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Sheridan, Wyoming - Basic Facts

The City of Sheridan is the 6th largest city in Wyoming with a population of 18,288 as of July 1, 2016. Sheridan 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 Sheridan is located at latitude 44.7948 and longitude -106.9606 in Sheridan County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sheridan (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Sheridan County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,743 feet.

The City of Sheridan (GNIS ID: 2411887) 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 Sheridan is located within Sheridan Division of Sheridan County.

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


Total Population 18,288
Population in Households 17,621
Population in Familes 12,809
Population in Group Qrtrs 667
Population Density1 1,669
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 8,041
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 4,420
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,695 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,864 (55.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,177 (36.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 654 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $208,796
Average Home Value $229,097


Median Household Income $46,494
Average Household Income $58,442
Per Capita Income $27,199
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.76% 0.65%
Households 0.74% 0.66%
Families 0.46% 0.4%
Median Household Income   0.72%
Per Capita Income   1.14%
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.

Sheridan, WY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sheridan 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 # 6 98th
Population Density1 # 11 95th
Diversity Index2 # 103 50th
Median Household Income # 165 20th
Per Capita Income # 130 37th

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