Jackson Hole Fun Facts

Are you interested in knowing more about Jackson Hole, Wyoming? You might be surprised by everything this beautiful state has to offer tourists, residents, retirees, and others! Learn some fun facts about Jackson Hole, Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park. Take a look and prepared to be wow-ed.

Natural World

  • Highest Point:  Grand Teton, elevation 13,775 feet
  • Lowest Point:  Snake River as it leaves southern Teton County, elevation 5,846 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

  • 2019 Population Estimate of Teton County Residents: 23,464
  • Number of vehicles registered in Teton County in 2018: 32,268
  • Number of recreational visits in 2019 to Grand Teton National Park:  3,410,000
  • Number of recreational visits in 2019 to Yellowstone National Park:  4,120,000
  • 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 a snowboard:  Stephen Koch on June 9, 1989
  • Vertical rise of the 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:  7,732 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 2017:  $210,905
  • Teton County’s annual rank among all 3,140 US counties in 2017:  1
  • Teton County mean adjusted gross income per tax return in 2018:  $264,815
  • Teton County’s annual rank among all 3,140 US counties in 2018:  2
  • Teton County adjusted gross income per tax return in 2019:  $251,728
  • Teton County’s annual rank among all 3,140 US counties in 2019:  1
  • Teton County’s annual rank among all 3,140 US counties from 2015-2019:  1
  • Teton County per capita charitable giving through Community Foundation of Jackson Hole in 2019:  $1,491