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Fort Laramie, Wyoming - Basic Facts

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The Town of Fort Laramie had a population of 261 as of July 1, 2017. Fort Laramie ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wyoming. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fort Laramie is located at latitude 42.2134 and longitude -104.5178 in Goshen County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Fort Laramie (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Goshen County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,239 feet.

The Town of Fort Laramie (GNIS ID: 2412641) 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 Fort Laramie is located within Torrington Division of Goshen County.

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


Total Population 261
Daytime Population: Workers 65
Daytime Population: Residents 146
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 211
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 261
Population in Familes 212
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 980
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $51,078
Average Household Income $61,649
Per Capita Income $27,557


Total Housing Units 151 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 95 (62.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 30 (19.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 (17.2%)
Median Home Value $155,000
Average Home Value $221,011


Total Households 125
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 82
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 1.76% 0.46%
Households 1.65% 0.32%
Families 4.4% 0.24%
Median Household Income   1.07%
Per Capita Income   2.05%

Fort Laramie, WY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Laramie 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 # 117 43rd
Population Density # 47 77th
Diversity Index # 142 31st
Median Household Income # 154 25th
Per Capita Income # 149 27th

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