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Washam, Wyoming - Basic Facts

The Washam Census Designated Place had a population of 52 as of July 1, 2017. Washam ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wyoming. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Washam is located at latitude 41.0056 and longitude -109.6991 in Sweetwater County. The formal boundaries for the Washam Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sweetwater County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,860 feet.

The Washam Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409534) 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 Washam Census Designated Place is located within Green River South Division of Sweetwater County.

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


Total Population 52
Daytime Population: Workers 0
Daytime Population: Residents 25
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 25
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.48
Population in Households 50
Population in Familes 44
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 17
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $83,097
Average Household Income $94,887
Per Capita Income $36,278


Total Housing Units 59 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 19 (32.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 7 (11.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 32 (54.2%)
Median Home Value $242,857
Average Home Value $322,500


Total Households 27
Average Household Size 1.85
Family Households 20
Average Family Size 2
  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 0.27% 0.0%
Households 0.52% -0.75%
Families 3.13% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.56%
Per Capita Income   1.44%

Washam, WY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Washam 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 # 184 10th
Population Density # 182 11th
Diversity Index # 58 73rd
Median Household Income # 22 90th
Per Capita Income # 49 76th

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