Wamsutter, WY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Wamsutter, Wyoming - Basic Facts

The Town of Wamsutter had a population of 439 as of July 1, 2017. Wamsutter 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 Wamsutter is located at latitude 41.6679 and longitude -107.979 in Sweetwater County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Wamsutter (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sweetwater County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,745 feet.

The Town of Wamsutter (GNIS ID: 2413445) 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 Wamsutter is located within Wamsutter Division of Sweetwater County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wamsutter population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Wamsutter: Elephants Back, Washakie.

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Wamsutter, WY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 439
Daytime Population: Workers 661
Daytime Population: Residents 193
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 854
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.95
Population in Households 438
Population in Familes 322
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 256
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $64,013
Average Household Income $97,976
Per Capita Income $42,190


Total Housing Units 286 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 111 (38.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 74 (25.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 102 (35.7%)
Median Home Value $98,913
Average Home Value $253,153


Total Households 184
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 106
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 -0.37% -0.6%
Households -0.37% -0.55%
Families -0.76% -0.77%
Median Household Income   3.0%
Per Capita Income   1.98%

Wamsutter, WY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wamsutter 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 # 93 55th
Population Density # 103 50th
Diversity Index # 11 95th
Median Household Income # 78 62nd
Per Capita Income # 19 91st

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