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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).
West Yellowstone is 6,660 feet [2,030 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation 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
The telephone area code for West Yellowstone: (406)
We don't have a date for the establishment of West Yellowstone.
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.
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.
Adding West Yellowstone to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of West Yellowstone in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention that we've found for West Yellowstone was mentioned on a train schedule titled Union Pacific System Time Tables (September 1924).
We also found West Yellowstone mentioned on a train schedule titled Union Pacific System Time Tables (June 1939).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for West Yellowstone.
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/
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This page was last modified/updated: 20 Mar 2023