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Big Piney, Wyoming - Basic Facts

The Town of Big Piney had a population of 554 as of July 1, 2016. Big Piney 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 Big Piney is located at latitude 42.539 and longitude -110.1149 in Sublette County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Big Piney (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sublette County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,824 feet.

The Town of Big Piney (GNIS ID: 2411687) 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 Big Piney is located within Big Piney Division of Sublette County.

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


Total Population 554
Population in Households 474
Population in Familes 371
Population in Group Qrtrs 80
Population Density1 1,237
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 229
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 144
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 290 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 142 (49.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 86 (29.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 61 (21.0%)
Median Home Value $210,345
Average Home Value $248,768


Median Household Income $71,590
Average Household Income $83,642
Per Capita Income $33,422
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.06% 0.11%
Households 0.07% 0.0%
Families 1.53% -0.14%
Median Household Income   1.5%
Per Capita Income   0.81%
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.

Big Piney, WY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Big Piney 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 # 77 62nd
Population Density1 # 27 87th
Diversity Index2 # 25 88th
Median Household Income # 40 81st
Per Capita Income # 59 72nd

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