Elk Mountain, Wyoming

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Population in 2013: 196 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +2.1%
Males: 104  (53.3%)
Females: 92  (46.7%)
Median resident age:  45.1 years
Wyoming median age:  42.3 years

Zip code: 82324

Estimated median household income in 2012: $61,586 (it was $40,313 in 2000)
Elk Mountain:

$61,586
WY:

$54,901
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,676 (it was $14,463 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $145,225 (it was $84,700 in 2000)
Elk Mountain:

$145,225
WY:

$187,400
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $252,313; Detached houses: $252,313

Median gross rent in 2012: $642.

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  • White alone - 187 (97.9%)
  • Black alone - 2 (1.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.5%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.5%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Elk Mountain: 81.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (17.5%), English (17.2%), Irish (9.5%), Danish (7.7%), Swedish (6.2%), United States (4.9%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 7267 feet

Land area: 0.28 square miles.

Population density: 691 people per square mile   (low).

Elk Mountain, Wyoming map

For population 25 years and over in Elk Mountain:

  • High school or higher: 98.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Elk Mountain town:

  • Never married: 14.0%
  • Now married: 77.1%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 3.0%
  • Divorced: 3.5%

3 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.3%
Wyoming:  3.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $742 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $733 (0.6%)

Elk Mountain satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cheyenne, WY (91.6 miles , pop. 53,011).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (145.8 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (643.6 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Arlington, WY (3.5 miles) , Hanna, WY (3.8 miles ), Medicine Bow, WY (4.3 miles ), Rock River, WY (4.8 miles ), Ryan Park, WY (5.1 miles) , Saratoga, WY (5.1 miles ), Centennial, WY (5.5 miles) , Sinclair, WY (6.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $40,000
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $55,000
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $70,000
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $157,300
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $95,000
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $32,500
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $120,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $180,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $126,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.69 N, Longitude: 106.41 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 307

Elk Mountain household income distribution Elk Mountain 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%)
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (13%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Utilities (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
  • Educational services (58%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (33%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (12%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (12%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (7%)
  • Extraction workers (7%)
  • Librarians, curators, and archivists (12%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (12%)
  • Child care workers (12%)
  • Bus drivers (12%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Business operations specialists (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)

Average climate in Elk Mountain, Wyoming

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Elk Mountain-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Wyoming state average. It is 69% 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 292.3 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 409.1 miles away from Elk Mountain 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 65.5 miles away from the city center
On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 313.0 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) earthquake occurred 300.3 miles away from Elk Mountain 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 244.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Elk Mountain topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Elk Mountain:

  • Wyotech-Laramie (about 49 miles; Laramie, WY; Full-time enrollment: 2,765)
  • University of Wyoming (about 51 miles; Laramie, WY; FT enrollment: 10,810)
  • Casper College (about 80 miles; Casper, WY; FT enrollment: 2,770)
  • Laramie County Community College (about 94 miles; Cheyenne, WY; FT enrollment: 3,288)
  • Colorado State University-Fort Collins (about 104 miles; Fort Collins, CO; FT enrollment: 25,099)
  • Aims Community College (about 124 miles; Greeley, CO; FT enrollment: 3,598)
  • University of Northern Colorado (about 126 miles; Greeley, CO; FT enrollment: 11,469)

Public elementary/middle school in Elk Mountain:

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Notable location: Elk Mountain Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Carbon 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 20.4. This is significantly better than average.

City:

20.4
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 11.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.6
U.S.:

20.2

Drinking water stations with addresses in Elk Mountain that have no violations reported:

  • ELK MOUNTAIN, TOWN OF (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 3.9%
(4.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Wyoming:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  76.3%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  1.3%
Whole state:  7.1%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Elk Mountain compared to Wyoming state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age 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

Elk Mountain travel time to work - commute Elk Mountain mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (41%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (40%)
  • Utility gas (12%)
  • Electricity (6%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Elk Mountain town (based on Carbon County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 42.94%
Here: 42.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionEpiscopal ChurchLutheran Church
Adherents35.0%15.5%13.0%9.3%5.3%
Congregations11.6%11.6%14.0%14.0%7.0%
NameAssemblies of GodUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Christian and Missionary AllianceOther
Adherents5.1%5.0%4.5%1.8%5.5%
Congregations7.0%7.0%7.0%4.7%16.3%
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: 6
Carbon County:

3.89 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

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

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Carbon County:

11.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 29
Here:

18.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.3%
Wyoming:

7.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Carbon County:

28.9%
Wyoming:

24.4%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$2,797$33,5640$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 2$610
Water Supply 0$0 1$825
Other and Unallocable 1$3,174$38,0880$0
Totals for Government 2$5,971$35,8263$1,435

Elk Mountain government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $40,000 ($204.08)
    Health Services - Other: $20,000 ($102.04)
    Financial Administration: $19,000 ($96.94)
    Solid Waste Management: $13,000 ($66.33)
    General Public Buildings: $11,000 ($56.12)
    Central Staff Services: $10,000 ($51.02)
    Sewerage: $9,000 ($45.92)
    Fire Protection: $9,000 ($45.92)
    Libraries: $7,000 ($35.71)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,000 ($20.41)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,000 ($5.10)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($5.10)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($5.10)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $6,000 ($30.61)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $31,000 ($158.16)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($25.51)

Elk Mountain government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $15,000 ($76.53)
    Solid Waste Management: $13,000 ($66.33)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $18,000 ($91.84)
    General Support: $2,000 ($10.20)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $30,000 ($153.06)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $44,000 ($224.49)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $211,000 ($1076.53)
    Highways: $2,000 ($10.20)
  • Tax - Property: $42,000 ($214.29)
    NEC: $1,000 ($5.10)
    Public Utilities: $1,000 ($5.10)

