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Natrona County

Population in 2010: 199. Population change since 2000: +17.1%
Males: 106  (53.3%)
Females: 93  (46.7%)

Median resident age:  52.2 years
Wyoming median age:  41.7 years

Zip code: 82604

Estimated median household income in 2011: $43,868 (it was $48,571 in 2000)
Bessemer Bend:

$43,868
Wyoming:

$56,322
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $27,100

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $386,695 (it was $110,200 in 2000)
Bessemer Bend:

$386,695
Wyoming:

$179,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $443,581; Detached houses: $443,581

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  • 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: 85.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Scotch-Irish (55.0%), French (22.5%), Scottish (10.0%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Land area: 1.56 square miles.

Population density: 128 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Bessemer Bend:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bessemer Bend CDP:

  • Never married: 33.6%
  • Now married: 42.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 23.8%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

0 residents are foreign born

This place:  0.0%
Wyoming:  2.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $2,368 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $1,337 (0.4%)

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 ), Mountain View, 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 ).

Latitude: 42.76 N, Longitude: 106.52 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 307

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.1%
Wyoming:

4.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (83%)
  • Wholesale trade (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (76%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (24%)
  • 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

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Earthquake activity:

Bessemer Bend-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Wyoming state average. It is 63% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 10/19/1996 at 13:27:57, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 32.8 miles away from Bessemer Bend center
On 5/26/2000 at 21:58:46, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 66.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/10/1992 at 15:40:56, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 87.5 miles away from the city center
On 2/1/2003 at 18:44:11, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 27.9 miles away from Bessemer Bend center
On 8/29/2004 at 18:49:44, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 53.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

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).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Bessemer Bend:

  • WYOMING MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals, Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, about 15 miles away; CASPER, WY)

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

  • Casper College (about 12 miles; Casper, WY; Full-time enrollment: 2,078)
  • University of Wyoming (about 111 miles; Laramie, WY; FT enrollment: 9,610)
  • Laramie County Community College (about 146 miles; Cheyenne, WY; FT enrollment: 2,121)
  • Colorado State University (about 169 miles; Fort Collins, CO; FT enrollment: 22,884)
  • Black Hills State University (about 179 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 2,551)
  • Aims Community College (about 187 miles; Greeley, CO; FT enrollment: 2,152)
  • University of Northern Colorado (about 188 miles; Greeley, CO; FT enrollment: 9,984)

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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
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AQI  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 15.5. This is significantly better than average.
City:

15.5
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 15.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

15.9
U.S.:

22.1


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 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.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


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 (69%)
  • Utility gas (31%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.94%
Here43.9%
USA50.2%

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%

7.35% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,893 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.35%
Wyoming average:

9.04%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($223 average AGI)
Natrona County:

0.09%
Wyoming average:

0.15%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Converse County, WY  0.42% ($34,619 average AGI)
from Campbell County, WY  0.25% ($39,582)
from Fremont County, WY  0.24% ($33,154)


6.88% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($37,163 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.88%
Wyoming average:

8.50%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($328 average AGI)
Natrona County:

0.09%
Wyoming average:

0.10%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Converse County, WY  0.44% ($34,492 average AGI)
to Laramie County, WY  0.27% ($37,784)
to Fremont County, WY  0.24% ($35,955)

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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