Fort Laramie, WY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Fort Laramie, Wyoming - Basic Facts

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The Town of Fort Laramie had a population of 254 as of July 1, 2016. Fort Laramie ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wyoming. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fort Laramie is located at latitude 42.2134 and longitude -104.5178 in Goshen County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Fort Laramie (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Goshen County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,239 feet.

The Town of Fort Laramie (GNIS ID: 2412641) 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 Fort Laramie is located within Torrington Division of Goshen County.

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


Total Population 254
Population in Households 254
Population in Familes 206
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 954
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 120
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 79
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 153 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 90 (58.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 30 (19.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 33 (21.6%)
Median Home Value $148,750
Average Home Value $230,769


Median Household Income $48,263
Average Household Income $57,204
Per Capita Income $25,639
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.6% 0.85%
Households 1.26% 0.98%
Families 4.5% 0.75%
Median Household Income   -0.13%
Per Capita Income   1.16%
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.

Fort Laramie, WY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Laramie 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 # 119 42nd
Population Density1 # 47 77th
Diversity Index2 # 132 37th
Median Household Income # 157 24th
Per Capita Income # 158 23rd

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