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Rawlins, Wyoming - Basic Facts

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The City of Rawlins had a population of 9,369 as of July 1, 2016. Rawlins ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wyoming. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Rawlins is located at latitude 41.7851 and longitude -107.2247 in Carbon County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rawlins (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Carbon County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,798 feet.

The City of Rawlins (GNIS ID: 2411524) 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 City of Rawlins is located within Rawlins Division of Carbon County.

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


Total Population 9,369
Population in Households 9,016
Population in Familes 7,013
Population in Group Qrtrs 353
Population Density1 1,136
Diversity Index2 59


Total Households 3,481
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 2,180
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,998 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,257 (56.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,225 (30.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 517 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $152,797
Average Home Value $156,483


Median Household Income $58,613
Average Household Income $70,038
Per Capita Income $28,398
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.19% 0.25%
Households 0.18% 0.27%
Families -0.19% 0.09%
Median Household Income   0.99%
Per Capita Income   0.93%
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.

Rawlins, WY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rawlins 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 # 12 95th
Population Density1 # 38 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 6 98th
Median Household Income # 92 55th
Per Capita Income # 117 43rd

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