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Rawlins, Wyoming - Basic Facts

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The City of Rawlins had a population of 9,393 as of July 1, 2017. Rawlins 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 Rawlins is located at latitude 41.7851 and longitude -107.2247 in Carbon County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rawlins (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Carbon County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,798 feet.

The City of Rawlins (GNIS ID: 2411524) 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 Rawlins is located within Rawlins Division of Carbon County.

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


Total Population 9,393
Daytime Population: Workers 4,201
Daytime Population: Residents 3,784
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,985
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.85
Population in Households 9,051
Population in Familes 7,041
Population in Group Qrtrs 342
Population Density2 1,139
Diversity Index3 59


Median Household Income $65,389
Average Household Income $74,565
Per Capita Income $30,064


Total Housing Units 4,044 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,293 (56.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,200 (29.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 552 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $163,019
Average Home Value $163,842


Total Households 3,492
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 2,183
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 0.2% -0.19%
Households 0.2% -0.2%
Families -0.14% -0.37%
Median Household Income   1.04%
Per Capita Income   1.82%

Rawlins, WY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rawlins 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 # 12 95th
Population Density # 36 83rd
Diversity Index # 5 98th
Median Household Income # 69 67th
Per Capita Income # 108 48th

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