Yaak, Montana

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Population in 2010: 248.
Males: 124  (50.0%)
Females: 124  (50.0%)
Median resident age:

59.1 years
Montana median age:

40.0 years
Estimated median household income in 2017: $43,250
Yaak:

$43,250
MT:

$53,386

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,889

Yaak CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $190,738
Yaak:

$190,738
MT:

$231,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $351,408; detached houses: $351,074

Median gross rent in 2017: $992.

March 2019 cost of living index in Yaak: 89.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 21.5%
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  • Races in Yaak, MT (2010)
    • 23795.6%White alone
    • 62.4%Two or more races
    • 31.2%Hispanic
    • 10.4%American Indian alone
    • 10.4%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

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Ancestries: English (21.8%), Irish (19.5%), German (11.5%), American (8.0%), French (8.0%), Italian (4.6%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 2969 feet

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,480 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,530 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Spokane Valley, WA (106.8 miles , pop. 89,755).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (309.1 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (1029.2 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Sylvanite, MT (3.3 miles),
Moyie Springs, ID (4.8 miles ),
West Kootenai, MT (4.9 miles ),
Rexford, MT (5.0 miles),
Troy, MT (5.2 miles ),
Bonners Ferry, ID (5.4 miles ),
Midvale, MT (5.5 miles ),
Eureka, MT (5.5 miles )

Latitude: 48.83 N, Longitude: 115.71 W

Distribution of median household income in Yaak, MT in 2017
Distribution of house value in Yaak, MT in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

8.8%
Montana:

4.2%

Earthquake activity:

Yaak-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Montana state average. It is 69% 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 380.0 miles away from Yaak 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 341.2 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 332.5 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 340.2 miles away from Yaak center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 323.5 miles away from the city center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 583.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lincoln County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Fires: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Yaak:

  • North Idaho College (about 95 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; Full-time enrollment: 4,684)
  • Whitworth University (about 109 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 2,689)
  • Spokane Community College (about 111 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,482)
  • Gonzaga University (about 113 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,780)
  • Spokane Falls Community College (about 114 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,052)
  • Eastern Washington University (about 128 miles; Cheney, WA; FT enrollment: 11,643)
  • University of Idaho (about 159 miles; Moscow, ID; FT enrollment: 10,416)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Yaak: Upper Ford Guard Station (A), Whitetail Creek Campground (B), Yaak Volunteer Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Yaak: Yaak Valley Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Boyd Mill Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Okaga Lake (A), Vinal Lake (B), Obermayer Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Beaver Creek (A), Bunker Hill Creek (B), Clay Creek (C), Cool Creek (D), South Fork Yaak River (E), Spread Creek (F), Vinal Creek (G), Waper Creek (H), Dog Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lincoln County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This place:

1.9 people
Montana:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

56.8%
Whole state:

62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.8%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Yaak:

Marital status in Yaak, MT
  • Never married: 11.0%
  • Now married: 57.8%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 1.6%
  • Divorced: 27.4%

For population 25 years and over in Yaak:

  • High school or higher: 91.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.7%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.3
Montana average:

10.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Yaak, MT (based on Lincoln County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,75028
Mainline Protestant1,0659
Other9976
Catholic6503
None13,225-
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: 5
This county:

2.65 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
This county:

4.78 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 18
Here:

9.55 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

10.38 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Lincoln County:

9.3%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Lincoln County:

22.6%
Montana:

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

5.8%
Montana:

10.7%

7.65% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($42,721 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.65%
Montana average:

7.25%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Flathead County, MT  0.99% ($40,197 average AGI)


6.54% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,624 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.54%
Montana average:

6.77%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Flathead County, MT  1.12% ($40,284 average AGI)
to Missoula County, MT  0.60% ($27,850)

Strongest AM radio stations in Yaak:

  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KJJR (880 AM; 10 kW; WHITEFISH, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INCORPORATED)
  • KXLY (920 AM; 20 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE RADIO, INC.)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KGEZ (600 AM; 5 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: SKYLINE BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KMJY (700 AM; 10 kW; NEWPORT, WA; Owner: JAMES E. AND HELEN G. STARGEL)
  • KVNI (1080 AM; 10 kW; COEUR D' ALENE, ID; Owner: QUEENB RADIO, INC.)
  • KQQQ (1150 AM; 25 kW; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: RADIO PALOUSE, INC.)
  • KBFI (1450 AM; 1 kW; BONNERS FERRY, ID; Owner: RADIO BONNERS FERRY, INC.)
  • KLCB (1230 AM; 1 kW; LIBBY, MT; Owner: LINCOLN COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KQNT (590 AM; 5 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Yaak:

  • KIBX (92.1 FM; BONNERS FERRY, ID; Owner: SPOKANE PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KPND (95.3 FM; SANDPOINT, ID; Owner: BLUE SKY BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KBBZ (98.5 FM; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKMT (95.9 FM; COLUMBIA FALLS, MT; Owner: BEE BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Yaak:

  • K59BW (Channel 59; BONNERS FERRY, ID; Owner: STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION (IEPBS))

Yaak fatal accident list:

Jun 22, 2014 04:30 PM, Sr-508, Lat: 48.835319, Lon: -115.799456, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 14Number of bridges
  • 95ft / 29.4mTotal length
  • $263,000Total costs
  • 1,351Total average daily traffic
  • 14Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,619Total future (year 1998) average daily traffic
New bridges in Yaak, MT - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 51950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 11990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Yaak, MT

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Mount Baldy Lookout 10 Mi Due W (Lat: 48.834389 Lon: -115.923806), Call Sign: WNKG206,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.040 MHz, Grant Date: 08/09/2012, Expiration Date: 11/05/2022, Registrant: Jack Spillman, 2159 Ruddy Duck, Kalispell, MT 59901, Phone: (406) 257-2501, Fax: (406) 293-2515, Email:
  • Mount Baldy Lookout 10 Mi W (Lat: 48.834389 Lon: -115.923806), Call Sign: WNLY522,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.595 MHz, Grant Date: 05/30/2012, Expiration Date: 08/22/2022, Registrant: Jack Spillman, 2159 Ruddy Duck, Kalispell, MT 59901, Phone: (406) 257-2501, Fax: (406) 293-2515, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Various Locations (Lat: 48.719944 Lon: -115.376556), Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WPOU253,
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.443 MHz, 956.443 MHz, Grant Date: 03/31/2009, Expiration Date: 06/17/2019, Certifier: Bruce A Mckinley, Registrant: Gillespie, Prudhon & Associates Inc., 16111 Se 106th Avenue #100, Clackamas, OR 97015, Phone: (503) 657-0424, Fax: (503) 657-0361, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Yaak, MT
  • 73.8%Wood
  • 15.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.6%Electricity
  • 2.8%Utility gas
  • 1.9%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Yaak, MT
  • 57.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 42.9%Wood


Yaak compared to Montana state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above 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 below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Yaak on our top lists:

  • #94 on the list of "Top 100 cities with smallest houses"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
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