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Upton, Wyoming - Basic Facts

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The Town of Upton had a population of 1,128 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Upton is located at latitude 44.1025 and longitude -104.6375 in Weston County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Upton (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Weston County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,239 feet.

The Town of Upton (GNIS ID: 2413414) 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 Upton is located within Upton Division of Weston County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Upton 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 Upton: Irontown, Merino.

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


Total Population 1,128
Daytime Population: Workers 199
Daytime Population: Residents 605
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 804
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.71
Population in Households 1,128
Population in Familes 901
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 381
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $64,461
Average Household Income $80,118
Per Capita Income $33,445


Total Housing Units 543 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 378 (69.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 98 (18.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 67 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $182,143
Average Home Value $233,554


Total Households 476
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 315
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 0.35% 0.42%
Households 0.26% 0.33%
Families 0.54% 0.13%
Median Household Income   2.53%
Per Capita Income   3.14%

Upton, WY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Upton 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 # 56 73rd
Population Density # 82 60th
Diversity Index # 150 27th
Median Household Income # 76 63rd
Per Capita Income # 78 62nd

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