Lander, WY Profile: Facts & Data


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Lander, Wyoming - Basic Facts

The City of Lander had a population of 7,540 as of July 1, 2018. Lander 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 Lander is located at latitude 42.8309 and longitude -108.7304 in Fremont County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lander (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.67 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Fremont County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,354 feet.

The City of Lander (GNIS ID: 2411622) 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 Lander is located within Lander Division of Fremont County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lander: Camp Brown, Push Root.

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Lander, WY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 7,540
Population in Households 7,326
Population in Familes 5,600
Population in Group Qrtrs 214
Population Density2 1,614
Diversity Index3 32


Median Household Income $51,708
Average Household Income $64,474
Per Capita Income $27,829


Total Housing Units 3,365 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,083 (61.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,056 (31.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 226 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $237,996
Average Home Value $257,861


Total Households 3,139
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 1,919
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.09% -0.27%
Households -0.08% -0.39%
Families -0.08% -0.51%
Median Household Income   2.71%
Per Capita Income   2.38%

Lander, WY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lander to the other 204 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wyoming by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 13 94th
Population Density # 13 94th
Diversity Index # 46 78th
Median Household Income # 149 27th
Per Capita Income # 144 30th

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