South Yellowstone, Montana

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Population in July 2007: 6,826.
Males: 3,410  (50.0%)
Females: 3,416  (50.0%)
Median resident age:

34.2 years
Montana median age:

37.5 years

Zip code: 59101

Estimated median household income in 2019: $73,754 (it was $44,271 in 2000)
South Yellowstone:

$73,754
MT:

$57,153

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $38,318 (it was $19,506 in 2000)

South Yellowstone CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $264,224 (it was $107,100 in 2000)
South Yellowstone:

$264,224
MT:

$253,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $268,450; detached houses: $295,631; townhouses or other attached units: $242,650; in 2-unit structures: $204,840; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $177,394; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $176,723; mobile homes: $75,355; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $1,773
March 2019 cost of living index in South Yellowstone: 93.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in South Yellowstone, MT (2000)
    • 5,66989.8%White alone
    • 3595.7%American Indian alone
    • 1502.4%Hispanic
    • 881.4%Two or more races
    • 240.4%Asian alone
    • 130.2%Black alone
    • 80.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 30.05%Other race alone

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

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Current Local Time: MST time zone

Land area: 657.9 square miles.

Population density: 10 people per square mile   (very low).

South Yellowstone, Montana map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
South Yellowstone CCD:

1.3% ($1,341)
Montana:

1.3% ($1,212)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Billings, MT (9.6 miles , pop. 89,847).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (437.0 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (861.4 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Billings, MT (3.1 miles ),
Lockwood, MT (3.1 miles ),
Laurel, MT (4.0 miles ),
Huntley, MT (4.2 miles ),
Pryor, MT (4.2 miles ),
Shepherd, MT (4.4 miles),
Northwest Yellowstone, MT (4.5 miles ),
Silesia, MT (4.6 miles)

Latitude: 45.67 N, Longitude: 108.44 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 406

Distribution of median household income in South Yellowstone, MT in 2019
South Yellowstone satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.9%
Montana:

4.3%
Most common industries in South Yellowstone, MT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (10.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.5%)
  • Educational services (7.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.8%)
  • Construction (5.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.0%)
  • Public administration (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (9.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.7%)
  • Health care (5.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.3%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.2%)
  • Truck transportation (5.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (16.3%)
  • Educational services (11.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.4%)
  • Social assistance (5.8%)
  • Public administration (4.7%)
Most common occupations in South Yellowstone, MT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.3%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (3.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (2.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.3%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.3%)
  • Child care workers (3.7%)

Average climate in South Yellowstone, Montana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO SO2 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 72.1. This is about average.

City:

72.1
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.261. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.261
U.S.:

0.267
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 1.61. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.61
U.S.:

1.79
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.52. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.52
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

South Yellowstone-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Montana state average. It is 653% 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 132.3 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 284.9 miles away from South Yellowstone 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 131.5 miles away from South Yellowstone center
On 3/31/2020 at 23:52:30, a magnitude 6.5 (6.5 MW, Depth: 7.5 mi) earthquake occurred 336.6 miles away from the city center
On 7/6/2017 at 06:30:17, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 7.6 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 214.9 miles away from South Yellowstone center
On 7/26/2005 at 04:08:37, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MB, 5.2 MS, 5.6 MW) earthquake occurred 201.3 miles away from South Yellowstone 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 Yellowstone County (9) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 4, Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near South Yellowstone:

  • RIVENDELL6PSYCHIATRIC CTR (Hospital, about 9 miles away; BILLINGS, MT)
  • PARKVIEW CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; BILLINGS, MT)
  • BIG SKY HOSPICE (Hospital, about 9 miles away; BILLINGS, MT)
  • RIVERSTONE HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; BILLINGS, MT)
  • ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; BILLINGS, MT)
  • PONDEROSA PINES HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; BILLINGS, MT)
  • BILLINGS CLINIC DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; BILLINGS, MT)

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

  • Montana State University-Billings (about 10 miles; Billings, MT; Full-time enrollment: 4,319)
  • Sheridan College (about 96 miles; Sheridan, WY; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • Montana State University (about 127 miles; Bozeman, MT; FT enrollment: 12,942)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 209 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 30,522)
  • Casper College (about 223 miles; Casper, WY; FT enrollment: 2,770)
  • Black Hills State University (about 238 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 3,166)
  • Idaho State University (about 277 miles; Pocatello, ID; FT enrollment: 10,350)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in South Yellowstone: Billings Racetrack (A), South Hills Fishing Access Site (B), Riverside Park Boat Ramp (C), Vale Creek Ranch (D), Ross Homestead (E), Blue Creek Volunteer Fire Department (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Wyman Creek (A), Alkali Creek (B), Basin Creek (C), Birdhead Creek (D), Bitter Creek (E), Blue Creek (F), Broken Leg Creek (G), Davis Creek (H), Deep Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in South Yellowstone: Pictograph Cave State Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Yellowstone County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.7 people
Montana:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

76.7%
Whole state:

62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

7.4%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

5.9%
Whole state:

14.6%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

2.8%
Whole state:

5.8%
27 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional) in 2010
24 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

For population 15 years and over in South Yellowstone:

