Jackson Hole Fun Facts

Learn some fun facts about Jackson Hole, Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park.

Natural World

  • Highest Point  Grand Teton, elevation 13,770 feet
  • Lowest Point  Snake River as it leaves southern Teton County, elevation 5,800 feet
  • Highest Recorded Temperature  98˙F, August 19, 1981
  • Lowest Recorded Temperature  -63˙F, January 1, 1979
  • Greatest recorded snowfall at 9,000 feet during the ski season  558 inches during the 2010-2011 season
  • Age of the Teton Range  Between 3 and 10 million years old, the youngest mountain range in the U.S.
  • Percentage of Teton County land managed by the federal government  97%
  • Acreage of the National Elk Refuge  24,700 acres, the largest established wildlife refuge in the U.S.

Human World

  • 1990 Census Count of Teton County Residents 11,172
  • 2000 Census Count of Teton County Residents 18,251
  • 2010 Census Count of Teton County Residents 21,294
  • Number of vehicles registered in Teton County in 2010 32,268
  • Number of recreational visits in 2010 to Grand Teton National Park  2,682,572
  • Number of recreational visits in 2010 to Yellowstone National Park  3,640,184
  • First all-woman government in America  1920 Jackson Town Council
  • First recorded ascent of Grand Teton  W. Owen, F. Spalding, F. Petersen, J. Shive on August 11, 1898
  • First descent of Grand Teton on alpine skis  Bill Briggs on June 16, 1971
  • First descent of Grand Teton on telemark skis  Rick Wyatt on June 11, 1982
  • First descent of Grand Teton on snowboard  Stephen Koch on June 9, 1989
  • Vertical rise of aerial tram at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort  4,139 feet, the longest in North America

National Parks

  • Yellowstone National Park established 1872, the world’s first national park
  • Largest concentration of geysers in the world  Upper Geyser Basin at Old Faithful in Yellowstone Park
  • Elevation of Yellowstone Lake  7,733 feet, the largest high-altitude lake
  • Largest log structure in the world  Old Faithful Inn in Yellowstone Park

Money

  • Teton County mean adjusted gross income per tax return in 2004  $90,313
  • Teton County’s annual rank among all 3,140 US counties in 2004  7
  • Teton County mean adjusted gross income per tax return in 2005  $108,171
  • Teton County’s annual rank among all 3,140 US counties in 2005  2
  • Teton County mean adjusted gross income per tax return in 2006  $104,840
  • Teton County’s annual rank among all 3,140 US counties in 2006  5
  • Teton County mean adjusted gross income per tax return in 2007  $126,998
  • Teton County’s annual rank among all 3,140 US counties in 2007  2
  • Teton County mean adjusted gross income per tax return in 2008  $142,109
  • Teton County’s annual rank among all 3,140 US counties in 2008  1
  • Teton County’s annual rank among all 3,140 US counties from 2004–2008  1
  • Teton County per capita charitable giving through Community Foundation of Jackson Hole in 2000  $442

Statistics courtesy of Jackson Hole Compass.