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Population in 2012: 565 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +38.5%
Males: 269  (47.6%)
Females: 296  (52.4%)

Median resident age:  35.8 years
Wyoming median age:  42.3 years

Zip codes: 83113.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $52,647 (it was $36,346 in 2000)
Big Piney:

$52,647
WY:

$54,901
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $35,647

Big Piney town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $180,184 (it was $76,100 in 2000)
Big Piney:

$180,184
WY:

$187,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $172,615; Detached houses: $202,233; Mobile homes: $31,929

Median gross rent in 2012: $749.

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  • White alone - 498 (90.2%)
  • Hispanic - 37 (6.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 8 (1.4%)
  • Black alone - 5 (0.9%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.4%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (0.4%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Big Piney: 81.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (31.2%), English (18.5%), Irish (7.6%), Scottish (6.5%), United States (4.7%), Italian (4.3%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 6820 feet

Land area: 0.39 square miles.

Population density: 1,461 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Big Piney:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.5%
  • Unemployed: 4.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Big Piney town:

  • Never married: 42.6%
  • Now married: 33.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.0%
  • Divorced: 20.1%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.3%
Wyoming:  2.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,089 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,045 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Idaho Falls, ID (117.2 miles , pop. 50,730).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Denver, CO (331.3 miles , pop. 554,636).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (632.3 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Marbleton, WY (1.1 miles ), Calpet, WY (4.4 miles) , La Barge, WY (4.4 miles ), Daniel, WY (4.8 miles) , Boulder, WY (5.0 miles) , Pinedale, WY (5.1 miles ), Cora, WY (5.4 miles) , Fontenelle, WY (6.2 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $72,700
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $101,400
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $101,400
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $25,400
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $25,400
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $94,200
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $159,800
  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $156,200
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $105,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $105,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $115,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $346,000
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 42.54 N, Longitude: 110.12 W

Area code: 307

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.2%
Wyoming:

4.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (37%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (38%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (11%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Extraction workers (7%)
  • Architects, surveyors, and cartographers (5%)
  • Media and communication equipment workers (5%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (14%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)

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Earthquake activity:

Big Piney-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Wyoming state average. It is 354% greater than the overall U.S. average.

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 46.2 miles away from the city center
On 2/11/1994 at 14:59:50, a magnitude 5.3 (4.8 MB, 5.1 ML, 5.3 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 47.4 miles away from Big Piney center
On 4/21/2001 at 17:18:56, a magnitude 5.4 (5.4 MB, 4.9 MS, 5.3 MW, Depth: 0.5 mi) earthquake occurred 70.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/7/1994 at 16:16:44, a magnitude 5.2 (4.3 MB, 4.8 ML, 5.2 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 46.7 miles away from the city center
On 2/4/1994 at 02:42:12, a magnitude 5.2 (4.7 MB, 5.2 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 47.8 miles away from Big Piney center
On 2/3/1995 at 15:26:10, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MB, 4.6 MS, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 74.1 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 Sublette County (1) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Drought: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Big Piney:

  • Utah State University (about 104 miles; Logan, UT; Full-time enrollment: 12,584)
  • Utah State University-Regional Campuses and Distance Education (about 104 miles; Logan, UT; FT enrollment: 3,048)
  • Idaho State University (about 121 miles; Pocatello, ID; FT enrollment: 8,867)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 123 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 12,325)
  • Weber State University (about 133 miles; Ogden, UT; FT enrollment: 10,838)
  • University of Utah (about 152 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 20,534)
  • Westminster College (about 154 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 2,451)

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Notable location: Bridger - Teton National Forest Big Piney Ranger District Fire Engine Crew (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Green River Valley Museum (206 North Front Street).

Hotels: Big Piney Motel (216 South Front Street), Country Chalet Inn Motel (9 USHighway 189), Marbleton Inn (405 Winkelman Avenue).

Court: Town Of Marbleton Municiple Court (11 East 2nd Street).

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 32.2. This is about average.
City:

32.2
U.S.:

32.0
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.56. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.56
U.S.:

9.39
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 37.9. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 17.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

37.9
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.72. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.72
U.S.:

22.06

Drinking water stations with addresses in Big Piney and their reported violations in the past:

MARBLETON, TOWN OF (Population served: 700, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-1998, Contaminant: Coliform
MOUNTAIN VILLAGE PARK INC. (Address: 10411 US HWY 189 , Population served: 545, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (MAR-09-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (MAR-09-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (MAR-09-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2006 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 24 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Big Piney that have no violations reported:

  • BIG PINEY, TOWN OF (Population served: 410, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 1.9%
(2.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Wyoming:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  57.5%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  8.8%
Whole state:  7.1%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Big Piney, WY

Big Piney compared to Wyoming state average:

  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.


