Bear River, Wyoming

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Population in 2014: 521 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Males: 254  (48.8%)
Females: 267  (51.2%)
Median resident age:  34.1 years
Wyoming median age:  37.2 years

Zip codes: 82930.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $53,989
Bear River:

$53,989
WY:

$59,882

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $25,553

Bear River town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $188,120
Bear River:

$188,120
WY:

$209,500

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $231,270; Detached houses: $250,445; Mobile homes: $166,039

Median gross rent in 2016: $1,511.

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  • Races in Bear River, WY (2010)

    Bear River races chart
    • 47992.5%White alone
    • 275.2%Hispanic
    • 91.7%Two or more races
    • 10.2%Black alone
    • 10.2%American Indian alone
    • 10.2%Asian alone

Races in Bear River detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Bear River: 84.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (18.8%), American (11.1%), European (10.7%), German (10.7%), Italian (6.0%), Irish (4.3%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Bear River,WY real estate house value index trend

For population 25 years and over in Bear River:

  • High school or higher: 94.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.4%

For population 15 years and over in Bear River town:

  • Never married: 20.9%
  • Now married: 69.0%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 1.7%
  • Divorced: 6.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,506 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,069 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ogden, UT (49.8 miles , pop. 77,226).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northeast Jefferson, CO (330.9 miles , pop. 450,166).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (546.4 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Evanston, WY (3.0 miles ), Woodruff, UT (3.4 miles) , Randolph, UT (4.6 miles ), Carter, WY (5.6 miles) , Fort Bridger, WY (5.8 miles ), Robertson, WY (5.8 miles) , Laketown, UT (5.8 miles) , Bridger Valley, WY (5.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $136,600
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $90,700
  • 2007: 8 buildings, average cost: $46,500
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $85,800
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $75,000
  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $357,500
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $149,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.38 N, Longitude: 111.03 W

Bear River household income distribution Bear River home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.1%
Wyoming:

3.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (21%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (16%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Utilities (10%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (2%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (19%)
  • Management occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Transportation occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (3%)
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Bear River: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Earthquake activity:

Bear River-area historical earthquake activity is above Wyoming state average. It is 239% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 220.9 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 233.6 miles away from Bear River center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 343.7 miles away from the city center
On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 86.5 miles away from the city center
On 2/3/1994 at 09:05:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.8 ML, Depth: 4.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 96.4 miles away from Bear River center
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 423.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Uinta County (2) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Landslide: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Bear River:

  • UINTA HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; EVANSTON, WY)
  • RENNIE MEMORIAL NH (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; EVANSTON, WY)
  • COMPASSIONATE JOURNEY LLC (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; EVANSTON, WY)
  • BEST HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; EVANSTON, WY)
  • EVANSTON REGIONAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 10 miles away; EVANSTON, WY)
  • ROCKY MOUNTAIN CARE - EVANSTON (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; EVANSTON, WY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bear River:

  • Utah State University (about 48 miles; Logan, UT; Full-time enrollment: 21,131)
  • Weber State University (about 50 miles; Ogden, UT; FT enrollment: 17,655)
  • University of Utah (about 61 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 28,454)
  • Latter-day Saints Business College (about 63 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 2,059)
  • Westminster College (about 63 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 2,870)
  • Western Governors University (about 66 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 31,481)
  • Stevens-Henager College-Murray (about 68 miles; Murray, UT; FT enrollment: 6,395)

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Uinta County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 59.8. This is better than average.

