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The Town of Bear River had a population of 654 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Bear River is located at latitude 41.3859 and longitude -111.027 in Uinta County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Bear River (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.92 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Uinta County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,532 feet.

The Town of Bear River (GNIS ID: 2411670) 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 Bear River is located within Evanston Division of Uinta County.

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


Total Population 654
Population in Households 654
Population in Familes 584
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 340
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 231
Average Household Size 2.83
Family Households 187
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 254 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 208 (81.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 23 ( 9.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $232,895
Average Home Value $248,678


Median Household Income $75,000
Average Household Income $76,574
Per Capita Income $26,800
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.07% 0.78%
Households 1.01% 0.77%
Families 1.07% 0.74%
Median Household Income   2.67%
Per Capita Income   1.75%
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.

Bear River, WY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bear River 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 # 72 65th
Population Density1 # 86 58th
Diversity Index2 # 98 52nd
Median Household Income # 34 84th
Per Capita Income # 139 32nd

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