Elk Mountain, Wyoming

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Population in 2019: 185 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -3.6%
Males: 88  (47.7%)
Females: 97  (52.3%)
Median resident age:

33.0 years
Wyoming median age:

38.1 years

Zip code: 82324

Estimated median household income in 2019: $52,013 (it was $40,313 in 2000)
Elk Mountain:

$52,013
WY:

$65,003

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $22,997 (it was $14,463 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $128,213 (it was $84,700 in 2000)
Elk Mountain:

$128,213
WY:

$235,200

Median gross rent in 2019: $777.

March 2019 cost of living index in Elk Mountain: 79.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 1.5%
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  • Races in Elk Mountain, WY (2019)
    • 16183.4%White alone
    • 3116.1%Hispanic
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Ancestries: European (41.8%), German (19.4%), Scottish (14.9%), Hungarian (7.5%), Irish (7.5%), English (4.5%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 7267 feet

Land area: 0.28 square miles.

Population density: 652 people per square mile   (low).

Elk Mountain, Wyoming map

2 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.0%
Wyoming:

2.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $844 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,072 (0.6%)

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 )

Latitude: 41.69 N, Longitude: 106.41 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 307

Distribution of median household income in Elk Mountain, WY in 2019
Distribution of house value in Elk Mountain, WY in 2019

Elk Mountain satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.8%
Wyoming:

4.9%
Most common occupations in Elk Mountain, WY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (20.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.8%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7.4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.4%)
  • Librarians, curators, and archivists (4.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (32.6%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (11.6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (11.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (9.3%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (7.0%)
  • Extraction workers (7.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (12.0%)
  • Librarians, curators, and archivists (12.0%)
  • Child care workers (12.0%)
  • Bus drivers (12.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.0%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.0%)

Average climate in Elk Mountain, Wyoming

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Elk Mountain, Wyoming average temperatures Elk Mountain, Wyoming average precipitation Elk Mountain, Wyoming humidity Elk Mountain, Wyoming wind speed Elk Mountain, Wyoming snowfall Elk Mountain, Wyoming sunshine Elk Mountain, Wyoming clear and cloudy days

Earthquake activity:

Elk Mountain-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Wyoming state average. It is 802% 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 Elk Mountain 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 the city 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 Elk Mountain 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 Elk Mountain 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 the city 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)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Carbon County (2) is a lot smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Flood: 1, Landslide: 1, Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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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Points of interest:

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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

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)
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

For population 15 years and over in Elk Mountain:

Marital status in Elk Mountain, WY
  • Never married: 24.0%
  • Now married: 69.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 1.9%

For population 25 years and over in Elk Mountain:

  • High school or higher: 94.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.7
Wyoming average:

9.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic1,6635
Other1,5456
Evangelical Protestant1,46823
Mainline Protestant1,03911
None10,170-
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: 6
This county:

3.89 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

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

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.
Wyoming:

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

18.81 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

10.08 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Carbon County:

7.3%
Wyoming:

7.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Carbon County:

28.9%
Wyoming:

24.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

50.6%
Wyoming:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

48.4%
State:

46.6%

Average BMI:
Elk Mountain:

29.2
Wyoming:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

22.2%
State:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

7.8%
State:

10.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Elk Mountain:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

38.7%
Wyoming:

34.7%

General health condition:
This city:

57.1%
Wyoming:

56.6%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

77.8%
State:

78.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Elk Mountain, WY Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 1$2,788$33,4560$0
Other Government Administration 1$5,196$62,3522$525
Water Supply 0$0 3$2,884
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$1,078
Sewerage 0$0 1$630
Totals for Government 2$7,984$47,9047$5,117

Elk Mountain government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $2,795,000 ($15108.11)
    Financial Administration: $113,000 ($610.81)
    Regular Highways: $73,000 ($394.59)
    Health - Other: $42,000 ($227.03)
    Solid Waste Management: $39,000 ($210.81)
    Local Fire Protection: $34,000 ($183.78)
    Water Utilities: $22,000 ($118.92)
    Sewerage: $20,000 ($108.11)
    Central Staff Services: $10,000 ($54.05)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,000 ($32.43)
    General Public Buildings: $5,000 ($27.03)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $3,000 ($16.22)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($5.41)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $84,000 ($454.05)

Elk Mountain government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $35,000 ($189.19)
    Sewerage: $20,000 ($108.11)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $19,000 ($102.70)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,523,000 ($8232.43)
    Other: $24,000 ($129.73)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $45,000 ($243.24)
    Interest Earnings: $9,000 ($48.65)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $40,000 ($216.22)
  • State Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $294,000 ($1589.19)
    General Local Government Support: $132,000 ($713.51)
    Other: $36,000 ($194.59)
  • Tax - Property: $40,000 ($216.22)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,000 ($5.41)

Elk Mountain government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,111,000 ($11410.81)

8.14% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($48,184 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.14%
Wyoming average:

7.08%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Laramie County, WY  0.47% ($46,607 average AGI)
from Natrona County, WY  0.45% ($57,111)
from Albany County, WY  0.43% ($29,269)


8.77% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($48,589 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.77%
Wyoming average:

7.86%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Albany County, WY  0.63% ($36,763 average AGI)
to Laramie County, WY  0.63% ($52,395)
to Sweetwater County, WY  0.50% ($48,633)

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.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 144ft / 43.7mTotal length
  • $195,000Total costs
  • 43,521Total average daily traffic
  • 23,770Total average daily truck traffic
  • 47,963Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Elk Mountain, WY - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11940-1949
  • 91960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Elk Mountain, WY

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast 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 Department 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 Department Of Transportation, 5300 Bishop Blvd, Cheyenne, WY 82009-3340, Phone: (307) 777-4440, Fax: (307) 777-4764, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: K7PPC, Licensee ID: L00300254, Grant Date: 11/30/2017, Expiration Date: 01/05/2028, Certifier: Robert K Meyer, Registrant: Robert K Meyer, Box 57, Elk Mountain, WY 82324

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 6. The highest number of reported fires - 17 took place in 2018, and the least - 0 in 2009. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Elk Mountain, WY When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires (47.2%), and Outside Fires (40.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Elk Mountain, WY
    • 5147.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 4440.7%Outside Fires
    • 1110.2%Structure Fires
    • 21.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Elk Mountain, WY
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Elk Mountain, WY
  • 55.6%Wood
  • 40.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.4%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Elk Mountain, WY
  • 72.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 27.3%Electricity


Elk Mountain compared to Wyoming state average:

  • Median house value 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.
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