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The Town of Elk Mountain had a population of 184 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Elk Mountain is located at latitude 41.6883 and longitude -106.4135 in Carbon County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Elk Mountain (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Carbon County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,264 feet.

The Town of Elk Mountain (GNIS ID: 2412475) 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 Elk Mountain is located within Hanna Division of Carbon County.

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


Total Population 184
Daytime Population: Workers 127
Daytime Population: Residents 105
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 232
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.26
Population in Households 184
Population in Familes 153
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 665
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $56,300
Average Household Income $69,357
Per Capita Income $29,558


Total Housing Units 109 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 54 (49.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 20 (18.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 (33.0%)
Median Home Value $121,429
Average Home Value $185,096


Total Households 73
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 49
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 -0.51% -0.55%
Households -0.55% -0.55%
Families -2.3% -0.83%
Median Household Income   1.89%
Per Capita Income   2.87%

Elk Mountain, WY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elk Mountain 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 # 139 34th
Population Density # 64 69th
Diversity Index # 147 28th
Median Household Income # 126 39th
Per Capita Income # 119 42nd

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