Chugcreek, Wyoming

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Population in 2010: 156. Population change since 2000: +18.2%
Males: 125  (80.7%)
Females: 31  (19.3%)
Median resident age:  15.3 years
Wyoming median age:  37.2 years

Zip code: 82201

Estimated median household income in 2016: $136,974 (it was $56,447 in 2000)
Chugcreek:

$136,974
WY:

$59,882

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $25,773 (it was $20,940 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $10,479 (it was $97,300 in 2000)
Chugcreek:

$10,479
WY:

$209,500

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $104,722; Detached houses: $103,354
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    • 14492.3%White alone
    • 127.7%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Chugcreek: 70.3 (very low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Czech (77.4%), Swedish (8.9%), English (5.4%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Land area: 1.93 square miles.

Population density: 81 people per square mile   (very low).

Chugcreek, Wyoming map

For population 25 years and over in Chugcreek:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 22.6%
  • Unemployed: 3.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chugcreek CDP:

  • Never married: 43.3%
  • Now married: 35.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 21.1%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Chugcreek CDP:  0.6% ($613)
Wyoming:  0.7% ($627)

Chugcreek satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cheyenne, WY (62.7 miles , pop. 53,011).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (150.4 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (706.8 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Y-O Ranch, WY (1.2 miles ), Wheatland, WY (1.5 miles ), Whiting, WY (1.8 miles) , Lakeview North, WY (2.1 miles) , Westview Circle, WY (2.8 miles) , Slater, WY (3.7 miles) , Guernsey, WY (4.2 miles ), Chugwater, WY (4.6 miles ).

Latitude: 42.05 N, Longitude: 104.92 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 307

Chugcreek household income distribution Chugcreek home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.3%
Wyoming:

3.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Other services, except public administration (41%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (27%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Utilities (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Utilities (100%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (41%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (27%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (24%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (100%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Community and social service occupations (0%)

Average climate in Chugcreek, Wyoming

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Chugcreek-area historical tornado activity is significantly above Wyoming state average. It is 51% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/27/1955, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.8 miles away from the Chugcreek place center injured 3 people and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

On 6/26/1955, a category F3 tornado 31.1 miles away from the place center .

Earthquake activity:

Chugcreek-area historical earthquake activity is below Wyoming state average. It is 27% 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 337.1 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 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 41.1 miles away from Chugcreek center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 470.1 miles away from the city 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 344.3 miles away from the city center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 159.2 miles away from Chugcreek 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 312.9 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 Platte County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 2, Landslide: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Chugcreek topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Chugcreek:

  • PLATTE COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 3 miles away; WHEATLAND, WY)
  • PLATTE COUNTY MEMORIAL NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; WHEATLAND, WY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chugcreek:

  • Wyotech-Laramie (about 61 miles; Laramie, WY; Full-time enrollment: 2,765)
  • University of Wyoming (about 62 miles; Laramie, WY; FT enrollment: 10,810)
  • Laramie County Community College (about 66 miles; Cheyenne, WY; FT enrollment: 3,288)
  • Casper College (about 91 miles; Casper, WY; FT enrollment: 2,770)
  • Colorado State University-Fort Collins (about 103 miles; Fort Collins, CO; FT enrollment: 25,099)
  • Chadron State College (about 112 miles; Chadron, NE; FT enrollment: 2,374)
  • Aims Community College (about 114 miles; Greeley, CO; FT enrollment: 3,598)

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Platte County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 22.0. This is significantly better than average.

City:

22.0
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 16.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.5
U.S.:

20.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 0.0%
Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
Wyoming:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  89.8%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.1%
Whole state:  7.1%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% 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

Chugcreek travel time to work - commute Chugcreek mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Chugcreek CDP (based on Platte County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,25912
Mainline Protestant8628
Catholic7794
Other3102
None5,457-
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
Platte County:

3.58 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

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

1.19 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

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

8.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Here:

14.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.7%
Wyoming:

7.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Platte County:

22.4%
Wyoming:

24.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

54.8%
Wyoming:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

48.9%
State:

46.5%

Average BMI:
This city:

27.1
Wyoming:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

34.6%
State:

21.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.5
Wyoming:

6.8

Overweight people:
Chugcreek:

31.8%
Wyoming:

34.9%

General health condition:
This city:

59.3%
State:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

82.7%
State:

78.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Chugcreek, WY Residents

7.78% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($49,228 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.78%
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 Laramie County, WY  1.05% ($35,139 average AGI)
from Goshen County, WY  0.58% ($34,900)
from Albany County, WY  0.47% ($37,688)


7.00% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,744 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.00%
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 Laramie County, WY  0.88% ($24,267 average AGI)
to Albany County, WY  0.47% ($23,813)
to Converse County, WY  0.41% ($32,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Chugcreek:

  • KYCN (1340 AM; 0 kW; WHEATLAND, WY; Owner: SMITH BROADCASTING, INCORPORATED)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KUYO (830 AM; daytime; 25 kW; EVANSVILLE, WY; Owner: WYOMING CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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.)
  • KGAB (650 AM; 9 kW; ORCHARD VALLEY, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKHI (1210 AM; 10 kW; LARAMIE, WY; Owner: LARAMIE MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KJJL (1370 AM; 10 kW; CHEYENNE, WY; Owner: CHRISTUS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KKWY (1630 AM; 10 kW; FOX FARM, WY; Owner: CHRISTUS BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Chugcreek:

  • KZEW (101.7 FM; WHEATLAND, WY; Owner: SMITH BROADCASTING, INCORPORATED)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (67%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (32%)

Chugcreek compared to Wyoming state average:

  • Median household income significantly above state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below 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.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
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