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Vista West, Wyoming - Basic Facts

The Vista West Census Designated Place had a population of 968 as of July 1, 2020. Vista West ranks in the lower 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 Vista West is located at latitude 42.8669 and longitude -106.4347 in Natrona County. The formal boundaries for the Vista West Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 4.82 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Natrona County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,285 feet.

The Vista West Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409519) 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 Vista West Census Designated Place is located within Hells Half Acre Division of Natrona County.


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


Total Population 968 (100%)
Population in Households 968 (100.0%)
Population in Families 839 (86.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 203
Diversity Index2 12


Median Household Income $107,240
Average Household Income $112,680
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $44,583
Wealth Index5 141


Total HU (Housing Units) 401 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 353 (88.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 30 ( 7.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $331,419
Average Home Value $334,136
Housing Affordability Index3 188


Total Households 383
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 299
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 0.17% 0.16%
Households 0.28% 0.21%
Families 0.13% 0.13%
Median Household Income   1.65%
Per Capita Income   2.18%
Owner Occupied HU   0.23%


Vista West, WY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Vista West 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 # 59 71st
Population Density # 103 50th
Median Household Income # 5 98th
Housing Affordability Index # 141 69th
Per Capita Income # 18 92nd
Diversity Index # 175 14th

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