West Yellowstone, MT

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West Yellowstone Profile


Overview

West Yellowstone is a very small town located in the state of Montana. With a population of 1,376 people and just one neighborhood, West Yellowstone is the 57th largest community in Montana.

West Yellowstone home prices are not only among the most expensive in Montana, but West Yellowstone real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some towns, West Yellowstone isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in West Yellowstone are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, West Yellowstone is a town of service providers, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in West Yellowstone who work in management occupations (21.18%), personal care services (16.16%), and sales jobs (10.95%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.00% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Setting & Lifestyle

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of West Yellowstone spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 8.24 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.

Being a small town, West Yellowstone does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

West Yellowstone Demographics

The population of West Yellowstone is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 35.35% of adults in West Yellowstone have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in West Yellowstone in 2018 was $30,325, which is upper middle income relative to Montana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $121,300 for a family of four. However, West Yellowstone contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call West Yellowstone home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of West Yellowstone residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in West Yellowstone include Irish, German, English, Scottish, and Croatian.

The most common language spoken in West Yellowstone is English. Other important languages spoken here include Slavic languages and Italian.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Source
Real Estate Data Tutorial

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q4 2020. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

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Housing Market Details

 

AGE OF West Yellowstone, MT HOMES

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TYPE OF West Yellowstone, MT HOMES

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SIZE OF West Yellowstone, MT HOMES

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Demographics Data Tutorial

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

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Migration & Mobility

 

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 

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More diverse than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Occupations

 

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Source
Crime Data Tutorial

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

total Crime Index

(100 is safest)


Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Neighborhood Annual Crimes
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Neighborhood Violent Crime

violent Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Violent Crime Index By Type

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Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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National Median: 4
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My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

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West Yellowstone VIOLENT CRIMES

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Neighborhood Property Crime

property Crime Index

(100 is safest)


Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Property Crime Index By Type
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Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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West Yellowstone Property CRIMES

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National Median: 28.3
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Neighborhood Public School Data

Source
School Data Tutorial

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2017
  • Educational Environment: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more about Scout's School Data

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

(100 is best)

Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

Rates the quality of all K-12 public schools that serve this neighborhood. Info

Schools That Serve This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to MT* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Lone Peak High School
45465 Gallatin Rd 30
Gallatin Gateway, MT 59730
09-12
Ophir 7-8 School
45465 Gallatin Rd 30
Gallatin Gateway, MT 59730
06-08
Ophir Elementary School
45465 Gallatin Rd 30
Gallatin Gateway, MT 59730
PK-05
West Yellowstone 7-8 School
411 N Geyser
West Yellowstone, MT 59758
07-08
West Yellowstone High School
411 N Geyser
West Yellowstone, MT 59758
09-12
West Yellowstone School
411 N Geyser
West Yellowstone, MT 59758
PK-06
* 10 is highest

Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
Children In The Neighborhood Living In Poverty

This neighborhood is served by 1 district:

WEST YELLOWSTONE K-12


Students Enrolled in This District


Schools in District


Students Per Classroom

District Quality Compared to Montana

(10 is best)

Better than of MT school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Schools In This District

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
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Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 35.9% 29.7%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 29.5% 23.7%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 6.4% 6.0%

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