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Bear River, Wyoming - Basic Facts

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The Town of Bear River had a population of 642 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Bear River is located at latitude 41.3859 and longitude -111.027 in Uinta County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Bear River (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.92 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Uinta County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,532 feet.

The Town of Bear River (GNIS ID: 2411670) 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 Bear River is located within Evanston Division of Uinta County.

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


Total Population 642
Daytime Population: Workers 55
Daytime Population: Residents 380
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 435
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.68
Population in Households 642
Population in Familes 573
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 334
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $77,615
Average Household Income $81,045
Per Capita Income $28,396


Total Housing Units 247 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 206 (83.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 22 ( 8.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 ( 7.7%)
Median Home Value $231,818
Average Home Value $249,150


Total Households 228
Average Household Size 2.82
Family Households 185
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 0.66% 0.49%
Households 0.68% 0.52%
Families 0.77% 0.32%
Median Household Income   -0.07%
Per Capita Income   1.14%

Bear River, WY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bear River 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 # 72 65th
Population Density # 87 58th
Diversity Index # 100 51st
Median Household Income # 30 86th
Per Capita Income # 141 31st

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