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The Town of Wheatland had a population of 3,825 as of July 1, 2017. 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 42.0516 and longitude -104.9595 in Platte County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Wheatland (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wheatland 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 Wheatland: Gilchrist.

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


Total Population 3,825
Daytime Population: Workers 2,511
Daytime Population: Residents 2,107
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,618
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.21
Population in Households 3,722
Population in Familes 2,872
Population in Group Qrtrs 103
Population Density2 934
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $48,195
Average Household Income $63,013
Per Capita Income $29,003


Total Housing Units 1,993 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,232 (61.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 518 (26.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 243 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $138,105
Average Home Value $171,776


Total Households 1,750
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 1,046
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 0.74% 0.61%
Households 0.76% 0.63%
Families 0.99% 0.42%
Median Household Income   1.37%
Per Capita Income   2.37%

Wheatland, WY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wheatland 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 # 23 89th
Population Density # 48 77th
Diversity Index # 66 68th
Median Household Income # 166 19th
Per Capita Income # 127 38th

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