Point of Rocks, Wyoming

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Population in July 2007: 3.
Males: (66.7%)
Females: (33.3%)
Median resident age:  63.3 years
Wyoming median age:  36.2 years

Zip code: 82901

Estimated median household income in 2012: $62,054 (it was $41,250 in 2000)
Point of Rocks:

$62,054
WY:

$54,901
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $31,783 (it was $21,050 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $162,526 (it was $85,000 in 2000)
Point of Rocks:

$162,526
WY:

$187,400
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $146,445; Detached houses: $146,445
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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Point of Rocks: 151.8 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (666.7%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Land area: 1.82 square miles.

Population density: 1.6 people per square mile   (very low).

Point of Rocks, Wyoming map

For population 25 years and over in Point of Rocks:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 50.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 1.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Point of Rocks 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 in 2000:

Point of Rocks CDP:  0.6% ($500)
Wyoming:  0.7% ($627)

Point of Rocks satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ogden, UT (167.2 miles , pop. 77,226).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northeast Jefferson, CO (234.8 miles , pop. 450,166).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (591.6 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Superior, WY (3.3 miles ), Sweeney Ranch, WY (4.3 miles) , Table Rock, WY (4.6 miles) , Reliance, WY (4.7 miles ), Arrowhead Springs, WY (4.7 miles) , Rock Springs, WY (4.8 miles ), North Rock Springs, WY (4.9 miles ), Clearview Acres, WY (5.1 miles ).

Latitude: 41.68 N, Longitude: 108.79 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 307

Point of Rocks household income distribution Point of Rocks home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.2%
Wyoming:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Average climate in Point of Rocks, Wyoming

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Point of Rocks, Wyoming average temperatures Point of Rocks, Wyoming average precipitation Point of Rocks, Wyoming humidity Point of Rocks, Wyoming wind speed Point of Rocks, Wyoming snowfall Point of Rocks, Wyoming sunshine Point of Rocks, Wyoming clear and cloudy days

Earthquake activity:

Point of Rocks-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Wyoming state average. It is 150% 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 220.8 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 303.3 miles away from Point of Rocks 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 461.0 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 191.2 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 134.8 miles away from Point of Rocks center
On 2/3/1995 at 15:26:10, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MB, 4.6 MS, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 45.1 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 Sweetwater County (1) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Drought: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Point of Rocks topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Point of Rocks:

  • Western Wyoming Community College (about 24 miles; Rock Springs, WY; Full-time enrollment: 2,086)
  • Casper College (about 150 miles; Casper, WY; FT enrollment: 2,770)
  • Utah State University (about 157 miles; Logan, UT; FT enrollment: 21,131)
  • Colorado Mountain College (about 167 miles; Glenwood Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 3,463)
  • Weber State University (about 167 miles; Ogden, UT; FT enrollment: 17,655)
  • Wyotech-Laramie (about 168 miles; Laramie, WY; FT enrollment: 2,765)
  • University of Wyoming (about 169 miles; Laramie, WY; FT enrollment: 10,810)

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Notable location: Black Butte Coal Company Fire Brigade (A). Display/hide its 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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 95.2. This is worse than average.

City:

95.2
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 21.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.8
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.00. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 23.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.00
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Point of Rocks and their reported violations in the past:

JIM BRIDGER POWER PLANT (Population served: 400, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In NOV-2005. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-22-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAY-10-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-24-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-24-2005), St Compliance achieved (FEB-01-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-24-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-24-2005), St Compliance achieved (FEB-01-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In NOV-2005. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-22-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAY-10-2010)
  • One regular monitoring violation
BRIDGER COAL COMPANY-ADMIN (Population served: 191, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
POINT OF ROCKS MERCANTILE (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-08-2013), St Public Notif received (AUG-12-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-12-2011), St Public Notif requested (DEC-20-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-20-2011), St Public Notif received (DEC-26-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Point of Rocks that have no violations reported:

  • BRIDGER COAL COMPANY (Population served: 300, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This place:  1.5 people
Wyoming:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  50.0%
Whole state:  67.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  0.0%
Whole state:  5.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

0.0%
Whole state:

11.4%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

0.0%
Whole state:

4.5%

Point of Rocks 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.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

Point of Rocks travel time to work - commute Point of Rocks mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Point of Rocks CDP (based on Sweetwater County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 56.33%
Here: 56.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionLutheran ChurchUnited Church of Christ
Adherents47.6%27.8%7.8%2.6%2.3%
Congregations8.3%30.0%11.7%3.3%3.3%
NameEvangelical Free Church of AmericaEpiscopal ChurchAssemblies of GodEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents1.8%1.7%1.4%1.4%5.5%
Congregations5.0%3.3%5.0%1.7%28.3%
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: 6
Sweetwater County:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

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

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
Sweetwater County:

7.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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%

8.27% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,119 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.27%
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 Uinta County, WY  0.37% ($45,032 average AGI)
from Salt Lake County, UT  0.34% ($36,759)
from Albany County, WY  0.24% ($30,925)


8.15% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($50,008 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.15%
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 Salt Lake County, UT  0.41% ($33,943 average AGI)
to Natrona County, WY  0.30% ($42,720)
to Laramie County, WY  0.24% ($51,225)

