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Opal, Wyoming - Basic Facts

The Town of Opal had a population of 107 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Opal is located at latitude 41.7691 and longitude -110.326 in Lincoln County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Opal encompass a land area of 0.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lincoln County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,670 feet.

The Town of Opal (GNIS ID: 2413082) 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 Opal is located within Kemmerer East Division of Lincoln County.


Opal, WY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 107 (100%)
Population in Households 107 (100.0%)
Population in Families 84 (78.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 272
Diversity Index2 21


Median Household Income $56,904
Average Household Income $70,756
% of Income for Mortgage4 0%
Per Capita Income $28,891
Wealth Index5 63


Total HU (Housing Units) 58 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 34 (58.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 9 (15.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 (25.9%)
Median Home Value $233,333
Average Home Value $320,588
Housing Affordability Index3 0


Total Households 43
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 27
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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 1.06% 0.92%
Households 1.21% 0.91%
Families -0.35% 1.44%
Median Household Income   1.12%
Per Capita Income   1.63%
Owner Occupied HU   1.15%


Opal, WY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Opal to the other 203 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wyoming by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 157 24th
Population Density # 99 52nd
Median Household Income # 127 38th
Housing Affordability Index # 44 22nd
Per Capita Income # 127 38th
Diversity Index # 110 46th

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