Medicine Bow, Wyoming

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Population in 2013: 279 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +1.8%
Males: 136  (48.8%)
Females: 143  (51.3%)
Median resident age:  56.3 years
Wyoming median age:  36.6 years

Zip codes: 82329.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $40,426 (it was $33,750 in 2000)
Medicine Bow:

$40,426
WY:

$58,752

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $25,711 (it was $16,420 in 2000)

Medicine Bow town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $75,508 (it was $37,500 in 2000)
Medicine Bow:

$75,508
WY:

$195,500

Median gross rent in 2013: $513.

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  • Races in Medicine Bow, WY (2010)

    Medicine Bow races chart
    • 26292.3%White alone
    • 196.7%Hispanic
    • 20.7%Two or more races
    • 10.4%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Medicine Bow: 78.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (19.6%), German (18.3%), Irish (10.5%), Scottish (10.1%), Dutch (7.8%), Norwegian (6.5%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 6563 feet

Land area: 3.46 square miles.

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

Medicine Bow,WY real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Medicine Bow:

  • High school or higher: 93.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.7%
  • Unemployed: 10.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Medicine Bow town:

  • Never married: 11.4%
  • Now married: 72.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 9.8%
  • Divorced: 6.1%

5 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.8%
Wyoming:

2.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $205 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $269 (0.4%)

Medicine Bow satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cheyenne, WY (89.3 miles , pop. 53,011).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (153.6 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (661.7 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Rock River, WY (4.0 miles ), Elk Mountain, WY (4.3 miles) , Hanna, WY (4.3 miles ), Arlington, WY (4.6 miles) , Centennial, WY (6.5 miles) , Ryan Park, WY (6.5 miles) , Saratoga, WY (6.6 miles ), East Albany, WY (6.8 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $135,000

Latitude: 41.90 N, Longitude: 106.20 W

Area code: 307

Medicine Bow household income distribution Medicine Bow home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.4%
Wyoming:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (42%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (22%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Information (4%)
  • Retail trade (3%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Educational services (29%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (21%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (57%)
  • Transportation occupations (19%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (4%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (3%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (29%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (26%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (24%)
  • Sales and related occupations (21%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)

Work and jobs in Medicine Bow: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Medicine Bow, Wyoming

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Earthquake activity:

Medicine Bow-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Wyoming state average. It is 62% 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 290.4 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 412.8 miles away from Medicine Bow 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 47.4 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 298.2 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) earthquake occurred 322.7 miles away from Medicine Bow 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 250.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
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Airports located in Medicine Bow:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Medicine Bow:

  • Wyotech-Laramie (about 50 miles; Laramie, WY; Full-time enrollment: 2,765)
  • University of Wyoming (about 53 miles; Laramie, WY; FT enrollment: 10,810)
  • Casper College (about 65 miles; Casper, WY; FT enrollment: 2,770)
  • Laramie County Community College (about 92 miles; Cheyenne, WY; FT enrollment: 3,288)
  • Colorado State University-Fort Collins (about 109 miles; Fort Collins, CO; FT enrollment: 25,099)
  • Aims Community College (about 128 miles; Greeley, CO; FT enrollment: 3,598)
  • University of Northern Colorado (about 130 miles; Greeley, CO; FT enrollment: 11,469)

Public elementary/middle school in Medicine Bow:

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

Tourist attraction: Medicine Bow Museum (405 Lincoln Highway).

Hotels: Shiloh Saloon (404 Lincoln Highway), Virginian Hotel (404 Lincoln Highway).

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 16.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.6
U.S.:

20.2

Drinking water stations with addresses in Medicine Bow that have no violations reported:

  • MEDICINE BOW, TOWN OF (Population served: 270, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 5.5%
(2.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 87.7% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
Wyoming:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  64.8%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  3.2%
Whole state:  7.1%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Medicine Bow compared to Wyoming state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.6
Wyoming average:

9.3

Medicine Bow travel time to work - commute Medicine Bow mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (82%)
  • Electricity (17%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Medicine Bow town (based on Carbon County data)

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
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$5,491$65,8920$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$2,236
Streets and Highways 1$6,996$83,9521$886
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$1,860
Water Supply 1$6,009$72,1080$0
Totals for Government 3$18,496$73,9843$4,982

Medicine Bow government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $75,000 ($268.82)
    Regular Highways: $6,000 ($21.51)
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $54,000 ($193.55)
    General Public Buildings: $34,000 ($121.86)
    Financial Administration: $29,000 ($103.94)
    Health Services - Other: $19,000 ($68.10)
    Water Utilities: $18,000 ($64.52)
    General - Other: $17,000 ($60.93)
    Sewerage: $12,000 ($43.01)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,000 ($28.67)
    Regular Highways: $7,000 ($25.09)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($10.75)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($7.17)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($7.17)
    Air Transportation: $1,000 ($3.58)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $27,000 ($96.77)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($7.17)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $70,000 ($250.90)