Marital status in South Yellowstone, MT
  • Never married: 20.9%
  • Now married: 65.1%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 3.6%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

For population 25 years and over in South Yellowstone:

  • High school or higher: 91.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.9%
  • Unemployed: 6.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.3
Montana average:

10.4

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for South Yellowstone, MT (based on Yellowstone County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant20,84586
Catholic17,15512
Mainline Protestant11,92035
Other7,76129
Black Protestant1231
Orthodox1001
None90,068-
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: 16
Yellowstone County:

1.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Here:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 66
Yellowstone County:

4.72 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 102
Here:

7.30 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

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

7.3%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

25.7%
Montana:

23.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.6%
Montana:

10.7%

5.82% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($53,587 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.82%
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 Gallatin County, MT  0.27% ($36,878 average AGI)
from Carbon County, MT  0.20% ($40,302)
from Cascade County, MT  0.17% ($45,759)


5.86% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($51,943 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.86%
Montana average:

6.77%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($299 average AGI)
Yellowstone County:

0.03%
Montana average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Gallatin County, MT  0.34% ($52,417 average AGI)
to Missoula County, MT  0.21% ($67,754)
to Carbon County, MT  0.21% ($62,090)

Strongest AM radio stations in South Yellowstone:

  • KURL (730 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: ELENBAAS MEDIA, INC.)
  • KBUL (970 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGHL (790 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KBLG (910 AM; 1 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KMZK (1240 AM; 1 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: ELENBAAS MEDIA, INC.)
  • KBSR (1490 AM; 1 kW; LAUREL, MT; Owner: SUN MOUNTAIN, INC.)
  • KZMQ (1140 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GREYBULL, WY; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF WYOMING LLC)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KPOW (1260 AM; 5 kW; POWELL, WY; Owner: CHAPARRAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KGVW (640 AM; 10 kW; BELGRADE, MT; Owner: GALLATIN VALLEY WITNESS, INC.)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KATL (770 AM; 10 kW; MILES CITY, MT; Owner: STAR PRINTING COMPANY)
  • KUYO (830 AM; daytime; 25 kW; EVANSVILLE, WY; Owner: WYOMING CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in South Yellowstone:

  • KZRV (107.5 FM; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KRKX (94.1 FM; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KYYA-FM (93.3 FM; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KRZN (96.3 FM; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KEMC (91.7 FM; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY-BILLINGS)
  • KLMT (89.3 FM; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: WESTERN INSPIRATIONAL BROADCASTERS INC)
  • KCTR-FM (102.9 FM; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBBB (103.7 FM; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRSQ (101.9 FM; LAUREL, MT; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KKBR (97.1 FM; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGHL-FM (98.5 FM; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KNDZ (105.1 FM; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • K205CL (88.9 FM; SHEPHERD, MT; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • K296EM (107.1 FM; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: WESTERN INSPIRATIONAL BROADCASTERS, INC)
  • KMXE (99.3 FM; RED LODGE, MT; Owner: SILVER ROCK COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • K244CK (96.7 FM; COWLEY, ETC., WY; Owner: CONNECTION COMMUNICATIONS ASSOC., INC.)
  • KZMQ-FM (100.3 FM; GREYBULL, WY; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF WYOMING LLC)
  • KMHK (95.5 FM; HARDIN, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • K259AN (99.7 FM; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • K213DY (90.5 FM; HUNTLEY, MT; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around South Yellowstone:

  • KULR-TV (Channel 8; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: KULR CORPORATION)
  • KTVQ (Channel 2; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: KTVQ COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K25BP (Channel 25; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: QUORUM OF MONTANA LICENSE, LLC)
  • KSVI (Channel 6; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: QUORUM OF MONTANA LICENSE, LLC)
  • KHMT (Channel 4; HARDIN, MT; Owner: VHR BROADCASTING OF BILLINGS, LLC)
  • K14IS (Channel 14; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: YELLOWSTONE VALLEY COMMUNITY TV, IN)
  • K36EZ (Channel 36; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: COMANCHE ENTERPRISES)
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in South Yellowstone, MT
  • 51.0%Utility gas
  • 19.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 18.2%Electricity
  • 7.0%Wood
  • 1.8%Coal or coke
  • 1.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.4%Solar energy
  • 0.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in South Yellowstone, MT
  • 56.9%Utility gas
  • 20.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 13.5%Electricity
  • 5.7%Wood
  • 2.2%Other fuel
  • 1.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


South Yellowstone compared to Montana state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age 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.

South Yellowstone on our top lists:

  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: petroleum and coal products (population 5,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: carpenters (population 5,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: extraction workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: rail and water transportation workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: petroleum and coal products (population 5,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: registered nurses (population 5,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: rail transportation (population 5,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: jewelry, luggage, and leather goods stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (population 5,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: other sales and related workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: clothing and accessories, including shoe, stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: alcoholic beverages merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: health and personal care, except drug, stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: truck transportation (population 5,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: farm product raw materials merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: rail transportation (population 5,000+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: sporting goods, camera, and hobby and toy stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (population 5,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: motor vehicle and parts dealers (population 5,000+)"
  • #73 (59101) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most hotels or motels in 2005"
  • #74 (59101) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most museums in 2005"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
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