Air Taxi Ops: 270, Itinerant Ops: 4,500, Local Ops: 2,500, Military Ops: 90)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to West Yellowstone:

  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 68 miles; Rexburg, ID; Full-time enrollment: 12,325)
  • Montana State University (about 70 miles; Bozeman, MT; FT enrollment: 9,518)
  • Idaho State University (about 141 miles; Pocatello, ID; FT enrollment: 8,867)
  • Montana State University-Billings (about 149 miles; Billings, MT; FT enrollment: 2,629)
  • Utah State University (about 206 miles; Logan, UT; FT enrollment: 12,584)
  • Utah State University-Regional Campuses and Distance Education (about 206 miles; Logan, UT; FT enrollment: 3,048)
  • The University of Montana (about 206 miles; Missoula, MT; FT enrollment: 11,744)

Public high school in West Yellowstone:

Public elementary/middle schools in West Yellowstone:

See full list of schools located in West Yellowstone, School District: WEST YELLOWSTONE K-12

Library in West Yellowstone:

  • WEST YELLOWSTONE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $128,582; Location: 23 N DUNRAVEN STREET; 17,313 books; 9,111 e-books; 682 audio materials; 555 video materials; 56 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 38 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in West Yellowstone: Hideaway RV Campground (A), Brandin Iron Motel and RV Park (B), Wagon Wheel Campground (C), Moonlight RV Park (D), La Siesta RV Park (E), Ambassador RV Park (F), West Yellowstone Fire and Rescue (G), West Yellowstone Police Department (H), West Yellowstone Visitor Information Center (I), West Yellowstone Public Library (J), Museum of the Yellowstone (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in West Yellowstone include: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (A), First Baptist Church (B), Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Church (C), Community Protestant Church (D), Church of Christ (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in West Yellowstone include: West Yellowstone Town Park (1), Nineteen Hundred Fifty-Nine Earthquake Historical Marker (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Yellowstone Expeditions (Ski & Helicopter Tours; 536 Firehole Avenue), Yellowstone Historic Center (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 220 Yellowstone Avenue), Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 201 South Canyon Street), United States Government - West Entrance Ranger Station- National Park Ser (Recreation Areas; 288 West Entrance Road), Yellowstone Rentals (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1630 Targhee Passage Highway), Targhee Fun Center (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1630 Targhee Passage Highway), Rodeo's Concrete (Tours & Charters; 29 Beaver Road), Buffalo Bus Lines (Tours & Charters; 415 Yellowstone Avenue), Madison River Outfitters (Tours & Charters; 117 Canyon).

Hotels: City Center Motel (214 Madison Lane), West Yellowstone Central Reservations (211 Yellowstone Avenue), Kirkwood Resort & Marina (35 Kirkwood Creek), Al's Westward Ho Motel (16 North Boundary Street), Back Country Adventures Snowmobile Rent (224 North Electric Street), Rustler's Roost (234 Firehouse Avenue), Lazy G Motel (123 North Hayden Street), Pioneer Motel (515 Madison Avenue), Pony Express Motel (4 Firehole Avenue).

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 24.1. This is better than average.
City:

24.1
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.217. This is significantly better than average. There were 4 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.217
U.S.:

0.334
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2006 was 15.1. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

15.1
U.S.:

24.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 7.36. This is better than average. There were 4 monitors within city limits.
City:

7.36
U.S.:

9.59

Drinking water stations with addresses in West Yellowstone and their reported violations in the past:

WEST YELLOWSTONE KOA CG (Population served: 550, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
SUPER 8 LODGE W YELLOWSTONE (Population served: 101, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In APR-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (2 times from MAY-09-1999 to JUN-14-1999)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
SQUARE DEAL INC. (Population served: 85, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 13 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
WEST YELLOWSTONE KOA EMPLOYEE DORM (Population served: 45, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 13 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
YELLOWSTONE CABINS (Population served: 34, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in West Yellowstone that have no violations reported:

  • TARGHEE FUN CENTER YELLOWSTONE RENTALS (Population served: 29, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 21.8%
(9.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 53.7% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 87.9% for American Indian residents, 65.6% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.1 people
Montana:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  48.3%
Whole state:  62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  11.8%
Whole state:  6.7%

