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Sheridan, Wyoming - Basic Facts

The City of Sheridan is the 6th largest city in Wyoming with a population of 18,569 as of July 1, 2018. Sheridan 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 Sheridan is located at latitude 44.7948 and longitude -106.9606 in Sheridan County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sheridan (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Sheridan County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,743 feet.

The City of Sheridan (GNIS ID: 2411887) 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 City of Sheridan is located within Sheridan Division of Sheridan County.

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Sheridan, WY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 18,569
Population in Households 17,878
Population in Familes 13,153
Population in Group Qrtrs 691
Population Density2 1,695
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $48,380
Average Household Income $61,104
Per Capita Income $28,163


Total Housing Units 8,780 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,045 (57.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,083 (35.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 652 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $215,674
Average Home Value $249,247


Total Households 8,128
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 4,505
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.76% 0.47%
Households 0.69% 0.45%
Families 0.58% 0.29%
Median Household Income   2.84%
Per Capita Income   2.56%

Sheridan, WY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sheridan to the other 204 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wyoming by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 6 98th
Population Density # 10 96th
Diversity Index # 111 46th
Median Household Income # 166 19th
Per Capita Income # 140 32nd

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