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Ranchester, Wyoming - Basic Facts

The Town of Ranchester had a population of 892 as of July 1, 2016. Ranchester 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 Ranchester is located at latitude 44.9079 and longitude -107.1661 in Sheridan County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Ranchester (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sheridan County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,763 feet.

The Town of Ranchester (GNIS ID: 2412525) 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 Ranchester is located within Sheridan West Division of Sheridan County.

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


Total Population 892
Population in Households 812
Population in Familes 687
Population in Group Qrtrs 80
Population Density1 1,436
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 327
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 241
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 349 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 193 (55.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 134 (38.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $231,579
Average Home Value $270,052


Median Household Income $50,000
Average Household Income $64,518
Per Capita Income $25,468
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.68% 0.75%
Households 0.75% 0.78%
Families 0.34% 0.66%
Median Household Income   -0.16%
Per Capita Income   0.86%
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.

Ranchester, WY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ranchester 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 # 61 71st
Population Density1 # 21 90th
Diversity Index2 # 90 56th
Median Household Income # 148 25th
Per Capita Income # 159 23rd

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