City:

59.8
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2008 was 0.0637. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0637
U.S.:

0.2932

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.95. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.95
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2009 was 0.296. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.296
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 41.6. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

41.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.58. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.58
U.S.:

19.96
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 0.8%
(0.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.4% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.9 people
Wyoming:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  80.8%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.1%
Whole state:  7.1%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.6
Wyoming average:

9.5

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bear River town (based on Uinta County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Other10,06623
Evangelical Protestant1,45016
Catholic8032
Mainline Protestant4966
None8,303-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Uinta County:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

2.10 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Uinta County:

0.99 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Uinta County:

7.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Here:

8.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

10.08 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.4%
Wyoming:

7.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Uinta County:

29.6%
Wyoming:

24.4%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$6,823$27,2920$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$1,615
Totals for Government 3$6,823$27,2925$1,615

Bear River government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $33,000 ($63.34)
  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $18,000 ($34.55)
    Central Staff Services: $6,000 ($11.52)
    Water Utilities: $5,000 ($9.60)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($5.76)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $2,000 ($3.84)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $20,000 ($38.39)

Bear River government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $8,000 ($15.36)
    Sewerage: $0 ($0.00)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $86,000 ($165.07)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($3.84)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $15,000 ($28.79)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $219,000 ($420.35)
  • Tax - Property: $13,000 ($24.95)

Bear River government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $104,000 ($199.62)

6.30% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,688 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.30%
Wyoming average:

8.02%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Salt Lake County, UT  0.54% ($29,902 average AGI)
from Sweetwater County, WY  0.49% ($53,595)
from Weber County, UT  0.23% ($41,235)


7.85% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($45,483 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.85%
Wyoming average:

8.16%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Sweetwater County, WY  0.81% ($45,032 average AGI)
to Salt Lake County, UT  0.59% ($32,778)
to Albany County, WY  0.34% ($20,692)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bear River:

  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KIQN (1010 AM; 50 kW; TOOELE, UT)
  • KEVA (1240 AM; 1 kW; EVANSTON, WY; Owner: SAGEBRUSH BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KSL (1160 AM; 50 kW; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KSOS (800 AM; 10 kW; BRIGHAM CITY, UT; Owner: SIMMONS-SLC, LS, LLC)
  • KMER (950 AM; 5 kW; KEMMERER, WY; Owner: CHAPARRAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTKK (630 AM; 10 kW; SANDY, UT; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KVNU (610 AM; 5 kW; LOGAN, UT; Owner: SUN VALLEY RADIO,INC.)
  • KBEE (860 AM; 10 kW; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KANN (1120 AM; 10 kW; ROY, UT; Owner: FAITH COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KLO (1430 AM; 10 kW; OGDEN, UT; Owner: KLO BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KZNS (1280 AM; 10 kW; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: SIMMONS-SLC, LS, LLC)
  • KNRS (570 AM; 5 kW; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bear River:

  • KOTB (106.1 FM; EVANSTON, WY; Owner: ROCKY MOUNTAIN RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KNYN (99.1 FM; FORT BRIDGER, WY; Owner: M. KENT FRANDSEN)
  • K209DC (89.7 FM; EVANSTON, WY; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K240CP (95.9 FM; EVANSTON, WY; Owner: WESTERN INSPIRATIONAL BROADCASTERS, INC)
  • KCUA (92.5 FM; COALVILLE, UT; Owner: COMMUNITY WIRELESS OF PARK CITY, INC)
  • KWKD (102.3 FM; RANDOLPH, UT; Owner: MILLCREEK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KBZN-FM1 (97.9 FM; PARK CITY, UT; Owner: CAPITOL BROADCASTING INC.)
  • K201AE (88.1 FM; COALVILLE, ETC., UT; Owner: COMMUNITY WIRELESS OF PARK CITY, INC)
  • KZHT-FM1 (94.9 FM; PARK CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KCPX (105.7 FM; CENTERVILLE, UT; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KSOP-FM (104.3 FM; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: KSOP, INC.)
  • K272DP (102.3 FM; TOOELE, UT; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KBZN (97.9 FM; OGDEN, UT; Owner: CAPITOL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRCL (90.9 FM; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: LISTENERS COMMUNITY RADIO OF UTAH)
  • KBER (101.1 FM; OGDEN, UT; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KISN-FM (97.1 FM; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KKAT (101.9 FM; OGDEN, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSFI (100.3 FM; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: SIMMONS-SLC, LS, LLC)
  • KUBL-FM (93.3 FM; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KOSY-FM (106.5 FM; SPANISH FORK, UT; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Bear River:

