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The City of Powell had a population of 6,588 as of July 1, 2016. Powell 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 Powell is located at latitude 44.7618 and longitude -108.7576 in Park County. The formal boundaries for the City of Powell (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Park County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,393 feet.

The City of Powell (GNIS ID: 2411481) 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 Powell is located within Powell Division of Park County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Powell 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 Powell: Camp Colter.

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


Total Population 6,588
Population in Households 5,945
Population in Familes 4,458
Population in Group Qrtrs 643
Population Density1 1,553
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 2,568
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 1,488
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,755 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,562 (56.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,006 (36.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 187 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $171,331
Average Home Value $223,253


Median Household Income $44,050
Average Household Income $57,381
Per Capita Income $25,898
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.68% 0.81%
Households 0.67% 0.71%
Families 0.43% 0.47%
Median Household Income   1.21%
Per Capita Income   1.1%
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.

Powell, WY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Powell 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 # 16 93rd
Population Density1 # 15 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 37 82nd
Median Household Income # 177 14th
Per Capita Income # 154 25th

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