Farson, Wyoming

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Population in 2010: 313.
Population change since 2000: +29.3%
Males: 180  (57.6%)
Females: 133  (42.4%)
Median resident age:

34.7 years
Wyoming median age:

37.5 years

Zip codes: 82932.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $71,045 (it was $44,545 in 2000)
Farson:

$71,045
WY:

$60,434

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,051 (it was $16,140 in 2000)

Farson CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $263,484 (it was $112,500 in 2000)
Farson:

$263,484
WY:

$214,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $314,153; detached houses: $315,021

Median gross rent in 2017: $109.

March 2019 cost of living index in Farson: 77.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 9.3%
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  • Races in Farson, WY (2010)
    • 28691.4%White alone
    • 165.1%Hispanic
    • 72.2%American Indian alone
    • 41.3%Two or more races

Races in Farson detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Wyoming and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Farson, Wyoming as of August 11, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Farson is 103 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (100.0%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 6595 feet

Land area: 75.4 square miles.

Population density: 4.1 people per square mile   (very low).

Farson, Wyoming map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,998 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,491 (0.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ogden, UT (146.6 miles , pop. 77,226).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (280.4 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (615.1 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Eden, WY (2.7 miles ),
Fontenelle, WY (5.9 miles),
Superior, WY (6.1 miles ),
Reliance, WY (6.1 miles ),
North Rock Springs, WY (6.1 miles ),
La Barge, WY (6.3 miles ),
Rock Springs, WY (6.4 miles ),
Clearview Acres, WY (6.4 miles )

Latitude: 42.17 N, Longitude: 109.42 W

Area code: 307

Distribution of median household income in Farson, WY in 2017
Distribution of house value in Farson, WY in 2017
Farson satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.0%
Wyoming:

3.8%

Average climate in Farson, Wyoming

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Farson, Wyoming average temperatures Farson, Wyoming average precipitation Farson, Wyoming humidity Farson, Wyoming wind speed Farson, Wyoming snowfall Farson, Wyoming sunshine Farson, Wyoming clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 Ozone PM10
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 53.2. This is better than average.

City:

53.2
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 1.52. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.52
U.S.:

5.56
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 41.0. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 15.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

41.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 15.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 23.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.1
U.S.:

19.6

Earthquake activity:

Farson-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Wyoming state average. It is 170% 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 176.8 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 257.4 miles away from Farson center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 435.1 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 157.2 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 89.2 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 185.2 miles away from Farson 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 Sweetwater County (2) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Landslide: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Farson:

  • Western Wyoming Community College (about 42 miles; Rock Springs, WY; Full-time enrollment: 2,086)
  • Utah State University (about 127 miles; Logan, UT; FT enrollment: 21,131)
  • Weber State University (about 147 miles; Ogden, UT; FT enrollment: 17,655)
  • University of Utah (about 160 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 28,454)
  • Idaho State University (about 161 miles; Pocatello, ID; FT enrollment: 10,350)
  • Westminster College (about 161 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 2,870)
  • Latter-day Saints Business College (about 161 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 2,059)

Public high school in Farson:

Public elementary/middle schools in Farson:

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Points of interest:

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Reservoirs: Eden Reservoir Number 1 (A), Eden Reservoir (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Eden Valley School (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 30 Highway 28) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Hotel: Sitzman's Motel (4072 Highway 191) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Sweetwater 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 Farson and their reported violations in the past:

COUNTRY BURGERS (Address: #5 BASCO RD , Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (MAR-19-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (MAR-19-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (MAR-19-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In FEB-10-2014, Contaminant: E. COLI
  • 5 regular monitoring violations
EATON INVESTMENTS (Population served: 27, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
MITCH`S CAFE (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In DEC-03-2013, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-25-2014)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In NOV-01-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI
Average household size:
This place:

2.5 people
Wyoming:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

65.9%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

3.2%
Whole state:

7.1%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Farson:

Marital status in Farson, WY
  • Never married: 29.3%
  • Now married: 64.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 6.1%

For population 25 years and over in Farson:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 78.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 29.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 54.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.5
Wyoming average:

9.7

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Farson, WY (based on Sweetwater County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Other7,99317
Catholic7,0075
Evangelical Protestant4,34235
Mainline Protestant1,3688
Orthodox1951
None22,901-
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
Here:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

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

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Sweetwater County:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
Here:

7.36 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

5.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 31
This county:

7.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.1%
Wyoming:

7.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Sweetwater County:

28.7%
Wyoming:

24.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

46.6%
Wyoming:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Farson:

52.9%
Wyoming:

46.5%

Average BMI:
This city:

26.8
Wyoming:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

15.4%
Wyoming:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

7.1%
Wyoming:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Wyoming:

6.8

Overweight people:
Farson:

29.5%
Wyoming:

34.9%

General health condition:
Farson:

59.4%
Wyoming:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Farson:

84.9%
State:

78.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Farson, WY Residents

5.71% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($56,794 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.71%
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 Natrona County, WY  0.24% ($44,000 average AGI)
from Uinta County, WY  0.22% ($66,447)
from Salt Lake County, UT  0.21% ($45,371)


