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James Town, Wyoming - Basic Facts

The James Town Census Designated Place had a population of 515 as of July 1, 2020. James Town ranks in the upper quartile for 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 James Town is located at latitude 41.5552 and longitude -109.5168 in Sweetwater County. The formal boundaries for the James Town Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 3.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0.22 sq. miles. Sweetwater County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,165 feet.

The James Town Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408436) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Wyoming is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The James Town Census Designated Place is located within Green River North Division of Sweetwater County.


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James Town, WY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 515 (100%)
Population in Households 515 (100.0%)
Population in Families 427 (82.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 161
Diversity Index2 46
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $57,038
Average Household Income $63,421
% of Income for Mortgage4 12%
Per Capita Income $24,338
Wealth Index5 48
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 226 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 157 (69.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 47 (20.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $165,278
Average Home Value $232,643
Housing Affordability Index3 224
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 203
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 147
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.39% -0.59%
Households -0.24% -0.5%
Families -0.76% -0.55%
Median Household Income   0.7%
Per Capita Income   1.06%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.65%

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James Town, WY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares James Town to the other 203 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wyoming by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 81 61st
Population Density # 116 43rd
Median Household Income # 126 38th
Housing Affordability Index # 183 90th
Per Capita Income # 176 14th
Diversity Index # 23 89th

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