Casper, WY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Casper, Wyoming - Basic Facts

The City of Casper is the 2nd largest city in Wyoming with a population of 61,295 as of July 1, 2017. Casper ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Casper is located at latitude 42.8437 and longitude -106.3206 in Natrona County. The formal boundaries for the City of Casper (see map below) encompass a land area of 25.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0.32 sq. miles. Natrona County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,105 feet.

The City of Casper (GNIS ID: 2409406) 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 City of Casper is located within Casper Division of Natrona County.

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


Total Population 61,295
Daytime Population: Workers 27,400
Daytime Population: Residents 32,760
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 60,160
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 60,160
Population in Familes 45,895
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,135
Population Density2 2,358
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $57,358
Average Household Income $75,444
Per Capita Income $31,838


Total Housing Units 27,053 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 16,275 (60.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,897 (32.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,881 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $204,607
Average Home Value $237,657


Total Households 25,172
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 15,353
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 1.43% 1.28%
Households 1.38% 1.26%
Families 1.05% 1.07%
Median Household Income   2.0%
Per Capita Income   2.26%

Casper, WY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Casper 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 # 2 100th
Population Density # 5 98th
Diversity Index # 41 81st
Median Household Income # 118 43rd
Per Capita Income # 88 57th

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