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Cowley, Wyoming - Basic Facts

The Town of Cowley had a population of 677 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Cowley is located at latitude 44.8835 and longitude -108.4694 in Big Horn County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Cowley (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Big Horn County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,989 feet.

The Town of Cowley (GNIS ID: 2412379) 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 Cowley is located within North Big Horn Division of Big Horn County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cowley 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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Cowley, WY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 677
Daytime Population: Workers 633
Daytime Population: Residents 404
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,037
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.53
Population in Households 677
Population in Familes 582
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 798
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $47,579
Average Household Income $62,980
Per Capita Income $23,870


Total Housing Units 258 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 193 (74.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 43 (16.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $120,000
Average Home Value $151,563


Total Households 236
Average Household Size 2.87
Family Households 172
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 0.46% 0.47%
Households 0.42% 0.5%
Families 0.24% 0.35%
Median Household Income   2.1%
Per Capita Income   2.45%

Cowley, WY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cowley 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 # 70 66th
Population Density # 56 73rd
Diversity Index # 117 43rd
Median Household Income # 170 17th
Per Capita Income # 180 12th

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