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Upton, Wyoming - Basic Facts

The Town of Upton had a population of 1,117 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Upton is located at latitude 44.1025 and longitude -104.6375 in Weston County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Upton (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Weston County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,239 feet.

The Town of Upton (GNIS ID: 2413414) 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 Upton 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 Upton: Irontown, Merino.

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


Total Population 1,117
Population in Households 1,117
Population in Familes 897
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 377
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 475
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 318
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 543 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 377 (69.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 99 (18.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 68 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $212,255
Average Home Value $256,963


Median Household Income $63,439
Average Household Income $69,262
Per Capita Income $29,137
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.29% 0.62%
Households 0.32% 0.66%
Families 0.92% 0.44%
Median Household Income   2.44%
Per Capita Income   2.2%
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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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, 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 # 56 73rd
Population Density1 # 83 60th
Diversity Index2 # 138 33rd
Median Household Income # 63 69th
Per Capita Income # 92 55th

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