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Big Piney, Wyoming - Basic Facts

The Town of Big Piney had a population of 508 as of July 1, 2017. Big Piney ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wyoming. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Big Piney is located at latitude 42.539 and longitude -110.1149 in Sublette County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Big Piney (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sublette County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,824 feet.

The Town of Big Piney (GNIS ID: 2411687) 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 Big Piney is located within Big Piney Division of Sublette County.

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


Total Population 508
Daytime Population: Workers 536
Daytime Population: Residents 136
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 672
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.32
Population in Households 429
Population in Familes 336
Population in Group Qrtrs 79
Population Density2 1,135
Diversity Index3 42


Median Household Income $73,724
Average Household Income $84,995
Per Capita Income $33,927


Total Housing Units 275 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 130 (47.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 76 (27.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 69 (25.1%)
Median Home Value $210,714
Average Home Value $244,697


Total Households 206
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 129
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 -1.14% -1.13%
Households -1.39% -1.4%
Families -0.21% -1.6%
Median Household Income   1.06%
Per Capita Income   1.71%

Big Piney, WY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Big Piney 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 # 82 60th
Population Density # 38 82nd
Diversity Index # 27 87th
Median Household Income # 42 80th
Per Capita Income # 71 66th

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