James Town, WY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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James Town, Wyoming - Basic Facts

The James Town Census Designated Place had a population of 519 as of July 1, 2017. 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 41.564 and longitude -109.5365 in Sweetwater County. The formal boundaries for the James Town Census Designated Place (see map below) 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.

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


Total Population 519
Daytime Population: Workers 350
Daytime Population: Residents 274
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 624
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.20
Population in Households 519
Population in Familes 431
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 164
Diversity Index3 46


Median Household Income $39,179
Average Household Income $51,995
Per Capita Income $19,659


Total Housing Units 224 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 148 (66.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 53 (23.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $116,667
Average Home Value $203,885


Total Households 202
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 146
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 -0.44% -0.62%
Households -0.4% -0.6%
Families -1.17% -0.69%
Median Household Income   0.05%
Per Capita Income   1.31%

James Town, WY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares James Town 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 # 81 61st
Population Density # 114 45th
Diversity Index # 22 90th
Median Household Income # 194 5th
Per Capita Income # 193 6th

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