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Basin, Wyoming - Basic Facts

The Town of Basin had a population of 1,325 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Basin is located at latitude 44.3806 and longitude -108.0471 in Big Horn County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Basin (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Big Horn County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,878 feet.

The Town of Basin (GNIS ID: 2411666) 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 Basin is located within South Big Horn Division of Big Horn County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Basin population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Basin, WY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,325
Daytime Population: Workers 1,122
Daytime Population: Residents 709
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,831
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.38
Population in Households 1,246
Population in Familes 1,020
Population in Group Qrtrs 79
Population Density2 555
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $56,695
Average Household Income $76,499
Per Capita Income $32,825


Total Housing Units 589 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 394 (66.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 142 (24.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 52 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $167,988
Average Home Value $190,127


Total Households 537
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 352
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.42% 0.45%
Households 0.44% 0.44%
Families 0.77% 0.34%
Median Household Income   3.21%
Per Capita Income   3.3%

Basin, WY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Basin to the other 204 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wyoming by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 50 76th
Population Density # 72 65th
Diversity Index # 77 63rd
Median Household Income # 123 40th
Per Capita Income # 81 61st

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