Opal, WY Profile: Facts & Data


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Opal, Wyoming - Basic Facts

The Town of Opal had a population of 101 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Opal is located at latitude 41.7681 and longitude -110.3241 in Lincoln County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Opal (see map below) 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.

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


Total Population 101
Population in Households 101
Population in Familes 80
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 256
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $54,463
Average Household Income $74,115
Per Capita Income $29,824


Total Housing Units 54 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 32 (59.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 8 (14.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 14 (25.9%)
Median Home Value $229,167
Average Home Value $265,909


Total Households 40
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 25
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 0.62% 0.97%
Households 0.62% 0.98%
Families -1.36% 1.55%
Median Household Income   2.73%
Per Capita Income   2.21%

Opal, WY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Opal 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 # 161 21st
Population Density # 103 50th
Diversity Index # 131 36th
Median Household Income # 138 33rd
Per Capita Income # 120 42nd

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