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Burns, Wyoming - Basic Facts

The Town of Burns had a population of 316 as of July 1, 2017. Burns ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Burns is located at latitude 41.1909 and longitude -104.359 in Laramie County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Burns (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.05 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Laramie County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,518 feet.

The Town of Burns (GNIS ID: 2411746) 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 Burns is located within Pine Bluffs Division of Laramie County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Burns population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Burns: Luther.

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Burns, WY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 316
Daytime Population: Workers 178
Daytime Population: Residents 136
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 314
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 316
Population in Familes 268
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 104
Diversity Index3 33


Median Household Income $65,000
Average Household Income $94,830
Per Capita Income $36,950


Total Housing Units 152 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 94 (61.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 30 (19.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 (18.4%)
Median Home Value $198,529
Average Home Value $255,000


Total Households 124
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 90
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 0.67% 1.65%
Households 0.69% 1.56%
Families 1.12% 1.3%
Median Household Income   4.72%
Per Capita Income   3.83%

Burns, WY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Burns 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 # 107 48th
Population Density # 132 36th
Diversity Index # 43 79th
Median Household Income # 70 66th
Per Capita Income # 41 80th

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