Big Horn, Wyoming

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Population in 2010: 490. Population change since 2000: +147.5%
Males: 221  (45.2%)
Females: 269  (54.8%)
Median resident age:  40.1 years
Wyoming median age:  42.3 years

Zip code: 82801

Estimated median household income in 2012: $138,809 (it was $52,344 in 2000)
Big Horn:

$138,809
WY:

$54,901
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $41,371 (it was $23,217 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $377,442 (it was $227,500 in 2000)
Big Horn:

$377,442
WY:

$187,400
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $532,355; Detached houses: $532,355
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  • White alone - 469 (95.7%)
  • Hispanic - 10 (2.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 8 (1.6%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (0.6%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Big Horn: 96.7 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (23.1%), Norwegian (21.7%), English (15.5%), United States (14.3%), Scottish (6.7%), Danish (5.2%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 4081 feet

Land area: 2.82 square miles.

Population density: 174 people per square mile   (very low).

Big Horn, Wyoming map

For population 25 years and over in Big Horn:

  • High school or higher: 101.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 50.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.9%
  • Unemployed: 2.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Big Horn CDP:

  • Never married: 9.9%
  • Now married: 79.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 10.7%

14 residents are foreign born

This place:  2.0%
Wyoming:  3.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,250 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $4,063 (0.8%)

Big Horn satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Billings, MT (107.9 miles , pop. 89,847).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (347.4 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (817.9 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Story, WY (2.8 miles ), Sheridan, WY (2.9 miles ), Ranchester, WY (4.3 miles ), Dayton, WY (4.4 miles ), Parkman, WY (5.0 miles) , Buffalo, WY (5.2 miles ), Clearmont, WY (5.4 miles) , Tongue River, MT (5.7 miles) .

Latitude: 44.68 N, Longitude: 106.98 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 307

Big Horn household income distribution Big Horn home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.4%
Wyoming:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (31%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (31%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (24%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Retail trade (58%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Engineers (8%)
  • Life and physical scientists (8%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (8%)
  • Carpenters (8%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (6%)
  • Bus drivers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (9%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Top executives (5%)

Average climate in Big Horn, Wyoming

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Big Horn-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Wyoming state average. It is 6% smaller 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 181.1 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 339.8 miles away from Big Horn center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
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 184.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 60.6 miles away from the city center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 58.8 miles away from Big Horn center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 173.0 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 Sheridan 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).
Big Horn topographic map

Birthplace of: Monica Tranel-Michini - Olympic rower.

Hospitals and medical centers near Big Horn:

  • SHERIDAN MANOR (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; SHERIDAN, WY)
  • WESTVIEW HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; SHERIDAN, WY)
  • NMC CONTINUE CARE OF SHERIDAN (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; SHERIDAN, WY)
  • BILLINGS CLINIC SHERIDAN DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; SHERIDAN, WY)
  • SHERIDAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; SHERIDAN, WY)
  • SHERIDAN VA MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, Acute Care - Veterans Administration, about 11 miles away; SHERIDAN, WY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Big Horn:

  • Sheridan College (about 7 miles; Sheridan, WY; Full-time enrollment: 2,070)
  • Montana State University-Billings (about 108 miles; Billings, MT; FT enrollment: 4,319)
  • Casper College (about 132 miles; Casper, WY; FT enrollment: 2,770)
  • Black Hills State University (about 154 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 3,166)
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (about 192 miles; Rapid City, SD; FT enrollment: 2,102)
  • Montana State University (about 210 miles; Bozeman, MT; FT enrollment: 12,942)
  • Chadron State College (about 237 miles; Chadron, NE; FT enrollment: 2,374)

Public high school in Big Horn:

Public elementary/middle schools in Big Horn:

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Cemetery: Big Horn Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Sheridan 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 46.6. This is significantly better than average.

City:

46.6
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 14.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 8.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.5
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 5.95. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.95
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 0.0%
Average household size:
This place:  2.7 people
Wyoming:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  76.8%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.6%
Whole state:  7.1%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Big Horn compared to Wyoming state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Big Horn travel time to work - commute Big Horn mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (88%)
  • Electricity (7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Big Horn CDP (based on Sheridan County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 46.60%
Here: 46.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLDS (Mormon) ChurchEpiscopal ChurchLutheran Church
Adherents43.2%9.8%7.6%6.8%5.8%
Congregations9.4%3.1%12.5%3.1%3.1%
Name The Wesleyan ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)United Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionOther
Adherents4.2%3.3%3.0%2.9%13.6%
Congregations3.1%3.1%3.1%9.4%50.0%
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: 8
Sheridan County:

2.85 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

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

0.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Sheridan County:

0.36 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Sheridan County:

