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The Town of Chugwater had a population of 211 as of July 1, 2017. Chugwater 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 Chugwater is located at latitude 41.7557 and longitude -104.8229 in Platte County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Chugwater (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Platte County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,295 feet.

The Town of Chugwater (GNIS ID: 2413202) 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 Chugwater is located within Chugwater Division of Platte County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Chugwater population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Chugwater: Chug Springs, Chugwater Stage Station.

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Chugwater, WY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 211
Daytime Population: Workers 177
Daytime Population: Residents 98
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 275
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.30
Population in Households 211
Population in Familes 173
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 69
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $57,492
Average Household Income $86,902
Per Capita Income $38,936


Total Housing Units 106 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 70 (66.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 22 (20.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 14 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $160,417
Average Home Value $184,058


Total Households 92
Average Household Size 2.29
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 -0.07% -0.09%
Households -0.15% 0.0%
Families 0.68% -0.32%
Median Household Income   4.99%
Per Capita Income   3.88%

Chugwater, WY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chugwater 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 # 129 37th
Population Density # 144 30th
Diversity Index # 160 22nd
Median Household Income # 115 44th
Per Capita Income # 28 87th

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