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Welcome to West Yellowstone ...

The town of West Yellowstone is located in Gallatin County<1>.

The location of West Yellowstone has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

A typical abbreviation for West Yellowstone: W. Yellowstone

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, West Yellowstone has a population of 1,379 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of West Yellowstone.

West Yellowstone is 6,660 feet [2,030 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of West Yellowstone is about 1¼ mile [or ~2 km] above sea level.

Time Zone: West Yellowstone lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

West Yellowstone is located in the (406) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, West Yellowstone had an population of 1,379 people. This is an increase of 8.5% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 17.16% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, West Yellowstone had a population of 1,271 people. This makes West Yellowstone the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of West Yellowstone represents 0.13% of the total population of Montana (which has 989,415 people), making it the state's 48th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,271 people, the population of West Yellowstone increased 7.99% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,177 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for West Yellowstone.

Communities near West Yellowstone ...

We have created a list of 7 communities that are near West Yellowstone.

  • Island Park [Fremont County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Island Park
    • Island Park [Fremont County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of West Yellowstone
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 260 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Island Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Island Park
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Island Park<6>
  • Macks Inn [Fremont County]
  • Box Canyon [Fremont County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Box Canyon
    • Box Canyon [Fremont County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<5> to the southwest of West Yellowstone
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Box Canyon
  • Mammoth [Park County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mammoth
    • Mammoth [Park County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<5> to the northeast of West Yellowstone
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mammoth
  • Continue List   (3 more) ...
    • Canyon Village [Park County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canyon Village
      • Canyon Village [Park County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<5> to the east of West Yellowstone
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canyon Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canyon Village
    • Gardiner [Park County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gardiner
      • Gardiner [Park County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<5> to the northeast of West Yellowstone
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gardiner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gardiner
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gardiner<6>
    • Warm River [Fremont County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warm River
      • Warm River [Fremont County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<5> to the south of West Yellowstone
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warm River

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around West Yellowstone. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for West Yellowstone.

We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around West Yellowstone. See our Newspapers Page for West Yellowstone.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for West Yellowstone ...

Looking for more information about West Yellowstone? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for West Yellowstone, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for West Yellowstone.

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About Gallatin County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for West Yellowstone. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Gallatin County: www.co.gallatin.mt.us/

The official website for State of Montana: https://mt.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Montana's counties, including Gallatin, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for West Yellowstone.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around West Yellowstone - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- West Yellowstone) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for West Yellowstone. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from West YellowstoneOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Yellowstone. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.6633, Longitude: -111.1059       In this case, the coordinates for West Yellowstone have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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