  • K25EE (Channel 25; MOUNTAIN VIEW, ETC., UT; Owner: DAGGETT COUNTY TELEVISION DEPT.)
  • K59BV (Channel 59; LAVA HOT SPRINGS, ID; Owner: STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION (IEPBS))
  • K28DV (Channel 28; EVANSTON, WY; Owner: ACME TELEVISION LICENSES OF UTAH, LLC)
  • K32DS (Channel 32; EVANSTON, WY; Owner: WYOMING COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • K09JL (Channel 9; UPPER BEAR VALLEY, E, WY; Owner: UPPER BEAR RIVER TV SERVICE)
  • K11JQ (Channel 11; UPPER BEAR VALLEY, E, WY; Owner: UPPER BEAR RIVER TV SERVICE)
  • K23DS (Channel 23; EVANSTON, WY; Owner: WYOMING COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • K08HB (Channel 8; CARTER, WY; Owner: UPPER BEAR RIVER TV SERVICE)
  • K10HR (Channel 10; CARTER, WY; Owner: UPPER BEAR RIVER TV SERVICE)
  • K12ID (Channel 12; CARTER, WY; Owner: UPPER BEAR RIVER TV SERVICE)
  • K13JV (Channel 13; UPPER BEAR VALLEY, E, WY; Owner: UPPER BEAR RIVER T.V. SERVICE)
  • K19CP (Channel 19; MOUNTAIN VIEW, WY; Owner: LARRY H. MILLER COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • K15FR (Channel 15; EVANSTON, ETC., WY; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF UTAH)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 0mTotal length
  • 1,709Total average daily traffic
  • 205Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,931Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • (Kaleb Site) 373 Loop Rd (Lat: 41.372806 Lon: -111.041028), Type: Pole, Structure height: 30.5 m, Overall height: 32 m, Call Sign: KNKN226
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHzGrant Date: 09/09/2009, Expiration Date: 10/01/2019, Certifier: John T Scott IiiRegistrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • Bear River WY, Lat: 41.372750 Lon: -111.040833, Type: Mast, Structure height: 7 m, Call Sign: WQIT939
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHzGrant Date: 05/13/2008, Expiration Date: 05/13/2018, Certifier: Tony DistefanoRegistrant: Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, LLP, 2120 L Street, Nw, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 828-5520, Fax: (202) 828-5568
  • BEAR RIVER, Lat: 41.375611 Lon: -111.034500, Call Sign: WQKA374
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.343 MHzGrant Date: 03/04/2009, Expiration Date: 03/04/2019, Certifier: Brian MelleRegistrant: Sensus, 450 N Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, PA 15401, Phone: (800) 638-3748, Fax: (800) 888-2403, Email:
  • KALEB, 373 Loop Road (Lat: 41.372833 Lon: -111.041056), Type: Pole, Structure height: 30.5 m, Overall height: 32 m, Call Sign: WQMN687
    Assigned Frequencies: 10935.0 MHzGrant Date: 10/05/2010, Expiration Date: 10/05/2020, Certifier: John T Scott IiiRegistrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • Almy WY, 373 Loop Road (Lat: 41.372833 Lon: -111.040972), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WQTB431
    Assigned Frequencies: 11305.0 MHzGrant Date: 12/24/2013, Expiration Date: 12/24/2023, Certifier: Emily R JensenRegistrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1200, Mclean, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8665, Fax: (703) 584-8696, Email:

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bear River and their reported violations in the past:

BEAR RIVER REGIONAL JOINT POWERS (Population served: 1,200, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-05-2013), St Public Notif received (DEC-12-2013)

Bear River compared to Wyoming state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
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