4.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 28
Here:

9.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.2%
Wyoming:

7.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Sheridan County:

22.9%
Wyoming:

24.4%

7.25% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($52,545 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.25%
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 Campbell County, WY  0.60% ($91,366 average AGI)
from Yellowstone County, MT  0.36% ($50,643)
from Johnson County, WY  0.36% ($30,238)


7.30% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,279 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.30%
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 Campbell County, WY  0.43% ($45,569 average AGI)
to Yellowstone County, MT  0.39% ($38,130)
to Albany County, WY  0.32% ($23,105)

Strongest AM radio stations in Big Horn:

  • KWYO (1410 AM; 5 kW; SHERIDAN, WY; Owner: KWYO AM, LLC)
  • KROE (930 AM; 5 kW; SHERIDAN, WY; Owner: LOVCOM, INC.)
  • KZMQ (1140 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GREYBULL, WY; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF WYOMING LLC)
  • 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)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KBBS (1450 AM; 1 kW; BUFFALO, WY; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF WYOMING, L.L.C.)
  • KATL (770 AM; 10 kW; MILES CITY, MT; Owner: STAR PRINTING COMPANY)
  • KIML (1270 AM; 5 kW; GILLETTE, WY; Owner: GILLETTE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KURL (730 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: ELENBAAS MEDIA, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Big Horn:

  • KZZS (98.3 FM; STORY, WY; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF WYOMING, L.L.C.)
  • KSUW (91.3 FM; SHERIDAN, WY; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING)
  • KLGT (92.9 FM; BUFFALO, WY; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF WYOMING, L.L.C.)
  • KYTI (93.7 FM; SHERIDAN, WY; Owner: LOVCOM, INC.)
  • KZWY (94.9 FM; SHERIDAN, WY; Owner: LOVCOM, INC.)
  • K244CK (96.7 FM; COWLEY, ETC., WY; Owner: CONNECTION COMMUNICATIONS ASSOC., INC.)
  • KZMQ-FM (100.3 FM; GREYBULL, WY; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF WYOMING LLC)
  • K269DE (101.7 FM; BUFFALO, WY; Owner: WESTERN INSPIRATIONAL BROADCASTERS, INC)
  • K210AM (89.9 FM; SHERIDAN, ETC., WY; Owner: MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY-BILLINGS)

TV broadcast stations around Big Horn:

  • KSWY (Channel 7; SHERIDAN, WY; Owner: SUNBELT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • KSGW-TV (Channel 12; SHERIDAN, WY; Owner: DUHAMEL BROADCASTING ENTERPRISES)
  • K26BE (Channel 26; SHERIDAN, WY; Owner: CENTRAL WYOMING COLLEGE)
  • K55BL (Channel 55; SHERIDAN, ETC., WY; Owner: WYOMING CHANNEL 2, INC.)
  • K09XK (Channel 9; SHERIDAN, WY; Owner: KTVQ COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K04FD (Channel 4; RANCHESTER, ETC., WY; Owner: NORTHERN WYOMING COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • K06AT (Channel 6; SHERIDAN, ETC., WY; Owner: NORTHERN WYOMING COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • K10KP (Channel 10; SHERIDAN, ETC., WY; Owner: NORTHERN WYOMING COMMUNITY COLLEGE)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 44.681861 Lon: -106.996111, Call Sign: WQPE890
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.1000 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/26/2012, Expiration Date: 04/26/2022, Certifier: Jeremy Smith
    Registrant: Primex Wireless, Inc., 965 Wells Street, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, Phone: (800) 537-0464

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: K7JTR, Previous Call Sign: KC7MJD
    Grant Date: 12/15/1998, Expiration Date: 12/15/2008, Cancellation Date: 12/16/2010
    Registrant: Jeanne T Roelfsema, 4 West Fork, Big Horn, WY 82833
  • Call Sign: KN7S, Previous Call Sign: AB7EH, Licensee ID: L00556305
    Grant Date: 12/04/1996, Expiration Date: 12/04/2006, Cancellation Date: 07/25/2003
    Registrant: Neil Savin, Big Horn, WY 82833
  • Call Sign: WB7UTK
    Grant Date: 02/16/1988, Expiration Date: 02/16/1998, Cancellation Date: 02/17/2000
    Registrant: Millard D Rhodes, Big Horn, WY 82833
  • Call Sign: W7SVN, Previous Call Sign: KN7S, Licensee ID: L00556305
    Grant Date: 07/25/2003, Expiration Date: 07/25/2013, Certifier: Neil Savin
    Registrant: Neil Savin, Big Horn, WY 82833


FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Big Horn)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 29
  • Hazardous Condition: 8

Incident types - Big Horn

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