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Gillette, Wyoming - Basic Facts

The City of Gillette is the 3rd largest city in Wyoming with a population of 33,251 as of July 1, 2017. Gillette ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wyoming. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Gillette is located at latitude 44.2785 and longitude -105.5012 in Campbell County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gillette (see map below) encompass a land area of 19.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Campbell County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,554 feet.

The City of Gillette (GNIS ID: 2410589) 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 City of Gillette is located within Gillette North Division of Campbell County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Gillette: Donkey Town, Rocky Pile.

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


Total Population 33,251
Daytime Population: Workers 17,013
Daytime Population: Residents 17,292
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 34,305
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.03
Population in Households 32,854
Population in Familes 25,627
Population in Group Qrtrs 397
Population Density2 1,694
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $72,794
Average Household Income $84,020
Per Capita Income $31,983


Total Housing Units 13,714 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,381 (61.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,100 (29.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,233 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $214,613
Average Home Value $223,601


Total Households 12,481
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 8,173
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 1.59% 1.44%
Households 1.5% 1.4%
Families 1.3% 1.24%
Median Household Income   0.21%
Per Capita Income   1.17%

Gillette, WY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gillette 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 # 3 99th
Population Density # 10 96th
Diversity Index # 37 82nd
Median Household Income # 44 79th
Per Capita Income # 85 59th

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