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Upton, Wyoming - Basic Facts

The Town of Upton had a population of 1,037 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Upton is located at latitude 44.0997 and longitude -104.628 in Weston County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Upton 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Upton: Irontown, Merino.

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Upton, WY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,037 (100%)
Population in Households 1,037 (100.0%)
Population in Families 826 (79.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 350
Diversity Index2 17
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $56,586
Average Household Income $73,415
% of Income for Mortgage4 14%
Per Capita Income $31,306
Wealth Index5 75
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 539 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 360 (66.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 89 (16.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 90 (16.7%)
Median Home Value $192,958
Average Home Value $230,556
Housing Affordability Index3 179
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 449
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 297
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.57% -0.82%
Households -0.38% -0.68%
Families -0.19% -0.82%
Median Household Income   1.2%
Per Capita Income   1.96%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.96%

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Upton, WY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Upton to the other 203 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wyoming by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 86 58th
Median Household Income # 129 37th
Housing Affordability Index # 129 64th
Per Capita Income # 106 48th
Diversity Index # 148 27th

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