7.61% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($57,905 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.61%
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 Salt Lake County, UT  0.44% ($41,868 average AGI)
to Uinta County, WY  0.37% ($78,200)
to Laramie County, WY  0.25% ($50,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Farson:

  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRKK (1360 AM; 5 kW; ROCK SPRINGS, WY; Owner: BIG THICKET B/CING CO. OF WY, INC.)
  • KIQN (1010 AM; 50 kW; TOOELE, UT)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSL (1160 AM; 50 kW; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KMER (950 AM; 5 kW; KEMMERER, WY; Owner: CHAPARRAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOVE (1330 AM; 5 kW; LANDER, WY; Owner: FREMONT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KUYO (830 AM; daytime; 25 kW; EVANSVILLE, WY; Owner: WYOMING CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KSOS (800 AM; 10 kW; BRIGHAM CITY, UT; Owner: SIMMONS-SLC, LS, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Farson:

  • KCWC-FM (88.1 FM; RIVERTON, WY; Owner: CENTRAL WYOMING COLLEGE)
  • KSIT (104.5 FM; ROCK SPRINGS, WY; Owner: BIG TICKET BROADCASTING COMPANY OF W)
  • KQSW (96.5 FM; ROCK SPRINGS, WY; Owner: BIG THICKET BROADCASTING CO OF WY)
  • K276DV (103.1 FM; EDEN, WY; Owner: WESTERN INSPIRATIONAL BROADCASTERS)
  • K296AT (107.1 FM; LA BARGE, WY; Owner: WESTERN INSPIRATIONAL BROADCASTERS, INC)
  • KUWZ (90.5 FM; ROCK SPRINGS, WY; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING)
  • KYCS (95.1 FM; ROCK SPRINGS, WY; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KFRZ (92.1 FM; GREEN RIVER, WY; Owner: WAGONWHEEL COMMUNICATIONS CORP)
  • K299AG (107.7 FM; ROCK SPRINGS, WY; Owner: WESTERN INSPIRATIONAL BROADCASTERS)

Farson fatal accident list:

Oct 22, 2008 07:00 AM, Us-191, Lat: 42.135830, Lon: -109.459070, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Jun 30, 2007 05:24 PM, Us-191, Lat: 42.121497, Lon: -109.453564, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Nov 15, 2006 01:31 PM, Us-191n, Lat: 42.256360, Lon: -109.468960, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 2, Drunk persons involved: 1
Nov 30, 1981 04:45 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 52ft / 15.6mTotal length
  • $193,000Total costs
  • 8,219Total average daily traffic
  • 540Total average daily truck traffic
  • 8,753Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 1/4 Mile Ne (Lat: 42.108278 Lon: -109.449306), Call Sign: WRA847, Licensee ID: L00095620,
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.175 MHz, Grant Date: 06/30/2014, Expiration Date: 06/22/2024, Registrant: Eden Valley Irrigation & Drainage District
  • Lat: 42.112111 Lon: -109.437694, Call Sign: WQER681,
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.050 MHz, 160.140 MHz, Grant Date: 03/30/2006, Expiration Date: 03/30/2016, Cancellation Date: 12/17/2012, Certifier: Larry Wilcox, Registrant: Lockard & White, Inc., 3007 Earl Rudder Fwy, Ste. 100, College Station, TX 77845, Phone: (281) 586-5741, Fax: (979) 217-8815, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

12 (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 Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: N6IGC, Grant Date: 04/27/1998, Expiration Date: 04/27/2008, Cancellation Date: 04/28/2010, Registrant: Bennie G Hicks, Farson, WY 82932-0117

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172M (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 13196 , Serial Number: 17262563, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 11/02/1973, Certificate Issue Date: 12/19/1990
    Registrant (Individual): Robert L Maasberg, Po Box 186, Farson, WY 82932
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-12 (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 82 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3340M , Serial Number: 12-2200, Year manufactured: 1947, Airworthiness Date: 08/06/1955, Certificate Issue Date: 08/01/2018
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Darin B Scheer, Po Box 147, Farson, WY 82932, Other Owners: Gentian A Scheer
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-160 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8933D , Serial Number: 22-6091, Year manufactured: 1958, Airworthiness Date: 06/06/1958, Certificate Issue Date: 12/22/2008
    Registrant (Individual): Leland P Grandy, Po Box 256, Farson, WY 82932
  • Aircraft: MAULE M-5-210TC (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING T0-360 SER (210 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5641A , Serial Number: 9005C, Year manufactured: 1980, Airworthiness Date: 07/30/1980, Certificate Issue Date: 10/30/1995
    Registrant (Individual): Leland P Grandy, Po Box 256, Farson, WY 82932
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 04/25/2019

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Farson, WY
  • 85.9%Electricity
  • 14.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Farson, WY
  • 100.0%Electricity


Farson compared to Wyoming state average:

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

Farson on our top lists:

  • #40 on the list of "Top 100 cities with longest commuting times"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
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