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in West Yellowstone, MT


53 people in other workers' dormitories in 2000
8 people in job corps and vocational training facilities in 2000

West Yellowstone compared to Montana state average:

West Yellowstone, Montana environmental map by EPA

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


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Banks with branches in West Yellowstone (2011 data):

  • First Madison Valley Bank: Grizzly Park Branch at 216 Grizzly Avenue., branch established on 1998/09/14. Info updated 2009/09/08: Bank assets: $125.0 mil, Deposits: $113.9 mil, headquarters in Ennis, MT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Jackass Creek Land & Livestock Company
  • First Security Bank: West Yellowstone Branch at 106 South Electric, branch established on 1966/06/06. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $565.8 mil, Deposits: $494.4 mil, headquarters in Bozeman, MT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Inter-Mountain Bancorp., Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in West Yellowstone, Montana:

  • Westward Ho, 16 Boundary, West Yellowstone, MT 59758 , Phone: (406) 646-7331
  • Kelly Inn West Yellowstone, 104 S Canyon St, West Yellowstone, MT 59758 , Phone: (406) 646-4544, Fax: (406) 646-9838
  • Traveler's Lodge, 225 Yellowstone Ave Box 1110, West Yellowstone, MT 59758 , Phone: (406) 646-9561
  • Fairfield Inn-w Yellowstone, 105 E Electric St, West Yellowstone, MT 59758 , Phone: (406) 646-4092, Fax: (406) 646-4893
  • Comfort Inn, 638 Madison Ave, West Yellowstone, MT 59758 , Phone: (406) 646-4212, Fax: (406) 646-4212
  • West Yellowstone Conference Hotel Holiday Inn, 315 Yellowstone Ave, West Yellowstone, MT 59758 , Phone: (406) 646-7365
  • Three Bear Lodge & Restaurant, 217 Yellowstone Ave, West Yellowstone, MT 59758 , Phone: (406) 646-7353, Fax: (406) 646-4567
  • Explorer Cabins At Yellowstone, 201 Grizzly Ave, West Yellowstone, MT 59758 , Phone: (406) 646-7075, Fax: (406) 646-0256
  • West Yellowstone Super 8, 1545 Targhee Pass Hwy, West Yellowstone, MT 59758 , Phone: (406) 646-9584, Fax: (406) 646-7404
All 9 fire-safe hotels and motels in West Yellowstone, Montana

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


West Yellowstone travel time to work - commute


West Yellowstone mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (51%)
  • Utility gas (30%)
  • Wood (14%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

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Religion statistics for West Yellowstone town (based on Gallatin County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 35.40%
Here35.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchChristian Reformed Church in North AmericaEvangelical Lutheran Church in America Non-Charismatic Churches Independent
Adherents33.2%10.0%7.7%6.3%6.2%
Congregations6.6%10.5%5.3%3.9%1.3%
NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Lutheran ChurchOther
Adherents4.5%3.9%3.6%2.9%21.7%
Congregations6.6%5.3%5.3%2.6%52.6%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 20
Gallatin County:

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 33
Gallatin County:

3.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 107
Here:

12.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

3.7%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Gallatin County:

17.5%
Montana:

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

6.5%
State:

10.7%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$10,476$41,9040$0
Other Government Administration 1$6,034$72,4080$0
Judicial and Legal 1$2,455$29,4601$3,439
Police Protection - Officers 6$26,001$52,0020$0
Police - Other 6$17,230$34,4600$0
Firefighters 5$17,796$42,7100$0
Streets and Highways 3$8,080$32,3202$1,679
Welfare 1$2,917$35,0041$637
Sewerage 1$5,218$62,6160$0
Parks and Recreation 2$6,741$40,4462$2,846
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1$4,742$56,9040$0
Water Supply 1$5,348$64,1760$0
Local Libraries 2$5,188$31,1280$0
Totals for Government 33$118,226$42,9916$8,601

