Lance Creek, Wyoming

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Population in 2010: 43. Population change since 2000: -15.7%
Males: 12  (29.4%)
Females: 31  (70.6%)
Median resident age:  46.5 years
Wyoming median age:  42.3 years

Zip codes: 82222, 82224, 82225.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $46,319 (it was $36,250 in 2000)
Lance Creek:

$46,319
WY:

$54,901
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,096 (it was $14,419 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $84,013 (it was $45,000 in 2000)
Lance Creek:

$84,013
WY:

$187,400
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $65,342; Detached houses: $108,112; Mobile homes: $48,234
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  • White alone - 38 (88.4%)
  • Two or more races - 4 (9.3%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (2.3%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lance Creek: 121.2 (high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (50.0%), Czech (14.7%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 4404 feet

Land area: 42.0 square miles.

Population density: 1.0 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Lance Creek:

  • High school or higher: 105.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 57.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 5.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lance Creek CDP:

  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 100.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199

Lance Creek satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rapid City, SD (101.0 miles , pop. 59,607).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (220.0 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (771.0 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Manville, WY (4.3 miles) , Lusk, WY (4.7 miles ), Lost Springs, WY (4.9 miles) , Orin, WY (6.2 miles) , Van Tassell, WY (6.2 miles) , Glendo, WY (6.5 miles ), Douglas, WY (6.5 miles ), Edgemont, SD (6.7 miles ).

Latitude: 43.05 N, Longitude: 104.66 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 307

Lance Creek household income distribution Lance Creek home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.8%
Wyoming:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (100%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (100%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)

Average climate in Lance Creek, Wyoming

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Lance Creek-area historical tornado activity is above Wyoming state average. It is 62% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/5/1982, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 0.7 miles away from the Lance Creek place center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 7/28/1978, a category F2 tornado 1.3 miles away from the place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lance Creek-area historical earthquake activity is below Wyoming state average. It is 15% 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 317.3 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 64.6 miles away from Lance Creek center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 463.6 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 103.6 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, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 323.4 miles away from Lance Creek center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 105.0 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 Niobrara County (2) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Flood: 1, Mudslide: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lance Creek topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lance Creek:

  • Chadron State College (about 86 miles; Chadron, NE; Full-time enrollment: 2,374)
  • Casper College (about 86 miles; Casper, WY; FT enrollment: 2,770)
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (about 102 miles; Rapid City, SD; FT enrollment: 2,102)
  • Black Hills State University (about 108 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 3,166)
  • Wyotech-Laramie (about 128 miles; Laramie, WY; FT enrollment: 2,765)
  • University of Wyoming (about 129 miles; Laramie, WY; FT enrollment: 10,810)
  • Laramie County Community College (about 135 miles; Cheyenne, WY; FT enrollment: 3,288)

Public elementary/middle school in Lance Creek:

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Church in Lance Creek: Lance Creek Community Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Water Storage Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Little Lightning Creek (A), Cherry Creek (B), Sand Creek (C), Rusty Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Niobrara 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 Lance Creek and their reported violations in the past:

LANCE CREEK WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 45, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (DEC-08-2009), St Compliance achieved (APR-13-2010), Fed Compliance achieved (JAN-19-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-20-2009), Fed FAO issued (DEC-08-2009), Fed Compliance achieved (JAN-19-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-20-2009), Fed FAO issued (DEC-08-2009), Fed Compliance achieved (JAN-19-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-20-2009), Fed FAO issued (DEC-08-2009), Fed Compliance achieved (JAN-19-2012)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (JUN-09-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-30-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAR-12-2013)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In MAR-2010, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-13-2010)
  • Monitoring, Check/Repeat/Confirmation - Between JAN-2008 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-10-2011)
  • Monitoring, Check/Repeat/Confirmation - Between JAN-2008 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Barium. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-10-2011)
  • Monitoring, Check/Repeat/Confirmation - Between JAN-2008 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Cadmium. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-10-2011)
  • 71 regular monitoring violations
  • 12 other older monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 0.0%
Average household size:
This place:  1.7 people
Wyoming:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  56.0%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.0%
Whole state:  7.1%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Lance Creek compared to Wyoming state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Lance Creek travel time to work - commute Lance Creek mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (86%)
  • Utility gas (14%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Lance Creek CDP (based on Niobrara County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 49.23%
Here: 49.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchChristian and Missionary AllianceUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents30.5%16.9%15.4%13.8%23.5%
Congregations8.3%8.3%25.0%8.3%50.0%
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: 1
Niobrara County:

4.25 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

2.10 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Niobrara County:

8.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Here:

8.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.7%
Wyoming:

7.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Niobrara County:

26.8%
Wyoming:

24.4%

8.01% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,800 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.01%
Wyoming average:

9.04%

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


8.84% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,013 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.84%
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 Converse County, WY  1.13% ($39,600 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lance Creek:

  • 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)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • KKLS (920 AM; 10 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KZMX (580 AM; 2 kW; HOT SPRINGS, SD; Owner: MT RUSHMORE BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KGAB (650 AM; 9 kW; ORCHARD VALLEY, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSIR (1010 AM; 25 kW; BRUSH, CO; Owner: JMS BROADCASTING, LLC)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Lance Creek Pump Sta 3 Mi Wnw (Lat: 43.048583 Lon: -104.698583), Call Sign: KSW906
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.100 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/24/2004, Expiration Date: 09/01/2014, Certifier: Warren Maclean
    Registrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street Nw Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4100, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:
  • 3 Mi Wnw (Lat: 43.048583 Lon: -104.698583), Structure height: 12 m, Call Sign: WNQN951
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.150 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/24/2004, Expiration Date: 10/06/2014, Certifier: Warren Maclean
    Registrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street Nw Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4100, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-150 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4057Z , Serial Number: 18-8066, Year manufactured: 1963
    Registrant (Individual): Shannon B Bruegger, 496 Cow Creek Rd Rr 1, Lance Creek, WY 82222
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5522E , Serial Number: 17022, Year manufactured: 1958, Airworthiness Date: 11/04/1958
    Registrant (Individual): Justen P Miller, Hc 64 Box 332b, Lance Creek, WY 82222
  • Aircraft: SCHWEIZER 269C (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING HIO-360 SER (205 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7508L , Serial Number: S1417, Year manufactured: 1989, Airworthiness Date: 10/20/1989
    Registrant (Individual): Shannon B Bruegger, 496 Cow Creek Rd, Lance Creek, WY 82222
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-18A 150 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7574D , Serial Number: 18-5861, Year manufactured: 1957, Airworthiness Date: 03/24/1982
    Registrant (Individual): Thomas R Dixon, Po Box 27, Lance Creek, WY 82222
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-300 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 126 mph), Engine: LYCOMING TI0-540 SER (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8625N , Serial Number: 32-7140018, Year manufactured: 1970, Airworthiness Date: 12/22/1970
    Registrant (Co-Owned): E Scott Gibbens, Po Box 121, Lance Creek, WY 82222, Other Owners: Linda D Gibbens
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 180B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 121 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9122T , Serial Number: 50622, Year manufactured: 1959, Airworthiness Date: 08/25/1959
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Jeff D Miller, 129 V-5 Hilltop Rd, Lance Creek, WY 82222, Other Owners: Dixie L Miller

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