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Gillette, Wyoming - Basic Facts

The City of Gillette is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Campbell County at latitude 44.2785 and longitude -105.5012. Campbell County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,554 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Gillette, but most people and references simply refer to it as Gillette, Wyoming.

The P1 Census Class Code for Gillette indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Gillette (see map below) encompass a land area of 19.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Gillette: Donkey Town, Rocky Pile.

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Gillette, WY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 31,957
Population in Households 31,561
Population in Familes 24,735
Population in Group Qrtrs 396
Population Density1 1,685
Diversity Index2 33


Total Households 12,155
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 8,033
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 13,273 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,072 (60.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,083 (30.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,118 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $184,537
Average Home Value $188,875


Median Household Income $72,000
Average Household Income $79,981
Per Capita Income $30,518
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 2.24% 1.7%
Households 2.43% 1.76%
Families 2.28% 1.66%
Median Household Income   2.36%
Per Capita Income   2.96%
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.


Gillette, WY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gillette to the other 203 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wyoming by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 3 99th
Population Density1 # 11 95th
Diversity Index2 # 38 82nd
Median Household Income # 38 82nd
Per Capita Income # 67 67th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Wyoming Census Data Comparison Tool.