West Yellowstone government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $37,000 ($28.29)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $666,000 ($509.17)
    Local Fire Protection: $312,000 ($238.53)
    Regular Highways: $243,000 ($185.78)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $218,000 ($166.67)
    Parks and Recreation: $179,000 ($136.85)
    Financial Administration: $168,000 ($128.44)
    Central Staff Services: $149,000 ($113.91)
    Libraries: $129,000 ($98.62)
    Sewerage: $123,000 ($94.04)
    General - Other: $122,000 ($93.27)
    Water Utilities: $77,000 ($58.87)
    Housing and Community Development: $73,000 ($55.81)
    Public Welfare - Other: $48,000 ($36.70)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $44,000 ($33.64)
    General Public Buildings: $30,000 ($22.94)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $3,000 ($2.29)
    Correctional Institutions: $3,000 ($2.29)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $19,000 ($14.53)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $57,000 ($43.58)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,277,000 ($976.30)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $12,000 ($9.17)

West Yellowstone government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $224,000 ($171.25)
    All Other: $160,000 ($122.32)
    Parks and Recreation: $20,000 ($15.29)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $3,000 ($2.29)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $5,000 ($3.82)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $90,000 ($68.81)
    Fines and Forfeits: $49,000 ($37.46)
    General Revenue, NEC: $26,000 ($19.88)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $139,000 ($106.27)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $231,000 ($176.61)
    Highways: $30,000 ($22.94)
    All Other: $27,000 ($20.64)
  • Tax - Other Selective Sales: $1,900,000 ($1452.60)
    Property: $300,000 ($229.36)
    Other License: $75,000 ($57.34)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $29,000 ($22.17)

West Yellowstone government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $541,000 ($413.61)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $382,000 ($292.05)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $159,000 ($121.56)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $120,000 ($91.74)
    End of Fiscal Year: $77,000 ($58.87)

West Yellowstone government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $31,000 ($23.70)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,844,000 ($1409.79)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $109,000 ($83.33)

12.91% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($35,371 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.91%
Montana average:

8.25%

0.28% of residents moved from foreign countries ($441 average AGI)
Gallatin County:

0.28%
Montana average:

0.11%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Yellowstone County, MT  0.70% ($32,757 average AGI)
from Missoula County, MT  0.47% ($25,593)
from Lewis and Clark County, MT  0.44% ($24,950)


9.46% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,422 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.46%
Montana average:

7.69%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($215 average AGI)
Gallatin County:

0.07%
Montana average:

0.08%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Yellowstone County, MT  0.54% ($26,190 average AGI)
to Park County, MT  0.48% ($34,630)
to Missoula County, MT  0.34% ($23,194)

Strongest AM radio stations in West Yellowstone:

  • KWYS (920 AM; 1 kW; WEST YELLOWSTONE, MT; Owner: ALPINE BROADCASTING LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGVW (640 AM; 10 kW; BELGRADE, MT; Owner: GALLATIN VALLEY WITNESS, INC.)
  • KID (590 AM; 5 kW; IDAHO FALLS, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBOZ (1090 AM; 5 kW; BOZEMAN, MT; Owner: REIER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KZNR (690 AM; 10 kW; BLACKFOOT, ID; Owner: WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KIQN (1010 AM; 50 kW; TOOELE, UT)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBOW (550 AM; 5 kW; BUTTE, MT; Owner: BUTTE BROADCASTING INCORPORATED)
  • KUPI (980 AM; 5 kW; AMMON, ID; Owner: RAY GROTH OIL COMPANY, INC.)
  • KSL (1160 AM; 50 kW; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in West Yellowstone:

  • K220GV (91.9 FM; WEST YELLOWSTONE, MT; Owner: BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY-IDAHO)

TV broadcast stations around West Yellowstone:

  • K30BC (Channel 30; WEST YELLOWSTONE, MT; Owner: WEST YELLOWSTONE TELE. TRANS. DIST.)
  • K28AZ (Channel 28; WEST YELLOWSTONE, MT; Owner: WEST YELLOWSTONE TV TRANSLATOR DIST.)
  • K32CG (Channel 32; WEST YELLOWSTONE, MT; Owner: WEST YELLOWSTONE TV TRANSLATOR DIST.)
  • K34AW (Channel 34; WEST YELLOWSTONE, MT; Owner: WEST YELLOWSTONE TV TRANS. DISTRICT)

