West Yellowstone, Montana Population 2024

1,217

West Yellowstone is a city located in Gallatin County Montana. West Yellowstone has a 2024 population of 1,217. West Yellowstone is currently declining at a rate of -1.06% annually and its population has decreased by -4.25% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,271 in 2020.

The average household income in West Yellowstone is $72,737 with a poverty rate of 15.95%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in West Yellowstone is 34 years, 36.9 years for males, and 31.5 years for females.

West Yellowstone Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of West Yellowstone was:

  • White: 62.69%
  • Two or more races: 29.56%
  • Native American: 4.36%
  • Asian: 3.4%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
State
Montana
Land Area (mi²)
0.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,340.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4.25% (-54)
The current population of West Yellowstone, Montana is 1,217 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,271.

West Yellowstone, Montana Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White71962.69%
Two or more races33929.56%
Native American504.36%
Asian393.4%
Black or African American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

West Yellowstone Population by Race

West Yellowstone Population Pyramid 2024

West Yellowstone Median Age

34

Total

36.9

Male

31.5

Female

West Yellowstone Adults

There are 828 adults, (122 of whom are seniors) in West Yellowstone.

West Yellowstone Age Dependency

62.5

Age Dependency Ratio

17.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.2

Child Dependency Ratio

West Yellowstone Sex Ratio

Female57049.69%
Male57750.31%

West Yellowstone Population by Age

West Yellowstone Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4042.5851.248.8
Non Family2061.2745.154.9
Married1584.3372.227.8
Male222.270100
Female182.560100

3.94

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

51.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

West Yellowstone Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade658.9%
9th to 12th Grade243.29%
High School Graduate22831.23%
Some College17423.84%
Associates Degree638.63%
Bachelors Degree10914.93%
Graduate Degree679.18%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

West Yellowstone Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

West Yellowstone Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White479467176
Hispanic2011240
2+ Races1611270
Native American4300
Asian29290

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 36.74%.

West Yellowstone Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$29,958$29,864$30,294
Less Than 9th Grade$28,977$29,000$0
High School Graduate$33,482$0$35,208
Some College$33,333$0$34,167
Bachelors Degree$68,167$77,596$0
Graduate Degree$2,499$0$2,499

$29,958

Average Earnings

$29,864

Average Male

$30,294

Average Female

West Yellowstone Earnings by Educational Attainment

West Yellowstone Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

West Yellowstone Language

65.92% of West Yellowstone residents speak only English, while 34.08% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 33.05% of the population.

West Yellowstone Language

West Yellowstone Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White6538212.56%
Multiple3398123.89%
Hispanic4158019.28%

15.95%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.31%

Male Poverty Rate

19.65%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in West Yellowstone

The race most likely to be in poverty in West Yellowstone is Multiple, with 23.89% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in West Yellowstone is White, with 12.56% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.26%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.52%.

West Yellowstone Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.72%
Some College22.78%
High School14.91%
Bachelors or Greater0%

West Yellowstone Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed100%
Female Employed13.36%
Male Employed5.59%
Female Unemployed0%

West Yellowstone Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

West Yellowstone Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$48,750$72,737
Families$78,409$85,996
Married Families$77,955$-999,999,999
Non Families$42,083$59,994

mean

median

Income by Household Type

West Yellowstone Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.1%

Male Marriage Rate

51.4%

Female Marriage Rate

West Yellowstone Married by Age and Sex

male

female

West Yellowstone Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is Over 65.

West Yellowstone Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

West Yellowstone Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

71

Number of Veterans

67

Male Veterans

4

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War58
Vietnam9
First Gulf War4
Korea0
World War II0

West Yellowstone Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
18 to 3431
35 to 5427
65 to 7410
75+3
55 to 640

West Yellowstone Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White7112.98%

West Yellowstone Veterans by Race

West Yellowstone Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

0%

Veteran Disability Rate

West Yellowstone Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

73.8%

Labor Force Participation

72.7%

Employment Rate

1.6%

Unemployment Rate

West Yellowstone Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

West Yellowstone Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

West Yellowstone Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

25.54%

Born in West Yellowstone

81.69%

Native Born

18.31%

Foreign Born

12.03%

Non Citizen

6.28%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

81.69% of West Yellowstone residents were born in the United States, with 25.54% having been born in Montana. 12.03% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

West Yellowstone Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,149-14-1.2%
20281,163-13-1.11%
20271,176-14-1.18%
20261,190-13-1.08%
20251,203-14-1.15%
20241,217-13-1.06%
20231,230-14-1.13%
20221,244-29-2.28%
20211,27320.16%
20201,271-108-7.83%
20191,379-2-0.14%
20181,38130.22%
20171,378151.1%
20161,363181.34%
20151,345171.28%
20141,32850.38%
20131,323161.22%
20121,307110.85%
20111,296251.97%
20101,27100%

West Yellowstone Population by Year