Wamsutter, WY Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Wamsutter, Wyoming - Basic Facts

The Town of Wamsutter had a population of 464 as of July 1, 2015. Wamsutter ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Wamsutter is located at latitude 41.6679 and longitude -107.979 in Sweetwater County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Wamsutter (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sweetwater County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,745 feet.

The Town of Wamsutter 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wamsutter population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Wamsutter: Elephants Back, Washakie.

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Wamsutter, WY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 464
Population in Households 464
Population in Familes 343
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 319
Diversity Index2 51
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 196
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 115
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 294 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 118 (40.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 78 (26.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 98 (33.3%)
Median Home Value $118,182
Average Home Value $155,625
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $61,307
Average Household Income $68,790
Per Capita Income $29,506
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.54% 0.81%
Households 0.7% 0.8%
Families 0.5% 0.69%
Median Household Income   4.0%
Per Capita Income   2.46%
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.

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Wamsutter, WY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wamsutter to the other 203 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wyoming by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 86 58th
Population Density1 # 91 56th
Diversity Index2 # 12 95th
Median Household Income # 75 64th
Per Capita Income # 84 59th

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