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Wheatland, Wyoming - Basic Facts

The Town of Wheatland had a population of 3,659 as of July 1, 2019. Wheatland ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wyoming. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Wheatland is located at latitude 42.0544 and longitude -104.9528 in Platte County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Wheatland encompass a land area of 4.1 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Platte County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,751 feet.

The Town of Wheatland (GNIS ID: 2413476) 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 Wheatland is located within Wheatland Division of Platte County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Wheatland: Gilchrist.

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Wheatland, WY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Wheatland, WY Housing Affordability Index is 133
State of Wyoming Housing Affordability Index is 138
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Wheatland, WY Wealth Index is 61
State of Wyoming Wealth Index is 81
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 3,659
Population in Households 3,556
Population in Familes 2,746
Population in Group Qrtrs 103
Population Density 893
Diversity Index1 29
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $45,024
Average Household Income $61,220
Per Capita Income $27,251
Wealth Index3 61

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,921 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,169 (60.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 504 (26.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 249 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $177,890
Housing Affordability Index2 133
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,672
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 1,001
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.1% -0.19%
Households 0.1% -0.17%
Families 0.3% -0.34%
Median Household Income   1.73%
Per Capita Income   1.45%

Wheatland, WY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wheatland to the other 203 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wyoming by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 22 90th
Population Density # 49 76th
Diversity Index # 57 72nd
Median Household Income # 182 11th
Per Capita Income # 146 29th

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