West Yellowstone fatal accident list:

Mar 17, 2007 04:30 AM, Firehole Avenue, Geyser St, Lat: 44.662283, Lon: -111.108528, Vehicles: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: Inconsistent data
Dec 13, 1998 11:52 PM, Madison Ave., Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Mar 24, 1984 01:26 AM, P012, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in West Yellowstone)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

42 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in West Yellowstone, MT)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: W7FRS, Previous Call Sign: KL1HE, Licensee ID: L00456879
    Grant Date: 09/27/2002, Expiration Date: 09/27/2012, Cancellation Date: 01/29/2008, Certifier: John F Fors
    Registrant: John F Fors, 37 White Peaks Dr., Apt. C, West Yellowstone, MT 59758
  • Call Sign: KD7ZCN, Licensee ID: L00095677
    Grant Date: 12/17/2003, Expiration Date: 12/17/2013, Certifier: Butch Nottingham
    Registrant: Butch Nottingham, 336 Hebgen Lodge Road, Cabin 5, West Yellowstone, MT 59758-0536
  • Call Sign: KE7FNF, Licensee ID: L01086242
    Grant Date: 11/21/2005, Expiration Date: 11/21/2015, Certifier: Wiley W Walters
    Registrant: Wiley W Walters, 114 Boundary St, West Yellowstone, MT 59758
  • Call Sign: KF7DET, Licensee ID: L01497894
    Grant Date: 06/10/2009, Expiration Date: 06/10/2019, Certifier: Jerald D Schmier
    Registrant: Jerald D Schmier, West Yellowstone, MT 59758

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • Aircraft: BEECH 58 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 165 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 158PA , Serial Number: TJ-141, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 06/08/1978
    Registrant (Individual): Scott Thain, Po Box 1138, West Yellowstone, MT 59758
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-201T (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-360 SER (225 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2859H , Serial Number: 28-7921072, Year manufactured: 1979, Airworthiness Date: 05/23/1979
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Larry R Trustee Garrelts, Po Box 1782, West Yellowstone, MT 59758, Other Owners: Cheryl D Trustee Garrelts
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-400 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 157 mph), Engine: LYCOMING IO-720 (400 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 400PP , Serial Number: 26-28, Year manufactured: 1964
    Registrant (Corporation): Millers American Honey Inc, Po Box 184, West Yellowstone, MT 59758
  • Aircraft: AVIAT AIRCRAFT INC A-1B (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING O-360-A1P (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 676AM , Serial Number: 2376, Year manufactured: 2006, Airworthiness Date: 11/15/2006
    Registrant (Co-Owned): John D Ortman, Po Box 122, West Yellowstone, MT 59758, Other Owners: Linda K Ortman
  • Aircraft: GLOBE GC-1B (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C125 SERIES (125 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 80993 , Serial Number: 1186, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 04/04/1956
    Registrant (Corporation): Millers American Honey Inc, Po Box 184, West Yellowstone, MT 59758
  • Aircraft: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP SR22 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-550 SERIES (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 836CD , Serial Number: 0173, Year manufactured: 2002, Airworthiness Date: 03/18/2002
    Registrant (Individual): Rodney D Sainsbury, 220 W Hwy 20, West Yellowstone, MT 59758


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 8
  • Hazardous Condition: 1


Most common first names in West Yellowstone, MT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John773.4 years
James674.6 years
William669.8 years
David475.8 years
Walter478.3 years
Howard376.3 years
Dale373.0 years
George366.0 years
Donna373.0 years
Margaret379.7 years
Most common last names in West Yellowstone, MT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Fuller581.4 years
Peterson475.2 years
Bartlett376.6 years
Carter382.6 years
Micklewright357.3 years
Young368.0 years
Weary366.3 years
Whitman385.3 years
Clark262.9 years
Daley287.6 years
Businesses in West Yellowstone, MT
NameCountNameCount
Arby's1FedEx2
Best Western3Holiday Inn1
Budget Car Rental2McDonald's1
Dairy Queen1Super 81
Days Inn1UPS1

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  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2005 and 2006 (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
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