Lance Creek, WY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lance Creek, Wyoming - Basic Facts

The Lance Creek Census Designated Place had a population of 42 as of July 1, 2016. Lance Creek ranks in the lower 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 Lance Creek is located at latitude 43.0447 and longitude -104.6638 in Niobrara County. The formal boundaries for the Lance Creek Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 41.95 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Niobrara County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,475 feet.

The Lance Creek Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408571) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Wyoming is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Lance Creek Census Designated Place is located within West Niobrara Division of Niobrara County.

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


Total Population 42
Population in Households 42
Population in Familes 34
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 24
Average Household Size 1.75
Family Households 17
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 45 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 19 (42.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 5 (11.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 (46.7%)
Median Home Value $133,333
Average Home Value $220,833


Median Household Income $45,473
Average Household Income $79,711
Per Capita Income $34,270
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.38% -0.48%
Households -0.65% 0.0%
Families 3.16% -1.21%
Median Household Income   3.86%
Per Capita Income   1.53%
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.

Lance Creek, WY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lance Creek 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 # 191 7th
Population Density1 # 202 1st
Diversity Index2 # 170 18th
Median Household Income # 172 16th
Per Capita Income # 55 74th

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