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Ranchester, Wyoming - Basic Facts

The Town of Ranchester had a population of 877 as of July 1, 2017. Ranchester 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 Ranchester is located at latitude 44.9079 and longitude -107.1661 in Sheridan County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Ranchester (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sheridan County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,763 feet.

The Town of Ranchester (GNIS ID: 2412525) 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 Ranchester is located within Sheridan West Division of Sheridan County.

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


Total Population 877
Daytime Population: Workers 151
Daytime Population: Residents 507
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 658
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.75
Population in Households 797
Population in Familes 673
Population in Group Qrtrs 80
Population Density2 1,412
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $51,186
Average Household Income $65,294
Per Capita Income $25,754


Total Housing Units 344 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 193 (56.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 127 (36.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $231,111
Average Home Value $270,313


Total Households 320
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 236
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 0.35% 0.36%
Households 0.35% 0.43%
Families 0.0% 0.17%
Median Household Income   0.64%
Per Capita Income   1.27%

Ranchester, WY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ranchester 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 # 62 70th
Population Density # 21 90th
Diversity Index # 87 58th
Median Household Income # 153 25th
Per Capita Income # 164 20th

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