Medicine Bow government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $129,000 ($462.37)
    Solid Waste Management: $40,000 ($143.37)
    All Other: $9,000 ($32.26)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $75,000 ($268.82)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $62,000 ($222.22)
    All Other: $14,000 ($50.18)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $16,000 ($57.35)
    Rents: $7,000 ($25.09)
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($7.17)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $32,000 ($114.70)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $242,000 ($867.38)
    All Other: $33,000 ($118.28)
    Highways: $4,000 ($14.34)
  • Tax - Property: $8,000 ($28.67)
    Public Utilities: $2,000 ($7.17)
    NEC: $2,000 ($7.17)

Medicine Bow government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $451,000 ($1616.49)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $451,000 ($1616.49)

Medicine Bow government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,522,000 ($5455.20)

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 Medicine Bow:

  • 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.)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KGAB (650 AM; 9 kW; ORCHARD VALLEY, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOWB (1290 AM; 5 kW; LARAMIE, WY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KJJL (1370 AM; 10 kW; CHEYENNE, WY; Owner: CHRISTUS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Medicine Bow:

  • K219CA (91.7 FM; CASPER, WY; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KWYY (95.5 FM; CASPER, WY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KCSP-FM (90.3 FM; CASPER, WY; Owner: WESTERN INSPIRATIONAL B/CTERS, INC.)
  • KMLD (94.5 FM; CASPER, WY; Owner: MT. RUSHMORE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KASS (106.9 FM; CASPER, WY; Owner: MOUNT RUSHMORE BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KHOC (102.5 FM; CASPER, WY; Owner: MOUNT RUSHMORE BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KQLT (103.7 FM; CASPER, WY; Owner: MOUNT RUSHMORE BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KUWC (91.3 FM; CASPER, WY; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING)
  • KTRS-FM (104.7 FM; CASPER, WY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • K209CS (89.7 FM; CASPER, WY; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • KIMX (105.5 FM; LARAMIE, WY; Owner: LARAMIE MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Medicine Bow:

  • K07LI (Channel 7; MEDICINE BOW, WY; Owner: TOWN OF MEDICINE BOW)
  • K09LS (Channel 9; MEDICINE BOW, WY; Owner: TOWN OF MEDICINE BOW)
  • K13MP (Channel 13; MEDICINE BOW, WY; Owner: TOWN OF MEDICINE BOW)

Medicine Bow fatal accident list:

Feb 9, 2013 01:00 AM, Sr-487, Lat: 41.90718, Lon: -106.20257, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Sep 25, 1994 87:99 PM, 487, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Jul 9, 1989 00:25 AM, 30-287, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 7, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • WY04_BuckPoint, 2336 Marshall Rd. (Lat: 42.121667 Lon: -105.889000), Type: Tower, Structure height: 51.5 m, Overall height: 56.4 m, Call Sign: KNKQ449
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/22/2006, Expiration Date: 10/01/2016, Certifier: Michael P Goggin
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Doug Mollet, 10 Mi East Of Hanna, Wy Hwy 30 (Lat: 41.958278 Lon: -106.438833), Type: 79.8, Overall height: 79.8 m
    Registrant: 3075776638, , 610 ANTLER DRIVE
  • Robert L Booth, 10 Mi East Of Hanna, Wy Hwy 30 (Lat: 41.958278 Lon: -106.438833), Type: 79.8, Overall height: 79.8 m
    Registrant: 3075776638, , 610 ANTLER DRIVE

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Medicine Bow, WY)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

13 (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)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2414C , Serial Number: 24-2000, Year manufactured: 1960
    Registrant (Individual): Marvin H Cronberg, 401 Oak, Medicine Bow, WY 82329
  • Aircraft: CESSNA T210N (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-520 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6638N , Serial Number: 21063129, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 02/02/1979
    Registrant (Corporation): Mike Cervi Championship Rodeo LLC, Po Box 112, Medicine Bow, WY 82329
  • Aircraft: SOCATA TBM 700 (Category: Land, Seats: 7, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: P&W PT6A66D (850 HP) (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 850BG , Serial Number: 367, Year manufactured: 2006, Airworthiness Date: 11/15/2006
    Registrant (Corporation): Cervi Rodeo Co LLC, Po Box 112, Medicine Bow, WY 82329
  • 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: 8566D , Serial Number: 18-6220, Year manufactured: 1957, Airworthiness Date: 07/18/1977
    Registrant (Individual): William R Ellis, Po Box 330, Medicine Bow, WY 82329

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Hazardous Condition: 2
Most common first names in Medicine Bow, WY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James671.2 years
William675.3 years
John482.3 years
Barbara277.0 years
Charles275.0 years
Albert260.0 years
Alice292.5 years
Frank283.5 years
Evelyn282.1 years
Glen261.0 years
Most common last names in Medicine Bow, WY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Cooper578.6 years
Smith580.4 years
Chace377.0 years
Fultz371.7 years
Day374.0 years
Heward383.3 years
Cronberg382.7 years
Anderson267.0 years
Cruickshank288.5 years
Dewitt272.5 years
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