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Farson, Wyoming - Basic Facts

The Farson Census Designated Place had a population of 321 as of July 1, 2016. Farson ranks in the lower 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 Farson is located at latitude 42.1544 and longitude -109.4248 in Sweetwater County. The formal boundaries for the Farson Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 23.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Sweetwater County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,594 feet.

The Farson Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408204) 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 Farson Census Designated Place is located within Rock Springs North Division of Sweetwater County.

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


Total Population 321
Population in Households 321
Population in Familes 256
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 13
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 130
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 80
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 154 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 102 (66.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 28 (18.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 (15.6%)
Median Home Value $137,500
Average Home Value $220,146


Median Household Income $64,852
Average Household Income $99,369
Per Capita Income $39,716
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.4% 0.25%
Households 0.5% 0.15%
Families -0.59% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.95%
Per Capita Income   1.58%
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.

Farson, WY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Farson 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 # 106 49th
Population Density1 # 185 10th
Diversity Index2 # 79 61st
Median Household Income # 62 70th
Per Capita Income # 23 89th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Wyoming Census Data Comparison Tool.