Owl Creek, Wyoming

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Population in 2010: 5. Population change since 2000: -54.5%
Males: (40.0%)
Females: (60.0%)
Median resident age:  21.5 years
Wyoming median age:  42.3 years

Zip code: 82443

Estimated median household income in 2016: $59,941 (it was $38,393 in 2000)
Owl Creek:

$59,941
WY:

$59,882

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $27,864 (it was $15,975 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: over $1,000,000 (it was over $1,000,000 in 2000)
Owl Creek:

over $1,000,000
WY:

$209,500

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $248,077; Detached houses: $285,012; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $120,784; Mobile homes: $86,346
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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Owl Creek: 172.4 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Norwegian (154.5%), Dutch (145.5%), Scottish (118.2%), English (100.0%), German (45.5%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Land area: 6.50 square miles.

Population density: 0.8 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Owl Creek:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.1%

For population 15 years and over in Owl Creek CDP:

  • Never married: 16.1%
  • Now married: 83.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Owl Creek CDP:  0.0% ($0)
Wyoming:  0.7% ($627)

Owl Creek satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Billings, MT (138.8 miles , pop. 89,847).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (327.0 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (733.8 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Kirby, WY (4.4 miles) , Thermopolis, WY (4.5 miles ), Lucerne, WY (4.5 miles ), East Thermopolis, WY (4.6 miles ), Winchester, WY (4.7 miles) , South Flat, WY (5.4 miles ), Meeteetse, WY (5.5 miles ), Mc Nutt, WY (5.5 miles ).

Latitude: 43.78 N, Longitude: 108.57 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 307

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.5%
Wyoming:

3.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Average climate in Owl Creek, Wyoming

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Owl Creek-area historical earthquake activity is near Wyoming state average. It is 116% 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 116.9 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 261.5 miles away from Owl Creek center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
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 124.0 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 139.2 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 232.6 miles away from Owl Creek center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 510.8 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 Hot Springs County (1) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1

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

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

  • Sheridan College (about 106 miles; Sheridan, WY; Full-time enrollment: 2,070)
  • Casper College (about 131 miles; Casper, WY; FT enrollment: 2,770)
  • Montana State University-Billings (about 140 miles; Billings, MT; FT enrollment: 4,319)
  • Western Wyoming Community College (about 156 miles; Rock Springs, WY; FT enrollment: 2,086)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 161 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 30,522)
  • Montana State University (about 179 miles; Bozeman, MT; FT enrollment: 12,942)
  • Idaho State University (about 205 miles; Pocatello, ID; FT enrollment: 10,350)

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Hot Springs County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This place:  5.0 people
Wyoming:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  100.0%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  0.0%
Whole state:  7.1%

No gay or lesbian households reported
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

43.4%
Whole state:

11.4%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.9
Wyoming average:

10.0

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Religion statistics for Owl Creek CDP (based on Hot Springs County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5928
Other5521
Mainline Protestant4463
Catholic4311
None2,791-
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: 2
Hot Springs County:

4.39 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

2.10 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Hot Springs County:

6.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

13.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.0%
Wyoming:

7.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Hot Springs County:

25.2%
Wyoming:

24.4%

8.51% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,013 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.51%
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 Fremont County, WY  0.69% ($54,615 average AGI)
from Park County, WY  0.69% ($30,615)
from Natrona County, WY  0.53% ($21,600)


7.38% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,204 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.38%
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 Fremont County, WY  0.81% ($34,267 average AGI)
to Washakie County, WY  0.65% ($72,583)

Strongest AM radio stations in Owl Creek:

  • KZMQ (1140 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GREYBULL, WY; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF WYOMING LLC)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KTHE (1240 AM; 1 kW; THERMOPOLIS, WY; Owner: CARJIM, LLC)
  • KUYO (830 AM; daytime; 25 kW; EVANSVILLE, WY; Owner: WYOMING CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KPOW (1260 AM; 5 kW; POWELL, WY; Owner: CHAPARRAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOVE (1330 AM; 5 kW; LANDER, WY; Owner: FREMONT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KIQN (1010 AM; 50 kW; TOOELE, UT)
  • KWOR (1340 AM; 1 kW; WORLAND, WY; Owner: KWOR, INCORPORATED)
  • 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.)
  • KSL (1160 AM; 50 kW; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Owl Creek:

  • KDNO (101.7 FM; THERMOPOLIS, WY; Owner: CARJIM, LLC)
  • KWRR (89.5 FM; ETHETE, WY; Owner: BUSINESS COUNCIL OF THE NORTHERN ARAPAHO TRIBE)
  • KWYW (99.1 FM; LOST CABIN, WY; Owner: JIMMY RAY CARROLL)
  • KCGL (104.1 FM; POWELL, WY; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF WYOMING, LLC)
  • KTAG (97.9 FM; CODY, WY; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF WYOMING, LLC)
  • K233AC (94.5 FM; CODY, WY; Owner: WESTERN INSPIRATIONAL BROADCASTERS, INC)
  • KLZY (92.5 FM; POWELL, WY; Owner: CHAPARRAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KUWT (91.3 FM; THERMOPOLIS, WY; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (67%)
  • Electricity (33%)

Owl Creek compared to Wyoming state average:

  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
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