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Cowley, Wyoming - Basic Facts

The Town of Cowley had a population of 675 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Cowley is located at latitude 44.8835 and longitude -108.4694 in Big Horn County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Cowley (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Big Horn County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,989 feet.

The Town of Cowley (GNIS ID: 2412379) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Wyoming is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Cowley is located within North Big Horn Division of Big Horn County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cowley population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Cowley, WY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 675
Population in Households 675
Population in Familes 581
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 796
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 234
Average Household Size 2.88
Family Households 171
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 258 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 190 (73.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 44 (17.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $117,500
Average Home Value $156,545


Median Household Income $49,116
Average Household Income $61,016
Per Capita Income $22,803
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.48% 0.47%
Households 0.35% 0.42%
Families 0.19% 0.23%
Median Household Income   0.96%
Per Capita Income   1.13%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Cowley, WY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cowley to the other 204 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wyoming by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 71 66th
Population Density1 # 56 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 106 49th
Median Household Income # 156 24th
Per Capita Income # 179 13th

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