Elk Mountain government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $145,000 ($739.80)

Elk Mountain government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,001,000 ($5107.14)

9.94% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,693 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.94%
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 Albany County, WY  0.53% ($28,563 average AGI)
from Natrona County, WY  0.48% ($32,138)
from Sweetwater County, WY  0.45% ($56,074)


9.97% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,042 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.97%
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  0.76% ($40,630 average AGI)
to Albany County, WY  0.68% ($20,707)
to Natrona County, WY  0.66% ($33,575)

Strongest AM radio stations in Elk Mountain:

  • 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)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KOWB (1290 AM; 5 kW; LARAMIE, WY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KGAB (650 AM; 9 kW; ORCHARD VALLEY, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRAI (550 AM; 5 kW; CRAIG, CO; Owner: WILD WEST RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Elk Mountain:

  • K219CA (91.7 FM; CASPER, WY; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KIMX (105.5 FM; LARAMIE, WY; Owner: LARAMIE MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Elk Mountain)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Wyoming Hwy Dept Shop (Lat: 41.691917 Lon: -106.424472), Call Sign: KIN607
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.105 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/01/2011, Expiration Date: 02/24/2022
    Registrant: Wy Dept Of Transportation, 5300 Bishop Blvd, Cheyenne, WY 82009-3340, Phone: (307) 777-4440, Fax: (307) 777-4764, Email:
  • Hwy 72 1 Mi N (Lat: 41.691917 Lon: -106.424472), Call Sign: KIB412
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.445 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/16/2011, Expiration Date: 02/02/2022
    Registrant: Wy Dept Of Transportation, 5300 Bishop Blvd, Cheyenne, WY 82009-3340, Phone: (301) 777-7444, Fax: (307) 777-4764, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • ELK MOUNTAIN, 7 Mi Sw (Lat: 41.633278 Lon: -106.525833), Overall height: 9.1 m, Call Sign: WMK956
    Assigned Frequencies: 6635.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/28/2010, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021
    Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1200, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8665, Fax: (703) 584-8695, Email:
  • ELK MTN CO, 203 Veteran St (Lat: 41.686639 Lon: -106.415028), Type: Tower, Structure height: 18.3 m, Overall height: 20.1 m, Call Sign: WMV943
    Assigned Frequencies: 11225.0 MHz, 11545.0 MHz, 11625.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/28/2010, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021
    Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1200, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8665, Fax: (703) 584-8695, Email:
  • Halleck Ridge, 6 Mi W (Lat: 41.716889 Lon: -106.564167), Type: Tower, Structure height: 6.1 m, Overall height: 7.9 m, Call Sign: WQV68
    Assigned Frequencies: 6558.75 MHz, 6404.79 MHz, 6414.67 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/22/2008, Expiration Date: 07/01/2018
    Registrant: Colorado Interstate Gas, Colorado Springs, CO 80944, Phone: (719) 520-4700, Fax: (719) 520-4318, Email:
  • HALLECK RDG, 5.4 Miles Southwest Of The Elk Mountain Interchange On I-80 @ Milepost 255 (Lat: 41.716889 Lon: -106.564222), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Overall height: 33.5 m, Call Sign: WQMB846, Licensee ID: L00010357
    Assigned Frequencies: 6820.62 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/22/2010, Expiration Date: 06/22/2020, Certifier: Charles E Kakalecik
    Registrant: Wyoming State Transportation Dept., 5300 Bishop Blvd, Cheyenne, WY 82009-3340, Phone: (307) 777-4440, Fax: (307) 777-4764, Email:
  • PASS CRK, 12.2 Mi Sw (Lat: 41.580778 Lon: -106.603889), Overall height: 21.6 m, Call Sign: WGW428
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.85 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 6152.75 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 6123.10 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 10995.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/06/2000, Expiration Date: 08/01/2010, Cancellation Date: 10/18/2000
    Registrant: Qwest Corporation, 700 W. Mineral Avenue, Room Co G1.24, Littleton, CO 80120, Phone: (303) 707-8706, Fax: (303) 707-9775, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • 6.85 Miles Southwest Of (Lat: 41.634389 Lon: -106.525556), Call Sign: KPD947, Licensee ID: L00128637
    Assigned Frequencies: 454.200 MHz, 459.325 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/03/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 01/22/2005
    Registrant: Western Radio Communications, Casper, WY 82602

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • Exit 255, Highway 72 (Lat: 41.725278 Lon: -106.459444), Type: Mast, Structure height: 10 m, Overall height: 10.1 m, Call Sign: WQIZ775
    Assigned Frequencies: 118.800 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/30/2008, Expiration Date: 06/30/2018, Certifier: Roger Hammill
    Registrant: Asmi, Overland Park, KS 66283-0442, Phone: (913) 894-8927, Fax: (913) 894-1794, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: K7PPC, Licensee ID: L00300254
    Grant Date: 11/09/2007, Expiration Date: 01/05/2018, Certifier: Robert K Meyer
    Registrant: Robert K Meyer, Box 57, Elk Mountain, WY 82324

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: MUELLER IMMANUEL-CRAIG-KEITH W-8 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-290 SERIES (140 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 37617 , Serial Number: 449, Year manufactured: 1980, Airworthiness Date: 04/09/1981
    Registrant (Individual): Tom A Johnson, Po Box 46, Elk Mountain, WY 82324

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 12
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Elk Mountain, WY
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