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The Town of Medicine Bow had a population of 286 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Medicine Bow is located at latitude 41.8995 and longitude -106.2019 in Carbon County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Medicine Bow (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Carbon County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,565 feet.

The Town of Medicine Bow (GNIS ID: 2412974) 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 Medicine Bow is located within Hanna Division of Carbon County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Medicine Bow 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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Medicine Bow, WY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 286
Population in Households 286
Population in Familes 233
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 83
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 126
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 85
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 182 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 87 (47.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 39 (21.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 56 (30.8%)
Median Home Value $89,583
Average Home Value $94,540


Median Household Income $37,708
Average Household Income $48,546
Per Capita Income $20,422
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.11% 0.14%
Households 0.13% 0.16%
Families 0.77% 0.0%
Median Household Income   -0.29%
Per Capita Income   1.65%
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.

Medicine Bow, WY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Medicine Bow 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 # 112 46th
Population Density1 # 139 32nd
Diversity Index2 # 101 51st
Median Household Income # 191 7th
Per Capita Income # 191 7th

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