Bessemer Bend, Wyoming

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Population in 2010: 199. Population change since 2000: +17.1%
Males: 115  (58.0%)
Females: 84  (42.0%)
Median resident age:  52.2 years
Wyoming median age:  42.3 years

Zip code: 82604

Estimated median household income in 2012: $67,605 (it was $48,571 in 2000)
Bessemer Bend:

$67,605
WY:

$54,901
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $32,908 (it was $24,971 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $468,688 (it was $110,200 in 2000)
Bessemer Bend:

$468,688
WY:

$187,400
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $469,143; Detached houses: $469,143
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Bessemer Bend races chart
  • White alone - 183 (92.0%)
  • Hispanic - 11 (5.5%)
  • Two or more races - 4 (2.0%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.5%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bessemer Bend: 85.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Scottish (23.8%), Scotch-Irish (18.9%), French (16.4%), German (16.4%), United States (15.6%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Land area: 1.56 square miles.

Population density: 128 people per square mile   (very low).

Bessemer Bend, Wyoming map

For population 25 years and over in Bessemer Bend:

  • High school or higher: 99.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bessemer Bend CDP:

  • Never married: 39.7%
  • Now married: 47.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 12.7%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,275 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,713 (0.3%)

Bessemer Bend satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cheyenne, WY (142.3 miles , pop. 53,011).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (214.6 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (705.9 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Red Butte, WY (2.4 miles ), Vista West, WY (3.0 miles ), Mills, WY (3.1 miles ), Casper Mountain, WY (3.2 miles ), Casper, WY (3.3 miles ), Hartrandt, WY (3.6 miles ), Bar Nunn, WY (3.7 miles ), Evansville, WY (3.9 miles ).

Latitude: 42.76 N, Longitude: 106.52 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 307

Bessemer Bend household income distribution Bessemer Bend home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.2%
Wyoming:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (59%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (28%)
  • Wholesale trade (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (69%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (31%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)

Average climate in Bessemer Bend, Wyoming

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Bessemer Bend, Wyoming average temperatures Bessemer Bend, Wyoming average precipitation Bessemer Bend, Wyoming humidity Bessemer Bend, Wyoming wind speed Bessemer Bend, Wyoming snowfall Bessemer Bend, Wyoming sunshine Bessemer Bend, Wyoming clear and cloudy days

Earthquake activity:

Bessemer Bend-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Wyoming state average. It is 65% 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 241.7 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 376.9 miles away from Bessemer Bend center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 54.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/30/1975 at 18:54:13, a magnitude 6.1 (5.6 MB, 5.9 MS, 6.1 UK, 6.1 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 248.9 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) earthquake occurred 225.7 miles away from Bessemer Bend center
On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML) earthquake occurred 308.5 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 Natrona County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 2, Flood: 1, Mudslide: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bessemer Bend topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Bessemer Bend:

  • SHEPHERD OF THE VALLEY HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; CASPER, WY)
  • POPLAR LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; CASPER, WY)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF CASPER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; CASPER, WY)
  • SHARON'S HOME HEALTH CASPER (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; CASPER, WY)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH OF CASPER (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; CASPER, WY)
  • WYOMING KIDNEY CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; CASPER, WY)
  • INTERIM HEALTHCARE OF WYOMING INC (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; CASPER, WY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bessemer Bend:

  • Casper College (about 11 miles; Casper, WY; Full-time enrollment: 2,770)
  • Wyotech-Laramie (about 110 miles; Laramie, WY; FT enrollment: 2,765)
  • University of Wyoming (about 112 miles; Laramie, WY; FT enrollment: 10,810)
  • Sheridan College (about 141 miles; Sheridan, WY; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • Laramie County Community College (about 146 miles; Cheyenne, WY; FT enrollment: 3,288)
  • Western Wyoming Community College (about 161 miles; Rock Springs, WY; FT enrollment: 2,086)
  • Colorado State University-Fort Collins (about 169 miles; Fort Collins, CO; FT enrollment: 25,099)

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Natrona 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 2012 was 47.0. This is significantly better than average.

City:

47.0
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 5.38. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.38
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.72. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.72
U.S.:

1.93

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 17.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.9
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 5.52. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.52
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 0.0%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
Wyoming:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  73.8%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  1.2%
Whole state:  7.1%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Bessemer Bend compared to Wyoming state average:

  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Bessemer Bend travel time to work - commute Bessemer Bend mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (52%)
  • Electricity (29%)
  • Utility gas (16%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bessemer Bend CDP (based on Natrona County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.94%
Here: 43.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionLDS (Mormon) ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents34.2%11.4%10.7%7.1%6.5%
Congregations6.3%14.1%10.9%4.7%6.3%
NameChurch of God (Anderson, Indiana)Episcopal ChurchLutheran ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents4.6%4.1%3.1%2.9%15.5%
Congregations1.6%3.1%3.1%4.7%45.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
Natrona County:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

2.10 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Natrona County:

4.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 55
Here:

7.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.6%
Wyoming:

7.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Natrona County:

25.0%
Wyoming:

24.4%

7.02% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,948 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.02%
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 Converse County, WY  0.42% ($34,119 average AGI)
from Fremont County, WY  0.27% ($35,543)
from Albany County, WY  0.27% ($31,679)


6.49% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,589 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.49%
Wyoming average:

8.16%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($229 average AGI)
Natrona County:

0.04%
Wyoming average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Converse County, WY  0.29% ($37,284 average AGI)
to Albany County, WY  0.26% ($18,759)
to Laramie County, WY  0.22% ($44,833)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bessemer Bend:

  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KUYO (830 AM; daytime; 25 kW; EVANSVILLE, WY; Owner: WYOMING CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKTL (1400 AM; 1 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KVOC (1230 AM; 1 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: MOUNT RUSHMORE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKHI (1210 AM; 10 kW; LARAMIE, WY; Owner: LARAMIE MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bessemer Bend:

  • K219CA (91.7 FM; CASPER, WY; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KUWC (91.3 FM; CASPER, WY; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING)
  • K209CS (89.7 FM; CASPER, WY; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • KMLD (94.5 FM; CASPER, WY; Owner: MT. RUSHMORE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMGW (96.7 FM; CASPER, WY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KWYY (95.5 FM; CASPER, WY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KASS (106.9 FM; CASPER, WY; Owner: MOUNT RUSHMORE BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KCSP-FM (90.3 FM; CASPER, WY; Owner: WESTERN INSPIRATIONAL B/CTERS, INC.)
  • KQLT (103.7 FM; CASPER, WY; Owner: MOUNT RUSHMORE BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KHOC (102.5 FM; CASPER, WY; Owner: MOUNT RUSHMORE BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KTRS-FM (104.7 FM; CASPER, WY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KRVK (107.9 FM; MIDWEST, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Bessemer Bend:

  • KTWO-TV (Channel 2; CASPER, WY; Owner: WYOMING CHANNEL 2, INC.)
  • KFNB (Channel 20; CASPER, WY; Owner: WYOMEDIA CORPORATION)
  • K06KH (Channel 6; CASPER, WY; Owner: CASPER COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT)
  • K26ES (Channel 26; CASPER, WY; Owner: WYOMEDIA CORP.)
  • KGWC-TV (Channel 14; CASPER, WY; Owner: CHELSEY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF CASPER, LLC)
  • KCWY (Channel 13; CASPER, WY; Owner: SWEETWATER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K47HQ (Channel 47; CASPER, WY; Owner: MANNA MEDIA CORPORATION)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 1999
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$43,9701$43,680
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$40,4600$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0018.00
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