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Sheridan, Wyoming - Basic Facts

The City of Sheridan is the 6th largest city in Wyoming with a population of 18,441 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

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


Total Population 18,441
Daytime Population: Workers 11,246
Daytime Population: Residents 9,125
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 20,371
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.10
Population in Households 17,761
Population in Familes 12,931
Population in Group Qrtrs 680
Population Density2 1,683
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $49,774
Average Household Income $60,546
Per Capita Income $28,152


Total Housing Units 8,758 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,982 (56.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,129 (35.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 647 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $211,987
Average Home Value $231,554


Total Households 8,111
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 4,459
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 0.77% 0.55%
Households 0.76% 0.57%
Families 0.51% 0.34%
Median Household Income   0.16%
Per Capita Income   1.09%

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, 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 # 6 98th
Population Density # 11 95th
Diversity Index # 105 49th
Median Household Income # 159 23rd
Per Capita Income # 142 31st

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