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Burns, Wyoming - Basic Facts

The Town of Burns had a population of 320 as of July 1, 2016. Burns ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Burns is located at latitude 41.1909 and longitude -104.359 in Laramie County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Burns (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.05 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Laramie County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,518 feet.

The Town of Burns (GNIS ID: 2411746) 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 Burns is located within Pine Bluffs Division of Laramie County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Burns 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 Burns: Luther.

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


Total Population 320
Population in Households 320
Population in Familes 272
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 105
Diversity Index2 33


Total Households 125
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 91
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 154 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 94 (61.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 31 (20.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 (18.8%)
Median Home Value $205,000
Average Home Value $257,895


Median Household Income $64,565
Average Household Income $101,005
Per Capita Income $39,073
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.98% 2.16%
Households 0.93% 2.0%
Families 1.48% 1.7%
Median Household Income   3.04%
Per Capita Income   2.68%
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.

Burns, WY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Burns 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 # 107 48th
Population Density1 # 132 36th
Diversity Index2 # 42 80th
Median Household Income # 65 69th
Per Capita Income # 26 88th

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