Wamsutter, WY Profile: Facts & Data


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Wamsutter, Wyoming - Basic Facts

The Town of Wamsutter had a population of 454 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Wamsutter: Elephants Back, Washakie.

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Wamsutter, WY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 454
Population in Households 453
Population in Familes 336
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 264
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $66,749
Average Household Income $105,400
Per Capita Income $44,592


Total Housing Units 286 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 116 (40.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 73 (25.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 97 (33.9%)
Median Home Value $100,000
Average Home Value $257,675


Total Households 189
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 110
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.08% -0.35%
Households 0.0% -0.32%
Families -0.22% -0.55%
Median Household Income   4.19%
Per Capita Income   4.17%

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, 2018 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 # 90 56th
Population Density # 102 50th
Diversity Index # 10 96th
Median Household Income # 71 66th
Per Capita Income # 15 93rd

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