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The Town of Thermopolis had a population of 2,763 as of July 1, 2021. Thermopolis 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 Thermopolis is located at latitude 43.6461 and longitude -108.212 in Hot Springs County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Thermopolis encompass a land area of 2.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Hot Springs County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,331 feet.

The Town of Thermopolis 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 Thermopolis is located within Thermopolis West Division of Hot Springs County.

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Thermopolis, WY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 2,763 (100%)
Population in Households 2,738 (99.1%)
Population in Families 2,024 (73.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 25 ( 0.9%)
Population Density 1,158
Diversity Index2 20


Median Household Income $51,816
Average Household Income $64,533
% of Income for Mortgage4 12%
Per Capita Income $30,945
Wealth Index5 62


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,495 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,016 (68.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 287 (19.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 193 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $153,098
Average Home Value $170,369
Housing Affordability Index3 210


Total Households 1,302
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 744
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.76% -0.23%
Households -0.57% -0.12%
Families -0.84% -0.27%
Median Household Income   0.07%
Per Capita Income   0.87%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.04%

Thermopolis, WY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Thermopolis to the other 203 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wyoming by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 28 87th
Population Density # 30 86th
Median Household Income # 164 20th
Housing Affordability Index # 177 87th
Per Capita Income # 114 44th
Diversity Index # 120 40th

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