Bessemer Bend, WY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Bessemer Bend, Wyoming - Basic Facts

The Bessemer Bend Census Designated Place had a population of 218 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Bessemer Bend is located at latitude 42.7576 and longitude -106.5237 in Natrona County. The formal boundaries for the Bessemer Bend Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Natrona County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,236 feet.

The Bessemer Bend Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2407833) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Wyoming is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Bessemer Bend Census Designated Place is located within Hells Half Acre Division of Natrona County.

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


Total Population 218
Daytime Population: Workers 7
Daytime Population: Residents 139
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 146
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.67
Population in Households 218
Population in Familes 178
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 138
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $71,160
Average Household Income $88,986
Per Capita Income $38,348


Total Housing Units 96 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 68 (70.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 25 (26.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 4 ( 4.2%)
Median Home Value $359,375
Average Home Value $421,642


Total Households 92
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 63
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 1.27% 1.43%
Households 1.26% 1.48%
Families 0.22% 1.24%
Median Household Income   3.41%
Per Capita Income   2.81%

Bessemer Bend, WY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bessemer Bend 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 # 128 38th
Population Density # 121 41st
Diversity Index # 115 44th
Median Household Income # 55 74th
Per Capita Income # 35 83rd

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