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Upton, Wyoming - Basic Facts

Upton is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Town of Upton.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Weston County at latitude 44.0997 and longitude -104.628. Weston County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,239 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Upton (see map) encompass a land area of 2.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Upton: Irontown, Merino.

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Upton, WY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,109
Population in Households 1,109
Population in Familes 891
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 374
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 477
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 320
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 543 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 379 (69.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 98 (18.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 66 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $226,020
Average Home Value $273,351


Median Household Income $56,841
Average Household Income $66,753
Per Capita Income $28,463
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.19% 0.38%
Households 0.5% 0.58%
Families 1.29% 0.37%
Median Household Income   2.48%
Per Capita Income   2.8%
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.


Upton, WY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Upton to the other 203 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wyoming by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 57 72nd
Population Density1 # 83 60th
Diversity Index2 # 144 30th
Median Household Income # 96 53rd
Per Capita Income # 86 58th

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