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Banks with branches in Big Piney (2011 data):

  • Bank of the West: Big Piney Branch at 440 Budd Avenue, branch established on 1912/08/16. Info updated 2009/11/16: Bank assets: $62,408.3 mil, Deposits: $43,995.2 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, 647 total offices, Holding Company: Bnp Paribas

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (82%)
  • Electricity (13%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Big Piney town (based on Sublette County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 44.05%
Here44.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionEpiscopal ChurchLutheran Church
Adherents29.8%29.5%11.2%9.5%9.1%
Congregations13.3%13.3%13.3%13.3%13.3%
NameUnited Church of ChristInternational Church of the Foursquare GospelNational Association of Congregational Christian ChurchesAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents5.0%1.9%1.9%1.2%1.0%
Congregations6.7%6.7%6.7%6.7%6.7%
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: 2
Sublette County:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

2.10 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Sublette County:

1.26 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Sublette County:

8.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
Here:

16.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.6%
Wyoming:

7.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Sublette County:

23.7%
Wyoming:

24.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$9,547$57,2820$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$350
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$750
Health 0$0 1$500
Solid Waste Management 2$6,707$40,2420$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$221
Totals for Government 4$16,254$48,7628$1,821

Big Piney government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks & Recreation: $14,000 ($24.78)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($1.77)
    General: $1,000 ($1.77)
    Water Utilities: $1,000 ($1.77)
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $82,000 ($145.13)
    Regular Highways: $82,000 ($145.13)
    Police Protection: $57,000 ($100.88)
    Water Utilities: $43,000 ($76.11)
    Sewerage: $21,000 ($37.17)
    Fire Protection: $17,000 ($30.09)
    General Public Buildings: $9,000 ($15.93)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,000 ($14.16)
    General - Other: $8,000 ($14.16)
    Air Transportation: $4,000 ($7.08)
    Health Services - Other: $4,000 ($7.08)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($7.08)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($1.77)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $117,000 ($207.08)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($5.31)

Big Piney government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $32,000 ($56.64)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $40,000 ($70.80)
    General Revenue, NEC: $5,000 ($8.85)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $79,000 ($139.82)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $530,000 ($938.05)
    All Other: $138,000 ($244.25)
    Highways: $9,000 ($15.93)
  • Tax - Property: $23,000 ($40.71)
    NEC: $7,000 ($12.39)
    Public Utilities: $5,000 ($8.85)

Big Piney government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $72,000 ($127.43)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $68,000 ($120.35)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $4,000 ($7.08)

Big Piney government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $68,000 ($120.35)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,550,000 ($2743.36)

14.20% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($52,543 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

14.20%
Wyoming average:

9.04%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Sweetwater County, WY  1.62% ($54,000 average AGI)
from Teton County, WY  0.54% ($38,067)
from Lincoln County, WY  0.47% ($39,154)


9.16% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($61,408 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.16%
Wyoming average:

8.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Lincoln County, WY  0.53% ($40,071 average AGI)
to Fremont County, WY  0.50% ($74,538)
to Sweetwater County, WY  0.50% ($69,231)

Strongest AM radio stations in Big Piney:

  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRSV (1210 AM; 5 kW; AFTON, WY; Owner: WESTERN WYOMING RADIO, INC.)
  • KIQN (1010 AM; 50 kW; TOOELE, UT)
  • KSL (1160 AM; 50 kW; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KMER (950 AM; 5 kW; KEMMERER, WY; Owner: CHAPARRAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBRV (790 AM; 5 kW; SODA SPRINGS, ID; Owner: CARIBOU BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KZNR (690 AM; 10 kW; BLACKFOOT, ID; Owner: WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KSOS (800 AM; 10 kW; BRIGHAM CITY, UT; Owner: SIMMONS-SLC, LS, LLC)
  • KUYO (830 AM; daytime; 25 kW; EVANSVILLE, WY; Owner: WYOMING CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KOVE (1330 AM; 5 kW; LANDER, WY; Owner: FREMONT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Big Piney:

  • K296AT (107.1 FM; LA BARGE, WY; Owner: WESTERN INSPIRATIONAL BROADCASTERS, INC)
  • K275AB (102.9 FM; FREEDOM, WY; Owner: LOWER STAR VALLEY TV ASSOCIATION)
  • K257DP (99.3 FM; PINEDALE, WY; Owner: WESTERN INSPIRATIONAL BROADCASTERS)
  • KPIN (101.1 FM; PINEDALE, WY; Owner: ROBERT R. RULE D/B/A RULE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • KUWX (90.9 FM; PINEDALE, WY; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING)

TV broadcast stations around Big Piney:

  • K59BV (Channel 59; LAVA HOT SPRINGS, ID; Owner: STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION (IEPBS))
  • K24DA (Channel 24; BIG PINEY, ETC., WY; Owner: SUBLETTE COUNTY)


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
  • Hazardous Condition: 2

Businesses in Big Piney, WY

  • Kroger: 1
  • UPS: 1

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