Thermopolis, WY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Thermopolis, Wyoming - Basic Facts

The Town of Thermopolis had a population of 2,849 as of July 1, 2017. Thermopolis 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 Thermopolis is located at latitude 43.6482 and longitude -108.2145 in Hot Springs County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Thermopolis (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Hot Springs County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,331 feet.

The Town of Thermopolis (GNIS ID: 2413384) 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 Thermopolis is located within Thermopolis West Division of Hot Springs County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Thermopolis population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Thermopolis, WY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,849
Daytime Population: Workers 1,849
Daytime Population: Residents 1,386
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,235
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.14
Population in Households 2,825
Population in Familes 2,092
Population in Group Qrtrs 24
Population Density2 1,195
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $42,343
Average Household Income $58,211
Per Capita Income $27,699


Total Housing Units 1,509 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 874 (57.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 449 (29.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 186 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $145,859
Average Home Value $153,886


Total Households 1,323
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 758
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.75% -0.87%
Households -0.67% -0.85%
Families -1.05% -1.11%
Median Household Income   0.46%
Per Capita Income   2.1%

Thermopolis, WY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Thermopolis to the other 204 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wyoming by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 27 87th
Population Density # 31 85th
Diversity Index # 114 44th
Median Household Income # 183 11th
Per Capita Income # 147 28th

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