Lander, WY Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Lander, Wyoming - Basic Facts

The City of Lander had a population of 7,542 as of July 1, 2016. Lander 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 Lander is located at latitude 42.8309 and longitude -108.7304 in Fremont County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lander (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.67 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Fremont County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,354 feet.

The City of Lander (GNIS ID: 2411622) 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 Lander is located within Lander Division of Fremont County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lander: Camp Brown, Push Root.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 7,542
Population in Households 7,331
Population in Familes 5,548
Population in Group Qrtrs 211
Population Density1 1,614
Diversity Index2 31
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 3,188
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 1,938
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 3,437 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,055 (59.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,133 (33.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 249 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $228,101
Average Home Value $252,470
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $50,122
Average Household Income $61,547
Per Capita Income $27,015
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.12% -0.1%
Households 0.14% -0.09%
Families 0.05% -0.32%
Median Household Income   0.68%
Per Capita Income   1.19%
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.

Lander, WY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lander 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 # 13 94th
Population Density1 # 12 95th
Diversity Index2 # 49 76th
Median Household Income # 147 28th
Per Capita Income # 135 34th

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