Strongest AM radio stations in Point of Rocks:

  • KRKK (1360 AM; 5 kW; ROCK SPRINGS, WY; Owner: BIG THICKET B/CING CO. OF WY, INC.)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KIQN (1010 AM; 50 kW; TOOELE, UT)
  • KSL (1160 AM; 50 kW; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KUYO (830 AM; daytime; 25 kW; EVANSVILLE, WY; Owner: WYOMING CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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.)
  • KRAI (550 AM; 5 kW; CRAIG, CO; Owner: WILD WEST RADIO, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KVEL (920 AM; 5 kW; VERNAL, UT; Owner: ASHLEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Point of Rocks:

  • 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)
  • 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)

Point of Rocks fatal accident list:

Mar 21, 2007 08:40 PM, Halter And Flick, Lat: 41.68100, Lon: -108.78847, Vehicles: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: Inconsistent data

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • Bitter Creek 17.7 Km East Of (Lat: 41.666083 Lon: -108.571778), Structure height: 2194.6 m, Call Sign: KNKN259
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/18/2009, Expiration Date: 10/05/2019
    Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1200, Mclean, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8665, Fax: (703) 584-8695, Email:

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Mp 775.65 Aei 1300 Approx 1 Mi S I80 (Lat: 41.664639 Lon: -108.773083), Type: Tower, Structure height: 2 m, Call Sign: WPME864
    Assigned Frequencies: 911.500 MHz, 918.500 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/23/2003, Expiration Date: 06/23/2013, Certifier: L J Kopiasz
    Registrant: Union Pacific Railroad Company, 201 S 16th St Suite 305, Omaha, NE 68179, Phone: (402) 280-7777, Fax: (402) 280-6565, Email:

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • 12 Km N (Lat: 41.798861 Lon: -108.755389), Type: Pole, Structure height: 9 m, Overall height: 12 m, Call Sign: WPLK744
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.150 MHz, 466.150 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/15/2013, Expiration Date: 02/10/2023, Certifier: Fred C Gailey
    Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:
  • Leucite Hills Loadout Dock 6.6 Mi N (Lat: 41.728583 Lon: -108.739556), Structure height: 9 m, Call Sign: KQG382
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.410 MHz, 160.470 MHz, 160.515 MHz, 160.650 MHz, 160.680 MHz, 160.740 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/16/1997, Expiration Date: 01/21/2003, Cancellation Date: 12/19/2001
    Registrant: Union Pacific Railroad Company, 201 S. 16th St. Suite 305, Omaha, NE 68179, Phone: (402) 280-6486, Fax: (402) 280-6565, Email:
  • Lat: 41.735806 Lon: -108.782139, Call Sign: WQDJ921
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.237 MHz, 462.287 MHz, 462.412 MHz, 467.237 MHz, 457.287 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/14/2005, Expiration Date: 09/14/2015, Certifier: Mike Tipton
    Registrant: Cattron Group, Inc. Et Al, 58 West Shenango Street, Sharpsville, PA 16150, Phone: (724) 962-3571, Fax: (724) 962-4310

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • BITTER CREEK, 11 Miles East Of (Lat: 41.666111 Lon: -108.572722), Type: Tower, Structure height: 14.3 m, Overall height: 21.6 m, Call Sign: WLW551
    Assigned Frequencies: 11177.5 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/28/2010, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021
    Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1200, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8665, Fax: (703) 584-8695, Email:
  • POINT OF ROCKS, 1.8 Miles Se Of (Lat: 41.663861 Lon: -108.761222), Type: Tower, Structure height: 13.7 m, Overall height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: WQEM908
    Assigned Frequencies: 19310.0 MHz, 19450.0 MHz, 6585.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/08/2006, Expiration Date: 03/08/2016, Certifier: Alan S Hinman
    Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1200, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8665, Fax: (703) 584-8695, Email:
  • Salt Wells, 8.1 Miles West Of Point Of Rocks Wy (Lat: 41.670472 Lon: -108.940028), Type: Tower, Structure height: 24.4 m, Overall height: 25.6 m, Call Sign: WQEP876
    Assigned Frequencies: 6815.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/21/2006, Expiration Date: 03/21/2016, Certifier: Alan S Hinman
    Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1200, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8665, Fax: (703) 584-8695, Email:
  • Bridger Coal, 884 Nine Mile Road (Lat: 41.736806 Lon: -108.787028), Type: Bant, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 49.4 m, Call Sign: WQHC458
    Assigned Frequencies: 17750.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/26/2007, Expiration Date: 06/26/2017, Certifier: Alan S Hinman
    Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1200, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8665, Fax: (703) 584-8695, Email:
  • JIM BRIDGER, 3.5 Mi N (Lat: 41.733556 Lon: -108.787611), Overall height: 48.8 m, Call Sign: WDE26
    Assigned Frequencies: 2114.60 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/24/1990, Expiration Date: 08/01/2000, Cancellation Date: 06/09/1998
    Registrant: U S West Communications Inc, 700 West Mineral Ave Rm Co G1.24, Littleton, CO 80120

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